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Take That, Southern Hemisphere: Four superstars have made comebacks for the Rugby Championship

Take That Rugby Championship!: Four returnees

LIKE NIGHT-OUT stories, some rugby players just will not go away. Sure, tales of their exploits may become greatly exaggerated in the re-telling. However, in this upcoming Rugby Championship there…

French fizz: Digby Ioane is set to sparkle in the Top 14 for Stade Francais in the new season

French Top 14: New faces for the new season

OSTENTATIOUS OR talent-filled, either way, it is hard to deny that the Top 14 will have an impressive array of international stars next season. Indeed there is something for everyone…

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Hong Kong celebrates record Sevens series audience

FIJI WON the on-field plaudits by sneaking past first-time Cup finalists Wales 26-19, to successfully defend their HSBC Sevens title. In a thrilling final, the South Sea Islanders scored four…

Alby M

Silly season: Six spring signings

NO DOUBT the hope was, during the moments where we all jumped up and shouted about the harsh brilliance of the Heineken Cup and the layout of the Six Nations…

Bryan Habana with the Currie Cup

Getting to know Springbok great Bryan Habana

WITH THE flash of a mischievous smile, Bryan Habana reclines. “There is no greater feeling than drinking a beer out of a trophy,” he says. Habana is both open and…

Eben Etzebeth

England v South Africa: The Verdict

AN INTENSELY frustrating day for England, who on the balance of play did enough to earn a first win over the Springboks in 11 meetings. They had an edge in…