Aviva Premiership

Slade stars: Henry Slade slides over for a try for the Chiefs against Harlequins. (Photo Action Images)

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints King Henry Everyone’s talking about George Ford and Danny Cipriani, but Henry Slade reminded the rugby world of his excellent credentials at fly-half when he scored 27 points…

Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs - Aviva Premiership

Analysis: All-action Jack Nowell lays down England marker

Releasing 12 members of his wider squad into Aviva Premiership action, Stuart Lancaster earmarked this weekend as one for fringe England players to impress their credentials for more prominent involvement…

First England run: Sam Burgess in the Saxons match (pic courtesy og Inpho)

The expectations placed on Sam Burgess

AS ENGLAND prepares to be patriotically stretched out in white and splashed with red in the build up to the World Cup, it is hard to ignore a growing sense…

London Welsh

London Welsh fight to get equality in Premiership

Passions run high in sport and when my previous blog, provocatively titled ‘Are London Welsh the worst Premiership team ever?’, was published recently, Exiles fans were up in arms. The playing…

Magic moment: James Hook puts everything he's got into kicking the winning penalty

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Killer kick The weekend started in some style with a humdinger of an Aviva Premiership clash between Gloucester and Saracens at Kingsholm. There were enough incidents, both good…

Taking stock: Nick Easter will be in a camp with Lancaster for the first time

Aviva Premiership analysis: Nick Easter inspires Harlequins

Last week, one broadsheet billed Harlequins’ clash against London Welsh as a ‘basement battle’. Although undeniably clichéd, the epithet was accurate enough – Conor O’Shea’s team were languishing in ninth place before…

Special one: Stephen Myler became only the second Saints player to score 2,000 points

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Myler’s milestone Northampton fly-half Stephen Myler joined Paul Grayson in a most exclusive club at the weekend, after reaching the 2,000 point milestone for the Saints. The 17…

Tongan Thor: Taniela Tupou, here on the charge for Scared Heart College, has been snapped up by the Queensland Reds

Rugby World’s players to watch in 2015

Following much hyperbole and no little excitement, the World Cup year is finally upon us. Over the next 12 months, a galaxy of stars will be born as rugby asserts…

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…