AUCKLAND, June 25 All Blacks backs Jordie Barrett, Julian Savea and Ngani Laumape have been released to play for the Wellington Hurricanes against the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday.
June 25 Argentina ended a run of five defeats with a 45-29 win over Georgia on Saturday which had Pumas coach Daniel Hourcade rueing the frequent dips in their game as much as praising their spells of brilliance.
AUCKLAND, June 25 Wellington Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd named the following team on Sunday to face the British and Irish Lions at Wellington Regional Stadium on Tuesday.
June 24 (Gracenote) - Summary from the Test match between Argentina and Georgia on Saturday at Estadio 23 de Agosto in San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina Argentina 45 Georgia 29 Half Time: 26-8 Scorers: Argentina : Tries: Agustin Creevy (34),Joaquin Tuculet (37),Ramiro Moyano (44, 54, 57) Conversions: Nicolas Sanchez (35, 38, 45, 54) Penalty Goals: Nicolas Sanchez (4, 16, 24, 27) Georgia : Tries: Davit Kacharava (40),Soso Matiashvili (69),
June 24 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the Test match between Argentina and Georgia on Saturday at Estadio 23 de Agosto in San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina Argentina : 1-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2-Agustin Creevy, 3-Enrique Pieretto Heiland, 4-Guido Petti Pagadizaval, 5-Matias Alemanno, 6-Tomas Lezana;7-Rodrigo Baez, 8-Leonardo Senatore;9-Martin Landajo, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 11-Ramiro Moyano, 12-Jeronimo de la Fuente, 13-Matias Orlando;14-Matias Moroni 15-Joaquin Tuculet Replacements: 16-Julian Mon
* Boks record first win at Ellis Park against France (Adds quotes)
JOHANNESBURG, June 24 Lock Eben Etzebeth scored a try that epitomised the revival of South Africa following their disastrous 2016 as the Springboks made a clean-sweep of their three-match home series with France with a 35-12 victory at Ellis Park on Saturday.
June 24 (Gracenote) - Summary from the Test match between South Africa and France on Saturday at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg, South Africa South Africa 35 France 12 Half Time: 16-9 Scorers: South Africa : Tries: Jesse Kriel (8),Eben Etzebeth (42),Malcolm Marx (61),Rudy Paige (75) Conversions: Elton Jantjies (10, 62, 76) Penalty Goals: Elton Jantjies (7, 24, 39) France : Penalty Goals:Jules Plisson (13, 17, 43, 58)
June 24 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the Test match between South Africa and France on Saturday at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg, South Africa South Africa : 1-Tendai Mtawarira, 2-Malcolm Marx, 3-Ruan Dreyer, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 5-Franco Mostert, 6-Siyamthanda Kolisi;7-Jaco Kriel, 8-Jean-Luc du Preez;9-Francois Hougaard, 10-Elton Jantjies, 11-Courtnall Skosan, 12-Jan Serfontein, 13-Jesse Kriel;14-Raymond Rhule 15-Andries Coetzee Replacements: 16-Bongi Mbonambi, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Coe
AUCKLAND, June 24 British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland thinks the three-test series against New Zealand remains very much alive despite the disappointment of Saturday's 30-15 defeat in the opener.