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 […]

‘I’m putting the pressure on, we have to win’ – Cockerill challenges Edinburgh

Head coach Richard Cockerill has challenged his side to beat Scarlets on Saturday Guinness Pro14: Edinburgh v Scarlets Venue: BT Murrayfield Date: Saturday, 14 April Kick-off: 15:15 BST Coverage: Updates on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sport website and app. Richard Cockerill says he will no longer shield his Edinburgh players from big-game pressure, insisting […]

Denny Solomona: Sale Sharks will not appeal against ban for homophobic slur

Denny Solomona joined Sale in a controversial cross-code switch from rugby league’s Castleford in 2016 Sale Sharks will not appeal against the sanctions imposed on Denny Solomona for the homophobic slur directed towards Worcester Warriors’ Jamie Shillcock during their Premiership game in March. The Sharks are “very disappointed” after reviewing the full judgement, which found […]

Exeter beat Gloucester to secure play-off spot

Jack Nowell (left) made a try-scoring return after being out for six weeks with an ankle injury Aviva Premiership Exeter Chiefs (22) 46 Tries: Hepburn, S Simmonds, Woodburn, Nowell 2, Steenson Cons: J Simmonds 5 Pens: J Simmonds 2 Gloucester (3) 10 Try: Braley Cons: Williams Pens: Williams Jack Nowell scored two tries on his […]

Nine-try Saracens annihilate Saints to close on Exeter

Alex Lozowski scored the first of nine Saracens tries Aviva Premiership Northampton (13) 13 Try: Marshall Con: Myler Pens: Myler 2 Saracens (15) 63 Tries: Lozowski, Brits, Spencer, M Vunipola, Williams, Wyles, Maitland, Wray, Earle Cons: Farrell 6 Pens: Farrell 2 Saracens scored 48 unanswered second-half points to thrash Northampton and go three points behind […]

Sale beat Wasps with last-minute try

Byron McGuigan scored for Sale shortly before half-time Aviva Premiership Sale (15) 28 Tries: Webber, McGuigan, Evans, Yarde Con: MacGinty Pens: MacGinty 2 Wasps (17) 27 Tries: Bassett 2, Daly Cons: Gopperth 3 Pen: Daly, Gopperth Marland Yarde’s last-second try saw Sale beat Wasps to keep their Premiership play-off hopes alive. In a dramatic finish, […]