New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams has called on the country’s governing body to ensure that the new coaching unit includes someone with Pacific Island or Māori blood.
South African vision coach Sherylle Calder stands to win her third World Cup medal when she travels with England to Japan, writes JON CARDINELLI in SA Rugby Magazine.
A leading Welsh website has picked Springbok centre Damian de Allende as one of the six contenders to be Rugby World Cup Player of the Tournament.
The Springboks are likely to cruise past Wales on Sunday and into a final against the All Blacks, according to the bookmakers.
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The Springboks are unlikely to move away from their rigid game plan against Wales but they have to try to mix it up a bit for Sunday’s World Cup semi-final, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
The Springboks have the worst possible chance of winning the World Cup of the four remaining sides, according to a leading New Zealand website.
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Departing coach Joe Schmidt says that Ireland’s failure to make the All Blacks work for their points was his side’s undoing following their 46-14 quarter-final defeat in Tokyo.
England coach Eddie Jones feels no sympathy for his native Australia following England’s resounding quarter-final victory over the Wallabies on Saturday.