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England Slip To Two-Year Low In Latest World Rugby Rankings

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 09: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, shakes hands with team captain Owen Farrell (R) after their defeat during the first test match between South Africa and England at Elllis Park on June 9, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s poor form in 2018 has seen them slip out of the World Rugby rankings top three. Eddie Jones’ side began their South African tour with a 42-39 defeat to the Springboks in Johannesburg – their fourth test defeat in a row – and having fallen behind Ireland earlier in the year, England have slipped below Australia into fourth place. It is …

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England Include Danny Cipriani In 34-Man South Africa Tour Squad

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Danny Cipriani of England looks on after the England XV v Barbarians match at Twickenham Stadium on May 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Danny Cipriani has returned to the England fold after an absence of nearly three years. The Wasps fly-half has not played for England since August 2015, but has been named in Eddie Jones’ squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Newcastle Falcons’ Mark Wilson also returns after a year on the international sidelines, while Bully Vunipola is also in …

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Three More South African Teams To Join Guinness PRO14

Following its expansion this year, it has been reported that three more teams will join the Guinness PRO14 by the 2020/21 season. Two new teams, the Southern Kings and Cheetahs, joined the ranks of the tournament just prior to the start of the ongoing 2017/18 season, bolstering the level of South African representation and now, according to reports made by Wales …

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Munster Lose Another Backroom Team Member To The Springboks

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After losing director of rugby Rassie Erasmus and defence coach Jaques Nienaber to the South African national side, Munster are saying farewell to a third member of staff who heads off to join the Springboks. Head of athletic performance Aled Walters has been at the Thomond Park side since 2012, but will depart in March to link up with South Africa. …

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The Sharks Nail It With Their New Range Of 2018 Super Rugby Jerseys

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The Sharks have unveiled their new range of jerseys for the 2018 season – complete with a superhero alternate in addition to their first and second kits. The South African side unveiled the jerseys this week ahead of the new Super Rugby season, with Canterbury in charge of their manufacture. According to the information released by the Sharks with the …

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Wales Dig Deep For Dramatic Victory Over South Africa In Cardiff

CARDIFF, WALES - DECEMBER 02: Leigh Halfpenny of Wales kicks a penalty during the international match match between Wales and South Africa at Principality Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

It’s no secret that Wales have struggled in their Autumn internationals in recent years, failing to overcome New Zealand or Australia time and time again. However, they have capped off a mixed campaign this year with victory over South Africa. The bruised Springboks came to Cardiff aiming to finish 2017 on a high. Having defeated France in a series clean sweep …

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