Another busy day in the rugby union game as Planet Rugby features writer James While reflects on England’s World Cup campaign and takes a look at their future plans.
What’s on the site
After England’s defeat to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Final, While reviews their overall performance in Japan, head coach Eddie Jones and the plan moving forward.
After plenty of speculation, All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has finally confirmed he is set to join Canadian Rugby League side the Toronto Wolfpack.
The northern hemisphere domestic competitions take centre stage this weekend following the end of the World Cup and there are previews for all Saturday and Sunday’s Premiership and PRO14 games.
What’s in the news
What’s on social media
The World Cup-winning Springboks’ trophy tour reached Durban where one of that city’s favourite sons, Tendai Mtawarira, was a hit with the fans.
📸 RWC Trophy Tour
🏆 Check out our Durban gallery
❓ No guesses who stole the show
— Springboks (@Springboks) November 8, 2019
What’s on TV
Following the end of the Rugby World Cup, the focus switches to domestic action in Europe where the Premiership reaches Round Four on BT Sport. Their coverage duly starts with Friday’s meeting at the AJ Bell Stadium between Sale Sharks and Wasps.
Elsewhere, the PRO14 continues on Premier Sports with Round Six, which includes a couple of interesting all-Irish ties as Connacht take on Leinster and Munster go head-to-head with Ulster at Thomond Park.