Aviva Premiership

Back in the big time: Falcons will be competing for this

Falcons fly back into the Premiership

THERE WILL undoubtedly have been roars of delight as Newcastle Falcons clambered out of the Championship at the first time of asking, but for one man watching Falcons 31-24 victory…

Dazzling drive: Off the back of hard work, Matt Tait shone in the semis

Aviva Premiership final: an old-fashioned tear up

"AMBUSH AT the Allianz" could be a way of describing the Aviva Premiership semi-final between Northampton Saints and Saracens. That would do a disservice to Saints, though, who maintained an…

Colour clash of the titan: Tipuric

It’s awards season again…

IT IS awards season and whether you agree with the esteemed panels or punters’ votes, there are a few players carrying off more gongs than Daniel Day Lewis. Ulster’s Nick…

Eying promotion: Dean Richards is expected to drag Falcons up

RFU Championship: The battle for promotion

THE RHETORIC of battles is always used in professional rugby, as if the weeks of weights and hours of Xbox were shared experiences with servicemen and women garrisoned around the…

Meaning business: Irish's Yarde

The battle at the bottom of the Premiership continues

WITH LONDON Welsh losing their appeal against a five-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player, Tyson Keats, they remain five points behind nearest Aviva Premiership rivals Sale Sharks. With four…