Rugby Union Today: Jacques Brunel wields axe

Date published: February 13 2018

Another busy day in the rugby union game as France axe players following “inappropriate behaviour” that took place in Edinburgh on Sunday.

What’s on the site

France head coach Jacques Brunel has dropped several players from his squad to face Italy as punishment for their “inappropriate behaviour”. Seven players were reportedly questioned by police after a fight that took place in Edinburgh city centre on Sunday.

In an interesting venture,  the Canterbury Rugby Union and Crusaders have purchased minority ownership stakes in an American professional team, the Seattle Seawolves.

Elsewhere on the site we have our post-round quiz on the Six Nations, with 10 questions to answer, and plenty of player moves taking place.

What’s in the news

Northampton Saints have confirmed the signing of wing Taqele Naiyaravoro, who will join from the Waratahs at the end of the season. Cornell du Preez is also on the move as he will join Worcester Warriors ahead of next season. He is one of four players who will depart Edinburgh.

What’s on social media

It seems that TMO decision isn’t going away…

What’s on TV

The Six Nations takes a break but Super Rugby begins this weekend and Sky Sports are showing the Stormers-Jaguares and Lions-Sharks matches. They also have two games each from the PRO14 and Top 14.

Meanwhile, BT Sport have three matches from the Aviva Premiership with Sale-Saracens, Leicester-Harlequins and Wasps-Exeter all being televised.