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Benchmark facts for the World Cup hosted by New Zealand from September 9 to October 23:
This Saturday represents the end of the season for most schools teams in the three Western Cape provinces, with only some ten matches scheduled for 27 August.
A glance at the teams competing in the 2011 World Cup which runs from September 9 to October 23 with Pool C.
In the curtainraiser to South Africa vs New Zealand at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, South African Schools play France Under-19.
A glance at the teams competing in the 2011 World Cup which runs from September 9 to October 23 with Pool B.
A glance at the teams competing in the 2011 World Cup which runs from September 9 to October 23, beginning with Pool A.
The All Blacks may have received a rousing welcome upon arrival in Port Elizabeth, but the locals are also warming to the Springboks in the lead-up to Saturday's sell-out Tri-Nations Test at the Nelson Mandela Stadium.
Wales have lost a second captain in a week, with No.8 Ryan Jones ruled out of Saturday's World Cup warm-up against Argentina - after failing to recover from a calf problem.
While local schools rugby followers have to wait till Saturday to see who represents the Western Province/Boland area against Oakdale in the large school section of the Burger competition, the local small and medium school finalists were decided at the Malmesbury Rugby Club grounds on Wednesday.
South African customs authorities on Thursday confiscated unofficial rugby jerseys worth ZAR43 million (US million, 4 million) ahead of the 2011 World Cup which starts next month, an official said.
Most would consider the thought of derailing the juggernaut that is Grey College a tall order. For Paul Roos captain, Andreas Dercksen, it's a chance to end his season on high when the two rugby powerhouses meet in their FNB Classic Clash this Saturday.
Former Springbok wing Stefan Terblanche believes uncertainty in key selection areas is hampering the Springboks as they continue their stuttered build-up towards the defence of their World Cup title.
There will be a lot resting on Neethling Fouché's broad shoulders when he leads his Grey College team out against Paul Roos in their FNB Classic Clash in Stellenbosch on Saturday.
The Fiji Rugby Union has asked New Zealand to ease a travel ban on members of the Pacific nation's military regime so it could include a soldier in its World Cup squad.
The IRB has announced the expansion of the Sevens World Series, with Japan joining as the ninth venue for the upcoming 2011/2012 series.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.