Chris Jack is back in the Vodacom Western Province starting lineup after injury ruled out Adriaan Fondse.
The Bulls have named their team to face the Lions at the Coke Tin this coming weekend.
In a truly magnanimous gesture, John Allan, chief executive of the Legends (former Springbok and Scottland hooker), confirmed that the South African Rugby Legends Association are dissatisfied with the manner in which the IRB acted against the Boks and will therefore pay the fines imposed on the Springboks by the International Rugby Board.
Cape Town – Springbok fullback Conrad Jantjes has spoken of the emotional and psychological rollercoaster ride that he has had to endure in his four months after sustaining a horrific injury in the Stormers’ Super14 match against the Chiefs on May 2.
From the pen of Spiro Davos @ rugbyheaven.com
“WE’RE going to lose, we’re going to lose,” a journalist in the press box wailed as Daniel Carter lined up his final and decisive penalty kick at the end of a dramatic Test at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
25 August 2009 – www.supersport.com
Popular opinion may be that the injury-hit Wallabies don’t have much firepower to scare the Springboks in Saturday’s Tri-Nations test in Perth, but there were alarming signs that the South Africans may have allowed some complacency to creep into their camp when only their reserves arrived in Western Australia on Tuesday.
Greg Growden Chief Correspondent | August 26, 2009 – www.rugbyheaven.com.au
EVEN though the Wallabies are toiling under a lengthy injury list and a worrying form slump, they still believe an enforced second-row change can bamboozle the Springboks in the Tri Nations Test in Perth on Saturday.
Western Province’s Currie Cup season has reached a potential breaking point as the team have been stripped of three flyhalves ahead of their clash against log-leaders Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Thank you Sharky Lover
Durban – The Sharks received an important boost on Tuesday when their young tighthead Wiehahn Herbst was cleared of dangerous play at a disciplinary hearing in Cape Town. Continue reading
Mon, 24 Aug 2009
Although the Springbok management expect him to be available for the Tri-Nations Test against the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday, there is a measure of concern about the hamstring injury Springbok utility forward Danie Rossouw sustained during the team’s scrum training at the weekend.
South Africa’s rugby team has been fined and found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute for protesting Bakkies Botha’s suspension by wearing armbands during the third Lions test.
Sharks coach John Plumtree, happy with his team’s performance after they moved to the top of the Currie Cup standings by outclassing Griquas 41-6 at the weekend, is determined to make amends for his team’s First Round loss to Western Province. Continue reading
‘n Skoolseun moet Saterdag teen die Blou Bulle en vir die res van die seisoen die X-faktor verskaf wat die Leeus nodig het om saam met die grotes in Suid-Afrikaanse rugby te brul. Continue reading
Not only has Bryan Habana signed to play for WP, but it gets more interesting… there is a Tail to this story.
africa.com’s Rob Peters wonders why the laws of rugby need to be changed simply because the All Blacks aren’t winning…
Ek sal maar die berig copy paste soos Voldy se manne doen!
World Cup-winning Springbok wing Bryan Habana will continue to play his rugby in South Africa for the next two years, but it will be in the colours of Western Province and the Stormers.
rugby365.com can reveal that Habana has accepted an offer from WP to move from Pretoria to Cape Town for a contract that will run until 2011.
This is the question on the lips of many, jus who should play No 8 for the Bokke?
During the early stages of this game, all indications were that a big score was on the cards with the Lions on the receiving end. Courage, and structure however kept the Lions in the game. Continue reading
I came accross this Article in the NZ press… and give my own opinion briefly at the end.
This weekend re-iterated the huge devide between the TOP 6 and The Bottom 2 Teams in the Premier Division of the Curry Cup.
The Blue Bulls romped over the Leopards but did they really do so well ??
Air your views on the weekends Sport and other intresting happenings.
We have two huge currie cup matches today.
Sharks (20) 41 vs Griquas (6) 6 – (f/t)
Western Province (18) 25 vs Lions (8) 20 (f/t)
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The Wallabies will meet the All Blacks today in round 5 of the Tri-nations. Both teams need to win to have any say left in the 2009 Tri nations. Continue reading
Die Springbok-senter Jaque Fourie se plan om hom by die Westelike Provinsie aan te sluit sal vandag vet op die vuur wees in die Streeptruie se Curriebeker-rugbywedstryd teen die Goue Leeus op Nuweland. Continue reading
Pretoria – Wallaby flyhalf Matt Giteau’s hit on Fourie du Preez in the Tri-Nations Test at Newlands two weeks ago, which went unpunished, caused a major outcry Continue reading
The Bulls and the Leopards will meet three times today. The senior Bulls have chosen a young team and are aiming for the second spot on the CC log. The Leopards are aiming to get their first win. Continue reading
Pretoria – Springbok coach Peter de Villiers is unconcerned about what happens in Saturday’s Tri-Nations Test between Australia and New Zealand but he admitted it would suit the Boks if Australia were to win the Test. Continue reading
All Blacks coach Graham Henry, still struggling to come to terms with his team’s recent 0-2 series whitewash in South Africa, feels that the Springboks’ winning ways are “too boring” and that the rules need another overhaul to make the game more entertaining.
Sydney – Hooker Stephen Moore admits the Wallabies are sweating on South African referee Jonathan Kaplan to give Australia’s oft-maligned scrum a fair go in Saturday’s Tri-Nations and Bledisloe Cup clash with the All Blacks.