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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bright spark: Scottish's Mark Bright

Championship blog: Round 18 wrap

With five rounds left in stage one of the Greene King IPA Championship, this weekend the top four sides virtually rubber-stamped their tickets to the play-offs, scoring 22 tries between

Sent to the bin: Matt Everard

Championship blog: Round 16 wrap

Only three matches in the Greene King IPA Championship went ahead this weekend, as Rugby became another casualty of waterlogged Britain. But despite the atrocious weather, if the route to…

Haag lines: Martin Haag was disappointed

GKIPA Championship blog: Round 15 wrap

by Richard Grainger Two points separate the top four sides with eight rounds remaining in the first stage of the Greene King IPA Championship. And with London Scottish trailing the…