Sean Kennedy warned Scotland yesterday that they will be making a big mistake if they allow the Dark Blues’ sevens side to be merged into a Great Britain outfit.
The Edinburgh scrum-half says his previous experience with the programme competing on the World Series was a major...
Friday 26th May 2017
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Andy Farrell accepts that defence will be “a massive part” of the British and Irish Lions’ game as they prepare to tackle world champions New Zealand.
Lions assistant coach Farrell, who helped plot Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks in Chicago last November,...
Team could tour Canada or New Zealand from 2019
Saturday 20th May 2017
Sco tla nd wing Tommy Seymour said yesterday that he was “living a dream” following his British and Irish Lions selection to tour New Zealand.
Seymour has just completed a first pre-tour training camp in Wales with 13 of his Lions colleagues — the remaining 27 players...
Departing chief praises current Leinster boss for ending ‘civil war’ in RFU
Friday 19th May 2017
Changes to the qualification process were announced yesterday for the European Champions Cup competition.
Tournament organisers European Professional Club Rugby (ECPR) said that the top seven ranked Pro12 clubs this time next year will qualify for the 2018-19 tournament.
Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie is to retire at the end of the summer.
The RFU announced yesterday afternoon that Ritchie, 63, had informed its board of directors, management and staff of his decision.
Ritchie joined the RFU in February 2012, and has overseen...
Thursday 18th May 2017
Ben Te’o said yesterday that a place in the British and Irish Lions squad would not have featured on his rugby radar last summer.
But the Auckland-born England and Worcester centre will head back to New Zealand in a fortnight’s time as part of a 41-man Lions group tasked...
Wednesday 17th May 2017
2003 champions will come up against Argentina and France
Thursday 11th May 2017
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend said yesterday that playing hosts Japan will make the World Cup campaign more challenging than it might have been — but also more mouthwatering.
Scotland were grouped with Ireland and Japan in Pool A for the 2019 tournament along with a...