Ewan Ashman has put in the hard yards to make a successful switch from back-row to hooker - and now the Sale Sharks man is preparing for his toughest test to date against New Zealand under-20s this weekend.
After captaining his country on Sunday, TRU columnist Josh Beaumont has penned his final words of the season as he reflects on a special day at Twickenham, England and an exciting 2019/20 campaign to come.
Sale Sharks missed out on the chance to feature in the Champions Cup next season despite a 46-41 win over Gloucester Rugby in the final round of the Gallagher Premiership at AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday.
Bristol Bears have received a much-needed boost ahead of the round 21 Gallagher Premiership clash against Sale Sharks to be played at Ashton Gate on Friday with Charles Piutau returning to the starting XV.
In his first column for Talking Rugby Union, Sale Sharks’ Johnny Leota discusses his season in the third tier, the importance of the National Leagues, preparing for life after the game and his blog; Rugby Yarns.