Category: Rugby Union

Cipriani in for first England start in a decade

Premiership Player of the Year Nominnes annoucced

changes ahead of the third and final test against South Africa in Cape Town tomorrow. With the series already lost after going down 42-39 in the first test and 23 -12 in the second, England are now looking to avoid a white wash and a seventh straight test defeat this year. Into the starting line  … Read more

Ireland make changes ahead of third and final deciding test

Ireland Rugby Union head coach Joe Schmidt has named 5 changes to his starting line-up for their decisive third Test against Australia in Sydney this Saturday morning (GMT). With Australia taking the first test 18-9 in Brisbane and the Irish levelling the series with a 21-26 victory in Melbourne both coach’s will Schmidt has recalled  … Read more

England lose again as RFU backs Jones

South Africa (13) 23 Tries: Vermeulen, penalty Con: Pollard Pens: Pollard 3 England (12) 12 Tries: Brown, May Con: Farrell England Rugby Union chiefs have given Eddie Jones their full support following England’s fifth straight defeat on Saturday when they lost their second test in a row to South Africa 23-12, meaning the South Africans  … Read more

Ireland making sweeping changes ahead of second test

Following last week’s decision to rest his Leinster contingent following their busy but successful end of the season and their shock 18-9 defeat to Australia in the 1st of their 3 match test series, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made no less than 8 changes to his side for this weekend’s must Win second test  … Read more

England crash to another test defeat!

Farrell to lead England in France

South Africa (29) 42 Tries: De Klerk, Nkosi 2, Le Roux, Dyantyi Cons: Pollard 4 Pens: Pollard 3 England (27) 39 Tries: Brown, Daly, Farrell, Itoje, May Cons: Farrell 4 Pens: Daly, Farrell England Rugby Union crashed to their fourth successive test defeat as they failed to hold of a stunning South African fight back  … Read more

New Zealand born Shields to start on the bench for England

England look to name Shields in Summer Tour Squad!

England head coach has named the uncapped former Hurricanes forward Brad Shields on the bench for Saturdays first test against South Africa in Johannesburg. The former New Zealand youth international qualifies for England via his parents and only joined the squad last weekend after officially being released from his contract with the New Zealand RFU  … Read more

Wales RU recall duo for a second chance!

Wales Rugby Union have recalled premiership duo Josh Adams and Tomas Francis to their squad for the summers two test series against Argentina after the pair was withdrawn by the clubs for the tours opening 22-20 win over South Africa in Washington this weekend. Worcester winger Josh, Exeter Prop forward Francis and Bath Lock Luke  … Read more

England crash to Baabaa’s defeat

England (28) 45 Tries: Daly, Francis 2, Mercer, Launchbury, May; Pens: Ford; Cons: Ford 6. Barbarians (35) 63 Tries: Ashton 3, Vito 2, Russell, Radradra, Timani, Laidlaw; Cons: Russell 7, Laidlaw 2. Former England international Chris Ashton showed current England boss Eddie Jones just what he could do with a stunning hat trick as he  … Read more