Nick Tompkins

The ravenous pursuit of television viewing figures means just about every tournament in professional sport is accompanied by marketing hyperbole these days. Even so, this Aviva Premiership season does feel…

That's what it's all about: Northampton celebrate their nail-biting Aviva Premiership final win

The Saints Final flourish There are some people who still don’t like to see playoffs decide league titles, but without them we wouldn’t have dramatic occasions like Saturday’s Aviva Premiership…

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ARE YOU ready for the hottest weekend of the league season? Have you got your tickets, or failing that, the beers on chill in your living room? Don’t miss a…

Winning away from the drama: Toulon won last year's Heineken Cup. Next year it will be the ERCC

After nigh on two-years of an increasingly rancorous power-struggle between the clubs, Unions and broadcasters, the new make-up of European rugby has been agreed. With the Heads of Agreement now…

Champions: Captain Chris Robshaw lifts Harlequins' first Premiership title

HARLEQUINS WON their first Aviva Premiership title last season, beating Leicester in the final, and they are now going well on both the domestic and European fronts – but what…

Mr consistent: Jess is the leading Premiership try-scorer

Wasps and Harlequins got the 2012-2013 season off to an explosive start with an 82-point thriller at Twickenham and now the dust has settled, RW takes a look at five…

London Welsh have everything to prove

LONDON WELSH have belatedly been confirmed as the new boys in England’s rugby master-class. But will they still be there this time next year, asks Richard Grainger. An old proverb…

Sweet moment: Quins Tom Williams will have enjoyed his early try

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell HARLEQUINS CELEBRATED their first Premiership title beating Leicester 30-23 in a fine advertisment for the Aviva Premiership at a sweltering Twickenham.…

Versitile prop Cai Griffiths can play at both tighthead and loosehead

LONDON IRISH has signed Ospreys tight head prop forward Cai Griffiths. Griffiths, who can also operate at loose head, has made over 100 appearances for the Welsh province, competing in…