Chris Ashton

Journalists all around the rugby-playing globe were hunched over their laptops waiting for news of Chris Ashton’s disciplinary hearing to drop into their inbox on Tuesday. Then, at 11.50pm, the…

Man on a mission: Luke Cowan-Dickie was unstoppable for Exeter. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Saints Rare hooker’s hat-trick Exeter Chiefs No 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie became only the third hooker to bag a hat-trick in an English Premiership match when he crossed for three…

Smiling assassin: Tommy Seymour had an extremely happy day at Scotstoun. (Photo: Inpho)

The Saints Four more from Seymour Scoring two tries against champions Connacht last week seemed like a good start to the season for Tommy Seymour, but the Glasgow Warriors wing…

The glamour: Nick Mullins and Peter Richards discuss the finer points of rugby union

By Graham Jenkins Welcome to The Forward Pass, a series of conversations with leading rugby union journalists, broadcasters, presenters and photographers who will offer the next generation of media professionals – and…

London Irish

The play-off system dilutes the significance of finishing positions at the top end of the Aviva Premiership, but at the bottom it’s quite the opposite – 12th and last spot…

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Aviva Premiership Bath Rugby – Guy Mercer – It was two pre-season wins from two for Bath, who beat Yorkshire Carnegie 20-14 followed by a 32-17 drubbing of the Scarlets. Impressive…