Tournaments

clermont v saracens

Goode ready for European test

GIVEN THE intelligent, unfussy rugby instincts that characterise his game, it comes as no surprise that Alex Goode also possesses a pretty precise memory. Describing a short sequence an hour…

jonny wilkinson toulon

Heineken Cup: Can the Tigers take the heat?

COMPARED TO the chill winds that have been blowing through Leicester of late, Toulon on Sunday will feel positively balmy for the English club. Spring has been slow in showing…

The Championship blog – Week 20 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 20 round-up

DONCASTER, WHO began league life in Yorkshire 2, and rejoice in being the ‘most promoted club in England, have three games left to avert relegation to National League One. But…

Plans of their own: Llanelli Scarlets

Glasgow Warriors aiming for Pro12 zenith

IT IS worth noting for a moment what Gregor Townsend is achieving at Glasgow Warriors. Considered somewhat of a superfluous appointment in the off-season, nipping into the front of a…

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…

The Championship blog – Week 19 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 19 round-up

BRISTOL HAVE parted company with Liam Middleton, following their defeat by Moseley at Billesley Common. The former Westcountry giants’ second consecutive league loss means that making the play-offs is far…

HK7sWinners

Hong Kong celebrates record Sevens series audience

FIJI WON the on-field plaudits by sneaking past first-time Cup finalists Wales 26-19, to successfully defend their HSBC Sevens title. In a thrilling final, the South Sea Islanders scored four…

Mako Vunipola

Quins and Sarries in top-of-the-table clash

BEFORE WE'VE even had time to consider whether or not we can cope without the RBS 6 Nations, the good folks at Aviva Premiership Rugby have served us up a…

Lio Lolo

Sevens series hits Hong Kong

AS SNOW still blankets parts of the UK, spare a thought for those having to toil in the balmy conditions in Hong Kong. The latest leg of the HSBC Sevens…