Today’s rugby news as chaos sees three players carded for shocking tackles and World Cup faces huge changes

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Here are the latest rugby headlines on Thursday, September 28.

Chaos sees three players carded for shocking high tackles

Namibia were well on their way to a historic first-ever Rugby World Cup victory, but struggled to capitalise in the second half and were defeated 36-26.

Uruguay managed to complete their comeback no thanks to a series of ill-disciplined moments. Namibia had two yellow cards in addition to a red card after Des Sethie had his head in his hands after a head-to-head tackle was upgraded in the bunker.

Uruguay’s Eric Dosantos was sent to the bin late on for a high challenge, but perhaps curiously his attempted tackle was not upgraded to red before the full-time whistle blew.

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Pollard returns to provide huge Springboks boost

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has made 12 changes to his starting side to face Tonga in Stade de Marseille on Sunday, but only one name really matters.

Fit-again fly-half Handre Pollard returns for his first game of the 2023 Rugby World Cup 2023 in a completely overhauled backline. Deon Fourie starts his first test at hooker and Duane Vermeulen starts at openside flanker with the versatile Grant Williams on the right wing.

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