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Super RugbyThis week it is Round 3 of Super Rugby 2017!

There are 2 games on Friday 10 March 2017 and 6 games on Saturday 11 March 2017.

Two teams have BYE weekends this week, the Melbourne Rebels and the Vodacom Bulls.

The action kicks off on Friday with the big derby between the Chiefs and Hurricanes in Hamilton, at 08:35 SA Time (19:35 NZ Time, 06:35 GMT), whereafter the Brumbies host the Western Force in Canberra at 10:45 SA Time (19:45 AEST, 16:45 AWST, 08:45 GMT).

The first 2 South African teams to see action are the Southern Kings and DHL Stormers, in Port Elizabeth, on Saturday 11 March 2017 at 15:05 SA Time (13:05 GMT).

But before that, on Saturday morning the action starts when the Blues host the Highlanders in Auckland at 08:35 SA Time (19:35 NZ Time, 06:35 GMT, then followed by the Reds who host the Crusaders in Brisbane at 10:45 SA Time (19:45 AEST, 21:45 NZ Time, 08:45 GMT).

A few other later, on Saturday afternoon, the Southern Kings and DHL Stormers meet in Port Elizabeth at 15:05 SA Time (13:05 GMT). The Toyota Cheetahs host the Sunwolves in Bloemfontein at 17:15 SA Time (15:15 GMT) and the last game of the Round on SA soil is at 19:30 SA Time (17:30 GMT, Sunday 00:30 AEST) when the Cell C Sharks host the Waratahs.

The last game of Round 3 is in Buenos Aires, Argentina where the Jaguares host the Emirates Lions at 21:40 SA Time (17:40 Arg Time, 19:40 GMT).

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Cornell du Preez

Head Coach Vern Cotter has made one change to the starting Scotland side to face England at Twickenham Stadium this Saturday in the RBS 6 Nations (kick-off 4pm UK time, 6pm SA time).

Edinburgh Rugby back-row Hamish Watson returns to the front-line having started the opening two rounds of the Championship. He takes the place of the injured John Hardie (knee), whom he replaced in the 25th minute of the last round’s win over Wales.

Uncapped clubmate Cornell Du Preez takes Watson’s vacated place on the bench and will make his debut if called upon.

The Scots are seeking a first win in English headquarters since 1983 and a first Triple Crown since 1990, while England aim to equal New Zealand’s record of 18-straight Test wins for a tier-one nation.

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Owen Farrell should be fit for England’s Calcutta Cup meeting with Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday despite injuring his leg in training.

The 25-year-old centre left training early on Thursday, but is expected to feature in Friday’s captains’ run.

“He ran into someone at training, simple as that,” said head coach Eddie Jones, who initially joked Farrell had collided with the Australian’s dog.

“He’s in doubt but we will see. He should be right.”

Victory for England over Scotland would give the defending Six Nations champions a record-equalling 18th consecutive win and put them one win away from a second straight Grand Slam.

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Pukke (13) 13 / 24 (7) Wits (Final Score)

NWU-Pukke (North West University) and Wits (Witwatersrand University) did battle

in the Varsity Cup 2017 at the Fanie du Toit Stadium, Potchefstroom at 19:00 SA Time (17:00 GMT).

This was the live match discussion Article.

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

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Tuks (54) 100 / 0 (0) CUT-Ixias (Final Score)

UP-Tuks (University of Pretoria) and CUT-Ixias (Central University of Technology) did battle

in the Varsity Cup 2017 at Tuks Sports Grounds, Pretoria at 16:45 SA Time (14:45 GMT).

This was the live match discussion Article.

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

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Super RugbyThis week it is already Round 2 of Super Rugby 2017!

There is 1 game on THURSDAY 2 March 2017, then 1 games on FRIDAY 3 March 2017 and a full 7 games on SATURDAY 4 March 2017.

There are no BYE weekends for any teams this week.

The action is kicked off on Thursday by the Western Force and Reds who do battle in Perth at 12:30 SA Time (18:30 AWST, 20:30 AEST, 10:30 GMT).  On Friday the Chiefs take on the Blues in Waikato at 08:35 SA Time (19:35 NZ Time, 06:35 GMT).

The first South African team to see action, the Cell C Sharks, take on the Brumbies on Saturday in Canberra at 10:45 SA Time (18:45 AEST, 10:45 GMT).

But before that, nn Saturday morning the action again starts early when the Hurricanes host the Melbourne Rebels in Wellington at 06:15 SA Time (17:15 NZ Time, 15:15 AEST, 04:15 GMT), whereafter the Highlanders take on the Crusaders in Dunedin at 08:35 SA Time (19:35 NZ Time, 06:35 GMT), then only followed by the Brumbies vs Cell C Sharks and then followed by the Sunwolves vs Southern Kings from Singapore at 12:55 SA Time (18:55 Singapore Time, 10:55 GMT).

On Saturday afternoon and evening the other South African Franchises as well as the Jaguares from Argentina are in action, firstly when the Emirates Lions host the Waratahs in Johannesburg at 15:05 SA Time (13:05 GMT), whereafter the DHL Stormers host the Jaguares at 17:15 SA Time (15:15 GMT) and the final game of the Round is when the Toyota Cheetahs host the Vodacom Bulls in Bloemfontein at 19:30 SA Time (17:30 GMT).

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Grayson Hart

Scrumhalf Grayson Hart currently plies his trade with Glasgow Warriors after starting his rugby life in Scotland in the eastern side of the Central Belt at Edinburgh Rugby. The man born in Kaitai, New Zealand, played for New Zealand U20s back in 2008 and by virtue of heritage has also represented Scotland. He has Super Rugby experience having played for the Blues and Waratahs.

In between his rugby commitments Grayson spends some time working on his blog and doing podcasts. He draws on the many lessons he has learned in his life thus far and aims to provide help and inspiration to others to function better in life through his material.

Grayon’s most recent piece of work follows the tragic events surrounding the passing of Daniel Vickerman and while it may be a sombre read at times it also provides motivation and a very insightful look into life for some as professional sports people. One that I thought well worth sharing on our platform.

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Josh Strauss

Sale Sharks are delighted to announce the signing of Scottish International Back Row Forward Josh Strauss on a three year deal.

Josh is currently playing for Glasgow Warriors who he joined in 2012 from The Lions and Golden Lions where he was captain.

He made his Currie Cup debut in 2010 and became a cult figure with his style of play and distinctive full length beard.

Josh has been capped eleven times by Scotland after making his international debut against Japan in the 2015 World Cup at Kingsholm.

Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said: ” Josh is a world class ball carrying forward. He has been performing well for both Glasgow and Scotland over the past five years and will compliment the squad in the ball carrying department. He is a leader and a very powerful athlete.

“The new owners Simon Orange and Ged Mason are keen to help Sale Sharks to become one of the leading clubs and signings like Josh will help our cause.”

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Shimlas (12) 35 / 23 (9) Pukke (Final Score)

Steinhoff UFS-Shimlas (University of the Free State) and NWU-Pukke (North West University) did battle

in the Varsity Cup 2017 at Shimla Park, Bloemfontein at 19:00 SA Time (17:00 GMT).

This was the live match discussion Article.

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

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A first win over Wales in 11 years has seen Scotland climb to their highest ever position of fifth in the World Rugby Rankings.

Vern Cotter has achieved what none of his predecessors as head coach could do by steering Scotland to an all-time high of fifth place in the World Rugby Rankings.

Following their first win over Wales since 2006 Scotland have moved above Saturday’s vanquished opponents and South Africa in the rankings, which were first introduced in October 2003, after gaining 1.28 rating points.

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England coach Eddie Jones said an unexpected Italy tactic “wasn’t rugby” as they frustrated the Six Nations champions before finally losing 36-15.

Italy led 10-5 at half-time as they chose not to compete at the breakdown, allowing them to step into the England line without going offside.

But the hosts found a way through with five tries in the second period.

 “Well done Italy, very smart. We knew they’d come with something,” Jones said.

“But it wasn’t rugby. We haven’t played a game of rugby yet.

“I’m not critical of Italy, they did what they needed to do to stay in the game.”

Italy coach Conor O’Shea defended the tactic, saying: “Everything we did was completely legal; I was incredibly proud of what the players put out there.”

At one stage, England captain Dylan Hartley and team-mate James Haskell asked referee Romain Poite to clarify the law, but the Frenchman replied: “I am a referee, not a coach.”

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Sunwolves (5) 17 / 83 (45) Hurricanes (Final Score)

The Sunwolves and Hurricanes did battle in Super Rugby 2017 at Prince Chichibu Memorial

Stadium, Tokyo, Japan at 06:15 SA Time (13:15 Japan Time, 17:15 NZ Time, 04:15 GMT).

This was the live match discussion Article.

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

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Super RugbyIt is finally time for Super Rugby 2017 and for Round 1 this week and weekend.

There is 1 game on THURSDAY 23 February 2017, then 2 games on FRIDAY 24 February 2017 and 6 games on SATURDAY 25 February 2017.

There are no BYE weekends for any teams this week.

The action is kicked off by the Melbourne Rebels and Blues who do battle in Melbourne at 10:45 SA Time (19:45 AEST, 21:45 NZ Time, 08:45 GMT)

The first South African team to see action, the Cell C Sharks, take on the Reds on Friday in Brisbane at 11:0 SA Time (19:00 AEST, 21:00 NZ Time, 09:00 GMT).

On Saturday morning the action starts early when the Sunwolves host the Hurricanes in Japan at 06:15 SA Time (17:15 NZ Time, 15:15 AEST, 04:15 GMT), whereafter the Crusaders host the Brumbies in Christchurch at 08:35 SA Time (19:35 NZ Time, 17:35 AEST, 06:35 GMT)and then followed by the Waratahs who host the Western Force in Sydney at 10:45 SA Time (19:45 AEST, 21:45 NZ Time, 08:45 GMT).

On Saturday afternoon and evening the other 5 South African Franchises as well as the Jaguares from Argentina are in action, firstly when the Toyota Cheetahs host the Emirates Lions in Bloemfontein at 15:05 SA Time (13:05 GMT), whereafter the Southern Kings host the Jaguares at 17:15 SA Time (15:15 GMT) and the final game of the round is when the DHL Stormers host the Vodacom Bulls in Cape Town at 19:30 SA Time (17:30 GMT).

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Richard Cockerill

Richard Cockerill has been appointed Head Coach of Edinburgh Rugby with effect from the start of next season.

The three-time Premiership winning coach has signed a two-year deal and will relocate to Scotland for the new role after his recent spell with Toulon.

Edinburgh Acting Head Coach Duncan Hodge will remain in his current role until the end of the season and then return to his previous position as backs coach with the club.

Edinburgh Rugby’s assistant coaches Stevie Scott and Pete Wilkins remain in post.

After two spells playing for Leicester and two years at Montferrand Cockerill spent 12 years in coaching roles at Leicester Tigers, rising through the ranks to become Head Coach in 2009 and then Director of Rugby in 2010.

He led the team to Premiership semi-finals every season he was in charge and won back to back titles in 2009, 2010 and a subsequent title in 2013.

During his time with the club he also reached the Heineken Cup Final in Edinburgh in 2009 and won the LV Cup in 2012.

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