Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

  • Absa Currie Cup Preview – Week 13

    Sep 29, 10 • 1277 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    The battle for semi-final home ground advantage in the Absa Currie Cup intensifies this weekend when the Vodacom Blue Bulls host Vodacom Western Province in this traditional north/south derby at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday at 15h00. The defending champions...

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  • Absa Currie Cup First Division Preview – Week 12

    Sep 29, 10 • 2066 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    The Eastern Province Kings and the SWD Eagles will battle it out for pole position in the Absa Currie Cup First Division this weekend when these sides meet at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Friday at 19h00. Both teams will host semi-finals next month as well...

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  • Ryan Kankowski Cited

    Sep 28, 10 • 1236 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    The Sharks No 8 Ryan Kankowski will attend a SARU judicial committee on Wednesday at 12h00 after being cited for foul play during an Absa Currie Cup game against the Xerox Lions this weekend. Kankowski was cited under Law 10.4 (b) for stamping an opponent....

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  • Injured duo return for Sharks.

    Sep 16, 10 • 2504 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    Louis Ludick and Keegan Daniel have both recovered from injury and will take their places in the starting side for this weekend’s crunch fixture against the Cheetahs in Durban. With the return of Ludick, captain Strfan Terblanche moves back to outside...

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  • Swanepoel leads Leopards against Griquas.

    Sep 16, 10 • 1245 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    The Platinum Leopards will travel to Kimberley on Friday with a new captain.The Leopards number 8 Riaan Swanepoel takes over from flank Wilhelm Koch who will miss the match against Griquas due to a groin injury. Swanepoel is not new to captaincy at all...

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  • Capturing the action and passion of the game we love.

    Sep 13, 10 • 4249 Views • General News, International, National, Rugby Championship News, The Rugby Championship2 Comments

    The old adage reads “A picture is worth a thousand words”. This has never been more appropriate when it comes to our beloved sport rugby. Ever so often the committed and hard work of the sports photographers goes unnoticed until the next day when it is...

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  • Springbok conditioning programme – the facts

    Sep 9, 10 • 1531 Views • General News, International, World RugbyNo Comments

    The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has contacted the South African Rugby Players’ Association (SARPA) to express its surprise and alarm at their representation of the Springbok conditioning programme. SARU shares their disappointment that certain...

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  • Vishuis look to do it again at Free State University

    Sep 9, 10 • 1925 Views • General News, Varsity & Club1 Comment

    Bloemfoein hostel side Vishuis have once again progressed to the final of the University of the Free state’s hostel leauge. Being the champions of the Varsity Cup’s 2009 hostel section and having  had another great 2010 the men from Vishuis will...

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  • Blue Bulls get lucky at Loftus

    Aug 20, 10 • 2112 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    The Griquas put in a great first half performance and last five minutes against defending champions the Blue Bulls but a missed try conversion after the hooter cost them a crucial victory. The Griquas led 27-14 at half-time but a composed second half...

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  • Sharks team to face WP

    Aug 19, 10 • 2689 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    The Sharks coaching staff have named a very strong Sharks side to face the unbeaten Western Province at Newlands on Saturday 21 August at 19h00. Beast Mtawarira and Bismarck du Plessis have both been included in the starting line-up while Ryan Kankowski,...

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  • Vodacom WP u21 and u19 teams announced

    Aug 19, 10 • 1589 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    Vodacom WP u21 head coach Rassie Erasmus today announced his team to take on the Sharks u21 side at Absa Stadium, Durban, on Saturday 21 August. Kick-off is at 17h05. Vodacom WP remain unbeaten at the top of the Group A log, following their 27-16 win over the...

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  • Leopards on a mission

    Aug 19, 10 • 1470 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    The Platinum Leopards travel to Bloemfontein on Friday as a team on a mission.The mission is simple,after a season and a half in the Premier division of the Currie Cup,they are still searching for an elusive victory over one of the so called big unions. On...

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  • The Centurion

    Aug 18, 10 • 3148 Views • General News, International, Rugby Championship News, The Rugby ChampionshipNo Comments

    This Saturday in Soweto, more than 80’000 rugby fans will witness Springbok captain John Smit suit up in a Springbok jersey and run onto the world rugby stage for the 100th time. Rugby15 pays tribute to a loyal, tenacious and inspirational South African...

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  • Nokwe back for Leopards clash

    Aug 18, 10 • 1991 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    The Vodacom Free State Cheetahs today announced their squad to face the Platinum Leopards in Bloemfontein on Friday, 20 August 2010 at 19h00 Most notably is the return of Springbok wing Jongi Nokwe. Sias Ebersohn also gets a start while Louis Strydom moves to...

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  • Springbok Team Announced

    Aug 17, 10 • 1500 Views • General News, InternationalNo Comments

    Springbok coach Peter de Villiers included Bulls scrumhalf Francois Hougaard in the starting team for Saturday’s Tri-Nations Test against the All Blacks at FNB Stadium in Soweto, and also made a number of changes from the side that lost to Australia...

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  • Potgieter ready for Griquas clash

    Aug 17, 10 • 2440 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    Springbok and Vodacom Blue Bulls loose forward, Dewald Potgieter, has been declared fit to play and will start for the Blue Bulls in their Absa Currie Cup match against Griquas at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night. Potgieter suffered a heavy blow to the neck in...

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  • No surgery for Botha

    Aug 16, 10 • 1958 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    The Vodacom Blue Bulls on Monday received the good news that their captain and Springbok hooker Gary Botha doesn’t require surgery. Botha will miss the next four weeks of Currie Cup action after suffering medial ligament damage inside the first quarter...

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  • Currie Cup Results: Round 6

    Aug 15, 10 • 2210 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    Western Province wins the North v South derby and remains unbeaten while the Lions record their first major victory against the Free State Cheetahs. Friday 13 August, GRIQUAS 58 – 25 PUMAS, Kimberley (Half-time 22 – 20) As we have become accustomed, the...

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  • Calder eyes even more success

    Aug 14, 10 • 1672 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    Sherylle Calder showing Bryan Habana the ropes. (c) www.drsheryllecalder.com Here’s a question for budding sporting buffs in South Africa. Os du Randt aside, which other South African has tasted success at two Rugby World Cup tournaments? Okay,...

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  • Training the eyes that are on the prize

    Aug 14, 10 • 1547 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    No man has ever done it, no team or coach has ever achieved it. But if South Africa wins the World Cup in Paris tomorrow morning, a woman will clinch a place in the sport’s record books as the first person to win back-to-back Cup winner’s medals....

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  • Griquas back on track

    Aug 14, 10 • 1380 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    Kimberly – Griquas celebrated their first game under new floodlights witha resounding 58-25 win over the Pumas in a Currie Cup game played on Friday evening. After suffering a 47-point loss to Western Province a week ago, Griquas got their campaign back...

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  • Sharks crush Leopards

    Aug 13, 10 • 2687 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    The Sharks scored seven tries against an errant Leopards side to crush them 51-6 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. The Leopards failed to replicate the continuity and physicality that saw them scare the Blue Bulls at Loftus. They made far too many...

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  • Vodacom WP Announce Team to Play the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Newlands

    Aug 11, 10 • 1567 Views • General NewsNo Comments

    VODACOM WP ANNOUNCE TEAM TO PLAY THE VODACOM BLUE BULLS AT NEWLANDS Vodacom WP coach Allister Coetzee today announced his team to take on the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Newlands on Saturday 14 August 2010.  Kick-off is at 17h05. The Vodacom WP u19 and u21’s...

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  • Questions and Answers with a rising star- Johan Goosen

    Aug 11, 10 • 4338 Views • General News, School, South Africa U186 Comments

    Grey College, Free State u18 and SA u18 flyhalf Johan Goosen is fast becoming the next big talking point in South African rugby circles. Rugby15.co.za speaks exclusively to Johan as we follow his path to becoming the complete flyhalf. Goosen was born 1992 in...

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  • Rugby on wheels: Part 2

    Aug 6, 10 • 2385 Views • General News3 Comments

    It’s been a few weeks since we introduced you to the extreme sport of Wheelchair Rugby in this article: http://www.rugby15.co.za/2010/07/rugby-on-wheels-these-guys-make-it-possible/ Shortly before the introduction, I had the pleasure of attending a...

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