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London Wasps No.8 Dan Ward-Smith has been forced to retire from the game with immediate effect following medical advice on a back injury.
The Finals of the fours Beeld Trofee divisions were played on Saturday. Each division has four age groups. In all 32 teams played. Waterkloof and Leeuwenhof were the most successful schools with three wins each.
A century after the first 1st XV match between Bishops and Rondebosch, Bishops recovered from the loss in the second term to beat their great rivals before a huge crowd across Sandown Road 37-12 at Rondebosch on Saturday.
The table-topping Lions produced another polished performance against the Sharks but the Griquas also caught the eye of the selectors and feature prominently in our Team of the Week.
South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday gave the Springbok team his blessing, but also a clear instruction, as they make their final preparations for the World Cup in New Zealand.
Wasps back row forward Genaro Fessia will take the place of the injured Alvaro Galindo in Argentina's 30-strong squad for the World Cup in New Zealand next month.
England manager Martin Johnson was in buoyant mood ahead of the World Cup after a morale-boosting win over Ireland, saying his side "can go with anyone" at the showpiece tournament in New Zealand.
New Zealand media urged All Blacks' fans not to hit the panic button Monday after the World Cup favourites crashed to successive losses in the Tri-Nations.
Fiji's World Cup team arrived in Auckland Monday as excitement around the tournament intensified, but the players' boss was forced to stay as home due to a New Zealand government ban.
Sonny Bill Williams cast doubt on his future with the All Blacks on Monday, saying he would not make a decision on whether to remain in New Zealand until after the World Cup.
The South African College High School (SACS) finished their season on a massive high with a hard fought 29-26 win over archrivals Wynberg Boys' High. Playing at Wynberg on a glorious winters morning, SACS, as they had done the week before against Bishops, came from behind to win a thrilling encounter.
Leinster have dismissed claims by Northampton Saints prop Brian Mujati that he was racially abused in a friendly on Friday and put it down to a misinterpretation before declaring the matter closed.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans hailed his side's tenacity after they held on to beat the All Blacks and claim the Tri-Nations crown, but warned the victory was "irrelevant" to the upcoming World Cup.
Springbok captain John Smit believes that his team's best chance of defending their crown in New Zealand is by making their experience count in the cauldron of World Cup rugby.
Two teams, defending champions EP Kings and the Boland Cavaliers, are now firmly in control in the provincial First Division after convincing victories on Friday.
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The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
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