Rugby

8:30 AM BST The Wallabies have covered all bases in their side to face South Africa in Saturday’s opening Rugby Championship at Ellis Park, including debutants, redemption stories and players rewarded for Super Rugby form. While the Springboks openly stated they had picked a B side with their eye on next week’s clash with the
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6:58 AM BST Electric winger Sevu Reece will start for the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship clash with Argentina while four more uncapped players are lined up on the bench. Reece will be on the right wing for his maiden Test in Buenos Aires on Sunday (AEDT), having knocked down the selection door with
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12:47 PM BST The Wallabies’ hopes of a breakthrough Rugby Championship win at Ellis Park have suffered a blow with a number of key players including Christian Leali’ifano sent home. Six players are returning to Australia through injury, personal circumstances or to play club rugby. Brumbies playmaker Leali’ifano has been carrying a shoulder injury through
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2:11 PM BST ESPN staff South Africa have been dealt a blow ahead of their Rugby Championship opener against Australia at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday, with Aphiwe Dyantyi having been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Dyatyi sustained the injury during training on Friday. The Springboks star, who won the World Rugby
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10:26 AM BST Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani will undergo extra fitness work away from England’s second World Cup training camp. Cipriani will do specialised strength and conditioning work off site, along with flanker Sam Underhill and fullback Anthony Watson. Head coach Eddie Jones has called up 40 players for the training camp in Bristol, including
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10:15 AM BST Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou has suffered minor cuts to his arm after having his phone snatched in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tupou was walking back to the team hotel in upmarket Sandton with eight other Wallabies front-rowers about 9.15 p.m. (local time) on Saturday after a group dinner nearby when a man grabbed
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