Glasgow Warriors gave themselves an outside chance of pipping Cardiff Blues for second place in Heineken Cup Pool Two when they hit back from 10-0 down to win 15-10 at Exeter.
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Thursday 09 January 2014
England will be without a number of key players such as Manu Tuilagi, Alex Corbisiero and Tom Croft forcing Lancaster to name a second squad for next month's tournament
Wednesday 08 January 2014
George Ford will be the talk of the town if, as widely assumed, he replaces the France-bound Toby Flood in a revamped England squad this afternoon, but the 20-year-old Bath outside-half's promotion has not been at the top of the red-rose hierarchy's agenda in recent days. Stuart Lancaster and his lieutenants are far more concerned with issues up front, where injuries to important players are making life very complicated indeed.
London Irish 22 Worcester Warriors 9: James O’Connor takes all the points for Irish against wan Worcester
Saturday 04 January 2014
Warriors let slip their chance to close gap on rest of the field with crucial defeat
Saturday 04 January 2014
Leicester v Bath
Worcester rugby director Dean Ryan insists Warriors 'have what it takes' to avoid Premiership relegation despite 10-point gap
Friday 03 January 2014
Warriors face 11th-place London Irish on Saturday and need a victory if they are to harbour any hopes of Premiership survival in 2014
London Irish 19 Gloucester 22 match report: Billy Twelvetrees shows international class to stand tall amid festive pantomime farce
Sunday 29 December 2013
Every comedy act needs a straight man, so Sunday's prime-time Christmas special in Reading – a side-splitting sporting farce that might have been scripted by the Marx Brothers and frequently looked as though it was being performed by them as well – was the perfect showcase for Billy Twelvetrees, the England midfielder who may just be the chap to unlock the national team’s attacking game in the forthcoming Six Nations Championship. With everyone else on the field pratfalling their way through a pantomime of a contest, Twelvetrees somehow managed to rise above it all with a cool-headed contribution of considerable class.
Danny Cipriani back in the spotlight but London Irish coach Brian Smith warns his London Irish side not to let the Sale Sharks fly-half dictate play
Friday 20 December 2013
Cipriani finds himself on the cusp of an unlikely England return due to a flood of injuries in the Premiership but Smith feels he has more than enough players capable of giving Sale their own problems
Wednesday 11 December 2013
England's leading clubs may not know who the hell they will be playing next season, thanks to the latest rampant outbreak of political squabbling over Europe, but the uncertainty has not stopped London Irish negotiating a bright new future for themselves. The Exiles, badly strapped for cash in recent seasons, are on the point of confirming a takeover by a consortium headed by an Irish businessman, Mick Crossan, who made his pile in recycling and waste management.
Monday 02 December 2013
This is getting silly. England's chances of piecing together something resembling a first-choice back division for the Six Nations opener against France in Paris at the beginning of February took another heavy blow when the Wasps wing Christian Wade was ruled off-limits for six months. The most elusive attacking runner in the country will miss the forthcoming tournament in its entirety and must be rated extremely doubtful for the three-Test tour of New Zealand in June.
Christian Wade injury: England's injury problems mount after Wasps' wing is ruled out for up to six months
Monday 02 December 2013
Player will miss the entire 6 Nations after damaging foot ligaments
Sunday 01 December 2013
The gloss was taken off Wasps' 19-12 victory for over London Irish when they lost their exciting wing Christian Wade, who limped off late on after going over on his ankle. He will have a scan today that should reveal the extent of the injury.
Saturday 30 November 2013
Bath v Exeter Today, 3.15pm
London Irish and England wing Marland Yarde ruled out for up to 14 weeks and could miss entire Six Nations campaign
Friday 29 November 2013
The wing starred in England's summer tour of Argentina but has suffered a torn hip tendon after missing the bulk of the autumn internationals through injury
Saturday 23 November 2013
Champions Leicester ended a dismal run in the Aviva Premiership with a 20-11 victory at home to London Irish thanks to two controversial penalty tries.
Brian Smith: England’s only hope is trying to successfully contain New Zealand for the entire 80 minutes
Friday 15 November 2013
If there’s a crumb of comfort, New Zealand don’t like Twickenham
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