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Rugby union boss among top officials summoned to the EP Kings' liquidation hearing
Rugby union boss among top officials summoned to the EP Kings' liquidation hearing
The web of mismanagement that led to the liquidation of the EP Kings, the commercial arm of the Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU), will be revealed...
​Instead of fiddling, Coetzee has a perfect opportunity to perfect the team
​Instead of fiddling, Coetzee has a perfect opportunity to perfect the team
You might think there was a World Cup next month, or that the coach’s job was on the line. Instead, the 2016 Rugby Championship is but a week old...
Knockout rugby is not for everyone: Lions could roar, Sharks could flounder
Knockout rugby is not for everyone: Lions could roar, Sharks could flounder
With a gun to the head, knowing that second chances disappear with log play, the Crusaders are exceptional, as seven Super Rugby titles attest....
Which Boks have had their day?
Which Boks have had their day?
Defeat shines an uncomfortable light, illuminating the areas you hoped no one would notice. After losing to an Irish side that was a player short...
Lions rugby fans swell with pride
Lions rugby fans swell with pride
It would need either a spectacularly perverse or rhetorically gifted man to erect a defence of contemporary South African sport. Entrenched...
Super Rugby focus on local derbies
Super Rugby focus on local derbies
Two fixtures remain before Super Rugby takes its annual break for the June international window. For the South African sides the games are African...
Super rugby, super action, super (confusing) system
Super rugby, super action, super (confusing) system
About halfway through log play in this year’s Super Rugby competition, the contenders have begun to emerge. If the play-offs were to begin next...
Kings rugby uncertain as EP union faces liquidation
Kings rugby uncertain as EP union faces liquidation
It may have gone largely unreported outside the Eastern Cape, but the most significant event in South African rugby happened last Thursday, when...
Sanzar’s stupidity is showing
Sanzar’s stupidity is showing
A number of bad decisions were made by Sanzaar (South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina Rugby) before the expansion to the Super 18. The...
If playing ball was about morality…
If playing ball was about morality…
There’s nothing quite like a game of rugby to take your mind off administrative matters. Which is why it is a crying shame that the Varsity Cup has...
New format is not a Super solution
New format is not a Super solution
The Super Rugby season is upon us. There is reason to believe that the South African franchises have as much (or as little) chance as anyone else....
The madness kicks off
The madness kicks off
February used to be a time for training, a chance to get rid of the excess weight piled on during the festive season and to remove the rust of three...

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