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All Blacks fitter than the rest – Meyer

Former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes the All Blacks are simply fitter than the rest of the world’s leading rugby teams. New Zealand are the runaway champions in the 2016 Rugby Championship and are unchallenged at the top of the world rankings. The gap at the top came down to …

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Barrett named for Bledisloe Cup opener

The All Blacks side to play the opening Bledisloe Cup match in the Investec Rugby Championship at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on Saturday, has been named, with prop Kane Hames named on the replacement bench. The 27-year-old Tasman and Chiefs prop Kane Hames came into the All Blacks squad as an …

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Kaizer Chiefs draw Magesi in Fame Charity Cup

Kaizer Chiefs, fresh from beating Orlando Pirates in the Carling Champion Cup at the weekend, have been drawn to play newly promoted Magesi FC in the Fame Charity Cup on Saturday. The match will take place at Polokwane’s New Peter Mokaba Stadium. This tournament forms part of Amakhosi’s pre-season programme. …

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The 2016 Super Rugby semifinals match-ups confirmed

The 2016 Super Rugby finalists will be decided next weekend with the two semifinals fixtures will be played. The Lions survived a Crusaders challenge in Johannesburg on Saturday to clinch their home semifinal, against the Highlanders, who beat the Brumbies on Friday. The Lions ’s win ended the chances of …

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Orton crowned Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur champion

It felt as if she had come full circle when Lumien Orton won the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur Championship at the Ebotse Links on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Orton beat the Western Cape’s Cara Gorlei 2Up in the final. Earlier she beat Symone Henriques 2&1 to make the final. But …

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Secret ‘dark’ plan to promote the Sharks

A shadowy plan to promote the Sharks has emerged following the publication of a damning letter by the franchise’s former chief executive, Brian van Zyl. The plan involves journalists being approached to publish articles attacking the former rugby chief executive. The articles were pre-written by unknown authors and distributed by …

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