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Fiery flanker reveals how Sarries’ extravagant team-bonding trips will help them give their all at Ravenhill in the Heineken Cup on Saturday – and how it just might pay off

In the money:Harlequins’ Ugo Monye evades a tackle from Zebre’s Giovanbattista Venditti (left)

Evans on target as Quins earn stripes

Harlequins 53 Zebre 5: Londoners overwhelm Zebre to take them to brink of quarter-finals

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Villa coast into semi-finals as Arsenal crash out

Mark McCafferty, the chief executive of Premier Rugby: 'We are at a delicate stage'

Heineken Cup talks hit critical juncture

English and French clubs will push for slimmed-down format at board meeting

Hartley cited over 'foul play' against Ulster

England forward Dylan Hartley has been cited for alleged foul play during Northampton's Heineken Cup defeat against Ulster on Friday.

Shark attack: The Sale wing Mark Cueto tackles Toulon’s David Smith at the Salford City Stadium

Sharks beaten but it's Toulon who lack bite

Sale Sharks 6 Toulon 17: Sale heartened by performance against big-spending Pool Six leaders

Putting the boot in: Gloucester’s Freddie Burns, who scored 24 of his side’s points, gets another kick away

Burns kicks Gloucester to top as Irish stumble

London Irish 22 Gloucester 29

Tom Wood returns to domestic action with Northampton tonight

Saints put faith in Wood momentum

Flanker rewarded for display against the All Blacks with starting place against Ulster

David Flatman: Budgetary dispute means Eurosceptics will win the day

An English club are now very unlikely to win the Heineken Cup

'Tough afternoon' awaits Irish with visit of Quins

"A thorough examination" awaits London Irish when Aviva Premiership champions Harlequins visit the Madejski Stadium, according to their director of rugby Brian Smith.

Gloucester’s Freddie Burns has a point to prove against Leicester

Premiership preview: Freddie Burns can let his talents do the talking in tasty duel with Toby Flood

Despite a media silence, Gloucester's precocious fly-half has the swagger to tame the Tigers today

Saracens captain Steve Borthwick goes over for a try on Saturday
Tommy Bell kicked seven conversions in Wasps’ win

Round-up: Penney tells Munster to keep on improving despite emphatic win

A 33-0 Heineken Cup victory would satisfy most coaches but Rob Penney insists his Munster side must improve on their performance against Edinburgh yesterday if they are to triumph in their crucial back-to-back European games with Saracens in December.

Exeter’s Tom Johnson fails to stop Wesley Fofana scoring

French are on different planet as punch-drunk Chiefs left seeing stars

Exeter Chiefs 12 Clermont Auvergne 46

Having a ball: Andy Saull, the Saracens flanker is tackled by Racing Metro's Benjamin Noirot

Saracens flex their muscles in Brussels

Saracens 30 Racing Metro 13: Pool One leaders make themselves at home in Belgium to beat Racing

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