Another busy day in the rugby union game as we preview Friday’s games in the PRO14 and Super Rugby, with Glasgow v Scarlets the standout encounter.
What’s on the site
The play-offs continue in the PRO14 where the Glasgow Warriors and Scarlets will be looking to qualify for the final of the competition.
In Super Rugby, each match is starting to become more and more important and the Hurricanes are hoping to boost their title chances when they host the Reds.
What’s in the news
Flanker Josh Navidi, who was excellent in the Six Nations, has been ruled out of Wales’ June games against South Africa and Argentina, while Eddie Jones has dismissed the rumours surrounding Paul Gustard’s future.
In signing news, Munster have snapped up Arno Botha from London Irish having impressed in his brief stint at the Aviva Premiership outfit.
What’s on social media
Josh Navidi is one of four withdrawals from the Wales squad but the other three are not because of injury. Instead, they play for Premiership clubs and the WRU have been unable to secure their release, which has caused plenty of debate.
Why did the Wales management see fit to pick Josh Adams, Tom Francis and Luke Charteris when they knew the English-based trio would not be released? Premier Rugby’s position on out-of-window Tests (SA,June 2) has remained constant – no release.
— Peter Jackson (@JackoRugby) May 17, 2018
What’s on TV
It is semi-final time in the Aviva Premiership and PRO14. BT Sport will show the former, with Saracens taking on Wasps and Exeter Chiefs hosting Newcastle Falcons, while Sky Sports will broadcast Glasgow Warriors v Scarlets and Leinster v Munster.
Sky also have all the Super Rugby action and the barrages in the Top 14 as Toulon, Lyon, Toulouse and Castres look to reach the semi-finals of the French competition.