The Lions withstood a second-half siege from the Stormers as they held on for a deserved 16-29 bonus-point victory at Newlands in Cape Town. This was a true derby, dominated by big hits in the contact and a forward Battle Royale between South Africa’s two best teams. Sylvian Mahuza scored a late try, in a […]
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• Worcester 25-19 Bath
• Will Spencer seals Worcester victory over bogey side
Worcester may not be safe mathematically but Bristol’s number is up. The Warriors’ second-half rally against their Premiership bogey side took them 12 points clear of the bottom club who have three matches to play, including the leaders Wasps on Sunday and the champions Saracens in the penultimate round. Even a miracle would not be enough.
Worcester knew victory would turn their survival prospects from probable to almost certain, but they had beaten Bath only twice in 21 Premiership meetings and once in the previous 15. The Lions’ assistant coaches Rob Howley and Steve Borthwick were in the stand as they prepared for Wednesday’s squad announcement.
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• Leicester 30-3 Newcastle
• Ellis Genge scored two tries to help tighten Tigers’ grip on fourth place
Leicester DNA was the topic of conversation for Matt O’Connor last week and here was conclusive proof that Ellis Genge has it in spades. The 22-year-old loosehead scored two tries in a bonus point victory, on O’Connor’s first match back at Welford Road. But it was Genge’s attitude that most caught the eye.
He has a snarl about him that has long since convinced Eddie Jones and he has already endeared himself to the Leicester faithful. He was replaced after an hour – perhaps for his own good after yet more afters – but there can be little doubting he was the catalyst for a victory that tightens their grip on fourth place following Bath’s defeat at Worcester.
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Rebels v Brumbies Super Rugby Video Highlights 2017
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Melbourne Rebels backrow Lopeti Timani has been cited for alleged foul play in his team’s Super Rugby victory over the Brumbies. Timani is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4(c) Kicking an Opponent during the match between the Rebels and Brumbies at AAMI Park in Melbourne on 15 April 2017. The referee for the match, Glen […]
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The Chiefs fought back from a 24-point deficit against the Cheetahs to claim a bonus-point win at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, in a comeback of the ages. This was a game, not so much of two halves, but four quarters. The Cheetahs dominated the first, then the visitors, the last three as they outscored their […]
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The Stormers started the round leading Super Rugby standings but they face the Lions who have been the best SA Super rugby side over the last two seasons. The Lions are undefeated in their last two games against the Stormers after having won just one of the previous 12 encounters between these teams. Match detail […]
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The Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs face a tough challenge this weekend as they need to put the threat of being cut from Super Rugby behind them so they can focus on trying to beat a team they have never been able to. This is not a fixture that the Cheetahs enjoy, losing their past nine matches going […]
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The Rebels beat the Brumbies 19-17 at AAMI Park in Melbourne after a late Reece Hodge penalty, to claim a hard-fought Australian derby victory and first win of the season. Henry Speight scored a brace either side of Jarrad Butler’s first-half try as the ACT side led 13-17 going into the final quarter. But Hodge, […]
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Reds Super Rugby head coach Nick Stiles says that they a “just stoked” to have ended their losing streak by beating Kings in Brisbane. The Reds led 14-10 at half time and went out to a thirty point lead before allowing the Kings back in with 17 unanswered points. The late Kings resurgence cost the […]
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