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Alex Corbisiero

EnglandAlex CorbisieroTom YoungsTom CroftBritish and Irish Lions forwards Alex Corbisiero, Tom Croft and Tom Youngs will miss England’s forthcoming tour of New Zealand.

Croft and Corbisiero have recently returned to full fitness but are not yet considered ready for what is set to be a gruelling three-Test series against the world champion All Blacks.

Meanwhile Leicester hooker Youngs will miss the June campaign to help support his wife, who is having treatment for an illness.

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LondonIrishLondon Irish are set to announce a takeover of the club by a group of Irish businessmen on Thursday. The club have called a news conference at their training ground in Sunbury for 10:30 GMT, where they will announce further details of the takeover.

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British & Irish Lions 2013Scotland prop Ryan Grant has been called into the British and Irish Lions squad ahead of the clash with Queensland Reds.  The Glasgow loose-head had been in South Africa with Scotland for a quadrangular tournament.

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British & Irish Lions 2013Mixed news for the British and Irish Lions of 2013 for this week, with the injured Cian Healy cited for biting whereas his replacement for the Tour has been named and called up, Alex Corbisiero.

Not only is Cian Healy injured, having injured his ankle against the Western Force, bit there is the serious allegation that he has bitten Brett Sheehan in the same match.

What needs clarification is how the British and Irish Lions can call up a replacement for Healy if he is going to be banned after facing the Judicial Hearing, yet Alex Corbisiero has been called up as a replacement for Healy already.

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