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England thump Boks again

Paul Treu’s Springbok Sevens team failed to salvage any pride for South Africa as they were hammered 33-14 by England at the semi-final stage of the Singapore Sevens on Sunday. Fiji then thrashed the Poms 40-21 to win the title.

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Cats klapped again

The Cats’ Vodacom Super 14 season went from bad to worse when they lost 23-16 to the Reds in an error-ridden match at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Boks advance despite losing

Paul Treu’s Sevens Springboks slumped to a 19-17 defeat to Argentina in their last pool match at the Singapore Sevens on Saturday but still advanced to the quarter-finals as the top team from Pool C.

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Bulls blow it

The Bulls blew a commanding 26-11 lead shortly after the restart to eventually end all square at 26-all against the Chiefs in a Vodacom Super 14 match in a wet Hamilton on Saturday.

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Force throw it away

A woeful Highlanders side briefly awoke from their slumber to score a flattering 25-22 win over the Western Force at Carisbrook on Saturday.

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Dawson closes the door

England scrumhalf Matt Dawson will retire from rugby at the end of the season, ruling out the chance to be part of England’s World Cup defence in 2007.

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White and Wikus’s little secret

Jake White told Wikus van Heerden at the end of last year that he was the Bok captain successor to John Smit, but the Cats captain did not take it too seriously. Now he does.

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Butch on the comeback

Injured Sharks flyhalf Butch James should be back on the playing field in the next fortnight, about a month ahead of schedule.

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Must-win for Bulls

Bulls assistant coach Mike Bayly has admitted the Bulls game against the Chiefs on Saturday is a must-win if the Pretoria side hope to make it to the Vodacom Super 14 semi-finals.

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Jaco jumped the gun

Springbok flyhalf Jaco van der Westhuyzen was getting ahead of himself when he said on Wednesday on keo.co.za that he had already been cleared to play for the Bulls.

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