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


South Africa’s Super Rugby break-up and the Pro16 idea

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A Super Rugby break-up could be imminent, and with the South Africans looking north at a spot in the Guinness Pro14, is this really the right option for all involved? Last Word delves into the issues surrounding the move. ‘It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor […] READ MORE


Currie Cup – Top Performers from Week 2

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The 2nd week of the Currie Cup Premier Division competition had a full contingent of games. Only the iCollege Pumas were on a bye this weekend. The Xerox Golden Lions opened their campaign against the Tafel Lager Griquas. The Cell-C Sharks hosted the Vodacom Blue Bulls. Finally, the DHL Western Province faced the Toyota Free […] READ MORE


The Currie Cup – Week 1 Wrap

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The Currie Cup started on Friday night when the iCollege Pumas hosted the Tafel Lager Griquas in Nelspruit. The following game saw the Toyota Free State Cheetahs take on the Vodacom Bulls in Bloemfontein. This year’s competition will allow the use of rolling substitutions. This was trialed earlier in the year during the South African […] READ MORE


‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 28

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It was a thrilling round of Six Nations fixtures this past weekend. ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod were glued to the fixtures, especially that few hours on Saturday afternoon. We even have a Championship winner with a round to spare! Congratulations to Ireland, who thoroughly deserved it! Guess which host was happier with the result… […] READ MORE


PRO14 Round 5: The South African Teams

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In PRO14 round 5, the South African teams produced a home win and an away loss. The Cheetahs defeated the Ospreys 44 – 25 at home in Bloemfontein and the Southern Kings lost to the Dragons 29 – 13 in Newport. PRO14 Round 5: The South African Teams We take a brief look at each […] READ MORE