James Hook, the forgotten man of Welsh rugby, did all that one man could do to set Perpignan on the road to European success last night. But Gloucester, desperately needing a winning injection to their season, returned to Heineken Cup rugby after a year's absence by snatching the verdict in the final five minutes.
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Sunday 27 March 2011
Lewis Moody has been given a clear message that he will be England's captain through to the World Cup – if the Bath flanker can get fit from the knee injury that prevented him playing any part in the new champions' Six Nations campaign.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Tuesday 22 March 2011
Mike Tindall is set to miss Gloucester's Aviva Premiership title push after undergoing an operation to repair ankle ligament damage.
Monday 21 March 2011
Toby Flood insists England will emerge from the wreckage of their failed Grand Slam bid a stronger side.
Sunday 20 March 2011
You do not have to be Irish to appreciate greatness in green. When Brian O'Driscoll crossed the line for Ireland's second try he eclipsed a record established 78 years ago by Ian Smith, the "Flying Scot", for the number of tries scored in the Five or Six Nations' Championship. That O'Driscoll has taken rather longer to achieve it than Smith is neither here nor there.
Saturday 19 March 2011
Saturday 19 March 2011
Friday 18 March 2011
Stand-in captain Nick Easter warned England will have to produce their best ever performance if they are to win the Grand Slam against Ireland tomorrow.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
England captain Mike Tindall suffered a ligament strain to his left ankle in Sunday's RBS 6 Nations victory over Scotland, the Rugby Football Union have confirmed.
Tuesday 15 March 2011
Mike Tindall, the stand-in captain who has led England to within 80 minutes of a first Six Nations Grand Slam since their year of years in 2003, will learn today whether he has the remotest chance of being fit for the last act in the drama, to be staged in Dublin on Saturday evening. The Gloucester centre is hardly in the best of shape, having mangled his ankle ligaments during the narrow Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland at the weekend, but the red rose selectors at least have the comfort of knowing the mountainous Matt Banahan of Bath will almost certainly be available to fill the hole in midfield.
Monday 14 March 2011
England have delayed any official announcement on Mike Tindall's availability for Saturday's Grand Slam decider against Ireland until tomorrow.
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