Rugby Union Today: The short side and Super charged

Date published: May 16 2019

Another busy day in the rugby union game as the teams for the opening PRO14 semi-final between Glasgow Warriors and Ulster at Scotstoun are announced plus we preview the weekend’s action.

What’s on the site

Glasgow are boosted by the return of DTH van der Merwe on the wing while Ulster have also named their side for Friday.

We preview the European weekend with The short side, which includes segments on the Premiership, PRO14 and Top 14.

The southern hemisphere is covered by Super charged while there are team announcements including Sam Cane’s return.

What’s in the news

Saracens prop Mako Vunipola is out for the rest of the domestic season after being forced off in the Champions Cup final.

Sale will be releasing seven players at the end of this campaign, including Andrei Ostrikov, Paolo Odogwu and Jonny Leota.

What’s on social media

Seeing as Thursdays are known for throwbacks, it’s worth reliving this from 2010 from Wales wing Shane Williams. Superb.

What’s on TV

It is back to domestic duties for the European clubs, with BT Sport showing the final round of the Premiership season. The games all kick-off at the same time, meaning there are just two live matches, as Wasps face Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs host Northampton Saints.

Meanwhile, the PRO14 play-offs continue on Premier Sports as Glasgow take on Ulster and arch-rivals Leinster and Munster go head-to-head. There is also the Champions Cup qualification encounter where Ospreys and Scarlets battle for a place in Europe’s top-tier competition.

On Sky Sports, just five weeks remain of the regular Super Rugby campaign and it starts with the Jaguares visiting Wellington to play the Hurricanes on Friday.