Monday, March 22, 2010
To many, the Irish skipper has done it all after leading his country to that long-awaited Grand Slam last year, going on to win the top club honour in the game with Leinster's Heineken Cup triumph. But still the 31-year-old's hunger to achieve more seems undiminished.
0 Shares Print England Women clinched Olympic qualification on behalf of Great Britain with a dramatic 15-14 victory against USA at the Sevens World Series in Amsterdam. Simon Middleton’s side lost 26-0 to Australia in the semi-finals and, after the USA fell to Canada at the same stage, the bronze medal match became a straight [...]
0 Shares Print The clubhouse at Bath is a place of ghosts. On the slanting walls are photographs of the heroes of yesteryear. Richard Hill, Gareth Chilcott, Stuart Barnes look down without the benefit of Technicolor but with a smile of silverware. Recent success at the Recreation Ground has been sparse but next weekend the [...]
0 Shares Print A seven-try bonus-point win could not save Bayonne from Top 14 relegation on a day that Toulon emphatically claimed top spot. Bayonne defeated La Rochelle 45-12 at Stade Jean Dauger but it was not enough for the Basque country side, who will join Biarritz and Lyon in the ProD2 next season. The [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015
0 Shares Print Sam Burgess starts at blindside for Bath’s Aviva Premiership semi-final against Leicester Tigers. Burgess, who was this week named in England’s 50-man Rugby World Cup training squad, packs down in the back-row. England are still weighing up whether he will feature in the forwards or backs but Bath seem to have nailed [...]