Tag: Johan Goosen

Greg Peterson, Martin Castrogiavanni, Johan Goosen, Western Province, Colin Cooper


NEW YORK, NY – It is the Christmas weekend. Time to give gifts and receive gifts. You are dear readers are the best gift any rugby writer can have. Our gift to you, as always, is the best rugby coverage and news to you can get without having to travel hundreds of sites to find […]

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Top 14 Preview: Jake White Faces Baptism Of Toulonnais Fire


CASTRES, FRANCE – The 15th round of the Top 14 season features two bottom-of-the-table dogfights – one of which is a battle between west-coast neighbours; a Mediterranean and an Alpine derby; a new coach’s baptism of fire; and a clash of the titans. And it opens with a match that, a couple of weeks ago, […]

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Top 14 Preview: Racing ‘Set To Bet €1m On Toulon Star’


CASTRES, FRANCE – The wealth enjoyed by some Top 14 clubs is widely known – thanks to the deep pockets their owners and the sums broadcasters are prepared to fork out for TV rights. If respected sports newspaper Midi Olympique’s reports are accurate, things are about to move to a whole new level. According to […]

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Top 14 Recap: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly


CASTRES, FRANCE – Montpellier, Clermont and Grenoble were good; Castres, Racing Metro and Toulouse were bad; and Toulon were ugly. Castres’ unbeaten run against Montpellier, which included May’s epic extra-time win in the end-of-season play-off semi-finals came to shuddering 43-10 halt on Friday evening. The game was as good as over after 11 minutes, when […]

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Super Rugby Round 14 Review: Shark attack


AUCKLAND, NZ: One paragraph is all it took to set off a fair bit of reaction among a lot of fans out there in my last column, it seems not everyone (even fellow Kiwis) agree with my sentiments regarding the upcoming All Blacks/US Eagles match at Soldier Field on November 1. I’ve addressed most of […]

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November Internationals Part 2: SANZAR Squads


POST-SANDY BLIZZARD, NYC – Okay, so maybe this snow storm doesn’t qualify as a blizzard, but with us still concussed from Hurricane Sandy, it sure feels like it. No heat, no power, no fun.  But we will persevere and to that end, let’s go to Part 2 of our 4-part look at the Rugby November […]

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