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Rugby morning headlines as All Blacks come out fighting overnight amid calls for them to be removed


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These are your rugby headlines for Saturday, August 21

Boks: We’ll host the rest of Rugby Championship

South Africa have confirmed they’ve provided to host the remaining fixtures of the Rugby Championship.

The match was plunged into chaos this week after New Zealand pulled out internet hosting two video games towards the Springboks, including that they might not be going through Australia subsequent week both.

The tightening of presidency rules on journey and quarantine attributable to Covid was the reasoning behind the choice.

Now the Boks have provided to host the remaining excellent fixtures.

The northern hemisphere is the opposite potential vacation spot for the remainder of the match, with Cardiff’s Principality Stadium touted as a bunch venue.

The world champions, who noticed off the British Lions 2-1 of their summer season Check collection, are presently internet hosting Argentina within the opening two video games of their Rugby Championship marketing campaign, with the second of these fixtures kicking off in the present day.

‘All Blacks ought to withdraw!’

There have been calls in South Africa for New Zealand to be faraway from the Rugby Championship after pulling the plug on their third Bledisloe Cup conflict with Australia subsequent weekend.

New Zealand sparked anger and chaos on Friday by saying they might not be travelling to Perth amid Covid restrictions. Additionally they cancelled matches towards South Africa later within the match.

Not one of the different groups knew the New Zealand announcement was coming.

South African rugby journalist Mark Keohane believes it is time for the Springboks to hitch the Six Nations. He wrote on his web site : “The New Zealand Rugby Union, in the way in which its management carried out itself throughout Tremendous Rugby and now throughout the Rugby Championship, is self-serving, in regards to the All Blacks solely and has no significant funding within the SANZAAR alliance, exterior of the way it serves New Zealand.

“If the All Blacks can’t make their video games, then they need to forfeit the factors or they need to withdraw from the match and permit Australia, South Africa and Argentina to get on with it.”

“There was an ongoing name for the Springboks to be added to an expanded Six Nations or substitute the match’s whipping boys Italy. Half the Springboks take a look at squad performs for golf equipment up north and the South African rugby alignment ought to be on a flight to London and never Sydney.

“If Italy’s place is non-negotiable, then add the Springboks and Argentina to an expanded Six Nations and make it essentially the most wanted worldwide annual match with these eight nations. Let New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the Pacific Islands have their worldwide match.”

New Zealand hit again

The All Blacks have hit again this morning after going through a barrage of criticism from the Wallabies, South Africa and SANZAAR over their resolution and perceived lack of session.

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie described himself as “bloody offended”, revealing he and his gamers discovered the sport was off through social media. Rugby Australia boss Any Marinos additionally expressed his annoyance at discovering out via the media.

However New Zealand Rugby chief Mark Richardson dismissed the response, telling Newstalk ZB: “Definitely I do know that senior All Blacks and Wallabies have been discussing the state of affairs and our gamers have been making them conscious of the truth of our state of affairs.

“It’s a disgrace that it couldn’t get again to Dave and a few of the folks he’s referring to.

“I haven’t learn all of his feedback, however my understanding of some reference to no session, that’s merely not true.

“We had calls proper via from kind of Wednesday, Thursday; we put one thing in writing on Thursday, after which we spoke to them (Rugby Australia) earlier than something was launched.

“I’ve actual sympathy for Dave.

“I’d have thought there’d have been speaking within the days as much as when this got here a chance, that there would have been communication inside Rugby Australia to establish this as a chance.”

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Kefu opens up on violent break-in

Australia legend Toutai Kefu has revealed in depth particulars of the stunning break-in at his Brisbane residence through which he stabbed.

The Tonga coach opened up on the incident which noticed his spouse endure accidents that she could by no means recuperate from.

“I’m taking it day-by-day,” he mentioned.

“At instances, there are outbursts of crying.”

The household have been awoken by intruders within the early hours of Monday morning, and Kefu’s spouse was the primary to listen to the disturbance.

“She heard a little bit of a rustle downstairs, as she bought up, had a glance exterior, she observed the automotive throughout the highway, however she thought it was an Uber driver dropping somebody off after which she went again to mattress,” he mentioned.

“She thought possibly a possum had gone in the home, so she went downstairs and that’s what she was confronted by, the 2 intruders, and let loose this shrieky form of scream [and] I jumped off the bed.”

Kefu additionally revealed the accidents that the pair sustained within the break-in.

“It was numerous blood and so they had really nicked [my] liver,” he mentioned, earlier than including about his spouse: “I don’t assume she’ll get 100 per cent use of her arm however she’s nonetheless alive.

“At one stage, the physician mentioned to her if the blade was sharper it might have lower her complete arm off.

“The bone really stopped the blade. It was actually graphic and he or she’s a trooper, previous Rach.”

4 boys aged between 13 and 15 have since been charged.

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