Rugby

New star Russell happy to come back down to earth with Glasgow

23 November 2014 10.30pm.

Finn Russell might have a grip on the Scotland 10 shirt but he knows he might find he doesn’t get the same number when he gets back to Glasgow this week.

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Edinburgh get the better of Cardiff

23 November 2014 7.46pm.

Edinburgh posted their third win of the Guinness PRO12 campaign as they saw off Cardiff Blues 28-13 at BT Murrayfield, with the Welsh outfit paving the way for the hosts after having three players sin-binned at crucial moments.

  • Saints return to pole position

    23 November 2014 5.01pm.

    Northampton stunned Saracens 31-24 at rain-soaked Allianz Park to go top of the Aviva Premiership.

  • Ford: I was braced for Samoa shots

    23 November 2014 2.01pm.

    England fly-half George Ford admits he was willing to soak up Samoa's best shots as he demanded retention for the climax to the QBE Series against Australia by proving his Test match mettle.

  • O'Connell taking little for granted

    23 November 2014 8.45am.

    Ireland's first autumn Test series clean sweep for eight years is not sure to be a precursor to success at Rugby World Cup 2015, according to captain Paul O'Connell.

  • Gatland keeps believing

    23 November 2014 8.45am.

    Warren Gatland insisted Wales can still shed the tag of nearly men after once again coming up just short against New Zealand.

  • Lancaster praise for Ford

    23 November 2014 8.45am.

    England boss Stuart Lancaster admits it will be difficult to leave George Ford out of next week's game against Australia after the fly-half was instrumental in the team's 28-9 win over Samoa on Saturday.

  • Ford drives England home

    22 November 2014 10.46pm.

    George Ford brought England's autumn to life with an impressive full debut as Samoa were swept aside 28-9 at Twickenham to end the 2015 World Cup hosts' five-match losing run.

  • Cotter begins Six Nations planning

    22 November 2014 10.01pm.

    Scotland head coach Vern Cotter will give his players homework to make sure they are geared up for the huge year that lies ahead.

  • All Blacks snuff out Welsh hopes

    22 November 2014 9.02pm.

    World champions New Zealand staged a storming second-half display to dash Wales' hopes of claiming a famous victory at the Millennium Stadium.

  • Ireland grind to impressive win

    22 November 2014 9.02pm.

    Ireland fended off a relentless late onslaught to grind past Australia 26-23 despite being outscored three tries to two in Dublin.

  • In-form Scots power past Tonga

    22 November 2014 6.01pm.

    Scotland rounded of 2014 with another hugely encouraging display as they swept five tries past Tonga in a 37-12 win at Kilmarnock's Rugby Park.

  • Scotland 37 Tonga 12

    22 November 2014 4.47pm.

    Scotland’s new-look team wobbled a little in the first half at Rugby Park but showed a pleasing ruthlessness in the second to pull away from Tonga and decisively win the final viagogo Autumn Test at Kilmarnock.

  • Waller warns of title backlash

    22 November 2014 3.02pm.

    Alex Waller has warned Northampton Saints to expect an Aviva Premiership title backlash at Saracens on Sunday.

  • Diamond hails Sale defence

    22 November 2014 7.45am.

    Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond was delighted with his side's defensive efforts at the Stoop as his side secured a rare victory over Harlequins.

  • Farrell happy to play with Ford

    21 November 2014 11.02pm.

    Owen Farrell is happy to concede centre stage to George Ford when the former school friends start their first England match together in Saturday's QBE International against Samoa.

  • Cipriani kicks Sale to victory

    21 November 2014 11.02pm.

    Sale Sharks recorded their first Aviva Premiership win at the Stoop since May 2008 as Danny Cipriani kicked his team to a 16-12 victory at Harlequins.

  • Scarlets topple Warriors

    21 November 2014 11.01pm.

    Scarlets number eight Rory Pitman scored the only try of the game as the hosts won a low-quality Guinness Pro12 clash with second-placed Glasgow.

  • Scots seek to maintain Autumn momentum

    21 November 2014 10.30pm.

    You don’t remember your history, you’re condemned to repeat it. Oddly, Scotland remember their defeat to Tonga two years ago very well indeed, but still may be condemned suffer it again.

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