Sport: Rugby

One of a few Sharks players to boast the honour of playing 100 games for one franchise in both Super Rugby and Currie Cup, has decided to hang up his boots.
Just a day after being included in the Lions team, captain Warren Whiteley failed a fitness test.
Israel Folau wrote on social media this month that God's plan for gay people was hell unless they repented.
The Blitzboks lost to England in their bronze medal play-off on Sunday at the Gold Coast in Australia.
The visitors stormed into an early lead and took a 33-0 lead into the second half after laying the foundation with a dominant first-half performance.
The Pretoria-based side was dominant at scrum time, while their outstanding defence prevented the Sharks from achieving any real go-forward momentum.
Toulon, coached by former Montpellier boss Fabien Galthie, stayed comfortably on course for the play-offs with just two matches left in the regular season.
Clayton Blommetjies scored the game's first try and set up the second as the hosts made the most of their early territory and possession dominance.
Bulls captain, Burger Odendaal, said they could not afford to lose momentum again during the next couple of weeks.
Sharks coach Robert du Preez said he felt the need to make consistent selections.
Proudfoot, who was part of the Springbok coaching team the past two years as scrum coach, will take over from Pieter de Villiers.
Johan Goosen has been training with the Free State side in an effort to ensure he is ready to join new French club Montpellier later this year.
No action was taken against the devout Christian after he was summoned to a meeting with Rugby Australia over a controversial post on Instagram last week.
Springbok Sevens captain in Hong Kong Dewald Human describes his team’s effort as courageous.
The Blitzboks led 19-5 at the break, but a second half fightback from the defending champion Fijians helped the side secure their spot in the final.
Zairean winger Madosha Tambwe scored three tries in the opening 12 minutes.
The Blitzboks are through to the Hong Kong Sevens quarter-finals.
Fresh from an Australian derby victory over the ACT Brumbies in Canberra, the Waratahs scored seven tries, while the struggling Sunwolves grabbed four.
he 26th Annual General Meeting of SA Rugby saw Mark Alexander re-elected as President. His deputy, Francois Davids also retained his position.
The South Africans started brightly in the final against China as Unathi Mali picked up a loose pass and scored, with Zenay Jordaan adding the conversion to secure a 7-0 lead.
The Sharks were up 37-31 with 90 seconds to go and appeared poised for victory but the Hurricanes maintained possession and Ngani Laumape's try made it 37-36.
The Lions have had it tough lately after losing three in a row, including going down to the Canterbury Crusaders in a repeat of last year's final.
Wallabies star Israel Folau made the comment this week to an Instagram follower who asked him what was "God's plan for gay people?"
Adriaan Strauss marked a South African rugby landmark in amazing style and New Zealand sides continued their iron grip over their Australian counterparts.
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