Sport: Rugby

The highly rated 26-year-old captained Wellington Hurricanes to a Super Rugby title in 2016 and led the side against the British and Irish Lions this year.
South Africa were making good yardage with almost every possession and their ball carriers regularly punched holes in a back-peddling French defence.
The All Blacks outscored their hosts three tries to two but were given a tough test by a side who are still to beat them in 33 meetings.
Australia had two potential tries disallowed on replay, as they suffered a first defeat in eight tests.
Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth mentioned that following the loss to Ireland in Dublin last Saturday, the team sat down and had an honest and tough discussion.
It’s been a tough week for South African rugby.
Former Springbok Dick Muir will be responsible for the team’s attack and backline play for the 2018 rugby season.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee handed a first Test start to prop Wilco Louw, while Francois Venter has been selected at inside centre.
New Zealand have maintained an historic aura of invincibility against the Scots.
O'Shea made just two changes on the bench with lock Federico Ruzza taking Marco Lazzaroni's place and Tito Tebaldi coming in for scrum-half Edoardo Gori.
Farrell was rested as England launched their November campaign with a 21-8 win over Argentina at Twickenham last weekend.
Australia will be seeking to record their first win over England since knocking them out of the 2015 World Cup with a 33-13 pool victory at Twickenham.
France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in a huge surprise after the Council of the sport's governing body went against the recommendations of South Africa.
SA hosted and won the tournament back in 1995 and were firm favorites to host the tournament after World Rugby recommended the country before the last leg of the voting process.
The announcement will take place in London 200 years after the invention of the game of rugby by William Webb Ellis.
Following last Saturday’s historic heaviest-ever loss to Ireland in Dublin, coach Allister Coetzee is expected to make at least three personnel changes.
The public have been urged to wear green in support of South Africa’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
France has not beaten New Zealand on home soil since a 42-33 win in Marseille in November 2000.
Following a stellar year for international rugby, the shortlists for the ultimate accolade feature players who have excited and inspired fans with their feats in 2017.
Beale shared the photograph with some 66,000 Instagram followers alongside the caption: 'When you rock up to the party feeling a little overdressed.'
The Zimbabwe-born Mujati played for Ospreys (still there presently), Sale Sharks, Racing 92, Northampton Saints, Lions, Western Province and the Stormers.
Another week, another unwanted record for Springbok coach Allister Coetzee and his team.
The Business Day on Monday morning ran a story headlined ‘Coetzee in line for the boot’ and the report says SA Rugby has lost patience with the beleaguered coach.
Springboks coach Allister Coetzee gave credit to the Irish for being 'clinical' but admitted virtually nothing that had worked well in training had been played out on the pitch. would like to send you push notifications.
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