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England seal Test Series victory over South Africa
An outstanding spell by bowler Stuart Broad inspired England to a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the Third Test to claim the Series over the world’s number one ranked side. South Africa were bowled out in their final innings for 83 with Broad taking 6–17. With this incredible performance, Broad also became the number one bowler in the world.
David Haye returns to the ring with a knockout victory
After a three and a half year absence from the sport, David Haye returned to the ring on Saturday and won. His opponent, Mark De Mori, looked to be in trouble after Haye landed his first jab and Haye made the knock out hit with 49 seconds left in the first round. The victory fuels speculation of a fight with either Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua.
Eddie Jones announces his first England squad
On Wednesday, Eddie Jones named his first EPS squad for the upcoming RBS 6 Nations (starting on 6 February). Included were seven uncapped players: Sam Hill, Paul Hill, Maro Itoje, Jack Clifford, Elliot Daly, Ollie Devoto and Josh Beaumont. The full squad is as follows:
Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Alex Goode (Saracens), Chris Ashton (Saracens), Jack Nowell (Exeter), Anthony Watson (Bath), Marland Yarde (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Ollie Devoto (Bath; injury replacement for Manu Tuilagi, Leicester), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Sam Hill (Exeter; injury replacement for Henry Slade, Exeter) Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath), Danny Care (Harlequins), Ben Youngs (Leicester)
Forwards: Dan Cole (Leicester), Paul Hill (Northampton), Matt Mullan (Wasps), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Henry Thomas (Bath; injury replacement for Kieran Brookes, Northampton), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley, Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Josh Beaumont (Sale), Jack Clifford (Harlequins), James Haskell (Wasps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Matt Kvesic (Gloucester; injury replacement for Dave Ewers, Exeter), Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Leicester Tigers and Saracens book places in the Champions Cup quarter-finals
The Tigers and Saracens secured their places in the Champions Cup Quarter-finals a week before the end of the group stages. In doing so, they are both guaranteed a home match in the next round. Leicester beat Benetton Treviso 47–7 on Saturday and Saracens won 33–17 against Ulster. The Quarter-finals are scheduled for the weekend of 8/9/10 April.