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Ireland hope for O’Connell boost

Ireland are hoping that veteran lock and sometime skipper Paul O’Connell will make a timely recovery ahead of Saturday’s Test against the Springboks.

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Butch comes full circle

Former Springbok flyhalf Butch James has confirmed that he will finish his career with the Sharks.

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All eyes on Bok backs

JON CARDINELLI writes there’s a strong possibility that Heyneke Meyer will return from Europe with significant answers to nagging backline questions.

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Break has done Jean wonders

Jean de Villiers admits that the hamstring injury that precluded him from the Currie Cup play-offs was a blessing in disguise.

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Louw escapes serious injury

Scans have revealed that Francois Louw’s neck injury is not as serious as initially feared and the flanker will be available for the Springboks’ tour to Europe.

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Fairytale finish for Cinderella side

JON CARDINELLI writes the Cape side may have missed out on Super Rugby honours but the winning of the Currie Cup will mark 2012 as a year to remember.

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Louw could miss Bok tour

Francois Louw sustained a neck injury in Bath’s win over Exeter and is doubtful for the Springboks’ tour to Europe.

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