Wales beat much-changed South Africa in Washington

Winning try-scorer Ryan Elias was making just his third Wales appearance Wales v South Africa Wales (14) 22 Tries: Amos, Williams, Elias Cons: Anscombe 2 Pens: Anscombe South Africa (3) 20 Tries: Ismaiel, Mapimpi Cons: Jantjies 2 Pens: Jantjies, Du Preez Ryan Elias’ late try gave Wales a 22-20 victory against a much-changed South Africa […]

I was kicking an Aussie rules ball – Vunipola comes clean over latest injury

Billy Vunipola “stitched himself up” by injuring his hamstring before the semi-final with Wasps Billy Vunipola says kicking an Australian rules football was behind his most recent injury. The Saracens number eight, who heads to South Africa with England on Saturday, had to come off at half-time in the Premiership semi-final win over Wasps with […]

England tour of South Africa: Scott Wisemantel vows to stand up to Eddie Jones

Wisemantel is a former Australia Under-19 coach England’s new attack coach Scott Wisemantel insists he will not be afraid to challenge head coach Eddie Jones over tactics this summer. The 48-year-old assisted fellow Australian Jones with the Wallabies and Japan teams and has been brought in for the three-Test South Africa tour. “If I disagree, […]

South Africa name first black Test captain

Siya Kolisi also captains Super Rugby team Western Stormers Flanker Siya Kolisi will become South Africa’s first black Test captain in the three-match series against England next month. The 26-year-old – who has played 28 international Tests – replaces the injured Warren Whiteley as captain. Pieter-Steph du Toit will captain the Springboks in Saturday’s match […]

England exile Ashton inspires Baa-Baas to victory

Ashton broke France’s Top 14 try-scoring record this season International match England (28) 45 Tries: Daly, Francis 2, Mercer, Launchbury, May; Pens: Ford; Cons: Ford 6. Barbarians (35) 63 Tries: Ashton 3, Vito 2, Russell, Radradra, Timani, Laidlaw; Cons: Russell 7, Laidlaw 2. Chris Ashton scored a hat-trick as the Barbarians beat England for the […]

Leinster beat Scarlets in Pro14 final to seal historic double

Leinster are crowned league champions for the fifth time Pro14 final: Leinster v Scarlets Leinster (21) 40 Tries: Toner, Lowe, Cronin, Larmour, Conan Cons: Sexton (2), Carbery Pens: Sexton (3) Scarlets (11) 32 Tries: McNicholl(3), Kruger Cons: Halfpenny (2) Jones Pens: Halfpenny (2) Leinster completed a historic double after adding the Pro14 title to their […]