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Danny Cipriani leaves Jersey Magistrates' Court, after pleading guilty to common assault. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)Source:AP

NEWS.com.au - 7 minutes ago
The mercurial 30-year-old utility back — who had revived his international career in June with a first start for over a decade against South Africa — also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest during the incident early Wednesday which took place on his ...and...

Siya Kolisi, Mario Ledesma in the spotlight ahead of Springboks-Pumas clash

Rugby.com.au - 40 minutes ago
History-making captain Siya Kolisi gets a new role in Durban Saturday when South Africa hope to justify being favourites by beating Argentina in a Rugby Championship first round match. Coach 'Rassie' Erasmus has switched the first black Test skipper of ...and...

England rugby: Danny Cipriani to be given THREE games to resurrect international career

Express.co.uk - 2 hours ago
Cipriani played a critical role in England's third-Test win in South Africa and with the World Cup just 13 months away, Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll insists Jones will think twice before axing him. “It's a decision for Jones and whether he's able to ...and...

England rugby player Danny Cipriani fined $3860 for nightclub assault

TVNZ - 3 hours ago
Cipriani, who made his 16th appearance for England against South Africa in June, was fined 1,500 pounds for resisting arrest and 500 pounds for assault. He was also ordered to pay 250 pounds in compensation to a female police officer who bruised her ...and...

Rugby: England first-five Danny Cipriani fined for nightclub assault

Newshub - 4 hours ago
Gloucester have come out in "full support" of their player, but the Rugby Football Union has declined to comment, and the 30-year-old's international future now hangs in the balance, only two months after it was relaunched in South Africa. Cipriani set ...and...

Etzebeth hoping to play full 80

ESPN (press release) (blog) - 6 hours ago
But the Springboks lock will make play his first competitive rugby match in eight months when South Africa take on Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener in Durban on Saturday. So nobody will blame the 2.04m powerhouse if he has a few butterflies ...and...

Factbox: Rugby Championship

South Africa vs. Argentina - 6 hours ago
DURBAN (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday's Rugby Championship test between South Africa and Argentina: When: Aug. 18, 5.05 pm local (1505 GMT). Where: King's Park Stadium (capacity: 52,000). Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand). Assistant referees: ...and...

Harlequins v Sale: Four Classic Matches

Premiership Rugby - 7 hours ago
When north meets south sparks tend to fly and that's certain to be the case once again as Harlequins do battle with Sale Sharks on the opening day of the Gallagher Premiership Rugby season. The two sides finished just two places apart in 2017-18 –...

Boks, Argentina seek to prove potential ahead of World Cup

Channel NewsAsia - 7 hours ago
DURBAN, South Africa: South Africa and Argentina are both aiming to put behind them a disappointing few years on the international stage and seek a new beginning in their opening clash of the Rugby Championship at King's Park on Saturday.and...

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What Rassie expects from his two Springbok 'babies'

Citizen - 3 hours ago
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus on Thursday continued his fast-tracking of two Junior Springbok stars, Damian Willemse and Embrose Papier, into international rugby by including them on the bench for Saturday's Rugby Championship match against ...and...

Flanker Cyle Brink loses out on deserving Bok appearance, withdraws from squad

Independent Online - 3 hours ago
DURBAN – No replacement will be called up for flanker Cyle Brink, who was forced to leave the Springbok camp on Thursday due to a knee injury sustained in training. Brink was seen at the Springboks' team hotel hobbling on crutches on Thursday, having ...and...

Rugby-Key forwards back to bolster Boks against Argentina

Brinkwire (press release) - 4 hours ago
Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Malcolm Marx and Warren Whiteley all return to bolster the pack after missing the three tests against England in June because of injury. Etzebeth has not played any rugby since injuring his shoulder in action for the ...and...

Willemse's versatility key to his Springboks inclusion

ESPN (press release) (blog) - 5 hours ago
Damian Willemse is arguably the most exciting young prospect in South African rugby at the moment. He's got the flair, the running ability and the step. But he is also a physical rugby player, who doesn't shy away from a tackle and loves to take the ...and...

Boks: Huge spotlight on rejigged loosies

Sport24 - 5 hours ago
Cape Town - Plenty of collective firepower on paper ... but an acid test for a significantly reworked loose trio. Those are key hallmarks of the Springbok team named by head coach Rassie Erasmus on Thursday for Saturday's Rugby Championship...

Etzebeth returns for Springboks, Pumas include Figallo

Keo.co.za - 5 hours ago
Etzebeth missed the entirety of the Stormers' Super Rugby campaign with shoulder and back problems and last featured for the Springboks against Wales in Cardiff on December 2. But the 26-year-old is one of four experienced forwards returning to the ...and...

Sure, let's 'bash' the All Blacks

The Roar - 6 hours ago
The All Blacks won that infamously violent, injury-strewn match and then won the fourth game to become the only team to have beaten the Springboks in a Test series, ever. It was a defining moment in New Zealand rugby and I remember it well. The...

Rugby Championship R1: Wallabies vs. All Blacks, Springboks vs. Pumas

ESPN (press release) (blog) - 6 hours ago
Round 1 of the Rugby Championship begins in the familiar territory of ANZ Stadium, though it may be the last Bledisloe Cup contest at the Sydney venue for some time with renovations in the works. The ground holds few gremlins for the All Blacks while ...and...

Etzebeth hoping to play full 80

ESPN (press release) (blog) - 6 hours ago
But the Springboks lock will make play his first competitive rugby match in eight months when South Africa take on Argentina in their Rugby Championship opener in Durban on Saturday. So nobody will blame the 2.04m powerhouse if he has a few butterflies ...and...

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Four issues that highlight the deep trouble SA cricket is in

Citizen - 6 hours ago
ISSUE 2: Chaos at Cricket South Africa. South African sport is surprisingly good at distancing themselves from boardroom shenanigans. The problem currently is that the local governing body's troubles are creeping dangerously into the playing domain.and...

Five-time world champion Roy Jones Jnr to open gym with local trainer

Independent Online - 11 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG –The launch of a new boxing gym by South African female boxing trainer, Jodi Solomon, in collaboration with five-time World Boxing champion, Roy Jones Jnr, on September 1 is set to be a huge bonus for the sport in South Africa. Over...

#WomensMonth: Neku Atawodi and Ritali Cronje redefine the polo game for women

Independent Online - 14 hours ago
Unpredictable, thrilling, addictive - However you choose to describe the game of polo, the “sport of kings” remains a narrative of history defined as an origin that primarily involves, horsemanship, team spirit, sportsmanship, trust and respect. The...

Bafana unchanged in latest FIFA rankings

Sport24 - 14 hours ago
Cape Town - South Africa remained in lowly 74th position in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Wednesday. Bafana Bafana also remained 15th in Africa. The recently concluded 2018 Soccer World Cup - where France were crowned champions - has ...and...

Successful African Youth Games for Team SA

Team South Africa - 14 hours ago
Team South Africa returned victorious from last month's African Youth Games in Algiers, Algeria, winning 26 medals for the rainbow nation. Approximately 3,300 athletes from 54 African countries were in attendance, competing in 30 sporting...

DRIVEN: New Toyota Etios Sport is eye candy

Citizen - 15 hours ago
As you read this, a Toyota Etios is leading this year's South African Rally Championship. To keep the magic alive, the Etios range has recently been treated to a host of upgrades. There is also a limited-edition model in the Etios Sport, which is the...

De Villiers opens up on spotlight struggles

cricket.com.au - 17 hours ago
Four months on from his retirement from international cricket, ex-Proteas batsman AB de Villiers has described life as a superstar of the sport as "unbearable at times". De Villiers played his last Test against Australia in April, having spent the ...and...

Munster coach Van Graan keen to tap into Limerick hurling secrets

Irish Examiner - 1 day ago
“It's an incredible sport and to me, I spoke a bit with [Munster wing and former Cork hurler] Darren Sweetnam... just the skill level is incredible. So for somebody outside of Ireland, as a South African, to come in here, I'm used to cricket, but to ...and...

Foxtel taking the fight to free-to-air with plans for 4K footy

The Sydney Morning Herald - 1 day ago
When Australia goes in to bat against South Africa in November it will mark a new era of Ultra HD live broadcasts, but Foxtel is already looking to the AFL as it hammers home its advantage over the nation's free-to-air broadcasters. The Ultra HD push ...and...

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