Rory Best, has finished his 180 mile walk in Cong Co. Mayo, after starting in Newcastle Co. Down nine days ago. The former Ulster, Ireland, British & Irish Lions Captain has raised over half of his £500,000 target, which will go to the children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children.
The climax to last season’s domestic club campaign will be hard to match, though another year without the fear of relegation should ensure a sense of adventure prevails Rugby’s congested calendar seldom pauses for breath but as summer turns to autumn, England’s top male clubs have at least finally enjoyed some time for reflection.
Wales and Ospreys star George North has signed a new deal George North has signed a new contract to stay in Welsh rugby through to the next World Cup in 2023. The 29-year-old three-quarter, who hit some of the best form of his career last term, is remaining with the Ospreys and the Welsh Rugby Union for at least two more years.
#2. SCOTT GIBBS Position: Centre Honours: Wales, 53 caps & British & Irish Lions, 5 caps Hill said: “I’ve never forgotten what he did to us that day at Wembley in 1999. With a guy like Scott Gibbs, you have to bring him down as early as you can but we didn’t lay a finger on him.
England prop Joe Marler is set to resume his international career this Autumn after opting out of the 2021 Six Nations. The loosehead-prop, who scored on his Lions debut, has never crossed the whitewash for England and could move up the rankings of the most capped players to never score.
#3.Lawrence Dallaglio (England) Position: Number 8 Honours: England, 85 caps & British & Irish Lions, three caps Had it all in his prime – pace, power, aggression, pride and a steely mind-set. A Lions series winner, a World Cup winner and a trophy magnet with Wasps.
#3. Duhan van de Merwe (Worcester Warriors) Age: 26 Position: Winger Honours: Scotland, 10 caps & British & Irish Lions, three caps If you take a brief look back through history, big-money signings rarely seem to work out for the Warriors as Ben Te’o proved to be a waste of time and money during his time at Sixways.
The Lions stayed in Jersey as part of their quarantine return from South Africa - but it was their hosts who paid for daily Covid tests It has been revealed the Government of Jersey paid approximately £22,000 on daily Covid tests for the British and Irish Lions. The squad stayed in Jersey on their return from South Africa following their series loss, as an immediate return to the UK from a red-list country would have meant a 10-day stay in a quarantine hotel.
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‘The Lions tour was dross’: Danny Care welcomes innovation and money promised in new World 12s format
Harlequins and England scrum-half believes rugby needs to do more to attract young audience and players will be tempted by cash involved Harlequins’ England scrum-half Danny Care believes money could talk in the battle to attract star names to the new World 12s competition, with rugby players not yet earning enough to be set up for life when their on-field careers are over.
Danny Care approves of the new World 12s competition scheduled to launch next year in the belief it could be the spark needed to improve rugby as a spectacle. Former England scrum-half Care was an influential figure as Harlequins lit up the Gallagher Premiership last season with a thrilling attacking style that swept them all the way to the title.
The French Bulldog has been in the rescue centre for six months A French Bulldog, who has been labelled by rugby star Sam Warburton as one of his favourites at a Cardiff rescue centre, has had little to no interest from adopters due to health conditions caused by poor breeding.
Cambuslang Rugby Club coach launches appeal over opponents' sub blunder Club rugby returns across Scotland this weekend after lengthy Covid lay-off Tokyo 2020: GB Women's Rugby Sevens deserved medal, says head coach Scott Forrest Hibs hero Kevin Nisbet says scoring first is the key to Scottish Cup glory
England head coach Eddie Jones has urged World Rugby to conclude their disciplinary process against South Africa director Rassie Erasmus quicker to set an example to the game. The Springboks coach made an hour-long video critique of the match officials following their loss against the British & Irish Lions in the series opener in July.
England and Saracens loosehead-prop Mako Vunipola has responded to reports that he could make a shock move to the French Top 14. It’s been speculated by The Rugby Paper that his £400,000 salary demands have put his future in London in doubt, but he’s dubbed those reports “not true.”
The Leinster no 8 was in brilliant form in South Africa, starting all three games in the Test series and the warm-up against Japan Leo Cullen revealed that Jack Conan ended his career with a big hit - and the Blues boss had no doubt he would become one for the Lions in South Africa.
Rassie Erasmus' video rant against referees could set a dangerous precedent for the grassroots game, says England head coach Eddie Jones. The Springboks boss' hour-long critique of the match officials soured the recent series against the British and Irish Lions. A disciplinary process against Erasmus is ongoing, although Jones feels action should have already been taken.
Below, we have rounded up five internationals that we are certain you will be surprised to learn are still playing. Did we miss anybody particularly noteworthy? Make sure you let us know in the comments below. #1. Gavin Henson The Wales legend could realise his dream of playing in a Rugby World Cup after unexpectedly switching to rugby league.