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20 May 2018 5:48 PM 2-week ban for Franks leaves All Black free to play France

Wellington - All Blacks prop Owen Franks received a two-week ban on Sunday for striking an opponent, leaving him free to play against France next month, but his lack of discipline left New Zealand coach Steve Hansen fuming. Franks was suspended after pleading guilty to a swinging arm hit on Blues hooker James Parsons during Saturday's Super Rugby match 16

16 May 2018 12:08 PM Sharks pivot: We haven't cracked any NZ code

Durban - Sharks flyhalf Robert du Preez says his side is still learning when it comes to playing against New Zealand opposition. With a fixture against a depleted Chiefs outfit up next on Saturday at Kings Park, the Durbanites can take comfort from their previous performances against Kiwi opposition in 2018. On their Australasian tour, the Sharks lost narrowly 29

12 May 2018 2:16 PM Lions set for 'rethink' upon return to SA

Cape Town - Lions coach Swys de Bruin says his side has been forced into a rethink when they return to South Africa after a difficult Australasian tour. De Bruin watched on as his side fell to their third defeat in a row on Saturday as they fell 39-27 to the Highlanders in Dunedin. It brings the curtain down on a tour that had initially promised so much for the 2016 and 2017 tournament 2277

10 May 2018 5:17 AM Highlanders rest Smith for Lions visit

Cape Town - The Highlanders will be without star scrumhalf Aaron Smith for Saturday’s match against the Lions in Dunedin. According to the Stuff website, it will be the first of two matches the All Blacks scrumhalf is required to sit out before the three-Test series against France in June. As a result, Kayne Hammington will make his second start of the season 3605

10 May 2018 4:51 AM NZ release Shields, pave way for Eng v SA selection

NZR had been stalling over Shields' request for permission to join Eddie Jones' team, raising the prospect of a tug-of-war over the highly-rated flank who will move to England to play for Wasps at the end of the Super Rugby season after giving up on being picked for the All Blacks. But NZR said that after examining the complex case it had agreed to the move even though 23

09 May 2018 6:32 AM All Black Perenara set for Hurricanes return

Wellington - All Black scrumhalf TJ Perenara will make his comeback to the Hurricanes squad via the bench when they take on the Blues in Auckland on Friday (kick-off 09:35 SA time) Perenara has been sidelined since early April after injuring his knee against the Sharks in Napier but has made excellent progress in his rehabilitation. His inclusion is one of five changes 3442

08 May 2018 7:50 AM WATCH: Lions brave near-freezing waters Down Under

Cape Town - The Lions have chosen a rather unique way of acclimatising to the cold conditions that await them in Dunedin this weekend. The men from Johannesburg have lost back-to-back matches on their Australasian tour against the Reds and Hurricanes, and they have one more assignment this weekend against the Highlanders before returning home. The temperature 3577

08 May 2018 6:31 AM Rasta to ref Bulls v Sharks derby at Loftus

Cape Town - Local referee Rasta Rasivhenge will be in charge of Saturday’s South African Super Rugby derby between the Bulls and Sharks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria (17:15 kick-off). Rasivhenge will be assisted by compatriots AJ Jacobs and Archie Sehlako, with Marius Jonker the television match official (TMO). Meanwhile, for the earlier game between 3870

07 May 2018 6:43 PM No Proteas in ICC World XI at Lord's

Cape Town - There will be no South Africans participating for this year's fund-raising Twenty20 International, which sees the ICC World XI take on the West Indies. In September last year, five Proteas played in a T20 match between the ICC World XI and Pakistan in Lahore, with Faf du Plessis leading the World squad. However, this year the ICC World XI will be led by England 26

05 May 2018 8:31 AM Lions' Marx leaves field injured in Wellington

Cape Town - Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx lasted just eight minutes of Saturday's clash between the Lions and the Hurricanes before leaving the field with a hamstring injury. That will leave Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus a worried man with four Tests - one against Wales and three against England - coming up in June. Broadcasters at the ground in Wellington 3537