Sport: Rugby

The Lions have appeared in the last two Super Rugby finals, suffering an away defeat to the Wellington Hurricanes in 2016 and a home loss to Canterbury Crusaders last year.
Coaches and pundits have expressed concerns in recent weeks that the television match official (TMO) is becoming increasingly influential and undermining the on-field referee.
The Sharks were again at their opportunistic best when a beautiful break from Andre Esterhuizen set up a try for Kobus van Wyk in the 53rd minute.
Golden Lions topped the South African conference standings in Super Rugby for a third consecutive season by coming from behind to beat neighbours Northern Bulls 38-12 Saturday.
Captain Warren Whiteley says his team will step it up this Saturday when they take on the Bulls at Ellis Park.
On the international stage, he played for the Emerging Springboks against the British and Irish Lions in 2009 and won six full caps for South Africa.
Defeat virtually ended Argentine dreams of winning the South African conference and a late conversion rebounded off the post, robbing them of even a bonus point.
The Brumbies left the field without a point and no longer with a chance of making the play-offs.
SA Rugby are investing in the game, having recently concluded an under 16 and under 18 tournament.
Zimbabwe's rugby team players slept on the street outside of their hotel in Beja on Monday in protest at their perceived poor condition of the accommodation.
'We hope their term of office is a productive one and that we can continue with our good working relationship between SA Rugby and Sadru, an associate member of us.'
The Sables squad, coached by former Springbok boss Peter de Villiers, had their passports held for several hours upon entering Tunisia for this weekend's World Cup qualifier.
Former Zimbabwean Minister David Coltart said the team were stuck at the border after authorities confiscated player passports.
A fightback earned Coastal Sharks a 31-24 win over Golden Lions, ACT Brumbies upset Wellington Hurricanes 24-12 and Waikato Chiefs blew away Otago Highlanders 45-22.
The men from the Lowveld did well to hold off a resurgent Bulls outfit as the visitors outscored their hosts four tries to three.
Western Province beat Eastern Province 28-24 in the final to win the SA Rugby Girls under-18 tournament. 16 teams took part in the annual event.
SA Rugby seems to have all bases covered in growing the women's game.
A talented Sharks side began the season with plenty of promise after an encouraging Super Rugby campaign in 2017.
Speaking on behalf of the commentators and presenters, Owen Nkumane said they were happy with the way the process had been conducted.
The Boks crumbled 25-10 to the Red Rose in a dead-rubber final Test having already clinched the series with victories in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.
Johny May scored a late try in the corner after an excellent cross-field kick from flyhalf Danny Cipriani during the match between England and South Africa in Newlands on Saturday.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said he did not view the Ireland series as just a warm-up for the coming Rugby Championship.
Bok coach Rassie Erasmus accepted he "took a few gambles" and said he was "overall very disappointed about those things we could control that we didn't".
Jones told journalists at the Newlands stadium in Cape Town that England bounced back in the third and final Test as 'we handled the bigger moments better'. would like to send you push notifications.
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