Friday Morning Round Up

Friday Morning Round Up

Barrett back for All Blacks, while Dagg is out for the year


Barrett has been included as a late call-up and will be replacing Lima Sopoaga, whose partner is awaiting the birth of their first child.

Israel Dagg meanwhile will not require surgery on his knee and will be resting and working his way back to full fitness for the rest of the year and return to rugby in 2018. Full story

SA Rugby to form two new franchises to play in Europe


Two new South African franchises will be formed by the end of the year, as South African Rugby looks to have four franchises in Super Rugby and four in Europe. Full story


Wallabies name 32-man squad for South Africa & Argentina Tests

The Wallabies have made only one change to their squad to tour South Africa & Argentina with Adam Korczyk dropping out of the squad. Full story

Kingsley Jones named as the new Head Coach of Canada’s Men’s

Kingsley won 10 caps for Wales as a flanker between 1996-1998 and also played professionally for Worcester Warriors, Glasgow, Gloucester, Pontypridd and the highly esteemed Barbarians. Full story

7 Players re-sign with Australia Sevens

Australian Men’s Sevens coach Andy Friend has locked away seven of his stars with James Stannard, Jesse Parahi, John Porch, Sam Myers, Simon Kennewell, Liam McNamara and Ben O’Donnell all re-signing with the national side. Full story 

Mitre 10 Cup  judicial results

Jarrad Hoeata suspended for 1 week, while Levi Aumua cops 3 weeks for his dangerous tackle. Full report

Manawatu vs Northland

The battle for a playoff spot heats up today in the Mitre 10 Cup as Manawatu and Northland face off. Follow the match HERE

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