Rugby Union Today: Injury concern and South Africa’s move

Another busy day in the rugby union game as there’s a double injury concern for England plus news from South Africa.

Rugby Union Today: Injury concern and South Africa’s move

Rugby Union Today: Injury concern and South Africa’s move

What’s on the site After Sale’s away win over Northampton last night, England are facing an anxious wait over the fitness of duo Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes.

In South Africa, the teams are named ahead of the Springbok Showdown while New Zealand have accepted that country’s exit from Super Rugby.

Elsewhere, Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill is concerned for the future of rugby if the threat of coronavirus continues to affect the sport.

What’s in the news Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan believes their relationship with New Zealand Rugby is at “probably the lowest ebb it has ever been”.

On South Africa’s call to move its big four Super Rugby teams to Europe, New Zealand flank Sam Cane admitted not facing them again is a shame.

What’s on social media How about this conversion attempt from Counties Manukau fly-half Baden Kerr while playing in the Mitre 10 Cup? This will be difficult to replicate.

Baden Kerr makes missing look good.#Mitre10Cup pic.twitter.com/cPalbzsAbL

— Mitre 10 Cup (@Mitre10Cup) September 29, 2020

What’s on TV There’s plenty of weekday rugby in the Premiership that will be televised on BT Sport. No sooner has it finished, the PRO14 is back for a new season on Premier Sports this Friday. Elsewhere, on Sky Sports there is Mitre 10 Cup action throughout the weekend.

 

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