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Pumas shake it up for Province

Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has rung the changes for his side's crucial Currie Cup clash against Western Province in Nelspruit on Friday.

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Monsieur Kockott

Rory Kockott, the perky, individualistic, 28-year-old scrumhalf from East London and Durban appears on the verge of becoming the ninth South African to play for France. His selection would be no surprise as he has been a star, playing for Castres in the Top 14.

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Chadwick: Sharks now believe

Prop Dale Chadwick believes there is a new sense of belief in the Sharks' camp, following their vital Currie Cup victory over the Blue Bulls.

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All Blacks' selection not locked in

New Zealand are sweating over the fitness of one of their key players, just days out from their Rugby Championship showdown with Argentina.

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Boks to break out on home soil

Springbok defensive coach John McFarland is expecting his side to have to make fewer tackles against the Wallabies at Newlands.

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Chiefs hold onto their Aussie

Australian Pat Phibbs has agreed to a short-term deal to stay with the Exeter Chiefs.

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New NZ tournament

New Zealand is in the process of introducing a new Under-19 tournament and has named it after the great All Black captain and former chairman of the New Zealand RFU, the Jock Hobbs Memorial National U19 Tournament, intended to provide opportunities for young school-leavers to continue in the game.

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Mapoe brings out kid gloves

Golden Lions captain, Lionel Mapoe said his team will be handling Griquas with kid gloves when the sides meet in Kimberley.

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France forced to change ... again

Uncapped Toulon flank Virgile Bruni has replaced injured Yannick Nyanga in the 30-man France training squad for the November Tests.

Cheetahs get Bok boost

The Cheetahs received a timely boost with Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen recovering from an injury to take his spot in the starting team.

Ospreys hold on to Ardron

Canada captain Tyler Ardron has extended his stay at Ospreys after penning a three-year deal which will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2017.

Folau expects running of the Boks

Israel Folau says his team are expecting the unexpected from the Springboks, believing that Newlands could be perfect for some running rugby.

Cilliers returns for WP

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has made one change for his team's tough assignment against the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday night.

NPC a dying brand?

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: It appears several 'revamps' have failed to prevent New Zealand's domestic championship from sliding into oblivion.

Engelbrecht replaces Small-Smith

JJ Engelbrecht has replaced the injured William Small-Smith at outside centre for the Bulls' clash
 

Serfontein wants more ball

Jan Serfontein is hoping to see more attacking ball this weekend than he has in his first two Tests at outside centre for the Springboks.

Boshoff back off the bench

Marnitz Boshoff has recovered from a fractured arm in order to take his place on the bench when the Lions face the Griquas.

Argentina trim the 'fat'

Argentina stepped up their preparations for the next phase of their Rugby Championship campaign, a Test against New Zealand.