South Africa’s captain Duane Vermeulen speaks to the media in Wellington on Friday. Agence France-Presse
New Zealand began the on-field build-up to their defence of the World Cup with a scratch combination and a scratchy 20-16 win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
Emirates, the title sponsor of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, has revealed a brand new livery dedicated to the milestone 50th staging of Dubai’s flagship sporting event, and one of the key tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series.
Paris: Both Britain’s seven-a-side rugby teams qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after England’s men and women won their tournaments on Sunday. The men beat hosts France in the final in Colomiers and their female counterparts overcame home team Russia in Kazan earlier in the day in two
Johannesburg: Rookie scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies scored two tries on debut as South Africa claimed a 35-17 bonus-point victory over sloppy Australia in their Rugby Championship clash at Ellis Park on Saturday. Jantjies has been the find of the season in South African rugby, having risen from obscurity in recent months at the
Cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams was benched and fellow centre Ryan Crotty missed out altogether as New Zealand named their team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Ireland.
Bottom club Ittihad Kalba will look to bounce back to give their new coach a winning debut when they take on Fujairah in the fourth round match of the Arabian Gulf League (AGL) on Friday.