Botham, Alonso, Matthews, Cowdrey, Maldini: Sport’s family dynasties

(L-R) Ian Botham, Liam Botham and James Botham When James Botham signed his first senior contract with Cardiff Blues on Wednesday, he became the third generation of his family to play professional sport. The former Wales Under-20s international’s father, Liam Botham, also played rugby union – on the wing for Cardiff RFC, the Blues’ predecessors […]

Leicester Tigers: Players could still represent England even in Championship, says RFU boss Nigel Melville

Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May, Dan Cole, George Ford and Ben Youngs all featured in England’s Six Nations campaign this year Leicester’s international stars “should not abandon ship” and could still play for England in the event of relegation, says RFU boss Nigel Melville. The Tigers are 10th in the Premiership table, five points above […]

Edinburgh beat Leinster to boost play-off hopes

Edinburgh celebrate after WP Nel’s opening try Pro14: Edinburgh v Leinster Edinburgh 28 (14) Tries: WP Nel, Penalty Try, Ford, Mata Cons: Van der Walt (4) Leinster 11 (11) Try: Cronin Pens: Frawley (2) Edinburgh overcame defending champions and Conference B leaders Leinster to claim a bonus-point win which keeps their Pro14 play-off hopes alive. […]

England pair sorry for breaking rules on night out after Scotland draw

Centre Ben Te’o and number eight Billy Vunipola both featured in Saturday’s draw against Scotland Ben Te’o and Billy Vunipola have apologised to team-mates for returning late from a drinking session following England’s Six Nations finale. Vunipola started the 38-38 draw with Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday, with Te’o coming on as a replacement. The […]

Wales players could move abroad – Anscombe

Gareth Anscombe has won 26 caps for Wales after making his debut in 2015 Wales players are considering moving to non-Welsh clubs amidst regional rugby uncertainty, Gareth Anscombe has said. Wales’ Six Nations Grand Slam, in which Anscombe was pivotal, was accompanied by talk of domestic changes with on-off mergers and contract uncertainty. Moving away […]