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Pietersen shrugs off axing

Joe Pietersen’s refreshing willingness to counter attack will not be diminished by Stormers coach Kobus van der Merwe’s decision to axe him for the Vodacom Super 14 clash with the Chiefs.

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Bulls stick with Steyn

Morne Steyn, and not Jaco van der Westhuyzen, will wear the Bulls No 10 jersey for the Vodacom Super 14 encounter with the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.

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Barry booted

De Wet Barry has been stripped of the Stormers captaincy, in addition to being fined and dropped from the side to play the Chiefs on Saturday.

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Stormers chaos continues

Not content with axing skipper De Wet Barry, Stormers coach Kobus van der Merwe has given Joe Pietersen the chop, asking the out-of-form Tonderai Chavhanga to play in the unfamiliar position of fullback against the Chiefs.

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Umaga back for Canes

Former All Black skipper Tana Umaga will return for the Hurricanes to face the Highlanders in their Vodacom Super 14 encounter on Easter Sunday.

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Koen shows his class

The emergence of Peter Grant and Naas Olivier as world class goalkickers is a tribute to the forgotten work of Louis Koen, the Stormers kicking coach.

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Turner: Bite will match roar

Cats CEO Andy Turner has promised that action will back up the tough talk eminating from the Joburg franchise’s management this week, despite keo.co.za learning that coach Frans Ludeke has a five year contract.

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Dlulane atones for Hurricane howler

Tim Dlulane’s disastrous cameo against the Hurricanes in an earlier round of the Vodacom Super 14 has been forgotten in the wake of his dogged display against the Chiefs on Saturday.

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Frantic fight for World Cup tickets

Fancy watching the Boks contest the 2007 World Cup in France? Well, get moving muppits. Sales to the public opened yesteday and already more than 100 000 tickets were snapped up.

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Staniforth suspended

The few who reckoned a quick buck could be made on the Force finally winning a game against the Blues in the Week 10 opener of the Vodacom Super 14 were made to think again when John Mitchell’s most influential player, Scott Staniforth, was slapped with a one-game ban.

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