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news from Friday 21 September 2018

- Billy Burns kicked an 82nd-minute conversion to snatch a dramatic 39-39 draw for Ulster against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports. In a game full of twists and turns, momentum shifts and high drama, wing Henry Speight scored a crucial try with three seconds left on the clock to get Ulster within two points. Burns then held his nerve to slot the pressure conversion kick...

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- The Pumas kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 42-14 bonus-point win over the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday. Although this is just the second win of the Currie Cup season for the Pumas, they may still harbour hopes of sneaking into the semi-finals after leapfrogging their way into fifth place on the standings. They will now have to hope that the Sharks claim a good win over t...

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- With the professional era imminent, a group of English players – including six future World Cup winners – set out on the tour of a lifetime to East Africa.   The post Watch: The Last Amateur Tour appeared first on SA Rugbymag....

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- All Blacks coach Steve Hansen on resting captain Kieran Read for their trip to Argentina and learning from the defeat to the Springboks. The post Watch: Hansen interview appeared first on SA Rugbymag....

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- Blitzboks star Dewald Human has voiced his support for the inaugural Schools Sevens tournament that will take place from 5-6 October in Johannesburg. DYLAN JACK reports. For the first time, the school tournament will be held during the Varsity Sevens, giving youngsters a greater level of exposure. ALSO READ: Varsity and Schools Sevens to coincide Human, who played Varsity Cup and sevens for T...

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- The Cheetahs and Kings are both looking to end three-match losing streaks, writes MARIETTE ADAMS. CHEETAHS vs ULSTER, Friday, 7:15pm Franco Smith's men have conceded 136 points and 20 tries across three defeats. No other side in the competition has leaked more than 95 points or 14 tries. Smith has bemoaned the Cheetahs’ inability to see out games in the last quarter. ‘If you simply look at the...

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