The Saints The team to beat New Zealand’s bonus-point win against Argentina in La Plata enabled them to secure their third successive Rugby Championship crown with a game to spare.…

Gloucester to pack a punch Gloucester simply weren’t at the races last season, with a porous defence leaking 60 tries and finishing a lowly ninth. It served to be the…

Jared Payne Jerome Garces

The Saints Gutsy Garces The moment Jared Payne sent an airborne Alex Goode crashing to the turf during the fourth minute of Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final clash between Ulster and…

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…

SCOTLAND WINGER Simon Danielli retired last month, a back injury forcing him to hang up his boots. He won 32 caps for his country and represented Bath, Bristol, Borders and…

Heineken Cup Pool draw kind to Quins

REIGNING HEINEKEN Cup champions, Leinster, have been drawn in Pool 5 of the 2012/13 tournament and will face ASM Clermont Auvergne, Scarlets and newcomers, Exeter Chiefs, as they attempt to…