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Harlequins lock George Robson insists the club’s domestic and European campaigns hinge on the “Big Game Six” against Exeter at Twickenham today.
Billy Vunipola was in Tiggerish mood against the Leicester Tigers as Saracens stayed on top of the Premiership with a six-try, 49-10 win at Allianz Park. The all-action England No 8, playing on Sarries’ blind-side flank, spilt a coupled of restarts amid the wind and rain, scooped up an errant opposition put-in at the scrum, scored a third-quarter try and stepped mischievously into every position at rucks and mauls: offside and on.
Amid an avalanche of points against their hapless Italian opponents, Bath quietly eased a director of rugby out of his seat. It has been a curious week in the West Country – business as usual on the pitch and, in a way, business as usual off it, going by the last three years under the ownership of Bruce Craig.
Bath have sought to clarify the circumstances of Gary Gold’s departure as director of rugby by stating his removal followed a disagreement over his role.
Jamieson sent out a tweet confirming he suffered an irregular heartbeat but is already back in the pool
By going back to the future in the scrum – the set-piece has reverted to a proper examination of strength and technique this season, thank the lord – rugby’s legislators have given Bath the clearest possible view of the road ahead.
Eastmond is understood to be dealing with personal issues but the Aviva Premiership club insist that the matter has been dealt with
Scotland Yard puts itself at odds with findings of coroner and family of MI6 codebreaker
Home side blow away the west Country outfit in a brutal first-half display that saw the contest over after 40 minutes
Bath’s high-profile coaching group led by Gary Gold arrived midway through 2012, so by necessity they spent last season, when the Rec crew finished seventh out of 12 in the Premiership, juggling their predecessors’ resources. Not any more. As Matt Banahan, the scorer of Bath’s second try in Saturday’s 27-20 win over Leicester, put it: “You have always got a settling in period with coaches and with players. Coaches obviously want their squad and the players they want to come in, and sometimes they are working with players when they would rather have different ones. So this year we have had that teething out of the way and we have got a squad we want to build on.”
Stand-off who helped Tigers win Premiership final kicks 17 points as his new Bath side hang on
But Tigers depart the West Country with a crucial bonus point and will be happy with the afternoon's work
But Wales rugby star has challenged his 24-year-old team-mate to a charity boxing match at the end of the season to regain his dignity
Henson only signed last month – his fifth club in two years – and already the club are investigating an 'incident' on Wednesday night
Wales international said to have been knocked to the ground according to witnesses
Some working families will be worse off under Iain Duncan Smith's flagship Universal Credit - even though it was intended to encourage people back into work, according to research published today.