Will the Leinster fans have more to cheer this season?

RaboDirect Pro12: Round 1 wrap

Finalists humbled on their return to league action; a hefty spanking; calls for changes in style? It's has to be the first round of RaboDirect Pro12 rugby, which has sent…

Keeping them busy: Niki Goneva was in the mood on Sunday

Aviva Premiership: Round 1 wrap

Torrential rain; whopping half-time scores; post-rattling last-minute kicks. Here's your wrap of the first round of the Aviva Premiership as Northampton Saints pulled to the top of the table and…

Looking rosy: Varndell back in training with England this summer

Aviva Premiership One to Watch: Tom Varndell

Tom Varndell finished last season as the joint top try-scorer in the Aviva Premiership, sharing the honour with his team-mate Christian Wade. He ran in 13 tries in 20 league…

Phelan down: A glum looking Santiago Phelan

Rugby Championship: Here comes Round Three

New Zealand versus Argentina; Australia versus South Africa. It can only be Round Three of the Rugby Championship. Here's a short preview of the teams involved.

North of Northampton: Everyone's favourite locomotive winger George North

Aviva Premiership: Five players to watch

The Aviva Premiership starts with Newcastle Falcons hosting Bath at Kingston Park on Friday. Here is a summary of five key players to look out for throughout the season.