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Kaapstad – Die Suid-Afrikaanse Rugbyunie (Saru) is vol moed dat hy vrygespreek sal word op die aanklagte teen hom wat spruit uit die Springbok-span se armband-protes verlede maand teen Bakkies Botha se skorsing.

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Met die Boland-stadion wat die begraafplaas van die vorige afrigtingspan van die Westelike Provinsie was, is dit geen verrassing nie dat Saterdag se Curriebeker-rugbystryd teen die Kavaliers deur Allister Coetzee as ’n “sielkundige uitdaging” beskryf is. Continue reading

Jan de Koning feels it is time to ‘cite’ the citing officials for their grossly inconsistent behaviour, following the ludicrous decision not to take any further action against Wallaby flyhalf Matt Giteau.
 

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Dan Carter has been recalled to the All Blacks squad for the remainder of their Tri-Nations campaign. The first five-eighth has played a club game and two rounds of the Air NZ Cup since returning to rugby following his Achilles injury, and All Blacks coach Graham Henry said Carter was keen to rejoin the national side.

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RB World Rankings (Top 10)
1. South Africa 91.19
2. New Zealand 89.42
3. Australia 85.85
4. Ireland 83.27
5. France 81.48
6. Argentina 81.29
7. England 81.23
8. Wales 80.74
9. Fiji 76.52
10. Scotland 75.23

No punishment for Matt Giteau

09 August 2009 (21:27)

South Africa will on Monday appear before a disciplinary committee of the International Rugby Board (IRB) because Springbok players wore white armbands Continue reading

The Xerox Lions beat the Boland Cavaliers in a potentially tricky Absa Currie Cup away fixture at Boland Stadium in Wellington on Friday night, winning the match 19-13. Continue reading

The Springboks made it three from three in this year’s Tri-Nations tournament after beating the Wallabies 29-17 at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday.

Several South Africans stood out on the day as the Boks claimed their third straight victory on home soil. Continue reading

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Fri, 07 Aug 2009 07:50

Springbok lock Victor Matfield believes the Australian line-out will pose a much bigger threat than the All Blacks’, when they face the Wallabies in a Tri-Nations clash at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.

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Kevin McCallum
August 07 2009 at 07:10AM

They are the sorcerer and the enforcer of Springbok rugby, the yin and yang of a tight five that is the envy of world rugby, and on Saturday at Newlands in the Tri-Nations match against Australia, Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha will rattle up the 50th celebration of their partnership in the green and gold.

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Tense Wallabies reach boiling point as Robbie Deans arrives in town

By Iain Payten

Robbie Deans arrived in Cape Town on Thursday to find his Australia team armed with a promising pre-Test mindset – close to knocking each other’s blocks off. Continue reading

Cape Town – Wallabies forwards have laughed off the complaints of Springboks coach Peter de Villiers that they deliberately cheat by collapsing scrums in the hope of ‘‘milking’’ penalties.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2009 08:11

There will be intriguing head-to-head showdowns all over the field when South Africa face Australia in a Tri-Nations crunch match in Cape Town on Saturday, but top of that list may well be the breakdown battle.

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Article By: Jan de Koning Tue, 04 Aug 2009 09:54 Jan de Koning goes back into the archives to find a team that compares with John Smit’s class of 2009. He has to go back a few decades to find it. Continue reading

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