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Steve Borthwick and Tom Youngs ready for Gloucester showdown

Despite being unable to train as a unit due to Covid cases in the camp, Leicester captain Tom Youngs and Head Coach Steve Borthwick both insist they’re ready for Gloucester and the upcoming season. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Welford Road. Steve Borthwick has confirmed the game will be going ahead, so here’s […]



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British and Irish Lions and Springbok squads
Is Rassie Erasmus running a second Twitter account to highlight wrong calls?

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 […]

Top Lions performers
Top Lions performers from the first Test versus South Africa

The first Test of the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa got underway with a 22-17 win for the tourists in an intense, cagey affair. The Lions edged out the Springboks through a Luke Cowan-Dickie try as well as the boot of Dan Biggar and Owen Farrell. It was an impressive team […]

British and Irish Lions
British and Irish Lions draw first blood as Lawes leads from the front

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
Lions defeat the Springboks in first Test

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 […]

What's at stake and what are the Lions and South Africa playing for?
Head Games – 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.

Rugby ATL player Ryan Nell at Veterans Memorial Stadium
Rugby ATL will make playoff debut against Rugby United New York

On July 24, both Rugby ATL (Atlanta) and Rugby United New York will battle for a spot in the 2021 MLR Finals. Both franchises have never made it to the 2021 MLR Finals. However, Rugby United New York did make the 2019 MLR playoffs. They were eliminated by the San Diego Legion in the semi-final […]

Marcus Smith racially abused in podcast by ex-Irish international

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 […]

Champions Cup 2021/22 draw announced
James Barker, Editor - Jul 21, 2021

The Champions Cup 2021/22 draw was announced today as the build up to the new season ramps up. As in last season, the 24 teams were drawn into two pools. Tier 1 sides will take on Tier 4 clubs, whilst Tier 2 and 3 teams will play each other home and away. After the success of […]