Springboks team to face the All Blacks at Ellis Park

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen will be given as much time as possible to recover from injury while Bismarck du Plessis will start Saturday’s final round of The Investec Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

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Jean de Villiers

Lancaster to coach England until end of the decade

Stuart Lancaster will be England Head Coach until 2020 after the Rugby Football Union decided to extend his contract.
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Stuart Lancaster

All Blacks extend lead over Springboks to 4.48 points

The Wallabies remain number three in the world with England fourth, although the gap between the two has closed to 1.39 points after the Wallabies lost 28-10 to South Africa in the penultimate round of this year's Investec Rugby Championship.
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All Blacks 2014

Fiji and Scotland name squads for Gold Coast Sevens

New Scotland Sevens coach Calum MacRae has named his first squad for the opening round of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Australia.
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Fiji Sevens

Hawke’s Bay retain Shield as Wellington relegated

Ranfurly Shield holders Hawke’s Bay have defeated the Wellington Lions 36-14, the Magpies third successful defence and the team’s fifth win of the season, which provisionally moves the Napier based union to top of the ITM Cup Championship table.
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Ranfurly Shield 2014

Auckland change one ahead of Mooloo clash

Auckland Coach Paul Feeney has made just one change to the starting line up to face Waikato at Eden Park this Thursday evening (kick off 7.35pm).
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Auckland 2014

No changes for Waikato as they prepare for Auckland

Waikato has named an unchanged starting lineup for this Thursday night’s must win clash with Auckland at Eden Park.
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Waikato 2014

Interactive match statistics for ITM Cup Round Seven

With thanks to our friends at Opta Statistics, is proud to bring you interactive match statistics from EVERY ITM CUP game in the form of the graphics below.
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ITM Cup 2014

Jock Hobbs Memorial Under 19 tourney unearthing some diamonds

The next generation of nearly 400 rugby players are currently strutting their stuff in Taupo, with 16 teams taking part in the inaugural Jock Hobbs Memorial Under 19 tournament at Owen Delany Park.
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Wellington named for Ranfurly Shield challenge

Ricoh Wellington Lions coach Chris Boyd is sticking to a similar line-up this week as his team look to secure the Ranfurly Shield for the first time since 2009.
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Wellington 2014

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