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Daily Archives: 11 February 2013

Antonie ClaassenSouth African-born flanker Antonie Claassen on Monday was called up by coach Philippe Saint-Andre for the 23-strong French squad to prepare for the Six Nations match against England at Twickenham on February 23.

Claassen, 28, was one of five changes to the squad that went down 16-6 to Wales at the Stade de France on Saturday leaving France winless after two games and bottom of the Six Nations standings.

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Juan SmithHy het die afgelope twee jaar ondanks vier operasies moedig vir sy ondersteuners probeer terugveg.

Maar die Springbok-flank Juan Smith het Maandag weens ’n hakseningbesering geen ander keuse gehad as om finaal die gordyn oor sy suksesvolle rugbyloopbaan te laat sak nie.

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NMMUWitsNMMU (8) 24 / 16 (16) Wits (Final Score)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) did battle in the Varsity Cup, at NMMU Stadium, Port Elizabeth at 19:00 SA Time.

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1 & SHD on TV in SA.

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GWK GriquasGWK Griquas have named a strong and experienced team to play against the Southern Kings in their final warm-up match on Wednesday 12 February, 19h00 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth. This will surely be another stern examination of the Southern Kings preparedness for the ardous Super Rugby series which lies ahead.

Some of the Griquas players will want to show the Cheetahs’ coaches that they are able replacements, should injuries occur.

 

 

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TuksUCTTuks (8) 24 / 16 (0) UCT (Final Score)

The University of Pretoria (Tuks) and University of Cape Town (UCT) did battle in the Varsity Cup at Tuks Rugby Stadium at 16:45 SA Time.

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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MTN LionsSouthern KingsSo the long awaited “non-grudge” game between South Africa’s newest Super Rugby franchise and the team they displaced has come and gone, with the Lions winning the game on the score board.

But who were the real winners on the day and why?

Here’s my personal take on it all:

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HSBC Sevens World SeriesSouth Africa’s Blitzbokke did their nation proud!

Going into the semi-final, they faced Samoa, who took them all the way to extra time before the golden goal by the Blitzbokke put South Africa in the final against New Zealand who was also taken into extra time by Fiji in their semi-final.

The final was a total demolition job by the Blitzbokke on New Zealand, with the Blitzbokke romping to 28 / 0 (4 converted tries) by halftime.

They kept their composure, scoring again after halftime, leading 35 / 0, before New Zealand scored 3 times in a gutsy effort to pull the score back to respectable levels against 1 final score by South Africa.

South Africa won in fine style, by 40 / 21.

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