Best of the Weekend: Edinburgh secure home quarterfinal

It was simple: Edinburgh had to win. Three clubs' (including Glasgow) quarterfinal chances were riding on this, but the Scotsmen were focused more on getting a seemingly impossible home quarterfinal as well as ensuring a complete Scottish presence in the last 8 alongside the Glasgow Warriors. The match was not

Best of the Weekend: Edinburgh bag historic away win in Toulon

Richard Cockerill

Okay let’s be honest here, Toulon are pretty awful at the moment, they’re bottom of Pool 5 and 11th in the French Top14. However, on a European night and at the Stade Mayol a lot of people would still be reluctant to back Edinburgh against the former three times Champions.

Best Of The Weekend: Springbok Comeback Stuns England

Maro Itoje

South Africa lay waste to England’s foundations Watching the opening 20 minutes of England’s opening fixture on their tour to South Africa, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that the clock had reversed and taken you back to late 2016/early 2017. Back then, Eddie Jones’s side were looking to topple the

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

Premiership semis leaves two heavyweights standing The 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 do The 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

Ireland

Twickenham witnesses the cold efficiency of Irish And 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