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Tonight’s rugby news as England international dies and disgraced Springbok returns

Here are the latest rugby headlines for Tuesday, June 13.

Ex-England prop Paul Rendall dies aged 69 after battle of MND

By sports staff PA

Former England player Paul Rendall has died aged 69 after a battle with motor neurone disease. Rendall made 28 caps in a Test career that spanned from 1984 to 1991, playing the last game in a World Cup pool match against Italy, after which he injured his Achilles.

Nicknamed ‘The Judge’ for his role as a penalty master on tour, the bohemian came to international rugby late after making his debut against Wales at the age of 30. He played in a terrifying front row completed by Brian Moore and Jeff Probyn before being knocked out by the arrival of Jason Leonard.

“Today we lost Paul Rendall ‘The Judge’,” wrote Will Carling, Rendall’s last England captain on Twitter. “The man who quietly taught a young captain the importance of enjoying life! He was a master. He was also honest, kind, loyal and tough. A worthy man. Love.”

The Wasps strongman, who became head coach and director of rugby at Bracknell RFC, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year.

Springbok is disgraced again

Disgraced South Africa international Aphiwe Dyantyi signed with the Sharks’ United Rugby Championship just before the end of his four-year doping ban.

Breakthrough Player of the Year in the 2018 Rugby World Cup, who scored six attempts in 13 Tests for South Africa in 2018, tested positive for multiple anabolic steroids in 2019. He has denied any wrongdoing and said the banned substances were accidentally ingested but were dealt with four points. -year suspension.


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