England lock Launchbury to miss autumn Tests

Joe Launchbury played in two of England’s three Tests against South Africa in June England lock Joe Launchbury has been ruled out of the autumn internationals after having knee surgery. The 27-year-old, who has 54 caps for his country, will be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks. Launchbury picked up the injury while captaining club […]

Who is going to win the European Cup? Predictions, debate and vote

Leinster’s 2018 triumph followed successes in 2009, 2011 and 2012 After finishing bottom of their pool two seasons previously, Leinster completed a remarkable turnaround by lifting the Champions Cup for a record-equalling fourth time in Bilbao in May. Their defence starts on Friday as they entertain Wasps in this season’s tournament opener. English champions Saracens, […]

Conor Murray: Ireland scrum-half agrees new deal

Murray has scored 12 tries in 67 Tests for Ireland Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray is to remain at Munster until at least the end of June 2022 after signing a contract extension. The British and Irish Lions star has ended speculation over his future by agreeing a new central contract with the Irish Rugby Football […]

Seven-try Worcester stun Bristol with record win

Worcester winger Josh Adams crossed for their sixth try against Bristol Gallagher Premiership Worcester Warriors (31) 52 Tries: Van Velze, Mills, Mama, Venter, Pennell, Adams, Heem Cons: Weir 7 Pen: Pennell Bristol Bears (7) 7 Try: Thomas Con: Madigan Worcester recorded their biggest Premiership win with an emphatic seven-try victory against Bristol. The Bears took […]

Cipriani wins Premiership player of the month

Danny Cipriani joined Gloucester from Wasps in the summer Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been named Premiership player of the month for September – two weeks after being left out of Eddie Jones’ 36-man England training squad. Jones stated in August the 30-year-old would be “judged on his rugby” after Cipriani was fined by magistrates […]

Rob Horne: Ex-Australia and Northampton star on dealing with paralysis – and tributes

Rob Horne (bottom) received lengthy treatment during the match against Leicester last April On 14 April 2018 Rob Horne’s life changed forever. Just 13 seconds into the East Midlands derby between Leicester and Northampton, Horne, captaining Saints for the first time, chased the kick-off and went hard into a routine tackle. “I just remember being […]