Toyota Cheetahs News Toyota Cheetahs News Warm Perth welcome for Springboks The Springboks were greeted with pleasant conditions when they arrived in Perth on Sunday afternoon, after three days of training in a very cold Johannesburg.<br><br> <br><br> The Boks had three hard training sessions at Fourways High School before their departure to Australia on Saturday evening. They arrived at their Perth hotel early on Sunday afternoon (Australian time).<br><br> <br><br> The Springboks face Australia at Patersons Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 12h05 SA time). The honours are even between these sides in Western Australia andndash; of the seven matches played here since 1998, each team has won three, while one ended in a draw.<br><br> <br><br> The Boksandrsquo; overall record in Australia is 12 wins and one draw out of 34 matches, while the South African Vodacom Super Rugby franchises also found the going tough here in 2014, winning only one out of their 10 matches on Australian soil.<br><br> <br><br> "Itandrsquo;s always tough to play away from home, but we also see it as a challenge," said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.<br><br> <br><br> "Itandrsquo;s great to be here and all the players and management are excited to get down to business when we hit the training field on Monday.<br><br> <br><br> "We trained very hard the last couple of days and a few more tough sessions are waiting for us this week. Although we got the results against Argentina, our standards are higher than how we performed on the field and we want to improve this weekend.<br><br> <br><br> "It will require a lot of focus and hard work from everyone involved this week. Australia may have lost last weekend against New Zealand, but the week before that they drew in Sydney. We respect them as opposition and canandrsquo;t afford any slip ups on Saturday."<br><br> 2014-09-01 First Division opens up as Leopards suffer defeat The Absa Currie Cup First Division competition has been thrown wide open with four rounds of pool matches remaining after SWD ended the Leopardsandrsquo; winning streak with a surprise victory in George on Friday.<br><br> The Leopards entered their clash against the SWD Eagles with a healthy eight point lead at the top of the log table and, based on their form in the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Qualifier, looked set to continue their dominance in the series. But their winning run ended abruptly on Friday as SWD delivered a fine performance at Outeniqua Park for a 29-21 victory, which reduced the Potchefstroom teamandrsquo;s lead on the log to only four points.<br><br> In the other matches, the Border Bulldogs registered their first victory of the season as they defeated the Valke 19-14 in East London and the Down Touch Griffons continued to make their presence felt with a 27-19 victory against the Boland Cavaliers in Wellington.<br><br> Border Bulldogs 19 (14) Valke 14 (0)<br><br> The Border Bulldogs took full advantage of the Valkeandrsquo;s indiscipline and an early yellow card in the first half in wet and cold conditions in East London on Friday, with fullback Masixole Banda slotting over three penalties in the first 21 minutes for a 9-0 lead. Their efforts on attack finally paid off in the 35th minute with wing Lindani Ndlela earning their first try of the match, which allowed them to enter the break with an encouraging 14-0 lead.<br><br> The Valke hit back in the second half with a try by wing Kyle Hendricks to force their way back into the match, but this was cancelled out minutes later by Bulldogs hooker Mihlali Mpafi as he crossed the tryline for their second try. The Valke were reduced to 14 men shortly after as Willie Odendal received his marching orders, but despite this they managed to contain the hosts on defence and later scored their second try to reduce the deficit on the scoreboard to five points. The hosts, however, managed to hold on for their first victory of the season.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Border Bulldogs andndash; Tries: Lindani Ndlela, Mihlali Mpafi. Penalties: Masixole Banda (3).<br><br> Valke andndash; Tries: JP Mostert, Kyle Hendricks. Conversions: Jaun Kotze (2).<br><br> SWD Eagles 29 (13) Leopards 21 (11)<br><br> In George the SWD Eagles and Leopards both showed their desire to begin the second round of the competition with a victory as they worked hard on attack and defence in an exciting first half. The visitors made their presence felt early on with a try by No8 Morne Hanekom, which was followed by a string of penalties by Leopards flyhalf Andre Pretorius and SWDandrsquo;s Elric van Vuuren. But a try minutes before half time by SWD flyhalf Martin du Toit reduced the visitorsandrsquo; lead to 13-11.<br><br> Hanekom again had the first say in the second half as he scored his second-five pointer, but SWD wing Alshaun Bock hit back with his teamandrsquo;s second try seven minutes later. With both teams giving everything the last 30 minutes was tense, but three penalties by van Vuuren to only one by Pretorius sealed the victory for the home side.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> SWD Eagles andndash; Tries: Alshaun Bock, Martin du Toit. Conversions: Elric van Vuuren (2). Penalties: Elric van Vuuren (5).<br><br> Leopards andndash; Tries: Morne Hanekom (2). Conversion: Andrandeacute; Pretorius. Penalties: Andrandeacute; Pretorius (3).<br><br> Boland Cavaliers 19 (12) Down Touch Griffons 27 (14)<br><br> In Wellington the Down Touch Griffons bounced back strongly from a tightly-fought first half against the Boland Cavaliers to remain in second place on the log standings. Both teams scored two first-half tries, but one missed conversion by the hosts handed the Down Touch Griffons a narrow two-point lead at the break.<br><br> The Welkom team managed to build on this thanks to a solid second-half start in which flyhalf Louis Strydom slotted over a penalty to add to a try by flank Frans Sisita. But Boland fought back and earned their third try in the 66th minute to reduce the deficit on the scoreboard. They were, however, unable to build on this, and conceded a penalty on the stroke of full-time which replacement back Franna du Toit converted to stretch their lead to 27-19.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Boland Cavaliers andndash; Tries: Clemen Lewis, Richard Lawson, Zandre Jordaan. Conversion: Eric Zana, Morne Hugo.<br><br> Down Touch Griffons andndash; Tries: Boela Abrahams, Frans Sisita, Norman Nelson. Conversions: Louis Strydom (3). Penalties: Louis Strydom, Franna du Toit.<br><br> Absa Currie Cup First Division log:<br><br> TEAM<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> L<br><br> D<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> TF<br><br> TRIES AGAINST<br><br> LOSS BONUS<br><br> TRIES BONUS<br><br> POINTS<br><br> Leopards<br><br> 6<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 345<br><br> 137<br><br> 208<br><br> 49<br><br> 15<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 25<br><br> Down Touch Griffons<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 186<br><br> 189<br><br> -3<br><br> 24<br><br> 26<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 21<br><br> SWD Eagles<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 180<br><br> 209<br><br> -29<br><br> 23<br><br> 26<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 19<br><br> Boland Cavaliers<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 156<br><br> 162<br><br> -6<br><br> 20<br><br> 21<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 12<br><br> Valke<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 182<br><br> 202<br><br> -20<br><br> 24<br><br> 27<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 11<br><br> Border Bulldogs<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 132<br><br> 282<br><br> -150<br><br> 17<br><br> 42<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> <br><br> 2014-09-01 WP remain unbeaten, Pumas shock Sharks,-Pumas-shock-Sharks DHL Western Province this weekend remained the only unbeaten team in the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division following an exciting fourth round, which saw the Steval Pumas claim their second big scalp.<br><br> The Nelspruit team kicked off the weekendandrsquo;s matches on Friday with a shock 32-22 bonus-point victory against the Cell C Sharks, which ended the Durban teamandrsquo;s three match winning run.<br><br> In Saturdayandrsquo;s matches, GWK Griquas put up a brave fight against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in Kimberley despite being forced to play with 14 men for 47 minutes, with the hosts suffering a respectable 36-25 defeat, while log-leaders DHL Western Province registered a narrow 23-18 victory against the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.<br><br> The Xerox Golden Lions, meanwhile, registered their third bonus-point victory of the season as they thumped the EP Kings 41-22 in Port Elizabeth.<br><br> Steval Pumas 32 (18) Cell C Sharks 22 (9)<br><br> The Steval Pumas claimed their biggest scalp in the competition on Friday by defeating the Cell C Sharks 32-22 for their third victory in four matches. The victory catapulted them into third place on the log standings above their Durban counterparts and served as a warning to the other teams that they can compete against the best in the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division. Such was the home sideandrsquo;s dominance they out-scored the Cell C Sharks four tries to one, while the opposition relied heavily on penalty kicks to keep the scoreboard ticking.<br><br> Cell C Sharks flyhalf Fred Zeilinga opened the scoring with the first of his five penalties in the seventh minute, but tries by Steval Pumas No8 Renaldo Bothma and flyhalf Justin van Staden to add to two penalties and a conversion by Van Staden handed the hosts an encouraging 18-9 half-time lead.<br><br> The visitors bounced back strongly in the second half with Zeilinga slotting over two penalties to add to the teamandrsquo;s only try of the match by SP Marais. But two tries in three minutes for the home team in the last 10 minutes forced the match out of range for the Cell C Sharks and earned the hosts a valuable bonus point.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Steval Pumas andndash; Tries: Justin van Staden, Lubabalo Mtyanda, Renaldo Bothma, Stefan Watermeyer. Conversions: JC Roos (2), Justin van Staden. Penalties: Justin van Staden (2).<br><br> Cell C Sharks andndash; Try: SP Marais. Conversion: Fred Zeilinga. Penalties: Fred Zeilinga (5).<br><br> GWK Griquas 25 (3) Toyota Free State Cheetahs 36 (15)<br><br> The Toyota Free State Cheetahs secured their second victory against the GWK Griquas in three weeks as they scored five tries to three to remain within range of the top sides in the series. The Bloemfontein side started the match strongly with a try by lock Francois Uys and a penalty in the first 13 minutes. They were later handed a massive edge as GWK Griquas No8 Carel Greeff received his second yellow card of the match in the 34th minute, which resulted in him being sent off for the remainder of the match. Free State wing Rayno Benjamin took advantage of this to run in their second try of the half shortly before the break for a handy 15-3 lead.<br><br> The hosts, however, forced their way back into the match with two tries in the third quarter, but three back-to-back tries by the visitors forced them into a convincing lead on the scoreboard and secured their bonus-point victory. The home team, however, fought until the end, which allowed wing Ederies Arendse to score their third try on the stroke of full time.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> GWK Griquas andndash; Tries: Ederies Arendse, Martin Bezuidenhout, Tian Meyer. Conversions: Dean Grant (2). Penalties: Dean Grant (2).<br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs andndash; Tries: Clayton Blommetjies, Francois Uys, Jean Cook, Rayno Benjamin, Tienie Burger. Conversions: Pieter-Steyn de Wet (3), Willie du Plessis. Penalty: Willie du Plessis.<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls 18 (0) DHL Western Province 23 (3)<br><br> The battle at Loftus Versfeld was exciting as the Vodacom Blue Bulls delivered a solid performance on attack and defence in a desperate attempt to avoid another heavy defeat against the Cape side. Such was the closeness of the first half Western Province entered the break with a 3-0 lead.<br><br> The game, however, opened up in the second half as both teams raised the tempo of their play and went in search of space, which saw each side score two tries. Vodacom Blue Bulls flank Jacques du Plessis had the first say as he received the ball in space and sprinted to the tryline in the 48th minute, but two fantastic tries within four minutes by DHL Western Province wing Kobus van Wyk and Springbok Sevens star Seabelo Senatla pushed the team into a fair lead. The hosts bounced back four minutes from the final whistle with an impressive try by wing Sampie Mastriet, and worked their way into the visitors half minutes later to keep alive hopes of a late victory. But a knock-on metres from the tryline meant they had to settle for the five-point defeat.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls andndash; Tries: Jacques Du Plessis, Sampie Mastriet. Conversion: Joshua Stander. Penalties: Tian Schoeman (2).<br><br> DHL Western Province andndash; Tries: Kobus van Wyk, Seabelo Senatla. Conversions: Demetri Catrakilis (2). Penalties: Demetri Catrakilis, Kurt Coleman (2).<br><br> EP Kings 22 (19) Xerox Golden Lions 41 (21)<br><br> The first half of the clash between the EP Kings and Xerox Golden Lions in Port Elizabeth was thrilling as both sides kept the opposition guessing and used their point-scoring chances. This resulted in the teamandrsquo;s earning three tries a piece.<br><br> The third quarter, meanwhile, was tight as the teams battled to penetrate the defence, but two penalties by Xerox Golden Lions fullback Ruan Combrinck to a drop goal by EP Kings flyhalf George Whitehead allowed the Johannesburg side to inflate their lead slightly. A late surge by the visitors, however, sealed the victory thanks to two tries in the last 10 minutes, which also secured their bonus point.<br><br> The result allowed the Johannesburg outfit to leap into second position on the log standings - three points behind DHL Western Province - while the Port Elizabeth team remains at the bottom on the log with only one point to show for their efforts in the first four rounds.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> EP Kings andndash; Tries: Penalty Try, Shane Gates, Siviwe Soyizwapi. Conversions: Scott van Breda (2). Drop Goal: George Whitehead.<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions andndash; Tries: Derick Minnie, Franco Mostert, Jaco Kriel, Ruan Dreyer, Schalk van der Merwe. Conversions: Ruan Combrinck (5). Penalties: Ruan Combrinck (2).<br><br> Absa Currie Cup Premier Division log:<br><br> TEAM<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> L<br><br> D<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> TF<br><br> TA<br><br> LOSS BONUS<br><br> TRIES BONUS<br><br> POINTS<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 4<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 126<br><br> 65<br><br> 61<br><br> 15<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 18<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 4<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 156<br><br> 81<br><br> 75<br><br> 19<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 15<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 4<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 110<br><br> 92<br><br> 18<br><br> 13<br><br> 9<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 4<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 106<br><br> 89<br><br> 17<br><br> 9<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 13<br><br> Toyota FS Cheetahs<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 107<br><br> 99<br><br> 8<br><br> 13<br><br> 11<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 12<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 78<br><br> 130<br><br> -52<br><br> 8<br><br> 15<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> GWK Griquas<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 91<br><br> 134<br><br> -43<br><br> 12<br><br> 17<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> EP Kings<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 82<br><br> 166<br><br> -84<br><br> 11<br><br> 22<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> <br><br> 2014-09-01 Vacant Position for Conditioning Coaches TOYOTA FREE STATE CHEETAHS<br><br> VACANT POSITION: JUNIOR CONDITIONING COACH<br><br> Duties and Responsibilities: Physical Conditioning of Players Testing of Players Nutrition and supplements Practicing with team to develop their skills, defending and techniques Conditioning and Training Statistics Recovery/ Rehabilitation Ad Hoc Tasks Skills and Competencies: Acquainted with prevailing rugby rules Computer Literate Knowledge of current fitness requirements Minimum 2 year experience as Conditioning Coach of a Rugby Team. Minimum 1 year experience as an Assistant Conditioning Coach. Good people skills. Good managing and planning skills. Qualifications: Completion of relevant three year Course will be a benefit to your application. Knowledge of Rugby and Conditioning analysing programs. Closing date: <br><br> 15 September 2014<br><br> E-mail CV to<br><br> If no response is received within 30 days after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> TOYOTA FREE STATE CHEETAHS<br><br> VACANT POSITION: HEAD CONDITIONING COACH<br><br> Duties and Responsibilities: Physical Conditioning of Players Nutrition and supplements Practicing with team to develop their skills, defending and techniques Conditioning and Training Statistics Recovery/ Rehabilitation Ad Hoc Tasks Skills and Competencies: Acquainted with prevailing rugby rules Computer Literate Knowledge of current fitness requirements Minimum 3 year experience as Conditioning Coach of a Rugby Team. Minimum 2 year experience as an Assistant Conditioning Coach. Good people skills. Good managing and planning skills. Qualifications: Completion of relevant three year Course will be a benefit to your application. Knowledge of Rugby and Conditioning analysing programs. Closing date: <br><br> 15 September 2014<br><br> E-mail CV to<br><br> If no response is received within 30 days after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.<br><br> 2014-09-01 Toyota Free State Cheetahs junior teams announced Attached are the Toyota Free State Cheetahsandrsquo; junior teams to face the Lions at Old Greys Rugby Grounds, in Bloemfontein this Saturday.<br><br> <br><br> TOYOTA FREE STATE CHEETAHS U21 vs LIONS U21<br><br> ABSA CURRIE CUP<br><br> OLD GREYS RUGBY FIELD, BFN<br><br> KICK-OFF: 14:45<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Henry<br><br> Immelman<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Carel<br><br> Coetzee<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Tertius<br><br> Kruger<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Pieter<br><br> Jordaan<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Don<br><br> Mlondobozi<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Warren<br><br> Potgieter<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Zee<br><br> Mkhabela<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Gerhard andcopy;<br><br> Olivier<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Steven<br><br> Meiring<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Daniel<br><br> Maartens<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Philip<br><br> Du Preez<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Justin<br><br> Basson<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Henco<br><br> Van der Westhuizen<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Jacques<br><br> Du Toit<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Hennie Schalk<br><br> Theron<br><br> <br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Marco<br><br> Klopper<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Francois<br><br> Bester<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Vincent<br><br> Maruping<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Henco<br><br> Greyling<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Louis<br><br> Venter<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Ruan<br><br> Potgieter<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Donavan<br><br> Gissing<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> TOYOTA FREE STATE CHEETAHS U19 vs LIONS U19<br><br> ABSA CURRIE CUP<br><br> OLD GREYS RUGBY FIELD, BFN<br><br> KICK-OFF: 13:00<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Corne<br><br> Vermaak<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Bjorn<br><br> Van Wyk<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Niell<br><br> Stannard<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Carl<br><br> Durow<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Christiaan<br><br> Erasmus<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Andre<br><br> Swarts<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Tyron Jason<br><br> Goddard<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Jasper<br><br> Wiese<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Junior andcopy;<br><br> Burger<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Willandre<br><br> Kotzenberg<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Hendri<br><br> Storm<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Johan<br><br> Grundlingh<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Christiaan<br><br> Roux<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Reinach<br><br> Venter<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Ox<br><br> Nche<br><br> <br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Morne<br><br> De Beer<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Johannes<br><br> Kotze<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Erick<br><br> Van Niekerk<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Refuoe<br><br> Rampeta<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Armand<br><br> Pretorius<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Darren<br><br> Baron<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Lorenzo<br><br> Gordon<br><br> 23<br><br> Prop<br><br> Willem Petrus<br><br> Eloff<br><br> <br><br> 2014-08-28 Absa Currie Cup First Division resumes The Absa Currie Cup First Division will resume on Friday following seven rounds of matches in June and July, which served as the Qualifier for the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division.<br><br> It means the Leopards kick off part two with a healthy eight-point lead at the top of the log, on 25 points, with the Down Touch Griffons leading the chasing pack.<br><br> The log table has been adjusted with the removal of match and competition points that have been taken or conceded against the Kimberley side following their promotion to the Premier Division.<br><br> The six First Division teams will play five more pool rounds, with the semifinals and final to be contested on October 4 and 17 respectively.<br><br> In Fridayandrsquo;s matches the Border Bulldogs host the Valke at the BCM Stadium in East London and the SWD Eagles meet the Leopards at Outeniqua Park in George.<br><br> In the only match on Saturday Boland Cavaliers take on Down Touch Griffons at the Boland Stadium in Wellington.<br><br> The First Division teams will be keeping one eye on events in the Premier Division. Should either or both of the GWK Griquas or Steval Pumas feature among the bottom two teams in the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division this year, their place will be up for grabs next year.<br><br> The six andlsquo;franchiseandrsquo; teams have been entrenched in the Premier Division and will reappear in 2015 andndash; but the GWK Griquas and Pumas have to finish in the top six if they are to avoid appearing in an Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Qualifying tournament next year.<br><br> Meanwhile, in East London the Border Bulldogs will be determined to register a victory against the Valke to keep alive their semifinal hopes despite occupying fifth position on the log table. The fact that the Valke suffered defeats in all of their qualifying matches will certainly give Border hope to begin the last few rounds of the competition on a positive note. They will, however, be wary of the Valkeandrsquo;s main playmaker, fullback Jaun Kotze, who topped the point scorerandrsquo;s list in the Qualifier with 93 points. <br><br> In the Leopards camp coach Robert de Preez has retained the core of the team that steered them to five victories in six matches in the Qualifier for their clash against SWD. With wings Luther Obi and Sylvian Mahuza and veteran Springbok flyhalf Andre Pretorius, who were among the top five point-scorers in the Qualifier looming large, the Eagles will have to produce a solid defensive effort and remain disciplined to prevent a similar fate to the 51-23 defeat they suffered against the Potchefstroom side in June.<br><br> The Down Touch Griffons, meanwhile, will look to celebrate captain and No8 Nicky Steynandrsquo;s 100th Absa Currie Cup match with a victory against the Boland Cavaliers in Wellington. A victory would also allow them to remain within range of log-leaders the Leopards. But they may face a tough test as the Wellington side put up a brave fight in their last clash and suffered a narrow 27-25 defeat, which should boost their confidence, especially with home ground advantage counting in their favour.<br><br> Absa Currie Cup First Division fixtures:<br><br> Border Bulldogs vs Valke<br><br> Venue: BCM Stadium, East London<br><br> Date: Friday, 29 August<br><br> Kickoff: 18h00<br><br> Referee: Stuart Berry<br><br> Assistant Referees: Rodney Boneparte and Fernando Uithaler<br><br> <br><br> SWD Eagles vs Leopards<br><br> Venue: Outeniqua Park, George<br><br> Date: Friday, 29 August<br><br> Kickoff: 19h00<br><br> Referee: Pro Legoete<br><br> Assistant Referees: Christie du Preez and Ruhan Meiring<br><br> <br><br> Boland Cavaliers vs Down Touch Griffons<br><br> Venue: Boland Stadium, Wellington<br><br> Date: Saturday, 30 August<br><br> Kickoff: 16h00<br><br> Referee: Lourens van der Merwe<br><br> Assistant Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni and Linston Manuels<br><br> <br><br> Absa Currie Cup First Division log table:<br><br> <br><br> TEAM<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> L<br><br> D<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> TF<br><br> TA<br><br> LOSS BONUS<br><br> TRIES BONUS<br><br> POINTS<br><br> Leopards<br><br> 5<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 324<br><br> 108<br><br> 216<br><br> 47<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 25<br><br> Down Touch Griffons<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 159<br><br> 170<br><br> -11<br><br> 21<br><br> 23<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 17<br><br> SWD Eagles<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 151<br><br> 188<br><br> -37<br><br> 21<br><br> 24<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 15<br><br> Boland Cavaliers<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 137<br><br> 135<br><br> 2<br><br> 17<br><br> 18<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 12<br><br> Valke<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 168<br><br> 183<br><br> -15<br><br> 22<br><br> 25<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> Border Bulldogs<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 113<br><br> 268<br><br> -155<br><br> 15<br><br> 40<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> <br><br> 2014-08-28 Rugby Federation Set for Name Change as IRB Becomes World Rugby The International Rugby Board will become World Rugby from November 19, 2014 as part of a major rebranding programme. <br><br> The new brand, including a new logo, will be launched at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London on November 17-18. <br><br> Global Rugby participation has boomed by more than two million to 6.6 million players over the past four years, driven by the commercial success of Rugby World Cup, the IRBandrsquo;s development strategies and record investment, strong and vibrant Unions and Rugbyandrsquo;s re-inclusion in the Olympic Games. <br><br> With Rugby aspiring to inspire and engage new audiences and players around the world, the rebrand reflects the organisationandrsquo;s mission to build a stronger connection with fans, players and new audiences worldwide. <br><br> The rebrand will have no impact on Rugby World Cup 2015 branding or positioning, which will remain as it is with its iconic logo throughout the current event cycle. <br><br> IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: "Rugby continues to thrive, reach out and engage new audiences and participants in record numbers and the IRB has been at the heart of that growth." <br><br> "We are committed to furthering that growth beyond our traditional family and fan base with a public that expects to be entertained, informed and interacted with. This move is more than just a name change, it is a mission statement." <br><br> IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper added: "In a crowded global entertainment and sporting marketplace, the role of the IRB has evolved from Game regulator to Game inspirer." <br><br> "With this we must continue to appeal to those who know and love the sport and its heritage, while attracting, engaging and inspiring those who have no connection with the sport across multiple cultures and languages around the world." <br><br> "World Rugby collectively has the ingredients and tools to do just that. Rugbyandrsquo;s global appeal is founded and positioned on its unique character-building values and inclusive ethos and we want everyone to feel connected with the sport and Rugbyandrsquo;s ongoing success story." <br><br> "World Rugby clearly aligns our name with our mission and allows us to organise new and existing consumer facing properties in a way that they will be more impactful and more appealing to the sportand#39;s growing global fan base." <br><br> Registration is open for the 2014 World Rugby Conference and Exhibition at the Hilton Metropole, London via, . <br><br> 2014-08-28 Toyota Free State Cheetahs team vs the GWK Griquas Announced Coach Rory Duncan has named his team to face the GWK Griquas this Saturday at GWK Park, in Kimberley. Kick-off is at 15h00.<br><br> <br><br> TOYOTA FREE STATE CHEETAHS vs GWK GRIQUAS<br><br> ABSA CURRIE CUP<br><br> GWK PARK, Kimberley<br><br> KICK-OFF: 15:00<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Clayton<br><br> Blommetjies<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Rayno<br><br> Benjamin<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Francois ( vc )<br><br> Venter<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Joubert<br><br> Engelbrecht<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Raymond<br><br> Rhule<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Willie<br><br> Du Plessis<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Sarel<br><br> Pretorius<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Jean<br><br> Cook<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Neil<br><br> Claassen<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Tienie<br><br> Burger<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Francois<br><br> Uys<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Henco<br><br> Venter<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Dolph<br><br> Botha<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Torsten ( c )<br><br> Van Jaarsveld<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Kevin<br><br> Stevens<br><br> <br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> AJ<br><br> Le Roux<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> George<br><br> Marich<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Waltie<br><br> Vermeulen<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Vincent<br><br> Jobo<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Shaun<br><br> Venter<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Pieter-Steyn<br><br> De Wet<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> JP<br><br> Du Plessis<br><br> <br><br> 2014-08-27 Vrystaters wemel in Bok-groep na Australasiƫƫ Victor Matfield en Willem Alberts vir Juan Smith en Warren Whiteley, terwyl Marcel van der Merwe die beseerde Frans Malherbe op stut in die Springbok-groep van 30 spelers vir die besoek van twee weke aan Australasiandeuml; vervang.<br><br> Alberts moet voor die span se vertrek na Doer Onder sy fiksheid bewys. Matfield is oorgehaal.<br><br> <br><br> Vyftien van die dertig spelers het bande met Vrystaat-rugby. Daar is ses huidige Vyrstaatse spelers in die span: Lood de Jager, Oupa Mohoje, Trevor Nyakane, Adriaan Strauss, Cornal Hendricks en Willie le Roux.<br><br> <br><br> Daarandrsquo;s ook sewe spelers in die span, wat in Bloemfontein op skool was: Bismarck en Jannie du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Ruan Pienaar, Cobus Reinach (almal Grey), Oupa Mohoje (Louis Botha) en Mornandeacute; Steyn (Sand du Plessis).<br><br> <br><br> Die Bok-toerspan is:<br><br> <br><br> Voorspelers - Willem Alberts, Bakkies Botha, Schalk Brits, Marcell Coetzee, Lodewyk de Jager, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield, Oupa Mohoje, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Marcel van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen.<br><br> Agterspelers - Damian de Allende, Jean de Villiers (kaptein), Bryan Habana, Cornal Hendricks, Francois Hougaard, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Lwazi Mvovo, Ruan Pienaar, Handrandeacute; Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Jan Serfontein, Mornandeacute; Steyn.<br><br> <br><br> Die oorblywende bepalings in vanjaar se Rugbykampioenskapreeks is:<br><br> <br><br> 6 September andndash; Nieu-Seeland t Argentiniandeuml; (Napier); Australiandeuml; teen Suid-Afrika (Perth).<br><br> <br><br> 13 September andndash; Nieu-Seeland teen Suid-Afrika (Wellington); Australiandeuml; teen Argentiniandeuml; (Gold Coast).<br><br> <br><br> 27 September andndash; Suid-Afrika teen Australiandeuml; (Kaapstad).<br><br> 28 September andndash; Argentiniandeuml; teen Nieu-Seeland (La Plata).<br><br> <br><br> 4 Oktober andndash; Suid-Afrika teen Nieu-Seeland (Johannesburg); Argentiniandeuml; teen Australiandeuml; (Mendoza).<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Tuisspanne wen almal in derde ronde<br><br> Al die tuisspanne het die afgelope naweek hul wedstryde in die derde ronde van Absa se Curriebeker-kompetisie in die Premier-afdeling gewen.<br><br> <br><br> Die Haaie, die huidige Curriebeker-kampioen, het andlsquo;n naelbytsege van 19-16 oor die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs op Kingspark in Durban behaal; die Westelike Provinsie, kampioen in 2012 en finalis in 2013, het die stryd van die twee vroeandeuml; voorlopers in die kompetisie teen die Goue Leeus op Nuweland in Kaapstad met 27-14 gewen; die Blou Bulle, het nandaacute; twee groot nederlae teen die Goue Leeus en die WP, toe hul eerste oorwinning van die seisoen behaal deur die OP Kings op Loftus Versfeld in Pretoiria ewe naelskraap met 30-25 te wen; terwyl die Pumas, wat vroeandeuml;r vanjaar in die Vodacombeker-reeks teen die Griekwas vasgeval het, deeglik daarvoor vergoed het deur in die Mbombela-stadion in Nelspruit met 33-15 baas te speel.<br><br> <br><br> Nandaacute; die naweek se wedstryde is die WP en die Haaie die enigste onoorwonne spanne en is hulle onderskeidelik eerste en tweede, gevolg deur die Goue Leeus, Pumas, die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs, Blou Bulle, Griekwas en die OP Kings.<br><br> <br><br> Cheetahs vertoon goed, ondanks . . .<br><br> <br><br> Dat die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs op die oomblik vyfde op die puntelys in die Premier-afdeling van die Curriebeker-kompetisie is moontlik nie so waffers nie, maar als inaggenome kan mnr. Rory Duncan, die Cheetahs se hoofafrigter, redelik tevrede wees met sy troepe se vertoning tot dusver.<br><br> <br><br> Die wedstryd Saterdag in Durban het baie gelykop verloop. Die stryd voorlangs vurig, albei spanne het verwoed op die verdediging ingeklim en die res is aan die twee losskakels, Fred Zeilinga (Haaie) en Willie du Plessis (Vrystaat Cheetahs) oorgelaat om met strafskoppe die telbord aan die rol te hou.<br><br> <br><br> Maar, netsoos in die Vrystaters se eerste twee wedstryde was daar weer andlsquo;n insinking in die tweede helfte, wat hulle die wedstryd-ligapunte, wat hulle net sowel kon ingeoes het, gekos het.<br><br> <br><br> In die eerste wedstryd teen die Pumas was die Vrystaters nandaacute; 55 minute se spel met 16-15 voor en was hulle op pad na andlsquo;n goeie begin in die kompetisie andeacute;n andlsquo;n oorwinning. Maar tussen die 55e en 67e minuut het die Pumas skielik 13 punte by hul telling gevoeg, wat hulle met 28-16 laat voorloop het en durk op die Vrystaters geplaas het. Gelukkig het Rayno Benjamin in die 72e minuut gaan druk, wat aan die Cheetahs andlsquo;n bonuspunt besorg het.<br><br> <br><br> In die wedstryd teen die Griekwas was die Vrystaters in die Vrystaat-stadion in andlsquo;n stadium 34-15 voor, maar in andlsquo;n weereense insinking in die Blikore se spel is Griekwas toegelaat om in die laaste drie minute 12 punte op te stapel vir andlsquo;n eindtelling van 34-27 in die Vrystaters se guns.<br><br> <br><br> Saterdag was die Vrystaters nandaacute; 50 minute op 16-6 op pad om vir die verrassing van die 2014-seisoen teen die Curriebeker-kampioen te sorg, toe die besoekers van Bloemfontein in die laaste 12 minute 10 punte afgestaan het andndash; andlsquo;n insinking wat hulle die wedstryd toe gekos het.<br><br> <br><br> Duncan is werklik by die diepkant as hoofafrigter van die Cheetahs ingestoot, want van al die Curriebeker-afrigters het diandeacute; Vrystater moontlik die moeilikste taak. Die Vrystaat is juis nie so mildelik met talent bedeel nie andndash; nie wat kwaliteit betref nie, maar wel met sy reserwekrag.<br><br> <br><br> Dertien van die 28 spelers wat tot dusver in die eerste drie wedstryde ingespan is, is nuwelinge. Dit moet ook nie uit gedagte verloor word nie dat Duncan-hulle sonder andlsquo;n stuk of 20 gereelde staatmakers moet klaarkom.<br><br> <br><br> Adriaan Strauss, Trevor Nyakane, Lood de Jager, Oupa Mohoje, Cornal Hendricks en Willie le Roux is by die Bokke betrokke. Ses ander manne - Coenie Oosthuizen, Caylib Oosthuizen, Clayton Blommetjies, Shaun Venter, Jean Cook en Lappies Labuschagnandeacute; - was beseer. Blommetjies het intussen herstel en was een van die uitblinkers Saterdag teen die Haaie en hyandrsquo;t die Vrystaters se enigste drie gedruk.<br><br> <br><br> Dan speel andrsquo;n klompie manne nou oorsee: Johan Goosen, Johann Sadie, Philip van der Walt, Hennie Daniller, Riaan Smit, Andries Ferreira, Heinrich Branduuml;ssow en Rossouw de Klerk.<br><br> <br><br> En of dit nie genoeg is nie, gaan Carl Wegner (slot) lank langs die kantlyn wees nadat hy Saterdag in die 12de minuut met andlsquo;n ontwrigte skouer van die veld is.<br><br> <br><br> Die Vrystaat het in die laaste minuut Saterdagaand so byna-byna die wedstryd beklink met andlsquo;n "drie" deur die voorryman Kevin Stevens, wat volgens die TV-skeidsregter, mnr. Jason Jaftha, die bal enkele sentimeter voor die doellyn geplaas het. Nadat hy herhaalde kere daarna gekyk het, het Jaftha beslis dat dit nie andrsquo;n drie was nie.<br><br> <br><br> Mnr. Duncan het nie oor die "drie" gemor nie, maar nandaacute; die tyd gesandecirc; sy span "moes in elk geval die wedstryd veel vroeandeuml;r gewen het en kan nie wil kla oor andrsquo;n twyfelagtigheid andrsquo;n minuut voor die einde wat nie ons kant toe gegaan het nie," het Duncan gesandecirc;.<br><br> <br><br> Vir die grootste deel van die wedstryd was die Vrystaters in beheer, maar kon net nie die finale afronding doen nie.<br><br> <br><br> "Ek is baie tevrede met die wyse waarop ons bly veg het. Uiteindelik het dit neergekom op een duikslag wat ons in die middelveld gemis het en andrsquo;n strafskop wat afgestaan is wat ons die wedstryd gekos het," het Duncan gesandecirc;.<br><br> <br><br> Die duikslag waarna hy verwys het, was die een wat die Haaie-vleuel Tonderai Chavhanga in staat gestel het om in die middelveld deur te sny en onder die pale te gaan druk.<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers is: Haaie 19 (drie: Tonderai Chavhanga; doel: Fred Zeilinga; straf: Zeilinga 4 andndash; dit was Jacques Botes se 123e wedstryd vir die Haaie, sy 149e Curriebeker-wedstryd andeacute;n sy 284e eersterangse wedstryd andndash; wat die SA rekord is, terwyl Botes ook al 46 Curriebeker-drieandeuml; gedruk het; dit was Odwa Ndungane se 110e Curriebeker- en 266e eersterangse wedstryd en Ndungane het reeds 42 Curriebeker-drieandeuml; gedruk); Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs 16 (drie: Clayton Blommetjies; doel: Willie du Plessis; straf: Du Plessis 3 andndash; dit was Sarel Pretorius se 96e Curriebeker-wedstryd).<br><br> <br><br> WP nou alleen bo<br><br> Die stryd op Nuweland tussen die WP en die Goue Leeus was meer gelykop as wat die telling van 27-14 in die Streeptruie se guns beduie. Die Goue Leeus het balbesit oorheers, maar die WP se hegte verdediging was oudergewoonte rotsvas.<br><br> <br><br> Die WP het egter met goeie agterspel daarin geslaag om meermale hul kanse met drieandeuml; af te rond. Vir die WP het veral jongelinge soos Kobus van Wyk (regtervleuel) en Cheslin Kolbe (heelagter) geskitter en moes die Leeus vir andlsquo;n vale verdedig wanneer hulle aanandrsquo;t hardlope gegaan het.<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers is: Westelike Provinsie 27 (drieandeuml;: Jaco Taute, Kobus van Wyk 2; doel: Demetri Catrakilis 2, Kurt Coleman; straf: Catrakilis 2 andndash; dit was Brok Harris se 111e wedstryd, en 102e Curriebeker-wedstryd vir die WP); Goue Leeus 14 (drie: Andries Coetzee; straf: Ruan Combrinck 3).<br><br> <br><br> Die kragmeting op Loftus Versfeld het deurgaans baie gelykop verloop en met rustyd was die Blou Bulle slegs 11-8 voor. Sewe drieandeuml; is in die wedstryd gedruk, met die Bulle wat die bonuspunt-drie verkry het. <br><br> Die puntemakers is: Blou Bulle 30 (drieandeuml;: Akona Ndungane 2-hyandrsquo;t nou reeds 44 Curriebeker-drieandeuml; gedruk, Deon Stegmann, Jesse Kriel; doel/straf: Tony Jantjies 2 andndash; dit was Werner Kurger se 115e wedstryd, en sy 89e Curriebeker-wedstryd vir die Bulle); OP Kings 25 (drieandeuml;: Lizo Gqoboka, Michael van Vuuren, Shane Gates; doel: Scott van Breda; straf: Van Breda 2 andndash; dit was Luke Watson, kaptein van die Kings, se 93e Curriebeker-wedstryd, waarin hy reeds 53 drieandeuml; gedruk het).<br><br> <br><br> Hoewel die tuisspan in die Mbombela-stadion in Nelspruit met 11-12 teen die Griekwas agter was, het die Pumas in die tweede helfte met kragspel die besoekers van Kimberley behoorlik laat les opsandecirc; om uiteindelik met 33-15 koning te kraai. <br><br> Die puntemakers is: Pumas 33 (drieandeuml;: Cornandeacute; Steenkamp-sy 32e drie vir die Pumas, sy 152e wedstryd en sy 87e Curriebeker-wedstryd vir die Pumas, Jerome Pretorius 2, Renaldo Bothma; doel: JC Roos, Justin van Staden; straf: JC Roos, Justin van Staden 2); Griekwas 15 (drieandeuml;: Dean Grant, Marnus Schoeman; doel/straf: Grant).<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Bepalings en Uitslae<br><br> Vanjaar se Curriebeker-program in die Premier-afdeling, en die uitslae tot dusver, is (tuisspanne word eerste genoem):<br><br> <br><br> Eerste ronde - 8/9 Augustus: OP Kings t WP (16-35); Goue Leeus t Blou Bulle (41-13); Pumas t Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs (28-21); Griekwas t Haaie (24-31).<br><br> Tweede ronde - 15/16 Augustus: WP t BB (41-17); GL t OP Kings (60-19); Haaie t Pumas (34-17); Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs t GW (34-27).<br><br> Derde ronde - 22/23 Augustus: BB t OP (30-25); WP t GL (27-14); Haaie t Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs (19-16); Pumas t GW (33-15).<br><br> Vierde ronde - 29/30 Augustus (die Eerste Liga begin): BB t WP; OP t GL; Pumas t Haaie; Griekwas t Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs.<br><br> Vyfde ronde - 5/6 September: WP t OP; GL t BB; Haai t Griekwas; Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs t Pumas.<br><br> Sesde ronde - 12/13 September: GL t WP; OP t BB; Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs t Haaie; Griekwas t Pumas.<br><br> Sewende ronde - 19/20 September: BB t Haaie; WP t Griekwas; GL t Pumas; OP t Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs.<br><br> Agtste ronde - 26/27 September: Griekwas t GL; Haaie t OP; Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs t BB; Pumas t WP.<br><br> Negende ronde - 3/4 Oktober (halfeindronde van die Eerste Liga): Griekwas t OP; Haaie t GL; Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs t WP; Pumas t BB.<br><br> Tiende ronde - 10/11 Oktober (Eerste Liga se eindstryd): BB t Griekwas; WP t Haaie; GL t Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs; OP t Pumas.<br><br> Halfeiendronde - 17/18 Oktober<br><br> Eindstryd - 25 Oktober.<br><br> <br><br> Puntestand<br><br> SPAN<br><br> S<br><br> W<br><br> V<br><br> G<br><br> PV<br><br> PT<br><br> NETTO<br><br> DV<br><br> DT<br><br> BON.V<br><br> BON.D<br><br> PUNTE<br><br> W.Provinsie<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 103<br><br> 47<br><br> 56<br><br> 13<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> Haaie<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 84<br><br> 57<br><br> 27<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 13<br><br> GoueLeeus<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 115<br><br> 59<br><br> 56<br><br> 14<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> Pumas<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 78<br><br> 70<br><br> 8<br><br> 9<br><br> 8<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 9<br><br> VSCheetahs<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 71<br><br> 74<br><br> -3<br><br> 8<br><br> 8<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> Blou Bulle<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 60<br><br> 107<br><br> -47<br><br> 6<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> Griekwas<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 66<br><br> 98<br><br> -32<br><br> 9<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> OP Kings<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 60<br><br> 125<br><br> -65<br><br> 8<br><br> 17<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Net andeacute;andeacute;n Springbok in Rugbykampioenskap-"span"<br><br> Die Springbokke se sukkelsege van 33-31 oor die Poemas van die Argentynse Pampas word duidelik weerspieandeuml;l in die "span" wat rugbyskrywers gewoonlik nandaacute; andlsquo;n naweek se toetsrugby kies. Net andeacute;andeacute;n Springbok, die Toyota Vrystaatse Cheetah-blits, Cornal Hendricks, het die "span gehaal".<br><br> <br><br> Daarenteen het vyf Poemas die "span" gehaal en nege All Blacks. Die All Blacks het die Wallabies in Auckland met 51-20 afgeransel. Gandrsquo;n Wallaby het die "span" gehaal nie.<br><br> <br><br> Interessantheidshalwe die span lyk sandoacute;: 15-Joaquandiacute;n Tuculet (Arg); 14- Cornal Hendricks (SA), 13-Conrad Smith (NS), 12-Ryan Crotty (NS) , 11-Julian Savea(NS); 10-Nicolandaacute;s Sandaacute;nchez (Arg), 9-Aaron Smith (NS); 8-Kieran Read (NS), 7-Richie McCaw (NS andndash; hyandrsquo;t Saterdag slegs sy tweede geelkaart in sy ganse toetsloopbaan van 129 toetse gekry en hyandrsquo;t dit toe sommer met twee drieandeuml; teen die Wallabies gevier!!), 6- Juan Martandiacute;n Fernandaacute;ndez Lobbe (Arg), 5-Sam Whitelock (NS), 4-Brodie Retallick (NS andndash; hierdie 23-jarige yster gaan nog grandoacute;andoacute;t rugby speel!), 3-Ramiro Herrera (Arg), 2-Dane Coles (NS), 1-Marcos Ayerza (Arg).<br><br> <br><br> All Blacks en Springbokke steeds die beste<br><br> Die All Blacks, wat laas in 1986 teen die Wallabies op Edenpark in Auckland verloor het, het hul plek bo-aan die Internasionale Rugbyraad se ranglys ietwat verbeter nadat hulle die Australiandeuml;rs Saterdag met 51-20 afgeslag het om daardeur die Bledisloebeker die twaalfde agtereenvolgende jaar in te palm.<br><br> <br><br> Die All Blacks het nou andlsquo;n "kussing" 4.22 punte op Suid-Afrika, wat steeds tweede op diandeacute; ranglys is.<br><br> Diandeacute; groot slae het ook Australiandeuml; se "voorsprong" op Engeland, wat vierde is, laat krimp. Australiandeuml; is nou 1.51 punte voor die Rose.<br><br> Die 51 punte wat die All Blacks opgestapel het, is handuacute;l meeste tot nog toe teen hul bure wes van die Tasman-see.<br><br> <br><br> Suid-Afrika is nandaacute; sy groot skrik in Salta, Argentiniandeuml;, steeds tweede, danksy andlsquo;n Mornandeacute; Steyn-strafskop drie minute voor die eindsirene wat die Suid-Afrikaners en hul ondersteuners groot verleentheid gespaar het teen die span wat twaalfde op diandeacute; ranglys is.<br><br> <br><br> Die top-20 plekke op die ranglys word deur die volgende lande ingeneem:<br><br> <br><br> 1.Nieu-Seeland (93.56), 2. Suid-Afrka (89.34), 3. Australiandeuml; (87.19), 4. Engeland (85.68), 5. Ierland (83.44), 6. Wallis (80.70),7. Frankryk (80.01), 8. Skotland (77.78), 9. Samoa (76.59), 10. Japan (75.39), 11. Fidji (74.56), 12. Argentiniandeuml; (73.98), 13. Tonga (70.92), Italiandeuml; (70.92), 15. Georgiandeuml; ( 70.46), 16. Roemeniandeuml; (68.42), 17. Kanada (68.01), 18. VSA (67.30), 19. Uruguay (63.72), 20. Rusland (62.15). ANDER: 22. Namibiandeuml; (58.78), 27. Zimbabwe (55.88).<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Indrukwekkende Richie McCaw<br><br> Richie McCaw, All Black-kaptein en andndash;flank, word nie verniet as een van die heel beste internasionale rugbyspelers van alle tye beskou nie, want sy persoonlike rekords spreek boekdele.<br><br> <br><br> McCaw het Saterdag in die toets teen Australiandeuml; in Auckland in sy 129e toets gespeel, wat die Nieu-Seelandse rekord is. Trouens, McCaw is vierde op die lysie van alle tye na Brian Oandrsquo;Driscoll (Ierland/Britse and Ierse Leeus: 141), George Gregan (Australiandeuml;: 139) en Rohan Oandrsquo;Gara (Ierland/Britse and ierse Leeus: 130).<br><br> <br><br> Die volgende wandecirc;reld-rugbyrekords kan agter McCaw se naam geskryf word:<br><br> Sy 126 toetse as flank is verreweg die meeste deur enige flank ter wandecirc;reld.<br><br> Hy was in 92 van sy 129 toetse die kaptein andndash; en in 81 van diandeacute; toetse was hy aan die wenkant vir andlsquo;n suksespersentasie van 88.04%. Brian Oandrsquo;Driscoll (84) en John Smit (SA andndash; 83) is volgende op diandeacute; lysie van internasionale kapteins.<br><br> Hy was in 114 van sy 129 toetse aan die wenkant vir andlsquo;n suksespersentasie van 88.37%. Victor Matfield was in 72 van sy 113 Springbok-toetse aan die wenkant vir andlsquo;n gemiddelde van 64.60%, wat hom 13de op die internaisonale lys plaas van toetsspelers wat in 70 of meer wentoetse gespeel het. Joost van der Westhuizen se suksessyfer onder die Suid-Afrikaners van 67.97% (60 van 89 toetse) is die beste.<br><br> <br><br> McCaw se twee drieandeuml; Saterdag andndash; die derde keer dat hy twee drieandeuml; in andlsquo;n toets druk andndash; het sy totaal tot 23 drieandeuml; opgeskuif andndash; die meeste deur enige toetsspeler van die sogenaamde groot unies. Takashi Kikutani, andlsquo;n Japanse losvoorspeler, het tussen 2005 en 2014 in 68 toetse altesame 32 drieandeuml; gedruk andndash; wat die meeste van enige toetsspeler is.<br><br> <br><br> McCaw het nou reeds 14 drieandeuml; in diandeacute; kompetisie van die Suidelike Halfrond gedruk, wat hom tweede op diandeacute; lysie na Bryan Habana (SA andndash; 18 drieandeuml;) plaas.<br><br> <br><br> Sy 11 drieandeuml; teen Australiandeuml; is ook die meeste deur enige Nieu-Seelander in enige toets teen enige land ter wandecirc;reld.<br><br> <br><br> Ritse mylpale in All Black-sege<br><br> Die All Blacks het nou 103 oorwinnings in 151 toetse teen die Wallabies behaal. Dit was die All Blacks se 393e sege in 517 toetse, vir andlsquo;n suksesgemiddelde van 76.21%. Australiandeuml; het nou reeds 568 toetse gespeel, waarvan hulle 290 gewen het, vir andlsquo;n gemiddelde slaagsyfer van 51.06%.<br><br> <br><br> Hoewel die 51 punte die All Blacks se meeste teen die Wallabies is (NS het Australiandeuml; in 2003 met 50-21 in Sydney geklop) het Suid-Afrika twee groter tellings teen Australiandeuml; aangeteken: 61-22 (Pretoria andndash; 1997) en 53-8 (Johannesburg andndash; 2008).<br><br> Diandeacute; oorwinning Saterdag van die All Blacks van 51-20 is die 10de grootste in diandeacute; kompetisie. Die grootste sege is natuurlik die Springbokke se sege op 7 Augustus 2013 van 73-13 oor Argentiniandeuml; in Soweto.<br><br> <br><br> Die volgende spelers in diandeacute; toets het reeds 50 toetse gespeel:<br><br> Nieu-Seeland andndash; 129 andndash; McCaw; 115 andndash; Keven Mealamu; 78 andndash; Conrad Smith; 64 andndash; Kieran Read; 59 - Owen Franks; 56- Sam Whitelock; 50 andndash; Cory Jane.<br><br> Australiandeuml; andndash; 96 andndash; Adam Ashley-Cooper; 64 andndash; Ben Alexander; 54 andndash; James Slipper; 53 andndash; Wycliff Palu<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers in die toets in Auckland is:<br><br> <br><br> EDENPARK, Auckland andndash; NIEU-SEELAND 51 (drieandeuml;: andlsquo;n Strafdrie, Julian Savea-sy 24e, Kieran Read-sy 16de, McCaw 2, Steven Luatua; doel: Aaron Cruden 5; straf: Cruden 3-sy toetstotaal is nou 250 punte); Australiandeuml; 20 (drieandeuml;: Israel folau-14e, Michael Hooper; doel/straf: Kurtley Beale 2- sy toetstotaal is nou 113 punte).<br><br> <br><br> . . . die groot Salta-skok!<br><br> Wat sandecirc; andlsquo;n mens nandaacute; die "groot skrik" wat Jean de Villiers en sy Bokke Saterdag in Salta, Argentiniandeuml;, teen andlsquo;n omgekrapte Poema-span van Agustin Creevy op die lyf geloop het?<br><br> <br><br> Dankietog vir daai koelkop-strafdoel van Mornandeacute; Steyn drie minute voor die einde wat die telling 33-31 in ons draers van die Groen en Goud se guns gemaak het en wat gekeer het dat die Argentyne die eerste keer in 19 toetse teen die Springbokke die botoon voer.<br><br> <br><br> Natuurlik kan andlsquo;n mens verwag dat ondersteuners van die Bokke baie teleurgesteld is in hul helde se vertoning, veral in die skrums.<br><br> <br><br> Charles Smith van Volksblad, skryf gister in andlsquo;n voorbladberig van die koerant die volgende:<br><br> <br><br> "Dit is om van naar te word. Vernederend. andrsquo;n Skandvlek op die land se trotse rugbygeskiedenis."<br><br> <br><br> "Die Poemas se bajada het die Bok-agttal met tye vernederend terug laat hardloop (ja, hardloop!) vir een van die ergste ego-inploffings in ons toetsgeskiedenis."<br><br> <br><br> Die Bokke se skrumwerk het andlsquo;n mens onwillekeurig laat terugdink aan die 80andrsquo;s van die vorige eeu toe die Argentyne ons Bokke met die einste bajada-skrumtegniek erg verwilderd gelaat het.<br><br> <br><br> Mnr. Heyneke Meyer, die Bok-afrigter sal vandeesweek indringend moet kyk hoe hy veral sy voorry gaan versterk om staande te bly nadat Marcos Ayerza (loskopstut andndash; 50 toetse), Creevy (haker andndash; 30 toetse) en Ramiro Herrera (vaskopstut andndash; 4 toetse) onse Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp (52), Bismarck du Plessis (62) en Jannie du Plessis (56) vir die eerste sowat 45 minute in trurat aanandrsquo;t hardloop gehad het!<br><br> <br><br> Dit was die Bokke se 277e oorwinning in 433 toetse vir andlsquo;n slaagsyfer van 63.97%, wat naas Nieu-Seeland die beste vertoningslys van enige toetsspelende land ter wandecirc;reld is. Die Bokke is steeds onoorwonne in toetse teen Argentiniandeuml; en die Suid-Afrikaners se vertoningslys hier is: 19 gespeel, 18 gewen, een gelykop, 728 punte (teenoor 361) en 89 drieandeuml; (teenoor 33).<br><br> <br><br> Argentiniandeuml; se vertoningslys staan op andlsquo;n gemiddelde van 53.89% deurdat hy 208 van sy 386 toetse gewen het.<br><br> <br><br> Die volgende spelers in diandeacute; toets het al in 50 toetse gespeel:<br><br> <br><br> Suid-Afrika: 99 andndash; Bryan Habana; 98 andndash; Jean de Villiers; 81 andndash; Bakkies Botha; 78 andndash; Ruan Pienaar; 70 andndash; Juan Smith; 62 andndash; Bismarck du Plessis; 58 andndash; Mornandeacute; Steyn; 57 andndash; Tendai Mtawarira; 56 andndash; Jannie du Plessis; 52 - Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp.<br><br> <br><br> Argentiniandeuml;: 58 andndash; Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe; 57 andndash; Juan Manuel Leguizamon; 53 andndash; Horacio Agulla; 50 andndash; Marcos Ayerza<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers in die toets in Salta is:<br><br> <br><br> Suid-Afrika 33 (drieandeuml;: Bryan Habana-56e andndash; hyandrsquo;s 4de op die lys van alle tye in internasionale rugby, Cornal Hendricks, Marcell Coetzee; doel: Handrandeacute; Pollard, Mornandeacute; Steyn 2; straf: Pollard 3, Steyn-sy toetstotaal is nou 670 punte); Argentinie 31 (drieandeuml;: Joaquin Tuculet, Manuel Montero, Tomas Cubelli; doel/straf: Nicolas Sanchez 2; skep: Juan Martin Hernandez; straf: Marcelo Bosch).<br><br> <br><br> Gaping 13 punte tussen 4 voorstes en die res in Onder 21-reeks<br><br> Die WP is nandaacute; die naweek se Onder 21-wedstryde steeds die enigste onoorwonne span en bo-aan die puntelys, gevolg deur die Goue Leeus, Vrystaat en die Blou Bulle. Hierdie vier spanne is gerieflik 13 punte voor die Luiperds, Haaie en die Grens.<br><br> Die WP het kennis gegee met sy sege van 50-31 oor die Goue Leeus, wat tweede is, gegee dat diandeacute; jong Streeptruie nie maklik onttroon gaan word nie. Twaalf drieandeuml; is in die wedstryd gedruk.<br><br> Dit was Saterdag weer andlsquo;n baie lang dag vir die Grens, wat met 72-0 deur die Vrystaat in die BCM-stadion in Oos-Londen verslaan is. Die Vrystaat, wat rustyd met 41-0 voor was, het elf drieandeuml; in diandeacute; oorwinning gedruk.<br><br> <br><br> Die Vrystaters kon met beter afronding nandoacute;g verder gewen het.<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers is:<br><br> <br><br> Vrystaat 72 (drieandeuml;: Carel-Jan Coetzee, Don Mlondobozi, Donavan Gissing, Gerhard Olivier, Henco van der Westhuizen, Marco Klopper 3, Pieter Jordaan, Steven Meiring, Warren Potgieter; doel: Jordaan 7; straf: Jordaan); Grens 0.<br><br> <br><br> Blou Bulle 38 (drieandeuml;: Duncan Matthews, Jade Stighling, Ruan Steenkamp, Rohan Janse van Rensburg 2; doel: Kobus Marais 5; straf: Marais); Luiperds 20 (drieandeuml;: Ryno Smith, Wilmar Arnoldi; doel/straf: JJ Du Plessis 2).<br><br> <br><br> WP 50 (drieandeuml;: Eital Bredenkamp 2, Johnny Kotze, Kyle Lombard, Lihleli Xoli 2, Robert du Preez; doel: Du Preez 6; straf: Du Preez); Goue Leeus 31 (drieandeuml;: Bobby de Wee, Cyle Brink, Koch Marx, Malcolm Marx, Selom Gavor; doel: Ruan Janse van Rensburg 3).<br><br> <br><br> In die B-afdeling het die SWD andlsquo;n groot oorwinning in George van 66-20 oor die Griffons behaal, het die OP Kings die Boland 23-3 in Uitenhage geklop, terwyl die Valke in Kemptonpark met 17-51 die onderspit teen Limpopo Blou Bulle gedelf het. <br><br> Onder 21-puntestand<br><br> SPAN<br><br> S<br><br> W<br><br> V<br><br> G<br><br> PV<br><br> PT<br><br> NETTO<br><br> DV<br><br> DT<br><br> BON.V<br><br> BON.D<br><br> PUNTE<br><br> Groep A<br><br> WP<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 262<br><br> 104<br><br> 158<br><br> 37<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 28<br><br> G.Leeus<br><br> 6<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 340<br><br> 121<br><br> 219<br><br> 49<br><br> 14<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 25<br><br> Vrystaat<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 284<br><br> 82<br><br> 202<br><br> 41<br><br> 10<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 21<br><br> BlouBulle<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 309<br><br> 124<br><br> 185<br><br> 39<br><br> 14<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> 20<br><br> Luiperds<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 147<br><br> 182<br><br> -35<br><br> 20<br><br> 22<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 7<br><br> Haaie<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 99<br><br> 177<br><br> -78<br><br> 12<br><br> 23<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> Grens<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 15<br><br> 666<br><br> -651<br><br> 0<br><br> 102<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> Groep B<br><br> OP Kings<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 124<br><br> 32<br><br> 92<br><br> 18<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> SWD<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 122<br><br> 57<br><br> 65<br><br> 17<br><br> 8<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> Limp.B.B.<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 68<br><br> 37<br><br> 31<br><br> 10<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> Boland<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 51<br><br> 40<br><br> 11<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> Valke<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 57<br><br> 103<br><br> -46<br><br> 9<br><br> 15<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> Griekwas<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 37<br><br> 63<br><br> -26<br><br> 5<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> Griffons<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 42<br><br> 145<br><br> -103<br><br> 6<br><br> 21<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> Pumas<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 30<br><br> 54<br><br> -24<br><br> 4<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> <br><br> Vrystaat ook in Onder 19andrsquo;s derde<br><br> Die WP, Blou Bulle en die Vrystaat is gerieflik in die eerste drie plekke in die Onder 19-kompetisie. Die WP, wat onoorwonne in die eerste plek is, het egter andrsquo;n groot skrik op die lyf geloop, toe die Goue Leeus hom tot andlsquo;n naelskraapse sege van 24-22 gedwing het.<br><br> <br><br> Die OP Kings het eweneens verras deur die Vrystaat in Uitenhage met 17-13 te klop, andlsquo;n nederlaag wat die Vrystaters opnuut met akkurater stelskopwerk kon gewen het.<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers is:<br><br> <br><br> OP Kings 17 (drieandeuml;: Jeremy Ward, Luan Nieuwoudt; doel: Malcolm Jaer 2; straf: Jaer); Vrystaat 13 (drieandeuml;: Ox Nche, Tyron Goddard; straf: Andrandeacute; Swarts).<br><br> <br><br> WP 24 (drieandeuml;: Adriaan Carelse, Charlton Jonas, Dewald Naude; doel: Ernst Stapelberg 3; straf: Stapelberg); Goue Leeus 22 (drieandeuml;: Arnout Malherbe, Jade Solomons, Marnus Erasmus; doel: James Campbell 2; straf: Kobus Engelbrecht).<br><br> <br><br> Blou Bulle 52 (drieandeuml;: Calvonn Allison, Albert van Niekerk, Dimitrio Tieties 2, Duhan van der Merwe 2, Hanro Liebenberg, Jurie Linde; doel: Dewald Human 6); Luiperds 27 (drieandeuml;: Elden Schoeman, Lawrence Mabokela, Ray van der Lith, Roelof Scheepers; doel: Julian Delicado 2; straf: Delicado).<br><br> <br><br> In die B-afdeling het Boland te veel skietgoed gehad en klop hy die Grens 53-7 in Oos-Londen, en het die Griffons vir hul Onder21andrsquo;s se slae vergoed deur die SWD in George met 32-17 te troef, terwyl die Valke op Kemptonpark hul tuisskare met andlsquo;n oorwinning van 35-28 oor die Limpopo Blou Bulle geseandeuml;n het. <br><br> Onder 19-puntestand<br><br> SPAN<br><br> S<br><br> W<br><br> V<br><br> G<br><br> PV<br><br> PT<br><br> NETTO<br><br> DV<br><br> DT<br><br> BON.V<br><br> BON.D<br><br> PUNTE<br><br> Groep A<br><br> WP<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 197<br><br> 96<br><br> 101<br><br> 21<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 27<br><br> BlouBulle<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 172<br><br> 101<br><br> 71<br><br> 23<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> 22<br><br> Vrystaat<br><br> 6<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 110<br><br> 114<br><br> -4<br><br> 17<br><br> 11<br><br> 2<br><br> 3<br><br> 17<br><br> OP Kings<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 116<br><br> 155<br><br> -39<br><br> 13<br><br> 20<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 14<br><br> Haaie<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 98<br><br> 114<br><br> -16<br><br> 12<br><br> 14<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 11<br><br> G.Leeus<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 97<br><br> 142<br><br> -45<br><br> 11<br><br> 20<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 9<br><br> Luiperds<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 127<br><br> 195<br><br> -68<br><br> 20<br><br> 27<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> 8<br><br> Groep B<br><br> Valke<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 126<br><br> 50<br><br> 76<br><br> 16<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 15<br><br> Griffons<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 100<br><br> 72<br><br> 28<br><br> 13<br><br> 11<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> Boland<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 79<br><br> 17<br><br> 62<br><br> 11<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 9<br><br> Limp.B.B.<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 39<br><br> 45<br><br> -6<br><br> 4<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> Pumas<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 55<br><br> 73<br><br> -18<br><br> 6<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> SWD<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 54<br><br> 83<br><br> -29<br><br> 8<br><br> 9<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> Griekwas<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 27<br><br> 47<br><br> -20<br><br> 3<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> Grens<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 52<br><br> 145<br><br> -93<br><br> 8<br><br> 20<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> <br><br> Elf All Blacks in heldesaal vereer<br><br> Colin Meads is een van elf Nieu-Seelandse rugbylegendes wat pas in die IRB se heldesaal vereer is. Die ander is: Fred Allen, Don Clarke, Grant Fox, Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Jones, Ian Kirkpatrick, John Kirwan, Terry McLean, Colin Meads, Graham Mourie en George Nepia.<br><br> <br><br> Die volgende klubs, spanne en mense is reeds in die heldesaal vereer: Baron Pierre de Coubertin, Danie Craven, Wilson Whineray, Gareth Edwards, John Eales, Joseph Warbrick, Ned Haig en die Melrose-klub in Skotland, Jack Kyle, Philippe Sella, Hugo Porta, William Maclagan, Barry Heatlie, Bennie Osler, Cliff Morgan, Tony Oandrsquo;Reilly, Frik du Preez, Syd Millar, Willie John McBride, Ian McGeechan, Jean Prat, Lucien Mias, Andrandeacute; en Guy Boniface, Serge Blanco, Harry Vassall en Alan Rotherham, Cardiff-klub in Wallis en Frank Hancock, David Gallaher, Barbarian-klub en WP Carpmael, Mike Gibson, Roger Vanderfield, Richard Littlejohn, Nicholas Shehadie, John Kendall-Carpenter, David Kirk, Brian Lochore, Nick Farr-Jones, Bob Dwyer, Francois Pienaar, Kitch Christie, Rod Macqueen, Gareth Rees, Clive Woodward, Jonah Lomu, Jake White, Brian Lima, Agustandiacute;n Pichot, Martin Johnson, John Smit, Gordon Tietjens, Ian en Donald Campbell, Yoshihiro Sakata, die Roemeense Olimpiese span van 1924, die VSA wat die goue medalje op die Olimpiese Spele in 1920 en 1924 ingeoes het, Richard en Kennedy Tsimba, Alfred St George Hamersley, Vladimir Ilyushin, Waisale Serevi, Thomas Lawton, John Thornett, Ken Catchpole, Mark Ella, David Campese, George Gregan, Robert Seddon en die Britse span van 1888, David Bedell-Sivright, Bleddyn Williams, Jack Matthews, Ronnie Dawson en Gavin Hastings.<br><br> <br><br> Nieu-Seeland verbied vuurwerke by Kiwi-toetse<br><br> Die Nieu-Seelandse Rugby-unie het alle vuurwerkvertonings voor andoacute;f nandaacute; toetse in enige Nieu-Seelandse stadion verbied.<br><br> <br><br> Dit volg nadat andlsquo;n vrou Saterdag voor die toets tussen die All Blacks en die Wallabies in Auckland met andlsquo;n kopwond in die hospitaal beland het nadat van die vuurwerke erger ontplof het as wat verwag is en van die skrapnel die vrou en ander toeskouers getref het. Twee mans is vir geringer beserings behandel.<br><br> <br><br> Die vrou het weens bloedverlies haar bewussyn verloor. Mnr. Steve Tew, die uitvoerende hoofbeampte van die Nieu-Seelandse Rugby-unie, het sy unie se verskoning vir die beseerdes aangebied.<br><br> <br><br> Uitslae van oraloor<br><br> Nieu-Seeland (ITM-kompetisie) andndash; Tasman k Bay of Plenty 56-27; Auckland k Manwatu 35-7; Counties Manuka k Otago 29-25; Noirthland k Wellington 35-5; Hawkeandrsquo;s Bay k Taranaki 29-26; Canterbury k Waikato 58-27; North Southland k North Harbour 25-21.<br><br> <br><br> Australiandeuml; (NRC0-kompetisie) andndash; Melbourne Rising k North Harbour rays 55-34; NSW Country Eagles k Greater Sydney Rams 31-3.<br><br> <br><br> Frankryk (Top 14-kompetisie) andndash; Stade de Franais k Lyon 23-20; Toulon k La Rochelle 60-19; Montpellier k Grenoble 20-17; Bordeaux Begles k Racing Metro 30-21; Bayonne k Oyonnax 38-12; Clermont Auvergne k Brive 21-6; Toulouse k Castres 35-6.<br><br> <br><br> Kovsiestreek-eindstryde<br><br> Louis Botha (Bloemfontein) kom Saterdag op Shimlapark in Bloemfontein in die eindstryd van die Shimla-liga teen die Noord-Kaapse wenner, Noord-Kaap, te staan om te bepaal wie vanjaar as die Kovsiestreek se skolekampioen gekroon gaan word.<br><br> <br><br> Die afgelope vyf jaar het andlsquo;n Noord-Kaapse span telkens gewen. Sedert die ontstaan van die kompetisie in 2007 kon nog geen span van die Vrystaat as kampioen van die Shimla-liga gekroon word nie.<br><br> Louis Botha is vanjaar ongetwyfeld die gunsteling, met sy Suid-Afrikaanse Skole-flank, Victor Maruping, wat ook weer vir die eindstryd beskikbaar sal wees.<br><br> Louis Botha het sy plek in die eindstryd met andrsquo;n sege van 37-21 oor die Hoandeuml;rskool Diamantveld bespreek. Die span se losskakel, Ewan Adams, was uitstekend en het andrsquo;n driekuns aan drieandeuml; behaal.<br><br> Noord-Kaap het andrsquo;n goeie sege van 22-15 behaal deur Voortrekker van Bethlehem op sy tuisveld in die Oos-Vrystaat te troef.<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers van die vernaamste skolewedstryde is:<br><br> Grey-kollege 25 (drieandeuml;: Henry Immelman 2; straf: Julian Jordaan 3, Immelman 2); Paul Roos-Gimnasium 20 (drie: Michael Meyer; straf: Aidynn Cupido 4; skep: Cupido).<br><br> <br><br> Shimlaliga<br><br> Louis Botha 37 (drieandeuml;: Ewan Adams 3, Gopolang Molefe; doel: Jeandrandeacute; Christian 3; straf: Christian 2); Diamantveld 21 (drieandeuml;: Janco Cloete 2, Keaton Gordon; straf: Gerco Nortjandeacute; 2).<br><br> Noord-Kaap 22 (drieandeuml;: Robbie Petzer, Cheswin de Vries, Thulani Njenje; doel: Petzer 2; straf: Petzer); Voortrekker 15 (drieandeuml;: Apin Odendaal 2; doel/straf: Tokkie van Zyl).<br><br> <br><br> Bultfontein 36 (drieandeuml;: Arno Taljaard 2, Erik Helm 2, GJ van Eeden, Bernard Fourie; doel: Van Eeden 2, Taljaard); Hoandeuml;rskool Vaalharts 27 (drieandeuml;: Francois van Vuuren, Diaan Keyser, Danny Figeura, Dimitri Appollis; doel: Van Vuuren 2; straf: Van Vuuren).<br><br> <br><br> Volksbladliga<br><br> (onder 15)<br><br> Diamantveld 21 (drieandeuml;: Renier van Zyl, Nathan Casper, Glenn-Curt Stewe; doel: Charles Williams 3); Jim Fouchandeacute; 0.<br><br> Noord-Kaap 17 (drieandeuml;: Wium Becker, Chadd Adams, BJ van der Merwe; doel: Ramon Sauls); AHS Kroonstad 7 (drie: Vaatjie Naudandeacute;; doel: Chappies van der Walt).<br><br> <br><br> Ander uitslae<br><br> Internasionaal (o.18) - SARU Akademie k Italiandeuml; 48-29; Wallis k Frankryk 10-9; Engeland k SA 30-22.<br><br> <br><br> Oos-Kaap - Alexander Road k Victoria Park 37-10; Cambridge k Hudson Park 17-15; Die Brandwag k Punt 26-19; Framesby k Nico Malan 25-10; Graeme k Muir 21-14; Grey High k Cheltenham (Brit) 58-15; Pearson k Westering, 64-0; Queenandrsquo;s k Dale 35-33.<br><br> <br><br> Wes-Kaap - Bellville k DF Malan 17-5; Bishops k Drostdy 36-17; Boland Landbou k Oakdale 13-7; HTS Bellville k JG Meiring 19-3; Hugenote k Swartland 12-7; Paarl Hoandeuml;r Seuns k Drostdy 15-13; Paarl Gim k Wynberg 15-13; Rondebosch k De Kuilen 41-7; Stellenbosch k Montana 47-5.<br><br> <br><br> (*) andndash; Inligting deur Frikkie van Rensburg.<br><br> 2014-08-26 Springbok squad named for Australasian tour Victor Matfield is over his injury problems and will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, while Marcel van der Merwe has been called up for the injured Frans Malherbe.<br><br> <br><br> Furthermore, Willem Alberts has also been drafted back into the squad, pending a fitness test on Thursday when the squad gets together in Johannesburg. Both Alberts and Matfield were part of the initial 30-man squad, but missed out on the victories over Argentina in Pretoria and Salta because of injury.<br><br> <br><br> Van der Merwe will join the rest of the touring party in Johannesburg on Thursday. Malherbe will have to undergo surgery on his fractured ankle and is likely to miss the rest of the season because of this injury.<br><br> <br><br> With Matfield and Alberts, if passed fit, returning for the two-week tour to Australia and New Zealand, Warren Whiteley and Juan Smith will drop out. Smith, however, will remain on standby if Alberts is deemed unable to tour.<br><br> <br><br> "Victor is over his injury and has been declared fit to travel with us for the next two Tests, while weandrsquo;re awaiting a final verdict on Willem," said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.<br><br> <br><br> "It will be good to have them back. Willem has been part of the squad for the last number of seasons and Victor showed he can still add a lot of value when he returned to the Bok fold earlier this year.<br><br> <br><br> "Losing Frans is a huge setback and my heart bleeds for him, because heandrsquo;s done well since returning from a long injury lay-off recently which saw him miss the June Tests.<br><br> <br><br> "Itandrsquo;s also a big disappointment for Frans, whose involvement with the squad was cut short because of injury last November as well, but Marcel has been with us before and will slot in seamlessly. He provides specialist tighthead cover as Tendai Mtawarira, Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp and Trevor Nyakane are specialist looseheads."<br><br> <br><br> Meyer added that Whiteley had impressed him immensely during his week with the Springboks and that Smith had made a massive contribution during his time with the squad in the last fortnight.<br><br> <br><br> "Warren and Juan know exactly where they stand and it was great to work with them, even if it was only for a limited period of time," said Meyer.<br><br> <br><br> The Springboks returned from Argentina on Monday and will enjoy a short break before reconvening in Johannesburg on Thursday. They are scheduled to depart for Perth on Saturday.<br><br> <br><br> Springbok squad to travel to Australasia:<br><br> <br><br> Forwards: Willem Alberts, Bakkies Botha, Schalk Brits, Marcell Coetzee, Lodewyk de Jager, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield, Teboho Mohoje, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Marcel van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen.<br><br> <br><br> Backs: Damian de Allende, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana, Cornal Hendricks, Francois Hougaard, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Lwazi Mvovo, Ruan Pienaar, Handrandeacute; Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Jan Serfontein, Mornandeacute; Steyn.<br><br> <br><br> 2014-08-26