Frantic fight for World Cup tickets

Fancy watching the Boks contest the 2007 World Cup in France? Well, get moving muppits. Sales to the public opened yesteday and already more than 100 000 tickets were snapped up.

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Staniforth suspended

The few who reckoned a quick buck could be made on the Force finally winning a game against the Blues in the Week 10 opener of the Vodacom Super 14 were made to think again when John Mitchell’s most influential player, Scott Staniforth, was slapped with a one-game ban.

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Crusaders chase record

In 2002, the Crusaders won 13 consecutive matches to win the Vodacom Super 12. Four years later, the franchise aims to break that record in the Super 14.

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White leaves Cats

Springbok coach Jake White has cut short his emergency stint with the Cats after just one day.

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McKeever hits back

Tony McKeever, CEO of the Southern Spears, has hit back strongly at the press statement released by SARU, saying it is part of a vindictive smear campaign against his franchise.

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McCaw fit to foul Cheetahs

Crusaders flanker Richie McCaw is likely to further torment the Cheetahs on their Australasian tour after being declared fit.

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Spears in R1.6 million over spend

The Spears are already R4.6 million in debt to SARU — and unable to pay the salaries of their players as another cash management row unfolds in Southern and Eastern Cape rugby.

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Jaco to the rescue for Bulls

Springbok flyhalf Jaco van der Westhuyzen’s safe arrival in Brisbane on Monday brought a huge sigh of relief from Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer.

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Lauaki pulls a Lazarus

Chiefs No 8 Sione Lauaki is a candidate to start against the Stormers, despite an initial prognosis that he would be out for the remainder of the Vodacom Super 14.

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