Sport: Rugby

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.
The French Top 14 side said the 28-year-old would have an MRI scan on Monday to find out how long he will be out of action.
'A number of meetings and reviews are in progress on all national teams after which plans for all teams in 2018 will be confirmed.'
French prop Stephane Clement, 30, will also join from Lyon on a three-year deal at the end of the season, Stade said.
Itoje, 23, sustained a fractured jaw in the 20-19 defeat at Harlequins on December 3 and required surgery in which two plates were inserted in his face.
Siya Kolisi Kolisi was named the 2017 Players’ Player of the Year, following in the footsteps of past rugby legends who received the accolade.
The Kiwis used their possession in a much better manner, and were ruthless on attack compared to the South Africans, who battled to hold on to the ball.
The Blitzboks were down 14-0 and later 21-5 in the first half, and it looked like it was going to turn into a PR disaster for the South African Rugby Union.
The Blitzbokke led 14-7 at halftime. Ruhan Nel opened the scoring after SA battled initially but Willy Ambaka responded almost immediately for Kenya. would like to send you push notifications.
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