Rugby

10:10 AM BST British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has made three changes to the side that beat the Springboks in the opening test. Conor Murray and Mako Vunipola have been named to start after impressing off the bench last week. Chris Harris has also been brought into the starting XV for the
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All the results from the Games in Tokyo Fiji’s Jiuta Wainiqolo runs in the try against GB (Getty Images) Olympic Men’s Sevens – Session Three We now know who the quarter-finalists are and there were some heartbreakingly small margins. But let’s begin with the form sides. Three teams are unbeaten now, heading into the quarters
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Venue: Cape Town Stadium Date: Saturday, 31 July Kick-off:17:00 BST Coverage: Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Prop Mako Vunipola has rejected Rassie Erasmus’ suggestion that he was “dangerous” and “reckless” during the British and Irish Lions’ 22-17 first-Test victory in South Africa. Springboks director of rugby Erasmus made the
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The shortlists for the Telegraph Sports Book Awards will be out on 28 July. A recent book celebrating and chastising South African rugby could feature, says Rugby World Makazole Mapimpi, S’Busiso Nkosi and Lukhanyo Am celebrate South Africa’s 2019 World Cup win (Getty) Our Blood is Green – the Springboks in their own words When
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The hooker scored from a driving maul Luke Cowan-Dickie comes up from scoring (Getty Images) Luke Cowan-Dickie scores first try of Lions series The British & Irish Lions opened the try scoring in their Test series with the Springboks, with Luke Cowan-Dickie profitting from a fine Lions maul. The score was needed as the Lions
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6:18 PM BST The British & Irish Lions have issued a complaint to the Irish Independent after one of its columnists, former Ireland forward Neil Francis, made an “offensive” remark about fly-half Marcus Smith’s skin colour. Francis described the Harlequins and England star as having a “David Beckham haircut and an Oompah Loompa tan” during
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The British and Irish Lions and Harlequins have both criticised former Ireland international Neil Francis’ “offensive” description of fly-half Marcus Smith. Francis, 57, made a comment about Smith’s skin colour in an episode of the Irish Independent’s Left Wing podcast, which was published on 14 July but drew attention on social media this week. “We
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The Australian official talks Lions, lifts and league Nic Berry refereeing an Argentina-New Zealand match in 2020 (Getty Images) Meet rugby referee Nic Berry A former scrum-half, Nic Berry spent nearly a decade playing professional rugby, first for the Reds in Super Rugby and then for Racing 92 and Wasps in Europe. He was forced
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9:58 AM BST Alun Wyn Jones has been named as captain for the British & Irish Lions’ first test against South Africa, it was announced on Wednesday. Jones returned to the squad last week having recovered from a dislocated shoulder he sustained in the Lions first warm up match against Japan on June 26. This
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Scotland fans heading to Rugby World Cup France 2023 can take in the delights of Marseille, Nice, Lille and Paris. Time to snap up a spot with sportsbreaks.com Scotland fans following their team – you could too! (Getty Images) Follow Scotland to Rugby World Cup France 2023 AT THE last Rugby World Cup in France,
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