Category Archives: Rugby League

This year proving a 'horror show' for England, says Woodward

This year has been a “horror show” for the England rugby team, says World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward. Woodward, who led England to victory in 2003, said current head coach Eddie Jones’ side have not “progressed at the same rate” as their rivals. England conceded five tries in their 42-39 defeat by South Africa […]

Seven-try Scotland defeat Canada – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Summer tour: Canada v Scotland Canada (3) 10 Try: Penalty try Pen: O’Leary Scotland (15) 48 Tries: McGuigan, Jackson, Turner 3, Bradbury, Carmichael Cons: Hidalgo-Clyne 3, Kinghorn 3 Pen: Hidalgo-Clyne George Turner scored a hat-trick of tries as Scotland opened their summer tour with victory over Canada. […]

Australia v Ireland: Joe Schmidt laments missed chances by tourists

Ireland got what they deserved in their 18-9 defeat by Australia in Brisbane, said head coach Joe Schmidt. The tourists’ 12-game winning run was brought to an end after tries by David Pocock and Bernard Foley in Brisbane. Ireland were denied two tries as CJ Stander failed to ground the ball under pressure and Kieran […]

England coach Jones plays down confrontation with South Africa fans

England coach Eddie Jones played down a confrontation with South Africa fans at the end of Saturday’s first Test. Jones was verbally insulted by some supporters as he made his way down the tunnel after his side’s 42-39 defeat. However, the 58-year-old dismissed the incident as nothing more than a “little conversation about a bottle […]

New Zealand blow away France in second half

New Zealand v France New Zealand (8) 52 Tries: Barrett (2), Taylor, Ioane (2) McKenzie, Laumape, Savea Con: Barrett (3) Pen: Barrett (2) France (11) 11 Tries: Grosso Pen: Parra (2) New Zealand cannot be “seduced” by their thumping 52-11 win over France, says head coach Steve Hansen. The All Blacks produced a second-half masterclass […]

Lions need an extra week to prepare – Gatland

Former Lions coach Warren Gatland has called for the squad to be given a week of preparation time before flying to South Africa for the 2021 tour. Gatland was head coach for the Lions’ series win in Australia in 2013 and the drawn series in New Zealand in 2017. Premiership Rugby boss Mark McCafferty has […]

England have 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity against South Africa

South Africa v England, first Test Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg Date: Saturday, 9 June Kick-off: 16:05 BST Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app England’s players have a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” when they face South Africa in the first Test on Saturday, says […]

Nizaam Carr: Wasps bring back South Africa number eight on permanent deal

Wasps have signed South Africa back-row Nizaam Carr on a permanent basis. The 27-year-old number eight, who won the last of his five caps for the Springboks in November 2016, spent three months at Wasps between November and January this year. The Western Province player appeared 96 times for Stormers in Super Rugby – including […]

South Africa v England: Uncapped forward Brad Shields on bench for England

South Africa v England, first Test Date: 9 June Time: 16:05 BST Venue: Ellis Park Stadium Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app Uncapped Hurricanes forward Brad Shields has been fast-tracked into the England squad for Saturday’s first Test against South Africa in Johannesburg. […]