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WATCH: Burns Makes Huge Error When Attempting To Score Winning Try
Cocky Freddie Burns Makes Calamitous Error When Just About To Score Winning Try For Bath In Champions Cup
It was an afternoon to forget for Bath Rugby's Freddie Burns in the Champions Cup as having missed a penalty in front of the posts…
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Magic Hands From Beauden Barrett
WATCH: Astonishing Rugby Wizardry From All Blacks Star Beauden Barrett
A moment of magic from Beauden Barrett lit up today's game between the Hurricanes and the Blues in Super 12 today. The talented New Zealander somehow…
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England Secure Consolation Win With 25-10 Victory In South Africa
Relief For Eddie Jones As Cipriani Inspires England In 25-10 Win Over South Africa
Danny Cipriani produced a touch of class to help inspire England to a badly-needed victory as they ended a disappointing Test series in South Africa…
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South Africa Hit Back Against England

England had led 9-3 in their Third Test against South Africa but a try from Jesse Kriel has turned the match on its head and the Springboks now lead 10-9.

England have already lost the series after suffering defeats in the opening two matches but they are looking to halt a five-match losing run in Tests.

Still 34 minutes of action left in Cape Town...

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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.

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England Rugby Lose Fifth Test On The Bounce
England Lose 23-12 To South Africa To Put Eddie Jones Under More Pressure
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…
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South Africa 42 - 39 England At Ellis Park
Sloppy England Lose Breathtaking First Test Against South Africa
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…
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England Have A Terrible Record In South Africa
Struggling England Must Improve To Beat South Africa At Ellis Park
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…
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Rugby Player Sees Red For Kicking Opposition Player In The Face
Rugby Player Tevita Nabura Kicks Opponent Clean In The Face
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…
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Recall For Cipriani
England Bring Danny Cipriani In From The Cold After Three Year Exile
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…
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Newcastle Falcons Win 'The Big One' On Great Day For Rugby In The Region
Newcastle Falcons Break Club Record Attendance At St James' Park With Win Over Northampton Saints
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…
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