British & Irish Lions

Stuart Hogg: a career to remember
Ross Sanderson - Mar 29, 2023

The rugby world has yet again been shocked, when Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg this week after he announced he would be retiring from the game altogether after this year’s Rugby World Cup in France. With 100 caps for his country, almost 200 club appearances and three British & Irish Lions Tours to his name, Hogg […]

Springboks beat the Lions

The Springboks beat the Lions in the third Test in Cape Town 19 points to 16 and win the series two games to one. Scores South Africa Try: Cheslin Kolbe, Conversion: Handre Pollard; Penalties: Handre Pollard 2 and Morne Steyn 2 British and Irish Lions Try: Ken Owens, Conversion: Finn Russell, Penalties: Finn Russell 3 Springboks beat the Lions In […]

Stuttering Lions must attack the Springboks to win 2021 Castle series
Charlie Inglefield - Aug 4, 2021

The British and Irish Lions have barely fired a shot in attack in two tests against the Springboks. With the 2021 Castle series at 1-1 and with everything on the line for both teams, Warren Gatland must make some proactive changes. In his words, this is a Cup Final and if the Lions adopt a […]

Pat Lam “Excited” by a 20% Sinckler on the rise for Bristol

Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has been cited by the commissioner following the second Lions test in cape Town on Saturday.  Sinckler only citing Despite a possible bite for Stuart Hogg doing the rounds on social media, he has avoided any action, as have Itoje for a knee across the throat area of Damian de Allende. […]

Warren Gatland

The series is level after two tests in South Africa for the first time in 66 years, and Warren Gatland has several dilemmas to deal with. Here’s the side that he should be going with to get a famous series victory over the reigning world champions.  Warren Gatland knows big games Gatland has made a […]

The rise of Jack Conan
Alastair Telfer - Jul 31, 2021

The rise of Jack Conan is one of the great stories to emerge from the Lions. Called into the Irish Six Nations squad for the suspended Peter O’Mahony, he subsequently made his first appearance for Ireland since the 2019 RWC. Many had ruled the 29-year-old out, with the emergence of Caelan Doris at Leinster signifying […]

Rassie Erasmus video

The Rassie Erasmus video released earlier this week has significantly divided opinion along national lines. Many South African fans are strongly in favour of what he has done. Outside of the Republic, he has pretty much been vilified. Questions raised Ryan Jordan does not make a judgment but adds context comments and questions. The video […]

British and Irish Lions team
Charlie Inglefield - Jul 27, 2021

Warren Gatland, the British and Irish Lions coach has made three changes to the side that won the first test. Mako Vunipola comes in for Rory Sutherland, Chris Harris replaces Elliot Daly and Conor Murray is in for Ali Price. There are also changes on the bench that sees Taulupe Faletau replace Hamish Watson. Elliot […]

British and Irish Lions and Springbok squads

Eagle eyed Twitter users have started to notice that Rassie Erasmus may well be using a second, ‘burner,’ account to highlight calls that have gone against the Springboks on the 2021 Lions tour. Rassie Erasmus’ 2nd account? An account that began with 0 followers, replied to Erasmus’ tweet, congratulating the Lions for their victory, and […]

British and Irish Lions
Charlie Inglefield - Jul 25, 2021

It was not a classic, far from it but as befitting a British and Irish Lions series the first Test had its fair share of tension and controversy. The Lions won 22-17 but in truth, neither side excelled in what was an error-strewn and nervy affair. The Springboks barely broke sweat to take a first-half […]

Lions defeat Springboks

An empty Cape Town Stadium was the venue that witnessed the Lions defeat the Springboks 22 points to 17 in the first Test of three to be hosted in the Mother City. Scorers: South Africa: Try – Faf de Klerk Penalties – Handre Pollard 4 British and Irish Lions: Try: Luke Cowan-Dickie Conversion: Dan Biggar […]

British & Irish Lions come from all corners of the UK, but you may be hard-pressed to recognise some of the players in the youth or community club days. Robert Rees looks back at the pre-professional days of the Welsh Lions. Adam Beard – Birchgrove/Aberavon The Welsh lock was a late call-up to the squad, […]

What's at stake and what are the Lions and South Africa playing for?
Thomas Booth - Jul 23, 2021

What’s at stake and what are the Lions and South Africa playing for? Trying to get inside the player’s minds prior to kick-off.

Marcus Smith, Harlequins and British & Irish Lions fly half, has been racially abused in a podcast by ex-Irish international Neil Francis.  Marcus Smith abused online ‘The Left Wing’ podcast, which featured Neil Francis, had posted their latest podcast in which Francis calls Smith an “Oompa Loompa.” The podcast was made public with the below […]

Lions first Test squad selection follows familiar tour pattern
Alastair Telfer - Jul 23, 2021

What makes a British and Irish Lions tour so special? The players involved are the best of the best. There are no passengers on the bus heading towards the Lions first test squad selection. Everyone can make the test team and that is why the media love speculating the matchday 23. Announced days ago, deciphering […]

British and Irish Lions and Springbok squads

The British and Irish Lions and Springbok squads for Saturday’s first Test have been announced. A day earlier than originally planned. British and Irish Lions and Springbok squads South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 […]

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2023 Gallagher Premiership Final between the Saracens and Sale
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2022/23 Gallagher Premiership club ratings, highlights, wins and losses
Louis Chapman-Coombe - Jul 21, 2021

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Uganda Cranes
Anyole Emmanuel - Jul 21, 2021

The Uganda national rugby sevens team were looking to better their 2022 record which saw them win the Africa Mens 7s title on home turf. This time however they were away from home though with familiar opposition. Uganda Cranes Rugby 7s team falters For starters, Cranes Rugby 7s side bolted past Brazil (35-5), and Jamaica […]

Paddy O'Gorman

As of right now, there is only one pro rugby union team in Canada, and that is the Toronto Arrows. Paddy O’Gorman, though, is one of the people trying to bring a pro rugby union team to Vancouver, British Columbia in MLR. This would mean a rivalry for both the Canadian club, the Arrows, and […]

World XV vs Barbarians: a first-ever game designed for the fans
Francisco Isaac - Jul 21, 2021

Most fans might be thinking “how long until the Rugby World Cup?”. Not long, yet before we get to that special moment of the oval ball calendar, there is still time for a big event designed specifically for the fans – a World XV vs Barbarians. From the European Professional Rugby Club (May 19-20) fixtures, […]

Indigo Group Premiership

The Indigo Group Premiership enters its final round of the regular season this weekend as the top four get set to battle it out in the play-offs. However, clubs received communication from the WRU on Wednesday that all three play-off games would be moved to Sunday’s for 5.15pm kick-offs, with S4C dictating the moves. Last […]