Sport Andy Forsyth crosses for Sale to help them to a win at Gloucester

Chris Robshaw admitted his relief at Harlequins’ narrow opening day victory over Wasps after seeing Andy Goode miss a penalty with the final kick at Twickenham on Saturday.

Letter: One way of keeping the bullies at bay

Sir: There were few, if any, victims of bullying in the school I attended. The potential problem was easily controlled through a simple chain of command which worked like this.

Players hurt

Thirty-seven teenage rugby players from Stirling County Rugby Club were taken to hospital after their bus collided with an empty milk tanker on the A7 south of Edinburgh. The under-14 and under-16 teams were on the way to a mini-tournament. Three adults were seriously hurt.

Sports Letters: Turn gain into pain

Sir: Christopher Mann (Sports Letters, 2 March) tells us that some rugby players deliberately incur penalties of three points to prevent their opponents scoring five or seven. The remedy for this is to change the rule which governs the restart after a penalty kick at goal. The game should be restarted after the kick by scrummaging at the point where the offence occurred, with the put-in going to the non-offending team.

Navy rugby player guilty of assault

A ROYAL NAVY rugby player who punched and stamped on an opponent's face during a match was last night found guilty of assault, the first time a serviceman has been court-martialled for such an offence.

Banner Homes on way to full listing

BANNER HOMES, the USM- quoted property company, is set to return to the dividend list after three years and make progress towards a main market quote following interim results announced yesterday.

Sports Letters: Misplaced pride

Sir: As the final whistle blew in the match between the North Division and the New Zealanders it became clear why British rugby persists in being inferior to that in the Antipodes. Almost the first words of Bill Beaumont and Nigel Starmer- Smith, commentating for BBC TV, were that the North could be 'proud' of the performance they had just put up. In fact the North had just lost a match they could and should have won.

Rugby player charged

A rugby player was charged with manslaughter following an incident during a match in which an opponent died. William Hardy, 24, an electrician's mate of Chiswick, west London, was charged with unlawfully killing Seamus Lavelle, 30, on 15 March, and was bailed until 15 November.
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