Ireland hooker Rory Best will join up with the British and Irish Lions rugby squad today after England’s Dylan Hartley received an 11-week ban for verbally abusing the referee in the English Premiership final.
Dylan Hartley is set to miss the British and Irish Lions rugby tour to Hong Kong and Australia after being red-carded yesterday for verbally abusing a referee.
Leicester Tigers beat defending champion Harlequins 33-16 to reach their ninth consecutive English Premiership rugby final.
Wales rugby wing George North will join Northampton Saints on a three-year deal in the offseason.
Northampton Saints forward Calum Clark was suspended 32 weeks for an incident during the LV Cup rugby final which left an opponent with a broken elbow.
Matt Banahan will start for England in place of the injured Mike Tindall in this weekend’s match against Ireland, the final game in the rugby Six Nations tournament.
Chris Ashton will miss England’s rugby Test against Fiji next week after receiving a one-week ban for three yellow cards this season. He was also warned about his tackling technique.
England wing Chris Ashton signed a “long-term” contract to join Saracens next season, the Premiership rugby team said on its website.
Harlequins rallied to defeat Northampton Saints 25-23 and advance to the English Premiership rugby final for the first time.
Munster beat the Northampton Saints 51-36 to secure the top seed for the quarterfinals of rugby’s Heineken Cup.