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White’s flyhalf poser

Durban: One of the hallmarks of Jake White’s long and distinguished coaching career is that he has always seen the glass as half full, never half empty, and yesterday the Sharks coach had a characteristic...

De Villiers back for Stormers

Jean De Villiers and probably Cheslin Kolbe will bolster the Stormers’ backline resources for Saturday’s clash against the Lions, but Schalk Burger is unlikely to play. De Villiers was rested for...

Bulls prepare to face Folau

The Bulls are assuming they’ll be facing up to the Waratahs’ Israel Folau and are figuring out how to stop him.

Weepu cried after stroke diagnosis

Related StoriesAll Blacks scrumhalf Piri Weepu was reduced to tears after discovering he had suffered a minor stroke while playing for the Auckland Blues earlier this year. The 30-year-old had surgery...

Stormers eye return to ‘winning ways’

Related StoriesCape Town - There seems no respite for the Stormers as they prepare to take the difficult course back to “winning ways”. Gert Smal's appointment as Director of Rugby at Newlands is...

Lions guilty of taking wrong options

Related StoriesPoor decision-making at crucial times cost theLions a chance of knocking over the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday, leaving coach Johan Ackermann and Co again wondering, “What might have...

Ex-Boks must give back to the game

South African rugby is being left behind by its traditional rivals because our former players do not give back to the game in the same way the Kiwis and Wallabies do, according to former Springbok flank...

Back to the drawing board for Cheetahs

Bloemfontein – Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss had few words after another performance where his side let a good lead slip through their fingers and went down 52-31 to the Crusaders in a Super Rugby...

Sharks too strong for Lions

Johannesburg – The Sharks painstakingly dismantled the Lions for a rare 25-12 away victory at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday evening, to cement their place at the summit of the log. The coastal...

Rampant Crusaders beat Cheetahs

Bloemfontein – The Crusaders scored six tries against the Cheetahs as they ran out 52-31 victors in their Super Rugby match at the Free State stadium, in Bloemfontein, on Saturday. The Crusaders had...

Solomons slams Edinburgh players' poor conditioning - Scotsman

Solomons slams Edinburgh players' poor conditioning - Scotsman

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Solomons arrived in Scotland from his native South Africa two weeks before the start of the current campaign because he was committed to seeing out his contract as director of rugby with the Southern Kings Super Rugby franchise – and it has clearly ...

Rhys Priestland: Owen Williams is a serious rival for Wales fly half spot - WalesOnline

Rhys Priestland: Owen Williams is a serious rival for Wales fly half spot - WalesOnline

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I think he has got the quality (for international rugby). ... But he was seemingly nonplussed about his chances of making Gatland's 31-strong squad for the two Tests with the Springboks and the warm-up match with the Southern Kings provincial team.

Gatland comes home to study Springboks - sportal.co.nz

Gatland comes home to study Springboks - sportal.co.nz

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Gatland is keen for Wales to cross the psychological barrier surrounding southern hemisphere sides ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup. ... In a bid to replicate World Cup scheduling, Wales will play the Southern Kings four days before the first Test.

Race quota threatens South African Super Rugby clubs - The Australian

... to raise the number of blacks playing Super Rugby and in Test rugby for the Springboks, is behind SARU's demand that SANZAR expand its current 15-team competition in 2016 to accommodate a sixth SA franchise, the primarily black Southern Kings.

Alun Wyn Jones set to captain Wales on summer tour of South Africa as Warren ... - WalesOnline

Alun Wyn Jones set to captain Wales on summer tour of South Africa as Warren ... - WalesOnline

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They will face the Springboks at Durban's King's Park on June 14. South Africa's stars will be coming off the back of the crack southern hemisphere Super Rugby tournament - Sharks are top of the table - plus a warm-up against an International XV.

Wales coach Warren Gatland refuses to rest players in South Africa ahead of ... - WalesOnline

Wales coach Warren Gatland refuses to rest players in South Africa ahead of ... - WalesOnline

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He received an honorary doctorate from the University of South Wales before jetting back to his native New Zealand for a fortnight's break and a chance to assess the form of the Springboks' stars in Super Rugby action. Wales have lost 22 of their 23 ...

To reach Golden Age, ARU must survive precarious here and now - The Australian

The worry, not just for Australia but also for its two SANZAR “partners”, South Africa and New Zealand, is that a cashed-up France will be in an even stronger position to cherrypick the best southern hemisphere players. All of that — the good ... It's ...

The Wales Sport Power List 2014: The 50 most powerful people in Welsh sport - WalesOnline

The Wales Sport Power List 2014: The 50 most powerful people in Welsh sport - WalesOnline

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His task in the coming year will be to improve Wales' record against the southern hemisphere big three - and to ressurect the notion that we can go into the 2015 World Cup as genuine contenders to win it. Video: Warren Gatland reveals all about ... 3 ...

Ospreys sensation Dan Baker targets Toby Faletau after outshining Lions star ... - WalesOnline

Ospreys sensation Dan Baker targets Toby Faletau after outshining Lions star ... - WalesOnline

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View gallery. Rees believes Baker should be on the aeroplane which takes Wales to South Africa in June for two Tests and a mid-week encounter with tough provincial out-fit Southern Kings. ... But he added: “That's in line with Welsh rugby, really. “I ...

Scott Robertson linked with Biarritz switch - Stuff.co.nz

Scott Robertson linked with Biarritz switch - Stuff.co.nz

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Matt Sexton, a former Crusaders and Canterbury hooker, may also be interested. He is now based in Wellington where he works for the New Zealand Rugby Union in the talent identification programme. Sexton coached the Southern Kings last year before ...

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