Tournaments

Step to it: Leiua in action for the Hurricanes this season

Five things you should know about Alapati Leiua

By Bea Asprey  LONDON WASPS have snapped up one of Super Rugby’s power houses in Alapati Leiua. He’s been formidable for the Hurricanes this season, and Wasps Director of Rugby…

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…

Stalemate: Grenoble threw away a 13-point lead to draw 21-all with Bayonne

Four in danger of Top 14 relegation

By Gavin Mortimer  HERE’S A stat that will heap more misery on the heads of four clubs in the Top 14. In the nine years since the Top 16 shrank…

One-club man: Declan Danaher retired last month after 15 years at London Irish. Now he's their academy coach

Declan Danaher picks his Top XV

IT WILL always tug on a club’s heartstrings when one of their most loyal players reaches retirement, though when Declan Danaher hung up his boots in March, the London Irish…

Just (ten) grand! David Lemi celebrates as he scores the Premiership's 10,000th try

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Golden Oldie Branded “too old” and “past his sell-by date” by Newcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards last month, David Lemi carried on proving Richards and any other doubters…

Swashbuckling: Pontypridd stormed past Cornish Pirates to reach the B&I semis

Championship blog: B&I Cup quarter-final wrap

By Richard Grainger Leeds double bubble not yet burst Leeds 41, Plymouth 21 Carnegie’s hopes of the double are still very much alive after they dispatched Plymouth in front of…