Anthony Watson is relishing his first return to Bath as a Leicester TIgers player

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Watson spent nine years at Bath before being told he wasn’t in their plans prior to this season – now a Leicester Tiger, he insists his acrimonious exit is ‘buried’ as it is ‘wasted energy’ as he relishes his first return to The Rec Bath Rugby host Leicester Tigers in the Premiership Rugby … Read more

Finn Russell is OMITTED from Scotland’s squad for next month’s autumn internationals

Finn Russell is OMITTED from Scotland’s squad for next month’s autumn internationals in a surprise call by head coach Gregor Townsend – with Blair Kinghorn likely to start at fly-half Finn Russell is reportedly set to be left out of Scotland’s autumn internationals Russell is not available to Australia as the match falls out of … Read more

Leicester coach Steve Borthwick blasts rugby’s 20-minute sin-bin plan for a red card

Leicester boss Steve Borthwick blasts rugby’s 20-minute sin-bin plan for red cards – despite the Tigers having a player sent off in their last two games in the Champions Cup World Rugby are trialling a law amendment which allows sent-off players to be replaced after 20 minutes Leicester Tigers had both Guy Porter and Ollie Chessum … Read more

Injury-hit Wales seek help from Christ Tshiunza after handing him first call-up

FORWARDS (21): Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (35 caps) Rhodri Jones (Ospreys) (21 caps) Rhys Carré (Cardiff Rugby) (13 caps) Ken Owens (Scarlets) (82 caps) Elliot Dee (Dragons) (40 caps) Ryan Elias (Scarlets) (19 caps) Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Rugby) (31 caps) WillGriff John (Scarlets) (Uncapped) Tomas Francis (Ospreys) (57 caps) Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (148 caps) Adam … Read more

George Williams stars in match-winning debut for Warrington against Leeds

‘Proven winner’ George Williams has Warrington boss Lee Briers purring after stunning match-winning debut against Leeds By Press Association Published: 19:01 EDT, 1 August 2021 | Updated: 19:33 EDT, 1 August 2021 Warrington assistant coach Lee Briers hailed match-winning debutant George Williams as a ‘proven winner’ after he kicked a dramatic last-minute drop-goal which condemned … Read more

Kyle Sinckler cited for ‘biting’ Franco Mostert in Lions’ second Test defeat to South Africa

Kyle Sinckler cited for ‘biting’ Franco Mostert in Lions’ second Test defeat to South Africa with surprisingly no other players under investigation after a volatile encounter in Cape Town Kyle Sinckler has been cited for biting South Africa’s Franco Mostert Stuart Hogg denied claims that he bit Willie le Roux during the Lions’ defeat Surprisingly, … Read more

Stuart Hogg denies biting Willie Le Roux but now has nervous wait to see if he avoids punishment

Stuart Hogg denies BITING South Africa’s Willie le Roux during second Test fracas as Lions full-back says he is ‘annoyed and upset by this unsubstantiated accusation’… as he faces wait to see if any disciplinary proceedings will happen over incident South Africa beat the British & Irish Lions 27-9 to set up series decider The … Read more

ALAIN ROLLAND: The officials rose to the occasion for the second Lions Test in Cape Town

ALAIN ROLLAND: The officials rose to the occasion for the second Test in Cape Town – referee Ben O’Keeffe was decisive and clearly calling the shots South African TMO Marius Jonker was under big pressure coming into the game  But O’Keeffe led the conversations and made Jonker’s job much easier for him  The refereeing team … Read more

Owens insists Kolbe was ‘VERY LUCKY’ to avoid red and Boks were fortunate with Lukhanyo Am try

Nigel Owens insists Cheslin Kolbe was ‘VERY LUCKY’ to avoid a red card for his mid-air collision with Conor Murray… as he also argues Lukhanyo Am was ‘not in control’ of the ball for South Africa’s second try in their win over the Lions Former ref Nigel Owens says he would sent off Cheslin Kolbe … Read more

Lions head coach Warren Gatland aims dig at Rassie Erasmus after Lions lose second Test

Lions head coach Warren Gatland aims dig at Rassie Erasmus as he insists ‘I won’t be taking to social media to express my views’ after some controversial calls during second Test defeat against South Africa Warren Gatland took aim at Rassie Erasmus after his side fell to a 27-9 defeat The Lions head coach seemingly … Read more