All Blacks squad named for 2017 Investec Rugby Championship

Follow @RedefinedRugby All Blacks squad named for 2017 Investec Rugby Championship The All Blacks selectors, Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox, have selected their squad for the 2017 Investec Rugby Championship. The squad is as follows (with province, Investec Super Rugby team and Test caps in brackets): Forwards Hookers Dane Coles (Wellington/Hurricanes, 49) Nathan…

Springboks name 34-man squad

Follow @RedefinedRugby Promising young flyhalf Curwin Bosch, No 8 Dan du Preez and fullback Warrick Gelant were included in the 34-man Springbok squad for the start of the 2017 Rugby Championship campaign on Saturday. The 22-year old Du Preez is the twin brother of Springbok loose forward Jean-Luc du Preez. Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, said…

Result: Lions 17 vs 25 Crusaders: FINAL 2017 ~ 05/08/17

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Crusaders claimed their eighth Super Rugby title and first since 2008 with a 25-17 victory over 14-man Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday. The record-breaking 62 000 capacity crowd were silenced as their Lions heroes were denied a maiden Super Rugby title and coach Johan Ackermann was a denied what would have…

Result: Brumbies 16 v 35 Hurricanes – 21/07/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Hurricanes book semi-final spot The Hurricanes became the first team to reach the Super Rugby semi-finals when they claimed a 35-16 win over the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday. The Brumbies were competitive throughout although the Hurricanes gradually took control of proceedings and eventually outscored their hosts four tries to two with Jordie…

Preview: Lions v Sharks – 22/07/17

Follow @RedefinedRugby A clinical and composed approach from the Lions should see them secure a comfortable win over the Sharks at Ellis Park on Saturday to progress to a second successive home semi-final. After their defeat to the Jaguares, the Lions players challenged coach Johan Ackermann to only shave his beard when they lost another…