Rokoduguni is a ‘money can’t buy freak of nature’

Semesa Rokoduguni (left) joined Bath in 2012 Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni is a “freak of nature” who can do things “money can’t buy”, says director of rugby Todd Blackadder. Rokoduguni’s two late individual tries sealed victory for Bath over double European champions Saracens in a thriller at the Rec on Saturday. “Scoring those tries shows […]

Two late tries give Wasps victory at Worcester

Marcus Watson came in to replace Christian Wade for Wasps, and scored a fine individual try Aviva Premiership Worcester (7) 10 Tries: Alo Pens: Olver Cons: Heathcote Wasps (10) 24 Tries: Watson, Le Roux, Bassett Pens: Gopperth Cons: Gopperth 3 Wasps were made to fight hard before two late tries earned victory in the Midlands […]

All Blacks survive scare to beat Pumas as SA and Australia draw

Vaea Fifita was making his first start in his second Test New Zealand v Argentina New Zealand (15) 39 Tries: Milner-Skudder, Liernert-Brown, Dagg, Fifita, McKenzie, Barrett Cons: Sopoaga 3 Pens: Sopoaga Argentina (16) 22 Tries: Sanchez Cons: Sanchez Pens: Sanchez Drop goals: Sanchez New Zealand came from behind to beat Argentina and maintain their 100% […]

Newcastle edge out Sale with late penalty try

Newcastle clinched only their second victory at the AJ Bell Stadium Aviva Premiership Sale Sharks (3) 12 Pens: MacGinty 4 Newcastle (0) 13 Tries: Penalty try Con: Takulua Pens: Takulua 2 Newcastle’s late penalty try clinched victory over Sale Sharks on an error-strewn night at the AJ Bell Stadium. The hosts dominated the first-half possession […]

Tuilagi needs knee surgery and will miss 12 weeks

Manu Tuilagi has won 26 caps for England but has played just 17 minutes of Test rugby since 2014 Manu Tuilagi will not play in England’s autumn internationals after he suffered a knee injury in Leicester’s Premiership opener against Bath. Playing his first competitive game since January after recovering from another knee problem, the centre […]

Wales fly-half Biggar to join Northampton in 2018

Dan Biggar made his Ospreys debut in 2007 and has twice scored over 300 points in a season for them Wales fly-half Dan Biggar will join Premiership side Northampton Saints next season. The 27-year-old will move to Franklin’s Gardens in the summer of 2018 after completing this season with Ospreys. Biggar has won 56 caps […]

Jones open to recalls for Tuilagi & Solomona

Jones congratulated Solomona after he scored a winning try on his England debut England head coach Eddie Jones is willing to recall Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona, who were sent home from a training camp in August. Tuilagi, 26, and Solomona, 23, were punished for “team-culture issues”, understood to be alcohol-related. Jones has met Tuilagi […]

Saracens run in nine tries to thrash Saints

Scotland international Sean Maitland scored a hat-trick of tries in the first half Aviva Premiership Saracens (41) 55 Tries: Barritt, Wigglesworth, Maitland 3, Lozowski, Koch, Brits, Spencer Cons: Lozowski 4, Spencer Northampton Saints (3) 24 Tries: Ludlam, Wood 2 Cons: Mallinder 3 Pens: Mallinder European champions Saracens began their 2017-18 Premiership campaign in style with […]