Category Archives: Rugby Union

Why isn’t Sam Warburton playing for Wales against France and how old is Six Nations-winning captain?

SAM WARBURTON will be a regular on your TV screen during the Six Nations… but not as a player.
The former Wales captain will be part of the BBC team as a pundit for the tournament.
Six Nations 2019 fixtures and TV guide
Sam Warburton will play no part for Wales in this Six NationsGetty Images – Getty
Why isn’t Sam Warburton playing for Wales in the Six Nations?
Sam Warburton will not be playing for Wales in the Six Nations as he has retired.
The former captain called officially called it quits in July 2018.
He played his last match for Wales in an agonising 20-18 defeat to France in Paris back in March 2017.

MOST READ IN SPORT

IN THE BLACK

Celtic have banked MORE in transfers than they've spent under Brendan Rodgers

URGENT BUSINESS

Dodds urges Gers to sign defenders or risk missing out on Premiership title

HOOPS WAIT

Celtic target Toljan trained today but Dortmund say 'anything is possible'

CASTING THE NET

Timothy Castagne opens door to Celtic Park switch… in the summer 

DONS SWEAT

Aberdeen reject GMS bid with Celtic ready to frustrate Dons over Hayes

eyes on stef

Ayr United keen on Stefan Scougall following St Johnstone release

How old is Sam Warburton and why did he retire?
Sam Warburton is 30 years old and retired at the age of just 29.
The flanker had been plagued by injuries, going over a year without making an appearance before finally announcing his retirement.
Warburton had returned to Cardiff Blues training before retiring but said once the decision was made: “My body is unable to give me back what I had hoped for on my return to training.
“Unfortunately, after a long period of rest and rehabilitation the decision to retire from rugby has been made with my health and wellbeing as a priority.”
In their statement announcing the decision, the Welsh Rugby Union said it had “become clear to Warburton that he wouldn’t be able to return to the high standards he has set throughout his career”.
Warburton also worked as a BBC pundit in the 2018 Six Nations.


  • 0

Heineken Champions Cup: Big Mak and tries on the menu as Saracens taste European qualification in France’s food capital

BIG MAK and tries was on the menu as Saracens tasted European qualification in France’s food capital.
Sarries masterchef Mako Vunipola cooked-up the assists for both of their first-half scores in Lyon.
Inpho Mako Vunipola picked up the man-of-the-match award after an impressive performance in Lyon[/caption]
And on his 50th Champions Cup game the England ace made a meal out of the Top14 side in their bonus-point hammering at the Matmut Stadium.
Vunipola senior will be in Eddie Jones’ Six Nations squad on Thursday after helping his club go into the final weekend as the top seeds.
And younger brother Billy, back after breaking his arm three times in just 10 months, will also return the Test circuit despite a quiet game in club colours by his usual world-class standards.
Sarries are also now the tournament’s only unbeaten side after losses for French giants Toulouse and Racing 92 this weekend.
Getty Images – Getty Vunipola senior will be in Eddie Jones’ Six Nations squad while younger brother Billy, back after breaking his arm three times in just 10 months, will also return the Test circuit[/caption]
Though as has often been the case this season, though, they had it far from their own way and had to fight and scrap their way to victory.
Former England under-20s star Nick Tompkins got on the end of front-rower Vunipola’s first assist with flanker Jackson Wray on hand to touch down the second.
Tompkins, who might have to battle with Elliot Daly for the no.13 shirt next season if the Wasps star can get himself out of his contract at the Ricoh Arena, then proved he can be just as lethal a finisher as the Lion.
From the back of a driving maul the 23-year-old unleashed some gas and a huge side-step as he powered over the line for his second – despite four Lyon defenders desperatley trying to tackle him.
AFP or licensors Nick Tompkins got on the end of front-rower Vunipola’s first assist with flanker Jackson Wray on hand to touch down the second[/caption]
It soon turned from the beauty to the beastly as Maro Itoje was yellow carded for slapping the ball out of Charl McLeod’s hands.
Lyon replacement prop Albertus Buckle was then lucky to only be sent to the bin as he stamped on Wallaby Will Skelton’s giant tree-trunk legs.
Restoring some class, as he always does, was Sarries full-back Alex Goode.
The man who should be playing for England carved Lyon up with a jinking run before slipping the ball to Ben Spencer to bag the extra point.
AFP or licensors Saracens dished out a 28-10 thrashing in the Champions Cup today[/caption]

Most read in sport

FORREST TRAIL

Celtic ace James Forrest targeted by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

'Exciting option'

Steven Gerrard hints at formation change to accommodate Jermain Defoe

WOOD DO A JOB

Rangers boss Gerrard eyes loan move for Liverpool sensation Ben Woodburn

'LOVE BLUE AND GREEN'

Paul Gascoigne defends Andy Goram after hearing of Roy Keane 'snub'

'Same pain'

Filip Benkovic admits he should NEVER have started against Rangers at Ibrox

DOWN AND OUT

Murray likely to miss Wimbledon farewell with surgeon uncertain over SW19 bow

©Matthew Impey / Wired Photos Sports wiredphotos.co.uk +44 7789 130347 Nick Tompkins celebrates scoring the opening try with Owen Farrell[/caption]
Alexi Palisson scored and converted the hosts only try to add to fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski’s early drop goal.
With Sarries through, now it’s down to the final weekend to see if Exeter Chiefs can join therm as the second side to halt the Irish and French charge.


  • 0

Ireland vs Italy: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, team news for the 2018 Autumn rugby International clash in Chicago

IRELAND are heading Stateside as they begin their autumn schedule with a match against Italy.
Soldier Field in Chicago is the setting as Joe Schmidt’s side begin preparation for defending their Six Nations title next year.
Rory Best with the Six Nations trophy as Ireland celebrate a brilliant Grand SlamREUTERS
What time is kick-off?
THIS match is all set for Saturday, November 3.
Kick-off from Soldier Field in Chicago is at 8pm UK time.
When the Azzurri last played the Irish back in February they were blown away 56-19.
Which TV channel is Ireland vs Italy on and can I live stream it?
YOU can catch this game live on Premier Sports 1.
A subscription service available Sky and Virgin Media, you can also stream Premier Sports through your phone, tablet or web browser.
You can find it on Sky 411 or Virgin 551, with the first month currently free.

SPORT LATEST

'vile'

Manchester United star Ashley Young hits back at vile helicopter slur on Twitter

FIGHT NIGHT

Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire: TV channel, live stream, start time and card

GREAT SCOT

Josh Taylor vs Ryan Martin: TV channel, live stream, start-time and undercard

LATE START

Why is Wolves vs Tottenham at 7.45pm?

EURO SHOCK

Man Utd, Arsenal & Chelsea 'in secret talks over new Euro Super League'

TV TIMES

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news

What is the team news?

#IrishRugby
Here's the squad for the Guinness Series 2018 & @TheRugbyWeekend
v @Federugby – Nov 3rd https://t.co/d7TKO0j4J5
v @lospumas Nov 10 – Sold Out
v @AllBlacks Nov 17 – Sold Out
v @USARugby Nov 24 – https://t.co/fYpZbhQDUw#TeamOfUs #ShoulderToShoulder pic.twitter.com/fIIqFIPrI2
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) October 24, 2018

#Italrugby, i 37 Azzurri da stasera in raduno a Verona per preparare i #CattolicaTestMatch 2018#IREvITA 3.11 Chicago#ITAvGEO 10.11 Firenze#ITAvAUS 17.11 Padova#ITAvNZL 24.11 Roma pic.twitter.com/tljtlGxHbI
— Italrugby (@Federugby) October 21, 2018


Phản hồi gần đây

Chuyên mục