Monday Morning Round Up

Monday Morning Round Up

November Test TOTW

The November Test window only officially opens next weekend but we were treated to a thrilling round of test rugby this weekend. 

The weekend kicked off with the All Blacks facing Japan in Tokyo and was completed at Soldier Field with the USA facing the Maori All Blacks.

We picked our team of the weekend following all the action. Full article

Milner-Skudder under injury cloud

Outside back Nehe Milner-Skudder is to miss the Māori All Blacks matches against Brazil and Chile after hurting his shoulder in the All Blacks Test against Japan.

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said it was too early to know the extent of Milner-Skudder’s injury and he would return to New Zealand for further assessment. Full story

Springbok flyer signs new Toulouse deal

Springbok Cheslin Kolbe has signed a contract extension with French club Toulouse that will see him remain in France until the 2022/23 season.

Kolbe, who joined the French club from the Stormers in 2017 has represented them on 22 occasions, scoring 10 tries.

Evans extends Hurricanes stay

Newly capped All Black loose forward Gareth Evans has extended his stay at the Hurricanes until the end of the 2020 season. 

Evans, who made his All Blacks debut off the bench against Japan, was one of the stand-out players for the Hurricanes during the 2018 Super Rugby season. Full story

Player Ratings: England vs. South Africa

England claimed their second win over the Springboks in 2018 beating the men from the Republic 12-11.

Here are our Player Ratings from the encounter at Twickenham.

Cheika names his Wallaby Squad for November Tour

Michael Cheika has named his squad to take on Wales, Italy and England as Tatafu Polota-Nau returns.

The Leicester Tigers hooker will join up with the squad in Wales before the opening game. Adam Ashley Cooper returns too and there are 4 uncapped players in the squad, 2 being backs and 2 being Development Players. Full squad

MOMENTS: 2018 Rugby Championship

Jesse Kriel put on the after-burners and sprinting through the All Black line, his tenth in a Springbok jumper.

Premiership Cup Try Of The Week

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