Sharks rely on young guns

Dick Muir is delighted with the number of youngsters coming through the Sharks ranks, many of whom could have an important part to play in the Vodacom Super 14.

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When local is not lekker

The Cheetahs are pleased not to have played any other South African Super 14 franchises in the build up to the new season.

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Heyneke warns against arrogance

Heyneke Meyer has stressed that assuming the Bulls’ run of home games early in the Super 14 will automatically translate into success could prove fatal to his side’s championship challenge.

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‘Tahs miss out on TV ad

Australia’s new Super 14 TV commercial was aired for the first time on Sunday night featuring players from each team – except the Waratahs.

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Quota confusion resolved

There is a common belief spurned by incorrect reports that each South African franchise must field a minimum of four players of colour in their starting teams. Saru CEO Johan Prinsloo has clarified the situation to keo.co.za.

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NZ champs plays like chumps

The Highlanders stole a 21-19 win against the Crusaders and the rubble Reds were rampant against the Blues in Vodacom Super 14 friendlies. Does this mean a change of guard in 2006? Forget it.

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Brilliant Brian

Brian O’Driscoll inspired Leinster to a European Cup quarter-final as the Irish province hammered Bath 35-23.

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