Treviso make English champions work hard for victory but a Miles Benjamin brace along with a Julian Salvi effort and a penalty try gives Tigers bonus point victory
Goals from Kenwyne Jones and Charlie Adam were enough to see Stoke through to the fourth round with a late David Nugent goal nothing more than a consolation
Richard Cockerill will not face disciplinary action over his post-match comments made following last Saturday’s Premiership game between Leicester and Sale Sharks.
Northampton paid a fine of £60,000 to the Premiership for allowing George North to play for Wales outside the official international window last month, and if it made a nonsense of the league’s collective policy on the subject, everyone else appears to believe it was a stand worth taking.
Record defeat for Leicester follows confirmation they will lose their England fly-half to France
Cockerill confirmed that the England fly-half will leave the club when speaking before the match against Saracens
Police investigating allegations of historic child abuse linked to children’s homes in Leicestershire have searched the home of the Labour peer Greville Janner.
The English clubs may be turning their backs on the most compelling annual tournament in the union game but at least they are showing the good grace to wait until the end of the season. The French appear to be engaged in a mass skedaddle with two thirds of the campaign still to run. Racing Métro, Perpignan, Toulouse... between them, three of the biggest teams in the country have just made a mockery of the idea that they are still remotely interested in European competition.
Ministers want to give local authorities and police more power to intervene to prevent attacks and jail owners but bull and mastiff breeds won't be banned
Shehnila Taufiq, her teenage sons Jamal and Bilal and daughter Zainab, died in the fire in Wood Hill
The good and bad was served up in 19-19 draw at Welford Road
Flanker’s converted try salvages draw as Tigers survive the absence of nine first-team players
Reports show 18 of the 41 Police and Crime Commissioners still set their forces specific targets
Police criticise vigilante group as man accused of grooming a child commits suicide after confrontation
Shehnila Taufiq, her teenage sons Jamal and Bilal and daughter Zainab, were killed
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.”