Rugby Union Today: Boost for Eddie Jones and Loose Pass

Date published: April 20 2021

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we publish Loose Pass plus there’s a boost for England boss Eddie Jones.

What’s on the site

Tuesday means Loose Pass has landed and it covers burgeoning gamesmanship, depressing squabbles, surprising advantages and positive developments.

Elsewhere, England head coach Jones has been backed by the Rugby Football Union to continue in his job, despite that dismal Six Nations Championship.

What’s in the news

Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter is backing England wing Jack Nowell to force his way into the British & Irish Lions squad to tour South Africa.

Meanwhile, PRO14 side Edinburgh have announced the signing of huge second-row Pierce Phillips, who will arrive from Top 14 outfit Agen in the summer.

What’s on social media

With all the noise in sport currently centred around the Super League in football, Eggchasers Podcast have done a funny voiceover for rugby of Gary Neville.

What’s on TV

The Premiership continues this weekend and kicks off on Friday with a massive showdown between Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs, live on BT Sport. There’s also the first round of the PRO14 Rainbow Cup, which begins on Friday and is shown on Premier Sports.

There is Super Rugby Aotearoa and Super Rugby AU too as they both approach their business end. The latter is streamed live on the World Rugby website.