Robert Barbieri of Leicester Tigers breaks away to score a try during the LV= Cup match between London Irish and Leicester Tigers

London Irish vs Leicester Tigers match report: Miles Benjamin and Robert Barbieri tries secure clinical victory for Tigers

London Irish 16 Leicester 17: Irish will be left wondering how they lost having scored just one try through Guy Armitage despite dominating the game

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Harlequins’ Charlie Matthews breaks clear to score a try during today's win over Wasps at Adams Park
Napolioni Nalaga charges over for a try during Clermont Auvergne’s victory
James Haskell

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George North of Northampton Saints scores the first try during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 5 match between Northampton Saints and Ospreys
Toulon's English wing Delon Armitage scores his team's second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Ulster and Toulon

Round-up: Delon Armitage surge for Toulon leaves Ulster with uphill task

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Joe Lauchbury signed a contract extension with Wasps on Friday
Jamie Roberts, the Wales and British & Irish Lions centre, in the Saint Germain neighbourhood of Paris where he lives. Roberts is enjoying playing for Racing Métro in the French Top 14

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