Emirates Lions coach Johan Ackermann grabbed the underdogs tag for this weekend’s Vodacom Super Rugby semifinal showdown with the Hurricanes, saying there was less pressure on his side to perform this weekend than there was ahead of their quarterfinal clash with the Cell C Sharks last week.
All of New Zealand may have already written off the Emirates Lions’ chances of making this year’s Vodacom Super Rugby final, but they may well change their mind if they listen to Lions flanker Kwagga Smith. While the Lions are sure to face their moment of truth against the defending champions, the Hurricanes at Emirates Airline Park this weekend in their semifinal clash, Smith was one of the few in the side that missed both defeats last season, including the 50-pointer at the same venue.
Toyota Cheetahs Director of Rugby Franco Smith believes his team’s possible move to playing in Europe can be beneficial for South African rugby as a whole. With SA Rugby and Pro12 both confirming they are in discussions to add two South African teams to the competition, the Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings’ recent departure from Vodacom Super Rugby means that they are favourites to join the competition in Europe, with a final announcement expected shortly.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".