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Handy dig at big Dell

Springbok captain John Smit has warned that the South African match-ups in the Vodacom Super 14 will get nasty, but in Australia the Reds are preparing for a night of ugliness against traditional rival the Waratahs.

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Laporte to fry French

French coach Bernard Laporte has made his intentions clear by adding six players to the 22 who disgraced the French jersey in Edinburgh.

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Let counsel at the presidents

The investigation into rugby’s bosses must go ahead regardless of the pending national presidential elections, writes Keo, because it will put the game’s leadership under the microscope and not just one individual.

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Nothing pasty about Poms

Jake White would have been more concerned than Welsh coach Mike Ruddock at the 47-13 mauling of the Dragons at Twickenham. White plays the English twice this year and the 2003 World Cup hangover has finally been shaken off.

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Crusaders torment Tahs

Only two points separated the teams at the end, but don’t be fooled by a Waratahs second half comeback in going down 32-30 to the five-time Super 12 champion Crusaders outfit.

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Golden try sinks Boks

Fiji beat South Africa 27-22 after extra time to capture their second successive IRB Sevens title in Wellington on Saturday.

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Chiefs scalp another one

The Chiefs scraped past the Hurricanes and the Highlanders had too much for the rubble Reds in the last Super 14 hit outs before the tournament proper.

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Wallabies to knuckle down

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Chief Rugby Writer, Greg Growden, questioned new Wallabies coach John ‘Knuckles’ Connolly on the challenge.

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Let the ball decide Spears’ fate

No court ruling or political ruling should decide the fate of the Spears in the 2007 Super 14. The issue must be settled on the field through a promotion/relegation play-off.

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