A bumper crowd full of stars of yesteryear were in attendance at St John Rigby as Orrell edged Wigan in a high-scoring thriller in South Lancashire/Cheshire League Two.
England notched their second straight 10-try win in defence of their Women’s World Cup title by over-powering Pool A rivals Italy 56-13.
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Rory Best refused to criticise referee Romain Poite after the British and Irish Lions were held to a 31-31 draw by the Hurricanes in Wellington.
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Rory Best insisted the British and Irish Lions drew the reaction demanded from their midweek team after the Chiefs were routed at Waikato Stadium.
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Captain Ken Owens was left to lament a high error-count after the British and Irish Lions crashed to defeat against the Blues in Auckland.
Warren Gatland has insisted it would be “unfair” to write off Johnny Sexton’s challenge for a British and Irish Lions Test shirt after a wretched night in Whangarei.
England have been handed a fearsome World Cup pool draw for the second successive tournament.
Wigan’s Owen Farrell has been named in the Lions squad.
When England’s rugby union side walk out at Twickenham to face South Africa on Saturday, the town’s influence on the occasion will be more than Owen Farrell’s boot.
A first-half spell where the away side scored three tries in five minutes gave Wigan a long-awaited first win of the season 29-25 over Oswestry.
The Lancashire rugby union community is mourning the death of former Preston Grasshoppers and Fylde scrum half Chris O’Toole.
Dylan Hartley, Chris Ashton and Manu Tuilagi have been named in England’s Elite Player Squad for the Six Nations, but the 33-man party includes a number of big-name omissions.
Tributes have poured in for former New Zealand rugby union international Jonah Lomu, who has died at the age of 40.
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OWEN Farrell’s elevation to the England squad has come as no surprise to those who remember him from his Wigan St Pat’s amateur days.
SOUTH LANCS CHESHIRE TWO
AFTER a 30-0 win last week over rivals Wigan St Patrick’s, Shevington Sharks continued their winning run with an equally impressive 36-6 home win over table-topping Leigh East.