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  1. Sport - Rugby

    ‘Lucky’ Springboks edge Pumas in thriller

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:16pm by AFP

    ... to snatch victory. The scrums were a particular problem for the two-time world champions. Success on a hot, clear afternoon in north-western Argentina lifted leaders South Africa to eight points ... and played unbelievably well today. "They created many challenges for us. And I am just happy that we beat them a second time within eight days. There were problems at scrum time, but when ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    He hit me on purpose: 'Gobsmacked' Hamilton points finger at Rosberg

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:26am

    ... had a discussion, as is important after such circumstances, because obviously what happened cost the team a lot of points," said the German, speaking to a media scrum downstairs ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - Bledisloe Cup

    All Blacks tear Wallabies apart

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:06pm by Reuters

    ... leading 9-6, the tide of the match turned when Wallabies lock Rob Simmons was sinbinned just as McCaw was returning and the home side attacked the visitors' scrum. The All Blacks exploited their man advantage when Brodie Retallick was held up over the line and used the resulting scrum to shunt the Wallabies' backwards and then disintegrate their pack with referee Romain Poite ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    New boys thrown in at the deep end for Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 10:54pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... lead the squad which welcomes back scrum half Cado Lee Ka-to, who returns from knee reconstruction surgery which kept him out all of last season. Hong Kong take on Kazakhstan ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Referee in focus for trans-Tasman rivals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... Steve's interpretation of what the referee said so if there's talk about free kicks at scrum time there were only three free kicks against the All Blacks but there were still 14 penalties" against them in the game, McKenzie said. "It depends on which bit you want to look at. So we'll talk about the scrums." McKenzie arguably has more to fear from Poite, who ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    De Villiers returns from injury to captain Springboks against Argentina

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 10:30pm by AP

    ... this year because of injury. Ruan Pienaar replaces Fourie du Preez at scrum half, with Du Preez likely out for the rest of the year with an ankle injury. Wing Bryan Habana is set to play his 98th ...

  7. Sport - Soccer

    Racism row takes spotlight away from football's pressing issues in Italy

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:32pm by Reuters

    ... a first-team player with Lazio." Far from being an off-the-cuff comment made in the middle of a media scrum or in a private conversation, Tavecchio's remark came during a speech ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Montevideo playing field a step too far from level

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 06:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... favour. Even with a full complement Hong Kong struggled in the scrums, the first of which only came midway through the first half. Until then we had looked capable of matching the home team ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    We could beat Uruguay in Hong Kong: Dai Rees

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:36am by ALVIN SALLAY

    ... strengths. But Uruguay, ranked 19th in the world and four places above Hong Kong, used their superior scrum to good use and dominated possession. The second-half sin bins of Leon Wei Hon-sum ... the yellow card early in the second half with Hong Kong trailing 6-3, for illegally driving in at an angle in a scrum while Hewson was carded later as he 8uncharacteristically lost his cool. ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s World Cup dream shattered by Uruguay

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 09:03am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Ill-discipline costs RWC minnows as South Americans turn the screw in scrum Please click here to see more photos from Hong Kong ’ s RWC qualifier against Uruguay. Ill-discipline and a superior Uruguayan scrum combined to shatter Hong Kong’s World Cup dream with the South Americans advancing to the repechage final with a comfortable 28-3 victory ...




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