Rugby

Cotter hails skipper Gilchrist

20 October 2014 3.01pm.

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has hailed Grant Gilchrist as a "born leader" after naming him as captain of a 33-man squad heading into the autumn internationals.

Tuilagi set for three-week absence

20 October 2014 1.01pm.

Manu Tuilagi's groin injury will be assessed by Leicester on Monday with the club expecting the centre to miss England's autumn Test opener against world champions New Zealand next month.

  • Cunningham chosen to lead Saints

    20 October 2014 11.01am.

    Keiron Cunningham says Wigan boss Shaun Wane was among the first to congratulate him on his appointment as St Helens' new head coach.

  • Peebles 26 Dundee HSFP 9: High’s Borders trip turns into a painful one

    20 October 2014 10.54am.

    The Gytes is never an easy place to go as Dundee found out to their cost on Saturday in their BT National League Division 1 clash with Peebles.

  • BT Caledonia Regional Bowl: Last-minute agony for Harris but Carnoustie power on

    20 October 2014 10.32am.

    Alloa had the edge on Harris Academy in the quarter final of the BT Caledonia Regional Bowl (Midlands) at Elliot Road as knockout competition took centre stage on Saturday.

  • Strettle: Wing talent is wasted

    19 October 2014 11.46pm.

    David Strettle has questioned England's approach to wing selection after his two tries helped propel Saracens to a vital 30-23 Champions Cup victory over Clermont.

  • Biggar sets sights on Saints

    19 October 2014 10.46pm.

    Wales star Dan Biggar wants the Ospreys to travel "full of confidence" when they tackle English champions Northampton at Franklin's Gardens next Saturday.

  • O'Connor pleased with comeback win

    19 October 2014 10.46pm.

    Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor was delighted with the "great" contributions of his bench players after they helped the Irish province overturn a 12-point first-half deficit to beat Wasps in Champions Cup Pool Two at the RDS.

  • St Helens start with Dragons clash

    19 October 2014 9.46pm.

    Super League champions St Helens will launch their title defence against Catalans Dragons, who were their last opponents at Langtree Park in 2014.

  • Ospreys open with Treviso trouncing

    19 October 2014 8.46pm.

    The Ospreys opened their Champions Cup campaign in emphatic fashion by posting a bonus point 42-7 victory over outclassed Liberty Stadium visitors Treviso.

  • Leinster fight back for Wasps win

    19 October 2014 8.46pm.

    Leinster came through a tough first examination in the Champions Cup as they edged out Wasps 25-20 at the RDS Arena.

  • Tuilagi struck down by groin injury

    18 October 2014 11.46pm.

    Manu Tuilagi could be a major doubt for England's autumn Test opener against world champions New Zealand next month after he went off injured early on as Leicester opened their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign with victory over Ulster.

  • McCall hails 'high class' Strettle

    18 October 2014 11.46pm.

    Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall saluted Chris Ashton and David Strettle after the England wings plundered four tries in Saturday's 30-23 Champions Cup victory over Clermont.

  • Tigers roar in Europe

    18 October 2014 11.46pm.

    Leicester put indifferent domestic form behind them as they made a strong start to their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign by sinking Ulster 25-18 at Welford Road.

  • Townsend thrilled by gutsy Glasgow

    18 October 2014 11.45pm.

    Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend was delighted with his side's performance as they beat Bath 37-10 in the European Rugby Champions Cup at a packed out Scotstoun Stadium.

  • Saracens see off Clermont challenge

    18 October 2014 7.01pm.

    England wings Chris Ashton and David Strettle propelled Saracens to a 30-23 bonus point victory over Clermont in their Champions Cup grudge match at Allianz Park.

  • Glasgow sink Bath in Champions Cup

    18 October 2014 7.00pm.

    Glasgow made a stunning start to their Champions Cup campaign with a bonus-point 37-10 success against Bath at the Scotstoun Stadium.

  • Glasgow 37 Bath 10: Warriors sink Bath in fine style

    18 October 2014 5.22pm.

    Glasgow Warriors put English giants Bath to the sword in hugely impressive fashion to get their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign off to the perfect start at a soldout Scotstoun.

  • McKenzie quits Wallabies post

    18 October 2014 5.01pm.

    Ewen McKenzie has resigned as Australia head coach.

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