Finishing touch: Peter Betham  dives over for his try in Leicester's win v Exeter. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Saints Sunday best Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs produced a Sunday-best performance in the Aviva Premiership, with the Tigers hanging on for a 31-27 victory after leading 31-6 with…

Elliot Daly

By Alex Shaw With all the recent attention around the Rugby World Cup, the Six Nations and England’s tour to Australia this summer, one element of English rugby has fallen…

Bradley Davies

By Paul Williams Why can’t our southern hemisphere coaches coach the southern hemisphere way? We, in the northern hemisphere, want to play rugby like the southern hemisphere. The quality of…

NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 26:  A little boy loses the ball as he gets tackled during a kids game of league in between the New Zealand Warriors v  Brisbane Broncos at Ericsson Stadium in Auckland, Sunday, June 26, 2005.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy, has written an open letter to UK and Irish Government Ministers calling for a ban on tackling in rugby matches played…

Maxime Machenaud

One British newspaper offered a sympathetic assessment of France’s 19-10 defeat to Wales, describing Les Bleus as “transitional”. If only it was that simple. The fact is, however, that between…