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Province worth a punt

Where you should put your money on the Currie Cup semi-finals this weekend, according to <b>MARK KEOHANE</b>.<p>It's semi-final time in the Currie Cup. The …

Currie Cup

Late tries give Springboks bonus-point win

Skipper and centre Jean de Villiers crossed the try-line twice as the Springboks turned a 10-5 half-time deficit into an ultimately convincing, bonus-point victory.<p>It was a hard scoreline for the Wallabies to accept as they led 10-8 with 10 minutes left only to fade as De Villiers twice and …

Springboks, Wallabies fight to be second best

The Springboks are ranked second and the Wallabies third going into the penultimate-round southern hemisphere contest at tradition-steeped Newlands stadium.<p>But the Wallabies would rise to second behind world champions New Zealand if they can end a 22-year Cape Town jinx.<p>Since a 26-3 win there in …

TimesLIVE

Springboks’ confidence in All Black win gives England food for thought

The ecstatic jumping, fist-pumping reaction of Heyneke Meyer, South Africa’s coach, at the final whistle in Johannesburg on Saturday said it all. The All Blacks had been beaten for the first time in almost two years. The Springboks, at long last, had the major victory they have been craving for a …

Rugby Player Forgives Vicious Attack That He Cannot Remember

For someone on the receiving end of a vicious on-field attack, rugby league player Lance Hohaia seems to be one understanding fellow.<p>During the Super League Grand Final in Manchester, England, on Saturday, Wigan's Ben Flower floored St. Helens' Hohaia with a punch. Then Flower blasted Hohaia in the …

Rugby-Hooper clarifies Beale comments as Wallabies circle wagons

SYDNEY, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Hooper was forced to clarify his backing for suspended team mate Kurtley Beale on Friday, the eve of the third Bledisloe Cup test against New Zealand in Brisbane.<p>As with the rest of the run-up to Saturday’s clash at Lang Park, Hooper’s captain’s …