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Munster’s Chances Of Extending Jaco Taute’s Stay Given Second Boost In 24 Hours.


Munster might well have just been handed a massive, South African-sized Christmas present. Further to IRFU High Performance Director David Nucifora’s interview released on the organisation’s social media accounts on Thursday, the prospect of centre Jaco Taute remaining at the province beyond his initial short-term loan contract has been enhanced. The Limerick Post have reported that they believe Taute has been released from …

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Watch: Amazing Currie Cup Try Right From The Kick-Off

In an amazing game of rugby, South Africa’s Golden Lions thwarted Western Province 58 – 32, with the first score coming after only 35 seconds. The Lions’ wonderful handling skills and awareness of space and each other meant the first try of the game was one for the ages. Few teams have the confidence to go wide from their own …

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Exclusive: Schalk Burger Talks Springboks Captaincy And Life In London

St. Albans is a city district just outside London which lies east of Hemel Hempstead and west of Hatfield, about 19 miles north-north west of London. In Roman times the town was a common destination for travellers heading north on the old Roman road of Watling Street, so it’s kind of fitting that today it is now the new home of Springbok flanker Schalk Burger, a …

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A True Fairy Tale: The Story Of South Africa’s Barry Heatlie

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 21: The South African supporters wave their flags during the 2010 Tri-Nations match between the South African Springboks and the New Zealand All Blacks at the FNB Stadium on August 21, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Regardless of what emblem South Africa wear on their jersey in future, they will always play in green and gold. But the man responsible for the country’s rugby colours is often unheard of outside of the country’s rugby circles. His name was Barry ‘Fairy’ Heatlie, and his story is one that is both equally wonderful and tragic. Born in the …

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The ‘Globetrotters’ XV: A Team Of Well-Travelled Rugby Players

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Ma'a Nonu of the New Zealand All Blacks goes to ground after a tackle during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic Stadium on September 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones recently talked of English coaches needing to work abroad to gain experience in other environments, but what about players? Here are a team of the individuals who took rugby globetrotting to a new level. _____ 1. Soane Tongaʻuiha As is the case with Tonga’uiha on the rugby pitch, he cannot stand still. In his career so far he has …

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Reports: Stormers Wing May Have To Retire Because Of A Heart Condition

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 25: Israel Dagg of New Zealand with a big tackle on Cornal Hendricks of South Africa during The Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2015 match between South Africa and New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park on July 25, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Blitzbokke player Cornal Hendricks might be forced into early retirement due to a serious heart condition, reports Die Burger. The condition came to light when Hendricks joined up with the South African sevens team late last year. Die Burger began asking questions about Hendricks when they found out Cheslin Kolbe and Juan de Jongh were released by the SARU from …

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