England captain Hartley to miss South Africa tour

Skipper Dylan Hartley has been capped 93 times by England England captain Dylan Hartley has been ruled out of the summer tour of South Africa because of concussion. The Northampton hooker has not played since sustaining a head injury in last month’s Six Nations loss to Ireland. Following specialist medical advice, the 32-year-old will now […]

Scarlets hammered by ruthless Leinster in Champions Cup semi-final

Leinster celebrate Scott Fardy’s try as Scarlets despair European Champions Cup semi-final: Leinster v Scarlets Leinster (24) 38 Tries: Ryan, Healy, McFadden, Fardy, Sexton Cons: Sexton 5 Pen: Sexton Scarlets (9) 16 Tries: Beirne Con: Patchell Pens: Halfpenny Leinster surged into the Champions Cup final with a stunning dismantling of Scarlets in Dublin. The Irish […]

Gloucester make Challenge Cup final return

Jason Woodward made a line break to set up Tom Marshall for a Gloucester try European Challenge Cup Gloucester (15) 33 Tries: Marshall, Matu’u, Burns, Vellacott Cons: Twelvetrees 2 Pens: Twelvetrees 3 Newcastle (5) 12 Tries: Lawson 2 Con: Hodgson Gloucester reached their third European Challenge Cup final in four seasons with a four-try win […]

Saracens thrash Bath to confirm play-off place

England’s Owen Farrell, playing at fly-half, scored Saracens’ fourth try against Bath Aviva Premiership Saracens (15) 41 Tries: Brits, Williams, Wigglesworth, Farrell, Burger, Spencer Cons: Farrell 4 Pen: Farrell Bath (6) 6 Pens: Priestland 2 Saracens confirmed their place in the Premiership play-offs with a resounding bonus-point victory over Bath. Sarries were 14-0 up inside […]

Leicester suffer play-off blow as Northampton win dramatic derby

Cobus Reinach (left) was instrumental for Northampton, scoring their second try and setting up their third Aviva Premiership Leicester Tigers (12) 21 Tries: Veain, Toomua, Cons: Ford Pens: Ford 3 Northampton Saints (17) 27 Tries: Foden, Reinach, Tuala Cons: Myler 3 Pens: Myler 2 Northampton inflicted a heavy blow on Leicester’s play-off hopes with a […]