Rugby union

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Exeter win another Saracens grudge match as rivals pay for ill-discipline
Exeter beat Saracens 18-15 at Sandy Park, a tight game ultimately decided by a decisive try from Luke Cowan-Dickie

Robert Kitson at Sandy Park

04, Dec, 2021 @5:13 PM

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Fallon Sherrock genius, Libertadores fun and Man Utd v Arsenal ruckus | Classic YouTube
This week’s roundup also features Miedema magic, the 1991 Rugby World Cup and AB De Villiers’s music

Guardian sport

02, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Salary cap scandal still motivates Exeter against Saracens, says Rob Baxter
Exeter’s director of rugby has said he wants his players to use resentment at Saracens over the salary cap saga as motivation as the sides prepare to meet

Robert Kitson

01, Dec, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Concerns for Cardiff players in South Africa after reports of panic attacks
Cardiff are in South Africa waiting for flights home while Munster, also due to fly home, have had nine positive Covid results in the country

Robert Kitson

30, Nov, 2021 @6:09 PM

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Have Eddie Jones’s forthright leadership lessons come too soon? | The Breakdown
England head coach’s latest book will ruffle more feathers, both in terms of its timing and his views on ‘entitled’ young players

Robert Kitson

30, Nov, 2021 @12:41 PM

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Rugby and football scramble to come to terms with threat of Omicron variant
Organisers of the European Champions Cup have insisted that postponing games is not an option

Paul MacInnes

29, Nov, 2021 @7:24 PM

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Barbarians deny ‘shambles’ of Covid call-off was their fault or RFU’s
The Barbarians have claimed a decision by Public Health England led to their fixture against Samoa at Twickenham being called off 90 minutes before kick-off

Observer Sport

27, Nov, 2021 @9:03 PM

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Max Malins: ‘If you’re in an England shirt, you can’t be too disappointed’
The Saracens star sees himself as a natural full-back but is happy to use his instincts where needed for England

Robert Kitson

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Creevy and Simmons upset Harlequins to edge London Irish to victory
London Irish stunned the Premiership champions Harlequins with tries from Agustín Creevy, Rob Simmons and Ben White securing a 22-19 away victory

Michael Aylwin at the Twickenham Stoop

27, Nov, 2021 @5:16 PM

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World Rugby’s new rules will lift smaller nations and should benefit whole game | Ugo Monye
Though loopholes will doubtless be exploited, the new rules can offer players new pathways and reflect the reality that many have multiple identities

Ugo Monye

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Exeter’s Sam Simmonds leaves it late to crush Bath’s hopes of a first win
Sam Simmonds’ late try for Exeter put paid to Bath’s hopes of earning a first win of the Premiership season as they went down 23-16 at the Rec

Robert Kitson at the Rec

26, Nov, 2021 @9:59 PM

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Rugby Australia must ensure 2027 World Cup windfall is a bonus not a lifeline
Rather than a short-term financial fix, the showpiece event should leave a legacy which will help to secure the code’s future

Bret Harris

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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