Willie le Roux 6.5

Sport24: 6.5
Rugby365: 6/10
NZ Herald: 7
Ou Grote: 6

Cornal Hendricks 6

Sport24: 6
Rugby365: 6/10
NZ Herald: 5
Ou Grote: 6

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The SA Schools and SA Schools A squads for the Under-18 International Series against England, France, Wales and Italy in August, have been named.

SA Schools squad for the Under-18 International Series

Backs: Andell Loubser (Blue Bulls – Menlo Park), Joshua Vermeulen (Western Province – Paul Roos), Nico Leonard (Western Province – Paul Roos), David Brits (Border – Selborne), Stedman Gans (Blue Bulls – Waterkloof), Manie Libbok (SWD – Outeniqua), Manuel Ras (Western Province – Paarl Boys High), Wandisile Simelane (Golden Lions – Jeppe), Curwin Bosch (Eastern Province – Grey), Damian Willemse (Western Province – Paul Roos), Embrose Papier (Blue Bulls – Garsfontein), Jondre Williams (Western Province – Boland Landbou)
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The Springbok team to face New Zealand for the 90th time shows eight changes from last week.

  • Schalk Burger will captain the team from No 8
  • Francois Louw moves to 7 for Marcell Coetzee (injured)
  • Heinrich Brüssow replaces Louw at 6
  • Lood de Jager replaces Victor Matfield (injured)
  • Vincent Koch joins the bench

This is what Heyneke Meyer had to say:

“Injuries have forced our hand a bit, but we’ve stuck with our planned rotational policy on the bench and it will be great to see what Heinrich, Vincent and Flip can do.

“The breakdown battle will again be huge and it will be good to see Heinrich and Francois play together. They are versatile players and I am convinced they will combine perfectly.

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24/07 17:00 Fiji v Samoa (Sacramento)

Rob (Ou Grote): Fiji by 5
James (Ou Grote): Fiji by 9
Sportingbet: Fiji
Bet.coza: Fiji
Sportsbet: Fiji

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15. Willie le Roux 5.5
The mercurial fullback was poor in the air and had an off day with the boot, but showed good positional play and had a hand in both Bok tries. A similar player to Slaptjips in his prime but we need more of the magic and less of the messiness.

Sport24: 5.5
Rugby365: 6/10
OuGrote: 5

14. JP Pietersen 6
Spent his time chasing high balls and may have done better if the kicks had been better and less frequent. Put in a fair amount of work off the ball, but his opportunities were limited. Getting used to his best position again after being played at centre by the Sharks.

Sport24: 6.5
Rugby365: 6/10
OuGrote: 6

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Western Province 95 – 0 Eastern Province
WP – Tries: Nico Leonard (2), Jondré Williams, Damian Willemse, Manuel Ras (3), Ruden de Villiers (2), Khanya Ncusane, Ryan Muller, Tyreeq February (2), Leo Kruger. Conversions: Williams (7), John Lourens (4). Penalty: Williams.
EP – 0

SWD Eagles 24 – 19 KwaZulu-Natal
SWD – Tries: Imanuel Libbok, Bertie De Bod, JP Duvenhage, Darryle Kameel. Conversions: Libbok (2).
KZN – Tries: James Tedder, Bader Pretorius (2). Conversions: Tedder, Pretorius.

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Nine of the top ten highest earners play their rugby in France, although there is no mention of Japan-based players like Jaque Fourie (who was earning R16,000,000 in 2012) and Fourie Du Preez. Last year’s highest earner, Jonny Wilkinson, has retired.

# Player Club Pounds Rands
1 Dan Carter Racing Metro (FRA) 1,400,000 27,000,000
2 Matt Giteau Toulon (FRA) 900,000 17,500,000
3 Leigh Halfpenny Toulon (FRA) 600,000 11,600,000
4 Sam Burgess Bath (ENG) 500,000 9,700,000
5 Jonathan Sexton Racing Metro (FRA) 494,000 9,600,000
6 Bryan Habana Toulon (FRA) 474,600 9,120,000
7 Morgan Parra Clermont (FRA) 436,000 8,400,000
8 Thierry Dusautoir Toulouse (FRA) 408,120 7,870,000
9 Bakkies Botha Toulon (FRA) 389,000 7,500,000
10 Jamie Roberts Racing Metro (FRA) 380,000 7,400,000

17/07 09:35 New Zealand v Argentina (Christchurch)

Rob (Ou Grote): New Zealand by 20
James (Ou Grote): New Zealand by 25
Sportingbet: New Zealand
Bet.coza: New Zealand
Sportsbet: New Zealand

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Day 1 Results

Western Province 20 – 13 Blue Bulls
WP – Try: Nico Leonard. Penalties: Jondré Williams (5).
Bulls – Tries: Stedman Gans, Louis van der Schyff. Penalty: Andell Loubser.

Griffons 41 – 27 Free State
Griffons – Tries: Siya Ngxesha (2), Richman Gora, Marco Labuschagne, Christiaan Steyn, Gift Dlamini. Conversions: Luan James (4). Penalty: James.
FS – Tries: Dian Schoonees, Siyabonga Luwaca, Jabo Mtshatsheni (2). Conversions: Christiaan Schutte (2). Penalty: Schutte.

Boland 52 – 7 Limpopo Blue Bulls
Boland – Tries: Adriaan van der Bank (2), Barend van der Westhuizen, Earll Douwrie, Jacobus Abel, Rick Jordaan, Erik Groenewald (2). Conversions: Van der Bank (6).
Limpopo – Try: Sibusiso Mlangeni. Conversion: Wernich Kachelhoffer.

Namibia 38 – 14 Border CD
Namibia – Tries: Tobie van Zyl (2), Chad Plato (2), Brandon Groenewald, Tristan Mouton. Conversions: Cliven Loubser (4).
Border CD – Tries: Josh Amstrong, Migcobo Bovu. Conversions: Alrich Plaatjies (2).

Border 32 – 28 Pumas
Border – Tries: Heinrich Nieuwenhuizen (2), David Brits, Thaki Boloko, Daniel Froneman. Conversions: Josh Allderman (2). Penalty: Allderman.
Pumas – Tries: Mlondi Mnisi, Cyprian Nkomo, JC Pretorius. Conversions: Wessel Muller (2). Penalties: Muller (3).

Day 2 Results

Eastern Province 41 – 31 SWD Eagles
EP – Tries: Khewzi Mafu, Mohamed Connelly, Lubabalo Dobela, Riaan van Rensburg. Conversions: Curwin Bosch (3). Penalties: Bosch (2). Drop goals: Bosch (3).
SWD – Tries: Manie Libbok (2), Christo Hamman, Luvuyo Ndevu. Conversions: Libbok (4). Penalty: Manie Libbok.

KwaZulu-Natal 18 – 16 Golden Lions
KZN – Tries: Xolisa Guma. Mulalo Sadiki. Conversion: Bader Pretorius. Penalties: Pretorius (2).
Lions – Try: Tiaan van der Merwe. Conversion: Mthi Simelane. Penalties: Simelane (3).

Griquas Country Districts 17 – 12 Zimbabwe
Griquas CD – Tries: Dolf Zandberg, Wynand Terblanche, Dian Dry. Conversion: Adri du Plessis.
Zimbabwe – Tries: Ben Meredith, Tarisai Mapfumo. Conversion: Meredith.

Valke 43 – 27 Eastern Province CD
Valke – Tries: Xander Crause (2), Erich Cronje, Ntshepe Kokong, Dylan van der Walt, Marco Niemandt, Franklin Wagner. Conversions: Crause (4).
EP CD – Tries: Xolile Mdlokovana (2), Gevanhier Blom, Geoffrey Dakin. Conversions: Dakin (2). Penalty: Dakin.

Griquas 28 – 17 Leopards
Griquas – Tries: Rian Kotze, Janco Cloete (3). Conversions: Gerco Nortjie (4).
Leopards – Tries: Marthinus Vermeulen, Edmund Rheeder, Jacobus Dreyer. Conversion: Andre Kock.

Day 3 Results

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Here are the teams competing in the seventh test between the Springboks and a World XV at 5pm in Cape Town on Saturday 11 July.

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar,
8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Teboho Mohoje, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jean de Villiers.

World XV

15 Delon Armitage, 14 Lachlan Turner, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Maxime Mermoz, 11 David Smith, 10 Mike Harris, 9 Luke Burgess,
8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Steffon Armitage, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Bakkies Botha (captain), 4 Ali Williams, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16 David Roumieu, 17 Alexandre Menini, 18 Petrus du Plessis, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Louis-Benoit Madaule, 21 Maxime Machenaud, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Rudi Wulf.

Previous results

2014: South Africa won 45-25, Cape Town
2006: South Africa won 32-07, Leicester
2006: South Africa won 30-27, Johannesburg
1989: South Africa won 22-16, Johannesburg
1989: South Africa won 20-19, Cape Town
1977: South Africa won 45-24, Pretoria


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