Collision course: Samu Manoa is an integral figure for Northampton Saints

Intrigue, excitement, outrage, indignation – the current domestic campaign in this country has encouraged just about every emotional reaction from a captive audience. With three regular season rounds to go, six teams remain in…

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

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

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

“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…