Northampton hold off Lyon fightback in Champions Cup

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 1: Northampton Saints v Lyon Northampton Saints: (19) 25 Tries: Hutchinson; Pens: Biggar (6); Cons: Biggar Lyon: (0) 14 Tries: Regard (2); Cons: Wisniewski (2) Northampton Saints resisted a Lyon comeback to get their Heineken Champions Cup campaign off to a winning start at Franklin’s Gardens. The Saints led 19-0 at […]

Scotland 3-17 Wales: Visitors ease win at Scotstoun

Autumn Test: Scotland v Wales Scotland: 3 (3) Pen: Nelson Wales: 17 (17) Tries: Lewis, Neumann, penalty try Wales beat Scotland away from home for the second time in eight months as a dominant first half did the damage at Scotstoun. It also handed Scotland head coach Philip Doyle his first defeat in three games […]

Defending champions Saracens lose heavily to Racing 92

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 4: Racing 92 v Saracens Racing 92: (18) 30 Tries: Vakatawa, Thomas, Russell, Lauret; Pens: Machenaud (2); Cons: Machenaud (2) Saracens: (3) 10 Tries: Lozowski; Pens: Spencer; Cons: Spencer Saracens began their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup with a heavy defeat by Racing 92 in Paris. The French side were […]

Best aims for extended Barbarians farewell

Media playback is not supported on this device Rory Best says he hopes to play in the Barbarians’ next two games after captaining the side on his debut at Twickenham on Saturday. The 33-31 defeat by Fiji had been billed as the former Ulster and Ireland hooker’s final game before retirement. However, the 37-year-old said: […]

What We Can Learn from a Game of Cricket

Cricket Web Team | 12:28am GMT 17 November 2019 Photo by Aksh yadav / The Unsplash License Although cricket’s exact origins are unknown, the sport is believed to have been established in England during the 16th century. Eventually, with the expansion of the British Empire, the game spread all over the world. Today it is […]

EHD Sewell – A Writer From A Bygone Age

Martin Chandler | 2:55am GMT 17 November 2019 Edward Humphrey Dalrymple Sewell was born in India in 1872. He died almost 75 years later at his home in West London. In between Sewell led an interesting life including a period, in the largely barren years for cricket publishing of the second world war, when his […]

Ulster edge to victory at Bath in Heineken Champions Cup

2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup pool three: Bath v Ulster Bath: (6) 16 Tries: Hamer-Webb Cons: Burns Pens: Burns 2, Priestland Ulster (7) 17 Tries: Cooney, Lyttle Cons: Cooney 2 Pens: Cooney Ulster held to win at Bath by a point in a closely fought opening pool three game in the Heineken Champions Cup. John Cooney […]

Fiji hold off a late Barbarians comeback to win thriller

Media playback is not supported on this device Killik Cup: Barbarians v Fiji Barbarians: (12) 31 Tries: Bastareaud, Esterhuizen, Mapimpi (2), Steyn ; Cons: Bosch, Steyn (2) Fiji: (14) 33 Tries: Malele, Tela, Dyer (2), Mayanavanuav ; Cons: Tela (4) Fiji held off a late comeback from the Barbarians to claim an entertaining win at […]

England beat France with last-gasp try in women's autumn international

Autumn internationals: England v France England (6) 17 Try: Thompson Pens: Scarratt 4 France (8) 15 Tries: Sansus, Boujard Con: Tremouliere Pen: Tremouliere Lydia Thompson scored a last-minute try as an error-strewn England beat France 17-15 in a thriller in Exeter. Jessy Tremouliere’s penalty and Laure Sansus’ try put the visitors 8-0 ahead before two […]

Ex-captain Warburton joins Wales coaching staff

Ex-Wales captain Sam Warburton and former fly-half Byron Hayward have been added to the Wales coaching staff. Warburton, 31, will serve as technical advisor defence/breakdown under new head coach Wayne Pivac, while Hayward, 50, becomes defence coach. The pair join Stephen Jones, Jonathan Humphreys and Neil Jenkins in the backroom team. “It is a genuine […]