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Billy Vunipola Breaks Arm In South Africa Defeat

England number eight Billy Vunipola has refractured his arm in the defeat to South Africa.

The 25-year-old has only just returned from a four-month spell on the sidelines with a broken right arm, but it's been announced that the forward has broken the same arm again in the 23-12 second Test defeat to South Africa.

Alex Hepburn has been called in as a replacement.

England Rugby Lose Fifth Test On The Bounce
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
Eddie Jones came under increased scrutiny as England squandered another early lead to lose the series against South Africa and fall to their fifth successive…
South Africa 42 - 39 England At Ellis Park
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
England surrendered a commanding early 24-3 lead to fall to defeat to South Africa in their opening match of this summer's Test series. Not since…
England Have A Terrible Record In South Africa
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
As next year’s World Cup in Japan comes increasingly into focus, it is time for England to start performing and winning rugby matches again. After…
Rugby Player Sees Red For Kicking Opposition Player In The Face
David Irwin
The Sportsman Reporter
They take their rugby seriously down under and the Highlanders and the Waratahs have just played out a particularly bruising Super Rugby encounter. They say…
Recall For Cipriani
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
It is getting on for three years since Danny Cipriani last played for England, a staggeringly lengthy exile for arguably the most gifted player of…
Danny Cipriani Named In England Squad

Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani has been named in the England squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Owen Farrell has been given the captain's armband in Dylan Hartley's absence.

England Captain Dylan Hartley Out For The Season

England captain Dylan Hartley will miss the tour of South Africa and the rest of the season with concussion it has been confirmed. The Northampton hooker suffered a head injury in England's Six Nations loss to Ireland.

Racing 92 Beat Munster In Champions Cup Thriller

Racing 92 appeared to be cruising into the Champions Cup final having lead Munster 24-3 at half-time, but their opponents rallied in the second half, and it was eventually a much narrower winning margin for the French outfit as they won 27-22.

Racing 92 will face Leinster in the Champions Cup final.

Leinster Beat Scarlets 38-16 In Champions Cup

Leinster produced a sensational performance this afternoon to book their place in the Champions Cup final, as they ran out 38-16 winners over Scarlets.

They will face either Racing 92 or Munster in the final, and that pair clash tomorrow afternoon.

Newcastle Falcons Win 'The Big One' On Great Day For Rugby In The Region
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
Mick Hogan, Newcastle Falcons’ managing director, looked mightily relieved and a little emotionally drained at about half past seven on Saturday night. His club had just eked…
Wales Edge A Tense Six Nations Clash With France
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
Wales held on for a tense victory over France to secure runners-up spot in this year's Six Nations. Warren Gatland's men claimed the win with…
Twickenham Triumph Seals Six Nations Grand Slam For Ireland
John Davidson
The Sportsman Reporter
Ireland have wrapped up the Six Nations and added a historic Grand Slam title with a brilliant 24-15 victory over England on St Patrick’s Day.…
Ireland Seal Grand Slam At Twickenham

Ireland have secured the Six Nations Grand Slam with a thoroughly deserved 24-15 victory over England at Twickenham.

The Irish blew England away with a first-half burst before defending stoutly to ensure that their 100% record in this year's tournament remained intact.

Ireland Extend Their Lead On The Stroke Of Half-Time

Well, this is disastrous from England's point of view, magnificent from Ireland's. Jacob Stockdale prods the ball forward with his knee before getting his hand on the loose ball to score Ireland's third try of the match.

Stockdale becomes the first man to ever score seven tries in one Six Nations campaign and in doing so he has extended Ireland's lead, with Johnny Sexton successfully converting to make it 21-5 to the visitors at half-time. 

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