Potgieter punts Ellis Park cracker

After scoring a memorable hat-trick at Newlands last week, Vodacom Western Province centre Sarel Potgieter expects more expansive rugby against the Lions on Saturday.

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Lions lose pivotal No 8

X-rays of Ernst Joubert’s cheekbone on Monday revealed that the Lions will have to secure a spot in the playoffs without his assistance.

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Gregan takes a breather

Stirling Mortlock is likely to captain the Wallabies on their end of year tour to Europe with George Gregan being rested ahead of the 2007 World Cup.

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Sharks under pressure

Having fielded A and B teams during the first half of the Absa Currie Cup, the Sharks now face the prospect of missing out on the semi-finals for the second successive season.

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WP gear up for real deal

Although Vodacom Western Province won’t take much from their 66-13 trouncing of the Valke, Luke Watson confirmed the importance of securing a win and regaining parity.

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Youthful revolt

Keo, in his Business Day column, writes that the emergence of young talent in this year’s Absa Currie Cup has been a revelation.

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Currie Cup Loffie’s priority

After being named as the Lions coach for the 2007 Vodacom Super 14, Eugene Eloff confirms that his focus remains on the 2006 Absa Currie Cup.

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Spears claim R14.9m from Saru

Spears CEO Tony McKeever has slammed Saru’s move to buy controlling shares in the franchise, arguing they are owed R14.9 million by the national body.

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Hapless Harlequins lose Mehrts

Former All Black points machine Andrew Mehrtens will miss up to eight weeks of rugby with Harlequins when he undergoes knee surgery this week.

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Black Ferns lift World Cup

New Zealand’s women showed their men how it should be done, when they beat England 25-17 for their third consecutive World Cup title.

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