Unbeatable Betham: The Leicester centre makes a break v Gloucester. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Saints Brilliant Betham Leicester’s Peter Betham put in a magnificent individual performance in his side’s thrilling 35-30 win over Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday. With 11 minutes…

clermont v saracens

GIVEN THE intelligent, unfussy rugby instincts that characterise his game, it comes as no surprise that Alex Goode also possesses a pretty precise memory. Describing a short sequence an hour…

alex goode england

FOR ALL the talk in recent weeks about Jonny Wilkinson, and will-he-or-won’t-he sign on for another stint at Toulon, there’s another Englishman in the south of France in a similar…

Leader: Robshaw was shackled by Aussies

ENGLAND WENT into this Test against a supposedly dispirited Wallaby squad full of confidence. Sadly, when the whistle went, the roles had been reversed, with England, not so regal, in…

Clean possession: England functioned well

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell England performed a satisfactory, if perfunctory job on an underprepared and underpowered Fiji side. The hosts got off to a sluggish…

Jonathan Joseph

Would New Zealand have put 80 points on this below-strength Fiji side? They may well have, such is their ability to see an opportunity and take it. That is what…

alexgoode

ALEX GOODE admits he didn’t have much luck in the casinos when he holidayed in Las Vegas this year, but Saracens’ gamble of taking club rugby to Wembley Stadium for…