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 […]

Exeter duo Simmonds and Hill sidelined by injury

Jonny Hill (left) has yet to win an England cap while Sam Simmonds (right) has played seven times for his country Exeter forwards Sam Simmonds and Jonny Hill could be set for extended absences through injury. England back-row Simmonds, 23, hurt his knee in last week’s win over Worcester. Simmonds has already scored five tries […]

Worcester Warriors: Premiership club taken over by Jed McCrory-led consortium

Worcester Warriors’ new owners have said they are committed to staying at Sixways Premiership club Worcester Warriors have been taken over by a consortium led by local businessman Jed McCrory. London and Miami-based financier Errol Pope, who is in property and commodity trading, will be the primary funder. The four-man consortium, headed by ex-Swindon Town […]

Premiership: Leicester Tigers 19-15 Sale Sharks

Leicester try-scorer Kyle Eastmond joined Tigers from Wasps in August Gallagher Premiership Leicester Tigers (13) 19 Try: Eastmond Con: Ford Pens: Ford 4 Sale Sharks (5) 15 Tries: Yarde, Webber, Langdon Sale Sharks were made to pay for missed kicks at goal as the Premiership’s bottom club lost at Leicester Tigers. Will Cliff failed with […]

Premiership: Saracens beat Bath for fifth straight bonus-point Premiership victory

Wales and Lions wing Liam Williams ran in three of Saracens’ eight tries Gallagher Premiership Saracens (26) 50 Tries: Williams 3, Goode, George, Tompkins, Maitland, Tolofua Cons: Farrell 5 Bath (20) 27 Tries: Cook, Homer 2 Cons: Priestland 2, Burns Pens: Priestland 2 Premiership leaders Saracens continued their perfect start to the season as they […]

Todd Blackadder: Bath director of rugby signs one-year contract extension

Todd Blackadder was Christchurch Crusaders’ head coach for seven years before joining Bath in 2016 Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder has signed a one-year contract extension until June 2020. The Premiership club have also confirmed former captain Stuart Hooper will become Blackadder’s successor when the New Zealander decides to move on. First team coaches […]

Tuilagi & Youngs out of England camp with injury

Tuilagi’s last England appearance came against Wales during the 2016 Six Nations Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi and scrum-half Ben Youngs have withdrawn from England’s training camp in Bristol with injuries. Worcester prop Nick Schonert is out injured and Harlequins prop Joe Marler has withdrawn for personal reasons. Tuilagi was recalled to Eddie Jones’ 36-man squad […]