Tournaments

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…

Oyonnax

Top 14 relegation fight hots up

Four teams are all battling to avoid the drop from the French top flight as the season reaches its climax – here's the lowdown…

Protecting their home: Clermont Auvergne won at home for the 75th game in a row

Five things: The Heineken Cup quarters

Four enthralling matches over two days reinforced one thing robustly – the Heineken Cup (in its current form) is going out with a big old bang. Here’s a run-down of…

Jared Payne Jerome Garces

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Gutsy Garces The moment Jared Payne sent an airborne Alex Goode crashing to the turf during the fourth minute of Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final clash between Ulster and…

In the thick of it: A burly Ed Slater gets involved against Northampton Saints

Heineken Cup Quarters: Four to watch

This set of Heineken Cup quarter-finals is possibly the most enticing last eight ever assembled. Each of the four ties is jam-packed with stellar talent and most of the continent’s…

Frederic Michalak

How will the French fare in the Heineken Cup?

No one club has dominated the Top 14 this season, with the three French teams in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals all showing themselves fallible. Then again, they’ve also played some…

What it is all about: Below are the latest comings and goings in the ever competitive Championship

Championship blog: Round 20 wrap

By Richard Grainger With three rounds remaining in Stage 1 of the Greene King IPA Championship, Bristol and London Welsh have already booked their place in the play-offs. Welsh win…

Paul O'Connell

Heineken Cup quarter-final previews

Rugby World columnist Stephen Jones looks ahead to this weekend's four Heineken Cup quarter-finals – and makes his predictions…

Try time: Drauniniu is congratulated by team-mates including Symons (23)

Saints & Sinners: Rugby’s weekend talking points

The Saints Super sub Finally, after 17 defeats (some of them clutched agonisingly at the last minute from the jaws of victory) Worcester Warriors claimed their first Aviva Premiership win…