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Aug 29, 2013

Rugby-Argentina’s Senatore banned for biting

CAPE TOWN, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Argentina loose forward Leonardo Senatore was banned for seven matches on Thursday after being found guilty of biting South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth during last Saturday’s test.

It means he misses the rest of the Rugby Championship and three matches for his English club Worcester Warriors from now until Oct. 28.

Aug 21, 2013

South Africa unchanged for return test against Argentina

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa have stuck with the starting lineup that romped to a 73-13 win over Argentina last weekend for their return match in the Rugby Championship in Mendoza on Saturday.

The only change to the match-day 23 is scrumhalf Jano Vermaak replacing Fourie du Preez on the bench, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) announced on Wednesday.

Aug 21, 2013

Rugby-South Africa unchanged for return test against Argentina

CAPE TOWN, Aug 21 (Reuters) – South Africa have stuck with the starting lineup that romped to a 73-13 win over Argentina last weekend for their return match in the Rugby Championship in Mendoza on Saturday.

The only change to the match-day 23 is scrumhalf Jano Vermaak replacing Fourie du Preez on the bench, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) announced on Wednesday.

Aug 18, 2013

Club first for Du Preez after exciting Springbok return

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The return of World Cup winning scrum-half Fourie du Preez to South Africa’s side thrilled rugby fans around the country but he will not be available for the Springboks’ next three matches due to club commitments.

Du Preez headed back to Japan on Sunday while the rest of the South African team went in the opposite direction to Argentina for their next game in the Rugby Championship.

Aug 18, 2013

Brutal mauling is part of Argentina growing up, says coach

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Argentina must keep playing the top nations if they are to improve, coach Santiago Phelan said after his team were thrashed 73-13 by South Africa in their Rugby Championship opener.

Saturday’s defeat in Johannesburg followed a debut campaign last year in which they drew one game – at home to South Africa – and lost the other five to finish bottom of the four-nation, southern hemisphere championship.

Aug 18, 2013

Rugby-Brutal mauling is part of Argentina growing up, says coach

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Argentina must keep playing the top nations if they are to improve, coach Santiago Phelan said after his team were thrashed 73-13 by South Africa in their Rugby Championship opener.

Saturday’s defeat in Johannesburg followed a debut campaign last year in which they drew one game – at home to South Africa – and lost the other five to finish bottom of the four-nation, southern hemisphere championship.

Aug 18, 2013

South Africa seek to temper expectations after record win

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer urged his side to stay humble and work even harder despite a record success against Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener.

Meyer and captain Jean de Villiers sought to temper expectations and guard against smugness after the Springboks began the four-nation, southern hemisphere championship with an emphatic 73-13 victory in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Aug 18, 2013

Rugby-South Africa seek to temper expectations after record win

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 18 (Reuters) – South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer urged his side to stay humble and work even harder despite a record success against Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener.

Meyer and captain Jean de Villiers sought to temper expectations and guard against smugness after the Springboks began the four-nation, southern hemisphere championship with an emphatic 73-13 victory in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Aug 17, 2013

Al Ahli win away to boost Champions League chances

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Egyptian team Al Ahli won away from home on Saturday to revive their African Champions League hopes amid the internal strife in their country.

Fellow Cairo club Zamalek, however, were left bottom of the same group after a heavy defeat in South Africa.

Aug 17, 2013

Soccer-Al Ahli win away to boost Champions League chances

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Egyptian team Al Ahli won away from home on Saturday to revive their African Champions League hopes amid the internal strife in their country.

Fellow Cairo club Zamalek, however, were left bottom of the same group after a heavy defeat in South Africa.