Rugby

SA Under-20 flyhalf Damian Willemse is one of three uncapped players included in the Springbok squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship, with the Lions quartet of Malcolm Marx (hooker), Warren Whiteley (No 8), Ross Cronje (scrumhalf) and Lionel Mapoe (centre) also back in the Bok fold for the first time this season. Rassie Erasmus, SA
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SYDNEY — Veteran hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau and six uncapped rookies feature in Michael Cheika’s 36-man Wallabies train-on squad for this month’s Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship opener against the All Blacks. Rested from the June series against Ireland after returning from a stint in the English Premiership, Polota-Nau is back in the mix to earn
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The Crusaders knew before the Super Rugby final that if they stopped the Lions’ attacking lineout drives, targeted flyhalf Elton Jantjies and put him under pressure and tackled everything that moved, they were in with a chance of winning. They did all three on Saturday while Richie Mo’unga drove them around the field at Rugby
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The moments that mattered in the Crusaders’ Super Rugby final win over the Lions in Christchurch. 5th minute: Ruan Combrinck through with a clean break, but is caught about seven metres from the Crusaders’ tryline. The Lions take the wrong options at the breakdown and the Crusaders manage to get a turnover. 17th minute: Crusaders
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