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Springbok World Cup Winning Duo To Join Munster Next Season [Report]

Damian De Allende Munster

According to reports this evening, Munster are set to sign two World Cup-winning Springboks ahead of the 2020/21 season.  The Irish Times report that Munster have secured the signature of powerful centre Damian de Allende. The 27-year-old scored a crucial try in the Boks’ semi-final victory over Wales before putting in a solid defensive shift against England in the final. …

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England & South Africa Name Teams For World Cup Final

England South Africa Teams

England and South Africa have named their teams for Saturday’s 2019 Rugby World Cup final at the Yokohama Stadium.  Eddie Jones has named an unchanged starting XV from the side which brilliantly dispatched the All Blacks in the semi-final. This means that Jones will continue with the 10-12 partnership of George Ford and Owen Farrell. There is a change on …

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England Go Top Of The World Ahead Of World Cup Final

World Rugby rankings

England are now ranked as the number one side in the world after their excellent win over the All Blacks on Saturday in the Rugby World Cup semi-final.  Of course, there are much bigger prizes at stake for Eddie Jones and his side as they aim to lift the Webb Ellis trophy for the first time since 2003 when they …

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Warren Gatland Thinks England May Have Peaked Too Early

Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland admits that he was highly impressed with England’s performance as they dethroned the All Blacks in Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.  Gatland will have to contend with a third-place playoff against Steve Hansen’s side next Friday but when quizzed on what he thinks will happen during Saturday’s final, the Wales head coach suggested that Eddie Jones’ side may have …

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Times, Dates & Venues For World Cup Final & 3rd Place Playoff

World Cup Final time

After five weeks of Rugby World Cup action, we finally know who will be contesting the final on November 2.  England will meet South Africa where both sides will be hoping to lift the Webb Ellis trophy for the first time since 2003 and 2007, respectively. This will also be a repeat of the 2007 final. The dreaded third-place playoff …

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World Rugby Confirm Referees For Semi-Finals But Peyper Misses Out

Referee semi-finals

World Rugby have confirmed the referees who will take charge of this weekend’s semi-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Nigel Owens (Wales) will take charge of England versus New Zealand on Saturday (17:00 JST) with Romain Poite and Pascal Gaüzère (both France) as assistant referees and Marius Jonker (South Africa) as TMO. Jérôme Garcès (France) will referee Wales versus …

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South African Winger Charged With Multiple Anti-Doping Offences

aphiwe dyantyi

Springboks winger Aphiwe Dyantyi has been dealt a blow with the news that his B-sample which was tested for banned substances came back positive according to sources. The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport have confirmed the news. This follows Dyantyi testing positive for a prohibited substance on July 2. The 2018 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year, …

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Erasmus Confirms Role For Felix Jones In Springboks Setup

Felix Jones

Director of Coaching of South Africa Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, has confirmed that former Munster coach Felix Jones will take up a role in the Springboks setup for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  South Africa have been without an attack coach in recent weeks since the departure of Swys de Bruin from the coaching staff. Jones recently left Munster as the …

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Felix Jones Set To Be Appointed New Springboks Attack Coach

Former Munster coach Felix Jones is set to be appointed as the Springboks’ new attack coach according to a report in Independent Online, a South African publication.  Jones recently resigned from his position as an assistant coach with Munster with former Wallabies attack coach Stephen Larkham replacing him. Of course, Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus was the former Director of …

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Springbok Aphiwe Dyantyi Tests Positive For Banned Substance

Aphiwe Dyantyi

South Africa winger Aphiwe Dyantyi has tested positive for a banned substance.  The 24-year-old has requested the testing of a ‘B’ sample after he tested positive for a banned substance when he provided a urine sample on July 2 while attending a Springboks training camp. The sample returned positive for a banned substance on August 14 as reported by Sport24. …

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