Another busy day in the rugby union game as there’s yet more bad press in Australia, with Nick Phipps fined for urinating on a bar.
What’s on the site
What’s in the news
The retirements keep coming and today it’s in the Women’s game that it’s happened, as England full-back Danielle Waterman calls time.
Meanwhile, the World Rugby Executive Committee has approved a request by Rugby Australia for a temporary closed laws trial for matches involving the Western Force this year. Read about those laws here.
What’s on social media
Former All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu has got himself a new show…
Keep calm…Piri’s got this!
The former @allblacks halfback has a new show on @maoritelevision in NZ – Piri’s Tiki Tour – where he highlights the best of outdoor life in Aotearoa. Check it out on demand if you can! pic.twitter.com/GP2pBBTrnj
— InternationalRugbyPlayers (@IntRugbyPlayers) May 1, 2018
What’s on TV
It is the final weekend of the regular Premiership season and, although the play-offs have already been decided, Champions Cup qualification is still in the balance. BT Sport will therefore show Sale Sharks’ clash against Leicester Tigers on Saturday where four points separates the seventh and fifth placed sides.
On Sky Sports, they have all six Super Rugby matches with the Hurricanes’ encounter against the Lions the standout match.