Rugby Union Today: Greatest teams and Bill Sweeney’s hope

Date published: April 3 2020

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we roll out a new Greatest teams feature along with all the big news plus a birthday quiz.

What’s on the site

There’s a look back at one of the best sides and moments in the sport as today we reflect on the epic 1997 British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa.

Meanwhile, RFU CEO Bill Sweeney believes the break in action should urge international bosses to look at the sport with a “blank sheet of paper”.

We also have a quiz on former Springbok and Sharks legend John Smit, who turns 41 years of age today. There’s 10 questions here to take a stab at.

What’s in the news

Exeter Chiefs have announced some positive news as England international scrum-half Jack Maunder signs a new deal at the Premiership giants.

Elsewhere in the English game, Northampton also had some good news to reveal as Fijian second-row Api Ratuniyarawa has inked a new contract.

What’s on social media

Carlos Spencer is at it again. As we say in the tweet…

What’s on TV

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