Send Etzebeth Home! ANC joins the call to send the Springbok lock home – 23% of Springbok Fans agree

The Etzebeth saga has now turned political.   As reported by The South African, the ANC’s provincial convener for the Western Cape, Lerumo Kalako, has joined a chorus of voices calling for Eben Etzebeth to be expelled from the Springboks World Cup squad.   Kalako urged SA Rugby to send Etzebeth home from Japan to answer mounting allegations of racism and thuggery. Etzebeth was cleared to take part in the Rugby World Cup after discussions between himself and the South African Human Rights Commission. The SAHRC made a u-turn on…

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Super Typhoon causes cancellation of RWC matches, England vs France and New Zealand vs Italy.. Scotland could be sent packing

It was reported by Sky news that England’s game against France on Saturday in the Rugby World Cup has been cancelled due to the approach of Super Typhoon Hagibis, World Rugby has confirmed.   The teams were due to play their final group game in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday, which would have decided who topped Pool C. Both teams will receive two points for the draw. Tournament Director for World Rugby Alan Gilpin told a press conference that they took the “difficult but right” decision to cancel the game on…

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Cobus Reinach has the X-Factor says Springbok coach, Rassie Erasmus – Post Match Conference Video

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said the “X-factor” Cobus Reinach was a chip off the old block as the Springbok scrumhalf scored the quickest World Cup hat-trick in a 66-7 rout of Canada in Kobe on Tuesday.   Reinach, son of late South Africa wing Jaco Reinach, took just 11 minutes to score three tries in a first half where the two time world champion Springboks scored seven of their 10 in the match. Reinach, whose treble was faster than Australia fullback Chris Latham’s 25-minute hat-trick against Namibia at the 2003…

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Springboks power into RWC 2019 Quarterfinals

South Africa beat Canada 66-7 with a powerful first half display and eventually scoring 7 tries.   The win secured a quarterfinal spot for the Boks. Their opposition still needs to be decided but it could well be the host nation Japan if the host nation keeps to its winning ways.   Popular Now: – Two Italian props banned for tip tackle on Springbok, Duane Vermeulen       Please leave your questions and comments below:    

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Blue Bulls takeover by Johann Rupert and Patrice Motsepe

Two of South Africa’s wealthiest businessmen have reportedly made a bid to gain a majority share in the Bulls.   Afrikaans newspaper Rapport indicated over the weekend that Remgro boss Johann Rupert and mining magnate Patrice Motsepe have made a joint offer to gain a majority share in the Blue Bulls Company. Remgro, an investment holding company based in Stellenbosch, already has a 50% share in the Blue Bulls Company and together with Motsepe’s African Rainbow Company it could make the Bulls a financial powerhouse which will allow them to…

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Who are the top players at RWC 2019 so far?

As the Rugby World Cup pool stages head into the final round, here is a look at some of the stand-out players so far:   South Africa: Cheslin Kolbe   The electric winger, cousin of 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk, underlined his status as rugby union’s hottest property with a superb two-try showing in South Africa’s 49-3 victory over Italy. The first of those tries showed why the diminutive player, standing just 1.71m (5ft 7in) tall and weighing a paltry 80kg, is so dangerous: one vicious step back…

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Two Italian props banned for tip tackle on Springbok, Duane Vermeulen

Two Italian props Sunday received three-match bans for a joint tip-tackle on South African Duane Vermeulen that leaves coach Conor O’Shea with a front-row headache for his last Rugby World Cup match.   Prop Andrea Lovotti received a red card on the field for picking Vermeulen up and dumping him on his head, an act branded as “crass stupidity” by O’Shea, who saw his team go on to lose 49-3. Replacement prop Nicola Quaglio escaped on-field sanction but was later cited for his part in the same tackle. He admitted…

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Were the All Blacks poisoned before 1995 Rugby World Cup final – Francois Pienaar, say no proof.

Rugby World Cup winning former South African captain Francois Pienaar says controversy will always dog the 1995 final despite no proof that the All Blacks were deliberately poisoned before the game.   A diarrhoea and vomiting bug swept through the All Blacks two days before the final, won 15-12 by South Africa in extra-time. Wing Jeff Wilson threw up on the side of the Ellis Park pitch and had to be replaced in the final. Goalkicker Andrew Mehrtens was also badly affected. The problem was later linked to tea and…

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R 1 Million claim against Springbok, Eben Etzebeth in assault charges

Two men who alleged they were pistol-whipped along with two others who were allegedly racially abused by Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth are seeking compensation totalling more than R1m.   This according to Buang Jones of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) which is representing the complainants in their Equality Court case. On Friday, the independent Chapter 9 institution submitted its hate speech papers against the Springbok at the court sitting in Hopefield on the West Coast. Jones said the case was separate from the criminal investigation into what had transpired…

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Rugby shock in Cape Town – Newlands stadium to be demolished

According to a report by Capetalk, WP Rugby will be paid out R110-million to replace the iconic stadium with residential and retail properties.   It was reported that, the stadium will be demolished in 2021 following a deal between Western Province Rugby Football Union and Investec.       Meanwhile, it’s alleged WP Rugby will move to Cape Town Stadium in Green Point. The iconic venue is the second oldest rugby stadium in the world.   Popular now: – Cheslin magic and Springbok forward power pummel Italy [ VIDEO Highlights…

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