• Rugby

    Ireland duo Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson in race against time to prove fitness for Wales clash

    Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson face a race against time to prove their fitness for Ireland's Six Nations clash with Wales on Saturday.Lock James Ryan has been passed fit after a groin issue, so will be free to contest selection for the weekend's Dublin battle with Wales.But tighthead prop Furlong and second row Henderson are yet to prove their fitness after hamstring complaints. Tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong are yet to prove their fitness following hamstring complaints Defence coach Andy Farrell admitted Ireland boss Joe Schmidt could even wait until Thursday morning before finalising his line-up, as Furlong and Henderson fight for ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    England rugby coach Eddie Jones welcomes David Moyes, Stuart Pearce and Mark Warburton to training session ahead of their Six Nations clash against Scotland

    England rugby coach Eddie Jones invited four football managers along to watch his team's training session ahead of their Six Nations clash with Scotland. West Ham boss David Moyes and his assistant Stuart Pearce joined former England women's manager Hope Powell and Nottingham Forest chief Mark Warburton at Bagshot to watch Jones' men train.The quartet were present, along with current QPR director of football Les Ferdinand, as England's rugby stars were put through their paces ahead of Saturday's meeting with Scotland in Edinburgh. West Ham assistant manager Pearce was present at the England rugby training session Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton and ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    Wales boosted by return of Leigh Halfpenny, Dan Biggar and Taulupe Faletau for Six Nations trip to Ireland

    Wales have a clean bill of health for their NatWest Six Nations trip to Ireland on Saturday.Leigh Halfpenny, Dan Biggar and Taulupe Faletau have all returned to training after missing the 12-6 defeat by England at Twickenham.George North, a second-half replacement at Twickenham, and Liam Williams are also fit to travel to Dublin. Leigh Halfpenny is ready to return to the fold after missing the England defeat through illness Taulupe Faletau is available for selection after missing the first two weeks of the Six Nations'Everybody has been given the green light and we've got a few boys who are happy ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    Wasps boss Dai Young praises team after overcoming injury setbacks to edge champions Exeter

    Director of rugby Dai Young praised a magnificent defensive effort from Wasps as they overcame the loss of four injured players to record a notable 13-7 victory over Exeter at the Ricoh Arena.Danny Cipriani, Marcus Watson, Alex Rieder and Jack Willis were all second-half casualties but Wasps' determination was rewarded as they gained revenge for last season's Aviva Premiership final defeat.Marcus Watson scored their only try, with Cipriani converting it while Jimmy Gopperth added two penalties. Marcus Watson of Wasps scores his team's only try of the game against Exeter on Sunday Director of rugby Dai Young praised a magnificent ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    Worcester set up season-defining clash against London Irish following 25-15 win over Gloucester

    Worcester rugby director Alan Solomons has geared the Warriors for 'a mammoth game' against London Irish after they took another giant stride towards Aviva Premiership safety.Solomons' team backed up a stunning away victory over Premiership champions Exeter last weekend by toppling play-off hopefuls Gloucester 25-15 at Sixways.It opened a 16-point gap over bottom club Irish with just seven games left, and Worcester head to the Madejski Stadium next Sunday, where a win would just about seal the Exiles' fate. Worcester rugby director Alan Solomons (R) has geared the Warriors for 'a mammoth game' 'I think the big thing for us was ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    Leicester 33-18 Harlequins: Matt Toomua impresses on first start at fly-half in Tigers comeback

    Leicester maintained their hopes of a 14th consecutive appearance in the end-of-season play-offs with a 33-18 win over Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership.Australia international Matt Toomua's first-half accuracy with the boot put the Tigers ahead at the break before he inspired the home side to a second-half comeback.He scored a try of his own and made another as the hosts got their stuttering season back on track with three second-half tries at Welford Road. Matt Toomua scored 23 points to steer Leicester past Harlequins at Welford RoadWith under three minutes gone, Quins took advantage of a knock-on in the middle of ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    Northampton 25-17 London Irish: Saints winger George North inspires fightback to fire statement of intent towards Wales coach Warren Gatland

    George North sent Wales coach Warren Gatland a timely reminder by sparking a superb second-half fightback to earn Northampton a 25-17 win against London Irish.Irish threatened to claim only their second Aviva Premiership win of the season at Franklin's Gardens when two opportunistic tries from Saracens-bound wing Alex Lewington put them 14-3 up at half-time.But the Saints stormed back early in the second period, scoring three times in the 10 minutes after half-time to increase Irish's relegation fears. George North sparked a fightback to earn Northampton a 25-17 win against London Irish North, who is yet to start in the NatWest ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    Owen Farrell can rival Jonny Wilkinson greatness in an England shirt, claims World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi

    He may be just 26 and with a World Cup to forget behind him, but such is the importance of Owen Farrell to England's hopes in Japan in 2019, he is already being compared to the great Jonny Wilkinson.The rugby league convert has been an integral part of England's new look back line under boss Eddie Jones since breaking into the team six years ago.Whether it be at fly-half or centre, the versatile back possesses the sort of coolness under pressure, game management skills and pinpoint kicking that made Wilkinson a hero to not only England fans, but rugby aficionados ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    Sale Sharks 3-13 Saracens: Liam Williams scores only try as reigning Premiership champions return to top of the table with routine away win

    Saracens moved to the top of the Aviva Premiership table following a 13-3 triumph over Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium.The Londoners controlled the majority of the first half and moved 10-3 ahead thanks to Liam Williams' converted try and Ben Spencer's penalty.Faf de Klerk provided the Sharks' response in the opening period but the hosts continued to struggle after the interval. Saracens moved to the top of the Aviva Premiership table following a 13-3 triumph over Sale Although the home side created a few opportunities, Sarries were the better team and sealed the win through Spencer, who kicked the ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    Manu Tuilagi resumes bid for match fitness as he targets Six Nations return for England against France in March

    Manu Tuilagi resumes his bid for match fitness on Saturday, driven by the prospect of a place in England’s plans for their clash with France next month.Tuilagi, 26, will make his second successive start for Leicester in the Premiership clash with Harlequins at Welford Road following recovery from a calf problem, the latest of a series of injuries. Saturday’s match, a trip to Saracens next weekend and Worcester at Sixways on March 4 are the fixtures which could allow him to force his way back into Test contention.  Manu Tuilagi resumes his bid for match fitness on Saturday when he plays ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    England stars blow off steam in training as Eddie Jones continues to plot route to the Grand Slam... and Prince Harry also drops by to watch annual open session at Twickenham

    England's rugby stars blew off some steam in training on Friday, but not in the traditional sense of the phrase – in fact, far from it.Eddie Jones put his side through their paces on a freezing cold Friday morning's annual open training session at Twickenham.And that has been the case all week for this England side, who, after last week's 12-6 win over Wales, remain on course to not only defend their Six Nations crown but also claim their second Grand Slam in three years. Dylan Hartley and his fellow England's stars blew off some steam in training on Friday ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    Oldest former British and Irish Lions player Gus Black passes away aged 92

    The oldest former British and Irish Lions player Gus Black has died aged 92.The former Scotland scrum-half won six caps for his country during a career which included the Lions' 1950 tour of New Zealand.Angus William Black, known as Gus, was born in 1925 and made his first international appearance on New Year's Day 1947. Gus Black featured in the first cap international match since the Second World War It was the first cap international match since the Second World War and Black, a medical student at Edinburgh University, was among 14 Scotland players who travelled to France to represent their ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    France scrum-half Morgan Parra ruled out of Six Nations with knee injury that will require him to undergo surgery

    Scrum-half Morgan Parra has been ruled out of France's Six Nations campaign after his club, Clermont Auvergne, said on Thursday he would undergo knee surgery.Clermont said in a statement that Parra, who picked up the injury before the start of the championship last month, would be sidelined for 'four to six weeks'.'Having observed three weeks of complete rest, Parra will have to undergo arthroscopic repair of his knee,' read a club statement.  Scrum-half Morgan Parra, 29, has been ruled out for the rest of France's Six Nations campaign'The surgical procedure will require a period of unavailability of between four to ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    Bring it on! Leinster No 8 Max Deegan eyes Irish path of clubmates James Ryan and Andrew Porter

    Four years ago, Max Deegan sent a tweet to Jamie Heaslip warning the established Ireland and Lions star to 'keep my jersey warm for me.' Heaslip has been out of the picture this season, but that hasn't made Deegan's rise any less impressive.So far, the 21-year-old has made nine appearances this campaign, including five starts in the No 8 shirt and three tries.His star is rising quick, and Heaslip hasn't forgotten that early warning message. Max Deegan is a rising star at Leinster and hopes to break into the Ireland national team He once tweeted Jamie Heaslip warning the Lions ...

    9029
  • Rugby

    England coach Eddie Jones hits back after World Rugby admit Wales were robbed by TMO mistake in Six Nations defeat at Twickenham

    Eddie Jones has cast doubt on World Rugby’s decision to retrospectively declare that Wales should have been awarded a try against England at Twickenham last Saturday.The controversial aftermath of the NatWest Six Nations encounter - which the hosts won 12-6 - took a dramatic twist when the global governing body revealed that their Television Match Official, Glenn Newman of New Zealand, had been wrong to rule that Gareth Anscombe had not fairly touched down.That momentous decision was condemned after the game by Welsh head coach Warren Gatland and he subsequently received confirmation on Tuesday that his grievance was justified. Gareth ...

    9029

Celebrity News

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

SUBSCRIBE

quotes

Everyone went outside to smoke cloves and bitch about having to stay after for the State.

Jon Stewart on events following Charles — January 19, 1999