Rugby Union Today: Suspensions and an angry Bear

Date published: September 9 2020

Another busy day in the rugby union game as news broke close to midnight that Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell received a five-match suspension while there’s also reaction from yesterday’s game between Bristol Bears and Worcester Warriors.

What’s on the site

Yes, Farrell will miss the massive Champions Cup showdown with Leinster next week after being handed his punishment for that tackle last Saturday.

Speaking of disciplinary matters, Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam was fuming about a ban one of his players received from a previous fixture.

We also have quotes from Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond, who has revealed he is loving the difficult schedule of the Premiership since the restart.

What’s in the news

The PRO14 Dream Team for 2019/20 has been announced, with Edinburgh the best represented team after having six players picked in the line-up.

Elsewhere, the Champions Cup quarter-final between Toulouse and Ulster has been moved from Le Stadium to Stade Ernest-Wallon due to Covid-19.

What’s on social media

Bristol cut loose last night late on against Northampton and their social media team have today edited this score with a touch of Family Guy added.

What’s on TV

The midweek Premiership action continues on Wednesday with the games televised on BT Sport. Super Rugby AU has reached its knockout stage on Sky Sports as the Reds face the Rebels for a place in the final and there is also Mitre 10 Cup action to enjoy. Finally, the big one on Saturday sees Leinster and Ulster fight it out for PRO14 glory on Premier Sports.