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Rugby won on the Day

The results of the two semi-final matches on Saturday were a triumph for running rugby. It is also fitting that the two sides who ended at the top of the log will meet in the final. Both winning sides not only played attractive rugby – they were superior in defence, too. The demolition job by […]

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Mooi Rugby is ook Wenrugby

Dit is baie bemoedigend om na vier weke van die kompetisie te sien dat die spanne wat bereid is om hardlooprugby te speel, bo-aan die punteleer is. Die Pumas se oorwinning oor die Sharks was dalk vir party mense die verrassing van die naweek, maar moenie verbaas wees as hulle nog meer opskuddings gaan veroorsaak […]

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Proteas Bloom

The single biggest reason why I enjoy a South African victory over an Australian side, more than one over the English, is that the Aussies are usually much more competitive. I was fortunate in that flu kept me in bed yesterday, which allowed me to follow most of the match live. Graeme Smith earned his […]

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Weird Kick-off to Championship Series

The Moonstone/Getwine Rugby Championship Challenge Thanks to the unexpected draw in Sydney on Saturday, there were only two winners. André Marais and Deon du Toit will be given the choice of sharing the spoils or tossing a coin to determine an outright winner. Their reward of six bottles of wine will be delivered by our […]

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The Moonstone/Getwine Rugby Championship Pool

This Superbru pool is open to all our subscribers. Our sponsor, Getwine.co.za, will deliver a mixed hamper of six wines to the weekly winners, and the overall winner will receive a further six bottles of top quality wines at the end of the competition. The weekly hamper will consist of the following six wines: 2 […]

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The Moonstone Getwine Rugby Championship Challenge

The Moonstone/Getwine Rugby Championship Challenge Our Superbru pool already boasts 68 members, so if you are keen to join, please do so today, as we will limit the group to 100. The competition takes place over six weekends, kicking off this Saturday, and concludes on 4 September. All Moonstone subscribers are welcome to enter the […]

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If you haven’t got wine – GETWINE

This happens to be the slogan of our sponsor for the Moonstone/GETWINE Rugby Championship competition, which will obviously focus on the major rugby event of 2014. The competition takes place over six weekends, kicking off on 16 August, and concluding on 4 September. We created a Moonstone/GETWINE Superbru pool to make sure all is fair […]

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Perfectly Planned and Executed

Western Province 19 – Sharks 33 An article in my local paper titled, “That is why WP lost” may well have read: “Why the Sharks won.” It lists the following 5 factors: Poor lineout play Poor fielding at the kickoffs Tactical kicking Discipline Charl McLeod I honestly cannot contest any of these, especially the last […]

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Cream Rises to the Top

On the Supersport website, Gavin Rich writes the following scene set for Saturday’s final: The Absa Currie Cup has seen a definite step-up from 2012, and now it is set for a fitting finale by being played at the venue that will most befit the occasion and between the two teams that have proved they […]

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Second Last Hurdle

The Currie Cup is not nearly as important on the rugby front as it was in days gone by, but it retains interest for many of us for whom it was the only competition in which we had a personal stake. It also allows us to vent some of the pent-up provincialism which we try […]

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