Rugby Union Today: Expert Witness and Life after Rugby

Date published: March 12 2019

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we bring you Expert Witness, Life after Rugby returns plus there’s analysis on struggling Italy.

What’s on the site

Former England captain Lewis Moody is our Expert Witness ahead of the final weekend of the Six Nations and he is full of praise for Grand Slam chasing Wales and their long-time head coach Warren Gatland.

Life after Rugby is also here as former Cardiff Blues, Wales and British & Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton gives an honest interview on post retirement and what he misses and does not miss from the game.

And finally there’s analysis from Sam Larner on Italy’s game and what they must do to end a horrible Six Nations drought.

What’s in the news

Ireland have called flanker Dan Leavy into their squad to replace the injured Josh van der Flier as they prepare for Cardiff.

Meanwhile in the club game, Bath have announced that Bok flanker Francois Louw has signed a new one-year contract.

What’s on social media

It’s 500 days until Sevens hits the Olympic stage again. After the success of Rio, it’s no surprise the excitement is building.

What’s on TV

The 2019 Six Nations returns for its final weekend with the BBC showing the big clash of the weekend when Wales face Ireland. Italy v France begins proceedings and England v Scotland rounds off the competition, and they will be shown on ITV.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports will broadcast all the Super Rugby encounters which take place, starting with the Chiefs taking on the Hurricanes in an all-New Zealand clash, and ends with the Lions against the Rebels. The Top 14 will also be televised on the channel, with both Sunday games being shown.