The first round of European rugby took place at the weekend; here are four things we learned.It’s the most competitive tournament yet It’s stats time. As Joe said in his review of the weekend, 66 points and an average of 7.3 points separated the teams at the weekend. Admittedly, that stat
Eddie Jones has announced his latest 33-man England squad for the three-day Oxford training camp. Despite suggesting he will rest many of those involved in this summer’s British and Irish Lions tour, at this point Jones’ only high-profile omissions are James Haskell, Kyle Sinckler, George Kruis and Jonathan Joseph.Uncapped
Last week looked fairly straightforward on paper, until the Reds beat the Brumbies (picked by 8% on Superbru), Jaguares took down the Waratahs (9%) and the Kings overcame the Bulls (11%).This weekend is the last round of regular season action, with all 18 sides involved.Highlanders v Reds The Reds have won
Warren Gatland has named the Lions team to take on New Zealand in the 3rd Test.British & Irish Lions (v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Saturday, July 8, 7.35pm NZST, 8.35am BST) 15. Liam Williams – Scarlets, Wales, #833 14. Anthony Watson – Bath Rugby, England, #816 13. Jonathan Davies – Scarlets, Wales, #778 12.
The Lions suffered their first defeat of the 2017 tour, putting in an ill-disciplined performance against the Blues and were duly undone by a few moments of magic from player-of-the-moment Rieko Ioane and (who else?) Sonny Bill Williams.The Lions are still waiting to discover their mojo and definitely need to
Bristol's relegation confirmed, whilst Bath slip upBristol's looming relegation was finally confirmed on Sunday. Nobody could argue with their spirit in the last two fixtures, but they gave themselves too much to do in having to get a result against Wasps. They gained an early advantage through a converted Jason