Premiership: Sale Sharks 28-17 Harlequins

Mike Brown had equalled Ugo Monye’s club record of 89 tries in February Gallagher Premiership Sale (19) 28 Try: McGuigan Con: McGinty Pens: MacGinty 7 Harlequins (14) 17 Tries: Brown, Clifford Cons: Catrakilis 2 Pen: Smith Sale climbed to fifth in the Premiership as AJ MacGinty’s reliable kicking helped them see off fourth-placed Harlequins. Mike […]

Farrell will become a world-class captain – Carling

Owen Farrell (right) faced criticism for his leadership in England’s Six Nations draw with Scotland England skipper Owen Farrell will develop into a world-class captain, according to the Rugby Football Union’s leadership consultant Will Carling. Fly-half Farrell is expected to lead England into this year’s World Cup despite concerns that his workload is too heavy. […]

Halfpenny feared career was over after head injury

Wales and Scarlets full-back Leigh Halfpenny has said he feared for his career after suffering a head injury. Halfpenny was out for three months with concussion after suffering a head blow against Australia in November’s autumn Tests. The 30-year-old said he endured a “frustrating” time on the sidelines and admits the possibility of not returning […]

Leicester hire Ford in bid to beat the drop

Mike Ford recently took temporary charge of the Germany national side Former England and Ireland coach Mike Ford is set to join the Leicester Tigers coaching team as they bid to avoid relegation from the Premiership. Ford will be a senior coach at Welford Road, initially on a deal until the end of the season. […]

European Champions Cup: Saracens and Glasgow reignite their grudge

Glasgow and Saracens have contested two hot-tempered European matches this season European Champions Cup quarter-finals: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors Venue: Allianz Park Date: Saturday, 30 March Kick-off: 15:15 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live & BBC Radio Scotland, live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app From tunnel scraps to celebratory trolling, […]

Botham, Alonso, Matthews, Cowdrey, Maldini: Sport’s family dynasties

(L-R) Ian Botham, Liam Botham and James Botham When James Botham signed his first senior contract with Cardiff Blues on Wednesday, he became the third generation of his family to play professional sport. The former Wales Under-20s international’s father, Liam Botham, also played rugby union – on the wing for Cardiff RFC, the Blues’ predecessors […]