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Super Rugby Round 7 Roundup: Vodacom Bulls take honours in derby clash

The Vodacom Bulls returned to winning ways with their 33-23 derby win over the DHL Stormers on Saturday evening, while earlier in the day the Cell C Sharks also returned to form with their superb 63-40 Vodacom Super Rugby triumph over the Blues in Auckland.

The Emirates Lions played at home on Sunday afternoon in a repeat of the 2017 final against the Crusaders and the New Zealand side edged the Highveld team 14-8 in a close fought match.


Simon Raiwalui announced as new Wallabies forwards coach

The Wallabies have announced Simon Raiwalui as Australia’s new forwards coach until the end of 2019. The former Fiji international will assume the role following the completion of his club duties with Biarritz in France.

The 43-year old will return to Australia for the first time in over 20 years, following an illustrious playing career that included stints with Sale, Newport (Wales) and Racing Metro (France) as well as captaining Saracens in the English Premiership.


Henry Speight re-signs with Rugby Australia and the Brumbies

Wallabies winger Henry Speight has signed a new deal with Rugby Australia and the Brumbies until the end of 2019. The 19-Test star has put to paper on a one-year extension to see him remain on Australian soil until at least the end of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The 29-year old made his debut on the 2014 Spring Tour against Ireland after several standout seasons for the Brumbies and was part of the Wallabies Rugby World Cup campaign in 2015.


Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Link Up with Thomas Cook Sport

Mercedes-AMG Petronas announced today a new agreement with Thomas Cook Sport, the UK's leading sports travel operator, which will offer Formula One fans around the world the chance to experience a unique concept at four Grands Prix this season.

The new relationship will see Thomas Cook Sport become an Official Team Supplier, expanding their presence in the world of Formula One where they currently create travel experiences to 14 races across the globe, and working with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport to add value to fan experiences and interaction with the sport.


Jacques Vermeulen suspended for 2 weeks

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee has accepted a guilty plea from Jacques Vermeulen of the Sharks for contravening Law 9.20 - dangerous play in a ruck or maul -after he was Cited during a Super Rugby Match at the Weekend.

Vermeulen has been suspended from all forms of the game for 2 weeks, up to and including Friday 6 April 2018.


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