Saracens recorded a comfortable 41-8 victory over Newcastle on Sunday to ensure they finished top of their LV= Cup pool and so sealed their progression to the semi-finals.
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Sunday 26 January 2014
Sam Warburton finally knows who will be employing him next season and how much he can expect to earn after signing a central contract with the Welsh Rugby Union – the kind of contract rejected by two of his fellow Red Dragon titans, the full-back Leigh Halfpenny and the lock Alun Wyn Jones, in favour of alternative deals with Toulon and Ospreys respectively. What Warburton does not know is how many top-level club games he will play if the sport’s alleged “leaders” fail to break the impasse over the future of the Heineken Cup.
Saturday 25 January 2014
Madigan and his Leinster half-back partner Isaac Boss scored a try apiece to give Ireland second XV victory
Thursday 16 January 2014
Operation Endeavour saw British police join forces with US and Australia investigators during two-year inquiry into international paedophile ring
Toulouse 21 Saracens 11: Away quarter-final would give Sarries chance to prove they can compete in the Heineken Cup
Monday 13 January 2014
Saracens came unstuck against French opposition once again after they saw their hopes of a home draw fade with defeat to Toulouse
Sunday 12 January 2014
Saints' chances of progress remain slim despite victory
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Police say the body of Father Joseph Williams had been lying unnoticed for three days
Tuesday 31 December 2013
We got an introduction to the competitive world of extreme creative dog grooming in the documentary Doggy Styling on Channel 4 last night.
Northampton Saints 43 Bath 25 match report: George North pulls out all stops to put Bath in their place
Saturday 28 December 2013
Northampton stall visitors’ title challenge as Myler states his case for place in England squad
Saturday 21 December 2013
The Hart district of Hampshire has been named the best place to live in the UK for the third year in a row, with Uttlesford in Essex taking second place
Heineken Cup round-up: 'Harlequins can complete great fightback,' says Director of Rugby Connor O'Shea
Sunday 15 December 2013
Conor O’Shea believes Harlequins can clinch a remarkable comeback and qualify for the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup after earning their second successive victory over big-spending Racing Metro.
Friday 13 December 2013
The British and Irish Lions loosehead will miss Leinster's Heineken Cup run-in and could also miss the start of the Six Nations after being ruled out for eight weeks
Sunday 08 December 2013
Anyone who had not seen Northampton’s humbling 40-7 defeat by Leinster at Franklin’s Gardens coming may have forgotten the Saints’ series of home losses to Saracens, Ulster, Harlequins, Gloucester and Leicester last season. Or Leinster’s many wondrous performances in the Heineken Cup – three-time winners since 2009, even if last season they dropped a level to winning the Amlin Challenge Cup. The boys in blue did to Northampton on Saturday what they did to them in the famous second half of the 2011 Heineken final.
Friday 06 December 2013
Justin Adams had accused Mr Farage of “ruining his life”
Thursday 05 December 2013
Foolish though Cricket Australia was, it perhaps showed how fondly he is regarded.
Saturday 30 November 2013
Two tries from George North cannot prevent Australia from coming out on top in a thrilling finale to November internationals
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