RU Today: Loose Pass & Thomas Young signs new Wasps deal

Date published: May 20 2020

Another busy day in the rugby union game as Loose Pass returned to Planet Rugby to provide its unique take on several topics in the sport.

What’s on the site

Loose Pass once again delved into numerous issues, including how poorly rugby is dealing with the current state of the world during the Covid-19 crisis, the recommendations made by Lord Myners following his Premiership salary cap review, and readers are given the opportunity to come up with suggestions for rugby to re-invent itself.

Elsewhere, Wales Test flanker Thomas Young has closed the door on future selection for his country after signing a new contract with Premiership club Wasps.

We also have a story on Saracens second-row Will Skelton, who is still in the Wallabies’ plans for the 2023 Rugby World Cup despite playing in Europe at the moment.

What’s in the news

In South Africa, 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok full-back Warrick Gelant has left the Bulls to join local rivals the Stormers.

Meanwhile, Glasgow Warriors have announced that back-row forward Callum Gibbins will be leaving the club at the end of the current campaign.

What’s on social media

An excellent description on the year so far from the World Rugby guys.

What’s on TV

All potential rugby union action has been postponed due to the coronavirus.