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NZ Media Claim Nigel Owens Mistake “Killed The All Blacks”

Nigel Owens during the match

A report in the NZ Herland claims that a decision, or lack of decision, from Nigel Owens at the end of South Africa’s incredible win over the All Blacks cost Steve Hansen’s side the game or in other words, “killed the All Blacks”.  After the midway point of the second half, when Aphiwe Dyantyi’s try put the Springboks 24-36 in front, …

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Erasmus Heavily Criticised For ‘Ruthless’ Substitution

The honeymoon period of Rassie Erasmus’ time in charge of the Springboks looks to be well and truly over as the former Munster Director of Rugby has overseen two disappointing back-to-back defeats to Argentina and most recently, the Wallabies.  South Africa were 7-15 in front during the first half at the Suncorp Stadium but a litany of unforced errors saw the …

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Watch: RG Snyman Laughs Maniacally As Wallabies Try To Get A Piece

The Wallabies have recorded their first win of the 2018 Rugby Championship thanks to a tight 23-18 victory at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.  Michael Cheika’s side found themselves 17-18 down at halftime after an error-strewn opening 40 minutes but an improved second-half performance saw the home side eke out a win. The pressure was on Cheika going into this game after …

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Cheika Drops Bernard Foley For Must-Win Clash With Springboks

Bernard Foley was dropped Thursday in a major backline shake-up by the Wallabies, with the Springboks also ringing in the changes for a match they are both desperate to win after recent crushing Rugby Championship defeats. Australia have lost six of their past seven games and ceded the Bledisloe Cup to New Zealand for the 16th consecutive year after a …

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Four Forwards To Watch During The Rugby Championship

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17: David Pocock of the Wallabies looks on during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at nib Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Rugby Championship gets underway this weekend with New Zealand going in as heavy favourites once again. Australia and South Africa will be competitive whilst Argentina will want to show some improvement after some poor recent form. As rugby is a game that “starts up front” we look at four forwards who will have an impact on the upcoming competition: …

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Eddie Jones Is “Absolutely Loving” The Pressure He Finds Himself Under

England head into Saturday’s dead-rubber clash with the Springboks with nothing but pride on the line as they aim to avoid a series whitewash against Rassie Erasmus’ new-look team.  It’s been a difficult year for England. A second from bottom finish in the Six Nations which began their current five-Test match losing streak has left supporters severely concerned to where this …

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Eddie Jones Makes Two Changes To England Team To Face South Africa

Eddie Jones has made two changes to his starting XV for the second Test between South Africa and England in Bloemfontein.  Jones has drafted in Brad Shields and Joe Launchbury as he hopes those players make the desired impact to avoid a fifth consecutive Test defeat after the 42-39 loss on Saturday. Shields will be making his second appearance and …

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Brad Shields Named In England Squad For Springboks Clash

Eddie Jones has named his matchday 23 which will take on the Springboks in Johannesburg on Saturday.  Jones has opted to include Brad Shields and the Hurricanes man looks set to win his first cap for England from the bench. The side features seven players in the starting XV who played in the Premiership final between Saracens and the Exeter …

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Three Debuts In Springboks Team To Take On England

Rassie Erasmus has named his Springboks team which will take on England in Johannesburg on Saturday.  Three debutants are included in the starting XV with S’busiso Nkosi and Aphiwe Dyantyi starting on the wings while RG Snyman will win his first cap from the second-row. Faf de Klerk and Willie le Roux start at scrum-half and full-back respectively and both men …

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