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 […]

Kyle Sinckler: Harlequins and England prop given seven-week ban for gouging

Kyle Sinckler (far right) was spoken to by referee Luke Pearce following the incident Harlequins forward Kyle Sinckler will miss England’s first two autumn internationals after being given a seven-week ban for gouging. The 24-year-old prop was cited for making contact with Michael Paterson’s eye during Harlequins’ Premiership defeat by Northampton on Saturday. Sinckler will […]