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RECAP: Tuesday’s Rugby Round-Up

  • Christian Wade has admitted he would not know which way to turn if both England boss Eddie Jones and Team GB Sevens coach Simon Amor request his services this summer.
  • DTH van der Merwe has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a shoulder injury
  • New Zealand’s All Blacks won Team of the Year award following their World Cup triumph
  • Connacht Rugby today confirmed the two-year contract extensions of flanker Jake Heenan and inside back Craig Ronaldson

Wasps’ Christian Wade may face Olympic or England choice
Christian Wade has admitted he would not know which way to turn if both England boss Eddie Jones and Team GB Sevens coach Simon Amor request his services this summer.

The 24-year-old wing equaled the Premiership record when he claimed a double hat-trick at Worcester on Saturday.

His director of rugby, Dai Young, claimed that this remarkable feat was a ‘timely reminder’ to national coach Eddie Jones about his finishing class.

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Scarlets wing DTH van der Merwe to miss rest of season
Scarlets speedster winger  DTH van der Merwe has been ruled out for the rest of the Pro 12 season because of a shoulder injury.

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Van der Merwe had a scan yesterday which revealed significant shoulder damage and the speedster will see a consultant today.

The winger left the field in considerable pain after a heavy challenge in the first half of Saturday’s Pro12 46-10 defeat to his former side Glasgow and was due to undergo a scan on the injury yesterday.

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All Blacks named Laureus World Sports team of the year
The All Blacks have won the Laureus World Sports award for team of the year.

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Rugby World Cup-winning skipper Richie McCaw received the award on behalf of the team at the awards in Berlin on Monday.

The All Blacks beat off NBA champions Golden State Warriors, the Mercedes Formula One team, the Great Britain Davis Cup tennis team and two soccer juggernauts — European club giants Barcelona and women’s world champions the United States.

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Craig Ronaldson and Jake Heenan sign new contract extensions with Connacht
Connacht Rugby today confirmed the two-year contract extensions of flanker Jake Heenan and inside back Craig Ronaldson.

Heenan (24), a former New Zealand Under-20’s captain, is currently in his third season with Connacht and becomes Irish qualified at the end of June.

Ronaldson was drafted into the Connacht squad in the summer of 2013 straight from the AIL. The 26-year-old has earned a further contract on the back of quality performances in both the number 10 and 12 shirt as well as his impressive goal-kicking ability.