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Queen Elizabeth from England toured South Africa and picked up Muir College as a fixture during their visit. The Muir side showed how creating space and playing off the ball carrier was more efficient and successful than playing with your forwards. The Muir side won 29-15 in a pleasant fixture enjoyed by all on the field.
A rampant Muir crushed Alexander Road 70-7 on Muirs main field. The hosting Muir put on 41 point in the second half after leading 29-7 at the break.
This was in reality the start of the 2011 Tri-Nations when New Zealand and Australia each pout their best teams in the field to play each other. It may not happen again in 2011.
Canadian international loose forward Chauncey O'Toole has signed with Welsh outfit the Ospreys and will meet up with the squad following the World Cup later this year.
Columnist Grant Ball believes that not much has changed in SARU, despite their claims that re-structuring has made an impact.
Livewire scrumhalf Jano Vermaak has played his last game for the Golden Lions and will be available to play for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup with immediate effect.
New Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar is feeling the pressure after a weak start to his side's Currie Cup campaign that has resulted in them languishing in unfamiliar territory at the bottom of the standings.
The Chiefs have further bolstered their backline depth by signing versatile Highlanders utility back Robbie Robinson for their 2012 Super Rugby campaign.
Glenwood scored five tries on their way to recording a comprehensive 31-3 home victory over Maritzburg College. A remarkable feature of this game was that Glenwood condensed all their point scoring in a 20-minute spell of sublime rugby. Simply put, Glenwood clicked.
The EP Kings top the Absa Currie Cup First Division log after they won their fourth successive game of 2011 when they beat the Valke by 36-20 at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park on Friday afternoon.
South African Rugby Union boss Oregan Hoskins is unhappy with the make-up of certain 'lilly-white' provincial teams in South Africa.
At Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario in San Juan, Argentina, on Saturday a Puma team played a team chosen by the Confederación Sudamericana de Rugby (CONSUR) in Argentina's last home warm-up match for the 2011 World Cup.
In a RWC warm-up game between neighbours, Canada beat the USA Eagles 28-22 at the BMO Field in Toronto on Saturday. The match counted for the Can-Am Trophy.
The All Blacks' next Tri-Nations assignment is the Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on August 20. Then they go to Brisbane and then they play in the World Cup. They may take fewer than allowed to Port Elizabeth, leaving some top players behind.
Auckland went across to North Harbour and in the pouring rain won 29-13.
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.
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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.