Rugby

6:26 PM BST South Africa will play their first test matches since lifting the World Cup in November 2019 when they host Georgia for two tests in July as a warm-up for the British & Irish Lions series, a major boost to new head coach Jacques Nienaber. South Africa has been hardest hit by the
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11:00 AM BST England prop Joe Marler has urged the British & Irish Lions to bring a clinical psychiatrist with them when they tour South Africa later this year. The 37-man squad for the tour was announced last Thursday and Marler has advocated that the mental wellbeing of the players has to be a priority
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12:21 PM BST Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will lead the 2021 British & Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa this summer. Jones, 35, holds the record for the most caps in men’s international rugby, and is regarded as one of the great second rows. The hugely experienced lock will join forces with
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11:00 AM BST England’s Poppy Cleall has said that the Women’s Six Nations cannot continue to include matches with “professionals v amateurs” and urged the unions to invest more in the game. The Red Roses were the only professional team in the 2021 tournament with finalists France being semi-professionals. A number of Scottish players are
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6:27 AM BST Happy to claim the underdog status, coach Dan McKellar says the Super Rugby AU season has positioned the Brumbies perfectly to snatch the title from competition favourites Queensland on Saturday night. McKellar said when he looked at the draw pre-season he had concerns that if his team had finished top of the
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12:40 PM BST England scrum-half Ben Youngs has ruled himself out for the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa this year to spend more family time this summer, with his wife pregnant with their third child. The 31-year-old was among more than 50 players under consideration for the tour, which will take place
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12:18 PM BST England celebrated a bizarre 17-15 win over France in a women’s test match on Saturday after they were declared winners following a floodlight failure midway through the second half. The visitors were declared winners after a 20-minute delay, during which both sets of players wandered around the pitch, because more than 60
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