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5dMartyn Thomas

Weekend predictions: November Tests

The end-of-year internationals return once again but who is set for a big Saturday night, which player will shine and who has a long weekend ahead?

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5dPA Sport

World Rugby to review 2023 bid process

World Rugby plans to review the process which saw South Africa named preferred bidder only for France to be chosen to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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6dTom Hamilton

France owes 2023 RWC to financial muscle

France will be fantastic 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts, but while the winning bid offers financial muscle question marks remain.

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6dESPN Staff

France wins right to host 2023 RWC

France has been confirmed as the shock host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup following a vote in London.

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7dTom Hamilton

Jousting for 2023 World Cup vote almost over

Following a fortnight of briefings, counter-briefings and bad blood, we will discover Wednesday who will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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7dESPN Staff

2023 RWC: How the voting works

The wait is almost over for France, Ireland and South Africa as World Rugby prepares to anoint the 2023 Rugby World Cup host, but how does the voting work? ESPN explains all...

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8dSean Nevin

2023 World Cup bid: Timeline of tension

To say that the fallout from World Rugby's 2023 World Cup recommendation report was messy would be an understatement. ESPN looks back at the timeline of tension ahead of Wednesday's host announcement.

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10dESPN Staff

November Tests: Who said what

The November Test series is in full swing with Tier 1 Nations involved in six Test matches across the UK and Europe on Saturday.

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11dMartyn Thomas

Weekend predictions: November Tests

The end-of-year internationals are here but who is set for a big Saturday night, which player will shine and who has a long weekend ahead?

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12dMartyn Thomas

Strauss: Work ethic sets Marx apart

Former Springboks captain Adriaan Strauss tells ESPN why Malcolm Marx can become a "world, world, world-class" player.

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12dESPN Staff

Aki starts for Ireland vs. South Africa

Bundee Aki will make his Ireland debut alongside former teammate Robbie Henshaw as South Africa visit the Aviva Stadium Saturday.

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15dESPN Staff

November predictions: Team-by-team guide

November offers international coaches possibly their last chance to tinker ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. But how will the big 10 fare over the next month?

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13dTom Hamilton

IRFU outlines grievances over World Cup report

The Irish Rugby Football Union's CEO Philip Browne has outlined a number of grievances to World Rugby over the recommendation of South Africa as hosts for the 2023 Rugby World Cup saying their bid has suffered "unreasonably".

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20dMartyn Thomas

Ackermann: England an option for me

Gloucester No. 8 Ruan Ackermann is keen to explore the option of playing for England should his time in the Aviva Premiership go well.

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21dTom Hamilton

RWC 2023: What gives South Africa the edge?

Tom Hamilton breaks down the Rugby World Cup board report that has recommended South Africa be awarded the right to host the 2023 edition of the tournament.

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22dESPN Staff

Wasps sign Carr after Springboks snub

Wasps have signed South African back row Nizaam Carr on a three-month contract as injury cover after the five-time capped Springbok was snubbed for their end of season tour.

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34dESPN Staff

Test rugby's walking wounded

With the November internationals nearing, the biggest concern for the major nations is the growing size of their injury lists -- will key players be fit for the end-of-year tours?

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34dESPN Staff

Louw slapped with three-week suspension

Bath and South Africa flanker Francois Louw has been banned for three weeks for making contact with the eye area of Bennetton lock Marco Fuser.

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42dJohn Goliath, KweséESPN

Key points from Boks' Rugby Championship campaign

KweséESPN looks at South Africa's effort during the Rugby Championship, and evaluates what the Boks can still work on to improve before the end-of-year tour in November and December.

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42dCraig Dowd

Cape Town thriller just what world rugby needed

The tremendous Test match between South Africa and New Zealand in Cape Town was full of everything you could want from a game of rugby - Craig Dowd writes.

2017 RankingsRugby Championship

  • SA3rd
    TRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 35 Tries Scored
    NZ1st
    17
    35
  • SA3rd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 127 Points Difference
    NZ1st
    -18
    127