Rugby Union Today: Exclusive interview with Cheslin Kolbe

Date published: May 19 2020

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we bring you an exclusive interview with Springboks and Toulouse utility back Cheslin Kolbe.

What’s on the site

Currently under lockdown in his native South Africa, Kolbe reveals that he is eager to run out for the Boks against the British & Irish Lions when the famous touring team visits his country next year.

Meanwhile, Bristol Bears have bolstered their backline stocks with the announcement that they have signed rugby league star Ratu ‘Siva’ Naulago.

There’s also a quiz in which we ask you to name Ireland’s run-on side from their victory against New Zealand in 2018.

What’s in the news

In New Zealand, Crusaders and All Blacks utility forward Scott Barrett has decided to re-sign with NZ Rugby through until 2023.

Elsewhere, Scarlets have announced that they have appointed Northampton Saints and former All Blacks front-row Ben Franks to their coaching staff as a scrum coach.

What’s on social media

Ulster legend Stephen Ferris is giving away a signed jersey to fans of the Northern Irish province.

What’s on TV

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