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Sale Sharks Announce Signing Of Springbok Lood De Jager

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Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Springbok Lood De Jager.  De Jager will join up with Steve Diamond’s side ahead of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season after he finishes the current Super Rugby campaign with the Vodacom Bulls. If he is selected by Rassie Erasmus for South Africa’s World Cup campaign, the 26-year-old will join up with his new …

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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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Springboks Rugby Championship Squad Named: Le Roux And Lambie Return

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The Springboks have named their final squad for this year’s Rugby Championship with imminent Wasps full-back Willie Le Roux and Sharks fly-half Pat Lambie both included in Allister Coetzee’s 31-man squad. The Springboks also welcome back Lood de Jager (knee) and Julian Redelinghuys (hamstring) who return to the squad after their respective stints on the sideline. Redelinghuys returns from a hamstring injury sustained in the Springboks’ …

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Lions Coach Backs His Own Number 8 To Become Next Springboks Captain

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: Lions coach Johan Ackermann during the Super Rugby match between Emirates Lions and Southern Kings at Emirates Airline Park on July 08, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Johan Rynners/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Lions coach and former Springboks second-row Johan Ackerman believes that his side’s captain, Warren Whiteley, would be an excellent replacement to succeed Bulls hooker Adriaan Strauss as Springboks captain. Strauss, who was only named Springboks captain in May following the appointment of Allister Coetzee as head coach in April, announced his plans to retire from international rugby at the end …

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George Hook Column: How Will Joe Schmidt’s Changes Counteract The Expected ‘Boklash’

The lingering puzzle surrounding last weekend’s test result in Cape Town extends as much to the under-performing hosts as it does the triumphant visitors. For sheer bravery, a stubborn refusal to bow to the inevitable and a resolve that belied their desperate circumstances, Ireland deserve huge credit. But serious questions remain; how much of that opening test win can be …

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The Top Three Pairs Of Locks In Rugby

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 27: Maro Itoje of Saracens beats Joe Launchbury in the lineout during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Saracens at The Ricoh Arena on December 27, 2015 in Coventry, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

This Summer’s Internationals see the cream of world rugby’s second-rows on display. But who are the World’s best lock pairings? Here are probably the top three pairs of locks in the world: 1. Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick: To my mind, the best in the World. Since being paired together in 2012, the pair have won three Rugby Championships and a Rugby …

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South Africa Unveil Team To Face Ireland

Springbok Coach Allister Coetzee Portrait Session

Allister Coetzee has named his first Springbok squad. Alastair Coetzee has ushered in his reign as South African coach, by selecting six players who were not involved at the World Cup. However of the six, only Faf de Klerk is the only uncapped player named in the Springboks XV. Although South Africa were involved in a dispute over Duane Vermeulen’s release from …

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Watch: Springbok Teammates Engage In Fist Fight One Day After South African Squad Is Named

Super Rugby Rd 14 - Stormers v Cheetahs

Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager came to blows during the Stormers win over the Cheetahs. Just one day after Allister Coetzee ushered in a new era for the Springboks, two of South Africa’s more experienced internationals exchanged blows during the game between the Stormers and Cheetahs. As Coetzee’s squad includes nine uncapped players, the new Springbok coach would have been hoping his …

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Five Reasons Why Ireland Can Stun The Springboks This Summer

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 19: Joe Schmidt the head coach of Ireland watches over his team warm up prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Ireland head down to South Africa in June for a three-test series with a genuine chance of earning a first ever series win in one of rugby’s toughest tours. Here Hefin Jones looks at five reasons why Ireland can stun the Boks this Summer. _____ 1. South Africa’s Lack Of Preparation Time New coach Allister Coetzee will only have ten weeks …

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The Telegraph’s Wonder Kid XV

This up and coming XV will get supporters very excited about the future. Writing in The Telegraph, Mick Cleary selected a world XV made up of players who have not yet earned more than 20 caps and are under 25 years of age. While some will argue that Cleary has included too many English players in his selection, it must …

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Pundit Arena Team Of The Rugby World Cup

2015 will go down as perhaps the greatest Rugby World Cup to date, with thrills, spills, and plenty of upsets throughout the month in England. As we look back at the tournament, the debate as to whom performed the best is raging, so naturally we compiled our team of the World Cup, taking every game into account with equal weighting. As …

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New Zealand v South Africa: 3 Key Clashes

New Zealand and South Africa will do battle in the World Cup Semi Final on Saturday. Familiarity breeds contempt. And there is no more contemptuous relationship in world rugby than the All Blacks and the ‘Boks. The pair have met each other 90 times down the years, and South Africa are the only team to be able to boast a …

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