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Joe Pietersen

Joe Pietersen

Ex- Stormers & Biarritz utility back, Joe Pietersen

The Cheetahs have found a replacement for flyhalf Johan Goosen who will leave them to further his career in France.

According to reports, former Stormers back Joe Pietersen will play for the Cheetahs in next year’s Super Rugby competition.

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Stormers

This is the 8th and last in the series of Stormers Squad Contenders for Super Rugby 2014. We do 2 articles per week per South African Super Rugby participating franchise.

We discuss the players IN the Super Rugby Group, and not all the options beyond that.

In this Article we look at the contenders for BACK THREE in the DHL Stormers 2014 Super Rugby group, and whether they could force their way into Bok contention.

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Australia head coach Robbie Deans and Wales head coach Warren Gatland on Wednesday named their teams to play their Bronze Final of Rugby World Cup 2011 at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday 22 October at 09:30 SA Time.

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Wales (3) 8 / France (6) 9 (Final Score)

Wales and France did battle in the First Semi-Final of Rugby World Cup 2011 at Eden Park, Auckland 10:00 SA Time (21:00 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & M-Net on TV in SA.

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France squeeked past a galant Welsch side who had to play for about 60 minutes with only 14 men after their captain, Sam Warburton, was Red Carded.

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Ireland (3) 10 / Wales (10) 22 (Final Score)

Ireland and Wales did battle in the First Quarter Final in Wellington at 07:00 SA Time (18:00 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1 & 4, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.

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Excellent defence and an excellent match overall!

Wales knock out Ireland and is the first side to advance to the semi-finals.

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Wales (31) 66 / Fiji (0) 0 (Final Score)

Wales and Fiji did battle in Hamiton at 07:00 SA Time (18:00 NZ 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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Wales romped to a 66 / 0 victory, 9 tries to nill. Fiji exits what was a very scrappy World Cup for them.

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Wales (22) 81 / Namibia (0) 7 (Final Score)

Wales and Namibia did battle in New Plymouth at 08:30 SA Time (19:30 NZ 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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Wales made it hard for themselves in the first half, only scoring 3 tries in that period, but the second half was a different story, with the tries eventually raining on Namibia towards the end.

Namibia now exits the World Cup, all their Pool games done and dusted.

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Wales (6) 17 / Samoa (10) 10 (Final Score)

Wales and Samoa did battle in Hamilton at 05:30 SA Time (15:30 NZ 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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It was a brutal match, Samoa not relenting and Wales had to fight hard and right to the end to ensure their win.

One loss to Wales in Pool D, one loss to Samoa…. now the Springboks do not want to lose against Samoa, because it would mean one loss to them then as well, leaving the Pool wide open, and somebody will go Home!

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Samoan custom frowns upon chest-beating, but there is a strong self belief this World Cup squad can claim another historic victory over Wales on Sunday.

Warren Gatland’s Welshmen face an emotionally-charged and buoyant Samoan side in Hamilton, where World Cup aspirations will be defined.

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This Article should actually be read in conjunction with the previous one, namely “Analysis of the Springbok / Wales match”. A lot of the things that I wrote about in the first Article can actually be seen on these video clips.

Frans Steyn scored for South Africa within the first 3 minutes of this historic match between SA and Wales in the second Pool D (so-called pool of death) match of the 2011 tournament.

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Springboks (10) 17 / Wales (6) 16 (Final Score)

The Springboks and Wales did battle in Wellington at 10:30  SA Time (20:30 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & M-Net on TV in SA.

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The Springboks squeeked a win by one solitary point.

Not a good performance by the Springboks, with replacement players like Bismarck du Plessis, Willem Alberts and Francois Hougaard made a real difference!

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I wrote a piece after the 2010 match and started by stating that between the referee, Habana and the box kicks we nearly lost the match. I also said that the score line was flattering to the Welsh. After watching the game again I’ll stick with those sentiments. Not that Wales were bad, they actually played some good footy in that match but the South African players made it easy for them. The Springboks lacked concentration and were without a doubt tired after a long S14 a tough tri-nations and an extremely physical encounter the previous weekend in wet in cold conditions against Ireland.

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Correct me if i am wrong but is Jonathan Kaplan more in the news for the wrong reasons lately? The South African referee  awarded a controversial try to Wales that left Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll seething.

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Three matches, beside the two important Super Rugby matches takes place in SA on Saturday afternoon and evening. The Vodacom Cup game between the Sharks vs Blue Bulls (14:30), italy vs Wales (16:30 SA Time) and England vs France (19:00 SA Time). This is the combined Score Update Article for these 3 matches.

Vodacom Cup: Sharks 30 / Blue Bulls 19 (Final Score)

Italy (11) 16 / Wales (21) 24 (Final Score)

England (9) 17 / France (9) 9 (Final Score)

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