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…