Another busy day in the rugby union game as we bring you Loose Pass, Johnny Nic on rugby and more build-up for the weekend.
What’s on the site
Loose Pass is here to discuss the possible expansion of the Rugby World Cup, talk of a takeover and a rugby league rule that might be beneficial to union. John Nicholson also looks at the CVC bid and English clubs’ spending, which is well worth a read.
It seems Adam Ashley-Cooper’s international career is not yet over as Wallaby head coach Michael Cheika admits to not having shut the door on the veteran. Meanwhile Izack Rodda has inked a new contract.
What’s in the news
Bristol have moved to bring in cover for injured full-back Charles Piutau and others with the arrival of Zane Kirchner on loan.
Ronan O’Gara, Stephen Larkham, Liza Burgess, Bryan Williams and Pierre Villepreux have all been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place in Rugby with O’Gara “hugely humbled”.
What’s on social media
O’Gara posted this photo on a special day for him.
— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) September 12, 2018
What’s on TV
Once again it is a busy week with the Rugby Championship meetings between New Zealand and South Africa and Australia v Argentina televised on Sky Sports. Sky also cover four Mitre 10 Cup matches and La Rochelle v Perpignan and Stade Francais v Toulon in the Top 14 this Sunday.
BT Sport will televise three Premiership matches, starting on Friday when Gloucester host Bristol before Saturday’s Harlequins v Bath game and then Wasps against Leicester Tigers on Sunday while Premier Sport offers all seven Round Three games from the PRO14 this coming weekend.