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Round Two of the Pro12 competition sees both the reigning champions and the European champions in action on Friday.
The fact that wing Bryan Habana has not scored a try for the Springboks since last year's Test against Italy in East London, is no reason for concern, South Africa's backline coach Dick Muir said on Thursday.
The Pumas face a difficult trip to Durban to play the Sharks this weekend in the Currie Cup, as they go in search of their first win of the campaign.
Fergie McCormick and Lancaster Park go back a long way which explains why the former All Black is so moved by the current state of the earthquake-hit ground.
After just two rounds of France's Top 14, only two teams have a two wins - Clermont Auvergne and Racing-Métro. Next best are Agen with a draw and a win. Even the mighty of Toulouse, Toulon, Paris and Perpignan have fallen in the midst of battle. And dear Montpellier do not have a single point.
Harlequins flyhalf Joe Marler has been cited for striking an opponent in the Aviva Premiership match against London Irish at Twickenham Stadium last weekend.
France's stocks have dived but coach Marc Lievremont remains resolute Les Bleus can break through for their first World Cup triumph starting with Asian champions Japan at the North Harbour Stadium on Saturday.
Russia's preparations for the World Cup have been rocked by one of the worst sports aviation tragedies in history.
A South African Under-18 Sevens team consisting of players who starred at the recent Coca-Cola Craven Week in Kimberley and coached by former Springbok Sevens star Vuyo Zangqa will compete at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Isle of Man.
Mauro Bergamasco will give a first-hand warning to his Italian teammates to keep the clamps on the Wallabies' explosive No.8 Radike Samo in Sunday's World Cup opener at the North Harbour Stadium.
Returning to the starting line-up after a seven-week absence, Lions centre Doppies la Grange says he cannot wait to get back to full action when the Currie Cup leaders host Griquas at Ellis Park on Friday.
Centre discovery Pat McCabe believes he now belongs in the Wallaby midfield and looks forward to working off playmaker Quade Cooper as he faces his big World Cup moment of truth in Albany this weekend.
Highly rated SA Schools and Grey Bloemfontein centre Jan Serfontein has signed a contract with the Blue Bulls for the 2012 season.
Numerous South African Schools players, but also a good representation of local talent is amongst the 34 players who signed junior contracts with the Blue Bulls Company Pty (Ltd) for the 2012 season and will be available to the numerous Blue Bulls representative sides next year.
The team that wins the 2011 World Cup will likely employ conservative tactics based on set-piece dominance, a strong presence in broken play, a reliable goal-kicker and field kicking for territorial advantage.
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The Barbarians are one of the top invitational rugby sides with a long history and classic rugby jersey.
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The Lions are ready to get their Australia tour underway. They arrive in Perth on Monday.
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The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
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