2014 Super 15 Predictions Semifinals

26/07 09:35 Semifinal 1 Crusaders v Sharks (Canterbury)

Predictions
Rob (Ou Grote): Crusaders by 12
James (Ou Grote): Crusaders by 7
Sportingbet: Crusaders
Bet.coza: Crusaders
Sportsbet: Crusaders

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23 July 2014 Predictions, Super 15 | Comment »

2014 Super 15 Predictions Playoffs

19/07 11:40 Playoff 1 (4th v 5th) Brumbies v Chiefs (Canberra)

Predictions
Rob (Ou Grote): Brumbies by 13
James (Ou Grote): Chiefs by 6
Sportingbet: Brumbies
Bet.coza: Brumbies
Sportsbet: Brumbies

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16 July 2014 Predictions, Super 15 | Comment »

2014 Super 15 Final Round results

The teams progressing to the playoffs are the Waratahs, Crusaders, Sharks, Brumbies, Chiefs and Highlanders.

Blues 08 – 11 Chiefs
Brumbies 47 – 25 Force
Bulls 40 – 07 Rebels
Crusaders 34 – 08 Highlanders
Reds 03 – 34 Waratahs
Lions 60 – 25 Cheetahs
Stormers 10 – 34 Sharks

Next week’s games (Saturday 19 July)

11:40 Brumbies vs Chiefs (Canberra)
17:05 Sharks vs Highlanders (Durban)

13 July 2014 Super 15 | Comment »

2014 Craven Week fixtures and results

HTS Middelburg host the 51st edition of the world’s biggest school rugby tournament. Western Province, champions of the 2013 Craven Week in Polokwane play the hosting Pumas in the main match of the first day.

Day One – Monday 14 July

09h20 Limpopo Blue Bulls v Griquas CD
10h40 EP CD v Zimbabwe
12h00 Griffons v Border
13h20 SWD v KwaZulu-Natal
15h40 Pumas v Western Province

Day Two – Tuesday 15 July

10h10 Griquas v Border CD
11h30 Namibia v Leopards
12h50 Valke v Boland
14h10 Blue Bulls v Eastern Province
15h30 Golden Lions v Free State

13 July 2014 Craven Week, Schools | Comment »

Super 15 Round 19 Preview and Predictions

Going into the final round of the 2014 Super 15, the table looks like this:

Probable finalists:

01. Waratahs 53
02. Crusaders 46
03. Sharks 46

Possible finalists:

04. Highlanders 42
05. Hurricanes (Season finished) 41
06. Brumbies 40

Potential finalists:

07. Force 40
08. Chiefs 40
09. Blues 36

No-hopers:

10. Bulls 33
11. Stormers 32
12. Reds 28
13. Lions 26
14. Cheetahs 24
15. Rebels 21

The only South African team in the finals will be the Sharks. This season has been one of the worst showings by the South African teams, with all the rest of the sides finishing lower than tenth.

The Waratahs will finish top of the overall table. The Sharks lost their chance at the top spot with their loss to the Cheetahs on Saturday – a big blow to their title aspirations.

The result of the Crusaders vs Highlanders match will decide the winner of the New Zealand conference. This will give the Sharks an indication of what they need to do to hopefully finish second overall (they are currently third).

If the Crusaders lose, the Sharks will simply have to beat the Stormers at Newlands to secure a home semi-final.

If the Crusaders win with a bonus-point, the Sharks will have to beat the Stormers with a bonus-point, plus win by a bigger margin than the Crusaders over the Highlanders (by at least 9 points more to be exact).

It looks like an uphill battle for the Sharks to secure a home semi-final given the recent form of the Stormers and the predicted wet conditions at Newlands on Saturday. Plus the Crusaders should beat the Highlanders well, especially since Dan Carter and Kieran Reid are back for Canterbury.

Predictions for Round 19

06 July 2014 Predictions, Super 15 | Comment »

2014 Super 15 predictions Round 19

11/07 09:35 Game 114 R19 Blues v Chiefs (Auckland)

Predictions
Rob (Ou Grote): Chiefs by 11
James (Ou Grote): Blues by 6
Footyforecaster: Blues by 10
Sportingbet: Blues
Bet.coza: Blues
Sportsbet: Blues

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06 July 2014 Predictions, Super 15 | Comment »

2014 Super 15 Predictions Round 18

05/07 09:35 Crusaders v Blues (Christchurch)

Predictions
Rob (Ou Grote): Crusaders by 19
James (Ou Grote): Crusaders by 11
Footyforecaster: Crusaders by 4
Sportingbet: Crusaders
Bet.coza: Crusaders
Sportsbet: Crusaders

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04 July 2014 Predictions, Super 15 | Comment »

2014 Currie Cup fixtures schedule for Outlook

All the 2014 Currie Cup fixtures for Outlook. Add all the 2014 Currie Cup fixtures to your Outlook calendar automatically.

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06 July 2014 Currie Cup | Comment »

Schools Rugby Top 20 – June 17

01. Grey College Bloemfontein
02. Monument
03. Garsfontein
04. HTS Middelburg
05. Dr EG Jansen
06. Paul Roos
07. Waterkloof
08. Paarl Boys’ High
09. Glenwood
10. Selborne
11. Grey High Port Elizabeth
12. Menlopark
13. Wynberg
14. Maritzburg College
15. Oakdale
16. Outeniqua
17. Paarl Gim
18. Nelspruit
19. Affies
20. Michaelhouse

18 June 2014 Schools | Comment »

World XV vs Springboks

Nick Mallett will coach the World XV side to play the Springboks at Newlands on Saturday.

World XV squad

Backs
James O’Connor (London Irish, Australia – 44 Test caps)
Drew Mitchell (Toulon, Australia – 63)
Hosea Gear (Toulouse, New Zealand – 14)
Rene Ranger (Montpelier, New Zealand – 6)
Matt Giteau (Toulon, Australia – 92)
François Trinh-Duc (Montpelier, France – 48)
Rory Kockott (Castres, South Africa – uncapped)
Jimmy Cowan (Gloucester, New Zealand – 51)
Benson Stanley (Clermont, New Zealand – 3)
Wynand Olivier (Montpellier, South Africa – 37)
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03 June 2014 Springboks | Comment »