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Boks want to be 'cut-throat' against Wallabies

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Boks want to be 'cut-throat' against Wallabies

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP SPOTLIGHT: Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk has called on his teammates to be more clinical in the strike zone when they face the Wallabies in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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Mitchell: England can win World Cup and dethrone All Blacks

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Mitchell: England can win World Cup and dethrone All Blacks

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: England defence coach John Mitchell recognises that New Zealand set the benchmark in international rugby but is confident Eddie Jones’ men can dethrone the All Blacks at the World ...

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Victory over NZ no longer a fanciful dream for Los Pumas

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Victory over NZ no longer a fanciful dream for Los Pumas

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: With a year to go ahead of the 2019 World Cup in Japan, Argentina's Pumas are on the prowl, rejuvenated by their rugged former hooker, Mario Ledesma.

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Boom hangs up his boots

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Boom hangs up his boots

NEWS: The Blue Bulls Company confirmed that loose forward Boom Prinsloo will be retiring from professional rugby with immediate effect.

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Converting opportunities yes, but preventing easy tries to the opposition should also get a big mention. How many easy tries have we given away on the outside this season? Outside man must mark the outside attacker! Stop getting sucked in! Trust your inside defenders! Don't create overlaps for them and you've solved half the problem!

"The South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) made waves on Tuesday by announcing that it would start screening live English Premier League matches from this weekend.

The obvious question to have been asked is: How does the SABC have money for the Premier League, but not for the Springboks or Bafana Bafana?

That answer comes in the form of Kwese Sports, who through their parent company Econet have secured the free-to-air Premier League rights for the next three seasons.

Kwese are then able to sub-contract those rights to public broadcasters, and that is how the SABC have landed with the Premier League on its doorstep."

Why can't SARU nominate one CC game per weekend to be free-to-air and invite other players like SABC/eTV/Open View to bid on it?

Shouldnt have said a year. It should be 300m over 3/4 years

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Except that he's right.

It's also the afrikaans slang for weed

Another one of Xander's disastrous signings. With no disrespect to Boom himself, who was a good player for the Cheetahs, but he added no value to Bulls rugby. Focus should be on quality not quantity.

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I think WP favorites to take it this year in my honest opinion, won't be shocked at all. Hopefully the youth guys brought into the Sharks can stay the course.

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He's good but not that good. About 2 years ago, when Donnacha Ryan decided to join Racing, the Irish second row stocks looked bare. Since then, James Ryan and Tadhg Beirne have made the step up. Toner and Henderson are seasoned internationals, now and have improved from where they were in 2015. Investment has been made with Roux, Treadwell, Holland and Dillane. It just seems to me to be too short notice to throw a new guy in with a few friendlies to the World cup squad. Like I said, if there was an injury crisis, Schmidt would pick Donnacha Ryan in an emergency. Klein, may, be better than Roux, Holland, Treadwell, Foley, Nagle, M Kearney and Dillane but, so far, I haven't seen that much evidence of it. I think he'll have to be, WAY, better than them, this season, before Schmidt goes for such a left field world cup selection.

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Converting opportunities yes, but preventing easy tries to the opposition should also get a big mention. How many easy tries have we given away on the outside this season? Outside man must mark the outside attacker! Stop getting sucked in! Trust your inside defenders! Don't create overlaps for them and you've solved half the problem!

"The South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) made waves on Tuesday by announcing that it would start screening live English Premier League matches from this weekend.

The obvious question to have been asked is: How does the SABC have money for the Premier League, but not for the Springboks or Bafana Bafana?

That answer comes in the form of Kwese Sports, who through their parent company Econet have secured the free-to-air Premier League rights for the next three seasons.

Kwese are then able to sub-contract those rights to public broadcasters, and that is how the SABC have landed with the Premier League on its doorstep."

Why can't SARU nominate one CC game per weekend to be free-to-air and invite other players like SABC/eTV/Open View to bid on it?

Shouldnt have said a year. It should be 300m over 3/4 years

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Except that he's right.

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I think WP favorites to take it this year in my honest opinion, won't be shocked at all. Hopefully the youth guys brought into the Sharks can stay the course.

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He's good but not that good. About 2 years ago, when Donnacha Ryan decided to join Racing, the Irish second row stocks looked bare. Since then, James Ryan and Tadhg Beirne have made the step up. Toner and Henderson are seasoned internationals, now and have improved from where they were in 2015. Investment has been made with Roux, Treadwell, Holland and Dillane. It just seems to me to be too short notice to throw a new guy in with a few friendlies to the World cup squad. Like I said, if there was an injury crisis, Schmidt would pick Donnacha Ryan in an emergency. Klein, may, be better than Roux, Holland, Treadwell, Foley, Nagle, M Kearney and Dillane but, so far, I haven't seen that much evidence of it. I think he'll have to be, WAY, better than them, this season, before Schmidt goes for such a left field world cup selection.

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Common sense.

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