Another busy day in the rugby union game as we delve into the big talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super Rugby Aotearoa and AU action.

What’s on the site

Providing the game is on, we could see Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo’unga go head-to-head when the Blues take on the Crusaders and that is one of the topics discussed in this week’s edition of ‘Super charged.’

Elsewhere, Manu Tuilagi will make his Sale Sharks debut after being named in their team to face Harlequins on Friday. He will partner fellow new signing Sam Hill in the midfield, while World Cup-winner Lood de Jager has also been included in the starting XV for the first time.

Finally, we continue to look ahead to the Premiership restart and this time we delve into Saracens, who had already been relegated before the season was suspended due to coronavirus.

What’s in the news

Bath have announced that Neal Hatley has become their new head coach. Hatley rejoined the West Countrymen from England as forwards guru following the World Cup but has now been promoted.

Meanwhile, the majority of the teams were named for this weekend’s Super Rugby Aotearoa and AU matches, with Dane Coles set to break a Hurricanes record and Rob Simmons returning to the Waratahs side.

What’s on social media

A combination of Cheslin Kolbe and Sevens has unsurprising consequences.

What’s on TV

The Premiership joins Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa on the schedule this week. The action kicks off in Australia with the Force v Waratahs (live on Sky Sports) while in England Harlequins host Sale Sharks. BT Sport will televise all remaining Premiership games.

 

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