Best Of The Weekend: Might Of Exeter And Sarries To Collide In Final

Premiership semis leaves two heavyweights standingThe 2018 Premiership semi-finals had a weekend ideally suited to running rugby, with both matches played on a scorching May Saturday. As last week’s European final proved, sometimes knockout rugby can be a little attritional, but the semi-finalists made light of that idea.In the first

Best Of The Weekend: Leinster And Racing To Meet In Bilbao Final

Leone Nakarawa

Leinster smash Scarlets, Thomas brilliance leaves too much for Munster to doThe semi-finals of the Champions Cup may have had no English participation, but it didn’t lack for interest for the neutral as Leinster kicked off proceedings with a hammering of the hopeful Scarlets. The Welsh region, masters of entertainment,

Best Of The Weekend: England Consigned To Fifth As Ireland Win Grand Slam


Twickenham witnesses the cold efficiency of IrishAnd so the 2018 Six Nations passes into the history books and there will be two notable features when analysing the final table: Ireland won only their third ever Grand Slam and England succumbed to their worst ever finish in the present format. This

Best Of The Weekend: Jones’ Bubble Bursts In Paris, Ireland Crowned

Joe Schmidt

England suffer two Championship defeats for first time since 2010It has been a hell of a ride for the last two years. Since the World Cup debacle, we have had an undefeated calendar year, a Grand Slam, two Six Nations titles and a series whitewash in Australia, whilst also not

Guinness PRO14 2017/18: Round 16 Predictions


Munster v GlasgowA top of the table clash in Conference A sees second-placed Munster host conference leaders Glasgow this weekend. Defeat in Cardiff last week coupled with Glasgow's win over Cheetahs has seen Munster lose further ground on the Warriors - who have remarkably already secured a play-off spot with six