Sport: Rugby

Allister Coetzee has stuck with Elton Jantjies at flyhalf, despite the Lions star missing out on some of the Boks’ tour preparations.
The match is the first of four Castle Lager Outgoing Tour Tests that also include internationals against France, Italy and Wales.
The Springboks tackle Ireland in Dublin this Saturday, followed by France in Paris, Italy in Padova and Wales in Cardiff on consecutive weekends.
South Africa had produced a “superb bid” and was the “clear leader” on a competitive tendering process to host the tournament.
The Boks will kick off their end-of-year tour this weekend, which will be followed by clashes against France, Italy and Wales.
Ireland will host fifth-placed South Africa in Dublin while France face up to New Zealand at the Stade de France in Paris.
The Boks will kick off their tour to Europe with a highly-anticipated clash against Ireland this Saturday.
Going into the break 13-3 up, Connacht were never likely to relinquish their lead as they recorded their fourth win in a row.
The Australians simply had too much strike for the home side though, running in nine tries in an assured 33-point victory.
While enjoying significant periods with ball in hand, Canada lacked the ability to prise open the Maori defence.
The game of rugby is played around the world but it’s lesser known that there’s also an aquatic version of the sport.
The Wallabies scored five unanswered tries in the first half to put the game beyond Japan’s reach.
The French federation president said the report favouring South Africa is full of blatant errors due to incompetence.
The Sharks confirmed the signing of flyhalf Robert du Preez from the Stormers on Thursday.
The Barbarians will be inspired by their last clash against the All Blacks in 2009. On that day the Barbarians stunned the All Blacks to win at Twickenham.
Julian Savea boasts one of the best strike-rates in Test history, with a remarkable 46 tries in just 54 internationals.
The All Blacks are scheduled to face their old southern hemisphere foes in Yokohama on September 21, a day after hosts Japan kick off the competition.
Ireland’s Bid Team, which developed and submitted its bid to host the World Cup, says it will compete until the final decision is made on November 15.
South Africa was named in preference to fellow bidders France and Ireland as the candidate best able to fulfil the agreed criteria laid out by World Rugby.
Japan will host the next tournament in 2019.
The 22-year-old son of former Springboks scrum-half Robert du Preez sustained the injury playing for Sharks in the Currie Cup final last Saturday.
Jan Serfontein, having now featured in 35 Tests for the Boks, does meet the recently-introduced 30-cap eligibility ruling for overseas-based players.
There were reports the NSW Waratahs backrower had badly torn a hamstring, but Cheika was reluctant to go into specifics.
Ederies Arendse scored three of the nine tries for Griquas as they booked their spot in the Currie Cup Premier Division once again next season. would like to send you push notifications.
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