Shape up, or ship out

Springboks who do not meet the team’s fitness requirements this season will find themselves out of the national side.

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Fourie’s fate in the balance

Bulls scrumhalf Fourie du Preez has a 50% chance of playing against the Cheetahs in Friday night’s Super 14 opener in Bloemfontein.

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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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Super Scots shock Frogs

Scotland pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Six Nations history when they beat France 20-16 at Murrayfield on Sunday.

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Corry: Pom revival imminent

English captain Martin Corry believes the dark days following England’s 2003 World Cup win may finally be over.

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Slow burn smothers Welsh fire

Like a toy soldier wilting under the focused glare of a magnifying glass, initial Welsh resistance melted into complete disintegration as England ran in four second half tries to emerge 47-13 victors at Twickenham.

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Daylight robbery in Dublin

An appalling display from English referee Dave Pearson let Ireland off the hook against Italy in Dublin on Saturday.

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