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SA franchises changed playing styles

South African rugby made a major leap in 2014 with domestic franchises abandoning the dreaded conservative approach and adopting an expansive style.

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Boks lost ground in 2014

The Springboks hit a speed bump in 2014, showing signs of decline a year out from the Rugby World Cup.

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WP’s Cup runneth over

Western Province won the Currie Cup for the first time in 13 years in front of of their Newlands faithful when they beat the Lions.

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More questions than answers at flyhalf
December 1 2014 at 12:48

Following a mixed tour of Europe, Ashfak Mohamed asks: is Patrick Lambie now the first choice Springbok flyhalf?

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Meyer may try to convince Fourie
December 1 2014 at 10:04

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer says that he will do 'whatever it takes' to pick the best possible squad for the Rugby World Cup next year.

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All Blacks still the team to beat
December 1 2014 at 10:04

New Zealand remained the team to beat less than a year out from the World Cup in England after yet another successful November campaign in Europe.

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Ex-Wales stars hail win over Boks
November 30 2014 at 12:48

Ex-Wales stars lined up on Sunday to celebrate Wales’ second-ever victory over South Africa,

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Specialist to assess De Villiers
November 30 2014 at 10:05

Jean de Villiers is likely find out this week what his chance are of recovering in time for the World Cup.

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Wales sink tired-looking Springboks
November 29 2014 at 18:43

Wales ended their long wait for victory over a southern hemisphere heavyweight when the beat the Springboks.

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England turn on power to beat Australia
November 29 2014 at 18:37

England ended their November on a high as they produced an excellent performance to beat Australia.

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Boks to give it all one last time
November 29 2014 at 13:00

When the 2014 season ends for the Boks, it will be as much about relief as it is about fine-tuning their game.

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Botha, Fourie retirements not a crisis
November 29 2014 at 14:53

There has been a mixed reaction from critics and fans to the decisions by Bakkies Botha and Jaque Fourie to retire.

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Roberts ready to run hard at Boks
November 29 2014 at 09:49

Wales centre Jamie Roberts is ready to take on the Boks despite being unable to run for days after the All Blacks clash.

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Carr enjoys running with big dogs
November 28 2014 at 15:27

Nizaam Carr started 2014 on the Stormers bench, but last Saturday earned his first Test cap for the Springboks.

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Boks to slay Welsh Dragon ... again
November 28 2014 at 12:51

There is no reason for the Boks to fear the Welsh, even without a few experienced campaigners, says Ashfak Mohamed.

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Cronje to join Springboks in Cardiff
November 27 2014 at 15:16

Lions scrumhalf Ross Cronje has been called up to the Springbok squad in Cardiff as a replacement for Rudy Paige.

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De Allende comes of age for Boks
November 27 2014 at 12:40

Damian de Allende's selection in the Bok squad is a birthday present at just the right time, says Ashfak Mohamed.

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Is Heyneke wrong to start with Lambie?
November 27 2014 at 14:21

Heyneke Meyer has missed a trick in preparing for the World Cup by sticking with Lambie at No10, says Ashfak Mohamed.

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Wales bolster scrum for powerful Boks
November 27 2014 at 13:39

Wales coach Warren Gatland was able to include loosehead prop Gethin Jenkins in the starting line-up for Test against the Boks.

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Back to basics - and blue - for Bulls
November 27 2014 at 10:24

The Bulls are returning to basics ahead of next year’s S15 season with a jersey resembling something more familiar.

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Pressure mounts on Welsh coaches
November 26 2014 at 15:51

The pressure of winning one in 27 Tests against southern-hemisphere teams is getting to the Wales camp, says Ashfak Mohamed.

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Bok coach rings changes for Wales Test
November 26 2014 at 11:58

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer made five changes to his starting line-up for the Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

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Lambie relishes No10 Bok jersey battle
November 26 2014 at 11:19

Pat Lambie knows his recent good form doesn't mean he is a shoo-in to start at the World Cup, says Ashfak Mohamed.

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