McCaw’s Hurricanes hell

Richie McCaw was strangled by a Hurricanes forward and feared for his life after being trapped in the headlock for 24 seconds.

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Another All Black falls

Graham Henry will be anxious for the Vodacom Super 14 to finish. The competition has already finished off four of his All Blacks from last year’s Grand Slam-winning squad.

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Battling Blues bid for play-offs

Blues coach David Nucifora told the media that if you were in the play-offs you had a chance of winning the Vodacom Super 14. And he believes his Blues team may just sneak a top four place.

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Professional imposters

Absolute rubbish. There is no spin to put on South Africa’s latest effort in the Vodacom Super 14. And to think they’ll all cash the cheque on Monday.

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Cats klapped again

The Cats’ Vodacom Super 14 season went from bad to worse when they lost 23-16 to the Reds in an error-ridden match at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Leopards lash Province

The Leopards Vodacom Cup is back on track after they brushed aside the challenge of Western Province. Michael Vlismas reports.

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Cheetahs crushed in Canberra

George Gregan and Stephen Larkham were at their devastating best on Saturday as the Brumbies smashed the Cheetahs 53-20 in Canberra. The home side led 18-13 at half-time.

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Same story for scrappy Stormers

Ill-discipline and horrendous handling combined to sink the Stormers against the average Blues. The Auckland side scored four tries to zip en route to a 32-15 victory in their Vodacom Super 14 encounter at Eden Park.

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Boks advance despite losing

Paul Treu’s Sevens Springboks slumped to a 19-17 defeat to Argentina in their last pool match at the Singapore Sevens on Saturday but still advanced to the quarter-finals as the top team from Pool C.

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