Leicester Tigers: Afa Pakalani, Kyle Traynor & Jake Kerr join Premiership club

Afa Pakalani played sevens for Greater Sydney Rams in Australia Premiership club Leicester Tigers have added three new players to their squad. Tonga international back Afa Pakalani, who can play at full-back and wing, former Scotland international prop Kyle Traynor and young hooker Jake Kerr have all arrived at Welford Road. Pakalani, 25, will link […]

Joe Marler: Harlequins prop reprimanded after James Haskell scuffle

James Haskell and Joe Marler are pulled apart at the Ricoh Arena Joe Marler has been reprimanded after a scuffle with England team-mate James Haskell during Harlequins’ Premiership victory over Wasps on Sunday. Wasps flanker Haskell, who was sin-binned, said he retaliated because Quins’ Marler choked him with his scrum cap and squirted water at […]

Wasps’ 20-game home unbeaten streak ended by Quins

Marland Yarde scored Harlequins’ first try Aviva Premiership Wasps (13) 21 Tries: Wade, Cruse Con: Cipriani Pens: Cipriani 3 Harlequins (11) 24 Tries: Yarde, Walker Con: Smith Pens: Smith 4 Wasps had England internationals James Haskell and Danny Cipriani sin-binned as they lost to Harlequins to end a run of 20 Premiership home wins in […]

Saracens beat Newcastle in match staged in US

There were swathes of empty seats in evidence at the Talen Energy Stadium, in Philadephia Aviva Premiership Newcastle (7) 7 Try: Goneva Con: Takulua Saracens (13) 29 Try: Wyles, Penalty Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 5 Saracens inflicted a first defeat of the season on Newcastle as they claimed victory in the second Premiership game to […]

Northampton dominate Bath to claim second win

Courtney Lawes started the scoring after just four minutes at Franklin’s Gardens Aviva Premiership Northampton (12) 24 Tries: Lawes, Ribbans 2, North Cons: Mallinder 2 Bath (6) 6 Pens: Priestland 2 Northampton made it two wins from two at home this season with a bonus-point victory over Bath. Tries from Courtney Lawes and David Ribbans […]

Lions captain Warburton out for four months

Sam Warburton has won 74 caps for Wales having made his debut in 2009 Wales and Cardiff Blues flanker Sam Warburton is to have surgery on a long-standing neck injury, ruling him out for up to four months. The 28-year-old, who captained the British and Irish Lions in their drawn Test series with New Zealand […]

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 […]