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Boks get ready for World XV clash

A Springbok training squad for a Durban camp from May 25 to 28 will be named after the 14th round of Super Rugby as the national team kicks off their preparations for the Incoming Series in June. The Springboks will be in action for the first time in 2014 when they take on the World XV at Newlands in Cape …

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Now Province is going the way of the Stormers

The SWD Eagles shocked DHL Western Province in the two sides’ Vodacom Cup encounter, beating the visitors 23-14 at Outeniqua Park in George on Friday evening. Province were in desperate need of a victory to ensure that they host a quarterfinal, but the loss to the Eagles means that the Toyota Free State XV will play host next weekend if …

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Two Oceans: Tsogo Sun goes extra mile

The Easter weekend brings with it sunshine, blue skies and, for runners heading to Cape Town, time to stretch their legs as they take part in the most beautiful marathon in the world. The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is back and Tsogo Sun is going the extra mile to make the overall race experience one to remember. From accommodation …

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Stormless Stormers: Is any one listening?

Open letter to Gert Smal, as it appeared on  www.rugby-talk.com Gert, may I wish you all the best in your new position. I am sure you are the man who can restore pride and dignity to WP Rugby but please don’t let “diplomacy” trip you up at the first step and derail everything before it even starts. A Big Broom …

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Stormers crash-tackled by management

For the benefit of Cape Town rugby fans that may have missed an interesting Cape Times article on WP / Stormers rugby, here it is again. The writer Liz McGregor has researched her subject well. http://www.iol.co.za/sport/management-holding-stormers-back-1.1673069#.U0UuuaiSzD4 Thelo Wakefield’s grandiose unveiling of his newest appointment just when the team for which he is responsible was at their lowest ebb was excessively …

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Bulls tour phone captures unbeknown

The Vodacom Bulls left for their four-week Australasian tour with three phones on board that will capture behind the scenes and in the change room content that will once and for all dispel the notion that what happens on tour, stays on tour. Vodacom sent the three phones with the team while on their Vodacom SupeRugby tour where the players and coaching staff will capture never-seen-before images of …

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Stormers: De Villiers, Manuel answer SOS

  Smal makes drastic changes   The new Western Province Director Gert Smal wasted no time in showing his hand at Newlands on Tuesday morning when he unveiled Peter de Villiers and Trevor Manuel as the new Stormers coach and President respectively. Smal told the WP executive that he realised that it was of great strategic importance that they waited …

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De Jongh tops turn-0ver chart

By Shelly Storm, trinergy brand connectors The Toyota Cheetahs and the Lions’ deserved break from Vodacom SupeRugby this weekend had a knock-on effect on South Africans featuring among the best in terms of the stats. South African players were on top in two of positive Vodacom Rugby Stats App categories with Cell C Sharks centre Frans Steyn and DHL Stormers …

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Schwartzel Signs With IMG Golf

  IMG delighted to bag Charl’s signature   Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel announced today that he has signed with IMG, the world’s leading sports, fashion and media company, for worldwide management and marketing representation. Schwartzel, who owns 10 victories worldwide, famously won the 2011 Masters Tournament with a final-round 66 that included birdies at each of the last four holes. In …

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Stormers … Plastering over cracks?

Tank Lanning’s latest thought-provoking column Front Row Grunt worth a read and capedreams.co.za took the liberty to repeat it here for the benefit of Cape Dreams rugby fans. Let’s hope the Newlands ‘Bigwigs’ and all the local club representatives also get to read the column. Local clubs have the vote and in the end they are the people who decide …

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