YOUR RUGBY CALENDAR 10th
The eligibility debacle earlier this year was a double setback for Romania. Not only did it cost them their place at RWC 2019 but they must also fight to remain in the Rugby Europe Championship. The Oaks sat bottom of the table after the points deductions and face Portugal – winners of the Rugby Europe Trophy – in an intriguing promotion-relegation play-off. Rugby’s biggest names head to Monaco after the autumn Internationals for the annual World Rugby Awards. Will
Beauden Barrett make it a hat-trick by snapping up the Player of the Year gong? Who will be named Breakthrough
Player of the Year? Whoever picks up the awards, it’s sure to
generate debate! Forget Strictly or X Factor, Ireland v New Zealand will deliver proper Saturday night entertainment. It’s the two best sides in the world doing battle at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Plus, it will be televised live on Channel 4, so this match will be
available to a huge audience.