Ireland’s Sexton ‘has bat phone to the ref’ – England coach Jones

Sexton (left) has been a regular topic for Jones before England’s meetings with Ireland England coach Eddie Jones has stoked his rivalry with Ireland by claiming again that fly-half Johnny Sexton gets preferential treatment from referees. “Sexton has the bat phone to the referee. When he talks, the referee listens,” said Jones. “That is because […]

European Rugby Champions Cup: Lyon 10-28 Saracens

Nick Tompkins played alongside Maro Itoje for England Under-20s European Champions Cup – Pool Three Lyon (3) 10 Try: Palisson Con: Palisson Drop-goal: Wisniewski Saracens (14) 28 Tries: Tompkins 2, Wray, Spencer Cons: Farrell 4 Two-time Champions Cup winners Saracens are in the quarter-finals after a bonus-point victory against Lyon. Centre Nick Tompkins claimed two […]

Carbery stars as Munster win away at Gloucester

Carbery scored 26 points in a man-of-the-match performance European Rugby Champions Cup Gloucester (3) 15 Try: Thorley, Balmain Con: Twelvetrees Pen: Twelvetree Munster (20) 41 Tries: Carbery (2), R Scannell, Earls, Conway, Cons: Carbery (5) Pens: Carbery (2) Gloucester’s hopes of making the Champions Cup knock-out stages are all but over after Munster raced away […]

Fit-again Cipriani to make Gloucester return

Cipriani suffered a muscle tear against Exeter and was forced off before half-time European Rugby Champions Cup Venue: Kingsholm Date: Friday, 11 January Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and BBC local radio plus live scores on the BBC Sport website. Danny Cipriani is set to return for […]