Welsh rugby was still reeling from World Cup embarrassment when Warren Gatland was appointed head coach of the national team on this day in 2007.
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Sam Burgess’ unhappy spell in rugby union came to an end on this day in 2015.
Steve Borthwick was appointed England captain on this day in 2008 as manager Martin Johnson placed his faith in the Saracens lock forward.
Gavin Henson’s move to the Cardiff Blues in October 2011 ended a two and a half year exile from Welsh club rugby.
Scotland will face Ireland and Japan as well as two qualifiers at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
A miserable weekend for Northern Hemisphere rugby was wrapped up as Scotland saw their World Cup semi-final hopes dramatically snuffed out by Bernard Foley’s last-gasp kick at Twickenham.
Scotland got their World Cup campaign off to a perfect start with a 45-10 win over Japan in Gloucester – but only after Eddie Jones’ charges threatened to cause another upset.