Rugby Union Today: My rugby hero and news from Wasps

Date published: April 9 2020

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we bring you a My rugby hero piece on John Muldoon plus all the big news.

What’s on the site

Connacht legend Muldoon is our focus today as we pay tribute to his career, in particular the campaign he led his province to the PRO12 title.

There’s also news from Wales as they announce a 25 per cent pay cut for leading players while we have a quiz on birthday boy Liam Williams.

Wasps meanwhile have named Lee Blackett as their permanent head coach and back Jimmy Gopperth is urging people to pick up the phone.

What’s in the news

South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth is confident new coach Jacques Nienaber will do an excellent job in the hot seat of 2019’s world champions.

Elsewhere, another South African second-row, Jannes Kirsten, has signed a new contract with Premiership heavyweight side Exeter Chiefs.

What’s on social media

That’s the weekend sorted then…

What’s on TV

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