Slow-Mag: Edition - Rugby
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REACTION: The lure of the Springbok captaincy is not the only reason behind the decision of veteran Springbok Duane Vermeulen's to return to South Africa.
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Jordan Larmour has been handed a first Ireland call-up after the Leinster full-back was named on Wednesday in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad.
INJURY UPDATE: Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth is in a race against time to be fit for the June Tests against England.
Dylan Sage and Stedman Gans have been recalled to the Blitzboks squad for the next two tournaments in the World Rugby Sevens Series
With their pre-season set to get underway this coming weekend, the Stormers are missing a host of players through injury
Jordan Larmour has been handed a first Ireland call-up after the Leinster fullback was named in Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad.
Another busy day in the rugby union game as Six Nations squads are announced while a couple of suspensions have caused some debate.
The post Rugby Union Today: Six Nations squads taking shape appeared first on Planet Rugby.
England flanker James Haskell will miss the first two matches of the champions' Six Nations title defence after being banned for a dangerous tackle.
South Africa No.8 Duane Vermeulen will leave Toulon at the end of the season, club president Mourad Boudjellal has confirmed.
The uncapped Jordan Larmour has been included in Ireland's 36-man squad for the first two rounds of this year's Six Nations Championship.
The post Schmidt names Larmour in squad appeared first on Planet Rugby.
New Stormers recruits Sergeal Petersen and Raymond Rhule were both named as part of the squad to face SWD Eagles in a pre-season match in George.
The match officials for this weekend's action have been confirmed, with Wayne Barnes refereeing the Scarlets vs Toulon Champions Cup clash.
The post Match officials to January 21 appeared first on Planet Rugby.
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Wasps flank James Haskell's hopes of featuring in England's Six Nations campaign was dealt a harsh blow on Wednesday.
Mathieu Bastareaud was first included and then hours later dropped from France's Six Nations squad after he was banned over a homophobic slur.
Despite being embroiled in a homophobia storm, burly centre Mathieu Bastareaud was included the French Six Nations squad.
Wasps and England flanker James Haskell is suspended for four weeks after an independent Disciplinary hearing in London on Wednesday.
The post Haskell banned for four weeks appeared first on Planet Rugby.
Bath have confirmed that Anthony Perenise has signed a new contract, whilst Victor Delmas will join from Colomiers at the end of the season.
The post Perenise staying, Bath sign Delmas appeared first on Planet Rugby.
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: French and Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud has escaped with no more than a slap on the wrist for his vile outburst.
Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud has been banned for three weeks after an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London on Wednesday.
The post Three-week suspension for Bastareaud appeared first on Planet Rugby.
Dylan Sage and Stedman Gans have been recalled to the Bok Sevens squad for the next two tournaments of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
The post Blitzboks recall Sage and Gans appeared first on Planet Rugby.
SIX NATIONS SPOTLIGHT: Wales and Scotland both named their respective squads on Wednesday, and with Gatland’s line-up having a noticeable number of players currently nursing injuries, we took a look at the injury concerns of all four home nations.
France head coach Jacques Brunel has named teenage fly-half Matthieu Jalibert in his first squad for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.
The post Six uncapped players in France squad appeared first on Planet Rugby.
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Despite being embroiled in a homophobia storm, burly centre Mathieu Bastareaud was included in France coach Jacques Brunel's Six Nations squad.
Wing Craig Gilroy will miss Ulster's crunch Round 6 game against Wasps this weekend and is expected to be sidelined for around four weeks.
The post Gilroy blow for Ulster appeared first on Planet Rugby.
Southern Kings coach Deon Davids says he has not been in talks with SA Rugby regarding a coaching position at the Springboks.
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell has included Stormers loose forward Sikhumbuzo Notshe to the squad for the next two Sevens Series tournaments in Sydney and in Hamilton.
Leicester scrum-half Harry Simmons was a young man torn between pride and disappointment after his Champions Cup debut in Castres.
The post Simmons disappointed after Euro debut defeat appeared first on Planet Rugby.
REACTION: South African Rugby Union President Mark Alexander has challenged his detractors to take their 'evidence' to the appropriate authorities.
TRANSFER NEWS: The Cheetahs have bolstered their forward stock with the signing of Golden Lions' lock JP du Preez.
Five former Blue Bulls employees have taken the union to court over what they feel was unfair dismissal.
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