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Five talking points from Springboks vs Wallabies

1. Boks again second best on the stats chart Statistics derived post-game reveal that the Wallabies were on top for most parts. The visitors enjoyed 60.5% possession and 65% territory, made 352m on attack compared to South Africa’s 282m, made 122 ball carries compared to 74, beat 19 defenders compared to 9, completed 196 passes …

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Kevin de Klerk – GLRU President Resigns.

Johannesburg – The Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) has confirmed that president Kevin de Klerk has retired. The news was announced via a press statement released by the union on Wednesday. Official press release : Media Release   De Klerk, incredibly, has been involved at the union since 1968 – 50 years ago – when he was first invited …

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5 talking points: Argentina v Springboks

1. Did overconfidence prove South Africa’s undoing? Last weekend, Argentina coach Mario Ledesma called the Springboks the most physical team in world rugby. His side had just been beaten into submission by the Boks in Durban. But Los Pumas turned the tables spectacularly on Saturday as they were the ones dishing out the physical punishment. …

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South Africa Rugby Championship Squad

South Africa Rugby Championship Squad

South Africa Rugby Championship Squad Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named his 35-man squad for the upcoming 2018 Rugby Championship. A plethora of Test regulars return to the South Africa side after having not featured in their 2-1 series win over England in the summer. The Lions quartet of Malcolm Marx, Warren Whiteley, Ross Cronje and Lionel Mapoe all …

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Siya Kolisi wins July vote for sports brilliance

Rugby giant Siya Kolisi wins July vote for sports brilliance

Siya Kolisi has won the July Laureus Sporting Moment of the month competition after a vote by thousands of sports fans around the world. Kolisi‚ who comes from Zwide township in Port Elizabeth‚ was named SA’s first black Springbok Test captain by coach Rassie Erasmus ahead of the 2-1 series win over England in June. …

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Tackle height in rugby

Tackle height in rugby union to be lowered in Championship Cup trial

The height of a legal tackle in rugby union will be lowered next season in a significant trial designed to make the game safer. The Rugby Football Union’s second-tier Championship Cup competition will be played under new laws, with the height of a legal tackle below the armpits rather than the line of the shoulders. It …

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NAMIBIA HUMILIATE TUNISIA 118-0 IN WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

REPORT: Namibia scored 18 tries to humiliate Tunisia 118-0 in a 2019 Rugby World Cup Africa qualifier over weekend while Kenya upset Morocco 28-24 in another second-round match. Seeking a sixth consecutive appearance at the four-yearly Rugby Union global showcase, Namibia top the table with a maximum 10 points from two matches. Kenya come next …

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