Rugby Union Today: Russia get RWC green light

Date published: May 15 2018

Another busy day in the rugby union game as Russia get the nod to join Ireland, Scotland and Japan in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup.

What’s on the site

Yes, it’ll be Russia, not Romania, in Pool A after World Rugby released a statement, with Germany in the European play-off.

Meanwhile Tiffany Youngs, Tom’s wife, is in remission after her long battle with cancer while we’ve build-up for the PRO14 and Premiership semi-finals that are set to take place over the upcoming weekend.

What’s in the news

Connacht have announced the signing of Irish qualified lock Joe Maksymiw from Leicester ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Gloucester have changed their logo as part of a “club wide review”, but some believe it looks a lot like Leicester’s badge.

What’s on social media

Here is that Gloucester logo and new jersey to boot.

What’s on TV

It is semi-final time in the 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 last four of the French competition.