Sale vs Northampton match report: Danny Cipriani calls shots while Saints stutter

Sale Sharks 20 Northampton Saints 7

Harlequins vs Leicester match report: Nick Easter eyes Six Nations return

Harlequins 32 Leicester Tigers 12: Warrior No 8 shows he has lost none of his vision at the ripe old age of 36

Harry Allen makes clean break with past

After a week when rehabilitation dominated agenda, a drugs offender has been welcomed back into rugby’s fold

Gloucester won thanks to James Hook’s penalty, given for offside, from the halfway line in overtime

Morgan injury overshadows Hook late show

Gloucester 24 Saracens 23

Rhys Priestland of Wales passes the ball

Rhys Priestland confirms World Cup gamble by making Bath move

Priestland leaves comfort of the Scarlets to risk Test future at Bath

Owen Williams has turned down a return to Wales to sign a new deal with Leicester Tigers

Headache for Wales coach Warren Gatland as Owen Williams opts to stay at Leicester

Williams has turned down a return to Wales to sign a new deal with Leicester Tigers

Saracens celebrate after Owen Farrell scores in the 19-15 win over Sale

Saracens’ head impact device a talking point for Premiership

Premiership Rugby, the English clubs’ umbrella organisation, said yesterday it “looked forward to discussing the outcomes” with Saracens after the London club upped the debate over concussion by attaching impact sensors to its players’ heads during Saturday’s 22-6 win over London Irish at Allianz Park.

Mike Ford plays it cool but Rhys Priestland looks set for the Rec

Welsh fly half looks likely to join Bath

Pointer to the future: Bristol’s Sean Holley (left) with Andy Robinson

Worcester Warriors and Bristol look to avoid the pitfalls of going up

Both are odds-on favourites to meet in the Championship play-off final but disagree on the best method of reaching it

David Strettle bundles his way over for his first try

Saracens vs London Irish match report: David Strettle at the double to deepen Irish gloom

Saracens 22 London Irish 6: Wing demonstrates his finishing power to keep London club in title contention

Premiership weekend preview: Bath look to sink Leicester again to achieve rare double

A look ahead to this weekend's games

Dina Asher-Smith is now bridging the gap between the junior and senior ranks in sprinting

Who will be the stars of 2015? Featuring Harrison Reed, Kid Galahad, Max Verstappen and Borna Coric

A sprinting history student, a Paul Scholes lookalike, the son of an F1 legend and a boxer whose name is made for his sport are among our writers' picks for people to watch this year

REVIEW The best and worst from the first season of the European Champions Cup
Wasps No. 8 Nathan Hughes
INTERVIEW Wasps No 8 Hughes will snub the chance to play in the World Cup for his native country. He tells Hugh Godwin why
Thomas Waldrom, Billy Vunipola, Samu Manoa, Dave Ewers and Nathan Hughes make up the shortlist
Rugby World Cup winner Neil Back and The Independent's Jack de Menezes joined the judging panel for a day of debate and discussion
Sport blogs

The Football Lawyer: The career of a Premier League footballer is similar to that of a City professional

In football, where money talks, there are few pronouncements louder than the salary of a Premier Lea...

A World Cricket XI for the ages

One man’s pursuit of cricketing nerd nirvana: an all-time XI made up of a player from each decade 19...

Wheels: Journeys in Parlympic Sport

The World Cup is all well and good, but James Moore can't wait for the arrival of new chairs for his...

The Independent around the web
  • Get to the point
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services
Featured Advertorials

Day In a Page

General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics - it's everywhere in the animal world

Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics

Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'