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Old 04-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone else is a fan of this wonderful sport.

It's a good time, the Super 15 is in full flight, the grounds in Europe had cleared up and the teams can run the balls.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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It's a good time if your team is doing well... in my case the Auckland Blues are having a disastrous year.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
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Try being a Cheetah's fan...........you can only say we play beautiful rugby for so long....
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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The Stormers have announced the loan signing of Canada number eight Jebb Sinclair, who joins the squad from Premiership side London Irish.


Sinclair comes in as loose forward cover for the side, with Schalk Burger, Duane Vermeulen and Nick Koster only due back after the break in June.

The Canadian international will be available for the next four games for the Stormers and will then play for Canada in the June international window before returning to Cape Town for the Stormers' remaining three Super Rugby league fixtures.

In terms of the Sanzar regulations he will not be eligible to play any knockout games for them.

Sinclair has 25 caps for Canada, the last being the RWC clash with New Zealand on October 2
http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,2...741661,00.html

This is huge for canadian rugby, Super rugby is the best league in the world far and away.

Really happy for jebb.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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Guess he did OK, as he is starting:

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Coach Allister Coetzee on Wednesday named the Stormers team to take on the Waratahs at Newlands on Saturday. Kick-off is at 19:10.

There are two changes to the starting XV that beat the Cheetahs last week, the first a rotational change with the hookers trading jerseys. Tiaan Liebenberg moves from the bench into the starting line-up with Deon Fourie playing from the bench in jersey No 16.

The other change is an injury enforced change that sees Canadian international and London Irish No 8 Jebb Sinclair get his first start at the back of the scrum, in for the injured Nizaam Carr. WP player Don Armand is named as cover on the bench in jersey 19.

This weekend also sees Dewaldt Duvenage get his 50th cap for the Stormers and Bryan Habana will play his 100th Super Rugby game.

The Stormers have won nine from 10 starts this season and are currently one point behind the Bulls in the South African Conference.

The game is the Stormers' last home fixture until after the June international break when on June30 they take on the Lions at Newlands.

The Stormers in the next two weeks will face the Sharks and the Bulls, both away, before the June international Test window.

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15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Jebb Sinclair, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Don Armand, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Gerhard van den Heever

http://www.rugbycanada.ca/leagues/ne...D=0&page=61560

This is big deal, I think it is the first Canadian to start in the Super 15.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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Rugby bringing Ireland together. I am not fully up on my Ireland and Northern Ireland history, but I do know rugby has always been unified (at least as long as I can remember.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...62.html?via=mr

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The fascination for this lies mainly outside the province. People in the North just get on with it. The Ulster rugby team enjoys more cross-community support than ever but no one feels the need to shout about it. Many in the nationalist community may not have made an emotional investment in Ulster rugby yet, but they are quiet well-wishers nonetheless.
Should be a great game.
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Quins win the premiership.

First time in the 100+ year history.
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Aussies lose to Scotland in pouring rain.

This coming weekend are some great games.
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Canada v. Italy is live on TSN2 right now. 3-3 17min in.
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Canada v. Italy is live on TSN2 right now. 3-3 17min in.

Canada played well, if you leave out the scrum and tight work. In short our forwards got schooled.
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New Zealand thumped the hapless Irish 60-0 today. Wow. This after narrowly beating the same Irish side 22-19 in Christchurch earlier in the week.

Also Australia 20 Wales 19.
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I meant to post something leading up to it, but Canada played Georgia yesterday and won 31-12. Managed to get out about 3600 in Burnaby for the game. It would be nice if they played in Calgary again sometime soon. We could get at least that many out I think.
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New Zealand thumped the hapless Irish 60-0 today. Wow. This after narrowly beating the same Irish side 22-19 in Christchurch earlier in the week.

Also Australia 20 Wales 19.
The scariest part of that is it was a 2nd's team that bent the Irish over!

Gear is a scary unit.
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I meant to post something leading up to it, but Canada played Georgia yesterday and won 31-12. Managed to get out about 3600 in Burnaby for the game. It would be nice if they played in Calgary again sometime soon. We could get at least that many out I think.
Where in Calgary would they play though? The CRU would have do bring in some serious bleacher additions to get that many people. I know there would be the interest I just don't think we have a venue.
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Where in Calgary would they play though? The CRU would have do bring in some serious bleacher additions to get that many people. I know there would be the interest I just don't think we have a venue.

They hosted Australia, years ago at Kingsland. The CRU can easily fit in the extra stands.
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Where in Calgary would they play though? The CRU would have do bring in some serious bleacher additions to get that many people. I know there would be the interest I just don't think we have a venue.
Canada has hosted at CRU before though. I went to Canada-Chile there a number of years ago and it was good. I have no idea how many people it holds, but it was definitely full.
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Canada has hosted at CRU before though. I went to Canada-Chile there a number of years ago and it was good. I have no idea how many people it holds, but it was definitely full.
also saw the Maori there with C. Cullen at 15.

CRU has the capacity.

The game can also be played on the turf at McMahon, but that is too big IMO.
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Ya, McMahon is way too big! I think that CRU is fine and with some standing room they could get enough there. Frankly if its ever big enough for McMahon it probably goes to Commonwealth first anyway.
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Ya, McMahon is way too big! I think that CRU is fine and with some standing room they could get enough there. Frankly if its ever big enough for McMahon it probably goes to Commonwealth first anyway.
I hope not, went to the churchill cup when it was there, it was terrible. big and empty.
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Some Really great trys scored this past week

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