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

South Africa vs British and Irish Lions – second Test LIVE: Build-up, updates and result

South Africa vs British and Irish Lions LIVE: More refereeing controversy as Lukhanyo Am has debatable try ALLOWED after Makazole Mapimpi also crossed to give Springboks 12-point lead… with winger Cheslin Kolbe already lucky to escape a red card! By Max Mathews For Mailonline Published: 11:00 EDT, 31 July 2021 | Updated: 14:00 EDT, 31 July 2021 … Read more