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Montgomery warns of Scottish backlash

The Springboks may be on the verge of equaling the record for the most consecutive victories against Scotland, coming off the back of their record 36-16 demolition of the Scots in Durban last week, but veteran fullback Percy Montgomery has warned about a Scottish backlash in the second test in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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Jenkins to start with Hook and Bennett

Wales coach Gareth Jenkins has made two changes to his starting line-up for the second Test against Argentina at Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires on Saturday - Ospreys duo James Hook and Huw Bennett have both been handed places in the starting XV.

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June Tests, Week 1 - Part 1

June is bursting out with Tests all over the place. We are going to look at four this weekend - New Zealand vs Ireland, South Africa vs Scotland, Australia vs Australia, and Argentina vs South Africa.

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Wallabies cry foul over English 'tactics'

Not for the first time the Australian rugby team cried foul over the opponents' tactics ahead of a major international. This time the "culprits" are England, who apparently resorted to eye-poking and hair-pulling to stop loose forward George Smith from winning the battle at the breakdown.

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Wales warn referee of dirty tactics

Wales' management has apparently handed a video of alleged Argentina dirty tricks to the referee for the second Test in Buenos Aires on Saturday, Dave Pearson.

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Panic sets in as England change six

England boss Andy Robinson has made sweeping changes for Saturday's second Test against Australia at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne.

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Scotland search for new formula

Scotland head coach Frank Hadden has made six changes and one positional switch for the second Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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Injuries force White's selection hand

Injuries played a major role when Springbok coach Jake White named his team to face Scotland in the second of the two Test against Scotland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. As predicted the Boks will field a new centre pairing and a new left-wing.

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Mortlock to make captaincy debut

Wallabies Coach John Connolly on Wednesday named his team for Saturday's second Test against England at Melbourne's Telstra Dome. Stirling Mortlock will become the 73rd player to captain the Wallabies with regular skipper George Gregan named on the reserve bench.

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French top standings; Baby Boks win again

Hosts France top the overall standings after the second round of matches at the IRB Under 21 World Championship 2006. Home fans in Cournon were treated to a 32-3 victory over Wales, which ensured that the French collected their second bonus point from two matches.

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Ireland remain unchanged - for now

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan has named an unchanged XV to face the All Blacks in the second test at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. But there could be a late change to the team due to doubts surrounding the fitness of fullback Geordan Murphy.

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Henry changes three for the Irish

All Black coach Graham Henry made three changes to his team to play Ireland in the second Test at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. Lock Troy Flavell, flank Jerome Kaino and centre Casey Laulala all come into the line-up.

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Scotland assess walking wounded

Scotland's beleaguered squad on Tuesday completed the first training session since the 36-16 defeat to South Africa last Saturday.

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Stuart-Smith returns to lead Saxons

Clive Stuart-Smith will end his England exile on Saturday after being named as Saxons skipper for the Barclays Churchill Cup Plate final against Ireland A.

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New injury blow for Boks

The Springboks will field a new centre pairing in the second test against Scotland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, after Jaque Fourie joined teammate Jean de Villiers on the sideline - ironically also with a rib injury.

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More spring in the Bok step

The Springbok backline may not exactly be world beaters right now, but they believe they have taken a step in the right direction and will continue to work on a more expansive game in the second test against Scotland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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Jones fit to fight the Pumas

Wales captain Duncan Jones has received good news about the hand injury which forced him to leave the field during the narrow 27-25 defeat to Argentina in Puerto Madryn on Sunday - scan results today revealed his thumb is not broken.

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Ireland remain unchanged - for now

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan has named an unchanged XV to face the All Blacks in the second test at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. But there could be a late change to the team due to doubts surrounding the fitness of fullback Geordan Murphy.

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Henry changes three for the Irish

All Black coach Graham Henry made three changes to his team to play Ireland in the second Test at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. Lock Troy Flavell, flank Jerome Kaino and centre Casey Laulala all come into the line-up.

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Referees to 18 June 

Life on the Test circuit remains June busy. It's hard to keep up. But for referees it is a window of opportunity, opening wide.

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'I was embarrassed to be English'

We have received plenty of feedback following England's 34-3 defeat to Australia on Sunday. Here are just some of your views...

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DHS waste chances

DHS took on Kearsney at Van Heerdens at 12.00 on Saturday.

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Monnas dominate Golden Lions

Hoêrskool Monument of Krugersdorp dominate the Golden Lions Craven Week team in the way Grey College usually do to the Free State team. Monnas had ten players in the side.

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Webster wants more ball security

Scotland international Simon Webster has said that safer ball at the breakdown is the key to progress in the wake of the 36-16 defeat in Durban last Saturday.

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FNB Top 20 - 13 June

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Ashton sifts through the ashes

England will put a strong emphasis on composure and execution this week as they target an unlikely victory over Australia in the second Test.

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Ireland remain unchanged - for now

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan has named an unchanged XV to face the All Blacks in the second test at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. But there could be a late change to the team due to doubts surrounding the fitness of fullback Geordan Murphy.

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Henry changes three for the Irish

All Black coach Graham Henry made three changes to his team to play Ireland in the second Test at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. Lock Troy Flavell, flank Jerome Kaino and centre Casey Laulala all come into the line-up.

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Golden Lions referees 'withdraw services'

Following an assault on one of their members and a couple of other unpleasant matches, the Golden Lions Referees' Society has decided to withdraw its services from club rugby for a week.

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Henry changes three for the Irish

All Black coach Graham Henry made three changes to his team to play Ireland in the second Test at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. Lock Troy Flavell, flank Jerome Kaino and centre Casey Laulala all come into the line-up.

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Ireland remain unchanged - for now

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan has named an unchanged XV to face the All Blacks in the second test at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. But there could be a late change to the team due to doubts surrounding the fitness of fullback Geordan Murphy.

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Schalk Burger's try

This is one of those perennials it seems - double movement, and it comes from an incident in the match between South Africa and Scotland in Durban on Saturday. Whoever invented the term "double movement" should be condemned to watch nothing but soccer for the rest of his mindless life!

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Fringe players stand by for bruised Wallabies

With a few injury concerns, following his team's emphatic 34-3 demolition of England in Sydney at the weekend, Wallaby coach John Connolly is likely to go to his fringe players for the return match in Melbourne on Saturday.

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Gregan refuses to get carried away

Australia captain George Gregan refuses to get carried away with his side's 34-3 victory over England and believes both teams are in a rebuilding stage with a long way to go before they reach the peak of their powers.

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Hadden orders more aggression

Scotland coach Frank Hadden is refusing to be downbeat as he begins preparations for the second Test against South Africa after the 36-16 defeat in Durban.

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Queen’s thump St Andrew’s 

Unlike the hapless kudu that was struck by one of the Springbok Atlas busses on the way to Grahamstown early on Saturday morning, the Queen’s kudu stood proud after the 1st XV’s comprehensive thumping of St Andrew’s  by 38 points to nil, in Grahamstown on Saturday afternoon.

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Muir beat Itembelihle

Muir captain, Brendon Meyer, capped another solid performance by contributing 16 of Muir’s points as they beat Itembelihle 31-12 in Uitenhage on Saturday after leading 16-5 at half-time.

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Jenkins remains upbeat despite defeat

New Wales coach Gareth Jenkins was defiant in defeat in Puerto Madryn and claimed his side will bounce back in Buenos Aires in Saturday's second Test.

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Daniel takes over Baby Boks captaincy

South African coach Pieter de Villiers has made eight changes, including naming a new captain, when he announced the side to face Georgia in a Round Two match at the International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-21 World Championship at Stade Antonin Chastel in Thiers, France, on Tuesday.

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Sanderson unbowed in Australia

England headed to Melbourne on Monday with tour captain Pat Sanderson defiantly declaring that the tourist can make an impact in next weekend's second Test.

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Collage in good FNB Classic win

In an FNB Classic Clash in Pietermaritzburg between two of South Africa's top-ranked teams Maritzburg College won a handsome 24-0.

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Westville crushes Richards Bay

On Saturday Westville’s 1st XV extended their winning streak to 11 games when they crushed Richards Bay 1st XV 87-5.

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Gim to strong for SACS

The sheer power of Paarl Gim overcame a gallant SACS 1st XV, 47-12, in Newlands on Saturday morning.

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Irish confident of improved showing

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan believes he was justified in being confident ahead of Ireland's loss to the All Blacks on Saturday night, but admits the team has plenty of work to do before the second Test.

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Mass arrests as police mistake rugby for brawl

More than 100 people were detained in the southern Russian city of Rostov-On-Don after police mistook an innocent game of rugby for a mass brawl.

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Kiwis change 10 for England

New Zealand Under-21 coach Greg Cooper has made 10 changes to the starting line-up for the second match of the International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-21 World Championship, against England in Vichy on Tuesday.

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Scotland 'hurting' after heavy loss

Scotland coach Frank Hadden, fearing a major injury crisis in the touring party, on Monday abandoned a training session in Durban as his team started planning for the second test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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Nonu in injury scare at training

The All Blacks were given an injury scare on Monday, as they stepped up preparations for the second test against Ireland, at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. The All Blacks were made to work hard for their 34-23 win in the first test in Hamilton last Saturday.

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Olivier in line for test start

Springbok coach Jake White will continue to broaden his selection base when he names the team to face Scotland in the second test at the EPRFU Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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Connolly merely 'satisfied' with big win

Australia coach John Connolly declaring himself merely "satisfied" with his side's emphatic 34-3 victory over England in Sydney on Sunday.

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Schools Results - 11 June

The FNB Classic Clash between Maritzburg College and Glenwood in Pietermaritzburg was expected to be close. It wasn't.

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Italy notch up fifty points in Tokyo

Italy opened their two-Test tour of the Pacific with an emphatic 52-6 victory over Japan in Tokyo on Sunday, running seven tries past the flat-footed Brave Blossoms at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.

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Australia monster England in Sydney

Australia got their 2006 test season off to the perfect start, when they monstered the new-look England team - recording an emphatic 34-3 win at the Telstra Stadium, in Sydney, on Sunday. The Wallabies outscored their rival by three tries to none in this Cook Cup encounter.

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Australia monster England in Sydney

Australia got their 2006 test season off to the perfect start, when they monstered the new-look England team - recording an emphatic 34-3 win at the Telstra Stadium, in Sydney, on Sunday. The Wallabies outscored their rival by three tries to none in this Cook Cup encounter.

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Argentina sneak a win against Wales

Argentina recorded a narrow 27-25 win over Wales at Estadio Raúl Conti, in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, on Sunday. But the first-ever Test in Patagonia was a drab affair with far more penalties, yellow cards and handling errors than any real constructive rugby.

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White - 'Things can only get better'

Jake White was understandably elated with his team's 36-16 victory over Scotland in Durban on Saturday, but the Springbok coach believes his team can still make a massive improvement ahead of next week's second Test.

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Argentina sneak a win against Wales

Argentina recorded a narrow 27-25 win over Wales at Estadio Raúl Conti, in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, on Sunday. But the first-ever Test in Patagonia was a drab affair with far more penalties, yellow cards and handling errors than any real constructive rugby.

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Argentina sneak a win against Wales

Argentina recorded a narrow 27-25 win over Wales at Estadio Raúl Conti, in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, on Sunday. But the first-ever Test in Patagonia was a drab affair with far more penalties, yellow cards and handling errors than any real constructive rugby.

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Fijians taken out by Tonga in Gosford

Tonga remain in contention for the IRB Pacific Five Nations spoils after recording a tense 24-23 victory over Fiji in Australia on Saturday.

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Argentina sneak a win against Wales

Argentina recorded a narrow 27-25 win over Wales at Estadio Raúl Conti, in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, on Sunday. But the first-ever Test in Patagonia was a drab affair with far more penalties, yellow cards and handling errors than any real constructive rugby.

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Australia monster England in Sydney

Australia got their 2006 test season off to the perfect start, when they monstered the new-look England team - recording an emphatic 34-3 win at the Telstra Stadium, in Sydney, on Sunday. The Wallabies outscored their rival by three tries to none in this Cook Cup encounter.

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Robinson accentuates the positives

England coach Andy Robinson insists his side is "moving forward" despite the crushing 34-3 loss to Australia in Sydney on Sunday.

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Australia monster England in Sydney

Australia got their 2006 test season off to the perfect start, when they monstered the new-look England team - recording an emphatic 34-3 win at the Telstra Stadium, in Sydney, on Sunday. The Wallabies outscored their rival by three tries to none in this Cook Cup encounter.

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Kiwis keep clean sheet against Irish

New Zealand retained their clean sheet against Ireland, recording a 34-23 victory at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday. It was a late surge, 13 points in the last 10 minutes, which saw the All Blacks home in this tightly contested encounter.

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Kiwis keep clean sheet against Irish

New Zealand retained their clean sheet against Ireland, recording a 34-23 victory at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday. It was a late surge, 13 points in the last 10 minutes, which saw the All Blacks home in this tightly contested encounter.

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Kiwis keep clean sheet against Irish

New Zealand retained their clean sheet against Ireland, recording a 34-23 victory at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday. It was a late surge, 13 points in the last 10 minutes, which saw the All Blacks home in this tightly contested encounter.

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Henry won't change 'rusty' All Blacks

All Blacks coach Graham Henry described the effort by his team, in beating Ireland 34-23 in Hamilton on Saturday, as 'rusty' after not having been together since November. He also said he was happy with the win in the first of two tests.

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Eddie Jones takes a pop at Catt

Former Australia coach Eddie Jones believes the English backs will be punished by the Wallabies during Sunday's first Test in Sydney.

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Boks keep their feet on the ground

South Africa may have handed Scotland their biggest defeat ever on South African soil, a 36-16 hammering in Durban on Saturday, but they certainly don't see this as a sign that they will have a free ride in the return test in Port Elizabeth next week.

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Hadden points to dodgy Burger roll

Scotland coach Frank Hadden believes a debatable decision by Irish video referee Simon McDowell handed South Africa the impetus to surge to a 36-16 win in the first Test in Durban on Saturday.

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Boks race past outclassed Scotland

The Springboks have handed Scotland their biggest-ever defeat on South African soil, racing to a 36-16 victory in Durban on Saturday in a game where the scoreline certainly flatters the visitors. It is the first time Scotland had lost by more than ten points on SA soil and it is also a result that ensures Scotland are still searching for their first win in South Africa.

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Boks race past outclassed Scotland

The Springboks have handed Scotland their biggest-ever defeat on South African soil, racing to a 36-16 victory in Durban on Saturday in a game where the scoreline certainly flatters the visitors. It is the first time Scotland had lost by more than ten points on SA soil and it is also a result that ensures Scotland are still searching for their first win in South Africa.

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Some solace for England Saxons

London Irish star Delon Armitage had double reason to celebrate in Toronto after helping the England Saxons to a comfortable 41-11 victory over Canada in Saturday's Churchill Cup encounter at York Stadium.

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Boks race past outclassed Scotland

The Springboks have handed Scotland their biggest-ever defeat on South African soil, racing to a 36-16 victory in Durban on Saturday in a game where the scoreline certainly flatters the visitors. It is the first time Scotland had lost by more than ten points on SA soil and it is also a result that ensures Scotland are still searching for their first win in South Africa.

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Boishaai too good for Bosch

Paarl Boys' High honoured one of their most famous rugby Old Boys, Corné Krige, when they beat Rondebosch 27-0 at Newlands on Friday night.

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Kiwis keep clean sheet against Irish

New Zealand retained their clean sheet against Ireland, recording a 34-23 victory at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday. It was a late surge, 13 points in the last 10 minutes, which saw the All Blacks home in this tightly contested encounter.

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O'Driscoll laments late mistakes

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll lamented his side's inability to take the game to New Zealand for the full 80 minutes after losing the first Test 34-23 in Hamilton.

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Boks race past outclassed Scotland

The Springboks have handed Scotland their biggest-ever defeat on South African soil, racing to a 36-16 victory in Durban on Saturday in a game where the scoreline certainly flatters the visitors. It is the first time Scotland had lost by more than ten points on SA soil and it is also a result that ensures Scotland are still searching for their first win in South Africa.

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Beefy Boks just too good, says White

It is back to the drawing board for Scotland after the 20-point (36-16) hammering they took against South African in the first of two tests in Durban on Saturday. Scottish captain Jason White readily admits that his men will have to take a huge step in the return match in Port Elizabeth next week.

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Preview - South Africa v Scotland

When South Africa and Scotland go head-to-head at the ABSA Stadium in Durban on Saturday, the first game of a two-Test series, they will tackle each other - literally and figuratively.

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Preview - Japan v Italy

Italy coach Pierre Berbizier has named his side for Sunday's encounter with Japan in Tokyo, selecting a mix of experienced forwards and fresh-faced backs.

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Preview - Argentina v Wales

There is an amount of novelty in this first game of the two-Test series between the Pumas and Wales in Argentina. There is the novelty of venue above all - down in Patagonia in the south of South America, just into Patagonia and on the Atlantic coast.

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Preview - South Africa v Scotland

When South Africa and Scotland go head-to-head at the ABSA Stadium in Durban on Saturday, the first game of a two-Test series, they will tackle each other - literally and figuratively.

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Scotland aim to 'blitz' the Boks

Scotland centre Marcus Di Rollo is convinced that they have found the perfect foil for South Africa's tactics. The two countries go head-to-head in the first of two tests, at the ABSA Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

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Preview - Australia v England

The 2007 Rugby World Cup effectively starts for England exactly how the last one finished - against the Wallabies at Telstra Stadium in Sydney. But the contrast between that November evening and what awaits a new-look team and coaching staff on Sunday could hardly be more pronounced.

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Preview - South Africa v Scotland

When South Africa and Scotland go head-to-head at the ABSA Stadium in Durban on Saturday, the first game of a two-Test series, they will tackle each other - literally and figuratively.

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Preview - Argentina v Wales

There is an amount of novelty in this first game of the two-Test series between the Pumas and Wales in Argentina. There is the novelty of venue above all - down in Patagonia in the south of South America, just into Patagonia and on the Atlantic coast.

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Simpson-Daniel still down on his luck

Gloucester wing James Simpson-Daniel is out of England's Australia tour. Simpson-Daniel had been due to start when England tackle the Wallabies at Telstra Stadium on Sunday, but he was admitted to hospital in Sydney earlier this week.

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Preview - South Africa v Scotland

When South Africa and Scotland go head-to-head at the ABSA Stadium in Durban on Saturday, the first game of a two-Test series, they will tackle each other - literally and figuratively.

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Junior ABs prove too much for Samoa

Manu Samoa flunked their inaugural Pacific Five Nations exam, going down 56-12 to the Junior All Blacks in North Harbour on Friday evening.

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Preview - Argentina v Wales

There is an amount of novelty in this first game of the two-Test series between the Pumas and Wales in Argentina. There is the novelty of venue above all - down in Patagonia in the south of South America, just into Patagonia and on the Atlantic coast.

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Preview - Argentina v Wales

There is an amount of novelty in this first game of the two-Test series between the Pumas and Wales in Argentina. There is the novelty of venue above all - down in Patagonia in the south of South America, just into Patagonia and on the Atlantic coast.

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Boks hoping for fast start to '06

Jake White's Springboks are hoping to begin their centenary season with a victory against Frank Hadden's combative Scotland unit in Durban on Saturday. White, however, knows that his team faces a stiff challenge.

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Baby Boks off to winning start

Defending champions South Africa got off to a winning start at the International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-21 World Championship in France, but it was the young New Zealanders who were the most impressive team on the opening day.

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Preview - New Zealand v Ireland

Regardless of the outcome of the match, a new chapter in New Zealand's rugby history will be written when they play Ireland at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.

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Five Kiwis return for tournament opener

New Zealand have included five players who were involved in last year's tournament in the starting line-up to face Italy in their opening match of the International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-21 World Championship in Riom on Friday.

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Preview - New Zealand v Ireland

Regardless of the outcome of the match, a new chapter in New Zealand's rugby history will be written when they play Ireland at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.

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Irish Lions soak up the tranquility

Ireland's players who were in New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions last year must be wondering if passion for rugby has died among All Blacks fans.

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Mkhize out of Baby Boks' opener

South Africa suffered a setback on the eve of their opening match at the International Rugby Board (UIRB) Under-21 World Championship, against Argentina at Riom Rugby Club in France on Friday.

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Preview - New Zealand v Ireland

Regardless of the outcome of the match, a new chapter in New Zealand's rugby history will be written when they play Ireland at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.

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Wallabies anoint new front row

Wallabies coach John Connolly has selected a brand new front row for Sunday's encounter with England at Telstra Stadium in Sydney.

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Super 14 - the State of the Game

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Preview - New Zealand v Ireland

Regardless of the outcome of the match, a new chapter in New Zealand's rugby history will be written when they play Ireland at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.

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O'Driscoll comes bearing no grudges

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll claims he has no axe to grind with Keven Mealamu in the forthcoming Test series against New Zealand.

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Henning blows the whistle on 'poor' players

Retired referee Tappe Henning has come in for some severe censure from many people, both players and fans alike, after his handling of the Springboks' fortuitous 30-27 win over a World XV in Johannesburg last week.

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Du Randt named to face Scotland

Springbok coach Jake White on Wednesday named veteran prop Os du Randt in the starting XV of the team to face Scotland in the first of two tests, in Durban on Saturday.

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Don't have boots - but will travel

Cardiff Blues fly-half Nick Macleod has linked up with the Wales squad in Argentina after answered an SOS from Wales coach Gareth Jenkins - a call that cut short the 23-year-old's romantic holiday in France.

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Varndell wings in for England

Leicester Tigers wing Tom Varndell will make his first Test start, in a side containing three new caps, when England face Australia at the Telstra Stadium in Sydney on Sunday.

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Holmes seeks revenge Down Under

Wallabies prop Greg Holmes is looking to redress the balance when Australia face World Cup holders England in the first of two test in Sydney on Sunday.

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Maori leave the US Eagles standing

The New Zealand Maori underlined their Churchill Cup intentions by crushing the USA at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara on Wednesday evening, running in a dozen tries as they notched up a highly accomplish 74-6 victory over their hosts.

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Varndell wings in for England

Leicester Tigers wing Tom Varndell will make his first Test start, in a side containing three new caps, when England face Australia at the Telstra Stadium in Sydney on Sunday.

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Cusiter in plot to overthrow Blair

Scotland star Chris Cusiter has warned Mike Blair that he will be looking for a return to the starting line-up during the Test series in November.

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Richards ready to make amends

Gloucester star Peter Richards is ready to stake an early claim for Rugby World Cup recognition on Sunday - eight years after his grisly eyewitness view of England's darkest hour.

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Varndell wings in for England

Leicester Tigers wing Tom Varndell will make his first Test start, in a side containing three new caps, when England face Australia at the Telstra Stadium in Sydney on Sunday.

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Leon Stevens - Pietermaritzburg College Captain

Goldstones, the legendary fortress, of Maritzburg College plays host to another rousing encounter this Saturday as Glenwood of Durban travel north for a FNB Classic Clash. Leon Stevens captains College from the side of the scrum.

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Scots progress to Churchill Cup Final

Scotland 'A' booked their place in the final of the Churchill Cup courtesy of a hard-fought 15-10 victory over Canada at Twin Elm Park in Ottawa on Wednesday.

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Jenkins names his first Wales side

Gareth Jenkins has named his first Test side as Wales coach, with Ospreys youngsters Ian Evans and Alun Wyn Jones set to make their Test debuts against Argentina in Puerto Madryn on Sunday.

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Welsh tourists welcomed 'like heroes'

Wales captain Duncan Jones has expressed his delight with the welcome given to the squad in Argentina ahead of Sunday's encounter with the Pumas in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia.

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Scotland recall Macfadyen for Boks

Scotland coach Frank Hadden has backed Donnie Macfadyen to prove he is "the man for the occasion" after handing the little Glasgow Warriors flank a berth in the XV to face South Africa in Durban on Saturday.

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Varndell wings in for England

Leicester Tigers wing Tom Varndell will make his first Test start, in a side containing three new caps, when England face Australia at the Telstra Stadium in Sydney on Sunday.

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FNB Top 20 - 6 June

There were really tough decisions to be made this week in the FNB Top 20. After all the top two sides lost and the third side did not play.

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Laws & Referees

Referees to 11 June

Tests start in earnest this week, mainly south of the equator.

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Tournaments

Preview - Canada v England Saxons

England Sevens stats Richard Haughton and James Narraway have been pitched straight into the England Saxons side to play Canada in Toronto on Saturday.

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Tournaments

Preview - Canada v Scotland 'A'

Scotland 'A' coach Steve Bates has made eight changes for Wednesday's Churchill Cup clash with Canada in Ottawa.

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Tournaments

Os on ice as Boks step it up

Veteran Springbok prop Os du Randt remains on ice, as the medical staff carefully manage his groin injury, but the mood in the Bok camp took a dramatic upward swing on Tuesday after an impressive early-morning training session.

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Tournaments

Rawlinson named to face Ireland

All Black coach Graham Henry on Tuesday announced the team to play Ireland at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday, with the team including two new caps.

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Laws & Referees

Donal Courtney - referee

Donal Courtney has been to South Africa before, once in dramatic circumstances in a match which he still regards as the highlight of his career. He is back in South Africa to referee the Durban Test between South Africa and Scotland.

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Tournaments

Preview - USA v NZ Maori

Five players will make their debut for the New Zealand Maori when the side kicks off its Churchill Cup campaign against the US Eagles at Santa Clara Stadium in San Francisco on Wednesday.

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Tournaments

Preview - Samoa v Junior ABs

Junior All Blacks coaches Colin Cooper and Ian Foster have made seven changes from the XV that beat Fiji, naming a strong line-up for this Friday's IRB Pacific Five Nations match against Samoa in North Harbour.

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Second Phase

Advice for Tappe and his TJ's

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Tournaments

Neil Best handed Ireland recall

Ireland made two changes to the starting XV which helped clinch the Triple Crown, by beating England in March, for Saturday's first of two Test against New Zealand at Waikato Stadium.

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Rawlinson named to face Ireland

All Black coach Graham Henry on Tuesday announced the team to play Ireland at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday, with the team including two new caps.

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Tournaments

Rawlinson named to face Ireland

All Black coach Graham Henry on Tuesday announced the team to play Ireland at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday, with the team including two new caps.

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Tournaments

Rawlinson named to face Ireland

All Black coach Graham Henry on Tuesday announced the team to play Ireland at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday, with the team including two new caps.

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Craven Week

Western Province choose schoolboy teams

Western Province schools' selectors have chosen their three high school teams for Craven Week, the Academy Week and the Grant Khomo Week.

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Tournaments

Preview - NZ Maori v Ireland 'A'

The Ireland 'A' team to take on the New Zealand Maori in Saturday's Churchill Cup Pool crucial clash shows four changes to the side that beat the USA last weekend.

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Tournaments

Mike Ford ready for baptism of fire

England's new defence coach Mike Ford admits there is a chance the world champions will "get busted" by a star-studded Australian back division at Telstra Stadium on Sunday.

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Zweliyandila just win FNB Classic

Zweliyandila beat Ntsonkotha 9-5 on Dou Grounds in Chalumna, south of East London, on Saturday in an FNB Classic Clash.

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Tournaments

Hadden thinking outside the Boks

Scotland coach Frank Hadden is convinced his team can record their first victory over the Springboks on South African soil, when the two sides meet at ABSA Stadium in Durban on Saturday in the first of two Test matches.

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Hadden thinking outside the Boks

Scotland coach Frank Hadden is convinced his team can record their first victory over the Springboks on South African soil, when the two sides meet at ABSA Stadium in Durban on Saturday in the first of two Test matches.

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Hadden thinking outside the Boks

Scotland coach Frank Hadden is convinced his team can record their first victory over the Springboks on South African soil, when the two sides meet at ABSA Stadium in Durban on Saturday in the first of two Test matches.

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Tournaments

Hadden thinking outside the Boks

Scotland coach Frank Hadden is convinced his team can record their first victory over the Springboks on South African soil, when the two sides meet at ABSA Stadium in Durban on Saturday in the first of two Test matches.

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Rampant Muir beat Nico Malan

A rampant Muir recorded a resounding 24-3 defeat over Nico Malan in Humansdorp on Saturday. Muir led 12-0 at half-time.

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Tournaments

Boks buckle under injuries again

With pressure mounting for Jake White's Springboks to atone for their poor showing against the World XV at Ellis Park last Saturday, the dreaded injury bogey has also visited the camp again. Lock Albert van den Berg could be out of the two-match test series against Scotland.

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Westville defeats Parktown

Westville continued their fine run of form with a convincing 31-16 win over visitors, Parktown.

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Tournaments

Kiwis have their own jumping Jack

All Black coach Graham Henry has formally named Crusaders lock Chris Jack in the squad for the two-Test series against Ireland - in Hamilton on Saturday and Auckland next week.

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Easy win for Queen's

In a one-sided encounter played on the Rec on Saturday afternoon, the Queen’s College 1st XV trounced the visiting Stirling 1st XV, by 39-3 in a game played in bitterly cold conditions.

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Tournaments

No half measures for Irish tourists

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan will not employ a rotation policy on his team's tour of New Zealand and Australia.

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SACS beat Brackenfell

SACS beat Brackenfell 12-5 on a lovely winter's morning in Newlands on Saturday. It was a game of two halves.

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Tournaments

Boks the 'ultimate physical challenge'

Scotland coach Frank Hadden is "very happy" that the substantial bulk and uncompromising approach of Nathan Hines is available for the two-match test series against South Africa.

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Tournaments

Pichot reflects on Argentina's troubles

Argentina captain Agustín Pichot has taken time out of an impossibly hectic schedule to chat to Planet Rugby about the current problems striking at the heart of Argentine rugby.

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Ian Adendorff - FNB Player of the Week

On Saturday Glenwood travel to the sleepy hollow of Pietermaritzburg for a FNB Classic Clash that looks set to bring fireworks to the town. Not only is it Maritzburg College’s Old Boys' weekend, but two of the form teams in KwaZulu Natal go head-to-head on the legendary Goldstones field.

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Grey beat Graeme in Grahamstown

Grey High beat Graeme College 43-19 in Grahamstown on Saturday.

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Tournaments

Larkham haunted by ghosts of 2003

Australia fly-half Stephen Larkham has admitted he still suffers mental torture from Australia's agonising extra-time defeat to England in the final of Rugby World Cup 2003.

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Tournaments

Loffreda picks Pumas for Patagonia

Argentina coach Marcelo Loffreda has named the 22-man squad for Sunday's Test against Wales in Puerto Madryn.

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Tournaments

Barbarians beat Georgia in Tbilisi

Before some 10,000 spectators the Barbarians beat Georgia 28-19 in Tbilisi on Sunday afternoon. There was more than just a rugby match.

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Tournaments

Callard ponders over-eager England

England Saxons coach Jon Callard put his side's 13-7 Barclays Churchill Cup defeat to Scotland 'A' down to a lack of experience.

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College beat Affies

Maritzburg College beat Affies of Pretoria 19-15 in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday.

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NEWS

Another defeat for Bellville Lions

The strong Strand side beat the brave Bellville side 12-9 on Saturday.

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Tournaments

Ledesma accuses NZRU of dirty tricks

Argentina players' spokesman Mario Ledesma has accused the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) of selling out the Pumas.

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NEWS

Schools Results - 4 June

The cat got right amongst the pigeons this weekend. To start with the top two teams on the FNB Top 20 bit the dust.

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Tournaments

Hadden calls up John Beattie Jr.

Scotland coach Frank Hadden has drafted uncapped John Beattie into his squad for the tour of South Africa.

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Tournaments

Springboks put World XV to bed

The Springbok XV edged out the World XV to maintain their unbeaten record over the star-studded visitors, but Saturday's drab 30-27 victory at a half-empty Ellis Park wasn't quite the celebration of rugby that the overpriced match-tickets had promised.

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Tournaments

John Connolly lays down the law

Australia coach John Connolly has laid down the law to his players ahead of the two-Test series with England by warning them to respect the Wallaby jersey or face the consequences.

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Tournaments

Maori limber up with win over Waratahs

The New Zealand Maori limbered up for their participation in the Churchill Cup with a thrilling 20-16 victory over a depleted Waratahs side in Sydney on Friday night.

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Tournaments

Junior ABs wear out Fiji in Suva

The Junior All Blacks opened the inaugural Pacific Five Nations tournament with a well-taken 35-17 victory over Fiji in Suva on Saturday.

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NEWS

Rugby - and Bishops - win

Bishops were at home to Paul Roos on Saturday and won  a highly skilled thriller 18-16. It was one of the great matches on the historic Piley Rees Field.

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NEWS

Akhona Myokwana - Zweliyandila Captain

Mtobeli Kweliti, coach of Zweliyandila school near East London, an ardent rugby man, has great praise for his captain Akhona Myokwana as his team prepares to play Ntsonkotha in an FNB Classic Clash in Chalumna on Saturday.

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Tournaments

Catt backs tour tyros to shine

Veteran England centre Mike Catt has tipped young backs Tom Varndell and Matthew Tait to make a major impact on the upcoming Test series against Australia.

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Bulelani Litye - Captain of Ntsonkotha

Bulelani Litye captains Ntsonkotha in their FNB Classic Clash with Zweliyandila, a daunting tack if last year's match is anything to go by.

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Walder out to prove Falcons wrong

England Saxons fly-half Dave Walder is determined to "ram a few rods down a few people's throats" and prove that Newcastle Falcons boss Rob Andrew was wrong to dump him.

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Tournaments

O'Connell chases 'a little bit of history'

Ireland lock Paul O'Connell toured New Zealand with his country in 2002 just after losing a Heineken Cup final. The Munster star is bound for All Black country again - but this time as a European champion.

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Tournaments

Anthony Horgan wins Ireland call-up

Munster wing Anthony Horgan will join Ireland's tour to New Zealand and Australia following John Kelly's withdrawal through injury.

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Gary Collins – Monument Captain

On Saturday Monument host Marais Viljoen from Alberton in a FNB Classic Clash. Stand-in skipper Gary Collins leads Monnas.

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Grant Victor – Marais Viljoen captain

Marais Viljoen face the daunting task of travelling to Monument on Saturday afternoon to play in a FNB Classic Clash. Grant Victor captains Marais Viljoen.

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Tournaments

Robinson sets out his tour stall

England coach Andy Robinson has dismissed the view that he has assembled a development side for the forthcoming tour of Australia and is convinced that his troops can get the better of the Wallabies.

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Tournaments

Saxons call up Higgins for Sackey

London Wasps speedster Paul Sackey has failed to overcome a toe injury and will be replaced in the England Saxons squad for the Churchill Cup by Bath wing Andrew Higgins.

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Tournaments

Boss relishing return to New Zealand

After an encouraging first season with Ulster, Isaac Boss could be about to top it all off by making his Ireland debut against the country of his birth.

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Tournaments

Paterson lines up the Springboks

Scotland star Chris Paterson has warned there is still a lot of work to do following his country's 66-19 triumph over the Barbarians at Murrayfield on Wednesday.

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Craven Week

Boland choose for Weeks

Boland have chosen their teams for the Craven Week, the Academy Week and the Grant Khomo Week for Under-16s.

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Law Discussions

The foggy, foggy final

The Super 14 final at Jade Stadium was dominated by the fog. It was the biggest talking point after the match. We shall also talk about it - for the last time!

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Craven Week

Kwaggas dominate SWD Craven Week side

There are 13 players from Outeniqua in the South Western Districts Craven Week side - and another seven in the Academy side and another dozen in the Under-16 side.

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Barkley wants to be an England 'banker'

Bath playmaker Olly Barkley sees his England call-up for the Australia tour as an opportunity to establish himself in the 1st XV rather than simply challenge the likes of Charlie Hodgson and Jonny Wilkinson for the fly-half berth.

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Scotland smash the Barbarians

Scotland limbered up for their two-Test tour of South Africa with an impressive 66-19 victory over the Barbarians at Murrayfield on Wednesday evening, topping England's efforts against the same opponents by a full 20 points.

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Pumas' problems persist, says Ledesma

Argentina hooker Mario Ledesma has confirmed that the Pumas will give their all in their scheduled Test matches against Wales and New Zealand but reiterated that their dispute with the Argentina Rugby Union (UAR) has yet to be resolved.

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Laws & Referees

IRB brings back technical zones

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced the reintroduction of Technical Zones for all Test matches. The new zones, which are designed to aid game management for match officials, will return ahead of matches in the June Test window.

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Laws & Referees

Churchill Cup referees

Canada and the USA - the host nations - England, Ireland, New Zealand and Scotland have teams and referees taking part in the Churchill Cup this month.

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Tournaments

IRB brings back technical zones

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced the reintroduction of Technical Zones for all Test matches. The new zones, which are designed to aid game management for match officials, will return ahead of matches in the June Test window.

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NEWS

Marc Colia – Westville Captain

Marc Colia’s story is one full of inspiration and determination. Marc has overcome a potentially career ending disorder, to emerge as an inspirational captain to one of KwaZulu Natal’s most successful 1st XVs, Westville Boys’ High.

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Chilliboy to lead 'Baby Boks'

South African Under-21 hooker Chilliboy Ralepelle has immense promise. First Springbok coach Jake White wanted him to train with the senior national team and now he has been chosen to captain his country at the International Rugby Board (IRB) U21 World Cup in France, according to Afrikaans daily newspaper, Die Burger.

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Brandwag win FNB Clash

Springs Technical High School's first rugby team suffered a 43-0 thrashing at the hands of Brandwag High School in the FNB Clash on Saturday.

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St John's win thriller at Muchaelhouse

St John's travelled down to Balgowan to play Michaelhouse and won 34-27 on Saturday, 27 May.

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NEWS

FNB Top 20 - 30 May

Glenwood and Framesby come into the FNB Top 20 this week for the first time this year, two sides who have been playing well.

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Muir beat valiant Westering

Muir College of Uitenhage have been having a really good season and on Saturday made good use of opportunities in beating a valiant Westering High 45-12 in Uitenhage. At half-time Muir led 38-7.

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Glenwood down DHS in FNB Classic

Glenwood High School celebrated their Old Boys Day in the best possible way last Saturday by shutting out DHS 34-9 in an FNB Classic clash on their Dixon Field.

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NEWS

Winston Williams - FNB Player of the Week

Winston Williams of Hoërskool Florida west of Johannesburg is a star in the making. He is slight of build, remarkably fast with an intuitive understanding of rugby.

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Laws & Referees

Referees to 4 June

The window for Tests starts opening a crack this weekend before flinging itself wide to the world.

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NEWS

Queen's find Hudson Park tough

Queen's College continued their dominance of schoolboy rugby in the Eastern Cape when they outplayed Hudson Park in East London on Saturday. Despite a determined challenge from a committed Hudson Park side, Queen's outscored their opposition by five tries to two and were full value for their 29-15 victory.

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NEWS

Potch boys beat Parktown

Potchefstroom Boys' High beat Parktown 15-10 in Potchefstroom on Saturday.

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Law Discussions

Stats from S14 Final

Here we give stats concerning getting possession, mainly at scrums and line-outs for the Super 14 Final - the Crusaders against the Hurricanes.

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NEWS

St. Andrews College beat Daniël Pienaar in Grahamstown

In a windy Grahamstown on Saturday, St Andrew's were good value for their 31-17 victory over Daniël Pienaar of Uitenhage.

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Schools Results - 27 May

After beating Grey College last week, Affies won another big scalp this week when they beat the Blue Tornados.

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NEWS

Durbies' big win over Bellville Lions

After their victory over Bishops everybody expected Bellville to beat Durbanville with ease. Bellville shattered the expectations and astonished all by losing 23-12 against a determined Durbanville side.

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Affies carry on winning

The Affies first rugby team is alive and well, and once again has bragging rights in Pretoria. This they achieved by beating the much-vaunted Waterkloof side by 28-24 at Affies on Saturday.

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Big home win for Selborne

Selborne College scored six tries to beat Graeme College 44-5 in East London on Saturday.  The match was played in warm, dry conditions in front of a sizeable and appreciative crowd who were treated to an impressive Selborne performance.

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Westville in home victory over College

Maritzburg went down to Westville 13-6 on Saturday.

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Volkies win FNB Classic in Potch

The FNB Classic Clash in Potchefstroom between Gimnasium and Volkskool at the Gimnasium Mooivallei sports grounds resulted in a 20-0 victory for Volkskool.

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Bishops too good for SACS

In wet and muddy conditions Bishops proved too strong and to skilful for their hosts SACS, winning 20-10. The match was an entertaining affair, enjoyed by a large crowd, with both teams trying to play attacking rugby in difficult underfoot conditions. 

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NEWS

Brits win FNB Classic

Brits, the bigger school with the bigger pack won this FNB Classic Clash 31-7 against neighbours Wagpos on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Wagpos.

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Law Discussions

14/15 - sympathy/antipathy

All referees are used to prematch efforts at garnering sympathy for one side or the other. Mostly they listen without yawning.

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Laws & Referees

Super final referees

This weekend's Super 14 final is the 14th final in Super rugby with, naturally, the 14th appointment of a referee - Jonathan Kaplan of South Africa.

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NEWS

Andries Dreyer – Potch Gim's Captain

Potchestroom Gimnamsium hosts the second Potch derby in as many weeks. The game is also a FNB Classic Clash and Andries Dreyer captains Gimnasium from the outside centre position.

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Laws & Referees

Spreadbury withdraws from final

Experienced international referee Tony Spreadbury has been forced by illness to withdraw from Saturday's Guinness Premiership final at Twickenham.

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NEWS

Janco Bronkhorst – Brandwag Captain

Brandwag head down the East Rand to play HTS Springs in a FNB Classic Clash on Saturday. Janco Bronkhorst captains Brandwag of Benoni from the flank position.

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NEWS

Marthines du Preez – HTS Springs Captain

HTS Springs host near neighbours and rivals Brandwag in a FNB Classic Clash on Saturday. Flank Marthines du Preez will lead out the hosts.

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Tournaments

New Zealand select U21 squad

Seven Super 14 players have been included in the New Zealand team for next month's International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-21 World Championships in France.

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NEWS

Liam Slatem of SACS - FNB Player of the Week

Liam Slatem is the form player in the SACS backline and is the individual the team looks to for attacking inspiration. On Saturday SACS host local rivals Bishops, who are renowned for the adventurous back play. Slatem will be up against arguably the best schoolboy centre in the Western Cape Adrian Kritzinger and is relishing the challenge. 

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Erries tame Rooi Bulle in FNB Classic

Hoërskool Ermelo beat HTS Middelburg 23-27 in an FNB Classic Clash in Ermelo on Saturday. This leaves them unbeaten in the Mpumalanga league

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Stephe Viljoen – Potchestroom Volkskool Captain

This week we have another Potchestroom derby as Volkskool travel to Gimnasium for a FNB Classic Clash. Volkskool will be led out by their No.6 flank Stephe Viljoen.

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Rickus Theron – Captain Hoërskool Brits

Hoërskool Brits travel to Hoërskool Wagpos on Saturday for a FNB Classic Clash. Rickus Theron captains Brits from the loosehead position.

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Cornel du Plessis – Wagpos Captain

Wagpos of Brits host neighbours and rivals Brits High School in a FNB Classic Clash on Saturday. Eighthman Cornel du Plessis captains Wagpos.

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Max Tripepi – Durban High School Captain

Durban High School (DHS) travel down the Ridge Road to Glenwood on Saturday for an eagerly awaited FNB Classic Clash. Of Italian decent Max - he was christened Massimo - Tripepi captains DHS from the back of the scrum.

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Warren Whiteley – Captain Glenwood

Glenwood host Durban High School in a FNB Classic Clash on Saturday. Warren Whiteley captains Glenwood from the openside flank position.

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Laws & Referees

Henning gets Springbok XV match

Tappe Henning, recently retired from international refereeing, has been appointed to referee the match at Ellis Park on 3 June between a Springbok XV and a star-studded World XV.

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History

Super 12: The History

The Super 12 is the world's premier provincial rugby union tournament in the world with the best of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand going head to head for 13 frenetic weeks.

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NEWS

FNB Top 20 - 23 May

It's tough at the top! Grey Bloem have been toppled and Paul Roos have marched to the top of the FNB Top 20.

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Law Discussions

Fortune favours home?

It is often claimed that referees give more penalties against the away team than the home team, and people then start to theorise as to why this should be. However Planet-Rugby kindly publishes statistics about penalties in the Super14, and so I decided to see if the initial premise was true.

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NEWS

Carlton-Van Heerden win wet FNB Classic

In the rain and the wind in Upington, Carlton-Van Heerden beat AJ Ferreira 3-0 in their FNB Classic Clash on Saturday.

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NEWS

Graeme win at the death

On a cold, wet Saturday, a penalty from Man of the Match Chris van der Meulen in the dying minutes gave Graeme an 8-6 victory over hosts Woodridge.

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Laws & Referees

Kaplan awarded the S14 Final

An all-South African match official team will officiate in the Super 14 Final between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes at Jade Stadium, Christchurch, on Saturday.

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Law Discussions

Semis' incidents

There was all the drama of the semi-finals in the Super 14 this weekend. One was cut-and-dried, the other touch-and-go. Touch-and-go produced controversy. We shall look at some incidents, including that one at the scrum and two at the line-out.

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Law Discussions

Stats summary from 91 matches

Soundsure have sent a summary of the statistics for all 91 matches in the round robin of the Super 14. We shall give just some of them.

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Laws & Referees

Referees to 29 May

The first big final to be played will be at Jade Stadium in Christchurch, the second at Twickenham in London - the finals of the Super 14 and England's Premiership. It's final time in Italy and a vital Test in Madrid.

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Tournaments

Aussies call up their Super stars

Australia will field a heavyweight line-up for the 2006 International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-21 World Championship in France next month, with a team that includes nine players who have played Super 14 Rugby and over 20 players who have previously represented Australia at the Under-21 or Under-19 level.

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Tournaments

Gloucester rescue Challenge crown

A moment of magic from Jamie Forrester handed Gloucester the European Challenge Cup after a 36-34 extra-time victory over London Irish in a pulsating match at the Stoop on Sunday.

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Tournaments

Ryan sees a bright Gloucester future

Dean Ryan believes Sunday's dramatic 36-34 European Challenge Cup final victory over London Irish can be the start of a successful era for Gloucester.

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Tournaments

Gloucester rescue Challenge crown

A moment of magic from Jamie Forrester handed Gloucester the European Challenge Cup after a 36-34 extra-time victory over London Irish in a pulsating match at the Stoop on Sunday.

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NEWS

Good day in bad weather for Affies

To beat Grey College on the rugby field is an impressive and nigh impossible feat. To do it in consecutive years is almost unheard of, but this is exactly what Affies achieved in Pretoria on Saturday when they defeated their Free State visitors 18-13.

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NEWS

SACS battle to beat HTS Bellville

In a match played in cold and blustery conditions SACS managed to defeat their hosts HTS Bellville, 15-8. The game was punctuated by penalties as both sides battled to come to terms with the referee's interpretation of the tackle ball.

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NEWS

Schools Results - 20 May

Affies beat Grey Bloem, which is always an achievement, in the wet Western Cape Bellville beat Bishops, and in an FNB Classic Clash Ermelo beat HTS Middelburg.. Even in Kimberley it was wet and cold. It rained in Upington when Carlton-Van Heerden just won their FNB Classic Clash.

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NEWS

Bellville's day to remember

Belville sprung a big surprise when they beat the strong Bishops side 6-0 in the rain and the wind at Bellville on Saturday.

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Tournaments

Gloucester rescue Challenge crown

A moment of magic from Jamie Forrester handed Gloucester the European Challenge Cup after a 36-34 extra-time victory over London Irish in a pulsating match at the Stoop on Sunday.

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Law Discussions

Semis' stats

Here we give stats concerning getting possession, mainly at scrums and line-outs for the two Super 14 semi-finals - the Hurricanes against the Waratahs and the Crusaders against the Bulls.

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Tournaments

Gloucester rescue Challenge crown

A moment of magic from Jamie Forrester handed Gloucester the European Challenge Cup after a 36-34 extra-time victory over London Irish in a pulsating match at the Stoop on Sunday.

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Law Discussions

Heineken Cup stats

There is a new King of Europe and he wears the triple crown of Munster. But what an intense affair in Millennium Stadium with the roof closed.

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Law Discussions

S14 Round 14 - incidents

In this section we deal with some aspects of the laws in action and comment on what readers have to say.

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Laws & Referees

Soccer's loss is rugby's gain

Perhaps the timing of this column will give away what it is likely to be about, but then again, many of you may be surprised to see something about soccer here at all.

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NEWS

St Andrew's come back to win

Three unanswered second-half tries gave St Andrew's a hard fought 26-19 victory over visitors Hudson Park on Wednesday. Hudson capitalised on St Andrew's mistakes in the first half to take a 19-7 lead at half-time.

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Tournaments

Preview - Gloucester v Exiles

It might be a sideshow to the real thing, but - for Andy Robinson at least - Sunday's Challenge Cup final between Gloucester and London Irish at the Stoop is very much a main event.

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Tournaments

Preview - Gloucester v Exiles

It might be a sideshow to the real thing, but - for Andy Robinson at least - Sunday's Challenge Cup final between Gloucester and London Irish at the Stoop is very much a main event.

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Tournaments

Preview - Gloucester v Exiles

It might be a sideshow to the real thing, but - for Andy Robinson at least - Sunday's Challenge Cup final between Gloucester and London Irish at the Stoop is very much a main event.

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Tournaments

Preview - Gloucester v Exiles

It might be a sideshow to the real thing, but - for Andy Robinson at least - Sunday's Challenge Cup final between Gloucester and London Irish at the Stoop is very much a main event.

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NEWS

Luan Oosthuizen - Ermelo Captain

Hoërskool Ermelo host HTS Middelburg in a FNB Classic Clash on Saturday. Luan Oostuizen captains Ermelo.

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NEWS

Hanri Snyders – AJ Ferreira Captain

AJ Ferreira are up against local rivals Carlton-Van Heerden on Saturday in an FNB Classic Clash. Hanri Snyders captains a committed AJ Ferreira team from fullback.

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NEWS

Robbie la Grange – HTS Middelburg Captain

On Saturday Ermelo host HTS Middelburg in a FNB Classic Clash. Robbie la Grange captains HTS Middelburg from the No.8 position.

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NEWS

Big win for Queen's over Selborne

The Queen's College 1st XV turned on the charm to record a comprehensive 34-7 victory over the visiting Selborne team on the Rec on Saturday afternoon. While Queen's played with confidence and composure, Selborne struggled to find their rhythm and seldom crossed the advantage line.

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NEWS

DHS beat SCC

DHS 1st XV had a tough fixture against St Charles on Saturday the 13 May, which they won 23-6.

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Law Discussions

S14 - Week 14, Part 2

Here we give stats concerning getting possession, mainly at scrums and line-outs for the last week of the regular Super 14.

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Law Discussions

Habana's try - did he push?

At Newlands when the Bulls beat the Stormers 43-10, their last try was scored by Bryan Habana. We have had some comment from readers on the matter and thought it fit to do it separately from other incidents in the last week of Super 14's round robin.

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Laws & Referees

Referees for the S14 semi-finals

SANZAR has appointed the referees for the semi-finals of the Super 14. It has taken a group of referees from South Africa for one and another group of referees from Australia for the other.

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Tournaments

Belfast to host U19 World Cup

Belfast has been chosen as the host city of the IRB U19 World Championship 2007.

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Laws & Referees

Referees till 21 May

Cardiff will be the focus of attention for millions this weekend as the Heineken Cup final is played. It is not the only big match.

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Laws & Referees

Spreaders for Premiership final

Tony Spreadbury has been appointed to referee the final of England's Premiership at Twickenham on 27 May 2006.

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Top 20

FNB Top 20 - 16 May

It's not easy to go to Paarl Boys' High and win, but Grey Bloem did so on Saturday when they won 20-5. For that reason we have put them on their own at the top of the FNB Top 20 this week.

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NEWS

Transvalia win FNB Classic

Transvalia beat HTS Vereeniging 23-0 in their FNB Classic clash at Transvalia on Saturday.

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NEWS

Westville on the road

Westville took to the road over the Drakensberg to play KES and won 20-8, scoring all their points kin the first half.

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NEWS

St Andrew's win FNB Classic

St Andrew's beat Graeme College 17-11 in a tense FNB Classic Clash in Grahamstown on Saturday. 

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Tournaments

De Villiers dips into SA's Super 14 resources

Coach Pieter De Villiers has named a very powerful and experienced South African team to compete at the International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-21 World Championship in France next month.

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NEWS

College beat Hilton at Hilton

Maritzburg College went up the hill and beat Hilton 32-14 on Saturday.

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NEWS

Schools Results - 13 May

There were four FNB Classic Clashes this weekend with victories for St Andrew's in Grahamstown, Daniël Pienaar in Uitenhage, HTS in Potchefstroom and Transvalia.

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NEWS

Bellville Lions on the charge again

Hoërskool Bellville continued on their winning ways, beating Stellenberg 17-7 on Saturday.

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NEWS

HTS Potch win FNB Classic

The first ever FNB Classic Clash between old rivals, the only two boys' schools in Potchefstroom, the Technical High School (HTS) and Potch Boys' High, ended in a one point victory for the hosts, HTS.

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NEWS

Daniël Pienaar win FNB Classic

HTS Daniël Pienaar beat Die Brandwag 34-16 in an FNB Classic Clash in Uitenhage on Saturday.

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NEWS

Big win for College

Played as usual on a Wednesday, Maritzburg College had a big 48-0 over neighbours Voortrekker at Goldstone's.

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NEWS

SACS 17 Hugenote 13

Due to fixture congestion in the Boland, SACS hosted Hugenote of Wellington on Wednesday afternoon. The teams kicked off just as the hot sun dipped below Devil's Peak and the match was played in near-perfect conditions. The match proved to be a tense affair, with both teams benefiting from intercept tries.

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NEWS

Maritzburg College in strong win 

Maritzburg College beat Pretoria Boys High 24-5 at College, 6 May 2006.

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NEWS

DHS in good home win

The DHS 1st XV had their second domestic game against Richardsbay on Saturday the 6 May. It was game where DHS had everything to lose and Richardsbay could have taken away the DHS good record so far.

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NEWS

Stiaan Smit - HTS Vereeniging Captain

As headboy of HTS Vereeniging, Stiaan Smith leads his school and his team on Saturday against Transvalia in an FNB Classic Clash.

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NEWS

Cor Steyn - HTS Potchefstroom's Captain

HTS Potchefstroom are hosting Potchstroom Boys High in the local town derby on Saturday. On his birthday, Cor Steyn will be leading his team against the closest rivals. The match is another FNB Classic Clash.

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NEWS

James Hatting - St Andrew's College Captain

James Hatting, playing in his second year for St Andrew's College first team, will captain his school when they run in out in this Saturday's FNB Classic Clash against neighbours, Graeme College.

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NEWS

Lorenzo Southey - Graeme College Captain

Lorenzo Southey, playing in his third year for the First XV, will captain Graeme College in this Saturday's FNB Classic Clash against local rivals St. Andrews College. Lorenzo marks this special day where Grahamstown's two boys schools meet with a rare individual feat - this will be the flyhalf's 50th match for the First Team.

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NEWS

FNB Top 20 - 9 May

There was plenty of movement in the FNB Top 20 this week, partly because of some surprising results, but once again we have Outeniqua and Grey Bloem at the top.

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NEWS

Queen's beat Dale in FNB Classic Clash

In a fiercely-contested 'FNB Classic Clashes' inter-schools fixture between long-standing traditional rivals, Queen's and Dale (on the occasion of the Dale Reunion), the visiting Queen's team deservedly beat their opposition by 20 points to 10 after a narrow 10-7 lead at half-time.

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NEWS

LeRoi le Roux - Hoerskool Transvalia Captain

Hoerskool Transvalia of Van der Bijl Park host HTS Vereeniging in an FNB Classic Clash on Saturday. Born in Vereeniging on 30 September 1988 and having attended Laerskool Kollegepark, LeRoi le Roux has the honour of captaining Transvalia from the No.8 position.

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NEWS

Cornel Ferreira - HTS Daniel Pienaar Captain

HTS Daniel Pienaar host Brandwag on Saturday in a FNB Classic Clash. HTS Daniel Pienaar captain Cornel Ferreira is a big boy who is looking forward to a big game on Saturday. Having looked forward to the local Uitenhage derby since last season already, he is fired up for this week's FNB Classic Clash.

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NEWS

Thilip Marole - Potchestroom Boys High Captain

Thilip Marole is captain of Potch Boys High, who play local rivals HTS Potchestroom in an FNB Classic Clash on Saturday.

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NEWS

Graeme win inter-schools clash

Two tries in the last five minutes from wing Dylan Fetting gave Graeme College a 28-12 victory over visitors Cambridge High School in an inter-schools rugby match.

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NEWS

Potchefstroom Boys beat Jeppe

College won a hard match against Jeppe 17-8 on Saturday. In a match of two halves, College came out fighting and dominated possession, and scored two great tries through T Molefi and captain T Marole, both of which were converted by Calvin van Rensburg to lead 14-3 at half-time.

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NEWS

Hendrik Stephan - Brandwag Captain

Brandwag and Daniel Pienaar play each other in the Uitenhage derby on Saturday. The fixture is only played once per annum and Saturday is D-day in Uitenhage. Which Grade 12 class of 2006 will have the bragging rights for the rest of their days? We find out Saturday when they meet in an FNB Classic Clash.

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NEWS

Schools Results - to 7 May

Boland Landbou and Maritzburg College struck back and Waterkloof struck with a vengeance in this week's results which include the two FNB Classic Clashes, one won by Queen's, the other by Itembelihle.

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Law Discussions

S14 - Week 13, Part 2

Here we give stats concerning getting possession, mainly at scrums and line-outs.

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Laws & Referees

Referees to 14 May

There are semi-finals in England's Premiership and it is the last round of Super 14, which means the semi-finalists will be decided with their venues. It is a time for decisions, but then decisions are what referees do.

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Law Discussions

S14 incidents - Round 13

It was such an interesting round, as all Super 14 rounds are. And we have some things to talk briefly about.

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NEWS

SACS beat rivals Rondebosch

In an exciting match played out in front of a sizable crowd, SACS overcame near neighbours and rivals Rondebosch Boys' High in a hard fought match, winning 22-14. Despite the heavy overnight rain the surface was good and the teams were able to entertain the crowd with some expansive rugby.

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NEWS

Bellville win thriller in Brackenfell

In typical Cape Town winter weather - cold, windy and raining, Bellville went up the N1 to Brackenfell and beat the home side 25-24 in a thriller. A try at the death won the match.

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NEWS

Monnas beaten in Sanix final

Hoërskool Monument , South Africa's representatives at the Sanix Youth Rugby Tournament in Japan, lost 34-20 in the final to Christchurch Boys' High, the 2005 winners. It is for boys who had not yet turned 17 after 31 March 2006.

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NEWS

Big Outeniqua win

Outeniqua of George beat Oakdale Landbou of Riversdale 44-10 on Saturday.

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NEWS

Itembelihle win FNB Classic

Itembelihle Comprehensive School beat Ndzondelelo High 15-5 in an FNB Classic Clash at Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

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School Profiles

HTS POTCHEFSTROOM

Potchefstroom on the banks of the Mooi River is the oldest town in the old Transvaal, in the world of Sarie Marais and the struggles if the Afrikaner people, and this is reflected in the history of HTS Potchefstroom.

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NEWS

St John's unbeaten at Wynberg

St John's of Johannesburg went down to Wynberg Boys' High for their 165th birthday rugby festival over the last long weekend, and won both of their matches.

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NEWS

Westville undefeated at Wynberg Festival

Westville Boys’ High School’s 1st XV travelled to Cape Town to participate in the Wynberg Boys’ High School’s 165th Celebration Rugby Festival from Thursday 27 April to Saturday 29 April

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NEWS

Maphelo Mpondo - Dale Captain

As the FNB Classic Clash with Queen's approaches, Dale captain and outside centre Maphelo Mpondo is a focussed man.

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NEWS

Lisle Clark - Queen's College Captain

Queen's College 1st XV Captain and head boy Lisle Clark like his school, has serious pedigree.

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NEWS

Monument make Sanix final

Hoërskool Monument of Krugersdorp are South Africa's representatives at the 7th Sanix Youth Rugby Tournament in Japan and are through to the final in which they will play against Christchurch Boys' High of New Zealand.

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NEWS

Ayanda Jam-Jam - captain of Itembelihle

Ayanda Jam-Jam, Itembelihle's star back and captain, is looking forward to the FNB Classic Clash between his school and nearby Ndzondelelo High at Wolfson Stadium.

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NEWS

Eddie Rululu - captain of Ndzondelelo

Eddie Rululu is the captain of Ndzondelelo High School of Zwide Township in Port Elizabeth, and they are playing great rivals Itembelihle Comprehensive School of Kwazakhele in New Brighton.

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School Profiles

GRAEME COLLEGE

Graeme College of Grahamstown in the City of Saints and Scholars was founded in 1873 to provide for scholars but not quite as denominationally saintly as the other schools.

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Laws & Referees

Women running women

Just recently the FIRA-AER Women's European Championship ended in Northern Italy. For the first time ever all the referees were women.

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NEWS

Monnas enjoying Japan

Hoërskool Monument are South Africa's representative at the seventh Sanix Youth Rugby Tournament in the Global Arena in Munakata City in Fukuoka, Japan during Japan's Golden Week when there are public holidays. So far Monnas are doing well.

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NEWS

FNB Top 20 - 2 May

There were not as many matches as usual as long-weekenditis laid schools rugby low - yet again. But amongst the matches played there were performances warranting changes to our FNB Top 20 yet again.

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Laws & Referees

Referees to 7 May

This is a decisive time for teams in Europe and Super 14, when the spotlight shines even more brightly on the referee and his decisions.

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Law Discussions

S14 Incidents - Round 12

There are always interesting things on the rugby field. It must be tedious to have a simple game where everything is cut-and-dried. Rugby is dynamic and multi-faceted, and so there is always room for debate and discussion.

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Laws & Referees

Referees for S14 Rounds 13 & 14

Referees have been appointed to the last rounds of the first Super 14's Round Robin. in all likelihood it will be Tappe Henning's last Super 14 match when he goes down to Kimberley for the match between the Cheetahs and the Cats.

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NEWS

FNB Gauteng-KZN - Results

The FNB Gauteng-KwaZulu Natal Festival, played at Rand Park  School between schools from Gauteng and schools from over the Berg, ended on Monday.

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NEWS

Sanix Youth Rugby Tournament - 1st rounds

The 2006 Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament is taking place in Fukuoka, Japan. Hoërskool Monument of Krugersdorp is taking part.

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Law Discussions

S14 - Week 12, Part 2

Here we give stats concerning getting possession, mainly at scrums and line-outs.

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NEWS

Schools Results to 1 May

There was another short week for the schools this week with another short week to come. But there was still time for some schools to play and for Boland Landbou to get an unexpected defeat.

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Law Discussions

And the commentators said

We have just a few incidents to talk about but one, the first one, that is serious.

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NEWS

FNB Gauteng-KwaZulu Natal Rugby Festival kicks off

The first day of the two-day FNB Gauteng-KwaZulu Natal Rugby Festival was played at Fourways School on Saturday. The second playing day is Labour Day on Monday.

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NEWS

Wynberg's Festival keenly contested 

In brilliant sunshine on a perfect field with autumn colours marching up the hill and the side of Table Mountain in clear splendour, the Wynberg Boys' High 165 Rugby Festival kicked off on the afternoon of Freedom Day.

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Law Discussions

Advantage

The advantage law, Law  8, is a short law but not an easy one to apply effectively - the one that does most to grade referees, for it is in playing advantage that a referee best shows his understanding of the game and his artistry in adding to the game.

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OPINION

England have done too little too late

Our columnist Duncan Bech reflects on what he makes of England's coaching shake-up and gives us his views on the possible return of a certain knight of the realm...

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NEWS

SACS just pip Stellenberg

On a hot Wednesday afternoon out in Durbanville SACS held on to beat their hosts Stellenberg 21-20. The first half was a scrappy affair with both teams guilty of numerous basic errors. Consequently neither team was able to impose its pattern on the game.

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NEWS

FNB Player of the Week - Vaughn Meyer of KES

King Edward VII School (KES) are in the middle of a promising season. They have lost two close games (to Pretoria Boys High and Grey (PE) but their spirit remains high and with key players returning and others in good form they don’t intend slipping up again. One of their most influential players so far this season has been flank Vaughn Meyer. He is this week’s FNB Player of the Week.

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Laws & Referees

Referees for mid-year Tests

The IRB has appointed referees for the mid-year Tests in the Southern Hemisphere, the first appointments from the new panel of referees and the new support panel of touch judges and television match officials.

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Laws & Referees

Changes to referees' panels

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced a radical restructuring of its panels of Test referees.

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NEWS

Westville outgun Hilton

Westville Boys’ High School’s 1st XV started their domestic rugby season on a very positive note.  The local lads repeated last year’s 17-7 win over their Midlands opponents with an emphatic 35-3 victory on Saturday.

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NEWS

FNB Top 20 - 25 April 

It's tough at the top all right, and it has affected the FNB Top 20 this week in a big way.

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NEWS

DHS beat Glenwood in Durban derby

DHS beat Glenwood 28-21 in a close encounter in Durban on Saturday. DHS won the 1st XV match, but Glenwood dominated most of the other matches.

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Law Discussions

S14 - Week 11, Part 2

Here we give stats concerning getting possession, mainly at scrums and line-outs.

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Laws & Referees

Referees to 30 April

Weren't the referees in the two tense semi-finals great? Not that this weekend's matches will be entirely free of tension as the Super 14 and the competitions in Europe reach their climaxes.

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NEWS

Wynberg's Weekend Festival

Wynberg Boys' High are making the most of the approaching long weekend with two days of good rugby at the school.

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Queen's celebrate with great win

The Queen's College 1st XV provided the climax to a successful reunion weekend by beating the visiting Grey High School 21-10 in front of a huge crowd of jubilant Old Boys and other Queen's College supporters on the Rec on Saturday afternoon.

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NEWS

Graeme win well at home

Graeme College recorded a resounding 25-0 victory over Alexander Road in an interschools rugby match in Grahamstown on Saturday.  The half time score was 8-0.

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Tournaments

Exiles march past slow-starting Falcons

London Irish booked a date with Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup final courtesy of a dramatic 27-22 victory over the slow-starting Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on Sunday.

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NEWS

Maritzburg College beat Michaelhouse

Maritzburg College went up from Pietermaritzburg to Balgowan and beat Michaelhouse 24-10.

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Tournaments

Exiles march past slow-starting Falcons

London Irish booked a date with Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup final courtesy of a dramatic 27-22 victory over the slow-starting Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on Sunday.

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Tournaments

Exiles march past slow-starting Falcons

London Irish booked a date with Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup final courtesy of a dramatic 27-22 victory over the slow-starting Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on Sunday.

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NEWS

Schools Results to 22 April

There was a surprise for Grey Bloem this week when Jim Fouché held them to a draw in wet Bloemfontein. For Grey a draw is like defeat; for Jim Fouché drawing with Grey is like victory.

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Tournaments

Exiles march past slow-starting Falcons

London Irish booked a date with Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup final courtesy of a dramatic 27-22 victory over the slow-starting Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on Sunday.

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Tournaments

Ryan's Challenge final too small-scale

Gloucester head coach Dean Ryan has blasted the decision to stage the European Challenge Cup final at the Twickenham Stoop because he feels its is too small for the prestige event.

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Tournaments

Gloucester kill off Warriors charge

Gloucester took the first available place in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals with a magnificent win over Worcester on Saturday, fighting back from 15-23 down with half an hour to go to win 31-23.

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Tournaments

Gloucester kill off Warriors charge

Gloucester took the first available place in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals with a magnificent win over Worcester on Saturday, fighting back from 15-23 down with half an hour to go to win 31-23.

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Boland Landbou just beat SACS

In wet conditions Boland Landbou’s heavier pack laid the platform for an unconvincing 8-5 win against visitors SACS. The teams were evenly matched in most facets of play but Landbou’s superior pack kept SACS on the back foot.

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Tournaments

Gloucester kill off Warriors charge

Gloucester took the first available place in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals with a magnificent win over Worcester on Saturday, fighting back from 15-23 down with half an hour to go to win 31-23.

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Tournaments

Gloucester kill off Warriors charge

Gloucester took the first available place in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals with a magnificent win over Worcester on Saturday, fighting back from 15-23 down with half an hour to go to win 31-23.

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Tournaments

Baby Wallabies win first ever crown

Australia's U19 team won its first-ever World Championship with a tense 17-13 win over New Zealand in Dubai on Friday.

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Tournaments

Smith fools nobody with underdog ploy

London Irish are a team in form with six wins from their last eight starts but Director of Rugby Brian Smith insists that home advantage in their European Challenge Cup semi-final at Kingston Park on Sunday must make Newcastle Falcons favourites for the game.

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Tournaments

Smith fools nobody with underdog ploy

London Irish are a team in form with six wins from their last eight starts but Director of Rugby Brian Smith insists that home advantage in their European Challenge Cup semi-final at Kingston Park on Sunday must make Newcastle Falcons favourites for the game.

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Tournaments

Smith fools nobody with underdog ploy

London Irish are a team in form with six wins from their last eight starts but Director of Rugby Brian Smith insists that home advantage in their European Challenge Cup semi-final at Kingston Park on Sunday must make Newcastle Falcons favourites for the game.

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Tournaments

Smith fools nobody with underdog ploy

London Irish are a team in form with six wins from their last eight starts but Director of Rugby Brian Smith insists that home advantage in their European Challenge Cup semi-final at Kingston Park on Sunday must make Newcastle Falcons favourites for the game.

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Tournaments

Gloucester have form on their side

Gloucester captain Adam Balding is anxious to avoid an unwanted first when the Cherry-and-whites clash with Worcester Warriors in their European Challenge Cup semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday.

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OPINION

Ashes to Ashton

With England poised to make management changes, regular columnist Andrew Baldock throws his weight behind the campaign to reinstall Bath boss Brian Ashton.

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OPINION

The price of a contract

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Tournaments

Gloucester have form on their side

Gloucester captain Adam Balding is anxious to avoid an unwanted first when the Cherry-and-whites clash with Worcester Warriors in their European Challenge Cup semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday.

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Tournaments

Gloucester have form on their side

Gloucester captain Adam Balding is anxious to avoid an unwanted first when the Cherry-and-whites clash with Worcester Warriors in their European Challenge Cup semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday.

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NEWS

FNB Player of the Week - Janus Terblanche of HTS Middelburg

HTS Middelburg have climbed gradually into the Top 20 schools in South Africa over the last few seasons. In testament to their growing stature they play Affies on Saturday in the quarterfinal of the Michelin Series. Janus Terblanche is the key player in the HTS Middelburg team, having last week been selected as the best scrumhalf on show at the Oakdale Rugby Week. He is our FNB Player of the Week.

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Tournaments

Gloucester have form on their side

Gloucester captain Adam Balding is anxious to avoid an unwanted first when the Cherry-and-whites clash with Worcester Warriors in their European Challenge Cup semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday.

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Laws & Referees

Referees for age-group weeks

The national weeks for schoolboys are development opportunities not only for schoolboy players but also for referees.

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Tournaments

Fiji youngsters move up in the world

The final matches of Division B of the IRB's Under-19 World Championship were played in Dubai on Thursday. Fiji will play in Division A next year after their 22-14 win over Tonga. They will replace either Japan or Romania in the top division.

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Tournaments

Old heads lead Falcons into battle

Newcastle gear up for their European Challenge Cup semi-final against London Irish on Sunday, fresh in the knowledge that their Premiership status is secure for another season after a morale-boosting win over Premiership leaders Sale last weekend.

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Law Discussions

S14 incidents - Week 10 

These are little issues which may well be of interest. Tomorrow we shall also give two contributions by readers which are, perhaps, too extensive to include here.

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Law Discussions

Readers speak on Laws

Last we discussed various aspects of the law and its application. Here Peter Shortell reacts to what was said.

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Tournaments

Old heads lead Falcons into battle

Newcastle gear up for their European Challenge Cup semi-final against London Irish on Sunday, fresh in the knowledge that their Premiership status is secure for another season after a morale-boosting win over Premiership leaders Sale last weekend.

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Tournaments

Old heads lead Falcons into battle

Newcastle gear up for their European Challenge Cup semi-final against London Irish on Sunday, fresh in the knowledge that their Premiership status is secure for another season after a morale-boosting win over Premiership leaders Sale last weekend.

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Tournaments

Old heads lead Falcons into battle

Newcastle gear up for their European Challenge Cup semi-final against London Irish on Sunday, fresh in the knowledge that their Premiership status is secure for another season after a morale-boosting win over Premiership leaders Sale last weekend.

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Tournaments

Preview - Falcons v London Irish

Newcastle Falcons have made four changes to their side as they prepare for Sunday’s European Challenge Cup semi-final against London Irish at Kingston Park.

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NEWS

FNB Top 20 - 18 April 

Since our initial FNB Top 20 for 2006, there have been holidays in many parts of South Africa, but during those holidays there were many tournaments to give top schools a chance to show their worth.

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Tournaments

Preview - Gloucester v Worcester

Gloucester coach Dean Ryan has kept faith with the XV that beat Worcester in the Guinness Premiership last weekend for Saturday's European Challenge Cup semi-final against the very same side.

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Tournaments

Preview - Falcons v London Irish

Newcastle Falcons have made four changes to their side as they prepare for Sunday’s European Challenge Cup semi-final against London Irish at Kingston Park.

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Tournaments

Preview - Gloucester v Worcester

Gloucester coach Dean Ryan has kept faith with the XV that beat Worcester in the Guinness Premiership last weekend for Saturday's European Challenge Cup semi-final against the very same side.

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Tournaments

Preview - Falcons v London Irish

Newcastle Falcons have made four changes to their side as they prepare for Sunday’s European Challenge Cup semi-final against London Irish at Kingston Park.

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Tournaments

Preview - Falcons v London Irish

Newcastle Falcons have made four changes to their side as they prepare for Sunday’s European Challenge Cup semi-final against London Irish at Kingston Park.

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Tournaments

Referees for U19 finals

Andy McPherson of Scotland has been appointed to the IRB's Under-19 World Championship final between Australia and New Zealand.

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Tournaments

Preview - Gloucester v Worcester

Gloucester coach Dean Ryan has kept faith with the XV that beat Worcester in the Guinness Premiership last weekend for Saturday's European Challenge Cup semi-final against the very same side.

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Law Discussions

S14 - Week 10, Part 2

Here we give stats concerning getting possession, mainly at scrums and line-outs.

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Tournaments

Preview - Gloucester v Worcester

Gloucester coach Dean Ryan has kept faith with the XV that beat Worcester in the Guinness Premiership last weekend for Saturday's European Challenge Cup semi-final against the very same side.

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Laws & Referees

Referees for U19 finals

Andy McPherson of Scotland has been appointed to the IRB's Under-19 World Championship final between Australia and New Zealand.

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Tournaments

Australia to meet NZ in U19 Final

New Zealand will face Australia in the Final of the International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-21 Word Championship after they won their respective semi-finals in Dubai on Monday. The Final will take place at the Exiles RFC on Friday.

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NEWS

St John's Easter Festival - Day 3

It was a cold Easter Monday at St John's for Day 3 of the Easter Festival, backed by FNB.

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NEWS

KES Easter Festival - Day 3

King Edward VII School's Easter Rugby Festival, sponsored by FNB, ended on Easter Monday with a surprise defeat for Pretoria Boys High.

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NEWS

St Stithians Easter Festival - Day 3

It was overcast and chilly on Eastern Monday, the last day of the St Stithians Easter festival which has the backing of FNB.

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Laws & Referees

Referees to 23 April

The matches most likely to attract attention this weekend are the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup in Dublin and San Sebastian, Spain.

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Second Phase

Os picks his Best XV

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NEWS

Potchefstroom Boys' High's Easter Festival - Day 2

The hosts and HTS Rustenburg performed strongly on the second day of Potchefstroom Boys' High's Easter Tournament.

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Laws & Referees

Referees for U19 semi-finals

The referees have been appointed to the matches in the semi-finals of the two divisions at the IRB’s Under-19 World Championship in Dubai.

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Tournaments

Referees for U19 semi-finals

The referees have been appointed to the matches in the semi-finals of the two divisions at the IRB’s Under-19 World Championship in Dubai.

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NEWS

Schools Results to 17 April

Some schools played ordinary fixtures in the short week prior to the Easter Weekend and some will again in the short week which follows it but most of our results are from the five Easter Festivals in Northvaal.

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Tournaments

Tonga and Fiji to contest U19 B Final

Day Four of the B Division of the IRB Under-19 World Championship was semi-final day. Victories for Fiji and Tonga means that the Pacific Island countries will contest the final with promotion to Division A as a reward.

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NEWS

Krugersdorp High's Eastern Festival - Day 2

St Charles of Pietermaritzburg and Monnas of Krugersdorp again did well on the second day of Krugersdorp High School's Easter Rugby Festival.

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NEWS

St Stithians Easter Festival - Day 2

On the second day of the Saints' Easter Festival for 2006, supported by FNB, the stern encounter was that between Affies of Pretoria and Paarl Gim, which ended in a draw.

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NEWS

St John's Easter Festival - Day 2

In perfect weather yet again, within an even bigger crowd than Thursday's record crowd at St John's, the great School's Easter Festival went into its second day.

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Tournaments

Viadana hit with hefty European fine

Viadana has been slapped with a hefty fine after a disciplinary committee ruled that the Italian club was guilty of both failing to prepare their pitch and fulfilling a fixture during the European Challenge Cup.

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NEWS

Potch Boys results - Day 1

There have been changes to the originally announced schedule for the Easter Rugby Festival at Potchefstroom Boys' High.

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NEWS

KES Easter Festival results

King Edward VII School's Easter Festival began in Houghton on Maundy Thursday with sponsorship from FNB.

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NEWS

St John's Easter results

In perfect weather the St John's Easter Festival, supported by FNB, went into action on Thursday morning, down on Burger Field looking up the steep koppie  crowned with the stonework of the great school.

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NEWS

Krugersdorp High results

The Krugersdorp High School's Easter Festival kicked off on Thursday.

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NEWS

Queen's beat Aliwal North & Burgersdorp

Queen's College of Queenstown, again a strong side this year, pulled off a double victory on Wednesday when they beat Aliwal North and Burgersdorp.

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Tournaments

Baby Boks bow out; Kiwis march on

South Africa have failed to reach the semi-finals of the 2006 International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-19 championships and thus failed to defend the title they won on home soil last year.

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Law Discussions

S14 incidents - Round 9

We have some serious incidents to discuss seriously and we have some serious questions about the maul. The maul is especially interesting.

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Laws & Referees

Referees for last pool round

The IRB's Under-19 World Championship being played in Dubai heads into its last round of pool matches before the knock-out matches. For countries with one win it is their last chance to be contenders for the crown.

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NEWS

FNB Player of the Week - Adrian Kritzinger of Bishops

Adrian Kritzinger is the playmaker in a potent Diocesan College (Bishops) outfit this season. Playing at outside centre he models himself on the great Irish assassin Brian O'Driscoll. He will be hoping to create the same sort of magic as his hero did on the 2001 Lions Tour as Bishops face another uncompromising Cape season.

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Law Discussions

Readers' comments and queries

We are going to go to incidents from Week 8 of the Super 14 but we have several readers' queries and comments which should be treated separately lest we become too cumbersome.

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Tournaments

Fiji and Tonga head for showdown

Fiji and Tonga finished first and second in the Division B table of the U19 World Championship in Dubai after wins over Russia and Georgia respectively on day five of the action.

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Tournaments

Referees for last pool round

The IRB's Under-19 World Championship being played in Dubai heads into its last round of pool matches before the knock-out matches. For countries with one win it is their last chance to be contenders for the crown.

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NEWS

FNB Top 20 - 11 April

The first FNB Top 20- of 2006 is making its appearance. There should be fanfare. There is also much trepidation.

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Tournaments

Viadana in the ERC dock

Viadana will appear before an independent Disciplinary Committee in Dublin on Thursday, 13 April to hear misconduct complaints lodged against the club by the ERC Disciplinary Officer.

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Law Discussions

S14 - Week 9, Part 2

Here we give stats concerning getting possession, mainly at scrums and line-outs.

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Laws & Referees

Referees to 16 April

There are World Cup 2007 qualifiers in Europe and Asia this week while the Super 14 nears the end of its round-robin course.

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Tournaments

Aussies, Kiwis romp to big wins

Australia and New Zealand continued with their dominant performances on Matchday Two of Division A at the International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-19 World Championship on Sunday.

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NEWS

The Easter festivals

Easter is coming, and rugby festivals spring into life in Gauteng - five of them big ones. Three of them are supported by FNB - St John's, KES and St Stithians.

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NEWS

Schools Results to 9 April

Schools in many parts have been on holiday recently but there have been festivals, especially in the Cape.

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Laws & Referees

Refs for Dubai - Day 4

The second day of the A Division matches will be decisive for the ambitions of some sides at the IRB's Under-19 World Championship in Dubai. We give the match officials appointed to these matches.

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Tournaments

Young Islanders the ones to beat

Fiji, Tonga, Georgia and Uruguay are the four teams still unbeaten after the second round of fixtures in Division B of the U19 World Championship in Dubai on Saturday.

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Tournaments

Refs for Dubai - Day 4

The second day of the A Division matches will be decisive for the ambitions of some sides at the IRB's Under-19 World Championship in Dubai. We give the match officials appointed to these matches.

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Tournaments

Refs for Day 3 of IRB U/19

The referees have been appointed to for the third day of the IRB's Under-19 Championship being played in Dubai.The third day sees the Division B sides in action again.

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Law Discussions

S14, Week 8, Incidents

The Super 14 has gone beyond the half-way mark already and it is still running. In this section we are going to use a few incidents to remind ourselves of the Laws of the Game.

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Laws & Referees

Refs for Weeks 11/12 of Super 14

There are several internal struggles in this set of matches as the end of the round-robin part of the Super 14 approaches, sometimes the hardest of the lot for referees, as civil wars tend to be the bitterest of all! But the match between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes could be special.

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Tournaments

Referees for Dubai Day 2

The second day of the IRB's Under-19 World Championship brings the big guns of Division A into action.

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Tournaments

France shock the Baby Boks in Dubai

The opening Division A match day in this year's International Rugby Board (IRB) Under-19 World Championship in Dubai on Wednesday produced a string of surprise results, the most prominent of which was defending champions South Africa's 42-3 loss to France.

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NEWS

Oakdale Rugby Week results - Day 3

Oakdale Landbouskool of Riversdale closed its 23rd Annual Rugby Week with several close matches on Day 3.

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NEWS

Grey Rugby Festival – Final Day's results

After all the fun of the week, the presence of several legends of the rugby world and lots of enthusiastic support the curtain has come down on the 150th birthday Grey High Schools Rugby Festival which FNB helped to fund. The hosts ended their tournament with a fine win over the Pretoria Boys' High side while their Bloemfontein namesakes had a big win over the impressive Queen's side.

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Laws & Referees

Referees for Dubai Day 2

The second day of the IRB's Under-19 World Championship brings the big guns of Division A into action.

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Law Discussions

Heineken quarters

The Heineken Cup quarter-finals have come and gone. The fanfare may not have lasted the duration of the matches but the winning fans seemed delighted without concern for the quality of the rugby, which in three-quarters of the matches was not generous.

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NEWS

Union High results

Union High of Graaff-Reinet hosted a rugby festival in the school holidays, which was attended by twelve teams. The majority of teams were from the region but Port Alfred, Stirling, Muir and Cambridge came inland from the coast, Stellenbosch High School made the trip up from the Cape and Willowridge High came all the way down from Pretoria to sample some Karroo hospitality. 

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Tournaments

Georgia kick-off with a big win

Georgia, relegated from last year's U19 World Championship division A, kicked off their 2006 campaign with an impressive 57-3 win over Korea in Sharjah on Tuesday.

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Tournaments

U19 Grand Slam winners head for Dubai

It probably doesn't get much tougher than kicking-off a World Cup against New Zealand, but that is what U19 Grand Slam winners Wales must do in the U19 Rugby World Cup in Dubai on Wednesday.

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NEWS

Volksrust's massive sports weeks

Hoërskool Volksrust  are hosting the 23rd Annual Voermol Amajuba Sports Weeks. The event takes place over two weeks and there will be 38 rugby teams from north and south of the Vaal River in attendance. The tournament is a season highlight for many of the teams.

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Laws & Referees

Spanish woman ref at the top

Paloma Loza will make history this weekend - the first woman to referee in Spain's top league, the División de Honor.

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Laws & Referees

Parks suspended for dissent

Richard Parks of Leeds Tykes has been suspended for three weeks following a Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary hearing at the Bristol Filton Holiday Inn on Tuesday.

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NEWS

Die Brandwag Day 3 Results

On the final day of Die Brandwag's annual rugby tournament, the hosts just beat the Strand in a great battle, while Daniël Pienaar played to a generous draw with Hoërskool Middelburg.

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NEWS

Die Brandwag's results

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Law Discussions

S14 - Week 8, Part 2

Here we give stats concerning getting possession, mainly at scrums and line-outs.

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Laws & Referees

Referees to 9 April

Spain's top league, the División de Honor, has a woman referee there for the first time - Paloma Loza of Madrid. Last week she refereed a quarter-final of the División de Honor B. She may just be making history.

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NEWS

Oakdale results - Days 1 & 2

The 27th Oakdale Rugby Week started on Saturday, 1 April 2006 in Riversdale where the first two days were exceedingly hot.

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Tournaments

U19 World Cup starts in Dubai

The U19 teams of Canada and Namibia will get the 2006 Under-19 World Cup underway in Dubai on Tuesday.

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News

Euro semi-final dates confirmed

The ‘All-Ireland’ Heineken Cup semi-final between Leinster and Munster will round off a fantastic weekend of European rugby action on 22 and 23 April.

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NEWS

Grey Festival - Day 2 results

There were some great matches on the second day of Greys' Rugby Festival, in association with FNB, in Port Elizabeth. Most notable was DHS's victory over the strong home team - a tiny 6-0 win but a big one for the Durban side.

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NEWS

Die Brandwag Festival - Day 2

Die Brandwag Hoërskool of Uitenhage held the first day of its annual three-day Rugby Festival on 31 March. These are the results for the first two days.

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Tournaments

Exiles run seven tries past Bayonne

London Irish booked a date with Newcastle Falcons in the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup by romping to a 48-5 victory over Bayonne at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

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Tournaments

Exiles run seven tries past Bayonne

London Irish booked a date with Newcastle Falcons in the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup by romping to a 48-5 victory over Bayonne at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

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Tournaments

Exiles run seven tries past Bayonne

London Irish booked a date with Newcastle Falcons in the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup by romping to a 48-5 victory over Bayonne at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

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NEWS

HTS Bellville Technical Tournament

HTS Bellville's tournament for technical schools started on 1 April with matches on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.

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Tournaments

Exiles run seven tries past Bayonne

London Irish booked a date with Newcastle Falcons in the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup by romping to a 48-5 victory over Bayonne at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

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NEWS

Schools Results to 2 April

There were Festivals all over the place - Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Despatch, Durbanville, Riversdale and Bellville, amongst others.

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Tournaments

Brive buckle at Kingsholm

Gloucester exorcised their domestic demons by booking a place in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals courtesy of an empathic seven-try 46-13 victory over Brive on Saturday - albeit in front of Kingsholm's second lowest crowd of the season.

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Brive buckle at Kingsholm

Gloucester exorcised their domestic demons by booking a place in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals courtesy of an empathic seven-try 46-13 victory over Brive on Saturday - albeit in front of Kingsholm's second lowest crowd of the season.

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Brive buckle at Kingsholm

Gloucester exorcised their domestic demons by booking a place in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals courtesy of an empathic seven-try 46-13 victory over Brive on Saturday - albeit in front of Kingsholm's second lowest crowd of the season.

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Tournaments

Saints fall to Havili's hat-trick

Worcester wing Aisea Havili scored a hat-trick of tries as his side recorded a manful 34-25 over Northampton at Franklin's Garden on Saturday - a result that take the Warriors through to the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup.

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NEWS

Die Brandwag - Day 1

Die Brandwag Hoërskool of Uitenhage held the first day of its annual three-day Rugby Festival on 31 March. These are the results.

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Tournaments

Brive buckle at Kingsholm

Gloucester exorcised their domestic demons by booking a place in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals courtesy of an empathic seven-try 46-13 victory over Brive on Saturday - albeit in front of Kingsholm's second lowest crowd of the season.

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NEWS

FNB Player of the Week - Jean Rossouw of Paarl Gimnasium

Our first FNB Player of the Week for 2006 is Jean Rossouw of Paarl Gim, one of South Africa's greatest rugby schools.

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Grey Festival - Day 1 results

The Grey High Schools Rugby Festival in association with FNB, a part of the great school's 150th birthday celebrations, kicked off in Port Elizabeth today with seven great matches. The hoists added to the occasion by beating Maritzburg College, always formidable opposition.

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Tournaments

Connacht sunk by Newcastle Flood

Newcastle progressed to the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup with a comfortable win over Connacht on Friday, thanks to a commanding performance from 20-year-old fly-half Toby Flood.

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Tournaments

Connacht sunk by Newcastle Flood

Newcastle progressed to the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup with a comfortable win over Connacht on Friday, thanks to a commanding performance from 20-year-old fly-half Toby Flood.

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Tournaments

Connacht sunk by Newcastle Flood

Newcastle progressed to the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup with a comfortable win over Connacht on Friday, thanks to a commanding performance from 20-year-old fly-half Toby Flood.

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Schools

Kokstad College Rugby Festival

Kokstad College are holding their annual rugby festival on 31 March and 1 April. There will be 14 matches over the two days.

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Tournaments

Connacht sunk by Newcastle Flood

Newcastle progressed to the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup with a comfortable win over Connacht on Friday, thanks to a commanding performance from 20-year-old fly-half Toby Flood.

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Laws & Referees

Boost for Gulf referees

Rugby referees in the Arabian Gulf are taking centre stage in a series of prestigious events in different countries over the next few weeks. And the high profile being enjoyed by officials has led sponsors Power Development International (PDI) to extend its support of the Arabian Gulf Rugby Referees' Society through to the end of the 2006/07 season and also back the Asian RFU's elite referees panel.

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NEWS

Marais Viljoen win again

Marais Viljoen of Alberton marched on Jeppe and beat the home side 48-11 on Wednesday.

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Law Discussions

S14, week, 7, incidents

The Super 14 certainly is racketing along past half way, and we shall be using incidents from the matches for our law discussion this week. There is one really difficult one, again concerning the maul.

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NEWS

Durbanville's Rugby Festival

Hoërskool Durbanville are kicking off April with their second rugby festival with some teams that have come from afar.

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NEWS

Western Province Rugby Day Results

Ten senior schools and two primary schools took part in the annual Western Province Rugby Day for Schools held at Newlands on Tuesday 27 March. The games were contested over two twenty-minute halves, with no conversions.

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Tournaments

Preview - ECC quarter-finals

The Challenge Cup has entered the business end of proceeding with eight sides - five English, two French and one Irish - striving to fill the four semi-final berths. We preview all the action...

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Tournaments

Basque-ing in quarter-final glory

It has not always been an easy ride for Bayonne this season, but as they travel to meet in-form London Irish on Saturday, coach Gilbert Doucet says his team must be proud of their achievements.

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Tournaments

Basque-ing in quarter-final glory

It has not always been an easy ride for Bayonne this season, but as they travel to meet in-form London Irish on Saturday, coach Gilbert Doucet says his team must be proud of their achievements.

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Tournaments

Basque-ing in quarter-final glory

It has not always been an easy ride for Bayonne this season, but as they travel to meet in-form London Irish on Saturday, coach Gilbert Doucet says his team must be proud of their achievements.

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Laws & Referees

Referees for S14 Weeks 9 & 10

SANZAR has announced the appointment of match officials for Weeks 9 & 10 of Super 14. Jonathan Kaplan seems to have the most desirable match – Crusaders vs Waratahs in Christchurch.

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Tournaments

Spencer doubtful for Saints

Northampton Saints fly-half Carlos Spencer may miss Saturday’s European Challenge Cup game against Worcester Warriors as a result of a knock to his leg against Newcastle Falcons in the Premiership last Sunday.

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NEWS

Merensky Hoërskool of Tzaneen hosts Festival

Hoërskool Merensky of Tzaneen is hosting its 21st Annual Festival in early April.

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NEWS

Michelin Series gets serious

The Michel Series for 16 top schools is nearing the knock-out stages with strong performances by some

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Law Discussions

S14 - Week 7, Part 2

Here we give stats concerning getting possession, mainly at scrums and line-outs.

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NEWS

Schools Festivals for 2006

Rugby festivals have mushroomed all over South Africa. Here we give the fixtures for several of them.

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Tournaments

Gloucester in front-row crisis

Gloucester welcome Brive in the Challenge Cup on Saturday facing a front-row crisis after the sending-off of Terry Sigley during their Guinness Premiership defeat to Bristol last weekend.

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NEWS

Die Brandwag Rugby Festival

Die Brandwag of Uitenhage, a keen rugby school, is again hosting its rugby festival and again there is a strong group of schools attending.

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NEWS

Union High's Rugby Festival

Union High of Graaff-Reinet is holding its annual rugby Festival on Saturday 1 April and Monday 3 April.

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Tournaments

Basque-ing in quarter-final glory

It has not always been an easy ride for Bayonne this season, but as they travel to meet in-form London Irish on Saturday, coach Gilbert Doucet says his team must be proud of their achievements.

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NEWS

Voortrekker Rugby Day's results

Voortrekker Hoërskool of Pietermaritzburg held its 15th annual Rugby Day, part of a more general sports festival, again attracting a large crowd to the school near the river.

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Laws & Referees

Referees till 2 April

The Heineken is back in town and rushing into the cut-throat quarter-finals.

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Laws & Referees

Ref to the rescue!

Referees have been accused of killing a game or blowing game to death, but an Italian referee has been honoured for rescuing two young children from drowning off a Sicilian beach.

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