Southern Kings go into liquidation

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The struggling Southern Kings rugby franchise was on Saturday placed into liquidation by SA Super Rugby (Pty) Ltd to preserve the future of rugby in the area. Southern Kings insolvent Before SA Rugby took over the franchise the original franchise owner, the Greatest Rugby Company in the Whole Wide World (GRC), were unable to service […] READ MORE


Handre Pollard injury creates Springbok selection conundrum

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The Handre Pollard injury creates a selection conundrum for Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber up to and including the planned British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in July 2021. Handre Pollard injury Pollard ruptured his anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) on Friday in playing for Montpellier against Racing 92. The early word is that […] READ MORE


Rugby Championship 2020 in New Zealand not a done deal

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The Rugby Championship 2020 is set to go ahead in New Zealand at the back end of the year, between 7 November and 12 December, in an attempt to catch up on a tournament that could not take place during its normal time-slot due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand’s appeal New Zealand has successfully […] READ MORE


Super Rugby divorce: Is it a done deal

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The Super Rugby divorce between the Australasian teams, South Africa and Argentina sounds like a done deal. There are lingering questions if this is indeed the case. Super Rugby divorce NZ Rugby CEO Mark Robinson announced that New Zealand had committed itself to a new direction at Super Rugby level. In summary, they are considering […] READ MORE


Southern Kings lose title sponsor

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In a hammer blow to the quest to have a top-flight rugby team in the Port Elizabeth area, the Southern Kings have had their title sponsor, Isuzu Motors, cancel their sponsorship agreement. This decision was allegedly made on the grounds of reputational damage to the Isuzu brand. A soft exit There has been no official […] READ MORE


Cecil Afrika calls time on his Sevens career

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Springbok Sevens playmaker Cecil Afrika has called time on his illustrious career of 12 years as a Blitzboks stalwart. Cecil Afrika career Afrika is the Blitboks top points scorer of all time, with 1462 points to his name. He played in 66 HSBC tournaments, with a total of 345 games. His debut was in Dubai […] READ MORE


Rousing rugby anthems

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Singing national anthems before rugby Test matches is a great way for the crowd to get themselves into the game. But which are the rousing rugby anthems that touch even neutral fans? The fans’ choice Ryan Jordan polled rugby fans on social media platforms and came up with some interesting results. There was some support […] READ MORE


Rugby commentary: The golden voices

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Rugby commentary has been blessed with golden voices over the years. There was one voice that most supporters we spoke to regarded as the best ever. Bill McLaren. Rugby commentary’s golden voices When it comes to the choice of a personal favourite, some commentators are like Marmite. You love it or you hate it, with […] READ MORE


Rugby history in the year of my birth: 1971 British and Irish Lions

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Rugby history in the year of my birth presented the world with the 1971 British and Irish Lions. The only Lions team to have won a series in New Zealand. Ryan Jordan explores the most notable rugby event in the year of his birth, the successful 1971 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. […] READ MORE


Ellis Park Stadium: Steeped in history

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Ellis Park Stadium, now known as Emirates Airline Park, has a rich history. The crown jewel of events held at the stadium has to be the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final. Ryan Jordan digs into the history of Emirates Airline Park (Ellis Park) as a follow-up article to his piece to the grand old lady […] READ MORE