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Cross Code Solomona Makes Rapid Progress
Ross Heppenstall
The Sportsman Reporter
At a press conference on Thursday morning to announce his England squad to tour Argentina this summer, Eddie Jones had a glint in his eye. When facing…
New Names In England Squad To Face Argentina

Eddie Jones has named a 31-man squad for England’s two-Test tour to Argentina in June.  

Dylan Hartley will captain a squad that includes 15 uncapped players. In the pack, props Will Collier (Harlequins) and Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs) are included with second-row Nick Isiekwe (Saracens) and back-row forwards Sam Underhill (Ospreys/Bath Rugby) as well as brothers Ben and Tom Curry (both Sale Sharks).

In the backs, scrum-half Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs) receives his first senior call-up alongside fly-half Piers Francis (Auckland Blues/Northampton Saints), backs Alex Lozowski (Saracens) and Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints), centres Joe Marchant (Harlequins) and Sam James (Sale Sharks) as well as wings Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks), Nathan Earle (Saracens) and Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish).

Gatland's Lions Squad Won't Worry The All Blacks
John Davidson
The Sportsman Reporter
Warren Gatland has revealed his British & Irish Lions squad to battle the All Blacks and boy did he make some surprise choices. Breaking it…
Gatland Goes For Bruising Looking Lions Squad
Sean Raymond
The Sportsman Reporter
A British and Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand is a once in a generation sporting event, and Warren Gatland has today announced his touring party…
Lions Squad To Tour New Zealand Revealed

The British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer has been revealed.

Wales skipper Sam Warburton will again skipper the side after leading the Lions to a series victory over Australia in 2013 but there's no place for England's Dylan Hartley.

Canada Shock Rugby Sevens With Maiden Win

Canada have won their first ever Rugby Sevens title in a shock final as they took on fellow North Americans USA in the final.

The Worlds Series circuit was in Singapore as New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, England and Australia fell in the earlier rounds.

Canada coach Damian McGrath told AFP: 

"This is a huge achievement that will resonate across all North America. The more exposure we get the more people are interested and the more people are interested, the bigger the game grows."

Warrenball Won't Be Enough To Beat New Zealand
John Davidson
The Sportsman Reporter
The British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand is less than two months away. On Wednesday coach Warren Gatland will name the 37-man squad…
Warburton Sidelined For Six Weeks

Sam Warburton is expected to miss the next six weeks with a knee injury.

The Wales and Cardiff Blues Flanker suffered a medial ligament strain against Ulster last week. He is the favourite to captain the British and Irish Lions on their forthcoming tour of New Zealand. 

Champions Cup Semi-Final Draw Complete

Saracens eased past Glasgow Warriors to set up a Champions Cup semi-final with Munster, while Clermont Auvergne won the battle of the French with an impressive win over Toulon, and they will face Leinster in another sparkling semi-final.

2017 Champions Cup Semi Final Draw

  • Saracens v Munster
  • Clermont Auvergne v Leinster
Rugby Union In Australia Losing The Battle To Attract Young Players
John Davidson
The Sportsman Reporter
Alarming recent statistics reveal the full extent of the battle that rugby union is embroiled in Australia in the fight for players. New research from…
Scotland's Hogg wins Six Nations player of the year

Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg has won Six Nations player of the championship for the second consecutive year.

The Glasgow Warriors player received nearly 25% of the vote having scored three tries and helped Scotland to three wins in the tournament.

Ireland flanker CJ Stander came second and France's Louis Picamoles came third.

England Will NOT Play New Zealand In 2017

The top two Rugby Union sides in the world will not play each other this year despite suggestions that the fixture would take place.

New Zealand will instead take on the Barbarians while England are already set to play Australia, Argentina and Samoa.

This hotly anticipated fixture will now likely take place in 2018.

Cotter Names His Final Scotland Squad

There's just one change for Scotland ahead of their game against Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday.

In comes Ross Ford for Fraser Brown at hooker for what is head coach Vern Cotter's last match in charge. 

Is This The Squad To Clinch The Six Nations For England?

Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson are restored to the starting XV for England as they look to wrap up the Six Nations Grand Slam against Ireland.

Vunipola is in for Nathan Hughes while Watson replaces Jack Nowell as England seek a record-breaking 19th straight victory.

Melbourne Rebels Face An Uncertain Future
John Davidson
The Sportsman Reporter
Australia’s Super Rugby franchises are floundering and the Melbourne Rebels need to be sacrificed. Rugby union in Australia has a fragile ecosystem, a small band…
How Cotter Has Revitalised The Scottish Rugby Union Team
John Davidson
The Sportsman Reporter
Scotland have caught the eye in this Six Nations as they fast become one of the best sides in the world. The Scots head south…
Vunipola Named On Bench For England's Calcutta Cup Clash With Scotland

England have named their squad to face Scotland in the Calcutta Cup on Saturday.

Billy Vunipola is on the bench having made his comeback from a knee injury last weekend with Nathan Hughes retaining his spot in the England pack.

Scrum-half Ben Youngs, centre Jonathan Joseph and wing Jack Nowell are all recalled. 

Wales Name Squad To Face Ireland

Wales are unchanged for their game against Ireland in the Six Nations on Friday.

Dan Biggar retains his spot at fly-half with George North keeping his place on the wing. 

Rugby Union To Ditch Championship Play Offs

Automatic promotion to the Premiership will be introduced in 2018 after the Rugby Football Union decided to scrap the Championship play-offs. 

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