Heineken Cup

Loving life: Drew Mitchell roars with delight after Toulon overcame Munster in the Heineken Cup semis

Drew Mitchell on life with Toulon

There is a pause of almost five seconds before Drew Mitchell lets out a groan of frustration and throws in the towel. “No,” he admits after being asked if he…

Funny videos from European rugby

Funny videos from European rugby

Bye George! George Robson took over the captaincy from the injured Chris Robshaw when Harlequins travelled to Toulon for their Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final clash in April 2012. It should…

Scampering to a final: Knock-on aside, Kahn Fotuali'i punished Harlequins in the Amlin semi-final

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Stunning Sarries There were so many outstanding performers in the Saracens ranks on Saturday, when they shocked the rugby world with an extraordinary 46-6 win over Clermont Auvergne,…

Record breaker: Chris Ashton was outstanding against Clermont with his 11th try in this year's Heineken

Five things we learned: Clermont v Saracens

The very best of a bad situation There’s little point sugar-coating anything – Twickenham remaining barely a quarter full for a Heineken Cup semi-final was hugely embarrassing. In fact, it…

Protecting their home: Clermont Auvergne won at home for the 75th game in a row

Five things: The Heineken Cup quarters

Four enthralling matches over two days reinforced one thing robustly – the Heineken Cup (in its current form) is going out with a big old bang. Here’s a run-down of…