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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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South Africa Win Paris Rugby Sevens To Pip Fiji For World Series

South Africa dramatically retained their overall World Sevens Series title by beating England in the final of the last of 10 tournaments on Sunday. The Blitzboks’ 24-14 victory in Paris ensured they overhauled Fiji in the overall standings by 182 to 180 points. It was only their second tournament victory out of 10 in the 2017/18 season compared to Fiji’s …

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South Africa Trim Squad For Upcoming England Tests

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus trimmed his squad to 33 players Sunday for the remaining two Tests against England after taking a 1-0 series lead this weekend. Prop Ox Nche, lock Jason Jenkins and loose forwards Kwagga Smith and Nizaam Carr have been released from the original squad chosen for a one-off Wales Test and the England series. Another prop, …

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France Accept Remy Grosso Fracture Was Result Of An Accident

France backtracked Sunday on claims of “dangerous” and “illegal” play by the All Blacks and accepted the double head fracture that put Remy Grosso in hospital was the result of an accident. The try-scoring wing was smashed in a tackle by All Blacks Sam Cane and Ofa Tu’ungafasi during the hosts’ overwhelming 52-11 victory in Auckland on Saturday. Cane was …

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South Africa Mount Stunning Comeback Against England In First Test After Early Trouncing

England were in action today against the Springboks in Johannesburg. The first Test of a three match series started in explosive fashion. Targeting a first win in South Africa since 2000, Eddie Jones’ side stormed into an early 24-3 lead over South Africa. Elliot Daly got the visitors on the scoreboard with a stonking penalty from 60 yards, and Mike Brown …

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Injured Springboks Du Plessis, Steyn Out Of England Series

France-based South Africans Bismarck du Plessis and Francois Steyn have withdrawn from the three-Test home series against England because of injuries, SA Rugby said Wednesday. Hooker Du Plessis and inside centre Steyn were injured playing for Montpellier in the French Top 14 final defeat by Castres last Saturday. “Both went for further investigations and specialist opinions and it was decided …

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All Blacks Name Team To Take On France In First Test

The New Zealand XV which will line out against France has been announced. The first test of the Steinlager Series takes place against the visiting French at Eden Park, Auckland, this Saturday, June 9. Debutant Karl Tu’inukuafe has been handed a place on the bench by head coach Steve Hansen. Elsewhere, Samuel Whitelock will captain the Test side for the second time in his …

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