Stuart Hogg: Full-back hopes to return from hip injury ‘in next couple of weeks’

Stuart Hogg’s last appearance came in Scotland’s narrow defeat by New Zealand in November Stuart Hogg hopes to return from a hip injury “in the next couple of weeks”, with Scotland’s Six Nations campaign beginning on 3 February. The full-back, 25, sustained the damage ahead of Scotland’s autumn Test victory over Australia in late November. […]

Exeter go 10 points clear with win over Leicester

Exeter have now won seven consecutive Premiership matches Aviva Premiership Exeter (6) 30 Tries: Armand, Slade, Hill, Yeandle Cons: Steenson 2 Pens: Slade, Steenson Leicester (3) 6 Pens: Ford 2 Four second-half tries helped defending champions Exeter finish 2017 with a bonus-point victory over Leicester. The Chiefs, who have now won their past seven games […]

Northampton Saints: Alan Gaffney a ‘new voice’ to benefit players, says Rob Horne

Rob Horne has made 10 appearances for Northampton since arriving from Super Rugby side Waratahs, where he spent time with Alan Gaffney A fresh approach at Northampton under Alan Gaffney will lift the players, says Saints’ Australia international centre Rob Horne. The 70-year-old succeeds Jim Mallinder as interim director of rugby on Monday. In their […]

Bath fined £60,000 for releasing Faletau for Wales

Faletau was part of Wales’ 24-22 win over South Africa at the Principality Stadium on 2 December Bath have been fined £60,000 by Premiership Rugby for allowing number eight Taulupe Faletau to play for Wales against South Africa in December. Premiership rules state that clubs are not allowed to release players for Tests outside World […]

Saracens win at Leicester after May red card

Jamie George showed the Leicester defence a clean pair of heels to score under the posts Aviva Premiership Leicester: (10) 17 Tries: Tait, Penalty Cons: G Ford 2 Pens: G Ford Saracens: (17) 29 Tries: Penalty, George Cons: Farrell 2 Pens: Farrell 4 Drop: Farrell Saracens stopped a run of seven successive defeats by beating […]