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Currie Cup: WP best supported

Cape Town - Currie Cup champions Western Province were the best supported team during this year's competition.According to Netwerk24, a total of 79 029 fans pitched up at Newlands to watch WP's five home round-robin matches, while a further 74 362 fans witnessed their semi-final and final victories.WP beat the Blue Bulls 31-23 in the semi-finals, before downing the Golden Lions 19-16 in last Saturday's final.The Lions were the second best … [Read More...]

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Top provincial Sevens players to display their skills in Saldanha

South Africa’s top provincial Sevens players will have the opportunity to show off their skills at the SARU Interprovincial Sevens tournament in Saldanha on Friday and Saturday when they compete for title as champions in the annual event. The tournament, which will be hosted at West Coast School, features 34 teams of which 16 are men’s teams and 18 women’s teams, each divided into four pools. The teams’ results on the opening day will … [Read More...]

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Warriors team named for visit of Treviso

Gregor Townsend has named his team to face Benetton Treviso at Scotstoun Stadium tomorrow evening (kick-off 7.35pm). The non-televised encounter will be the last before a two-week international break, with the Warriors currently sitting second in the GUINNESS PRO12. Peter Murchie comes in at full-back for Stuart Hogg, while Lee Jones and DTH van der Merwe start on either wing, in place of Sean Maitland and Tommy Seymour. Richie Vernon … [Read More...]

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Namibia beat Germany

Namibia’s national team, the Welwitchias, defeated Germany by 58 points to 20 in the Windhoek Draught International Challenge played at Trustco United in the country’s capital on Wednesday. The hosts led 36-6 at the break. Watched by 3000 spectators the match produced 11 tries, nine of which scored by Namibia. Centre Johan Deysel opened the scoring as early as the third minute after Namibia won a line-out on Germany’s 22 and went through a number … [Read More...]

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Edinburgh Guinness PRO12 fixtures confirmed

On Friday 13 February, Edinburgh will play Ospreys at home, (k/o 7.35pm) with the match shown live on BBC Alba. The following Friday (20 February) the team have another home fixture, against Ulster (k/o 7.35pm), with BBC2 Scotland and BBC NI showing the fixture. Round 16 sees Edinburgh away to Cardiff Blues at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 1 March (k/o 12.45pm), the match live on BBC Alba and S4C. Saturday 7 March sees Edinburgh … [Read More...]

DHL WP to take Currie Cup trophy to the people

Players and management will take the Absa Currie Cup trophy to their passionate fans, as they celebrate their dramatic 19-16 win over the Golden Lions in Saturday's final at DHL Newlands - DHL WP's second triumph in three seasons but first at home since 2001. Three buses, made up of the majority of the players who featured in the 2014 Absa Currie Cup season, team management, VIPs and the media will begin a parade with the Executive Mayor Patricia … [Read More...]

WP share Currie Cup trophy with fans!

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Will the Blitzbokke make in 2-in-a-row in Port Elizabeth?

Frankie Horne, Cecil Afrika, Philip Snyman and Branco du Preez during the 2014 Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens Briefing session at World of Windows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photo: Richard Huggard/Gallo Images. The 2014 Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens promises to be an even bigger success than last year, when more than 50 000 rugby fans saw the Springbok Sevens secure their home tournament … [Read More...]

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Premier league sides enter the Sarah Beaney Cup

The second round of the Sarah Beaney Cup has been drawn with two BT Women's Premier League sides joining the triumphant clubs from the competition's first round. Kirkcaldy Women and Stirling County enter the Cup in this round, as last year's promotion winners and fifth-place finishers in the Women's Premier League, respectively. Their Caledonia companions, Aberdeenshire Quines, will join them in the second round following a 30-22 win over … [Read More...]

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Rhino renew deal with WRU to 2018

The Welsh Rugby Union has signed a new four year deal with specialist equipment supplier Rhino Rugby, which is set to benefit both the grass roots game in Wales and the national squad in equal measure. Rhino Rugby – who have been official suppliers of Scrummage and Training Equipment to the WRU since 2005 have committed to continue to support Welsh rugby until 2018. At international level Rhino Rugby and the Wales national coaches are in … [Read More...]

Season’s final Currie Cup XV

The criteria factored in are performances spread across the entire season, and the influence they had for their team in their particular position. Feel free to debate the matter on the website, and express your view regarding the selections. The Currie Cup final produced vintage play-off rugby that saw unheralded heroes like Province flanker Michael Rhodes and flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis step to the fore and earn their places in the team. The … [Read More...]

Coetzee : No Luck in Province’s Currie Cup title

Western Province and Currie Cup winning coach Allister Coetzee says that their 19-16 victory over the Golden Lions on Saturday in the Currie Cup final had nothing to do with luck."What happened was the result of 14 weeks of blood, sweat and tears. You make your own luck," Coetzee said."It is true that the Lions missed opportunities, but this has been a process of building a team and now we're sitting with the Currie Cup."Province won the closely … [Read More...]

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Edinburgh Injury Update

Following Friday evening's win over Lyon in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, a number of players sustained various injuries. Vice captain and lock Grant Gilchrist fractured his forearm and will undergo surgery this week, following which timelines for rehabilitation will be determined. Lock Anton Bresler sustained a knee injury and, following a scan this week, a timeline for recovery will be determined. Flanker Hamish Watson has had … [Read More...]

Two players join Scotland squad

Head coach Vern Cotter today added two players to Scotland's viagogo Autumn Test training squad in Newcastle. Peter Horne, the five-times capped Glasgow Warriors centre, and uncapped Edinburgh Rugby scrum-half, Sam Hidalgo Clyne, have been brought in as precautionary injury cover for Alex Dunbar and Chris Cusiter respectively. Dunbar reported ankle discomfort during the Warriors' European Rugby Champions Cup win over Montpellier in France … [Read More...]

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Five Newcomers in Springbok Squad

Five newcomers and two returnees have been added to the bulk of the Springboks’ Castle Lager Rugby Championship squad as the national selectors opted for continuity and rewarding form in naming a 36-man squad for next month’s tour to the Northern Hemisphere. Twenty-nine of the 36 players named for the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour were part of the Rugby Championship squad. They will be joined by the uncapped quintet of Robbie Coetzee, Julian … [Read More...]