British & Irish Lions wing Duhan van der Merwe thundered through the Sharks on Wednesday night to score a hat-trick and validate pre-tour speculation that he would present a clear and present danger to South Africa’s vaunted defence, writes ZELIM NEL.
All Blacks great Jerome Kaino – who is expected to announce his retirement soon – has included two South Africans on the list of five toughest opponents he has faced throughout his career.
England and Saracens duo Billy and Mako Vunipola are reportedly sought-after recruits by a number of Vodacom Super Rugby teams.
Billy and Mako Vunipola have both returned to Premiership side Saracens after a personal trip to Tonga, with the latter available for selection this weekend.
England’s Mako Vunipola and Wales’ Hallam Amos will miss the Six Nations clash between the two sides at Twickenham on Saturday through injury.
Bok tighthead Vincent Koch is excited about a potential scrum battle against Saracens teammate Mako Vunipola during Saturday’s World Cup final.
George Ford’s omission from the England starting lineup for Saturday’s crunch quarter-final against Australia comes as a surprise, but coach Eddie Jones says the flyhalf knows his role in the squad.
Owen Farrell returns to lead England when they clash with Argentina in Saturday’s vital Pool C encounter at Tokyo Stadium.
England prop Mako Vunipola has suffered yet another setback after being ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations tournament with an ankle injury.
Billy Vunipola has been ruled out of England’s November Tests after breaking an arm while playing for Saracens in the European Champions Cup last Saturday.