Tuesday Morning Round Up

Tuesday Morning Round Up

Siya Kolisi set for a spell on the sideline following an off the ball shot

 


World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi is expected to be unavailable for up to six weeks due to a knee injury he picked up against the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Kolisi could miss a large chunk of the Stormers Super Rugby season after he was forced off the field in the 26th minute of the match between the Stormers and the Hurricanes at Newlands on Saturday, after a late tackle from hooker Ricky Riccitelli.

Irae Simone extends Brumbies contract until the end of 2022


Brumbies have announced that Irae Simone has signed a two-year contract extension, committing his future to the club until the end of 2022.

Simone started at inside centre in the Brumbies opening fixture last Friday night, scoring the club's first try of the season. 

Rieko Ioane ruled out for several weeks

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All Blacks and Blues winger Rieko Ioane, who scored two tries in the loss to the Chiefs last weekend, will be sidelined for several weeks after fracturing a bone in his hand in the Super Rugby season-opener.

The Blues will also be without hooker Ray Niuia, who was ruled out for the season with a knee injury, and prop Alex Hodgman, who suffered a calf tear that will keep him out for several weeks.

Eddie Jones overlooks Hughes, Dombrandt and Simmonds as he names 35-man squad

England head coach Eddie Jones has recalled 35 players to Pennyhill Park to begin preparations for Saturday's Test.

The updated 35-man squad includes uncapped Ben Earl, Alex Moon, Fraser Dingwall, Ollie Thorley and Jacob Umaga while Alex Mitchell is included as an apprentice player. Full squad

Latest World Rankings: Les Bleus on the rise


France, Georgia and Portugal all climb the World Rugby Men's Rankings following this weekend's matches in the Six Nations and Rugby Europe Championship.

France have moved above Australia and into sixth place in the World Rugby Men's Rankings – their highest position since June 2017 – after defeating England 24-17 at the Stade de France on Sunday.

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Meet The Welsh Teenage Sensation Set To Take Test Rugby By Storm

Six Nations Stats Leaders: Most metres, tackles, carries and more

The opening round of the Six Nations did not disappoint with some thrilling team and individual efforts on display.

Wales threw down a strong challenge to the rest of the competition with a crushing victory over Italy, Ireland weathered the efforts of a spirited Scottish showing to grind out a seven-point win and the major upset of the weekend was France's hard-fought victory over the English.

The statistics from this round give insight into powerful performances from players across the board. 

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Still No Finn As Scotland Name Squad For The Calcutta Cup

 

A 37-man Scotland squad for this Saturday's Six Nations round two Test against England at BT Murrayfield was today confirmed.

Finn Russell is still missing from the squad after the fly-half, 27, had left the squad prior to the 19-12 defeat by Ireland for "breaching team protocol" during a drinking session.

Russell played in Racing 92's win over Castres the weekend prior to the opening Six Nations fixtures. Adam Hastings started at 10 for Scotland in Dublin and successfully kicked four of his five penalties.

Alldritt confirms Eddie's comments fired up France

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