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Wales recall Jonathan Davies for New Zealand

January 13, 2023 | News | No Comments

JONATHAN DAVIES RETURNED from a shoulder injury on Tuesday as Wales coach Warren Gatland named a side showing nine changes from the team that struggled to see off Fiji last weekend for the clash with world champions New Zealand at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Davies, who has been out of action for three weeks, […]

GEORGE FORD IMPRESSED on his first Test start as England returned to winning ways with a 28-9 victory over Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday. The Bath fly-half kicked five out of seven goalkicks for a haul of 13 points. More significantly, Ford was also instrumental in creating two of England’s three tries, with wing Jonny […]

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s last-gasp winning goal saw Tottenham Hotspur come from behind to beat Marseille to finish top spot in Group D. Spurs looked to be heading for the Europa League after a poor first half in a hostile environment saw them fall behind to Chancel Mbemba’s powerful header. But a much-improved display after the restart saw […]

IRFU CHIEF EXECUTIVE Philip Browne has admitted that the hard work starts now for Ireland after this morning’s formal launch of the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Browne also underlined the importance of the GAA’s support, with several of the organisation’s stadia set to be used if Ireland wins the bidding process. […]

HARLEQUINS HAVE BEEN dealt a blow with the news both Nick Evans and Chris Robshaw have been ruled out of Saturday’s crunch European Champions Cup game against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium. Evans lasted just 11 minutes of last weekend’s game against Matt O’Connor’s side before being forced off with a groin problem. The 34-year-old […]

View this post on Instagram Congrats to my old friend #TigerHattori for working his last #TokyoDome show last night. Tiger is one of the most genuine and best people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with and My times shared with him and so many great brothers, including #EddieGuerrero, #ChrisBenoit, #DocDean & #BlackCat, will […]

Dylan Hartley elbow downplayed by Mallinder

January 5, 2023 | News | No Comments

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS COACH Jim Mallinder downplayed the incident which could cost Dylan Hartley his place at the Six Nations with England. The Saints overcame Leicester Tigers 23-19 on Saturday, despite Hartley’s early dismissal for elbowing Matt Smith after being powerfully cleared from a ruck by the Leicester centre. Hartley’s reaction caused a brief fracas between the […]