Category Archives: Rugby League

Glasgow more robust team despite final defeat – Horne

Glasgow Warriors are a more robust team than the one that has previously “flopped” in big games, says centre Pete Horne. Warriors came up just short in the Pro14 final, losing 18-15 to Leinster. But having taken a battering in the semi-finals last season, Horne says there is far more “steel” about the team now. […]

Clubs 'must find way' to close on top two – Northampton boss Boyd

“Suppressing the physical domination” of Exeter and Saracens is key to ending their stranglehold on the Premiership, says Northampton’s Chris Boyd. Chiefs and Sarries will contest the Premiership final for the third time in four seasons at Twickenham on 1 June. Northampton, who finished 30 points behind leaders Exeter, lost 42-12 to the Chiefs in […]

Sean O'Brien: Ireland flanker ruled out of Rugby World Cup

Ireland back row forward Sean O’Brien has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup as he will be sidelined for up to six months recovering from hip surgery. A statement released by Leinster on Sunday indicated that O’Brien will have surgery “in the next few weeks”. O’Brien lifted the Pro14 trophy on Saturday after […]

Premiership semi-final: Exeter thrash Northampton to reach fourth straight final

Gallagher Premiership Exeter (14) 42 Tries: Williams, J Simmonds, Dennis, O’Flaherty, S Simmonds, Hill Cons: J Simmonds 6 Northampton (12) 12 Tries: Penalty try, Tuala Exeter reached their fourth successive Premiership final as they beat Northampton 42-12 at Sandy Park. Having led through Harry Williams and Joe Simmonds, Exeter were pegged back by a penalty […]

Premiership semi-final: Saracens crush Gloucester 44-19 to reach fifth final in six years

Gallagher Premiership Saracens (23) 44 Tries: Maitland, Spencer, Williams, Tompkins 3 Cons: Farrell 4 Pens: Farrell 2 Gloucester (7) 19 Tries: Morgan, Dreyer, Ludlow Cons: Twelvetrees 2 Pens: Nick Tompkins’ second-half hat-trick helped Saracens cruise past Gloucester 44-19 and keep up their hopes of a second domestic and European double. Ben Morgan’s second-minute try was […]

Pro14 final: Glasgow are transformed, but holders Leinster remain rightful favourites

Pro14 final: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow Date: Saturday, 25 May Kick-off: 18:30 BST Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland; text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app. It might not be stretching it to say that some Celtic fans would mistake a rugby ball for a football that had been […]

Glasgow Warriors v Leinster: Trophies don't define Leinster – Contepomi

Pro14 final: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow Date: Saturday, 25 May Kick-off: 18:30 BST Coverage: Listen to BBC Radio Scotland and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app Leinster coach Felipe Contepomi says that their season will not be defined by winning or losing their Pro14 final against […]

Pro14 final: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster – team news & preview

Pro14 final: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow Date: Saturday, 25 May Kick-off: 18:30 BST Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland; text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app. Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has named an unchanged line-up for Saturday’s Pro14 final against holders Leinster at Celtic Park. Callum Gibbins […]

Premiership semi-finals: Saracens, Gloucester, Exeter and Northampton in last four

Gallagher Premiership play-off semi-finals Date: Saturday 25 May Saracens v Gloucester Venue: Allianz Park Kick-off: 13:30 BST Exeter v Northampton Venue: Sandy Park Kick-off: 16:30 BST Coverage: Both matches live on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC local radio with live text and score updates on the BBC Sport website and app Twelve teams kicked […]

Top Hogg: Departing star's five best moments for Glasgow

Pro14 final: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow Date: Saturday, 25 May Kick-off: 18:30 BST Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland; text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app. The Pro14 final at Celtic Park against Leinster will be Stuart Hogg’s last appearance in a Glasgow Warriors shirt. The full-back is moving […]