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Baby Boks face a weighty challenge against Samoans‚

THE Baby Boks should brace themselves for a hefty challenge when they take on Samoa on Tuesday at the Junior World Championships in New Zealand.

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IN A ferocious clash full of big hits and powerful play the Kempston Old Selbornians suffered their first defeat of the Cell C Community Cup as they went down 38-16 to defending Champions Gap Management Despatch.

IN FROM THE COLD: Flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter of the Bulls, back from stints with French clubs, lines up a shot at goal during the Super
Rugby match against the Golden Lions on Saturday at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Bulls gore Lions’ pride in rain

Potgieter kicks 20 points in first victory. JACQUES-LOUIS Potgieter kicked 20 points as the Bulls shrugged off a dismal start to the Super 15 season by defeating fellow South Africans the Lions 25-17 on Saturday.


Talented Varsity Cup duo are sure proving real class acts

LAST year I  wrote that sat I next to former Pirates Rugby Club forward Anton Cloete whose son Chris turned out for SA Schools some years ago.

TELLING HIS STORY: Former Sharks player Rory Kockott was being filmed at Selborne College yesterday by a French film crew.
Kockott, currently a star in French rugby, is in town shooting adocumentary on his life Picture: MARK ANDREWS

Kockott in town to film his life story

French crew absorbs SA rugby culture. FORMER Selborne College pupil and current French rugby star Rory Kockott is in East London for a few days, along with a French film crew to film a documentary on the player’s life.


Ex-Selborne prop to lead Madibaz

FORMER Selborne College loosehead prop Roy Godfrey will once again lead the Nelson Mandela Bay University (NMMU) Madibaz in the Varsity Cup next month after being named captain for the second consecutive year.


Gold plays down Kings rumours

IT LOOKS as though the EP Kings might have “struck gold” in their bid to find a world class rugby coach to spearhead their expected entry into the “big-time” Currie Cup Premier Division this year.

Springbok captain Jean De Villiers

De Villiers up against it in Player of Year contest

SPRINGBOK captain Jean de Villiers will be up against four of his teammates for the prestigious 2013 South African Player of the Year Award after nominations were completed yesterday.

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