Another busy day in the rugby union game as Sam Larner returns with an analysis piece on a Wasps double act plus we bring you the transfer gossip as Kieran Read is linked with a club move to Japan.
What’s on the site
All Blacks captain Read as well as Ryan Crotty, Aaron Smith and Dane Coles are reportedly set for moves to Japan after the World Cup. For that and more visit our gossip article that has all the rumours.
What’s in the news
Sale Sharks have released a statement saying that former player Cillian Willis discontinued his legal action against the club in March 2018, the club saying that no compensation was paid to the player.
What’s on social media
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What’s on TV
The European Champions Cup returns on BT Sport with the channel showing all the games from Round Five. Leinster’s encounter with Toulouse is the pick but also check out Gloucester v Munster, Ulster v Racing 92 and Toulon v Edinburgh, which are crucial matches in the race for qualification.