The Rugby Championship

SA teams “target” McCaw

Crusaders captain Richie McCaw will probably not play against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday, because of the way South African sides treat the flanker.

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McCaw’s Hurricanes hell

Richie McCaw was strangled by a Hurricanes forward and feared for his life after being trapped in the headlock for 24 seconds.

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A third AB crocked

The third member of Graham Henry’s all-counquering Grand Slam All Blacks is out for the 2006 season.

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World Series glitch

Wallaby coach John Connolly says there is only one problem with the introduction of a rugby World Series.

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Aussies punt rugby World Series

The ARU has come up with a way of making Tests between World Cups matter. They believe rugby needs a “World Series” in which the results of Tests every second year would determine the two leading teams, who would then meet in a final.

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Knuckling down

New Wallaby coach John Connolly can turn candyfloss into granite, according to former Bok coach Nick Mallett.

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Poms in free fall

France’s 31-6 thrashing of England has seen the world champions slip even further behind in the world rankings.

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Wobblies’ Super 14 snub

Leading Wobblies are expected to be rested from several Vodacom Super 14 matches next season to ensure they are fresh for the World Cup.

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Connolly crushes Highveldt hype

New Wallabies coach John Connolly will take his team straight to Johannesburg to prepare for the September 9 Vodacom Tri Nations showdown with the Springboks.

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Pumas get Tri-Nations lifeline

Saru says it will welcome Argentina into the Vodacom Tri-Nations, barely a year after the Pumas were excluded from the five-year Murdoch deal.

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