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Mail & Guardian
Ban international sports until teams meet racial quotasplayers’ futures as a device, his piece goes on to explain how Mbalula’s decisi
Ban international sports until teams meet racial quotas
Mail & Guardian / Posted 12 hours ago
players’ futures as a device, his piece goes on to explain how Mbalula’s decision has essentially torpedoed the bid by the South African Rugby Union (Saru) to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and how these two talented young black players may not get... Read more
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Super Sport
Former Bok Cornelius Smith dies The South African Rugby Union on Monday extended condolences to the family of
Former Bok Cornelius Smith dies
Super Sport / Posted yesterday
The South African Rugby Union on Monday extended condolences to the family of former Springbok captain, Cornelius Michael “Nelie” Smith, who passed away in the early hours of Monday morning. "Oom Nelie", 81, passed... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Fake flyers deserve to see redthat good. But you know what? Those are the rules and those who don’t like the
Fake flyers deserve to see red
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
that good. But you know what? Those are the rules and those who don’t like them should pop a letter into the post to the South African Rugby Union. They insisted on each nation getting a home final when Super Rugby was expanded in 2011. So while... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Fake flyers deserve to see redthat good. But you know what? Those are the rules and those who don’t like the
Fake flyers deserve to see red
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
that good. But you know what? Those are the rules and those who don’t like them should pop a letter into the post to the South African Rugby Union. They insisted on each nation getting a home final when Super Rugby was expanded in 2011. So while... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Fake flyers deserve to see redthat good. But you know what? Those are the rules and those who don’t like the
Fake flyers deserve to see red
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
that good. But you know what? Those are the rules and those who don’t like them should pop a letter into the post to the South African Rugby Union. They insisted on each nation getting a home final when Super Rugby was expanded in 2011. So while... Read more
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iol.co.za
World Cup GDP boost put at riskthan 41 000 jobs - South Africa may be missing out, big time. South Africa cou
World Cup GDP boost put at risk
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
than 41 000 jobs - South Africa may be missing out, big time. South Africa could lose out on R31billion if the bid by the South African Rugby Union (Saru) for the 2023 Rugby World Cup is halted. A study undertaken by Ernst & Young on behalf of... Read more
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iafrica.com
Mbalula, ASA reach deal on hostinginternational tournaments in South Africa for failign to meet transformation ta
Mbalula, ASA reach deal on hosting
iafrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
international tournaments in South Africa for failign to meet transformation targets. The other three federations were the South African Rugby Union, Cricket South Africa and Netball South Africa. ASA confirmed on Friday that an agreement had been... Read more
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iol.co.za
Don't view transformation as retributionus guzzling drinks at the bar before the team manager, also black, told them to
Don't view transformation as retribution
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
us guzzling drinks at the bar before the team manager, also black, told them to go and stand in the naughty corner. The South African Rugby Union, Cricket South Africa, Athletics SA and Netball SA were apparently sent to the naughty corner by... Read more
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iol.co.za
Mbalula is right about transformationto revoke the right of four federations – Athletics South Africa, Cricket South
Mbalula is right about transformation
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
to revoke the right of four federations – Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and the South African Rugby Union – to bid for future international events, due to their failure to adhere to a transformation... Read more
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Daily Maverick
It’s our thinking about transformation in sport that needs to be transformedon notching up the numbers without a road map to excellence being put forward t
It’s our thinking about transformation in sport that needs to be transformed
Daily Maverick / Posted 5 days ago
on notching up the numbers without a road map to excellence being put forward to the kids in these programmes. Yes, the South African Rugby Union (Saru) might have “taken the game to thousands of new players in hundreds of new schools” but these... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Four Federations Bannedthe rugby, cricket, athletics and netball federations. However the worst hit by
Four Federations Banned
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
the rugby, cricket, athletics and netball federations. However the worst hit by the decision is the rugby federation as the South African Rugby Union had said it would bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup by the time of the June deadline. The South... Read more
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iol.co.za
Mbalula is right on transformationto revoke the right of four federations – Athletics South Africa, Cricket South
Mbalula is right on transformation
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
to revoke the right of four federations – Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and the South African Rugby Union – to bid for future international events, due to their failure to adhere to a transformation... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Ali Bacher calls for speedy transformation in sportsdecision on that as well as the affected sports code, this self-aggrandisement
Ali Bacher calls for speedy transformation in sports
Eye Witness News / Posted 7 days ago
decision on that as well as the affected sports code, this self-aggrandisement has to come to a stop. How are we going to react if the South African Rugby Union takes us to court or even reports political interference?” (Edited by Refilwe Pi... Read more
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iol.co.za
Durban’s 2022 Games spared Mbalula sanctionsdecision will have any impact on Durban hosting the Commonwealth Games. It is o
Durban’s 2022 Games spared Mbalula sanctions
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
decision will have any impact on Durban hosting the Commonwealth Games. It is on track to go ahead,” he said. The South African Rugby Union (Saru) was also optimistic that Mbalula’s sanction would not affect their bid for the 2023 Rugby... Read more
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iol.co.za
Bok captain Vermeulen?to make plans and find solutions for problems. He also needs to be a guy who ca
Bok captain Vermeulen?
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
to make plans and find solutions for problems. He also needs to be a guy who can bring the team together.” Meanwhile, the South African Rugby Union on Monday confirmed that their general manager for rugby, Rassie Erasmus, had accepted a new... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Fikile Mbalula - Eminent Persons Group On Transformation in Sport Reportto above covered Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, South African Fo
Minister Fikile Mbalula - Eminent Persons Group On Transformation in Sport Report
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
to above covered Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, South African Football Association, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union. These 'big five' federations provided the EPG Secretariat with information and data that was... Read more
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iafrica.com
Proteas legends react to CSA event banploy. Cricket South Africa was one of four sporting federations that were hit
Proteas legends react to CSA event ban
iafrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
ploy. Cricket South Africa was one of four sporting federations that were hit with the ban. The other three include the South African Rugby Union, Athletics South Africa and Netball South Africa. The minister though stressed that athletes and... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
South Africa 2023 World Cup ban may help Irish capture showpieceresolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Afric
South Africa 2023 World Cup ban may help Irish capture showpiece
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
SARU confident hosting ban will be liftedSARU president Oregan Hoskins. Credit: Rugby365 The South African Rugby Union
SARU confident hosting ban will be lifted
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 7 days ago
SARU president Oregan Hoskins. Credit: Rugby365 The South African Rugby Union is confident that it's right to host and bid for international tournaments will be reinstated at the next Eminent Persons' Group report. SA Rugby on Monday acknowledged... Read more
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iafrica.com
SARU confident hosting ban will be liftedSARU president Oregan Hoskins. Credit: Rugby365 The South African Rugby Union
SARU confident hosting ban will be lifted
iafrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
SARU president Oregan Hoskins. Credit: Rugby365 The South African Rugby Union is confident that it's right to host and bid for international tournaments will be reinstated at the next Eminent Persons' Group report. SA Rugby on Monday acknowledged... Read more
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iafrica.com
Erasmus walks out on SARUJohan Erasmus, the general manager at the South African Rugby Union, has accept
Erasmus walks out on SARU
iafrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Johan Erasmus, the general manager at the South African Rugby Union, has accepted a new position as Director of Rugby at Munster in Ireland. He will take up his new position following the Springboks' home series against Ireland in June. SARU CEO... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Transformation Punitive Measures to Remain in PlaceSouth Africa , Cricket South Africa (CSA), the South African Football Associati
Transformation Punitive Measures to Remain in Place
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
South Africa , Cricket South Africa (CSA), the South African Football Association (SAFA), Netball South Africa and the South African Rugby Union (SARU) out of their own volition, signed a Memoranda of Agreements (MoA) with the Department of... Read more
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Daily News
Cricket South Africa banned from hosting major tournamentsblack Africanisation in our sport, we will pay the consequence in the not so di
Cricket South Africa banned from hosting major tournaments
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
black Africanisation in our sport, we will pay the consequence in the not so distance future." He also praised CSA and the South African Rugby Union for having transformation committees in place. "They have assigned dedicated resources to... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
South Africa: 4 top sports banned from hosting tournamentsD on the report card so farPoll: Will the Warriors make the playoffs?Rugby Seve
South Africa: 4 top sports banned from hosting tournaments
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
D on the report card so farPoll: Will the Warriors make the playoffs?Rugby Sevens: Tietjens backing Sonny Bill for Rio The South African Rugby Union said it "acknowledged" the findings of the report and the sanction imposed by Mbalula. "There is... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Rugby World Cup 2023: Ireland's bid could be boosted as South Africa banned from bidding for major rugby, cricket eventssaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
Rugby World Cup 2023: Ireland's bid could be boosted as South Africa banned from bidding for major rugby, cricket events
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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Eye Witness News
SA rugby responds to Mbalula’s red card 'threat'card 'threat' SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux says they were taken completely by surpr
SA rugby responds to Mbalula’s red card 'threat'
Eye Witness News / Posted 8 days ago
card 'threat' SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux says they were taken completely by surprise. FILE: Chief Executive Officer of the South African Rugby Union Jurie Roux addressing a press conference to announce Cape Town will host the South African leg of... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Mbalula's ban a gimmick to hide government's failure to develop sportMbalula announced on Monday that the South African Rugby Union‚ Cricket South A
Mbalula's ban a gimmick to hide government's failure to develop sport
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 8 days ago
Mbalula announced on Monday that the South African Rugby Union‚ Cricket South Africa‚ Athletics South Africa and Netball South Africa had been barred from hosting international tournaments following their failure to meet their transformation... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
South African World Cup bid under threat after government actionsaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
South African World Cup bid under threat after government action
Kingston Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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Irish Examiner
South African World Cup bid under threat after government actionsaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
South African World Cup bid under threat after government action
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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Oxford Mail
South African World Cup bid under threat after government actionsaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
South African World Cup bid under threat after government action
Oxford Mail / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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Gazette
South African World Cup bid under threat after government actionsaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
South African World Cup bid under threat after government action
Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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RTE News
South Africa's 2023 World Cup bid in jeopardybid for the event, according to the South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalul
South Africa's 2023 World Cup bid in jeopardy
RTE News / Posted 8 days ago
bid for the event, according to the South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula. Mbalula has suspended the rights of the South African Rugby Union to bid for international events, along with the country's cricket, athletics and netball... Read more
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guardian-series
South African World Cup bid under threat after government actionsaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
South African World Cup bid under threat after government action
guardian-series / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
South African World Cup bid under threat after government actionsaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
South African World Cup bid under threat after government action
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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Harrow Times
South African World Cup bid under threat after government actionsaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
South African World Cup bid under threat after government action
Harrow Times / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
South African World Cup bid under threat after government actionsaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
South African World Cup bid under threat after government action
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Sports Minister Mbalula’s acceptance speech of EPG reportto above covered Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, South African Fo
Sports Minister Mbalula’s acceptance speech of EPG report
Eye Witness News / Posted 8 days ago
to above covered Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, South African Football Association, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union. These ‘big five’ federations provided the EPG Secretariat with information and data that was... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
South African World Cup bid under threat after government actionsaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
South African World Cup bid under threat after government action
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
South African World Cup bid under threat after government actionsaid: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket
South African World Cup bid under threat after government action
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 8 days ago
said: "I've resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa, Cricket South Africa, Netball South Africa and South African Rugby Union to host and bid for any major international and mega tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Sports Minister punishes sporting federations for lack of transformationto revoke the privileges of Athletics South Africa (ASA)‚ Cricket South Africa
Sports Minister punishes sporting federations for lack of transformation
Daily Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
to revoke the privileges of Athletics South Africa (ASA)‚ Cricket South Africa (CSA)‚ Netball South Africa (NSA) and South African Rugby Union (SARU) to host and bid for major international tournaments in the Republic of South Africa with... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
CSA punished for slow transformationresources to transformations data while many other codes are doing it on a part
CSA punished for slow transformation
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 8 days ago
resources to transformations data while many other codes are doing it on a part-time basis," Basson said. Both CSA and the South African Rugby Union have transformation committees in place, which Mbalula has now made a requirement for all sports... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
SARU, CSA barred from hosting eventspersons group (EPG) transformation report in Pretoria on Monday. The four fede
SARU, CSA barred from hosting events
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 8 days ago
persons group (EPG) transformation report in Pretoria on Monday. The four federations that have been barred are: the South African Rugby Union, Cricket South Africa, Athletics South Africa and Netball South Africa. The minister stressed that... Read more
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iafrica.com
SARU, CSA barred from hosting eventspersons group (EPG) transformation report in Pretoria on Monday. The four fede
SARU, CSA barred from hosting events
iafrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
persons group (EPG) transformation report in Pretoria on Monday. The four federations that have been barred are: the South African Rugby Union, Cricket South Africa, Athletics South Africa and Netball South Africa. The minister stressed that... Read more
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iol.co.za
Sharks on the moveGriffiths, has been working behind the scenes to broker the deal between the Sh
Sharks on the move
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
Griffiths, has been working behind the scenes to broker the deal between the Sharks and the city. Griffiths, a one-time South African Rugby Union chief executive and latterly the chief executive of the London club Saracens, is assisting Smit,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Coach v Saru President - Conflicting Views Raise Questions About Using Overseas Playersconversation. By ANTOINETTE MULLER. On Tuesday the Portfolio Committee on Spor
Coach v Saru President - Conflicting Views Raise Questions About Using Overseas Players
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
conversation. By ANTOINETTE MULLER. On Tuesday the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation met with delegates from the South African Rugby Union (Saru) to discuss the Boks' performance at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Blitzbokke's preparations... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
SARU sideline CheekyThe South African Rugby Union confirmed on Thursday that they had assumed admin
SARU sideline Cheeky
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 11 days ago
The South African Rugby Union confirmed on Thursday that they had assumed administrative control of the Eastern Province Rugby Union. This effectively sidelines EPRU President Cheeky Watson, who has stubbornly clung to power of the bankrupt union... Read more
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iafrica.com
SARU sideline CheekyThe South African Rugby Union confirmed on Thursday that they had assumed admin
SARU sideline Cheeky
iafrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
The South African Rugby Union confirmed on Thursday that they had assumed administrative control of the Eastern Province Rugby Union. This effectively sidelines EPRU President Cheeky Watson, who has stubbornly clung to power of the bankrupt union... Read more
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iol.co.za
Coetzee still chasing Proudfootbe part of the national set-up. Afrikaans website Netwerk24 reported this week
Coetzee still chasing Proudfoot
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
be part of the national set-up. Afrikaans website Netwerk24 reported this week that Coetzee has submitted a request to the South African Rugby Union to recruit Proudfoot, who walked a long road with Coetzee as the forwards coach at the Stormers and... Read more
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iol.co.za
No fairytale ending for SchoemanAllister Coetzee as Bok coach. The “Transmutation Agreement” was, apparently a
No fairytale ending for Schoeman
iol.co.za / Posted 15 days ago
Allister Coetzee as Bok coach. The “Transmutation Agreement” was, apparently a contract entered into by themselves and the South African Rugby Union. There are times when you should look at more than one definition of a word before using... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cut Short - James Taylor's Truncated Career a Reminder to Check Up On Matters of the Heartin an FA Cup tie at Tottenham in 2012, has a similar illness. In South Africa,
Cut Short - James Taylor's Truncated Career a Reminder to Check Up On Matters of the Heart
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
in an FA Cup tie at Tottenham in 2012, has a similar illness. In South Africa, Cornal Hendricks is also reported to be suffering from a heart condition, but the South African Rugby Union has remained mum on exactly what it is that is plagui... Read more
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