Wednesday Morning Round Up

Wednesday Morning Round Up

A round up of all the morning headlines from today.

Springboks humbled by superb support on their arrival in SA

“Humbled and over-awed” – that was the reaction of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi when the newly-crowned Rugby World Cup champions were welcomed back to South Africa by thousands of supporters, government officials and a huge media contingent at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening.



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All Blacks launch recruitment process for Hansen replacement

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced the launch of its recruitment process to replace All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, with an appointment to be made in December. 


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Joe Schmidt not in contention for All Blacks job


Former Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt won't be in the running to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks' head coach, New Zealand Rugby chairman Brent Impey revealed today.

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Sonny Bill Williams signs mega-money deal to return to rugby league - report

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Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has reportedly agreed to the biggest contract in the history of both rugby union and league, accepting a $10-million deal to return to the 13-man code signing with Canadian side the Toronto Wolfpack.

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Samu Extends Brumbies Stay


The Brumbies have announced that Wallabies backrower Pete Samu has signed an early two-year extension to his Rugby Australia and Brumbies contract to continue with the club’s Super Rugby journey to 2022.

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Watch: The Springboks receive a hero's welcome as they touch down in South Africa


Saracens to appeal against 35-point deduction and £5.36million fine


Rugby League side Toronto Wolfpack target England centre Manu Tuilagi

England and Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi is the next high-profile rugby union star to be targeted by Toronto Wolfpack according to a report by Ross Heppenstall at the Telegraph.

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Larkham committed to Munster despite Wallabies' vacancy

In an interview with the Irish Times Munster backs’ coach Stephen Larkham says he has no intention of walking out on his new employers to be the new Australia head coach, but he does wish to get the job at some stage in his career.

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