Rugby Union Today: Loose Pass and Expert Witness

Date published: November 7 2018

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we bring you Loose Pass, Expert Witness and build-up to this weekend’s Test action.

What’s on the site

For this week’s edition of Loose Pass, we will mostly be concerning ourselves with tackles, referees and bizarre prop drop-goals.

Expert Witness welcomes back former All Black and Harlequins playmaker Nick Evans to preview in detail one of the longest awaited match-ups in Test match rugby; England versus New Zealand.

Elsewhere on the website, Leinster scrum-half Luke McGrath has described Ireland team-mate Jordan Larmour as a ‘freak’ after his hat-trick heroics against Italy, while Ben Youngs hails Manu Tuilagi.

What’s in the news

Gloucester back-row Lewis Ludlow will be sidelined for two months after scans revealed he had fractured his wrist against Wasps.

George North says his game has benefited from returning to Wales to play his rugby with the Ospreys after five years at Northampton.

Continuing on the international front, the Springboks are adamant that they’ll be trying to emulate Owen Farrell’s ‘legitimate’ tackle when they face off with France in Paris this coming Saturday.

What’s on social media

The Maori All Blacks produced this spine-tingling haka against the USA in Chicago.

What’s on TV

It is a packed schedule this weekend with the November internationals continuing and Sky Sports will show England’s match against New Zealand, while the BBC will broadcast Wales v Australia and Scotland v Fiji.

Channel 4 have Ireland’s encounter with Argentina and Premier Sports will broadcast Italy v Georgia and France v South Africa.

On BT Sport, they will show the third round of the Premiership Rugby Cup, with Gloucester v Northampton and Wasps v Bristol featured.