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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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Wales Coach Warren Gatland Make Five Changes In Starting XV To Face South Africa

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 24: Wales coach Warren Gatland (r) raises a smile during training ahead of their International tomorrow against The New Zealand All Blacks at Principality Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales coach Warren Gatland has made a handful of changes for this weekend’s clash against the Springboks – including a debut at centre. That particular honour goes to Hadleigh Parkes. The 30-year-old New Zealand native, at Scarlets since 2014, has qualified under residency law and comes in for Owen Williams to partner his namesake Scott. 🔈Team announcement: Wales make 5 …

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‘Couldn’t Negotiate A Piss Up In A Brewery’ – Senator Blasts Failed World Cup Bid

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The fall-out from Ireland’s failed bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup has continued today, after yesterday’s announcement that France will stage the tournament. The Irish were the lowest ranked country in the official World Rugby recommendation last month, and yesterday received the fewest votes from the council members. Ireland were favourites throughout the process, and many stretched so far …

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The 2023 Rugby World Cup Host Has Been Announced

TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 02: Webb Ellis Cup is seen during the Rugby World Cup 2019 match schedule announcement at Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa on November 2, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)

Today, World Rugby has announced that the 2023 World Cup will be hosted by France.  Following the official recommendation two weeks ago that the tournament should be hosted by South Africa, Ireland and France had vowed to keep fighting until the fat lady was in full voice. That is very much the case today, as the governing body have announced that France have …

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