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YOKOHAMA, Japan, October 24– The World Rugby Rankings have been an accurate predictor for the quarterfinalists and semifinalists at Rugby World Cup 2019 with the top eight and four nations respectively remaining in the hunt for the Webb Ellis Cup. The same will apply after this weekend with the winners of both semifinals at International Stadium Yokohama to occupy the...
JOHANNESBURG, April 1 (ANA) – The Crusaders displayed the necessary class and composure to claim an important 14-8 Super Rugby win over the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. In what was a replay of last year’s Super Rugby final, the Crusaders again emerged victorious as they outscored the Lions 14 points to three in a decisive second half where...
DURBAN, August 19 – Aphiwe Dyantyi, who was named Man of the Match in the Boks' Rugby Championship opener, has highlighted his desire to always put the team first. The Boks kicked off their Rugby Championship campaign in solid fashion as they manufactured a 34-21 bonus-point victory over Argentina in Durban on Saturday. Dyantyi was one of the clear standout performers,...
MONACO, November 26 – SA Rugby president Mark Alexander praised Springbok winger Aphiwe Dyantyi for scooping the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Award in association with Tudor at a glittering function in Monaco on Sunday evening. In doing so, the 24-year-old Dyantyi became the first South African to win this prestigious award for players in their debut international...
JOHANNESBURG, May 7 (Reuters) - South Africa hooker Malcolm Marx will arrive back home on Tuesday for scans on a groin injury that threatens to rule him out of next month’s three-test series against England. Marx was hurt during the Lions' 28-19 away loss to the Wellington Hurricanes in the Super Rugby competition on Saturday. He left New Zealand on Monday...
PRETORIA, October 26 – The Blue Bulls Company on Friday confirmed the signing of Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen. The big ball carrying loose, who is currently plying his trade in Japan, will arrive in Pretoria in February 2019 and will spend the duration of the season with the Vodacom Bulls. Vermeulen has donned the Green and Gold of the Springboks...
CAPE TOWN, May 19 – New Zealand born-flyhalf Hayden Parker snapped over an opportunist last-minute drop goal to set up a dramatic 26-23 win for the Sunwolves over the touring Stormers in Saturday's Super Rugby match in Hong Kong. Parker's matchwinning drop rounded off his personal haul of 21 points in the match which looked like ending in a draw...
JOHANNESBURG, July 3 – Former Zimbabwean sports minister David Coltart, has lashed out at Tunisian authorities after former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers and his Zimbabwe rugby side were forced to sleep in the streets of the capital Tunis while returning home from Kenya. “Our national rugby team the Sables are being treated in the most appalling way in Tunisia....
BRISBANE, Australia, September 9 – Springbok captain Siya Kolisi lamented the team's high error-rate in their disappointing 23-18 defeat against the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday.   Bok coach Rassie Erasmus caught many by surprise when he made as many as six changes to the team for this encounter despite the fact his side suffered a shock loss to Argentina the...
PRETORIA, May 7 – An eagerly-awaited report on transformation in sport in South Africa showed that empowerment was taking place in differing sporting codes in South Africa, Sport and Recreation Minister Tokozile Xasa said on Monday “At a governance and decision-making level, the report shows that more than half, 60 percent of federations audited have elected black presidents into position, whereas...

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