Rugby Union Today: Gloucester preview and Hot and Not

Date published: August 3 2020

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we continue our previews on the teams returning to Premiership action plus there’s Who’s hot and who’s not.

What’s on the site

James While assesses where Gloucester are as a side ahead of next week’s restart as they prepare for life under a new head coach in George Skivington.

Who’s hot and who’s not is here to pick out the good and bad of the past seven days while there’s also some tough injury news for Leinster supporters.

Elsewhere, Julian Savea is delighted to be back on New Zealand soil as he pushes for a deal in 2021 plus Kelly Brown is on the move from Saracens.

What’s in the news

Harlequins have confirmed that wing Gabriel Ibitoye has joined Top 14 side Agen with immediate effect. He is sure to be a big hit with the Frenchmen.

In Wales there is good news on the horizon for the Dragons as reports suggest international legend Jamie Roberts is set to join them later this week.

What’s on social media

It was unsurprising to see this classic try from Blues scrum-half Finlay Christie named try of the round in Super Rugby Aotearoa. This is a lovely watch.

What’s on TV

Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa continue from Friday with the Rebels v Brumbies. On Saturday we have the Hurricanes v Chiefs before the Waratahs take on the Reds and on Sunday it’s the Crusaders v Highlanders finishing things off. It’s all live on Sky Sports.