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Will it be love or hate for Powell in London this weekend?

Neil Powell has seen the best of times and the worst at Twickenham. In 2016 his team lost the final of the HSBC London Sevens after the final hooter. A year later they were crowned HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions for the very first time with him as coach.

Kuridrani leads Brumbies’ charge against Vodacom Bulls

A hat-trick by Tevita Kurudrani was the big difference as the Brumbies beat the Vodacom Bulls by 22-10 in Canberra on Friday afternoon, their fourth straight victory over the three-time Vodacom Super Rugby champions from Pretoria.

Francke Horn: “I doubted if I would ever play rugby again”

Two years ago Francke Horn was uncertain if he would be able to play sport again after being diagnosed with a heart condition.

Smiles for miles as Blitzboks get ready for London

All the teams in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series play to their own beat, but few would argue that the broad smiles from the Blitzboks, just before every match kicks off, is one of the most recognised elements of the world showpiece.

“Every match counts” as Cell C Sharks welcome Emirates Lions

The Cell C Sharks will be trying to reverse their recent disappointing form in Durban when they host the Emirates Lions in a Vodacom Super Rugby derby on Saturday evening, with kick-off at Jonsson Kings Park scheduled for 17h15.

DHL Stormers have to be wary of fast-starting Highlanders

The DHL Stormers will have to be at their defensive best in the first 20 minutes of Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Highlanders at DHL Newlands, where SA Rugby Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit will earn in his 50th cap for the Capetonians.

Sako Makata keen to continue upward curve

Four tournaments into the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and the Blitzboks looked down and out, failing to make the same impact and strong start that saw them winning consecutive World Series titles in 2016/17 and 2017/18.

All systems go for SA Rugby U16 and U18 Girls Weeks

It will be ladies first as SA Rugby’s annual Youth Weeks series – where close to 3000 players will showcase their skills in six tournaments across four venues around the country – kick off next month with the U16 and U18 Girls Week tournaments in Johannesburg.

Can the Vodacom Bulls go “back to 2007” in Canberra?

The Vodacom Bulls will be aiming to turn the clock back to 2007 – the first time they won Vodacom Super Rugby – when they face the top Australian side and two-time champions, the Brumbies, in Canberra on Friday.

Barrett-Theron, Murray to referee Women’s internationals

SA’s leading female referees, Aimee-Barrett Theron and Ashleigh Murray, will hold the whistle in the July and August international window and 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup Qualifiers after being named on World Rugby’s referee panels.

Du Preez to treasure London moment

One of the most striking sculptures outside Twickenham Stadium in London, the one in Rugby Road where a couple of players lift another high in the air, could easily have been crafted from a photo in the mind of Branco du Preez, the most experienced Blitzbok ever.

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Will it be love or hate for Powell in London this weekend?

Neil Powell has seen the best of times and the worst at Twickenham. In 2016 his team lost the final of the HSBC London Sevens after the final hooter. A year later they were crowned HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions for the very first time with him as coach.

Kuridrani leads Brumbies’ charge against Vodacom Bulls

A hat-trick by Tevita Kurudrani was the big difference as the Brumbies beat the Vodacom Bulls by 22-10 in Canberra on Friday afternoon, their fourth straight victory over the three-time Vodacom Super Rugby champions from Pretoria.

Francke Horn: “I doubted if I would ever play rugby again”

Two years ago Francke Horn was uncertain if he would be able to play sport again after being diagnosed with a heart condition.

Video: Du Preez on reaching 70 tournaments in London

Branco du Preez, at the HSBC London Sevens this weekend, will become the most capped Blitzboks player ever in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Smiles for miles as Blitzboks get ready for London

All the teams in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series play to their own beat, but few would argue that the broad smiles from the Blitzboks, just before every match kicks off, is one of the most recognised elements of the world showpiece.