Best of the Weekend: Northampton win absolute thriller

Courtney Lawes

Northampton Saints were unfancied when they faced the Bristol Bears on Saturday afternoon as their opponents had won both their home games this season. The game itself was a showcase of supreme rugby with both traditional pick-and-go tries, then equisite cross-kicks and brute power all on display. In the end

Best of the Weekend: Saracens continue winning run

Ben Earl

The Sunday afternoon fixture between defending champions Saracens and the much-fancied Gloucester was well-hyped pre-match, especially given the head-to-head between fly-halves Owen Farrell and Danny Cipriani. However the game was very much a one-sided affair, Saracens were just a class apart with the Wolfpack laying down the platform for the

Best of the Weekend: Springboks shock New Zealand in their own backyard

South Africa

In arguably their best performance of this decade, South Africa put on a display that mirrored the finest Springbok teams with great power in the pack lead by Malcom Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Franco Mostert and captain Siya Kolisi whilst the exquisite attack of Willie le Roux and Aphiwe Dyantyi proved