Australia drop Fainga’a, Samu for second Bledisloe Cup test

16 October 2020, 7:27 AM
Australia coach Dave Rennie has dropped number eight Pete Samu in a back row reshuffle for Sunday's second Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand while hooker Folau Fainga'a has also been axed after struggling with his lineout throwing in Wellington.
Sharks win Super rugby match 31 March 2018, 3:14 PM

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Hurricanes beat Highlanders 29-12 24 March 2018, 5:16 PM

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First gay rugby team Jozi Cats takes on SAHRC 21 March 2018, 9:46 PM

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Blitzboks to face Australia in Vancouver Sevens quarterfinals 11 March 2018, 5:50 PM

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Bulls announce 27-man squad for Australasian tour 4 March 2018, 3:30 PM

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New Boks coach toast of his home town in E Cape 1 March 2018, 7:40 PM

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Gutsy Bulls edge Hurricanes 21-19 24 February 2018, 9:19 PM

The Bulls opened their 2018 Super Rugby account with a 21-19 victory over the Hurricanes in Pretoria on Saturday evening.

Rassie Erasmus rumoured to be next Springbok coach 22 February 2018, 2:06 PM

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Highlanders name team for 2018 opener against the Blues 21 February 2018, 8:31 PM

Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger has made one change to his team for their 2018 Super Rugby season opener at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, on Friday.

De Villiers ready for his new role as head of Zimbabwe’s National Team 19 February 2018, 2:18 PM

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers is ready for his new role as head coach of Zimbabwe's National team.

SABC to broadcast Super Rugby on its radio platform 16 February 2018, 8:03 PM

SABC Sport will broadcast all Super Rugby matches involving South African teams this season on its Radio Stations.

Stormers to play against Jaguares on Saturday 16 February 2018, 3:41 PM

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Gert Smal a frontrunner for Cardiff Blues hot seat 14 February 2018, 9:02 PM

Cardiff Blues have reportedly held talks with the Western Province Director of Rugby Gert Smal about the head coach position.

Blitzboks proceed to World Rugby quarterfinals 3 February 2018, 6:12 PM

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Coetzee out in the cold 2 February 2018, 11:29 AM

SA Rugby and Springboks coach Allister Coetzee have parted ways.

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South Africa's Sevens captain, Philip Snyman, will run out for his 50th World Rugby Sevens Series tournament at the Sydney Sevens tournament that starts on Friday.

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Southern Kings players blamed for poor performance 17 January 2018, 4:49 PM

Eastern Province Rugby Union executive committee member and rugby commentator, Makhaya Jack, has blamed the Southern Kings players for lack of commitment.

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Wallabies and Queensland Reds star Karmichael Hunt has stood down voluntarily from all contractual rugby obligations after he was charged with drug possession, his lawyer said on Sunday.

Springboks to improve game tactics for Rugby World Cup 28 December 2017, 5:04 PM

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Western Cape Rugby Union president in race row 20 December 2017, 3:07 PM

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Neil Powell acknowledges mediocre perfomance 11 December 2017, 2:24 PM

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Blitzboks knocked out of Cape Town Sevens by New Zealand 10 December 2017, 5:54 PM

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NZ pip England, Argentina stun USA, Canada shock France in CT 7s quarters 10 December 2017, 3:52 PM

There were a few surprise results in the Cape Town Sevens quarterfinals after South Africa scored a dramatic come-from-behind 31-26 win over Fiji at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.

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Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says the City is ready to welcome visitors and host its third World Rugby Sevens series at the Cape Town Stadium this weekend.

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