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North West Cricket appoints Vincent Prior as new CEO

North West Cricket, the home of the Dragons, today announced the appointment of Vincent Prior as their Chief Executive Officer. He will assume responsibilities on the 2nd January 2018. Vincent succeeds Heinrich Strydom who resigned in June 2017 to join the Dolphins in Kwazulu-Natal.

Prior comes from a sporting background, having been a member of the South African National Men’s Hockey team during his playing days. He is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur who brings much needed fresh thinking and innovative perspective to the dynamic and hard-working North West Cricket management team.

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New challenges await Blitzboks in Dubai

The Springbok Sevens team have tasted success at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens as recently as last year, but for Blitzboks captain Philip Snyman and his team, that is nothing more than a pleasant memory.

In fact, said the 47-tournament stalwart, it all starts afresh come Friday when they face Uganda in their opening match. Snyman is also expecting the 2017/18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to be more competitive than ever before, and a very tough defence of their overall series title. 

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Three-peat Nel looking for more silverware

After winning the HBSC World Rugby Sevens Series with the Blitzboks earlier this year, Ruhan Nel did not relax and enjoy the fruits of his labour, but rather jumped straight into the blue and white hoops of DHL Western Province for their SuperSport Rugby Challenge campaign.

This move was rewarded when the Capetonians won the inaugural tournament, but more silverware awaited Nel, who represented the Xerox Golden Lions and Tafel Lager Griquas at wing earlier in his career.

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Kwagga Smith keen to keep on improving

Springbok Sevens forward Kwagga Smith is not only determined to add another successful stint with the Blitzboks to his already impressive rugby CV, he also wants to improve his skill set as a player, something he is almost guaranteed to do in the next couple of months on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

The 2017/18 series starts on Friday, when the Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens opens the ten tournament showpiece and for Smith, who experienced the ups and downs of rugby in 2016, it is another opportunity to grow and to improve as a player.

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Wallabies 2018 Rugby Championship domestic fixtures confirmed

Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast will play host to Wallabies home fixtures in the 2018 edition of The Rugby Championship, it was announced today.

After a second-place finish in 2017, the Wallabies will be out to go one better in 2018 when they renew their rivalries with New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina in the quad-nations series.

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