Tournaments

Making a point: Joe Simpson celebrates his wonder-try for Wasps v the Chiefs. (Photo: Getty Images)

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Smokin’ Joe On a high-scoring weekend of Aviva Premiership action, Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson produced a contender for Try of the Season in their 36-29 win over Exeter…

Collision course: Samu Manoa is an integral figure for Northampton Saints

The six contenders for Aviva Premiership glory

Intrigue, excitement, outrage, indignation – the current domestic campaign in this country has encouraged just about every emotional reaction from a captive audience. With three regular season rounds to go, six teams remain in…

Pau fans

Top 14: Pau ready to enter the promised land

Rarely has one team dominated their rivals the way Pau have this season in ProD2. Crowned champions of France’s second division a month before the end of the regular season,…

Sheer joy: Brock James is hugged by Wesley Fofana at the end of the win over Saracens. (Photo Inpho)

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Diamond chip The most delicate of dinks created the solitary try of Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final between Clermont Auvergne and Saracens. Clermont No 10 Brock James popped…

Body on the line: Burger hurls himself into a tackle at Twickenham

Tackle by tackle: How Jacques Burger stopped Clermont

If Saracens are the comic villains of European rugby – and one prominent Irish blog has rather wittily christened them Globo Gym after the muscly-but-dumb badguys in Ben Stiller’s boisterous movie…