Rugby

2:37 PM GMT Pieter-Steph du Toit has been named World Rugby Player of the Year to cap his weekend after featuring prominently for South Africa as the Springboks defeated England in the Rugby World Cup final. Du Toit, 27, won the award from Springboks teammate Cheslin Kolbe, Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones, New Zealand backrower
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11:30 AM GMT TOKYO — The Rugby World Cup is back in South Africa’s hands after a phenomenal display against England in the final. With the dust settling on the tournament, it is the perfect time to reflect on the past six weeks of world-class rugby and attempt to pick our team of the tournament.
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1:29 PM GMT TOKYO — RFU CEO Bill Sweeney will seek talks with England coach Eddie Jones to extend his contract through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup once the dust has settled on their heartbreaking defeat to South Africa. Jones is contracted with the RFU through to August 2021 and Sweeney ideally wants the
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1:19 PM BST England coach Eddie Jones had no explanation for his side’s failure to mount any real threat in their 32-12 Rugby World Cup final defeat by South Africa on Saturday, saying that sometimes in sport you just come up against a better team on the day. While it was not the in-depth insight
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