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Springboks given 48 hours to decide on Rugby Championship

Rugby Oct 14, 2020

Springboks given 48 hours to decide on Rugby Championship

Rugby Championship organizers SANZAAR have given World Cup champion South Africa an additional 48 hours to decide whether they will compete in the four-nation tournament in Australia from next month. Australia, Argentina and New Zealand are locked in but the participation of the Springboks, the ...

New Zealand expecting 47,000-strong crowd for second Bledisloe test

Rugby Oct 13, 2020

New Zealand expecting 47,000-strong crowd for second Bledisloe test

New Zealand Rugby is expecting a "near-capacity" crowd of some 47,000 to pack into Auckland's Eden Park for the second Bledisloe Cup international against Australia on Sunday. Pictures of 31,000 fans without masks cheering on the three-time world champions in the first test in Wellington ...

Springboks delay decision on Rugby Championship participation

Rugby Oct 11, 2020

Springboks delay decision on Rugby Championship participation

The participation of world champion South Africa in the 2020 Rugby Championship hangs in the balance after a statement released Saturday said a decision would be made next week. A coronavirus-induced ban on international sport by the South African government was lifted recently and the ...

New coaches pick new players in Wallabies and All Blacks squads

Rugby Oct 9, 2020

New coaches pick new players in Wallabies and All Blacks squads

New All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has selected Richie Mo’unga at flyhalf and included three new caps on the bench in his squad for Sunday’s first Bledisloe Cup test against Australia. Foster opted for the in-form Mo’unga at No. 10 ahead of the incumbent ...

Former Japan international Hiroki Yuhara dies at 36

Rugby Sep 30, 2020

Former Japan international Hiroki Yuhara dies at 36

Hiroki Yuhara, a former member of the Japan national side and the Toshiba Brave Lupus forwards coach, died at the age of 36 on Monday, the Top League club announced. The cause of death has not been revealed, although sources with knowledge of the incident ...

South Africa pulls teams from Super Rugby to play in Europe

Rugby Sep 30, 2020

South Africa pulls teams from Super Rugby to play in Europe

The South African Rugby Union decided Tuesday to withdraw its top club teams from Super Rugby in favor of playing in Europe's PRO14 league, and blamed New Zealand for the sudden breakup of the southern hemisphere competition. The decision was made after a vote of ...