Rugby Union Today: Lions legend dies and England feature

Date published: April 16 2021

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we bring you news of a sad loss to the sport and a big feature on England.

What’s on the site

Former Wales and British & Irish Lions captain and coach John Dawes has died at the age of 80 following a period of ill health, it has been confirmed.

Planet Rugby features writer James While looks over the five measurements and talking points that will inform the outcomes of England’s key review.

Elsewhere, there was a win for the Highlanders over the Blues in Super Rugby Aotearoa while we bring you team news for Round 16 of the Premiership.

What’s in the news

The British and Irish Lions will have a training camp in Jersey ahead of this year’s mouth-watering series against South Africa, it has been confirmed.

Dragons back-row forward and record appearance-maker, Lewis Evans, has announced his decision to retire from professional rugby at 33 years of age.

What’s on social media

We all know someone like this on day one of pre-season training…

What’s on TV

Following the recent European sojourn, the Premiership is back and starts with the clash between Northampton Saints and London Irish on BT Sport on Friday.

Elsewhere, Super Rugby AU continues as Western Force host the Waratahs and the Brumbies visit the Rebels, both will be streamed on the World Rugby website.