Hoskins hits campaign trail

Oregan Hoskins has revealed to keo.co.za that he met with a few northern-based Presidents in Johannesburg earlier today as he kicks off his campaign to oust Brian van Rooyen as Saru president. He denied any involvement from either Andre Markgraaff or Louis Luyt, as has been alleged.

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Dan could go in cold

Former SA U21 lock Dan Vickerman could face the Queensland Reds in the opening round of the Vodacom Super 14 despite not having played a match in six months.

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All Blacks in Blue

David Nucifora has mixed and matched in losing his first two warm-up matches against the Reds and Waratahs, but the Blues coach picked his best available starting team to play the Western Force in Auckland on Thursday.

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Chiefs in warrior mode

The Chiefs, so often the punching bag among the New Zealand Vodacom Super 14 teams, have put together a side capable of making the punches in this year’s competition.

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David unable to slay Goliath ruling

The International Rugby Board has ended David Pocock’s Vodacom Super 14 season, ruling the player is too young to be involved in the competition.

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Corry hangs onto captaincy

Martin Corry captains England again and Lawrence Dallaglio returns to the match 22 after a 17 month absence, following an earlier international retirement.

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Freddie fires up French

Frederic Michalak will play for France against Scotland in this weekend’s opening round of the Six Nations.

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The more things change …

Super 12 may have become the glitzier and extended Super 14, but the fixture that started it all will again launch the southern hemisphere’s revamped regional showpiece.

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Sharks dream big

The rest of the country may be writing them off, but the Sharks are backing themselves to turn things around in the Vodacom Super 14.

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