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, […]

Australia’s Stannard ‘heartbroken’ to miss Games

James Stannard would have been participating in his third Commonwealth Games Australia’s rugby sevens captain James Stannard says he is “heartbroken” to be ruled out of this month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast after being punched outside a kebab shop in Sydney. Stannard sustained a fractured skull in the incident last Friday. A 22-year-old […]

Leinster reach Champions Cup semis with win over holders Saracens

Top seeds Leinster maintained their unbeaten record in this season’s competition Champions Cup Leinster (13) 30 Tries: Ringrose, Leavy, Lowe Cons: Sexton 2, McFadden Pens: Sexton 3 Saracens (12) 19 Tries: Cowan Cons: Farrell Pens: Farrell 3, Bosch Leinster knocked out Champions Cup holders Saracens in Dublin to set up a home semi-final against Scarlets. […]

Munster oust three-time champions Toulon

Andrew Conway scored a 75th-minute try as Munster came from behind to win Champions Cup Munster (10) 20 Tries: Murray, Conway Cons: Keatley 2 Pens: Keatley 2 Toulon (6) 19 Tries: Ashton Cons: Trinh-Duc Pens: Belleau, Trinh-Duc 2 Drop-goal: Belleau Andrew Conway’s late try helped Munster to victory over Toulon at Thomond Park in the […]