Tournaments

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…

Seeing the funny side: Cockerill has reacted well to Castro's outburst

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Tame Tiger Measured and diplomatic are not words you might readily associate with the Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill. A fiery player in his day, he…

Trophy talk: What are the big talking points around this year's European Challenge Cup?

Challenge Cup: What you may be missing

Welcome domestic break for key clash You don’t have to go far back into the annals of European competition to find Cardiff Blues and London Irish mixing it with some…

stade francais v harlequins

European Champions Cup: five epic clashes

ROUNDS THREE and four of Europe’s elite club competition sees teams play the same opponents in successive weeks – so it’s a chance to either turn the tables or hammer…

Rare chance: Bucharest Wolves are one of the lucky few minnows to play European rugby

Rugby Rant: European rugby letting down minnows

Last year, one team in eight in Europe was from outside the three professional leagues. This year, it’ll be one in 20. At the most. Another day, another disappointment, as…

Spirits in the night: Grenoble celebrate defeating Toulouse away from home, 25-22

The Top 14 and the death of l’esprit de clocher

There’s a revolution underway in French rugby, one that is having ramifications for the home nations. We’ve already seen evidence of it in October when Toulon, Toulouse and Racing Metro…