Rugby Union Today: Blow for Wales, regret for Eddie Jones

Another busy day in the rugby union game as Wales and Scarlets suffer a double injury blow, while England boss Eddie Jones admits he regrets not refreshing his team for the Rugby World Cup final.

What’s on the site

Jonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell face six months and 12-16 weeks out respectively as they require surgery to fix injuries.

Jones meanwhile has spoken of his regret at not altering his starting XV for the final which they lost 32-12 to South Africa.

Elsewhere our Video of the Week is Squidge Rugby’s brilliant piece while the New Zealand sides have named their squads for the 2020 Super Rugby season. The Blues, of course, include new signing Beauden Barrett.

What’s in the news

Former Wales boss Warren Gatland revealed that Rob Howley has been “through hell” after he was sent home from Japan.

Staying with Wales, it appears Shaun Edwards is set to be announced as the new defence coach of Six Nations rivals France.

What’s on social media

Graham Love is working his magic yet again on Twitter as he fills in the gaps for I’m a celebrity, get me out of here’s social page.

https://t.co/LOvvS9ITDD pic.twitter.com/TNGuNXt5Wa

— Graham Love (@glove931) November 12, 2019

What’s on TV

It’s the big kick-off of the Champions Cup this weekend and the action begins on Friday with Gloucester taking on Toulouse. All the games will be on BT Sport as the race to wrestle the crown off Saracens starts.