British and Irish Lions contenders for 2021 South Africa tour: Back-row

Hamish Watson, Taulupe Faletau and Tom Curry are in the frame. Below, we look at the back-row options for the Lions… We look through the contenders for the 2021 British and Irish Lions back-row positions, and who Warren Gatland might be looking at in terms of blindside flanker, openside flanker and No 8… Blindside Flanker …

Exeter Chiefs 22-34 Leinster: Irish province dump Heineken Champions Cup holders out at quarter-final stage

Defending Heineken Champions Cup winners Exeter Chiefs dumped out of European Cup at quarter-final stage by Leinster at Sandy Park. James Lowe and Jordan Larmour (two) scored the tries, while Ross Byrne registered five penalties after Johnny Sexton’s injury withdrawal By Michael Cantillon at Sandy Park Last Updated: 10/04/21 7:53pm Leinster are through to the …

Scarlets 14-57 Sale: Sharks smash Scarlets to reach the last eight in Champions Cup

Scarlets had no answer to Sale’s physicality as they saw their hopes of making the Champions Cup quarter-finals end. Last Updated: 04/04/21 8:16pm Sale Sharks’ Josh Beaumont celebrates scoring his side’s fifth try of the game Sale Sharks booked a Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final trip to La Rochelle after crushing the Scarlets 57-14 in Llanelli. …

Bordeaux-Begles 36-17 Bristol: Bordeaux-Begles into Champions Cup quarter-finals

Matthieu Jalibert scored 22 of Bordeaux-Begles’ points as they booked a home tie against Racing 92 in the last eight of the Champions Cup, the first time they have reached the quarter-final stage of the competition Last Updated: 04/04/21 6:03pm Matthieu Jalibert starred for Bordeaux-Begles Bordeaux-Begles gained revenge for their extra-time defeat by Bristol in last …

European Champions Cup: Antoine Dupont double helps Toulouse down Munster

French international Antoine Dupont crossed twice for Toulouse, with Julien Marchand and Matthis Lebel also going over and Romain Ntamack kicking 20 points; Keith Earls and Gavin Coombes got two tries apiece for Munster Last Updated: 03/04/21 5:54pm Antoine Dupont ran in two tries as Toulouse defeated Munster Toulouse won at Thomond Park for the …

European Champions Cup: Clermont snatch last-gasp 27-25 win over Wasps

Full-back Kotaro Matsushima’s try and the conversion from Camille Lopez sent the French side through to the last eight in a thrilling clash at the Ricoh Arena; tries from Paolo Odogwu, Josh Bassett and Ben Harris had put Wasps ahead Last Updated: 03/04/21 2:58pm Kotaro Matsushima’s converted try snatched victory for Clermont against Wasps Kotaro …

Gloucester 16-27 La Rochelle: Premiership strugglers knocked out of Champions Cup by visiting French side

Full-back Dillyn Leyds and wing Arthur Retiere scored tries for La Rochelle, with fly-half Ihaia West kicking 11 points and replacement Jules Plisson booting two penalties; Ruan Ackermann touched down for Gloucester, while fly-half George Barton booted a conversion and three penalties By PA Media Last Updated: 02/04/21 10:34pm Gloucester were knocked out of the …