Rugby

5:14 AM BST Michael Hooper’s Super Rugby season is in doubt with the NSW Waratahs resigned to losing him for at least a month due to a hamstring injury. The Wallabies and Waratahs captain suffered the injury during Saturday’s third Test against Ireland in Sydney. Assistant coach Simon Cron confirmed the minimum four-week timeframe on
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11:36 PM BST Nick Said, Reuters South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said his side had put on a “terrible” performance and failed to adapt to referee Glen Jackson in the 25-10 third-Test loss to England at a wet Newlands on Saturday. With the series secured, Erasmus made five changes for the final Test, four in
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9:03 PM BST Danny Cipriani and Elton Jantjies each went into the third Test between the Springboks and England at Newlands with much to prove, each a talented player who sparkles at club and provincial level without having convinced of their suitability for Test rugby. Each had been involved previously only on the fringes of
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6:25 PM BST The rain spoiled a Newlands’ reported ‘farewell’ We should have known the conditions were going to play a massive part in the clash when the ceremonial ‘Impis’ (Zulu warriors) ran onto the field before kick off and slipped like a bunch of teenagers figuring out their roller skates. After two great spectacles
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11:41 AM BST DUNEDIN, New Zealand – The All Blacks managed to silence some of their critics with a scintillating second half performance against France in the third test on Saturday, but coach Steve Hansen was pleased it was just another step on the way to next year’s World Cup. The All Blacks fielded arguably
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Nov 8, 2017 ESPN staff The All Blacks and Springboks have already wrapped up their series, but there’s still plenty to play for in Australia as Ireland and the Wallabies play out the decider in Sydney. Ireland are looking to secure their first series win over the Wallabies in Australia in 39 years, while France
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7:18 PM BST It’s maybe a bit premature to suggest that Rassie Erasmus has a good idea of how the spine of his team is going to look like at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after only three Tests in charge of the Springboks. But it’s more than likely true. If fit, hookers
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11:31 AM BST South Africa and England enter Saturday’s third and final test at Newlands with very different mindsets as touring flyhalf Danny Cipriani prepares to take centre stage with a first test start in a decade. South Africa have already secured the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead, having extended England’s losing streak to
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5:24 AM BST The New Zealand-France Test series is reaching a spiky conclusion after All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen called on the tourists to quit complaining about the referees. Hansen ran out of patience after a French journalist suggested the hosts should put the Dave Gallaher Trophy up for grabs in the final Test
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