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Tuesday, Apr 16

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Fourie: Lions must roar against URC giants

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Jaque Fourie has called on the Lions to stand and deliver against the traditional @Vodacom #URC powerhouses to qualify for the playoffs for the first time.

17

Bulls bruiser cited for tip-tackle

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The Vodacom Bulls could be without No 8 Cameron Hanekom for a clash against Munster at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday for a dangerous hit in the Champions Cup.

12

Watch: Shimlas bust a move like Bafana

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Centre Zane Bester intercepted the ball to score a converted try as Shimlas beat Maties to clinch a spot in the 2024 Varsity Cup final – you won’t want to miss the celebrations!

11

Stormers lock in former star

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The DHL Stormers have continued to reinforce their squad for next season by announcing the return of another star player from Japan.

England coach raises Club World Cup concerns

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Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter said the proposed Club World Cup could cripple teams financially if a robust business plan isn’t implemented first.

10

Boks get early Rugby Championship kick off

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The Springboks' Rugby Championship opener against the Wallabies will get underway in the morning of Saturday, 10 August, as Sanzaar confirmed the tournament's schedule.

Watch: Behind the Bok ‘battle stats’ kings

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In this excerpt from Chasing the Sun 2, Kwagga Smith and Deon Fourie give an inside explanation around battle stats and why they are key to Rassie Erasmus' Springbok gameplan.

09

Etzebeth not fazed by Bok captaincy talk

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Eben Etzebeth has emphasised team unity and success amid the Springbok skipper speculation, yet the two-time world champion says it would be “great” if he got the job.

08

Theunissen charged up for URC run

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Loose forward Marcel Theunissen says that the DHL Stormers squad are refreshed and ready to get their @Vodacom #URC challenge back underway against Ospreys at DHL Stadium this weekend.

European chiefs plan Champs Cup overhaul

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European rugby chiefs are reportedly encouraging a change to the Champions Cup format to avoid a repeat of the fiasco surrounding the Vodacom Bulls in the quarter-finals.

World Cup-winning coaches reunite in Japan

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Former All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will join Japan's Toyota Verblitz next season, the club has confirmed, reuniting him with Steve Hansen.

Monday, Apr 15

21

Nienaber to coach All Blacks star

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One of New Zealand rugby’s most exciting and versatile backs will link up with former Springbok boss Jacques Nienaber at Leinster next season.

19

RG set for Bulls reunion

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RG Snyman could face the Vodacom Bulls for the first time after being named in Munster's squad for their two-game URC tour of South Africa.

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Stormers buzzing to tackle swooping Ospreys

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The DHL Stormers have used the last week to reconnect and refresh the squad as they prepare to host an Ospreys side that has already caused a few upsets.

15

Sharks favourites to win Challenge Cup

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Despite having to play their remaining two playoff games in London, the Sharks have been installed as favourites to cap the season with some silverware in the Challenge Cup.

Ikeys dethrone Varsity Cup champs

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Ntokozo Makhaza kicked 17 points as UCT Ikey Tigers beat the NWU Eagles in the Varsity Cup semi-final at a packed Fanie Du Toit Stadium on Monday night.

12

Home-front domination in SA Cup

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The Pumas, Griquas, Cheetahs and Leopards again made it a profitable weekend for home teams in the SA Cup, while only two sides remain unbeaten.

09

Stormers legend: Schalk Brits

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A player very much ahead of his time, the versatile Schalk Brits stood out as an X-factor forward for the DHL Stormers.

Blues lock reveals cancer battle

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Blues forward Cameron Suafoa has cancer and will take a break from playing after suffering fatigue from radiotherapy.

08

Watch: Bok coaches console emotional Bongi

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In an excerpt from the latest episode of Chasing the Sun 2, the Springbok coaches comfort Bongi Mbonambi after the emotionally draining World Cup semi-final against England in Paris.

State of the URC: Race for playoff spots resumes

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After a weekend of joy and dismay for the Sharks and Vodacom Bulls in European cup action, all four South African sides refocus in round 14 of the Vodacom URC.

07

Saffas Abroad: Bok giant into Cup semis

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Andre Esterhuizen helped Harlequins secure a first-ever Champions Cup semi-final, while Jacques Nienaber's Leinster dethroned the defending champions.

Sunday, Apr 14

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Sharks to make history at Twickenham

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The Sharks will make Challenge Cup history in May when they host Clermont Auvergne in the semi-finals of the EPCR competition in London.

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Watch: Classy Jake says cheers to Saints

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Jake White popped into Northampton Saints' changeroom to wish them well for the rest of the campaign after knocking the Vodacom Bulls out of the Champions Cup.

10

Rassie prepping Ox surprise

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Rassie Erasmus is reportedly preparing to field Ox Nche in a new position in the Springboks' opening Test of the year against Wales in June.

09

Junior Boks surprise with overseas pick

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The Junior Springboks have reportedly left local ruby bosses concerned after naming a France-based player in the squad for the inaugural U20 Rugby Championship in Australia.

Tricky Ricky to face the music

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SA Rugby will hold talks about Ricardo Duarttee's future with the Blitzboks this week as South Africa's reigning Sevens Player of the Year returns from a short stint in Russia.

Wynberg stun Boishaai

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Wynberg kept the upsets coming in the 2024 school season by claiming a first victory over Paarl Boys High in 36 years on Saturday, while Paarl Gymnasium continued their winning run in Pretoria.

08

Coetzee out as wounded Bulls turn to face Munster

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The Vodacom Bulls will have to battle URC defending champions Munster without injured captain Marcell Coetzee.

07

Libbok can convert on the biggest stage

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Criticism directed at Springbok and DHL Stormers playmaker Manie Libbok's goal-kicking abilities are uninformed and ignorant, writes MARK KEOHANE.