Piutau orchestrates Ulster victory over Wasps

Ulster’s second try-scorer Stuart McCloskey tackles Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth European Champions Cup: Ulster v Wasps Ulster: (3) 19 Tries: Stockdale, McCloskey Pens: Cooney, Lealiifano 2 Wasps: (6) 9 Pens: Daly 1, Gopperth 2 Two tries in two minutes helped Ulster to a scrappy European Champions Cup win over Wasps at the Kingspan Stadium. Jacob […]

‘Open and unpredictable’ – Guscott’s European Champions Cup guide

Saracens captain Brad Barritt lifted the trophy last season after a 28-17 win over Clermont In the past five years, the European Champions Cup has been under a duopoly. Saracens have won the past two titles, successfully defending the trophy in May with victory over Clermont. Before that, big-spending French superpowers Toulon won an unprecedented […]

Champions Cup organisers defend Wasps’ five-day turnaround

Wasps were well beaten 38-19 by European Champions Saracens in the Premiership on Sunday European Cup organisers say “venue availability, domestic calendars and broadcast schedules” explain Wasps’ five-day turnaround before their Champions Cup opener in Ulster. Dai Young’s injury-ravaged squad play in Belfast on Friday, days after facing Saracens at Allianz Park on Sunday. Sarries […]

Wales could change Test selection policy

Scrum V discusses the possibility of changing ‘Gatland’s Law’ The Welsh Rugby Union is considering changing its international selection policy, which could allow more senior players based abroad to play for Wales. WRU policy permits only four players at clubs outside Wales to play for the national side for the next two seasons. The quota […]

Clifford injures shoulder in Quins win over Sale

Tim Visser latched onto Danny Care’s cross kick as he evaded Denny Solomona’s grasp to claim the opening score of the night Aviva Premiership Harlequins (27) 42 Tries: Visser 2, Marler, Marchant, Yarde Cons: Smith 4 Pens: Smith 3 Sale (7) 26 Tries: Haley, Aulika, James, Harrison Cons: de Klerk 2, MacGinty Harlequins earned a […]