Influential inside centre has operation on injured ankle and will miss all four November Tests
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Thursday 05 May 2011
Andy Powell, the Wasps forward who suffered head wounds during a pub brawl with football supporters last month and has been suspended ever since, parted company with the Londoners last night. A spokesman for the Premiership club trotted out the usual "by mutual consent" line, but it was clear that the Welsh No 8 had been declared surplus to requirements. Powell now finds himself unemployed, less than four months before the World Cup in New Zealand.
Thursday 28 April 2011
Exeter, doughty performers throughout their first season at the elite end of the English club game, will be playing Premiership rugby again next season. This should have been a matter of record some time ago – the Devonians have, after all, been winning regularly, which is more than can be said for any of the three northern sides in the top flight – but a mix-up over foreign player registration left them vulnerable to the whims and fancies of Twickenham's disciplinary class. They were duly punished yesterday, but nowhere near heavily enough to threaten their current status.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Confirmation of Gavin Henson's departure from Toulon is expected soon after a day of fevered speculation over the player's future with the club resulted in him being called to attend a meeting by the Welsh Rugby Union.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Wednesday 27 April 2011
As my lecherous uncle once drunkenly slurred: "That Carol Vorderman's a very clever woman" – so I'm concerned to see the old girl is still getting herself all hot and bothered about that irksome peacock Piers Morgan. Middle England's favourite number cruncher was yesterday busy spreading the word across Twitter that the ratings for Morgan's CNN show are rubbish. The bad blood goes back several years – the former Daily Mirror editor once charmingly suggested that Carol "lost her Countdown gig to a foxy maths genius Essex girl half her age and twice as good-looking". Carol, if only for me and my increasingly confused alcoholic of an uncle – let it go!
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Gavin Henson's ill-fated Toulon career is over after only two games, according to reports in France.
Saturday 23 April 2011
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has admitted that the suspended Welsh international Gavin Henson has been "difficult to manage".
Thursday 21 April 2011
Monday 18 April 2011
Gavin Henson has been suspended by Toulon for one week for a breach of club discipline.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips will be allowed to leave the Ospreys at the end of this season.
Sunday 03 April 2011
At The Twickenham Stoop yesterday, Leicester came from 10-0 down at half-time to beat Harlequins 17-13 and go seven points clear at the top of the Aviva Premiership. Danny Care scored a try for Quins and Nick Evans converted and kicked two penalties. Alesana Tuilagi scored a try for the Tigers, who were also awarded a penalty try, and Toby Flood kicked both conversions and a penalty. Two loosehead props, Quins' Joe Marler and Marcos Ayerza of Leicester, were sent off in the second half after a brawl.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Wasps will be without prolific winger Tom Varndell for 12 weeks after he suffered ankle ligament damage during Sunday's match with Gloucester.
Sunday 13 February 2011
As the queue of players grasping at the mega-Euros on offer in France's Top 14 Championship grows ever longer, so Marc Lièvremont, the head coach of Les Blues, is becoming more exasperated. "I am delighted that players like Jonny Wilkinson are playing in France but as a selector it is a problem," he said. "You go to a league match and the teams you are watching have so many foreign players."
Monday 07 February 2011
England international Tom May has agreed to join Northampton Saints for the 2011/2012 season.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Whereas Ruck and Maul took the trouble four weeks ago to find something out about rugby union in Abu Dhabi, the television coverage of last Sunday's Anglo-Welsh Cup tie in the Gulf left us little the wiser.
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