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Boks fit for a fight

The All Blacks’ superior conditioning was highlighted as the main reason the Springboks fell short against their old foe at Ellis Park last year but Heyneke Meyer’s team has reason to be a little more sanguine on that front ahead of Saturday’s clash.

Minister of Sports Fikile Mbalula. PICTURE: Elmond Jiyane

Mbalula hands down ultimatum on quotas

Minister orders sport bodies to up their black players’ ratio. FAILURE to field 60% black players by the country’s top sports teams like the Proteas, Springboks and Bafana Bafana will lead to them being banned from representing South Africa in international events.

Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula

Mbalula hands down ultimatum on quotas

FAILURE to field 60% black players by the country’s top sports teams like the Proteas, Springboks and Bafana Bafana will lead to them being banned from representing South Africa in international events.

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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.

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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.

South Africa's Jaque Fourie scores a try against France during their rugby test match at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis

Boks end one of best seasons ever

SOUTH Africa captain Jean de Villiers hailed the current international outfit as one of the best in the country’s history after they ended 2013 with 10 wins out of 12.

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Springboks read Scots riot act in thrashing

THE Springboks’ power and precision set them apart in the first half before they kept a predictably brave Scotland well beyond arm’s length at Murrayfield in Edinburgh yesterday.

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Meyer goes for quality kicking pair

IN HIS quest to shore up his team’s defence and advance their kicking game, Bok coach Heyneke Meyer yesterday restored Jaque Fourie and Pat Lambie to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against Wales.

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