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Six Nations U23 XV To Watch Out For

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2018 Six Nations kicks off in less than a month when Wales host Scotland at the Principality Stadium. Reigning champions England will begin the tournament as short-priced favourites to capture a historic...

The 5 Best Tries of the Month: December 2017

3 months ago by Rugby Dump

December closed off a fantastic year of rugby and with it came a selection of the month's finest tries across the Aviva Premiership, PRO14 and European scenes. Here is a fan-made round-up of the pick...

Nick Abendanon sin-bin puts inconsistency in the spotlight yet again

4 months ago by Rugby Dump

A late Scott Spedding penalty helped Clermont Auvergne grind out a narrow 24-21 European Champions Cup victory over Saracens, but the officiating was somewhat of a talking point, as inconsistency reared...

Champions Cup Highlights: Clermont vs Saracens

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont beat Saracens 24-21 in one of the closest Champions Cup games we've seen. Throughout the game there was next to nothing to separate these two sides with both teams relying heavily on the boots...

Saracens slump to seventh straight defeat against Clermont Auvergne

4 months ago by The Guardian

• Clermont Auvergne 24-21 Saracens• Spedding’s late howitzer of a long-distance penalty secures winIt is hard to imagine two more contrasting rugby occasions than those involving Clermont and Saracens...

Mark McCall calls on Saracens band of brothers to stand firm in tough times

4 months ago by The Guardian

Director of rugby says Saracens ‘want a group that has balls and I think we have it’ before character-testing Champions Cup rematch with Clermont AuvergneMark McCall said after the humbling at home...

Champions Cup Highlights: Saracens v ASM Clermont Auvergne

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont ran out 46-14 victors over Saracens in this Champions Cup clash at Allianz Park. The French side got off to a flying start scoring four unanswered tries and a penalty. Sarries hit back with a...

Congested calendar and lack of planning to blame for Saracens fixture pantomime | Robert Kitson

4 months ago by The Guardian

Confusion over rescheduling of Clermont Auvergne game adds embarrassment to injury on worst weekend for English clubs in Europe’s top tournamentThe pantomime season is upon us but farce is rugby union’s...

Alivereti Raka grabs hat-trick as Clermont Auvergne maul Saracens

4 months ago by The Guardian

• Pool Two: Saracens 14-46 Clermont Auvergne• French side leapfrog Saracens to go top of poolPerhaps Saracens will wish the doors stayed closed after all. The European champions have swept all before...

‘The emotion requires a step up’: David Strettle relishing return with Clermont

4 months ago by The Guardian

The former England and Saracens wing returns to Allianz Park in the Champions Cup on Sunday and expects ‘the intensity of an international match’When Clermont Auvergne last played at Allianz Park,...