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Watch: Willie Le Roux Makes An Absolute Hash Of Touching Down Easy Try Against Leinster

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Leinster and Wasps are facing off in the European Champions Cup quarter-final, in front of a packed Aviva Stadium. The hosts being heavy favourites, found themselves leading 8-0 during the second half. However, Wasps’ Willie Le Roux broke through and found himself on his own crossing the Leinster line. However, rather than simply touching down for the try, he decided …

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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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Scathing Player Ratings Highlight Sad State of South Africa Rugby

ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 19: Faf de Klerk of South Africa in action 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)

Italy edged out South Africa 20-18 in Florence on the weekend, in one of the more sensational results of the weekend. The win was Italy’s first ever against South Africa and their celebrations were suitably jubilant at full time. It was a story of David against Goliath, the strength of the collective and the seismic progress made by their nation …

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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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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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Kurtley Beale Could Be On The Verge Of A Dramatic Early Return To Australia

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Kurtley Beale was one of Wasps’ high profile summer signings. When Wasps announced the signing of Kurtley Beale, fans of the Coventry based club salivated over the idea of seeing the Wallaby international line up alongside the likes of Danny Cipriani, Willie le Roux and Elliot Daly. However it now appears the Beale could be about to leave Wasps sooner than expected, after …

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Wasps Eye Up Deal For Scottish Flanker

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Wasps have been very active in the transfer market this summer. After already signing 13 players this summer, it appears that Wasps may not yet be finished adding players to their squad ahead of the new season. Although Dai Young secured the services of quality backs such as Danny Cipriani, Kurtley Beale and Willie le Roux, they have so far been unable …

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A Northern Hemisphere Bound Super Rugby XV

European clubs are raiding the southern hemisphere for some of the game’s biggest names. With the Super Rugby season after coming to a conclusion, some of the southern hemisphere’s best players are already making their way north to join European clubs. Although this annual migration is nothing new, the age profile of the players leaving Super Rugby is clearly a …

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Concussion Rules Pat Lambie Out Of Springboks Squad

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Pat Lambie of South Africa makes a point during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The concussion sustained by Durban Sharks out-half Pat Lambie during South Africa’s first test with Ireland last June has prevented a return to action for the 25-year. Having been ruled ineligible for the Sharks playoff run-in for Super Rugby’s culmination after failing to make the minimum required appearances for the season, Lambie’s injury and subsequent inactivity have resulted in his …

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Willie Le Roux Omitted From Springboks Training Squad

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 09: Willie le Roux during the Super Rugby match between Cell C Sharks and Toyota Cheetahs at Growthpoint Kings Park on July 09, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The make-up of Allistair Coetzee’s 18-man ‘rehabilitation and conditioning’ squad has potentially given an insight into the head coaches mind frame regarding squad selection heading into the Rugby Championship. The training squad currently does not involve any foreign-based players or Lions players competing in this weekend’s Super Rugby final, but many of these players are poised to be included in …

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Willie Le Roux Handed Ban Following Aerial Challenge Against Ireland

Willie le Roux was lucky to escaped being sent off after challenging Tiernan O’Halloran in the air. Despite only receiving a yellow card for his aerial challenge on Ireland’s Tiernan O’Halloran yesterday, Citing Commissioner, James Absaloms, deemed the infringement worthy of a one week ban. Absaloms’ decision will anger Irish fans, who were demanding consistency from the match official following …

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Irish Fans Livid After Willie Le Roux Only Received A Yellow Card For Reckless Challenge

Willie Le Roux was lucky to remain on the field following an aerial challenge on Tiernan O’Halloran. In the aftermath of Ireland’s first test win over the Springboks, rugby fans across the world protested at Mathieu Raynal’s decision to send off CJ Stander following his challenge on Pat Lambie. Irish fans in particular highlighted the fact that there was no malicious intent …

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