Warren Gatland: Lions coach calls for ‘common sense’ over release of Premiership players

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland says no progress has been made with Premiership Rugby in releasing players early; the Lions face Japan at Murrayfield on the same weekend as the Premiership final By PA Media Last Updated: 13/04/21 10:59pm 4:04 Warren Gatland revealed his thoughts on his coaching staff for the British …

Warren Gatland: British and Irish Lions coach says Steve Tandy’s legs were shaking when asked to join South Africa tour

Gregor Townsend and Steve Tandy will take care of attack and defence respectively; Robin McBryde in charge of forwards; Neil Jenkins is kicking coach for fourth consecutive tour; Warren Gatland did not rule out Andy Farrell potentially joining after the tour has started By Gail Davis and Keith Moore Last Updated: 13/04/21 6:24pm Steve Tandy …

LISTEN: Golden Point Podcast – Women’s Super League preview

Last Updated: 13/04/21 12:23pm Listen to the Golden Point Podcast The Women’s Super League gets underway on Sunday and we speak to 2019 Woman of Steel Courtney Whinfield-Hill of Leeds Rhinos and Castleford and England star Kelsey Gentles ahead of the new season. The pair share their excitement about playing for the first time in 18 …

NRL talking points: Craig Fitzgibbon heading to Cronulla Sharks, Tom Trbojevic returns from injury

Jenna Brooks Rugby League reporter @JennaBrooks Cronulla are lining up a new coach in Sydney Roosters assistant Craig Fitzgibbon, while a chronic shoulder injury has forced Michael Morgan to retire Last Updated: 12/04/21 9:31pm Craig Fitzgibbon is in talks to take the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks head coach job Jenna Brooks looks at the latest news from …

Anthony Gelling: Leigh Centurions sign ex-Wigan and Warrington centre

Leigh Centurions sign centre Anthony Gelling; the Cook Islands international will fill void left by injured Junior Sa’u; Gelling made over 100 appearances for Wigan Warriors and also had stints with Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves Last Updated: 12/04/21 9:30pm Anthony Gelling scored seven tries in 13 appearances for Warrington last season Former Wigan and …

England in fine fettle for World Cup and Daryl Powell a hard act to follow at Castleford, says Terry O’Connor

Terry O’Connor Rugby League Expert & Columnist England will kick of their 2021 World Cup campaign against Samoa on October 23; O’Connor: “Obviously he hasn’t had chance to select a team yet due to Covid but it’s a huge 2021 for Shaun Wane, and for a number of players.” Last Updated: 12/04/21 8:28pm Wane is …

Challenge Cup third round: Toby King’s double helps Warrington Wolves beat Swinton Lions 32-8

Centre King crossed twice for the Super League side, with Tom Lineham, Blake Austin, Matty Ashton and Danny Walker grabbing one apiece; Luis Roberts’ try and two goals from Martyn Ridyard had given Swinton an early lead Last Updated: 11/04/21 4:24pm Toby King’s two tries helped Warrington into the quarter-finals Super League side Warrington Wolves …

Gregor Townsend to be British & Irish Lions attack coach for South Africa tour

Scotland’s Gregor Townsend to coach British & Irish Lions’ attack in Test series against South Africa; Lions head coach Warren Gatland to name his assistant coaches on Tuesday Last Updated: 11/04/21 12:33pm Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will coach the British & Irish Lions’ attack against South Africa Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will be …

Challenge Cup: Talking points and team news for Sunday’s third-round ties

Nathan Peats is set to make his Leigh debut against Huddersfield We look at what is being said as the Challenge Cup third round comes to a close on Sunday, with Warrington Wolves travelling to Swinton Lions and an all-Super League clash between Leigh Centurions and Huddersfield Giants… Swinton Lions vs Warrington Wolves (12.30pm) The …

European Challenge Cup: Leicester Tigers, Ulster and Montpellier into semi-finals

Leicester, Ulster and Montpellier join Bath in the semi-finals of this year’s competition; the Tigers beat Newcastle Falcons, while Ulster won away to Northampton Saints and Montpellier defeated Benetton Last Updated: 10/04/21 11:45pm Harry Potter’s magic helped Leicester into the semi-finals We round up all of Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final action, which saw Leicester, Ulster …