Rugby

Warriors edge past Montpellier

25 October 2014 10.01pm.

Gregor Townsend and his Glasgow Warriors took a giant leap towards the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a 15-13 triumph at his former club Montpellier.

North points the way for Saints

25 October 2014 9.01pm.

George North's quartet of tries reinvigorated Northampton's European campaign, but the 34-6 victory over the Ospreys came at a cost with England centre Luther Burrell departing early through injury.

Scots close in on Four Nations spot

25 October 2014 6.00pm.

Scotland edged closer to a place in the 2016 Four Nations Series after claiming a 25-4 win over Ireland in the second round of matches in the European Championship at Dublin's Tallaght Stadium.

  • More to come from England: McNamara

    25 October 2014 2.02pm.

    England coach Steve McNamara is confident his side can build on their hard-fought 32-26 win over Samoa in the opening match of the 2014 Four Nations Series.

  • England edge to victory in opener

    25 October 2014 10.45am.

    England survived a major scare to get their Four Nations Series campaign off to a successful start with a 32-26 triumph over Samoa in a thrilling clash in Brisbane.

  • Montpellier v Glasgow: ‘Big-game acid test’ for Warriors

    25 October 2014 8.55am.

    Glasgow’s trip to Montpellier in the European Rugby Champions Cup is the “big-time acid test” for the club’s aspirations, believes wing Sean Maitland.

  • Foley satisfied with win

    25 October 2014 6.46am.

    Munster head coach Anthony Foley described his side's 14-3 win over Saracens at Thomond Park as 'satisfying' but admits the Pool 1 leaders have a lot of work to do to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural European Champions Cup.

  • Newcastle take control

    24 October 2014 11.01pm.

    Newcastle Falcons took early control of Pool Three with a creditable 30-26 victory at Newport Gwent Dragons.

  • Kilcoyne try sinks Saracens

    24 October 2014 11.01pm.

    Munster ended a tight European Champions Cup encounter on their terms as Saracens succumbed to the red tide at Thomond Park.

  • May signs new Gloucester deal

    24 October 2014 7.02pm.

    England wing Jonny May has signed a new contract with Aviva Premiership club Gloucester.

  • Townsend aims for European success

    24 October 2014 6.01pm.

    Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend has urged his side to finally make their mark in Europe.

  • Dundee HSFP v Watsonians: Scotland prop Al Dickinson gives High a major lift

    24 October 2014 10.38am.

    Watsonians will have a former Scotland internationalist in their number at Mayfield but Dundee HSFP have countered with the aid of a current cap with close club connections,.

  • Launchbury commits future to Wasps

    24 October 2014 9.46am.

    England lock Joe Launchbury committed to his future to Wasps after deciding he had "unfinished business" at the Coventry-bound club.

  • Edinburgh v Lyon: David Denton desperate to put long lay-off behind him

    24 October 2014 8.40am.

    Still straining at the leash put on him by Vern Cotter and Alan Solomons, David Denton is set to be back in Edinburgh’s vanguard tonight and could hardly have timed it better.

  • Toole set to follow brother's lead

    23 October 2014 6.16pm.

    James Toole is set make his Ireland debut alongside brother Josh after being called into coach Mark Aston's 20-man squad for Saturday's crucial European Championship clash with Scotland in Dublin.

  • Farrell set to start for Sarries

    23 October 2014 3.17pm.

    Owen Farrell will make his first start for five weeks - and a fortnight before England face world champions New Zealand - when Saracens tackle European Champions Cup rivals Munster on Friday night.

  • Solomons targets third win in a row

    23 October 2014 3.16pm.

    Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons has urged the Gunners to continue their winning run when they host Lyon on Friday night.

  • Record demand for World Cup tickets

    23 October 2014 11.01am.

    Almost one million tickets were snapped up for Rugby World Cup 2015 during last month's general sale, tournament organisers have announced.

  • Burgess wins international award

    23 October 2014 8.45am.

    Sam Burgess has become the first English winner of the Rugby League International Federation's International Player of the Year Award at a function in Australia.

  • Lancaster opts for consistency

    22 October 2014 10.46pm.

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster insists the selection of his fly-halves for next month's QBE Series is based on consistency rather than the "flash stuff".

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