A group of 38 players, featuring eight players who were not part of the first camp, will assemble in Durban for the second Springbok training camp before the final squad for the Castle Lager Incoming Series (June Internationals) is named early next month.
Three uncapped players have been included among the 25 named today in the preliminary Wallabies squad for next month’s British & Irish Lions series. NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau and the Brumbies pair of loose forward and skipper Ben Mowen and inside centre Christian Leali’ifano have all been included in the group, which will assemble in Sydney on the evening of Sunday June 2 to begin preparations.
Argentinean coach Santiago Phelan has named two squads as the Pumas begin preparations for their 2013 Test season. Phelan has named a full group which will contest the June Internationals, and another first group/training selection for The Rugby Championship.
Argentina have named what is a preliminary squad for The Rugby Championship. The Pumas kick off their 2013 campaign with an away match against the Springboks in Bloemfontein.
Argentina have named their squad for the June Internationals, with the Pumas hosting England (minus their British and Irish Lions representatives) for two Test matches (8 June at Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta and 15 June at Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires), while a third Test against Georgia will be played on June 22 at the Estadio Centenario, Resistencia.
The All Blacks selectors, Head Coach Steve Hansen, Assistant Coach Ian Foster and fellow selector Grant Fox, have selected 38 players to attend two training camps ahead of the three Steinlager Series Tests against France. The two training camps will be held at Mt Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty with the first camp from Sunday 19 May - Tuesday 21 May and the second camp from Sunday 26 May - Tuesday 28 May.
England today named 11 uncapped players in their squad for this summer’s Barbarians game and three-match tour to Uruguay and Argentina. England – minus the players from the Aviva Premiership final the previous day and Lions reps – are taking on the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on May 26 before playing a CONSUR XV, representing the South American nations, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on June 2, and then Tests against Argentina in Salta (June 8) and Buenos Aires (June 15).
England will play three matches on their tour to Argentina and Uruguay this summer. Stuart Lancaster’s side will face a CONSUR XV representing the South American nations in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Sunday, June 2. Then they meet Argentina for Test matches on back-to-back Saturdays, first in Salta on June 8 and then at Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires on June 15.
Ireland has confirmed their autumn internationals incoming opponents, with The Rugby Championship winner's the All Blacks as well as the Wallabies heading to Dublin later this year along with Samoa for the 'GUINNESS Series'.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said the first national training camp of 2013, held in Cape Town from Sunday to Tuesday, was a huge success, despite a number of front line players sitting out training because of injuries.
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El Departamento de Rugby de Alto Rendimiento confirmó la contratación del entrenador neozelandés Graham Henry para que continúe trabajando este año junto al staff técnico de Los Pumas como asesor técnico. Estará junto al equipo durante todo el Personal Rugby Championship, que se llevará a cabo entre agosto y octubre.
The first of two planned national training camps before the Incoming Series in June will be held in Cape Town from 14 to 16 April, with Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and the national selectors inviting 36 players to attend. The three-day camp will start on Sunday, the day after the Super Rugby derby between the Stormers and The Sharks in Cape Town, and conclude on Tuesday.
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today announced that Steve Hansen had been reappointed to the position of All Blacks Head Coach. Hansen, who was initially appointed All Blacks Head Coach last year on a two–year contract, will now coach the All Blacks through to Rugby World Cup 2015.
Long time Argentina coach Santiago Phelan will be at the helm during the 2013 edition of The Rugby Championship, but it is likely the former Test flanker will not guide the Pumas to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. So next year, Argentina in The Rugby Championship could have a new mentor.
SANZAR today announced the full draw for The Rugby Championship which kicks off on Saturday August 17 with back-to-back matches in Sydney and Bloemfontein.
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Wales are the only climbers on the back of the penultimate round of RBS 6 Nations matches, the defending champions swapping places with France to occupy fifth place in the latest IRB World Rankings. However the All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies will not have their top three places threatened.
SANZAR today announced the full draw for The Rugby Championship’s second year, kicking off with a popular clash between the Wallabies and 2012 season’s winners, the All Blacks, at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday 17 August.
Wales will be confirmed in the third band of directly qualified teams for the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Allocation Draw on Monday (15:00 UK time) when the latest IRB World Rankings are published at 12:00 on the same day.