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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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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France-based South Africans Bismarck du Plessis and Francois Steyn have withdrawn from the three-Test home series against England because of injuries, SA Rugby said Wednesday.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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Wales The Big Movers After Latest World Rugby Rankings Update

Wales have arrived in Argentina ahead of their two-Test series against Los Pumas in San Juan and Santa Fe over the next two weekends.  Warren Gatland’s side go into those fixtures with a win under their belt after they overcame an inexperienced Springboks side 22-20 at the RFK Stadium in Washington D.C on Saturday. However, the clashes against Argentina will …

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Gatland Confident Of Bright Future As Elias’ Late Try Lifts Wales Over Springboks

Warren Gatland believes his young players showed Welsh rugby has a bright future after they held on to secure a dramatic 22-20 victory over South Africa at Washington’s RFK Stadium on Saturday. The game in the American capital had its critics, with both sides fielding inexperienced line-ups ahead of their Test series with Argentina and England respectively. Gatland had hit …

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Montpellier Have More Springbok Caps Than South Africa This Weekend

Montpellier will face off against Castres on Saturday evening in the Top 14 final at the Stade de France in Paris.  Montpellier are heavy favourites for the clash and that’s no surprise when you look at the amount of international talent they have at their disposal. In addition to the heavy South African presence in the starting XV, the French outfit …

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The Springboks Release Their New Kit Ahead Of Season Start

It’s a new era for South African rugby – a new coaching ticket spearheaded by Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber, the removal of the overseas selection policy and a new captain in Siya Kolisi has provided some much-needed hope ahead of the 2019 World Cup.  The Springboks’ 2018 season begins this weekend when they take on Wales in Washington D.C …

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Seven Uncapped Players In Springboks Team To Take On Wales

Rassie Erasmus has named his first matchday 23 as Springboks Director Of Rugby for this weekend’s clash with Wales which is taking place in Washington D.C.  Travis Ismaiel, Makazole Mapimpi, Andre Esterhuizen, Ivan van Zyl, Kwagga Smith, Jason Jenkins and Ox Nche will all be receiving their first caps as they are named in the starting XV. The side will be …

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