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The Premiership Fixtures For The New Season Have Been Released

With a new title sponsor on board, there is a sense of new a new beginning for the Premiership or the Gallagher Premiership as it is now formally known.  League organisers held a huge event this morning atop the BT Tower in London as the fixtures for the 2018/19 were released. Here are the fixtures for the opening weekend with …

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Rassie Erasmus Rapidly Transforming Springboks’ Racial Balance

Rassie Erasmus is emerging not only as an astute coach of South Africa but also shaming many of his predecessors by rapidly transforming the racial balance of the team. When the triumphant Springboks tackle England in a dead-rubber third Test in Cape Town Saturday, a record-equalling seven black players will be in a once whites-only side. Integration of black players …

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Joe Marler Set To Start For England In Cape Town

England loosehead prop Joe Marler is set to start in the dead-rubber final Test against South Africa this Saturday after first-choice Mako Vunipola returned home. An England Rugby statement said Vunipola, who started in the first two Tests, had quit the tour for “family reasons’ as agreed before the team flew to South Africa. Marler came off the bench as …

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Is Eddie Jones Losing His Touch As England Coach?

Even New Zealand suffer defeat now again, but losing five matches in a row is a worrying sign for a team with ambitions of dethroning the champion All Blacks at next year’s World Cup in Japan. Yet that is the position an England side coached by Eddie Jones are in after Saturday’s 42-39 defeat by South Africa in Johannesburg. It …

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