Aviva Premiership

Making a point: Joe Simpson celebrates his wonder-try for Wasps v the Chiefs. (Photo: Getty Images)

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Smokin’ Joe On a high-scoring weekend of Aviva Premiership action, Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson produced a contender for Try of the Season in their 36-29 win over Exeter…

Collision course: Samu Manoa will be an integral figure for Northampton Saints

The six contenders for Aviva Premiership glory

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…

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…

Three top talents: Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph and George Ford for England

Matt Banahan on Bath’s exciting young stars

Bath take on Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership this Friday, hoping to continue stunning fans with running rugby. They no longer have a continental trophy to target after they…