Rugby Union Today: Premiership takeaways and Hot and Not

Date published: January 11 2021

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we publish Who’s hot and who’s not plus our five Premiership takeaways.

What’s on the site

Hot and Not praises Paolo Odogwu and Bristol Bears and criticises a naughty trio and Duhan van der Merwe’s switch from Edinburgh to Worcester.

James While is here to bring you his takeaways from the weekend’s Premiership matches, with the in-form Wasps and Newcastle Falcons included.

Elsewhere, we’ve the highlights from the Premiership and PRO14 plus there is a citing for Bristol Bears and England tighthead prop Kyle Sinckler.

What’s in the news

Harlequins boss Paul Gustard was frustrated after his side let slip a lead against London Irish to draw 27-27 in the Premiership fixture on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Premiership Rugby is drawing up contingency plans should the Champions and Challenge Cup be suspended because of Covid concerns.

What’s on social media

There’s a couple of birthdays for former England players today with Brian Moore joining Dan Luger in celebrating. Here’s Luger scoring a beauty.

What’s on TV

We’re not 100 percent sure on this one at the current time as we wait to see what happens with the European pool action. Expect more on Tuesday.