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Eddie Jones: Remember England As Second Best Team In The World


England head coach Eddie Jones was gracious in defeat as he commended South Africa for their outstanding performance in the World Cup final.  The Springboks bullied England for the majority of the game and powered their way to a 32-12 victory with tries courtesy of Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe while Handre Pollard chipped in with 22 points. England had …

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Major Blow For England As Kyle Sinckler Departs After Three Minutes

England were dealt a very heavy blow in the opening minutes of the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa with Kyle Sinckler substituted after three minutes. The highly-influential tighthead prop was knocked out cold when he ran into his teammate Maro Itoje’s shoulder in a tackle on Makazole Mapimpi and referee Jerome Garces immediately stopped the game. Sinckler was …

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Erasmus To Step Down From Head Coach Role Following World Cup

Rassie Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that he will step down from his role as South Africa head coach following the World Cup final on Saturday. However, the 47-year-old will remain as the country’s Director of Rugby with current defence coach Jacques Nienaber likely to take over as head coach. It was thought that Erasmus would stay in the role for the …

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World Rugby Announce Nominees For Breakthrough Player Of The Year

World Rugby

The nominees for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year have been announced with England, South Africa and France all represented. Joe Cokanasiga (England), Herschel Jantjies (South Africa) and Romain Ntamack (France) are all nominated following their eye-catching performances throughout the year. To be eligible for this award, players must have played less than one year of senior international …

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Italy Duo Lovotti & Quaglio Receive Ban Following Dangerous Clearout

Italy South Africa

Italy duo Andrea Lovotti and Nicola Quaglio have both received a three-game ban following their dangerous clearout on Duane Vermeulen during their loss to South Africa.  Lovotti received a straight red in the 42nd minute of the 49-3 loss following a nasty tip-tackle on Duane Vermeulen when Italy were only five metres from the South African try-line. The prop was …

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“It’s Pretty Obvious” – Hansen Accuses Springboks Of Pressurising Referee

Hansen Erasmus

New Zealand head coach Steven Hansen has accused his South African counterpart Rassie Erasmus of trying to influence referee Jerome Garces ahead of their titanic World Cup battle this weekend.  During a press conference on Wednesday, Erasmus commented that the era in which the All-Blacks benefit from marginal calls because they are the best in the world has ended. The …

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All Blacks & Springboks Fight To 16-16 Draw In Wellington

Springboks left it late to claw their way back into today’s Rugby Championship test showdown against the All Blacks as things ended on a score of 16-16. The South Africans will have every reason to feel encouraged despite sharing the spoils in Wellington on Saturday. From the get-go, it was apparent that the All Blacks still had some tightening up …

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