Joe Launchbury will make his first Test start for England in the rugby international against South Africa in two days.
Chris Ashton returns to the starting lineup for England’s Test match against Australia in two days at Twickenham, the Rugby Football Union said in a statement.
Uncapped Leicester hooker Tom Youngs is in the starting line-up for England’s Test against Fiji at Twickenham in two days, the Rugby Football Union said in a release.
England and London Irish player Mike Catt is to retire from playing rugby and will make his final appearance against Northampton on May 8.
Paul Sackey’s late try gave Toulon a 19-14 win over Ospreys in their opening game in rugby’s Heinken Cup, while London Irish beat Munster 23-17.
Toulon confirmed its place in the quarterfinals of European rugby’s Heineken Cup today with a 32- 16 victory over Munster, which cannot now advance. There were also wins for London Irish and Glasgow.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny gives a speech about the country’s economy, housing market and the terms of its loan from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.
Mike Catt will join the England rugby team’s coaching staff for next month’s tour of South Africa, the Rugby Football Union said.
London Irish full back Delon Armitage was suspended from English rugby’s Saxons second-string squad after being arrested after an altercation in a nightclub.
Saracens won 26-20 at Treviso today to top Pool 5 in rugby union’s Heineken Cup and become the only English team to reach the quarterfinals. Edinburgh and Cardiff Blues advanced from Pool 2.