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Jerry Sexton, Brother Of Johnny, Signs Deal With Southern Kings

Jerry Sexton

Johnny Sexton’s younger brother, Jerry Sexton, has signed a three-year deal with South African side the Southern Kings in the Guinness PRO14.  The 26-year-old second-row has been plying his trade with the Jersey Reds in the Greene King IPA Championship and currently captains the side. The move opens up the possibility of the two siblings facing off against one another …

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Munster Name Very Strong Team For Friday Night Lights In Cork

Munster

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has named a very strong team to take on the Southern Kings at Irish Independent Park in Cork on Friday night.  In total, there are seven changes to the team which defeated the Dragons at Rodney Parade last time out. Many of Munster’s Ireland contingent have returned as Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Niall Scannell, John …

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Southern Kings Record Stunning Bonus-Point Win Over Glasgow

Southern Kings 38 Glasgow 28 There was a major shock in the Pro14 this afternoon as Southern Kings, who are lying at the bottom of Conference B, earned a bonus point win against Glasgow Warriors in Port Elizabeth. Three opening first-half tries from Martin du Toit and a brace from Yaw Penxe saw Kings race into the lead with Masixole …

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Ulster Make Three Changes For Kings Game In South Africa

Ulster have made three changes to their side to play Southern Kings in Nelson Mandela Bay in the PRO14 on Sunday.  Sean Reidy replaces the injured, Jordi Murphy who made his debut for the province in last weekend’s dramatic win over Edinburgh. He is joined in the backrow by Nick Timoney and Marcell Coetzee. Tom O’Toole has recovered from a concussion suffered …

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Leinster Duo Sent Home From South Africa

Leinster Rugby Squad Training, Rosemount, UCD, Dublin 28/8/2017 Isa Nacewa

Leinster have confirmed that the two players previously refused visas for entry to South Africa have been sent home. The Irish province confirmed earlier reports that Jamison Gibson-Park and Isa Nacewa encountered problems upon arrival in Johannesburg ahead of this weekend’s Pro14 clash against Southern Kings and Cheetahs, and while they were in discussions at the time to have the matter …

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Two More South African Sides Want To Join European Rugby

Pictured today at the Guinness PRO14 South African Launch are Torsten van Jaarsveld (Toyota Cheetahs) and Lubabalo 'Giant' Mtyanda (Southern Kings) Mandatory Credi

The expanded Pro14 league has not even begun yet, and already two more South African sides might be looking to join the party. The Times are reporting that the Lions from Johannesburg and the Sharks from Durban, two sides currently competing in Super Rugby, have written to the South African Rugby Union to ascertain whether or not they would be …

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South Africa CEO: ‘PRO14 Could Mean Two Springboks Teams’

The rugby world has been brimming with excitement at the prospect of two South African former Super Rugby teams joining Europe’s PRO12 tournament, but it appears the change to the northern/southern hemisphere paradigm could have a significant impact on the Springboks as well. SARU chief executive Jurie Roux was discussing the introduction of both the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs …

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The Full PRO14 Fixture List For The 2017/18 Season Has Just Been Announced

The full Pro14 fixture list has today been revealed on Pro14’s official website, with eager fans now knowing how their teams’ fixtures will pan out. The ground-breaking new format will see two South African teams join the twelve Irish, Welsh, Scottish and Italian teams, with the fourteen teams divided into two conferences of seven. Ulster kick-off the revamped tournament on …

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Assessing The Pro14 From An English Perspective

Following the disbanding of Border Reivers in 2007, the number of Celtic teams fell to ten. That number remains the same to date, but following the addition of Italian sides, and now South African clubs, the league they play in now has 14 participants.  Sean McMahon’s article discusses in full the format and talking points that have come with the new …

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Two South African Super Rugby Sides Will Join PRO12 This Season

It has been widely reported this year that the PRO12 is looking expand the competition by inviting new teams from new lucrative markets. We’ve heard of potential franchises in the United States, Germany and Georgia but the one which always held the most weight was the potential introduction of Super Rugby sides.  Three Super Rugby sides are set to be …

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Matching Pro 12 Sides To Their Super Rugby Equivalents

Munster Chiefs Pro 12

The Pro 12 is back in full swing this week after a European break, with all attention turning to who will qualify for the playoffs. Super rugby is now 6 rounds in and with the first British and Irish Lions game less than two months interested has never been hotter. Which begs the question: which Pro 12 side matches a …

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Super Rugby Adds Thursday Night Games In Bid To Increase Attendances

SANZAAR have added Thursday night games to the 2017 Super Rugby season in a bid to try increase attendances after another poor showing at the gates in the 2016 season. Despite the addition of three new teams last season, attendances were still down across the board last term with South Africa only having one team, the Stormers, who filled out over 50% …

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South African Rugby Hit By Doping Scandal

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Eben Etzebeth (2nd R) of South Africa and his team-mates during the QBE International match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on November 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Reports emanating from South African media publication supersport.com have confirmed that two South African rugby players have tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. With the identity of both players having been kept from the media while the matter is being dealt with, it has been revealed that one of the guilty culprits is Monde Hadebe of the Durban Sharks while the other is …

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Super Rugby Set For Potential Overhaul

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 04: A general view of Westpac stadium during the Super Rugby Final match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium on July 4, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Heading into the sixteenth and final round of Super Rugby action, in what is the inaugural year of the current 18 team format, there have been clear pros and cons as to what has and hasn’t worked well in the new structure. The season began with a certain degree of skepticism as tournament organisers looked to incorporate two new teams; …

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