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Saracens` George Kruis gets Six Nations reprieve

Saracens` George Kruis gets Six Nations reprieve

Saracens lock George Kruis will not miss the start of England`s Six Nations campaign after the Rugby Football Union on Tuesday banned him for three weeks over a dangerous tackle.

Saracens, Clermont clash in Euro opener

Clermont can avenge last season`s European Cup semi-final mauling at the hands of Saracens when the two sides clash in the opening round of group games for the revamped European Rugby Champions Cup.

Prop Waller gets England call

Northampton prop Alex Waller was included Monday among sixteen reinforcements named for the upcoming three-Test series tour of New Zealand.

Tears of joy replace tears of despair for Hartley

A year ago England hooker Dylan Hartley left Twickenham in disgrace after being sent off in the Premiership final but one year on he was all smiles as Northampton celebrated their first ever English title.

Saints end English title jinx in dramatic style

Northampton Saints became English rugby union champions for the first time in their history on Saturday beating Saracens 24-20 with a last minute try by Alex Waller in extra-time in the Premiership final at Twickenham.

Hartley on the bench for Premiership final

Northampton`s Dylan Hartley has been named on the replacements` bench for Saturday`s English Premiership final against Saracens at Twickenham.

Wilkinson swansong overshadows revenge Top 14 final

Jonny Wilkinson will step onto the field as a professional rugby player for the last time on Saturday in an event that will overshadow the Top 14 final between his club Toulon and champions Castres.

Saracens sweat on Mako Vunipola

Saracens face an anxious wait before discovering if England prop Mako Vunipola will be fit for the Premiership play-offs and the European Cup final.