Weepu, headwaterboy for London Welsh. Photo: Skysports
London Welsh’s star signing Piri Weepu got off to an understated start with his new club, on waterboy duties against Pontypridd.
Welsh were comfortable 40-12 winners in Weepu’s first involvement with the club since landing in London on Thursday.
The World Cup-winning scrum-half is viewed as an essential player for Welsh in their bid to avoid relegation.
Tuilagi will appear in court in October. Photo: Skysports
Samoa and Newcastle Falcons winger Alesana Tuilagi has been charged in connection with an alleged assault, according to reports.
Tuilagi will appear in court on October 21 in relation to an incident on Dublin’s Harcourt Street in 2011, according to RTÉ News.
The premiership spoils. Photo: Planet Rugby
Premiership Rugby has threatened to continue with their league programme during next year’s World Cup unless a deal can be reached with the RFU.
Tensions have been running high between Premiership Rugby and the RFU in recent months.
Premiership Rugby are upset after the RFU failed to consult them over the bid for the World Cup.
Tagicakibau scores against Wasps in an earlier game. Photo: Skysports
Wasps have announced the signing of Samoan international winger Sailosi Tagicakibau from London Irish.
The ‘Samoan flyer’ lit up the Aviva Premiership on numerous occasions during his nine seasons playing for the Exiles, with his blistering pace and power producing an impressive try scoring record.
Tagicakibau, who has 21 caps for Samoa and has also represented the Pacific Islands, has most recently been playing for South African Super Rugby side the Stormers while on loan from Irish.