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Champions Cup Picks Review and Notes

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LOS ANGLES, CA – The rugby world should be standing proud this week after the events of last Friday’s horrific attacks in France. Seeing the scale of the atrocities at hand, every fixture in theEuropean Rugby Champions Cup was preceded by a poignant minute of silence, a remembrance of the victims and all those affected […]

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Rugby World Cup News: SA taking no chances against USA

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RWU HQ – South Africa have made just two changes from the side that beat Scotland 34-16 for their final Rugby World Cup Pool B game against USA Eagles. Coach Heyneke Meyer has revealed that only JP Pietersen and Jannie du Plessis, who both picked up knocks against Scotland, have dropped out of the Springboks’ […]

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Top 14 Recap: A Tale Of Two South Africans

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Fly-half Morne Steyn further blotted his already heavily marked copybook at Stade Francais when he was sent off just 32 minutes his first Top 14 start of the season. Steyn, top-scorer at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, has struggled since leaving The Bulls for Paris at the start of the 2013/14 season, […]

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Top 14 Preview: Leigh Halfpenny Set For Toulon Debut

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The ninth round of the Top 14, and the last before the shiny new European Rugby Champions and Challenges Cups kick off, has thrown up two monster games – and is set to see Leigh Halfpenny make his long-awaited Toulon debut. The Welsh fullback has been named in Toulon’s 24-man squad to […]

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Teboho Mohoje, Springboks and Super Rugby: Race Issues and Merit

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CAPE TOWN, S.A. – In any other country, a fringe Test player who is picked for an international squad would tend to be played – if all available players within his position got hurt. It would not matter that he had played a mere handful of professional games. If selected in the squad, then the […]

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Top 14 Review: Clermont win at home… as predicted

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Like astrology, rugby punditry – certainly Top 14 rugby punditry – can be so much crystal ball-gazing. Unlike astrology, rugby punditry is, at least a little, based on facts, figures and, when all else fails, almost-reasonable assumption. It’s reasonable to predict, for example, that Clermont will win at Marcel Michelin, and that […]

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