Lions 2017: O'Mahony gets skipper nod for opening Test versus All Blacks; North left out

Lions 2017: O'Mahony gets skipper nod for opening Test versus All Blacks; North left out

By Neil Leverett
The Munster back-row man is preferred to both Sam Warburton and Maro Itoje who are left on the bench, as Warren Gatland names his starting XV for the opening test versus the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday....
Chiefs 6-34 Lions: Nowell double leads Lions to superior win

Chiefs 6-34 Lions: Nowell double leads Lions to superior win

By Neil Leverett
Two tries from Jack Nowell helped Warren Gatland's men thump the Chiefs in their final tour game before Saturday's opening test, at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton....
Maori All Blacks 10-32 Lions: Rampant Lions too strong for hosts

Maori All Blacks 10-32 Lions: Rampant Lions too strong for hosts

By Neil Leverett
20 points from the boot of Leigh Halfpenny and two tries see Warren Gatland's men cruise in Rotorua, just a week out from the opening test versus New Zealand next Saturday....

Late Solomona try helps England edge out Argentina in thriller

In one of the most entertaining Test matches in recent years, a vastly inexperienced England side fought back from an eight-point deficit to defeat Argentina 38-34 in San Juan.  Denny Solomona's stunning try two minutes from time completed the comeback victory in the first of two Test matches between the sides, with Eddie Jones side missing many of their usual starters due to their participation in the ongoing British and Irish Lions tour.  Ford pulls the strings as England grab late win With a number of first-choice players unavailable, England's experienced core who had missed out on Lions selection played a crucial role in gaining victory. George Ford stood out in victory for England (image source: Dan Mullan/Getty Images) Fly-half George Ford produced his best performance of the year to tally 23 points, which included a late try down the right-wing after he linked up well with one the debutants Piers Francis.  Skipper Dylan Hartley led his side...
Scotland retain Twickenham Sevens title

Scotland retain Twickenham Sevens title ByTom Hiscott

Scotland came from behind to defeat England 12-7 in the London Sevens final at Twickenham...
England and Scotland pull off thrilling comebacks to claim London Sevens semi-final spots

England and Scotland pull off thrilling comebacks to claim London Sevens semi-final spots ByTom Hiscott

Scotland came from 21-0 down to defeat New Zealand, while England scored in the dying moments to down series champions South Africa...
Super Rugby week 10 recap: Crusaders continue to lead the way after maintaining winning start in Bloemfontein

Super Rugby week 10 recap: Crusaders continue to lead the way after maintaining winning start in Bloemfontein

By Tom Hiscott
The Crusaders continue to set the pace atop the Super Rugby standings following their ninth consecutive win...
Super Rugby week nine recap: Australian franchises continue to toil as Kings stun Tahs in Sydney

Super Rugby week nine recap: Australian franchises continue to toil as Kings stun Tahs in Sydney

By Tom Hiscott
The four Kiwi sides all claimed week nine victories, but it wasn't as good a story for the Australian franchises, with all four teams failing to register a win...
Eddie Jones names 15 uncapped players in England squad to tour Argentina

Eddie Jones names 15 uncapped players in England squad to tour Argentina

By Tom Hiscott
Rugby League convert Denny Solomona is among the uncapped players to be selected by Eddie Jones...
Warburton to lead British & Irish Lions once again as Warren Gatland unveils 2017 squad

Warburton to lead British & Irish Lions once again as Warren Gatland unveils 2017 squad ByTom Hiscott

Sam Warburton will skipper the British and Irish Lions on their tour to New Zealand this Summer...
Canada capture first World Series title at Singapore Sevens

Canada capture first World Series title at Singapore Sevens ByTom Hiscott

Canada took gold at the Singapore Sevens to claim their first ever World Sevens Series title...
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