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Sharks suffer Smittie blow

The Sharks’ pre-season preparations suffered a further blow with news that captain John Smit will miss an additional game through injury. This is in addition to the three opening fixtures he’s banned from participating in.

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Stormers training report

Blistering heat and a punishing training schedule combine to form a tough preseason for the extended Stormers squad.

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Jaco’s not Bullish over move

Jaco van der Westhuyzen has not attempted to secure a release from his contract with Japanese club NEC in order to play for the Bulls in the inaugural Super 14.

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One more life for Cats

As the Cats enter their ninth year of existence, Andre Pretorius has stated there is no excuse for failure.

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‘Shady Saru’ scream Sharks

Before a ball has been fumbled Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl is already threatening Saru over the controversial relegation plan for the Super 14.

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Petoors targets Canberra comeback

Andre Pretorius will miss the Cats’ first three matches of the season if he continues to recover from the ankle injury sustained against the Pumas in Buenos Aires on schedule.

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No luck for Linde

Stormers lock Rob Linde will play no part in the Cape side’s Super 14 campaign.

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Stormers hope to end front row woe

The perennial questions surrounding the Stormers tight five are unlikely to dissipate, but the new-look management team can no longer be accused of ignoring the problem.

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