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‘A Game Made In Heaven’ – Bryan Habana Announces Retirement With Heartbreaking Statement

Bryan Habana has announced his retirement from rugby with a heartbreakingly beautiful statement.  Having struggled with injury in recent years, South Africa and Toulon winger Bryan Habana has announced his retirement from rugby. The 34-year-old scored an incredible 335 points in 124 Tests for South Africa having made his debut back in 2004 and will undoubtedly be remembered as one …

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The Fast XV: Picking The Quickest Team In World Rugby

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Jonathan Joseph of England scores his sides second try during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The main difference between England and Scotland in this year’s Six Nations was not power but speed. Jonathan Joseph’s impeccable timing and blazing pace saw him blast through the Scottish backline seemingly at will. But would the Bath flier make a World Fastest XV? 15  Israel Dagg  (New Zealand) A very tough one to pick but the way Israel Dagg …

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Bryan Habana Inks New Deal With Toulon

South Africa winger Bryan Habana has agreed to a new one-year extension with Toulon that will keep him at the Stade Mayol until the end of the 2018 season. Habana, who turns 34 in June, has scored 18 tries in 57 games for the three-time European champions, with Toulon confirming the winger’s extension on Twitter. 1 an de + au …

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Watch: Josua Tuisova Bombs Sure Try With Untouched Knock On

Toulon have got off to a fantastic start against reigning Champions Cup winners Saracens, with the three-time champions dominating the opening ten minutes against Mark McCall’s side. Toulon winger Bryan Habana looked to have crossed the Saracens line early only to be held up just inches short, while on the opposite wing Josua Tuisova did cross the Sarries line to open …

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Eddie Jones Brings In World Cup Winning Backroom Coach Ahead Of Six Nations

England Coach Eddie Jones has brought in visual awareness coach Dr. Sherylle Calder ahead of England’s Six Nations campaign. Dr. Calder has previously worked with South African golfer Ernie Els, Premier League side Bournemouth and 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cup winners England and South Africa. Calder has a decorated history in improving athletes reaction time and hand-eye co-ordination, and Jones …

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Toulon’s Best XV Of The Mourad Boudjellal Era

Toulon v Saracens - Heineken Cup Final

When it comes to paying outlandish salaries to southern hemisphere stars whose careers are coming toward a close, nobody does it with as much gusto than Toulon. Take Ma’a Nonu for example, a player who dominated in midfield for the All Blacks, but didn’t reach those heights consistently while playing with either the Hurricanes, Blues or Highlanders. This though didn’t put …

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Where Does Aaron Cruden Sit On The List Of Rugby’s Highest Earners?

Super Rugby Rd 3 - Chiefs v Highlanders

Very few observers were shocked to learn that Aaron Cruden had taken the decision to leave New Zealand and join Montpellier on a three-year deal. After falling behind Beauden Barrett in the All Blacks’ pecking order, Cruden’s departure had been expected. Indeed, last December French rugby site, Rugby 365, had even reported that Montpellier had secured the services of the 47 …

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Opinion – Toulon May Have Stars But They Desperately Lack Substance

When Mourad Boudjellal took over as Toulon President in 2006, he promised to build a French rugby dynasty. A team that would go onto dominate both French and European Rugby winning three Heineken Cup/European Rugby Champions Cups, one top 14 championship and two Challenge Cup finals appearances. The club have attracted a glittering array of international talent over the last decade but …

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Adriaan Strauss: ‘We Are Playing For More Than Allister Coetzee’s Job’

Outgoing South African captain Adriaan Strauss has dismissed suggestions that the Springboks are playing this weekend to save Allister Coetzee’s job; ahead of the Springboks’ final November international on Saturday against Wales at the Principality Stadium. South Africa have lost six of their last nine games under Coetzee and have won just four test matches since the 53-year-old took over from Heyneke Meyer …

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Habana Dropped By South Africa As Coetzee Makes Changes

ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 19: Bryan Habana of South Africa shows his dejection during the international match between Italy v South Africa at Stadio Olimpico on November 19, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

South Africa head coach has included 3 debutants in a much changed side for Saturday’s must-win game against Wales. Most notably, Bryan Habana has not been included in the squad, prompting questions to be asked about Coetzee’s selection, as Habana is dropped for the first time in his career when fit, being replaced by uncapped Jamba Ulengo on the wing. …

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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Springboks

Are you obsessed with the Springboks? Think you know everything green-and-gold inside out? Well, perhaps you might be a little surprised by some of these stats, facts and records below. 10) 774 players have been capped by the Springboks This number is significantly smaller than most of South Africa’s rivals, but much of this has to do with the years …

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A Combined Springboks XV Made Up Of Domestic And Overseas Players

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Bryan Habana of South Africa celebrates with teammates Jesse Kriel and Vincent Koch after scoring a try during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Over the past couple of years a large number of South Africa’s best players and coaches have left in the hope of finding ‘greener grass’ overseas. This mass exodus has left the country with a lack of depth and experience in the national team, and has ultimately caused all their recent struggles. Here we have made a domestic-based team and will …

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What is South Africa’s strongest XV without the quota system?

New Zealand v South Africa

The South African government’s ‘Strategic Transformation policy’, which has as its objective to see 50% of Springbok’s squad made up of non-white players by 2019, has caused plenty of controversy. But what would South Africa’s national team look like without quotas? We take a look at South Africa’s strongest XV without the quota system: 15. Cheslin Kolbe: One of South Africa’s …

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