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Five Key Match-Ups To Savour In Lions Vs New Zealand Maori Battle

After two defeats already in the 2017 Tour, the Lions are under pressure to get back on track, with the first Test match in Auckland fast approaching. A powerful Lions first team will take on an electric New Zealand Maori selection in Rotorua on Saturday. So which player match ups will see sparks fly in New Zealand’s famous volcanic region? …

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Springboks Analysis: Would An Overseas XV Beat A Domestic XV?

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 08: Francois Louw of South Africa during the The Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at Growthpoint Kings Park on October 08, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Former Springbok coach Jake White questioned South Africa’s policy on picking overseas players in a recent column for All Out Rugby. The South African Rugby Union recently introduced a new policy on overseas players, that would not allow those with under 30 caps to be picked for the Springboks, outside of a World Cup year. In his column, White stated: “Whenever …

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Habana Dropped By South Africa As Coetzee Makes Changes

ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 19: Bryan Habana of South Africa shows his dejection during the international match between Italy v South Africa at Stadio Olimpico on November 19, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

South Africa head coach has included 3 debutants in a much changed side for Saturday’s must-win game against Wales. Most notably, Bryan Habana has not been included in the squad, prompting questions to be asked about Coetzee’s selection, as Habana is dropped for the first time in his career when fit, being replaced by uncapped Jamba Ulengo on the wing. …

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Blow For Springboks As Pivotal Lock Is Ruled Out Of Wales Test

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Eben Etzebeth of South Africa receives medical treatment during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on November 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Eben Etzebeth is set to miss another international as he has failed to recover from a concussion sustained against England. Etzebeth also missed last Saturday’s loss to Italy, and with a serious lack of momentum the Springboks will need all the experience the 25-year-old has to offer. However, Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee only had bad news to report on …

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Match Preview: England V South Africa

Eddie Jones’ England go in search of their first win over the Springboks, and the country’s first victory against South Africa since almost a decade ago. On the other side of this fascinating contest, the men in green are hoping to put their so-far poor 2016 behind them with a galvanising performance at Twickenham. Coach Allister Coetzee has made ten …

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England Hit With Yet Another Second Row Injury

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Courtney Lawes of Northampton wins the lineout during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs at Franklin's Gardens on September 30, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England have already lost Maro Itoje and George Kruis to injury. Although South Africa maybe at a low ebb at the moment, the one area of the field where they remain a real threat to England is in the second row. Together, both Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager form one of the most formidable partnerships in world rugby. Therefore, supporters were …

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Would Signing Eben Etzebeth Really Help Bristol’s Season?

South Africa's lock Eben Etzebeth transports the ball during the captain's run at Padre Ernesto Martearena stadium in Salta, Argentina on August 26, 2016, on the eve of a Rugby Championship second round match against Argentina's Los Pumas. / AFP / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite being one of England’s most financially able clubs, results have not been going Bristol’s way this season. Indeed with 6 domestic losses out of 6, things need to change dramatically to avoid a quick return to Championship rugby. In an attempt to delay this demotion, Bristol have been in contact with several world-class players over the last several weeks, most …

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Saracens Confirm Eben Etzebeth Will Not Be Joining The Club

Super Rugby Rd 17 - Stormers v Lions

Saracens were believed to be close to signing Eben Etzebeth on a short term deal. Last Monday rugby fans were shocked to read that Saracens were close to signing Eben Etzebeth on a short term contract. The deal would have seen the South African second row in join the European Champions for two months following the Springboks’ November schedule against …

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