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McCall wary of Sivivatu threat

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Clermont wing Sitiveni Sivivatu is the dangerman Saracens must contain in their Heineken Cup semi-final at Twickenham on Saturday. That is the word from Saracens boss Mark McCall, who believes the 32-year-old former 45 All Blacks flyer is one of the most potent attacking threats in European rugby. “You wouldn’t concentrate on one person but Read More ...

Anscombe linked with Wales switch

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe is being targeted by Warren Gatland to represent Wales and could join Cardiff Blues. Anscombe qualifies to play for Wales through his mother, Tracey, and according to reports in Wales is seen as part of Gatland’s plans for next year’s Rugby World Cup. Currently playing at fly-half for the Chiefs following Read More ...

Bonus point failure irks Tandy

Posted on Apr 21, 2014

Ospreys boss Steve Tandy was left frustrated after his side failed to secure a bonus point in their 20-10 win over the Dragons on Sunday. The clash between Tandy’s men and mid-table Dragons was the second Welsh derby of the afternoon, played out in style at the Millenium Stadium. And although the Ospreys had the Read More ...

Mallinder knows Saints must improve

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

Northampton boss Jim Mallinder has admitted that his team will have to play better against tougher opposition in the weeks to come. Saints were given a scare by London Irish after they fought back from 29-0 down to trail only 29-21. Mallinder conceded his team switched off in the second half after securing the bonus Read More ...

Cockerill frustrated by officials

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill complained of inconsistency among Premiership referees after Friday’s 24-20 loss to Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop. The Tigers’ seven-match winning streak in the league came to an end with the defeat and a penalty try awarded by referee Tim Wigglesworth after Leicester’s pack disintegrated at a scrum accounted for one of Quins’ Read More ...

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Waratahs unchanged at Eden Park

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting XV for the ANZAC Day clash with the Blues in Auckland on Friday. After notching up an important away win against the Stormers in South Africa three weeks ago, the ‘Tahs are now looking to add a second. Although the ‘Tahs won the last competitive encounter Read More ...

Season over for Parisse?

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Italy captain Sergio Parisse is facing a month on the sidelines after sustaining a torn hamstring while on club duty for Stade Français. Parisse lasted just eight minutes in his first game back after a four-week break due to calf and back injuries, as he was forced off the field early in Stade’s 37-23 victory Read More ...

Season over for Parisse?

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Italy captain Sergio Parisse is facing a month on the sidelines after sustaining a torn hamstring while on club duty for Stade Français. Parisse lasted just eight minutes in his first game back after a four-week break due to calf and back injuries, as he was forced off the field early in Stade’s 37-23 victory Read More ...

Matfield takes over Bulls reins

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Veteran lock Victor Matfield will captain the Bulls in Saturday’s clash against the Western Force in Perth. Matfield takes over the reins from fellow second-row Flip van der Merwe who is serving a three-match suspension for punching Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan in last weekend’s encounter in Sydney. More to follow… Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Read More ...

Super Rugby fly-halves to star at JWC

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Blues playmaker Simon Hickey and Bulls fly-half Handré Pollard are set to make headlines at the Junior World Championship to be held in Auckland in June. Hickey has been named captain of the New Zealand under-20 squad while Pollard returns having been part of the Junior Springbok squads that won the tournament in 2012 and Read More ...

Cheetahs bring in Rhule

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Cheetahs boss Naka Drotske has made two changes and a positional switch to his starting XV for Saturday’s clash with the Stormers in Bloemfontein. Amongst the backs, Raymond Rhule returns to the run-on side, on the right wing, at the expense of Cornal Hendricks, who drops down to the replacements bench. Up front, Boom Prinsloo, Read More ...
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Flats predictions – Round 4 Six Nations

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

With the penultimate round of Six Nations matches being played on Saturday and Sunday, Flats casts his eye over the three games … Ireland v Italy Italy have some class players, but they’re simply not good enough to beat a team as strong as Ireland away from home.  Ireland will be smarting from the Twickenham Read More ...

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