James Haskell

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Flanker plans winning send-off in club’s farewell to Adams Park today

George Kruis tries to barge his way over scrum-half Will Cliff

Saracens vs Sale Sharks match report: Kruis control keeps Sarries on track

Saracens 28 Sale Sharks 15: Another dazzling showing in the second row by George Kruis compensated for finishing one try short of the desired bonus point

Champions Cup round-up: Unbeaten Toulouse march on with win over Glasgow

Exeter Chiefs record eighth straight win; Gloucester beat Zebre

George North dives over the try line

Northampton Saints vs Treviso match report: Easy Pisi as Saints run riot to register their biggest European haul

Northampton 67 Treviso 0: George North was at his destructive best as Saints barely broke sweat to clinch a second straight bonus point win

Leigh Halfpenny tries to sidestep Ben Youngs

Toulon vs Leicester Tigers match report: Champions avenge last week's defeat as Leigh Halfpenny sticks the boot in

Toulon 23 Leicester Tigers 8: An early try from Ali Williams and a second from Mathieu Bastaraud secured the win for the French side

Bath’s Matt Banahan (centre) and Sam Burgess (left) team up last night

Bath vs Montpellier: Matt Banahan upstages Sam Burgess as Bath keep Euro hopes alive

Bath 32 Montpellier 12: Rugby League convert sets up first try but Banahan hat-trick takes the plaudits

Toulon’s Martin Castrogiovanni (centre) during last weekend’s game
Chris Robshaw has been ruled out for up to four weeks with a should injury

Chris Robshaw injury: Harlequins confirm Robshaw ruled out for four weeks with shoulder injury but will be fit for start of the Six Nations

Robshaw suffered a 'stinger' injury during Quins' 24-15 European Champions Cup victory over Leinster last weekend

‘Castro can call me what he likes,’ says Richard Cockerill, ‘but not the club’

Richard Cockerill up in arms at 'amateurs' attack

Toulon prop Castrogiovanni - one of his former employees - has riled Cockerill

Dan Lydiate has signed for the Ospreys after moving to Racing Métro last year

Leicester set for tug of war over Williams after Lydiate goes home

Dan Lydiate, the Wales flanker who helped the Lions to victory over the Wallabies last year and then sent his own career into free fall with an ill-judged move to Racing Métro in France, completed a much-anticipated return journey Tuesday by joining the Ospreys, for whom he will be available next week.

Sam Burgess to make first Bath start when they take on Montpellier on Friday

Former league man to play at inside centre against Montpellier at the Rec

Martin Castrogiovanni was on the losing side for Toulon against former club Leicester

Martin Castrogiovanni tears into Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill in foul-mouthed tirade after Toulon defeat

Former Leicester prop swears no fewer than 12 times as he hits out at his former club and head coach over claims he left the club due to financial reasons

Act of salvation: Fijian Josh Matavesi scores the Ospreys’ crucial late try

Ospreys vs Racing Metro match report: Josh Matavesi swoops to keep spirited Ospreys in hunt

Ospreys 19 Racing Metro 19: Late try plus 14 points from Dan Biggar keeps Ospreys in the hunt

Break away: The loss of Billy Twelvetrees and George Ford is ‘all tied to the salary cap’, says Geordan Murphy (centre)

Leicester Tigers vs Toulon preview: Endangered Tigers

Leicester hope a rich team spirit will prove its worth against big-spending Toulon

Ben Foden touches down to scores Northampton's third try against Treviso

Benetton Treviso vs Northampton Saints match report: Pumped-up Saints hit Treviso for six

Benetton Treviso 15  Northampton Saints 38: Saints put six pas Italian side in quest to take 10 points from two matches

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