Sport: Rugby

Jozi Cats chairperson, Chris Verrijdt, said: “To date, there have been no openly gay rugby players or officials in high-level rugby in the country.
Bulls prop Conraad van Vuuren pleaded guilty to the charge on an illegal tackle against on Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie in the 67th minute.
Steve Hansen's contract with the All Blacks expires after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
The Japanese team were leading 10 minutes from time having played innovative and enterprising rugby, but ultimately fell just short.
Flyhalf Lima Sopoaga added a try and slotted two late penalties for the home side, who moved to the top of the New Zealand conference with their third straight victory.
Bastareaud, who will be winning his 45th cap, steps up following an injury to Guilhem Guirado, but warned that he might not be as vocal as the hooker.
The Chiefs looked shell-shocked in the face of the relentless Bulls' attack and were heavily penalised by referee Shuhei Kubo but stayed in the game.
A video has gone viral on social media showing a couple of male fans beating up a woman at the match.
The draw for the 12 participating teams was held in Hong Kong this week, and South Africa was named in Pool A with Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Mexico.
Meanwhile fullback Rob Kearney is set to be fit as Ireland chase just a third Grand Slam to set alongside their 1948 and 2009 Championship clean sweeps.
Fiji became the first team to notch two tournament titles this season,moving to second in the series standings behind South Africa, who beat the US to claim third place.
Lions are seven points ahead of the Sharks in South Africa and the Rebels hold a similar advantage over the Reds in Australia.
Ruhan Nel opened the scoring in the second half and moments later SA coach Neil Powell sent on three replacements of whom managed to cross the whitewash.
The Sunwolves never gave up, but the Sharks scored four second-half tries to claim a 50-22 Super Rugby bonus-point victory over the Sunwolves at Kings Park on Saturday.
Before leaving his position, Coetzee made allegations against SA Rugby suggesting they had set him up to fail, and were threatening to make him unemployable.
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander, who took over from Oregan Hoskins two years ago, will be opposed for the presidency.
The Bulls were in the game at the 50-minute mark, with the scores level at 21-21, but yellow cards for Van Vuuren and De Jager allowed the Lions to pull away.
In Sunday's semi-finals at Sam Boyd Stadium, they will take on Argentina, 17-12 quarter-final winners over Kenya.
The Cheetahs hit back with Marais’ second penalty but in a case of déjà vu, Connacht scored two minutes later from a set scrum deep in Cheetahs territory.
The Crusaders set off like an express train and within 20 minutes had a runaway 26-0 lead.
South Africa's Pool B rivals England were also unbeaten on Friday, running in six tries in a 40-12 rout of Canada before a 33-12 win over Wales.
Southern Kings secured their first Pro14 win and a bonus-point victory at that.
Bulls captain, Burger Odendaal, feels that another step-up is needed against the Emirates Lions, who topped the tournament log in 2017.
The twice world champions are ranked only sixth in the world after winning just 11 of 25 Tests in the past two seasons. would like to send you push notifications.
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