England rugby coach, Eddie Jones – Thanks the “typhoon gods”

Tokyo – England coach Eddie Jones said Super Typhoon Hagibis had given his team a “great opportunity” on Thursday after their final group game was cancelled for safety reasons.   Tournament organisers took the unprecedented step of cancelling Saturday’s matches between England and France and New Zealand and Italy as the typhoon bears down on Japan. It means England finish top of Pool C thanks to the two points both they and France receive for a cancelled game. England, unbeaten at this tournament, can now look forward to a quarter-final…

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Cobus Reinach scored the fastest hat-trick in Rugby World Cup history [VIDEO] – Should he start at no 9?

Cobus Reinach gave a stirling performance against Canada and now the question begs, should he be the starting no 9 for the Boks? Where does this leave Jantjies?   Watch the fastest hat-trick in Rugby World Cup history below:        The Springboks’ quarter-final opponents at the Rugby World Cup will determine what scrumhalves make the match-day squad, coach Rassie Erasmus has hinted. Erasmus addressed reporters in Kobe on Tuesday after his side booked their spot in the quarter-finals with a 66-7 win over Canada.   So what do…

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Canadian lock visits Boks to apologise for red card

Canadian lock Josh Larsen popped into the Springbok changing room to offer his apologies after being red carded in their Pool B match at the Rugby World Cup in Kobe on Tuesday.   Larson, who was a first half replacement for team-mate Kyle Baillie, was given his marching orders in the 35th minute by English referee Luke Pearce for entering a ruck with his shoulder which connected with the neck of an unsuspecting Thomas du Toit.     Also read: – Two Italian props banned for tip tackle on Springbok,…

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Send Etzebeth Home! ANC joins the call to send the Springbok lock home – 23% of Springbok Fans agree

The Etzebeth saga has now turned political.   As reported by The South African, the ANC’s provincial convener for the Western Cape, Lerumo Kalako, has joined a chorus of voices calling for Eben Etzebeth to be expelled from the Springboks World Cup squad.   Kalako urged SA Rugby to send Etzebeth home from Japan to answer mounting allegations of racism and thuggery. Etzebeth was cleared to take part in the Rugby World Cup after discussions between himself and the South African Human Rights Commission. The SAHRC made a u-turn on…

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Super Typhoon causes cancellation of RWC matches, England vs France and New Zealand vs Italy.. Scotland could be sent packing

It was reported by Sky news that England’s game against France on Saturday in the Rugby World Cup has been cancelled due to the approach of Super Typhoon Hagibis, World Rugby has confirmed.   The teams were due to play their final group game in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday, which would have decided who topped Pool C. Both teams will receive two points for the draw. Tournament Director for World Rugby Alan Gilpin told a press conference that they took the “difficult but right” decision to cancel the game on…

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Cobus Reinach has the X-Factor says Springbok coach, Rassie Erasmus – Post Match Conference Video

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said the “X-factor” Cobus Reinach was a chip off the old block as the Springbok scrumhalf scored the quickest World Cup hat-trick in a 66-7 rout of Canada in Kobe on Tuesday.   Reinach, son of late South Africa wing Jaco Reinach, took just 11 minutes to score three tries in a first half where the two time world champion Springboks scored seven of their 10 in the match. Reinach, whose treble was faster than Australia fullback Chris Latham’s 25-minute hat-trick against Namibia at the 2003…

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Springboks power into RWC 2019 Quarterfinals

South Africa beat Canada 66-7 with a powerful first half display and eventually scoring 7 tries.   The win secured a quarterfinal spot for the Boks. Their opposition still needs to be decided but it could well be the host nation Japan if the host nation keeps to its winning ways.   Popular Now: – Two Italian props banned for tip tackle on Springbok, Duane Vermeulen       Please leave your questions and comments below:    

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