Adding Flavour to the Currie Cup

The Currie Cup, South Africa’s premier provincial rugby competition and the oldest surviving provincial rugby tournament in the world, has always been the showcase of local rugby talent and a breading ground for future Springbok players. The competition has been seen in various guises since its inception in 1889, from being an inter town competition to a tournament held at …

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ITM Cup Rugby Round 7 Preview – The Home Run Begins

The ITM Cup is close to the business end with Round 7 featuring must win matches if teams are going to make the semi-finals.  Canterbury and Manawatu both have double headers, but as Southland proved last week, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  There are some epic grudge matches with huge consequences with neighbours Otago hosting Southland in the most …

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Hooking Mad – The JO’C’s on Manu & Foxy

Manu Does Cockers A Favour I reckon Manu might just have done Cockers a favour with his “bunny ears” stunt on the PM. Anything to take some ruddy attention away from former ‘hardman’ Richard Cockerill posing like some hussy in his smalls. What a fecking embarrassment! When the bloke supposed to be managing him is acting like some Jodie Marsh …

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4 Points Make for a Happy Videographer

Watching your team win is always a great feeling. After a incredibly long first half and tense last 20 minutes, Sale Sharks sealed a victory over London Wasps. 4 points. I’m a happy videographer. After capturing some happy players on the pitch, off to the press room I go. I set up to get the views from Steve Diamond. Then off to the …

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ITM Cup Round 6 Review – Some Exciting Games

The ITM Cup Round 6 was the most exciting round of the season.  Maybe it was because my Southland Stags grabbed two come from behind wins, but there were also plenty of tries scored in other games, with the Otago vs Manawatu seeing over 90 points scored, while the Southland vs North Harbour and Wellington vs Canterbury were also intensely …

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Saracens v Bath – Could Gav score?

What a difference a week can make, last week Allianz Park was arctic this week positively balmy! Would Bath prove to be a different level of opposition to 14 men Gloucester, I’d felt all week that they would prove to be a much harder prospect! Saracens had a less than perfect first half against Glaws, perform in the same manner …

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Could Danny Cipriani Be Sale’s Leading Man?

After enduring a season that most Sale fans will wish to rapidly confine to the history books things started off a little differently this year. An unexpected victory down in Kingsholm on the opening day of the season saw Sale topple much fancied Gloucester in what was considered by many to be the shock of the round. Unfortunately the positivity …

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