Inside the Lions Den: Moments you may have forgotten from the British & Irish Lions’ 2005 tour documentary

The 2005 tour saw the British & Irish Lions face the challenge of New Zealand for the first time in the professional era. With an experienced squad led by England World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward, everything seemed to be in place for the Lions to make a serious bid for

John Bateman: Returning Wigan Warriors star reveals disappointment at not lifting trophy in NRL

Returning Wigan Warriors back row John Bateman looks back on his two years at Canberra Raiders with a tinge of disappointment despite winning plenty of individual plaudits during his time in the NRL. The England international was a big hit in Australia, where his all-action style earned him a place

Trailfinders Challenge Cup: Ben Ward and Ealing on the trail of Saracens in first competitive game of 2021

It will be quite the match-up at Vallis Way on Saturday afternoon: The fallen giants of English and, indeed, European rugby union up against one of the most ambitious, up-and-coming clubs outside of the Gallagher Premiership. It is an encounter which has generated plenty of interest too – and not

Shaun Wane: England head coach still plans for mid-year international as part of RLWC2021 build-up

Shaun Wane is confident England’s plans for a mid-season international would not be affected by a potential delay to the start of the 2021 Super League season. Global governing body International Rugby League have slated the weekend of June 26 and 27 for mid-year internationals, with England potentially facing an

Kyle Sinckler: England prop to miss Six Nations opener with Scotland due to suspension

Kyle Sinckler will miss England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland after being hit with a two-week ban for failing to respect the authority of the match official. Sinckler appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel after being cited for the incident which took place in Bristol’s Premiership victory over Exeter

Premiership Rugby prepare contingency plans should European club competitions be suspended

Premiership Rugby is drawing up contingency plans should European club competitions be suspended because of Covid-19. The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are expected to be halted on Monday after the French Government told Top 14 clubs not to take part in cross-border matches. Should competition organisers European Professional Club

Rugby player sent off for lifting referee over his head in celebration

A player was sent off for picking up a referee during his interesting celebration in the Pro D2 on Friday evening. Beziers welcomed Nevers to south France for their second tier match which saw the visitors leading 30-25 in the final moments. When Nevers ultimately held on, their players were

Gerwyn Price: When the PDC World Champion played professional rugby league for South Wales Scorpions

It was the evening of Saturday, January 2 when Dave Clark was contacted by a friend in Cumbria, where he now makes his home, asking if he remembered one of his old players by the name of Gerwyn Price. Up until that point, the Australia-born former Wales international had no

Team of the week: Wasps and Connacht dominate after big wins over Exeter Chiefs and Leinster

Wasps dominate our team of the week after they dismantled Exeter Chiefs, while Connacht and Bristol provide three players each… 15 Lima Sopoaga (Wasps) It was a good weekend for full-backs, with Charles Piutau and Jacob Stockdale both important for their respective teams, but Lima Sopoaga gets the nod in

Rugby stars explain why the Lions tour of South Africa is momentous

Lions Tour Roar! With hopes that the trip to South Africa can go ahead in July, rugby stars past and present explain why the clash of the hemispheres is so momentous Fingers are crossed the British & Irish Lions’ Tour to South Africa goes ahead  The Lions will play the