Mike Brown’s 16-year stint at Harlequins ends in heartbreak as full-back handed a SIX-week ban

Mike Brown’s 16-year stint at Harlequins ends in heartbreak as full-back is handed a SIX-week ban following stamp against Wasps on Sunday… meaning he has played his last match for the club Mike Brown was sent off in the 44th minute for Harlequins against Wasps  The Quins full-back was held by Tommy Taylor and stamped on … Read more

British and Irish Lions stars take pay cut ahead of South Africa tour

British and Irish Lions stars take pay cut ahead of South Africa tour as 37-man squad accept basic wage of £48,750 for eight matches… while Warren Gatland also takes hit on £500,000 salary Lions stars accept 25 per cent pay cut ahead of this summer’s South Africa tour Gatland’s squad will be paid basic wages … Read more

Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones insists he will still fight for his place

Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones insists he will fight for his place despite being handed the armband after coach Warren Gatland admitted all places are up for grabs Warren Gatland has said Alun Wyn Jones has no divine right to a starting place   The Welshman was named captain of the side by Gatland ahead of … Read more

Lions fail to sell documentary rights for South Africa tour as major broadcasters all turn them down

Lions fail to sell documentary rights for South Africa tour as Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon and Netflix all turn down chance to film fly-on-the-wall series following Warren Gatland’s side The Lions have been hoping to sell documentary rights for South Africa tour So far, their extensive negotiations with all major options have come up … Read more

Sam Simmonds reveals private chat with Warren Gatland reassured him ahead of Lions squad selection

Sam Simmonds reveals private chat with Warren Gatland reassured him lack of international rugby for England won’t be held against him ahead of Lions squad announcement for South Africa tour Sam Simmonds revealed Warren Gatland gave him assurances in private chat Exeter forward has not played for England since his seventh cap back in 2018 … Read more

Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes WON’T recover before Warren Gatland’s Lions squad announcement

Injured England duo Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes WON’T recover before Warren Gatland’s Lions squad announcement… with former Wales boss left with dilemma to gamble on their fitness Injured England duo Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes remain on the sidelines  With Warren Gatland’s Lions squad to be announced, they will rely on reputation  Sale centre Tuilagi, … Read more

Danny Wilson and Tabai Matson join Harlequins’ four-man shortlist for a new head coach

Danny Wilson and Tabai Matson join John Dobson and Clark Laidlaw on Harlequins’ four-man shortlist for a new head coach – as the search to find Paul Gustard’s replacement continues Harlequins are on the lookout for a new head coach since Paul Gustard left Gustard left his role in January with Quins looking for a … Read more

England scrum-half Ben Youngs PULLS OUT of this summer’s Lions tour of South Africa

England scrum-half Ben Youngs PULLS OUT of this summer’s Lions tour of South Africa with 31-year-old wanting to spend the time with his family By Nik Simon for MailOnline Published: 19:28 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 19:28 BST, 1 May 2021 England scrum-half Ben Youngs has pulled out of this summer’s Lions tour of … Read more

George North ruled out of Lions’ summer tour of South Africa after suffering serious knee injury

George North ruled out of Lions’ summer tour of South Africa after suffering serious knee injury as ‘heartbroken’ Wales star tweets ‘Sport can be cruel’ ahead of surgery By Press Association Published: 10:29 BST, 28 April 2021 | Updated: 10:41 BST, 28 April 2021 Wales star George North is out of contention for the British … Read more

Lions Tour: Premiership agree to release players in June ahead of South Africa tour

Lions agree deal with the Premiership to release players for warm-up match against Japan in June after domestic season ends as Warren Gatland’s side receive a huge boost ahead of South Africa tour The Gallagher Premiership has agreed to release players ahead of the Lions tour  Players faced missing out on warm-up match v Japan … Read more

Former England international Ben Kay on joining rugby’s ongoing fight against dementia

Ben Kay wants to ease fears and cut through the hysteria. As a former rugby player in his 40s, he was worried when he learnt his World Cup-winning team-mate Steve Thompson had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Thompson, who revealed last year he is joining a class-action law suit against the game, believing his condition … Read more

George North to undergo scan on Monday after injuring his knee in Ospreys’ win over Cardiff

George North to undergo scan on Monday after injuring his knee in Ospreys’ win over Cardiff By Will Kelleher For Mailonline Published: 00:51 BST, 26 April 2021 | Updated: 00:51 BST, 26 April 2021 George North will undergo a scan on his knee on Monday after he had to be helped off in Ospreys’ win over … Read more

Rugby legends Ben Kay and Shane Williams join landmark rugby dementia study

Rugby legends Ben Kay and Shane Williams join landmark rugby dementia study to investigate potential links between the sport and illness Ben Kay and Shane Williams are joining landmark brain study into dementia Ex-rugby stars are investigating potential links between the sport and the illness  They will have scans, assessments and checks over a number of years  … Read more