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Currie Cup final: The heavy hitters

Western Province and the Golden Lions will contest the Currie Cup final. We look at some key men on both sides.

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Folau wins top Oz rugby award

Fullback Israel Folau has won the top individual honor in Australian rugby union after clinching the John Eales Medal.

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Taute boost for WP

Centre Jaco Taute's inclusion in the Western Province XV is the only change to the side for the Currie Cup final clash against the Golden Lions at Newlands.

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Reduced Championship favours Boks
October 14 2014 at 09:34

Next year's Rugby Championship will be condensed into three rounds to fit in with the World Cup in England.

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‘Few big calls’ for WP’s Coetzee
October 13 2014 at 18:35

Allister Coetzee says that his team won't change their attacking gameplan for the Currie Cup semi against the Bulls.

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Sharks emerge unscathed
October 13 2014 at 14:53

The Sharks will readily take Saturday’s winning result over Western Province considering that none of their players suffered any serious injuries.

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Odendaal injury blow for Bulls
October 13 2014 at 14:23

Blue Bulls inside centre Burger Odendaal has been ruled out of rugby for the next two months after suffering a broken arm.

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Final round of the Currie Cup fizzled out
October 13 2014 at 12:44

Jacques van der Westhuyzen laments the lack of shocks during the final round of the Currie Cup regular season.

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ARU boss backs McKenzie
October 13 2014 at 11:36

Australia rugby boss Bill Pulver gave his support to besieged Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie before this weekend's Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks.

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Bulls showed character
October 13 2014 at 10:30

The Bulls find themselves two games away from Currie Cup glory after a rather up and down season.

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Wallabies back Beale in row
October 13 2014 at 09:15

Senior Wallabies continued to back Kurtley Beale despite more revelations about offensive text messages which led to team business manager Di Patston resigning.

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Loss to Sharks hurts: Coetzee
October 12 2014 at 15:34

Despite fielding a second-string side in their defeat to the Sharks, WP coach Allister Coetzee admits the loss still hurts.

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Fiji snatch third Gold Coast title
October 12 2014 at 14:02

Fiji sealed a third Gold Coast sevens title on Sunday to get their quest for a maiden Olympic medal off to a flying start.

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Ashley-Cooper to quit Wallabies
October 12 2014 at 11:59

Adam Ashley-Cooper is set to quit Australia after next year’s World Cup for more lucrative offerings in Europe.

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Win means everything to Kings
October 12 2014 at 11:02

Kings coach Carlos Spencer has hailed his team’s first win in this Currie Cup season as a welcome relief.

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Things finally coming together: Ludeke
October 12 2014 at 10:41

Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has praised his team for pulling through after their shaky start to the season.

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Flyers push SA to quarters
October 11 2014 at 16:26

Seabelo Senatla, Steven Hunt and Ruhan Nel made their presence felt on the opening day of the Gold Coast Sevens tournament.

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Bulls bid to book play-off place
October 11 2014 at 12:39

With one foot in the Currie Cup semi-finals, the Blue Bulls will have to dispose of the Griquas for a place in the top six.

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Kings record first Currie Cup win
October 11 2014 at 09:27

At long last the Eastern Province Kings registered their first win in the Currie Cup when they beat the Pumas.

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Cheetahs count on Boks
October 10 2014 at 22:13

The Free State Cheetahs need a bonus-point victory over the Golden Lions in Johannesburg to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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Griquas can dash Bulls playoff hopes
October 10 2014 at 13:46

With one foot in the Currie Cup semi-finals, the Blue Bulls will have to dispose of a Griquas side fighting for a place in the top six when they clash at Loftus Versfeld.

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Sharks need a favour from Cheetahs
October 10 2014 at 12:50

The Sharks can still leap-frog the Lions into second spot on the Currie Cup log, thus ensuring a home semi-final.

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Wallabies coach denies having affair
October 10 2014 at 10:55

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie denied having an affair with a staff member as a row over allegedly offensive texts sent by Kurtley Beale took an unexpected twist.

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