Rugby Union Today: Build-up and Rising Sons

Date published: July 23 2019

Another busy day in the rugby union game as the build-up continues ahead of round two of the Rugby Championship, plus there is episode three of England’s fascinating Rising Sons series.

What’s on the site

On the back of beating Australia, South Africa assistant coach Matt Proudfoot is focussed solely on this weekend’s game against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium, despite the Rugby World Cup closing in fast.

The Springboks could face off with Sonny Bill Williams on Saturday after it was confirmed he’s progressing well in his recovery.

We also bring you the third episode of Rising Sons as England watch the Cricket World Cup final and also continue training.

What’s in the news

Rassie Erasmus has admitted the excellent performance of Herschel Jantjies has given him a selection headache at scrum-half.

Meanwhile, Australia scrum-half Will Genia hopes they can recapture the form of Salta last year when they take on Argentina.

What’s on social media

Western Province posted a video today as they look to promote their upcoming game. Braai (BBQ) and rugby sounds good to us.

What’s on TV

The Rugby Championship continues this weekend with New Zealand taking on South Africa and Australia hosting Argentina. Both games will be on Sky Sports, while they will also show two Currie Cup encounters.