Handre Pollard injury creates Springbok selection conundrum

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The Handre Pollard injury creates a selection conundrum for Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber up to and including the planned British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in July 2021. Handre Pollard injury Pollard ruptured his anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) on Friday in playing for Montpellier against Racing 92. The early word is that […] READ MORE


Scott Robertson seeking International experience

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With his usual enthusiasm, Scott Robertson is seeking International rugby coaching experience. And as is his way, he has taken the unusual step of offering his services to the British and Irish Lions coach, Warren Gatland. The offer is a promise that if selected by Lions management, that Robertson will bring his Super Rugby success […] READ MORE


Headingley F.C: Yorkshire’s forgotten club part 2

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The demise of Yorkshire/Leeds Carnegie reached a sad conclusion this season after the former Premiership side dropped down to National League 1 after financial turmoil. It could be seen as a crisis that has overshadowed the great foundations of the club from many years ago. In this series we look to uncover one half of […] READ MORE


British and Irish Lions series bolters – South Africa

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With the British and Irish Lions Series to South Africa less than a year away, LWOSRugby takes a look at the potential bolters for the tour. First up, it’s the Springboks. The Forwards Jaco Coetzee. 24. 108kg. Back Row. 0 Test caps. Embed from Getty Images The strength and depth that South Africa boasts in […] READ MORE


Headingley F.C – Yorkshire’s forgotten club

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The demise of Yorkshire/Leeds Carnegie reached a sad conclusion this season after the former Premiership side dropped down to National League 1 after financial turmoil. It could be seen as a crisis that has overshadowed the great foundations of the club from many years ago. In this series we look to uncover one half of […] READ MORE


2021 British and Irish Lions tour endorsed

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The British & Irish Lions and SA Rugby confirmed the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa will go ahead as scheduled. Endorsed by both host and visitor, it confirms the commitment to proceed with the itinerary that sees the eight-game tour kick off on Saturday July 3, 2021 when the Lions play […] READ MORE


Rugby history in the year of my birth: 1971 British and Irish Lions

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Rugby history in the year of my birth presented the world with the 1971 British and Irish Lions. The only Lions team to have won a series in New Zealand. Ryan Jordan explores the most notable rugby event in the year of his birth, the successful 1971 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. […] READ MORE


South Africa v British & Irish Lions 2021 – Hogg and Tipuric make XV

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Amidst all the doom and gloom of COVID-19, there is a shining rugby light on the horizon. The hugely anticipated British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 2021. Players from both sides will be champing at the bit to get out there again. With aching bodies now having the enforced rest period, nobody […] READ MORE


The ‘Greatest Amateur XV’ as voted by the public

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The public voted in our polls for the greatest amateur XV side and the results are in! From one to fifteen, and reserves in every shirt, Robert Rees takes you through the team that you voted for. The final count: Greatest amateur XV 1. Os du Randt Despite playing a large chunk of his career, […] READ MORE


POLL: Pick your greatest amateur era XV

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It’s time to pick your greatest amateur XV. We’ve compiled a list of the greatest players in every position from the amateur* days of rugby. The players played all or most of their significant careers pre-1996 and YOU can choose who gets in each jersey. 88 men have been brought together in a who’s who […] READ MORE