Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro reviews the semi-final action from rugby’s European competitions. Last weekend’s European semi-finals saw the finalists decided in both the Heineken Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup. There will be South-West representation in both finals, as Exeter Chiefs and Bristol Bears beat Toulouse and Bordeaux-Begles respectively to secure their maiden appearances […]
Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro reviews the quarter-final action from this weekend’s European competition. After a long delay, European rugby finally returned this weekend with the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarterfinals pitting Europe’s best against each other. The Champions Cup served up four hugely entertaining encounters, with Exeter Chiefs securing their maiden Champions […]
Saracens’ point deduction is a sanction many had expected for a long time – Nick Powell takes a look at what it all means for Exeter Chiefs.
It was a case of déjà vu all over again on Saturday 26 May as the Chiefs succumbed to a Premiership Final defeat to Saracens in a repeat of the 2016 fixture. Having put in a succession of masterful domestic displays this season, the Sandy Park outfit went into the game with a 10-game winning […]
Chris Ashton has been handed a thirteen week ban for biting the prop Alex Waller. The Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel upheld the charge against the Saracens player stemming from their 27-12 Premiership victory over Northampton Saints.The second charge against him for biting later in the same match was thrown out. Ashton maintained his innocence […]
Bath – 5th Having suffered a terribly disappointing season last year finishing ninth having made the Premiership final the year previously, Bath’s transfer dealings, and change of coach, appear to point to brighter times ahead for the Rec faithful. With the appointment of Todd Blackadder and Tabai Matson as Director of Rugby and Head Coach […]
The Exeter Chiefs failed to make the necessary comeback as they fell to Saracens by a scoreline of 28-20 in the Aviva Premiership Playoff Final. The Chiefs had fallen behind by a large margin in a first half that was primarily comprised of one-way traffic, going in to the interval behind by 17 points. A […]
As the Aviva Premiership season enters its final stages, we take a look at which teams will be contending for major honours come the final in May. Warmer air, drier grass and less cleaning work for the kit-men can only mean one thing- the approach of the end of another unpredictable and tumultuous season of […]