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Magic moment: England's Stuart Lancaster (left) and Graham Rowntree celebrate. Photo Getty Images

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Putting the boot in England led 18-16 in Cardiff as the last two minutes of their RBS Six Nations clash with Wales began. Despite England’s second-half dominance, the…

Happy days: Bath's players celebrate after clinching their win in Toulouse

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

English clubs had the most to celebrate after a terrific weekend of European Champions Cup rugby, as four of the five Aviva Premiership sides who were playing non-English opponents won.…

Special one: Stephen Myler became only the second Saints player to score 2,000 points

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Myler’s milestone Northampton fly-half Stephen Myler joined Paul Grayson in a most exclusive club at the weekend, after reaching the 2,000 point milestone for the Saints. The 17…

A Goode day: Andy Goode set a new record for points in a Premiership match

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Staying strong It is six months since Owen Williams suffered a serious spinal injury while playing for Cardiff Blues in a tens tournament in Singapore and the former…

Come in No 8: Ben Morgan celebrates the first of his two tries for England

Autumn Internationals: Week four report

IN A NUTSHELL England 26-17 Australia Swing Low reverberated around Twickenham as England ended their autumn with a win over Australia. It wasn’t a convincing performance, but a try in…

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Week 3: Autumn series talking points

Opportunity knocks for Ford With all the discussion of centred round George Ford – Owen Farrell reunion against Samoa, it’s been easy to overlook that the former is making his…

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George Ford and Owen Farrell: The story so far

Regardless of five Test defeats in a row and whatever has appeared in this week’s newspapers, English rugby is in rude health. An exacting talent identification system and a cohesive,…

Fly-half showdown: Bath's George Ford is set for a highly-anticipated clash with Leicester's Freddie Burns

Weekend’s rugby talking points

Keys for No. 10… Such is the intensity of the Bath v Leicester rivalry that matches between the two sides carry a health warning as it is, but this weekend’s…