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Hooker Akker van der Merwe and scrumhalf Louis Schreuder did not travel with the 26-man squad.
The win also rounded off a great weekend for Australian sevens rugby after they also lifted the women's title on home soil.
With luxurious manes, short horns and faces that appear to be shaped like rugby balls, mascots "Ren" and "G" are inspired by "shishi," the mythical lion-like figure.
The 29-year-old has now been replaced in Warren Gatland's squad by the uncapped Tomos Williams.
Seabelo Senatla became the quickest player to reach the double-century mark of HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tries.
The BokSmart rugby safety course equips coaches and referees with the knowledge and skills to apply safe rugby techniques and basic medical and injury prevention practices.
Friday saw London club Saracens confirm the severity of the luckless Vunipola's latest injury following a consultation with a medical specialist.
"I watched the match. They told me he said things but I did not hear them," said Brunel.
Under coach Allister Coetzee, the Boks have managed a mere 11 wins from 25 Tests, while slipping back to sixth place in the world rankings.
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said that the process had already begun to identify an alternative partner.
Northampton, who have no chance of qualifying for the last eight, ran in five tries courtesy of Teimana Harrison, Nafi Tuitavake, Ben Foden, Ken Pisi and Cobus Reinach.
Coach Rory Duncan has announced his team to take on Benetton at the Stadio Monigo in Treviso Italy.
The explosive ball carrier made 82 appearances for the Blue Bulls, skippering the side to the Currie Cup Final in 2016 to underline his credentials as an effective leader.
Delport, a former captain of the Blitzboks, has been elevated to the Women’s Sevens role after serving as SA Rugby Sevens Academy assistant coach in recent seasons.
Rhodes told The Telegraph that he wouldn’t hesitate to grab the opportunity to play for his adopted country.
Haskell was a regular in the back row during Jones' first year in charge before a toe injury and a loss of form.
After suffering seven consecutive defeats, Saracens produced a commanding display at Welford Road to climb to second in the table behind leaders Exeter.
Born in the Eastern Cape, he represented the University of Fort Hare and the Border Rugby Union (1970 -74) in his formative playing years.
The New Zealand-born 28-year-old only arrived from Hurricanes in October but broke his arm against Lyon in November.
After starring for the Lions in Super Rugby, Marx went on to establish himself as the Boks’ incumbent hooker in 2017.
Respected French rugby newspaper Midi Olympique featured Kolbe in their review of French rugby signings this season.
Officially, Bordeaux are saying nothing but Brunel's English backs coach Rory Teague seemed to confirm the news.
A veteran of 67 games for Australia including 27 Test matches, Catchpole passed away peacefully on Thursday evening in Sydney.
Wasps never allowed the visitors to develop their attacking game and La Rochelle scored their first and only points when Brock James kicked a penalty on the hour mark. would like to send you push notifications.
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