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

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

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

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

Coronavirus: Worcester vs Harlequins off as several Quins players have to self-isolate

Harlequins’ Gallagher Premiership clash at Worcester, due to take place on Friday, has been cancelled due to the London club’s inability to field a full front row as a result of contact tracing for coronavirus. Quins returned a positive test for Covid-19 after their Boxing day defeat by Bristol and

Jake Ball: Wales lock to leave Scarlets and quit international rugby at the end of the season

Wales lock Jake Ball will effectively end his international career by leaving the Scarlets at the end of the season to return to Australia. The 29-year-old has won 49 caps since his 2014 debut, becoming one of Wales’ frontline tight-five forwards. Wales players must pass 60 caps to play for

Semi Radradra: Bristol Bears to complain to World Rugby over Fiji’s treatment of centre

Bristol will make a formal complaint to World Rugby over Fiji’s injury management of their star player Semi Radradra. The Fiji centre is set to miss Bristol’s opening two Champions Cup games against Clermont Auvergne and Connacht after suffering a leg injury during the Autumn Nations Cup victory over Georgia

LISTEN: Kevin Sinfield on Will Greenwood’s Podcast

​​​​​​Will Greenwood and Rupert Cox chat to rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield on the podcast this week, after his epic challenge of seven marathons in seven days… On Monday, Leeds Rhinos director of rugby Kevin Sinfield finished an astonishing seven marathons in seven days to support his former team-mate Rob

Match Report – Glasgow 22 – 23 Dragons

Glasgow fly-half Brandon Thomson missed a simple conversion with the final kick to hand Dragons a dramatic 23-22 victory at Scotstoun. Johnny Matthews looked to have clinched four Guinness PRO14 points when he went over following a tap penalty after a lengthy onslaught which carried the game more than three