Rugby Union Today: Six Nations boost and Sale’s new boss

Date published: January 15 2021

Another busy day in the rugby union game as Bernard Laporte speaks about the Six Nations while Sale have a new boss.

What’s on the site

French Rugby Federation president and World Rugby vice-chairman Laporte gives a positive update on the Six Nations Championship in an interview.

Staying in the Six Nations, England will only be able to select squads of 28 players this year after an agreement was reached due to Covid-19 concerns.

Meanwhile, Sale have found their replacement for Steve Diamond, with ex-player Alex Sanderson returning to the club from Saracens as the new boss.

What’s in the news

Team news for Saturday sees Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh name their line-ups as they prepare to meet in the second 1872 Cup game of the season.

Elsewhere, Saracens have named their team to face Ealing in the opening game of the Trailfinders Challenge Cup, with Billy Vunipola in the starting XV.

What’s on social media

FAB Rugby are at it again with their clever posts as they shrink a few more players. It sure would make things a little easier for teams to fell Nathan Hughes.

What’s on TV

After the suspension of the European competitions and Premiership Rugby’s decision not to reschedule matches, there is unfortunately very little rugby on our televisions this weekend.

There is, however, Glasgow Warriors’ derby clash against Edinburgh after the PRO14 took advantage of the free weekend to rearrange that encounter and it will be on Premier Sports.