1. Top 20 Rugby Quotes of the Week

    1. John Mitchell: “I've never cried so much, I was forced to shut up, slapped on the head, I wasn't allowed to look at them. I won’t let this deter my commitment or passion for the team...

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  2. Rugby: For The People Not the Few

    In the last two weeks all of South Africa bore witness to two remarkable rugby events — that far from being incidental, as a consequence of the Soccer World Cup change in venue ...

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  3. Super 14 Referees Decisions & Performances Are Inconsistent

    On average a game of 80 minutes of Super 14 rugby, has just 34 minutes of playing time. The rest of the 47 minutes is directly attributable to the referee and how he blows the game...

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  4. Six Nations Vs Tri-Nations: And the Money Goes to …........

    International rugby is really squaring up to a North vs. South battle between the hemispheres, as to who gets to harvest the financial returns or not...

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  5. South African Rugby's Precedent: Pride or Prejudice?

    On March 5, SA Rugby nominations for President, Deputy President and Vice President, must be received in writing, from both the nominees accepting the nomination, as well as those doing the nomination, ...

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  6. When Good Times Go Bad at SA Rugby

    You might ask what do the Springboks and Stuart Tinner have in common on the 17th November 2009? If your answer is £250,000 you would be right. Each received £250,000 for last nights' performance and some may argue that Tinner showed more talent...

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  7. SA Rugby: Where to Now?

    Congratulations to the Australian Rugby Union who, against all odds, have managed (read carefully; meticulously choreographed) to bring the 15th Super Rugby franchise to Melbourne, especially ...

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  8. SA Rugby's Eyes Wide Shut With Super 15 Franchise Bid

    Melbourne or Mandela Bay? The decision as to which franchise gets the 5th Australian based and 15th Super Rugby franchise, will be announced on the 21st October by SANZAR...

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  9. The Super 15 Riddle: Is Less More? More Or Less?

    While SA Rugby deals with charges from the IRB about bringing the game into disrepute and receives a sanctioning or fine regarding the senseless “masking-tape protest” there are plenty of other distractions out there...

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  10. Top 20 Rugby Quotes of the Week

    Top 20 rugby quotes of the week 1. “They are banged up enough without me giving them a ’snorter’ on the scrum machine.”Graham Rowntree — British & Irish Lions scrumming coach 2...

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  11. British & Irish Lions Tour: The Hunter Becomes The Hunted.

    We have witnessed five very interesting games, in which the British and Irish Lions have played and beaten: The Royal XV—25-37 The Lions—10-74 The Cheetahs—24-26 ...

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  12. British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa: The Art of Winning a Series

    The British & Irish Lions landed in Johannesburg two weeks ago and have been the most gracious, complimentary visitors...

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  13. Rugby Verbatim: They Said It!

    “I met a couple of South Africans in the hotel lobby the other day and they asked me how I was involved with the Lions. When I told them I was the defence coach they just said, ‘best of luck mate’...

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  14. SA Rugby: R150 Million: Gone in 60 Minutes!

    Last week Thursday SANZAR (South Africa, New Zealand and Australian Rugby Unions) met in a watershed meeting in Dublin, to discuss the expansion of Super Rugby from 2011-2015, in the ...

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  15. Super 15 Rugby: Nothing Is What It Seems!

    I don't quite know how to put this, but South African Rugby has just received a monster shove in the derriere by Australia with regards to the Super 15 plans announced on Tuesday...

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  16. SANZAR Options: SA Rugby "snookered" by British & Irish Cup Launch

    A BRAND new 24-team British & Irish Cup will take place in 2010. Twelve teams from the English Championship, six from the Welsh Principality Premiership, Irish provinces Munster, Leinster ...

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  17. Will South African Rugby's Ineptitude Result in a SANZAR Catastrophe?

    While many local rugby fans, players, supporters and administrators are preoccupied with the poor SA Super 14 form, going through the motions of the Vodacom Cup, thinking about the British and ...

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