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Daily sports wrap: PRO14 more 'physical' than Super Rugby

2017-09-12 18:14

Cape Town - Sport24 produces - get this - over 100 articles a day...

So naturally there'll be a few articles that even our most ardent readers will miss.

On the off chance you are one of those, here are our top FOUR stories that might have slipped your browser feed today!

1. STEYN'S RETURN IS NEARING

Fast bowler Dale Steyn is back!

Steyn is set to put himself in the frame to be selected in South Africa's squad for the first Test against Bangladesh, starting later this month.

However, Steyn is expected to make his return from injury and play for the Titans in the first round of South Africa's domestic first-class fixtures which starts on September 19.

Click here to read on Steyn's return

2. LAMBIE SAYS SO LONG, FAREWELL

Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie has been granted an early release from his contract held jointly between SA Rugby and the Sharks.

French club Racing 92 have confirmed the signing of Lambie from November 1 this year.

Click here to read about Pat's move

3. SAFA ACCEPT CONTROVERSIAL RELAY

SAFA have accepted a FIFA order to replay a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal that was manipulated by a Ghanaian referee.

President Danny Jordaan has also confirmed that the organisation will not contest FIFA's decision - if there is evidence of match manipulation.

Click here to read more on SAFA's statement

4. PRO14 IS HARDER THAN SUPER RUGBY

It hasn't been smooth sailing for the Cheetahs in the PRO14.

In two matches, the men from Bloemfontein have shipped 14 tries in two heavy defeats - away at Ulster (42-19) and Munster (51-18).

Coach Rory Duncan believes that the PRO14 is a more physically demanding brand than Super Rugby.

Click here to read Duncan's reasoning

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