Experienced lock Eben Etzebeth was on Wednesday named as Springbok captain for Saturday’s first Castle Lager Rugby Championship match against Australia in Johannesburg, while Rynhardt Elstadt (loose forward) and Herschel Jantjies (scrumhalf) will both make their Test debuts on the Highveld.
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Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou was the victim of a phone snatch near team hotel.
Joe Schmidt explains his selection headache at no.9 and the 22-year-old who is setting the standards in his team.
Rory Best speaks during Ireland's pre World Cup training.
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The days of simply "kicking and clapping" and waiting for the first lineout to launch an attack are long gone. Now you can attack right from the opening whistle - and repeat the formula with every new beginning from halfway.
Do not be surprised to see the Pumas pounce against the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship opener in Buenos Aires in a few days’ time.
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Rookie defence coach John Muldoon learned the hard way as Bristol leaking tries like a sieve early last season, but he feels Pat Lam is building something special just like at Connacht.
Cornal Hendricks’ insatiable desire to succeed has seen him beat desperate poverty and crime, a heart problem, the loss of his livelihood and purpose, deep depression, hours of solo training and rejection after rejection.
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Following the failure of World Rugby to set up the Nations Championship, investment firm CVC are set to buy into the Six Nations with huge ramifications for its TV rights.
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It's only now with the recent departed Stuart Hogg booked in for a Scotstoun return with Exeter that the mountain Glasgow have to climb in Europe in being fully realised.
Japan’s Top League already has an abundance of foreign talent kicking around and the developing rugby nation will have a further influx of international players for the 2020 season. How would a XV of defectors fair?
Ben Foden blazed a trail by featuring in the 2019 MLR, but he will be joined by a plethora of names from Europe next season including Welshman Dominic Day.
Dan McFarland had high hopes that Ulster's signing last February of a new tighthead would be a major plus in 2019/20, but the club must now do without Gareth Milasinovich for nine months.
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With a number of jerseys released or on their way for this year's World Cup, RugbyPass has provided a presentation of the best jerseys worn over the last 32 years of World Cup rugby.
The Sharks have been languishing in mid-table obscurity in Super Rugby for a number of seasons now, but changes are afoot and their new CEO will be tasked with finding a new head coach.
What qualifies as a ‘good’ kicking game has changed over the last 10 years as teams skew towards more contestable kicks at the expense of long-range drives that end up handing away possession easily for poor net gains.
Tom Curry confessed last week that the England squad were Love Island fanatics, but that interest is now set to surely increase with the arrival of an international sevens rugby player on the show.
Christian Lealiifano, Bernard Foley and Quade Cooper are all heading to the Top League next season - so what's going to happen to all the Japanese first fives?