Rugby Union Today: Our Lions squad and Loose Pass

Date published: May 4 2021

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we bring you our British & Irish Lions squad for the tour and Loose Pass.

What’s on the site

With only a matter of days before the 2021 British and Irish Lions squad is named, Planet Rugby picks its final 36-man group, including our captain.

Loose Pass has landed and concerns itself with the commercialisation of everything and the most bizarre of offside decisions in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Elsewhere, Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill feels there could be some nervous moments for his players who are contenders for the Lions.

What’s in the news

Scotland international back-row Blade Thomson has put pen to paper on a new contract at PRO14 side the Scarlets, it’s been confirmed by the club.

Meanwhile, Munster and South Africa have been dealt a blow as their lock RG Snyman suffered a setback in his rehabilitation from a knee injury.

What’s on social media

The Lions will reveal their squad on Thursday and already Graham Love has been busy altering the schedule. Get ready for a meltdown on Twitter.

What’s on TV

Domestic action in England returns on BT Sport this weekend and it starts with play-off contenders Sale Sharks, who will go head-to-head with Leicester Tigers looking to boost their top-four chances.

Elsewhere, the Rainbow Cup continues with Premier Sports once again showing the action, including the all-Irish encounter between Munster and Ulster.

Finally, the showpiece event in Australian domestic rugby will be shown on the World Rugby website when Reds take on the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium.