Wednesday Morning Round Up

Wednesday Morning Round Up

SBW given until Thursday to prove his fitness

All Blacks' assistant coach Ian Foster says that veteran midfielder Sonny Bill Williams is unlikely to feature for the All Blacks against Los Pumas this weekend.

Williams is unlikely to recover from a hamstring injury in time for the clash on Saturday with Foster conceding that "It’s doubtful," that he will run out against the Pumas in Buenos Aires.

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Richie Rees takes over Cardiff's attack

Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Jason Strange has left the region with immediate effect with Richie Rees stepping up to take the role of backs and attack coach.

Former Wales U20s head coach Strange was appointed an assistant to John Mulvihill ahead of last season however, he has now departed as preparations gather apace for the 2019-20 campaign.

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PRO14 Fixture to be confirmed today

The first 20 rounds of the 2019/20 PRO14 season will be confirmed today at 1pm (UK Time).


Springboks to name first 23 of 2019

The Springboks will name their squad to face the Wallabies later today with Marcell Coetzee and Cobus Reinach set to make their returns to the test arena. Meanwhile, captain Siya Kolisi and winger Apihwe Dyantyi will miss the encounter through injury.

Cheetahs sign four new players for the Pro14

The Free State Cheetahs have confirmed the signing of four new players for the upcoming PRO14, namely utility back, Rhyno Smith, loose-forward, Chris Massyn, centre, Chris Smit, and hooker, Wilmar Arnoldi.

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James O’Connor signs with the Reds

The Queensland Reds have confirmed the signing of former Wallabies playmaker James O’Connor for the next two seasons.

O’Connor will return to Ballymore after signing with Queensland and Australian Rugby through 2021 following two seasons with English Premiership club Sale Sharks.

James O’Connor explains what it means to return to Ballymore and play Australian Rugby once again.

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