MANY MINUTES will be spent and even more pints will be sunk by rugby fans discussing the options for the Lions Test team’s back row between now and 22 June. Competition for those three berths is fierce, and in particular, it’s hard to drive a wedge between Toby Faletau and Jamie Heaslip, who are battling it out for the No 8 jersey.
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Posted 1 year ago
THE FIRST round of the Autumn Internationals has been and gone and happiness isbeing found in some unlikely places.
England rumbled onwards, despite chronic wastefulness. Ireland got up close to the Boks, despite notable absences. France dealt with the Wallabies precisely, despite their inherent unpredictability. Scotland celebrated their try scoring form, despite a hefty thumping from the All Blacks.
Posted 3 years ago
By Paul Morgan, editor of Rugby World Magazine
Anyone who doesn’t consider the Harlequins as genuine title contenders wasn’t at The Stoop for their London derby with Wasps.
Famed over the years for their inconsistency they were once famously tagged the ’20-minuters’ for obvious reasons.
But under Conor O’Shea they are building what could be a frightening dynasty in south-west London. They are…