Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Jefferson Poirot Quits Test Rugby At The Age Of 27:

Rugby : Jefferson Poirot announces his international retirement at ...


The France prop has retired from duty with Les Bleus and stressed his decision was "not a whim" but had been carefully considered. Poirot, who won 36 caps for his country, said he took the decision to allow him to better focus on his club career and fatherhood.

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Tony Brown pins the Sunwolves Super Rugby demise on South Africa:


Ex-All Black Tony Brown blames South Africa for Sunwolves' Super ...

Former Sunwolves and Japan assistant coach Tony Brown has taken another swipe at South African rugby for what he says was a vindictive move to shut down the Japanese Super Rugby team.


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IRFU Add ‘Competition Stage’ to Roadmap for Clubs with September Return Planned:

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The IRFU has confirmed that September is the planned return-to-action date after updating a ‘Competition Stage’ to their Return To Rugby Guidelines For Clubs.

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World Rugby announces the qualification process for RWC:

Rugby: World Rugby unveils qualification format for 2023 World Cup ...

Following the most competitive and widely-acclaimed Rugby World Cup to date in Japan, the qualification process is designed to deliver the top teams in the world to rugby's showcase tournament, while promoting a genuine opportunity for all unions.

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Saracens star Alex Lozowski makes TOP14 switch:

Alex Lozowski latest to commit future to Saracens - Premiership Rugby

Lozowski will join the TOP14 club on 1 July on a one-year loan deal following Saracens' relegation to the Championship.

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Jerry Flannery joins Harlequins coaching ranks:

Jerry Flannery joins Harlequins | Ultimate Rugby Players, News ...

After retiring Flannery joined Arsenal Football Club as their strenght and conditioning coach before linking up with Munster under Axel Foley.

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Oli Jager staying at the Crusaders:

Oli Jager staying at the Crusaders | Ultimate Rugby Players, News ...

The Blackrock College student went to New Zealand in 2013 to attend the Crusaders International High Performance Unit and subsequently turned out for the Crusaders Academy and the Crusaders Knights development team

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Ashley Johnson to leave Wasps:

Ashley Johnson among three players to leave Wasps

Johnson joined up with Wasps in 2012, making the trip over to the UK from his native South Africa where he had been in impressive form for the Cheetahs for several seasons.

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Super Rugby AU to Kick Off on 3 July:

Super Rugby AU Schedule Announced - Rugby World

The competition, featuring the country's four Super Rugby teams and Perth-based Western Force, will have 10 weeks of round robin play before a two-week playoff series, will get underway July 3, 2020.

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Most Capped Super Rugby XV Of All Time:

To celebrate the return of rugby and in particular Super Rugby, we take a look at the most capped Super Rugby team of all time.

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Montpellier complete the signing of World Cup winning scrumhalf Cobus Reinach:

Cobus Reinach's hard-earned ticket to the Rugby World Cup

Reinach will now link up with fellow World Cup winner Handre Pollard at the Top14 club adding to Montpellier's South African contingent that includes Bismarck du Plessis, Paul Willemse, Jan Serfontein, Johan Goosen and Jacques du Plessis.

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Bulls winger Cornal Hendricks' journey continues:

Bulls tie down Cornal Hendricks in new contract

The Blue Bulls have announce that winger Cornal Hendricks has re-signed with the side committing his immediate future to the franchise. The 32-year-old Springbok wing won over rugby lovers around the country with his intense energy on the field and his strong finishing skills. 

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Team News: Beauden Barrett and Ardie Savea return for round one of Super Rugby:

Super Rugby Aotearoa will be the first professional rugby competition in the world to have fans return en-masse in the Covid-19 era when the competition kicks off in Dunedin on Saturday. The opening round of the competition sees the Highlanders host the Chiefs while the Hurricanes clash with the Blues at Eden Park. 

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Nizaam Carr joins Bulls

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Sergio Parisse extends Toulon deal



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