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A·ma·bo·ko·bo·ko noun (South African) a Xhosa word for South Africa's national rugby team: The Amabokoboko have won the Rugby World Cup several times.

- Pharos, English Dictionary for South African Schools

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Hospital pass 1 In sport, especially rugby, a pass made to a team-mate who will be heavily tackled as soon as the ball is received. a task or project that will result in or bring a great amount of criticism on the person to whom it has been assigned. hospitaalaangee

─ Pharos, Afrikaans-Engels/English-Afrikaans Woordeboek

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World Cup The term is applied to international tournaments in a number of sports, including:
in soccer to the FIFA World Cup, instituted in 1930, and held every four years;
in rugby union to the IRB Rugby World Cup, first held in 1987 and thereafter every four years;
in rugby league to the RLIF Rugby League World Cup first held in 1954 and contested at irregular intervals since then;
in cricket to the ICC Cricket World Cup, a men’s one day international (ODI) tournament instituted in 1975 and held every four years (but the tournaments that would, according to the normal frequency, have been held in 1991 and 1995 were held in 1992 and 1996); and to a separate Women’s Cricket World Cup, instituted in 1973 and also held every four years

─ Pharos, The Essential Companion for Writers and Editors

 

 

 

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