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Uncapped Odogwu and Randall in England squad for Six Nations

Uncapped backs Paolo Odogwu and Harry Randall were both included in reigning champions England's 28-man squad for the Six Nations Championship announced Friday. Odogwu has impressed at centre and wing for Wasps this season. The 23-year-old could also represent Italy through his father but that...

Steyn, Jacobs star as Bulls reach Currie Cup final

Veteran Morne Steyn and rookie Stravino Jacobs starred as the Bulls reached the South African Currie Cup final Saturday (January 23) with a 26-21 victory over the Lions in Pretoria. Fly-half Steyn kicked a conversion and three penalties and winger...

Australia offers to host Lions’ South Africa tour: reports

Rugby Australia has offered to host this year's British and Irish Lions series against South Africa, reports said Monday (February 1). Fears have grown that the invitational side's highly anticipated tour could be cancelled as South Africa's Covid-19 cases ballooned...

Lions tour change would be ‘biggest disappointment in history’ for Springboks’ – Leyds

South Africa winger Dillyn Leyds said staging this year's British and Irish Lions tour in Australia rather than on home ground "would be the biggest disappointment" in the Springboks' history. Earlier this week Rugby Australia offered to host the eight...

Dramatic win for Sharks over Bulls in SA Currie Cup

Recent Sharks recruit Yaw Penxe scored a try brilliantly engineered by Curwin Bosch to snatch a 32-29 victory over the Bulls Saturday in a South African Currie Cup thriller. Fly-half Bosch spotted Penxe unmarked and delivered a perfectly weighted cross kick which...

South African Rugby insists 2021 Lions tour will go on

The British & Irish Lions tour in 2021 is still due to go ahead, although the door has now been opened for a possible date change. South Africa Rugby made clear in a statement on Monday that it...

A “No” to Africa, Asia and the “Global Game” as Beaumont re-elected World...

World Rugby voted down major changes that would position Africa and Asia at the centre of a far more "global" game as rugby's governing body returned its chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, to another four years at the helm. The 68-year-old...

Steyn stars as Cheetahs keep Currie Cup double hopes alive

Two-time Rugby World Cup winner Francois Steyn kicked 17 points as the Cheetahs overpowered the Sharks 37-10 Sunday (December 27) to bolster hopes of back-to-back South African Currie Cup titles. The 33-year-old centre converted tries by captain and lock Carl...

SA pro rugby returns to non-contact training

South Africa's top professional rugby teams returned to training Monday (July 20). While the initial lifting of restrictions applies only to non-contact training, the move nevertheless came as a huge relief to teams and players after months of lockdown...

England coach Jones signs new deal to 2023 World Cup

England coach Eddie Jones has agreed a contract extension which will see him continue in the role until the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Thursday. Jones, whose contract was set to expire in August...
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