Category Archives: Rugby League

Schmidt strikes balance with Ireland team to face Australia in series decider

Third Test: Australia v Ireland Date: Saturday, 23 June Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney Kick-off: 11:05 BST Coverage: Text commentary and match report on BBC Sport website Coach Joe Schmidt says he is balancing the opportunity of sealing Ireland’s first three-Test series victory in the southern hemisphere with squad building for next year’s World Cup in […]

Australia v Ireland: Five Ireland changes for decisive third Test

Third Test: Australia v Ireland Date: Saturday, 23 June Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney Kick-off: 11:05 BST Coverage: Text commentary and match report on BBC Sport website Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has made five changes to his side for the decisive third Test against Australia in Sydney on Saturday. There are two switches in the […]

Argentina v Scotland: Fraser Brown curve ball as final Test will dictate tour success

Summer Test: Argentina v Scotland Venue: Estadio Centenario, Resistencia Date: Saturday, 23 June Kick-off: 20:40 BST Coverage: Live text commentary on BBC Sport Scotland website and mobile app. Millionaires could be reduced to the ranks of paupers if they ever attempted to predict Gregor Townsend’s team selections. Townsend threw another curve ball in a coaching […]

Argentina v Scotland: Captain Stuart McInally returns among eight changes

Summer Test: Argentina v Scotland Venue: Estadio Centenario, Resistencia Date: Saturday, 23 June Kick-off: 20:40 BST Coverage: Live text commentary on BBC Sport Scotland website and mobile app. Scotland tour captain Stuart McInally has recovered from injury to start in their final tour game against Argentina on Saturday. The Edinburgh hooker missed the win over […]

Fly-half Cipriani makes first England start for a decade

Third Test: South Africa v England Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town Date: Saturday, 23 June Kick-off: 16:05 BST Coverage: Live radio and text commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Danny Cipriani will make his first England start in 10 years after being named at fly-half for the third Test […]

'No pressure on Edinburgh against galacticos'

Head coach Richard Cockerill says Edinburgh are relishing a crack at the “galacticos” of Montpellier and Toulon in the Heineken Champions Cup. Cockerill’s side were drawn alongside the French giants in Pool 5, with English Premiership outfit Newcastle Falcons completing the group. “We’re going to enjoy the challenge,” Cockerill told BBC Scotland. “Nobody expects us […]

Cipriani set for first England start since 2008

Third Test: South Africa v England Venue: Newlands Stadium Date: Saturday, 23 June Kick-off: 16:05 BST Coverage: Live radio and text commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Danny Cipriani is in strong contention for his first England start in a decade as head coach Eddie Jones considers naming him […]

Champions Leinster face past winners Wasps, Bath & Toulouse in Champions Cup

Holders Leinster will face three other former winners in Pool One of next season’s Heineken Champions Cup. The Irish Pro14 champions have been drawn against Wasps, Toulouse and Bath, with 11 titles between the four sides. English Premiership winners Saracens are in Pool Three, alongside Challenge Cup champions Cardiff Blues, Glasgow Warriors and Lyon. Last […]

Autumn internationals: Evening kick-offs for Ireland's home games

Ireland will have evening kick-offs for their November internationals against Argentina, world champions New Zealand and the United States of America. Joe Schmidt’s side will begin their autumn campaign against Italy at Soldier Field in Chicago on 3 November. Argentina will visit Dublin a week later, with a 18:30 GMT kick-off time. The All Blacks […]

Quins' Lang aims to leave lasting impression on Scotland coach

When James Lang was named in Gregor Townsend’s squad for Scotland’s summer tour there was a bit of a quizzical response. James Lang? The bit-part fly-half from Harlequins? That was about the sum of the knowledge and it was no wonder. Lang has played precious little rugby for his club but is just about to […]