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This has been a harder year than usual for composing the FNB Top 20 because of the constant changes and surprises, which tell the truth that we all know - that there are so many outstanding rugby teams in South African schools.
The Blue Bulls have named seven of their eight returning Springboks in the team to face the Lions in a Currie Cup clash in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Leopards have made a change at flyhalf for their Currie Cup match against the Pumas on Friday, while Morne Hanekom is the new captain.
The loss of scrumhalf Jano Vermaak would create opportunities for promising young players in his squad, Lions coach John Mitchell said on Wednesday.
Sharks coach John Plumtree resisted the temptation to rush his returning Springboks back into the starting XV, and has kept the faith in his young side for their trip to Kimberley.
Former Bok coach Jake White, writing for rugbyxv.co.za , answers readers' questions on Rassie Erasmus and the 'lack of depth' in SA Rugby.
The Cheetahs welcome back Springbok quartet of Ashley Johnson, Coenie Oosthuizen, Adriaan Strauss and Heinrich Brüssow for their Currie Cup clash with Western province on Saturday.
The Blue Bulls have signed EP Kings utility forward Jacques Potgieter, who will join the team in 2012 on a two year contract.
All Blacks Doctor Deb Robinson has revealed that prop John Afoa fractured his cheekbone in last Saturday's Tri-Nations Test against the Springboks in Wellington.
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers believes that he deserves a medal after his four years as the helm of a job that produces the most hostile environment imaginable.
Only 38 days from the start of the World Cup, a survey shows more than one-third of New Zealanders are not looking forward to the tournament and another 29 percent are ambivalent.
All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen says the Wallabies no longer fear the All Blacks and probably don't even respect them, but that won't be New Zealand's motivation when the teams meet in a Tri-Nations match on Saturday.
Western Province forwards coach Matthew Proudfoot believes his pack will have to be at their physical best to counter the "firepower" of the Cheetahs' four returning Springboks this weekend.
The Bulls have filled the gap left by departing Springbok legend Fourie du Preez by signing Lions scrumhalf Jano Vermaak on a deal that will keep him at Loftus Versfeld until October 2013.
France's World Cup hopes have been boosted by the return of centre Aurelien Rougerie to full training, and wing Vincent Clerc who has recovered from a knee operation.
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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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