Jackson Wray will look to push his England credentials with Saracens against Worcester today

Weekend preview: Sale looking to buck odds while Worcester face tallest of orders

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Kahn Fotuali’i is one of the Northampton big guns set to start against Bath tonight

Saints refuse to go easy on Bath with chance to fire cup warning

'Our whole season is concentrated on this and it’s going to be awesome. It’s do or die for us'

Matt Garvey rolled his ankle against Wasps

Bath hopes of glory dented as Matt Garvey’s season ends early

'He’s not in great shape. When someone like him lands badly there’s always going to be some damage'

Rennie is attracting interest both from the wealthy French side Lyon and from teams in Japan
Joe Launchbury of London Wasps wins a line-out during the Aviva Premiership match between London Wasps and Gloucester

Wasps 'need success to keep Joe Launchbury,' says club's director of rugby

The England lock has been linked with a move to Saracens
Referee Nigel Owens
Here’s Jonny: Jonny Wilkinson will be in action for Toulon against Munster

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Wilkinson is looking to reach a second straight European final but Downey and Munster stand in their way

Owen Farrell scores for Saracens in the 46-6 rout of Clermont Auvergne

Saracens 46 Clermont Auvergne 6 match report: Power play from Sarries overwhelms France’s best

Ashton contributes two tries as record-breaking display carries bloody-minded Saracens to final

Saracens hope Owen Farrell can kick them to victory
11. David Strettle
How do you respond to being continually overlooked by England? A hat-trick of tries isn't a bad start. Strettle was handed his first on a plate by Duncan Taylor, but finished his second and third tries well, with a perfect chip and chase completing his haul as Saracens celebrated their progression into the last eight.

David Strettle’s eating for England

Saracens winger is trying to pile on the pounds to help him cope with Clermont’s big hitters in today’s Heineken Cup semi-final – but also to force his way into World Cup reckoning, he tells Chris Hewett

Alex Goode needs game time so will play for Saracens

Saracens have grown in stature since Clermont Auvergne cut them down to size

New-look Sarries ready for rematch with crack French side in Heineken Cup semi-final

James Hook’s future at Perpignan is in doubt if the Catalan club are relegated

Far East move may cut James Hook’s link with Wales if Perpignan are relegated

James Hook, one of the most gifted backs of his generation and certainly the most talented player to be marginalised by Wales in recent memory, could be lost to international rugby for good if his employers, the French club Perpignan, are relegated next month. Reports on the far side of the water are linking the multi-tasking 28-year-old from Port Talbot – he can play at outside-half, full-back and in both centre positions – with a move to Japan if the worst happens in the final round of Top 14 matches on 6 May.

Sinoti Sinoti of Newcastle Falcons is high tackled by Eoin Sheriff of Saracens during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Saracens

Newcastle 18 Saracens 23: Alex Tait's late try moves Falcons vital step nearer to Premiership survival

Newcastle pick up vital bonus point in fight against relegation

Salesi Ma'afu of Northampton dives over for a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and London Irish at Franklin's Gardens

Northampton 36 London Irish 21 match report: Saints are given an almighty scare by reborn Shane Geraghty

Northampton led 29-0 but were given a scare by the visitors

Danny Cipriani led Sale to a rout of Exeter

Rugby round-up: Sale secure place in Europe as Danny Cipriani looks to impress

Sale secured sixth place in the Premiership and guaranteed a spot in next season’s European Rugby Champions Cup with an emphatic first victory at Sandy Park, beating Exeter 55-12 yesterday.

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MATCH REPORTSale Sharks 26 Munster 27: Ian Keatley's 40-metre drop-goal with the final play of the game capped a remarkable comeback win
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