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#Test

# test - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Kiwi-born Shields ready to 'earn respect' after pledging allegiance to England

Eddie Jones this week named Brad Shields in his squad for the Test series against South Africa next month.

# test - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Column: Do we really need mandatory standardised testing in primary schools?

Learning support teachers are more than capable of screening and diagnosing learning difficulties, writes Peter Gunning.

# test - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

From The42 Former captain Strauss open to Springboks return under Rassie Springback

Former captain Strauss open to Springboks return under Rassie

Adriaan Strauss says he would consider an offer to return to the South Africa national team seriously.

# test - Thursday 19 April, 2018

From The42 Joseph likely to miss England's tour of South Africa Blow

Joseph likely to miss England's tour of South Africa

England’s options for the summer are likely to be further restricted, with Jonathan Joseph ruled out for the season.

# test - Friday 13 April, 2018

From The42 Liverpool to face Roma in Champions League semi-final Test

Liverpool to face Roma in Champions League semi-final

The first legs of the ties will take place on 24 and 25 April, with the second legs on 1 and 2 May.

# test - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

From The42 Plans in place to deliver Springbok success - Erasmus Confident

Plans in place to deliver Springbok success - Erasmus

South Africa’s coaches and players are aware of what they must do in the June internationals, according to Rassie Erasmus.

# test - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From The42 Australia lose major sponsor as Warner apologises for 'stain on the game' Cheat Scandal

Australia lose major sponsor as Warner apologises for 'stain on the game'

Warner used social media to issue a statement on Thursday after being suspended for a year.

# test - Saturday 24 March, 2018

From The42 I saw an opportunity to change the ball condition - Bancroft Sticky Situation

I saw an opportunity to change the ball condition - Bancroft

After being charged with ball tampering by match officials, Cameron Bancroft hopes he can rebuild his reputation.

# test - Friday 16 March, 2018

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Test

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

# test - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From The42 Two first-half Conor Whelan goals help All-Ireland champions Galway past brave Laois A Win Is A Win

Two first-half Conor Whelan goals help All-Ireland champions Galway past brave Laois

Laois captain Ross King’s 0-12 wasn’t enough in O’Moore Park.

# test - Monday 29 January, 2018

Food intolerance testing kits should only be used with expert advice

People are being warned not to act on the results of the test without advice from a doctor or registered dietitan.

# test - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From The42 Another injury blow for Wales as Ospreys flanker ruled out of Six Nations Sidelined

Another injury blow for Wales as Ospreys flanker ruled out of Six Nations

Dan Lydiate will miss the rest of the season after requiring surgery on a bicep injury.

# test - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From The42 Dan Lydiate joins growing list of Welsh injury worries for Six Nations Welsh Woe

Dan Lydiate joins growing list of Welsh injury worries for Six Nations

Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau have already been ruled out for the Welsh ahead of the tournament.

# test - Sunday 31 December, 2017

From The42 Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018 New Challenge

Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018

Phil Simmons will lead the country into Test cricket.

# test - Saturday 9 December, 2017

From The42 England cricket player dropped after pouring drink over teammate's head on night out Bad Behaviour

England cricket player dropped after pouring drink over teammate's head on night out

‘I’m disappointed. With what we have had to go through already with these problems, it is not acceptable.’

# test - Friday 8 December, 2017

From The42 I was 'stitched up' by Aussies over headbutt incident – Bairstow The Ashes

I was 'stitched up' by Aussies over headbutt incident – Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow reiterated there was no wrongdoing following his coming together with Cameron Bancroft prior to the Ashes.

# test - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Photos: More than 500 members of Defence Forces take part in major terrorist incident exercise

The Defence Forces practiced various operational and tactical procedures while undertaking the exercise.

# test - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From The42 Coetzee passionately defends his position as Springboks head coach The Boks

Coetzee passionately defends his position as Springboks head coach

Coetzee was asked about his future following his side’s defeat to Wales this afternoon.

# test - Thursday 30 November, 2017

From The42 Gatland defends Wales' money-making fourth November Test Gats

Gatland defends Wales' money-making fourth November Test

Wales face South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday a week after the November window ended for most nations.

# test - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

From The42 Australia's Kepu lands three-week ban for red card against Scotland Come A Gutser

Australia's Kepu lands three-week ban for red card against Scotland

Australia succumbed to a chastening 53-24 loss against Scotland at Murrayfield, with Sekope Kepu’s dismissal proving costly for the visitors.

# test - Monday 20 November, 2017

From The42 Gatland: 'At some stage I'll probably be dressed up as a clown again this week' Warrenbowl

Gatland: 'At some stage I'll probably be dressed up as a clown again this week'

The New Zealand media were not too favourable of Warren Gatland as Lions coach, but he will not rise to any future jibes.

# test - Saturday 18 November, 2017

From The42 Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy Pumas

Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy

This was no work of art in Florence.

# test - Friday 17 November, 2017

From The42 Cheika disrespected referee with England bully claims, insists Eddie Jones Men At Work

Cheika disrespected referee with England bully claims, insists Eddie Jones

The England head coach does not expect referee Ben O’Keeffe to be influenced by the former Leinster boss’s words.

# test - Monday 13 November, 2017

From The42 Jones apologises for foul-mouthed rant as he's called out by his 93-year-old mother Sorry Ma

Jones apologises for foul-mouthed rant as he's called out by his 93-year-old mother

Eddie Jones’ frustration got the better off him at Twickenham on Saturday.

# test - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From The42 Hansen: Sonny Bill didn't know the rules Yellow

Hansen: Sonny Bill didn't know the rules

The All Blacks star was unaware of the rule that led to his yellow card against France, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

# test - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From The42 Wallabies' impressive form continues as Gatland's Wales beaten again Winning Streak

Wallabies' impressive form continues as Gatland's Wales beaten again

Wales have not beaten Australia since 2008 and their miserable run against the Wallabies continued in Cardiff on Saturday.

# test - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From The42 Farrell and Itoje rested as Hartley captains England for visit of Argentina November Tests

Farrell and Itoje rested as Hartley captains England for visit of Argentina

Eddie Jones has stuck with Henry Slade and Sam Underhill in his side to face the Pumas, while Elliot Daly has been passed fit.

# test - Monday 6 November, 2017

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks Drico

Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks

The Springboks struggled for consistency in the Rugby Championship but O’Driscoll knows they remain dangerous opponents for Ireland.

# test - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From The42 Howley accepts Sean O'Brien apology and plans to leave Wales role after World Cup Apology

Howley accepts Sean O'Brien apology and plans to leave Wales role after World Cup

Coaching in the Premiership or France is on Rob Howley’s bucket list as he plans to leave his position with Wales after the 2019 World Cup.

From The42 Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland Springboks

Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland

Warrick Gelant, Lukhanyo Am, Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder will hope to make their international debuts.

# test - Monday 23 October, 2017

From The42 England trio Hartley, Hughes and Marler facing bans after European citings In The Dock

England trio Hartley, Hughes and Marler facing bans after European citings

Indiscipline at club level could cost Eddie Jones three players for the November internationals.

# test - Saturday 21 October, 2017

From The42 After seven successive defeats Australia claim long-awaited win over All Blacks Finally

After seven successive defeats Australia claim long-awaited win over All Blacks

New Zealand were denied a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep in Brisbane, where Australia outscored them by three tries to two.

# test - Friday 20 October, 2017

From The42 Scotland suspend flanker Hardie, but give no explanation why The Bold Step

Scotland suspend flanker Hardie, but give no explanation why

Scottish Rugby have offered no details as to why he is unavailable for selection.

# test - Thursday 19 October, 2017

From The42 Coles relishing one last battle with 'one of the greats' Stephen Moore 2 ON 2

Coles relishing one last battle with 'one of the greats' Stephen Moore

The Wallabies hooker is on his final lap of an impressive Test career.

From The42 Sopoaga earns first All Blacks start in two years as Beauden Barrett is ruled out with concussion Chance

Sopoaga earns first All Blacks start in two years as Beauden Barrett is ruled out with concussion

Lima Sopoaga will make his first All Blacks start for over two years in the absence of Beauden Barrett in Brisbane.

# test - Monday 16 October, 2017

From The42 Wales have spoken to around 10 candidates to succeed Gatland after the World Cup Getting Organised

Wales have spoken to around 10 candidates to succeed Gatland after the World Cup

Wales have drawn up a shortlist in preparation for life after Gatland.

# test - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From The42 England suffer another injury setback ahead of November internationals Saving Face

England suffer another injury setback ahead of November internationals

England could be without Jack Nowell during their November internationals due to a fractured cheekbone and eye socket.

From The42 Irish out-half Ian McKinley gets his first call-up for Italy Italian Job

Irish out-half Ian McKinley gets his first call-up for Italy

The former Leinster player had retired from rugby in 2011 after losing the sight in his left eye.

# test - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The42 Rhys Webb signs three-year deal with Toulon, but he'll still be available to play for Wales Done Deal

Rhys Webb signs three-year deal with Toulon, but he'll still be available to play for Wales

The Lions scrum-half last week announced he was leaving Ospreys next season.

# test - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

From The42 Out-of-favour Cooper will get the chance to impress Cheika when he faces the Wallabies Time To Shine

Out-of-favour Cooper will get the chance to impress Cheika when he faces the Wallabies

He’ll captain the Barbarians in Sydney next month.