Friday Morning Round Up

Friday Morning Round Up

Heyneke Meyer linked with the Force:

Former Bok coach, Heyneke Meyer, has been linked with the Western Force following Michael Foley's sacking. Dave Wessels will take over as interim coach until a full time candidate is appointed. The Super Rugby winning coach has also won the Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup and twice been runners up in the Rugby Championship.

Byron Kelleher in hot water:

The 57 capped All Black has been released following an arrest but looks likely to face further charges. The arrest was related to kicking a door in and assault folloing a night out. This is not the 1st time he has been in trouble in France for alcohol related issues.

Kelleher boasts just short of 100 Top 14 appearances as well as 92 Super Rugby caps. Kelleher, retired from rugby, runs a rugby/sport themed bar in Toulouse.

Georgia unbeaten on June Tour:

Georgia have completed a successful tour and come away with 1 draw and 2 wins against Samao (19-19), Tonga (20-23) & Fiji (3-14).

Nou Camp sold out for Top 14 Final:

The domestic rugby attendance record looks to be smashed this evening as Racing 92 & Toulon do battle to be crowned Top 14 Champions. The record currently stands at 84 068 between Saracens & Harlequins at Wembley but reports show that 98 000 tickets have been sold for tonights block buster.

Adam Coleman to make Wallaby debut:

Coleman has been named on the bench by Cheika for the final test against England. Coleman will become the first Tasmanian-born Wallaby in nearly 100 years.

21 years ago today...

South Africa won their first Rugby World Cup on this day 21 years ago beating the All Blacks in a nail biter. Joel Stransky slotted a drop kick for the Springboks at Ellis Park to seala win for the host nation.

Jared Payne out for Ireland:

Joe Schmidt has lost a number of players to injury but the final Test will prove tough as Jaryd Payne is ruled out too along with Robbie Henshaw for the 3rd and final test.

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