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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…

Seeing the funny side: Cockerill has reacted well to Castro's outburst

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Tame Tiger Measured and diplomatic are not words you might readily associate with the Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill. A fiery player in his day, he…

Trophy talk: What are the big talking points around this year's European Challenge Cup?

Challenge Cup: What you may be missing

Welcome domestic break for key clash You don’t have to go far back into the annals of European competition to find Cardiff Blues and London Irish mixing it with some…