Lions captain Sam Warburton is a bit of a naughty boy.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has handed captain Sam Warburton a start in one of three changes to the side beaten 30-15 last weekend for Saturday's second test against New Zealand.
HAMILTON: British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is tipping plenty of lively debate in Wednesday's Test selection meeting after his supposed second-string troops outclassed the Chiefs 34-6 in Hamilton.
Peter O'Mahony, the Ireland flanker, has emerged as the leading contender to captain the British and Irish Lions in the opening Test match against the All Blacks on -Saturday. His leadership skills were endorsed yesterday by assistant coach Andy Farrell.
First Billy Vunipola and now possibly Owen Farrell: the two players who the Lions could ill afford to lose if they are to take the game to the All Blacks in the Test series that begins in eight days at Eden Park.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has sent a clear message with his announcement of an extended squad of 41 to tour New Zealand in June and July: he is fully prepared to sacrifice tour defeats for the greater cause of winning the test series against the All Blacks.
Te'o says his selection ranks alongside winning State of Origin with Queensland and South Sydney's drought-breaking NRL premiership success.
LONDON: There was no evidence that Wales winger George North was bitten in the latter stages of their controversial 20-18 Six Nations defeat by France on Saturday, the citing commissioner has said.
Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell shone as Scotland staged a rousing comeback to beat Wales for the first time in 10 years in an absorbing 29-13 Six Nations victory at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Elliot Daly's try four minutes from time gave champions England a 21-16 victory over Wales in a pulsating Six Nations clash played at relentless speed amid an amazing atmosphere at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on Saturday.
Eddie Jones has been psychologically "cuddling" his England rugby players in anticipation of the renewal of a special rivalry against Wales.
Wales are sweating on the fitness of fly-half Dan Biggar and winger George North for Saturday's Six Nations home clash against England in Cardiff.
Wallabies fans will be able to watch the anticipated re-match between Australia and Eddie Jones' England on free-to-air television after SBS secured a late deal to broadcast two of the four remaining spring tour Test matches.
All Blacks five-eighth Beauden Barrett grabbed two tries in his 26 point haul as the All Blacks completed a series sweep over Wales with a 46-6 third test victory at Otago Regional Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read had a simple message on Friday for the newcomers to his side ahead of the third test against Wales - don't expect it to be easy.
WELLINGTON: In-form playmaker Beauden Barrett is poised to make a rare All Blacks start in the third Test against Wales in Dunedin following the neck injury to Aaron Cruden.
Two moments of Beauden Barrett brilliance for the All Blacks have sunk Wales 36-22 in the second Test and clinched the three-match series.
There's no point in the All Blacks hoping for an invitation.
Waisake Naholo's second try of the match with about 20 minutes remaining helped the All Blacks overhaul a combative Wales side to record a 39-21 victory at Eden Park on Saturday.
Wales ran in nine tries in a devastating attacking display to demolish Italy 67-14 on Saturday and finish a disappointing Six Nations campaign on a high.