Finishing touch: Peter Betham  dives over for his try in Leicester's win v Exeter. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Saints Sunday best Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs produced a Sunday-best performance in the Aviva Premiership, with the Tigers hanging on for a 31-27 victory after leading 31-6 with…

Bradley Davies

By Paul Williams Why can’t our southern hemisphere coaches coach the southern hemisphere way? We, in the northern hemisphere, want to play rugby like the southern hemisphere. The quality of…

Maxime Machenaud

One British newspaper offered a sympathetic assessment of France’s 19-10 defeat to Wales, describing Les Bleus as “transitional”. If only it was that simple. The fact is, however, that between…

Conor Murray

By Whiff of Cordite England ultimately overpowered Ireland to win by more than a score but the outlook for Ireland was weirdly positive. A measure of how far they’ve sunk…

Scotland

By Rory Baldwin A wins a win, for all that After a very exciting first half of rugby from both teams, the entertainment levels dropped off as both sides focused…