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Toulouse keep Bordeaux from Top 14 summit

Bordeaux-Begles, nudged into second on Saturday, could not return to the Top 14 summit at Toulouse.

Harlequins 41-14 Saracens: Derby defeat for depleted champions

In their first Premiership outing since their automatic relegation was confirmed, Saracens were soundly beaten by London rivals Harlequins.

Top 14: Leaders Lyon bounce back from European disappointment

Top 14 front-runners Lyon won again, while La Rochelle's Arthur Retiere grabbed a hat-trick and Brive left it late.

Southern Kings 30-31 Cheetahs: Rhyno Smith inspires remarkable comeback

Rhyno Smith scored twice in the closing stages against Southern Kings to again secure the bragging rights for the Cheetahs.

Sale hold firm to down Premiership leaders Exeter as Wasps stun Worcester

Exeter Chiefs rallied in the second half against Sale Sharks, but the Premiership leaders still slipped to a first defeat since November.

Irish strike late to thwart Saints’ summit bid

Northampton Saints looked to be heading top of the Premiership until London Irish sprung a shock following Api Ratuniyarawa's dismissal.

BREAKING NEWS: Springboks appoint Erasmus’ assistant Nienaber as head coach

Jacques Nienaber had previously served as Rassie Erasmus' assistant with South Africa and has now taken the top job.

Worcester lock Fatialofa out of intensive care

Michael Fatialofa is showing "encouraging signs of improvement" and has been moved to the Major Trauma Unit at St Mary's Hospital.

Wray responds to report of ‘egregious’ and ‘reckless’ Saracens salary-cap breaches

Saracens owner Nigel Wray apologised for his "ill-considered approach" after a report detailed how Saracens fell foul of salary-cap rules.

Russell banished from Scotland’s Six Nations squad after breaching team rules

The mercurial Finn Russell has been punished for a breach of team protocol just nine days before Scotland's first Six Nations game.

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