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Miller and Du Plessis hit tons as South Africa seal series

SYDNEY (Reuters) - David Miller and Faf du Plessis scored sparkling centuries in a partnership of 252 runs as South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in a one-day international in Hobart on Sunday to win the three-match series 2-1.

England back on track after the one that got away

LONDON (Reuters) - England put themselves back on track with a positive performance in the 16-15 defeat by New Zealand on Saturday, former captain Lawrence Dallaglio said.

Sri Lanka skipper out of second test due to groin injury

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the second test against England in Kandy due to a groin strain, with the uncapped Charith Asalanka called up to the squad as a replacement on Sunday.

Boks enjoy return of winning feeling after recent setbacks

PARIS (Reuters) - After two narrow defeats, South Africa were able to reverse their fortunes and snatch a last-gasp victory of their own against France in Paris on Saturday, even if coach Rassie Erasmus felt they had not been at their best.

France reflect on cruel defeat after Springboks pounce in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French hopes of posting a morale-boosting win in the build-up to next year's World Cup were dashed in a dramatic finish to Saturday's test against South Africa, much to the bitter disappointment of both their coach and captain.

Shoulder injury adds more pain to terrible year for Williams

LONDON (Reuters) - Sonny Bill Williams' wretched year went from bad to worse on Saturday as the two-times Rugby World Cup winner for New Zealand appears likely to have finished an injury-plagued campaign with a shoulder issue.

No shame in losing to Wales, says Cheika

LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Cheika was remarkably sanguine about Australia's first loss to Wales in a decade, saying there was no shame in losing a tight test against a good side and suggesting the Wallabies were due a change of luck.

Ireland confident on Henshaw, Murray an outside bet for All Blacks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is confident centre Robbie Henshaw will be fit to face New Zealand next week and has not completely ruled out scrumhalf Conor Murray from making a surprise return when the world's top two teams meet in Dublin.

Li Jane bags silver in bowling World Cup

PETALING JAYA: National bowler Sin Li Jane had to play the bridesmaid's role at the QubicaAMF World Cup in Las Vegas, United States.

Cruiserweight king Usyk sends Bellew crashing into retirement

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk remained undisputed world cruiserweight champion on Saturday with an eighth round stoppage of British underdog Tony Bellew at the Manchester Arena.