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The last time Australia and New Zealand faced one another the Wallabies brought a 15-match All Black winning streak to an end in dramatic fashion and lock Sam Whitelock is in the mood for some retribution this weekend.
A determined Muir College travelled to Despatch and thumped them 33-13. At the break the visiting Muir was leading 21-8.
Sharks coach John Plumtree will continue with his youth policy rather than turn to his returning Springboks when the defending champions face Griquas in their Currie Cup clash in Kimberley on Friday night.
Just about all the Western Province schools take a breather over this long weekend just ahead of the final three weeks of the campaign this weekend. Apparently two schools out in Paarl have other ideas but someone else is bound to chip in his ten cents worth about that elsewhere and Bishops will be out of sight, out of mind up in Grahamstown for their derby against St Andrews. So the local focus is on a busy midweek for the Boland schools.
Tasman earned their first win and first log points of the season when they edged out Hawke's Bay 21-19 in a hard-fought National Provincial Championship match in Napier on Tuesday.
The Collie Koeberg Sports Stadium in Graaff-Reinet was packed to the heavens on a beautiful Karroo Saturday afternoon when Spandau me Asherville in an FNB Classic Clash - great rivals whose pupils came from the same communities. Just before the end Spandau scored to make the score 8-7 - one point that meant so much.
In an FNB Classic Clash in Welkom on Saturday Goudveld Hoërskool beat Welkom Gimnasium 21-18.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson has named a team which shows five changes of personnel and one further positional switch in Saturday's World Cup warm-up Test against Ireland at Murrayfield.
Australian flyhalf Quade Cooper has vowed to continue his attacking brand of rugby on Saturday in his first test on New Zealand soil, despite the expectation of some extra attention from All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.
Columnist Grant Ball believes that Springbok coach Peter de Villiers blew a chance to foster some belief in his coaching ability on his team's disappointing Tri-Nations away leg.
In their FNB Classic Clash in Cradock on Saturday afternoon Oakdale of Riversdale beat their hosts Marlow 14-12 in an excellent match on a perfect day for rugby.
Explosive wing Hosea Gear looks set to get his opportunity to impress the All Black selectors this weekend after watching Sitiveni Sivivatu and Zac Guildford turn in impressive performances in the last two weeks.
All Blacks hooker and former Hurricanes skipper Andrew Hore has signed a one-year deal to play for the Highlanders in next year's Super Rugby competition.
Barely one third of New Zealanders are enthusiastic about the World Cup, a mere five weeks out from the sport's global showpiece, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
Veteran lock Nathan Sharpe was axed on Tuesday from the Wallabies squad for Saturday's clash with the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland, throwing his World Cup dreams into disarray.
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.