Club Rugby

Fresh face Auterac puts down a marker for England

To witness the uncapped loosehead prop Nick Auterac’s compelling combination of hard scrummaging and ballistic contributions in the loose in Bath’s 19-16 European Cup win over Leinster on Saturday was to see a man timing his run right for inclusion in the next national squad when it is named in January.

Louw quick to stir Bath in wake of Burgess exit

Louw was the ideal pep-talker, as a close friend to Burgess, to the extent that they were discussing the Yorkshireman’s controversial switch back to rugby league at length as late as last Sunday