Rugby Challenge Cup Final Live Stream 2018. The Challenge Cup final, between Cardiff Blues and Gloucester Rugby, takes place tonight with kick-off at 8pm UK time. How to watch Cardiff Blues Vs. Gloucester Live Stream Update, Odds, Start Time, Preview, Team News and TV Info.
Wasps head coach Dai Young has added five players to the Wasps squad for next season. Eddie Jones has revealed that cracks have appeared in his England squad, admitting his side’s “complacency” about unity has contributed directly to their disastrous slump in form.
The decision has been taken by the clubs who run the competition to try and expand the game and take big events to new places. In April last year, organisers revealed Bilbao would host the 2018 finals, with Newcastle’s St James’ Park staging next year’s event. This year will be the first time the final has been held in a country that has no nation competing in the competition.
“Bilbao is an excellent destination which breaks new ground for our tournaments and we see this as a big step in the expansion of our sport across the continent. Newcastle’s commitment to the bid also made it an easy decision to award them the finals in 2019, building on their significant experience of staging major sporting occasions including Rugby World Cup 2015 matches.”
Cardif Blues captain Gethin Jenkins has been ruled out of the Challenge Cup final against Gloucester in Bilbao after losing his fitness fight. Wales’ most-capped player of all time suffered a calf injury in the semi-final victory over Pau and has failed to shake it off in time.
So Rhys Gill steps in at loosehead prop, having made a remarkable rapid recovery from the broken jaw he suffered on Judgement Day less than a fortnight ago.