Billy Vunipola suffering a shoulder injury for Saracens

Vunipola will miss out on the Lions tour

Saracens man Billy Vunipola will miss the British and Irish Lions tour next month down to an ongoing injury. Vunipola, who was undoubtably going to play a big role in the Lions tour has been battling with a shoulder injury, which has now taken a turn for the worse at the worst possible time for the 24 year old; with …

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Rory Best British and Irish Lions

Rory Best says Lions must attack against All Blacks

Ireland hooker Rory Best has said that the Lions must go all out if they want to beat the All Blacks next month. Being one of the men who beat the All Blacks with Ireland in the November internationals, he looks to have the experience; along with the other Ireland players, that will be key in overturning the All Blacks. …

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Ireland Rugby

Lions tour brings new faces to the Ireland summer tour squad

With the Lions tour taking priority this Summer, the home nations are being forced to put some uncapped names in their squads as they go on tour in preparation for the upcoming 2019 World Cup in Japan. Ireland are no different, with 8 un-named faces featuring in the squad for their tour of the United States and Japan this summer. …

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Champions Cup changes to be made next season

The proposed changes to the Champions Cup qualifying stage are due to be made next season. The current selection from the Guinness Pro12 sees the top 7 teams (one side from each of; Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy) go through to the tournament. Whereas, at the end of next season, any seven sides can qualify from the Pro12 regardless of …

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Charles Piutau for Ulster Rugby 2017

Piutau has undergone ankle surgery

  Ulster man Charles Piutau underwent ankle surgery yesterday, and is set to return for his sides fixture against the Barbarians on the 1st of June. Piutau will certainly be welcomed in his return to the pitch. Feel Free to Share

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Six Nations teams stood by the trophy

2018 and 2019 Six Nations fixtures

  Since this years Six Nations tournament brought more talk of changing the tournaments teams, it looks like it will stay the same for the coming two tournaments. This is after the Six Nations have released the fixtures for the 2018 and 19 seasons. This years tournament brought talks of a relegation system being implemented, after Italy finished last for yet …

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All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen

Hansen adds pressure on the Lions

    All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has began to add the pressure on the British and Irish Lions ahead of next months tour. Hansen has stated to the Daily Telegraph that; “The Lions would be foolish to think that there’s not an expectation there for them to do well..”, which is true considering the quality of the home nations in …

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British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland

Gatland not releasing standby list

Lions boss Warren Gatland has stated that he will not be releasing the Lions standby list. This comes after England man Mike Brown expressed his concerns about not being notified about why he missed out on Gatland’s 41 man squad, and why he wasn’t told about the standby list. Although Brown’s concerns are understandable, so is Gatland’s reasoning for not …

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