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Aphiwe Dyantyi defied the odds to become pro

Aphiwe Dyantyi, MyPlayers

Lions speedster Aphiwe Dyantyi gave up rugby after school when he was told he was too small to play. However, he forced his way into the professional ranks after impressive performances in the Varsity Cup.

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Lions keep SA flag flying in Super Rugby

Ruan Dreyer fronts the Lions scrum, MyPlayersRuan Dreyer fronts the Lions scrum, MyPlayers

The Emirates Lions will host the Hurricanes in a repeat of last year’s Vodacom Super Rugby final after both teams qualified for the 2017 semi-finals during an action-packed top-eight round.

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Sink or swim in Super Rugby play-offs

Lions, Sharks, Super Rugby

Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby quarter-final between the Emirates Lions and Cell C Sharks in Johannesburg will only be the fifth all-South African playoff in the history of the competition.

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SP Marais, Rhynardt Elstadt return for Stormers

Rynardt Elstadt, Stormers

Fullback SP Marais and flank Rynhardt Elstadt return for the DHL Stormers’ Vodacom Super Rugby quarterfinal against the Chiefs at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

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Sam Cane lauds Siya Kolisi’s rise in form

Stormers flank Siya Kolisi, MyPlayers

Chiefs and All Blacks flank Sam Cane has hailed the form of Stormers counterpart Siya Kolisi ahead of their Super Rugby quarter-final meeting, saying he “plays a lot like a Kiwi”.

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Lions secure Super Rugby top spot

Lions, Super Rugby, MyPlayers

The Emirates Lions defeated the Cell C Sharks 27-10 on Saturday in Durban to clinch overall top spot on the Vodacom Super Rugby table, meaning the two sides will meet each again next week in Johannesburg in one of four quarterfinal fixtures.

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Kings upset Bulls at Loftus

Southern Kings duo Andisa Ntsila and Chris Cloete, MyPlayers

Kings flyhalf Lionel Cronje kicked a last minute penalty to steer the Southern Kings to a historic 31-30 win over the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.

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SA Rugby confirm Super Rugby competitors

Lions, Sharks, Super Rugby

he Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions, DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks have been confirmed as South Africa’s four Vodacom Super Rugby competitors from 2018, SA Rugby announced on Friday.

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Egon Seconds: From player to referee

Egon Seconds, MyPlayers

Former Springbok Sevens, Stormers, Western Province and Griquas wing Egon Seconds became the first South African to make the transition from professional player to Super Rugby referee.

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Jan Serfontein: “I’m enjoying my rugby again”

Jan Serfontein, Bulls

Springbok and Bulls centre Jan Serfontein says he is enjoying his rugby again after impressive recent performances for club and country.

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