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Smith v Marais: All paths lead to Bloem for SA’s new breed

They are two of the most promising and progressive coaches at the highest level of domestic rugby in the country and Saturday’s Currie Cup final will provide the stage for yet another intriguing encounter between Franco Smith and Nollis Marais. Winning the Currie Cup will be the crowning achievement for two careers that have walked a similar path in many

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Botha tells Bulls to ‘just enjoy it’

Pretoria – It has been a touch over a decade to the day since Gary Botha led an unfancied Blue Bulls team to a pulsating 28-all draw against the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup final. An unlikely captain at the time and a hooker never given his dues, Botha knows all about going to Bloemfontein as underdogs, but

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