Warren Gatland set to take charge of third Lions tour – report

OUTGOING WALES COACH Warren Gatland will once again lead the Lions tour when the combined nations travel to take on South Africa in 2021, according to The Telegraph today. Gavin Mairs reports that Lions managing director Ben Calveley has completed negotiations with the Kiwi and the contract is expected to be signed and sealed next week, with a formal announcement […]

Owens appointed to referee Pro14 showdown between Leinster and Glasgow

NIGEL OWENS WILL referee his sixth Guinness Pro14 final this weekend after the Welsh official was appointed to take charge of the Celtic Park showdown between Leinster and Glasgow. Owens will be assisted by Ireland’s John Lacey and Mike Adamson of Scotland, while Ian Davies has been appointed as the Television Match Official for Saturday’s decider [KO 6.30pm, eir Sport/Premier […]

Lyon scrap past Montpellier into Top 14 semi-finals

LYON MOVED INTO the last four of the French Top 14 play-offs for the second year in a row on Saturday after battling past last year’s runners-up Montpellier in a tight quarter-final clash. Charlie Ngatai scored the decisive try 11 minutes before the end in Lyon to set Pierre Mignoni’s side up with a tough semi-final with Clermont, who finished […]