Super Rugby

Why Spears are screwed

Players from the South African Super 14 team relegated at the end of this year’s competition will not be available to play for the Southern Spears in 2007.

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Butched Sharks turn to Monty

The confusion surrounding the fitness of Butch James continues as he was excluded from the Sharks’ official 30 man squad for the Super 14.

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Spies switches to 8

Former wing Pierre Spies will start as No 8 when the Bully Boys continue their Super 14 preparations in two warm-up fixtures against the Cats at Ellis Park tomorrow.

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Ludeke: Why I stuck with Snyman

Frans Ludeke has surprised many by including Tiaan Snyman as second choice flyhalf in the Cats squad at the expense of Nel Fourie and Naas Olivier.

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Reds will rule again

Coach-elect Eddie Jones believes the Queensland Reds will become a rugby powerhouse within three years.

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Naas’s big break

Leopards flyhalf Naas Olivier was given the opportunity of a lifetime when he was invited to Stormers training.

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Draft dodged, transformation paramount

South Africa’s five franchises have submitted unchanged 30 man squads for the inaugural Super 14, with none exercising the option to draft a player from outside their region. Meanwhile Saru has laid express guidelines for the execution of transformation in the competition.

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Stormers propped up by Fullard

The Stormers received a boost on Thursday when re-evaluation of prop Neil Fullard’s injury has deemed he will be fit to start the Super 14.

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