Tournaments

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…

Official Briz biz: Ryan Jones put in a real leader's performance, helping Bristol into the final

Championship blog: Semi-finals second leg wrap

That the two top teams after the regular season should battle it out in the final is a validation of the tournament’s structure. Less so, are rules that permit Bristol’s…

Joy and pain: Northampton's players celebrate their win while the Tigers are floored

Saints and Sinners: Rugby’s weekend talking points

The Saints Classic clash Some people are calling it the best Aviva Premiership game ever and the Northampton v Leicester semi-final certainly had drama, skill, physicality and passion by the…

Running the risk: Players like Bath's George Ford and Northampton's Tom Wood may risk it for silverware

The problems with the Amlin Challenge Cup

For all the excellent rugby and intriguing on-field plotlines, both of which have been abundant, 2013-14 will always be remembered for its ugly European saga. A very public process of…

Memorial mash: Bristol's Gaston Cortes somehow gets through Titans' tackles to score

Championship blog: Semi-finals first leg wrap

By Richard Grainger Bristol butterflies leaves tie in balance Bristol 17, Rotherham 14 Bristol have twice gone into the Championship play-offs only to fluff their lines and on Saturday’s evidence…

Toulouse v Castres

Join Ben Cohen at the Top 14 final

Advertising Feature THE TOP 14 Semi-finals take place this weekend – Toulon host Racing Metro on Friday night before Montpellier take on Castres on the Saturday afternoon – and you…

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…