World Cup

Os axing exposes back-room chaos

JON CARDINELLI says the South African management malady continues to detract from the Springboks’ reputation and will affect their 2011 World Cup campaign.

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Smith injury forces back-row rethink

JON CARDINELLI says news of Juan Smith’s injury is a massive blow to the Springboks’ World Cup title ambitions and that national selectors should start considering alternative loose-trio options.

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Juan crocked

Juan Smith tore his Achilles tendon in the Cheetahs’ 25-23 defeat to the Bulls, an injury that is likely to rule him out of the upcoming World Cup.

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Christchurch RWC games in jeopardy

Seven World Cup fixtures, including two quarter-finals, to be played in Christchurch could be moved elsewhere after Tuesday’s earthquake.

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IRB takes control of Namibia

The IRB has been forced to seize control of the Namibia Rugby Union following allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

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Fiji face IRB probe

IRB representatives will travel to Fiji next month to investigate a crisis that could prevent the country from competing at the 2011 World Cup.

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Kiwis get cash carrot

The All Blacks will earn big bucks if they shed their chokers’ tag at next year’s World Cup.

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No vuvuzelas for RWC

Vuvuzelas will not be allowed into the grounds for next year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

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