Northampton Saints were beaten by Wasps at Franklin's Gardens for the first time in almost ten years.
Dan Robson, the scrum-half, scored Wasps' very first try when he managed to find an opening and touched down on the post before Rob Miller passed from close in.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints have confirmed that South African centre Pat Howard will link up with the team in the summer.
The 23 year old back row player will join the reigning Aviva Premiership champions from South African giants the Stormers. He had a hugely successful spell with the feeder club of the South African Super 15 side the Western Province, where he won Currie Cup, as well as Munster where he was part of the side both for the European Rugby Champions Cup as well as the Guinness Pro 12.
Gain by Sale with an impressive home tryst after the champions win from Northampton in the previous month is to be acknowledged by Danny Cipriani as he is hailed as a magician with his never say die attitude shows similarity with their rugby director, Steve Diamond.
England international prop Kieran Brookes will join Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints from their domestic rivals the Newcastle Falcons in the new season, it has been announced.
The 24 year old who plays as a tight head is being signed, in all probability, as a replacement for Salesi Ma'afu, who is reportedly leaving the club in the summer for a move to big spending French giants Toulon.
For the Rugby & Northampton Athletic Club, Adam Caulfield is the man who led the way at English National Relay Championships. A team of 17 took part in the competition last week but Caulfield became the star of the show that day at Mansfiels.
In the under-13 boy’s event, it was Adam who had the 4th quickest time recorded and for this, the team got the eighth place. He closed the leg at 6 minutes and 47.85 seconds whereas Ben Hope made 7 minutes 20.50 seconds along with Isaac Thorman at 7 minutes 39.35 seconds and all the timings together gave R&N a total of 21 minutes and 47.70 seconds.
Diving is something that is very closely associated with the sport of football. But according to Richard Cockerill (coach of Leicester Tigers) diving might become a common phenomenon in rugby as well because of the decision taken by Rugby Football Union (RFU) in relation to a ‘punching’ incident that took place on the 27th of September, 2014.
London Irish Rugby Club Director Brian Smith has welcomed Mark Tainton as their new skills and kicking coach for the new season of 2013-14. Smith sounded hopeful as he showed his confidence in Smith saying that his experience shall come in handy for the kickers in the team as well as improve the core skills of each and every player in their squad. Brian Smith is a former Bristol fly-half who has previously worked with the English national team before coaching Ireland for ten years as the technical kicking coach with Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton.
The country of Thailand is known for its beautiful locales, markets and hospitality. Sport is an integral part of the nation as well. It is one of the most cosmopolitan countries in Asia. Thus the interest in various forms of sports is owing to the cross culture that exists in the country. There has recently been a growing interest in Rugby. It is an upcoming sport and the younger generation is taking to it like the fish to the water. The BKK Lions is one of the most popular clubs in the nation that helps the junior players to have a proper training and grow up into worthwhile players.
Phil Dowson, the forward for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints, has laid the gauntlet down for his team mates to follow the hardnosed and never say die attitude of their Premiership rivals Saracens FC and the Leicester Tigers.
This battle cry from the Jimmies forward comes in the wake of the side almost surrendering a 29-0 lead against the London Irish last weekend.
Jim Mallinder, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints insists the club is not down and out despite suffering back to back defeats for the first time this season.
The Jimmies suffered a 19-6 thrashing at the hands of the high flying Sale Sharks last weekend and went down to the Exeter Chiefs the previous weekend in the final of the LV=Cup at Sandy Park. And speaking to BBC Radio Northampton, Mallinder stated that they have some great players but they were off the pace against the Sharks which cost them the match.