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After the best part of two months holed up in training camps, France will finally lose the tackle bags and begin their World Cup warm-up in earnest when they take on Ireland on Saturday.
Emerging Western Force lock Sam Wykes continues to take significant forward strides in his development and has been handed the captaincy for the team's two-match tour against the Samoan Test team later this month.
New Zealand coach Graham Henry chose to rest many of his top players as he named a 25-man squad Friday to travel to South Africa for the Tri-Nations Test in Port Elizabeth on August 20.
Agen wing Romain Edmond-Samuel has been hospitalised after suffering a head injury in training earlier this week, the French Top 14 club said Thursday.
As if a Springbok-laden Sharks team is not tough enough already, an approaching cold front is set to make it decidedly more unpleasant for Western Province.
Union High scored the only try of their FNB Classic Clash with near-neighbours Volkskool to win 16-6 at Botanics on Saturday, a cool day that became cold.
As the World Cup comes racing closer, Italy play Japan in a warm-up match, just the fifth time the two countries have met. The match will be played at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena up in North East Italy, at the foot of the Apennines and not far from the Adriatic.
Andre Venter, the captain of Hoërskool Outeniqua, has plenty of reasons to do well in the FNB Classic Clashes match against Hoërskool Oudtshoorn this Saturday.
After breaking a 17-year losing streak against their bitter rivals last year, the captain of Hoërskool Oudtshoorn, Percy Williams, is eager to see his side get another victory over Hoërskool Outeniqua when the two sides meet in their FNB Classic Clashes match this Saturday.
The main curtainraiser to the Tri-Nations Test between South Africa and Australia in Durban on Saturday is between the South African Academy team and France Under-19.
World Cup-winning scrumhalf Fourie du Preez described us "unfair" the expectations heaped on himself and Heinrich Brüssow to right the listing Springbok ship.
Australia Under-20 scrumhalf Eddie Bredenhann have been signed by the Lions from 2012 to boost the squad's depth following the departure of Jano Vermaak to the Bulls.
Defending his side's unbeaten run is all that matters to the captain of Hoërskool Noordkaap, Jaco Buys, when his side squares up against local rivals Hoerskool Diamantveld in their FNB Classic Clashes match on Saturday.
A replay of last year's Currie Cup final between the Sharks and Western Province in Cape Town, as well as a battle to avoid last place on the log between the Blue Bulls and the Pumas in Nelspruit feature this weekend.
Sometimes, doing something the second time around yields a positive result.
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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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The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
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