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Room 101: Northampton Saints flanker Heinrich Brüssow

The former Springbok is not a fan of a full English breakfast item

TEAMS: Gallagher Premiership – Round 10

Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints (Friday) Worcester Warriors: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Ryan Mills, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Francois Hougaard; 1 Callum Black, 2 Jack Singleton, 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Anton Bresler, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 6 Marco Mama, 7 Sam Lewis, 8 GJ van Velze (capt). Replacements: 16 […]

CONFIRMED: Northampton sign Springbok back rower

Northampton Saints have confirmed the signing of Heinrich Brussow from January. As revealed in Blindside on September 3, the Springboks flanker will arrive at Franklin’s Gardens once his contract in Japan runs out. The 31-year-old burst into international rugby consciousness during the 2009 British and Irish Lions’ tour to South Africa and won 23 Test […]

Brendan Gallagher’s RWC absent friends XV

15 Israel Dagg (NZ) Arguably the star of the tournament four years ago, certainly a key player with five tries and a series of performances that projected him into everybody’s Tournament XV. Injuries have subsequently taken their toll along with the emergence of the exceptional Ben Smith. European player of the year Nick Abendanon is […]

Rugby Championship ‘unofficial round’ teams

Argentina v South Africa Argentina: Joaquín Tuculet;  Santiago Cordero, Matías Moroni, Juan Martín Hernández, Juan Imhoff; Nicolás Sánchez, Martín Landajo; Marcos Ayerza, Agustín Creevy (Capt.), Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro; Benjamin Macome, Tomás Lavanini; Tomás Lezana, Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, Juan Manuel Legiuzamón. Replacements: Julián Montoya, Lucas Noguera, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Matias Alemanno, Pablo Matera, Tomás Cubelli, Juan Pablo Socino, Lucas González Amorosino. South Africa: Zane Kirchner; […]

Rugby Championship round 3 teams

Australia v New Zealand Australia: Israel Folau; Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell; Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps; Scott Sio; Stephen Moore (Capt.), Sekope Kepu; Dean Mumm, James Horwill; Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, David Pocock. Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Slipper, Greg Holmes, Will Skelton, Ben McCalman, Nic White, Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale. New Zealand: […]

Jeremy Guscott’s column: Bok boys can do lot more than just bash

It would be a huge surprise if these sides continue to play this type of expansive rugby in the World Cup, but for now they are wowing the Championship and it’s refreshing to see teams of this calibre play with such freedom. Usually due to the high stakes nature of top-end rugby, we rarely see […]

Springboks change eight for New Zealand clash

Heyneke Meyer has made eight changes for South Africa’s match against the All Blacks this weekend. Of the three changes to the starting XV, only the pack sees a reshuffle with the backline unchanged. Heinrich Brüssow will make his first appearance in the Springbok jersey since the Rugby World Cup in 2011, taking over the […]

Rampant Barbarians beat Leicester

The Barbarians ran in eight tries to beat Leicester 59-26 at Welford Road last night. Stormers centre Juan de Jongh scored a brace for the invitational side with Thomas du Toit, Francis Saili, Heinrich Brussow, Tom English, Michael Rhodes and Tevita Li also crossing. The final try and conversion went to Sharks No.8 Jacques Botes […]

Bath’s Francois Louw gets South Africa call

Bath flanker Francois Louw will miss at least the first three rounds of the Premiership season after he was called up to the South African squad for their Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship. Louw is one of 28 players selected for the matches against Australia in Perth on September 8 and New Zealand in […]

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