Sheer joy: Brock James is hugged by Wesley Fofana at the end of the win over Saracens. (Photo Inpho)

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Diamond chip The most delicate of dinks created the solitary try of Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final between Clermont Auvergne and Saracens. Clermont No 10 Brock James popped…

Body on the line: Burger hurls himself into a tackle at Twickenham

Tackle by tackle: How Jacques Burger stopped Clermont

If Saracens are the comic villains of European rugby – and one prominent Irish blog has rather wittily christened them Globo Gym after the muscly-but-dumb badguys in Ben Stiller’s boisterous movie…

Rising star: Maro Itoje chops down Keith Earls at the Irish Independent Stadium

England Saxons player analysis: Maro Itoje

“Joy and jubilation” – those were the words uttered by Maro Itoje when the England Under 20 skipper was asked to articulate his thoughts at the final whistle of last…

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…