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Naka Drotske Returns To Intensive Care Following Setback

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Former South African hooker, Naka Drotske, is in intensive care following a setback to his recovery from injuries sustained during an armed robbery last month. The 47-year-old was wounded in the abdomen and arm at the home of his brother near Pretoria when he charged at three intruders, two of whom were armed, tackling them and pushing them out of …

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‘Hero’ Drotske Gives Thumbs-Up After Robbery Horror

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Former Springbok World Cup winner and Super Rugby coach Naka Drotske was pictured Saturday making a thumbs-up sign from his hospital bed after being shot during an armed robbery.   The 47-year-old was wounded in the abdomen and arm late Thursday at the home of his brother near Pretoria when he charged at three intruders, two of whom were armed. …

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South African-Born Willemse Available For France In Six Nations

Montpellier lock forward Paul Willemse will be available to play for France in the Six Nations after announcing on Friday that his French citizenship had been confirmed this week. Pretoria-born Willemse, who won the Under-20 World Cup with the Springboks in 2012, qualifies for French citizenship through residency having left his native South Africa to play for Top 14 side …

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Ex-Springbok Drotske In Critical Condition Following Armed Robbery

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Former Springbok hooker Naka Drotske was in critical condition in hospital on Friday after being shot during an armed robbery outside the South African capital Pretoria. The 47-year-old, a member of the 1995 World Cup winning squad, was at his brother’s property in Kameeldrift when three men broke into the house on Thursday evening, police told local media. “There was …

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Angus Gardner Admits He Got Farrell Tackle Decision Wrong

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Angus Gardner, the referee who oversaw the November Series clash between England and South Africa, has admitted that he should have awarded a penalty following Owen Farrell’s ‘no-arm’ tackle on Andre Esterhuizen. The shoulder-led tackle came at the end of the game when Rassie Erasmus’ side trailed by 12-11  in Twickenham. A penalty would have won the game for the southern …

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Erasmus: “The Team Was Gutsy And It Feels Much Better”

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South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said that he was impressed by side’s attitude to claim an overtime victory against France one week on from an agonising one-point defeat to England. The Springboks beat the French on Saturday 29-26 thanks to an 85th minute try from hooker Bongi Mbonambi despite trailing by four points going into the final 30 seconds of …

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Brunel: “I Am Very Annoyed Because We Should Never Have Lost”

France coach Jacques Brunel admitted that he was “very annoyed” by the way his team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against South Africa in Paris. The French were leading Saturday’s one-off Test 23-9 just after half-time, following tries by captain Guilhem Guirado and Mathieu Bastareaud, and then 26-22 with a scrum in the Springbok 22 as the game …

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Eddie Jones Hails “Spiritual Leader” Farrell Ahead Of Springboks Clash

Eddie Jones believes “spiritual leader” Owen Farrell’s aggression will serve England well when an injury-hit side face South Africa in their opening November international at Twickenham on Saturday. Farrell, who led England in the absence of regular skipper Dylan Hartley during a 2-1 series loss in South Africa in June, finds himself in the unusual position of co-captain alongside the …

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