Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions’ rugby tour of Hong Kong and Australia after his Wales team won Europe’s Six Nations title. Chris Robshaw was left out and Jonny Wilkinson turned down a place.
Wales beat Scotland 28-18 to stay in the title chase in rugby’s Six Nations Championship.
Leinster beat defending champion Toulouse 32-23 to advance to the final of rugby’s Heineken Cup.
Ireland defeated Scotland 21-18 for its second win in this year’s Six Nations rugby tournament.
Ireland rugby selectors named the following team for the Oct. 8 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Wales in Wellington, New Zealand:
Northampton beat Perpignan 23-7 today to reach the final of European rugby’s Heineken Cup where it will play Leinster.
Defending champion France beat Ireland 25-22 in Dublin today for its second straight victory in rugby’s Six Nations championship.
New Zealand picked three rookies in a remodeled team for the first of three rugby Tests against Ireland, retaining just seven of the starting lineup from last year’s World Cup final victory.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Following is a list of the 30-man squads selected by the 20 teams for the Sept. 9-Oct. 23 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand: