Joe kept in cotton wool

Stormers management have made a late decision to withdraw Joe van Niekerk from the match 22 to face the Blues.

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Saders survive Waratah siege

The Waratahs were within 15m of the Crusaders’ line from the 70th minute until the 83rd, but the champs did not crack and emerged with an epic 17-11 victory in their Vodacom Super 14 clash in Christchurch.

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White and Wikus’s little secret

Jake White told Wikus van Heerden at the end of last year that he was the Bok captain successor to John Smit, but the Cats captain did not take it too seriously. Now he does.

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Big Joe to bulk up

Joe van Niekerk has told keo.co.za that his six month lay-off means he’s fitter than ever, but has admitted his strength has suffered as a result of his injury.

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Butch on the comeback

Injured Sharks flyhalf Butch James should be back on the playing field in the next fortnight, about a month ahead of schedule.

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Meyer calls for massive effort

Heyneke Meyer has stated the Bulls will have to deliver their best performance of the year to beat the Chiefs in their clash at Hamilton.

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Naas laughs at bumbling Bulls

Naas Botha has labelled the performances of the Bulls as ‘a joke’, and has singled out their display against the Blues for special treatment.

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Baby Boks ‘as good as ever’

SA U19 coach Eugene Eloff believes his current batch of Baby Boks are as good as the sides that triumphed in the 2003 and 2005 tournaments, despite being belted 42-3 by France in Dubai.

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