Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall felt Rhys Gill's yellow card had been crucial in his side's 14-3 defeat to Munster at Thomond Park.
Munster made the most of a yellow card given to Saracens prop Rhys Gill as they defeated last season's losing finalists 14-3.
Among the fall-guys there are some who have emerged with credit from the saga, while there are still lessons to be learnedOpinions will be divided for some time on …
Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.Best of luck to both Ulster & Connacht today!”He will play in the midfield because of what he has had to deal with in rugby league” – Matt O’ConnorTe’o handed Leinster ‘A’ debut against CarmarthenIrish Independent This was a vintage performance of subdue and divide, piling on the pressure until Saracens crackedMunster 14 Saracens 3: Vibrant hosts punish Rhys Gill’s indiscipline to edge epic struggleMick Cleary – Daily Telegraph …with the nit pickin’ nit wit Wayne Barnes in charge the game could genuinely go either way Teams up for Ulster v Toulon John McMurtry – The Front Row Union …a feckless ARU has turned a blind eye, failed to root out the facts, and given Beale yet another chance. It doesn’t add up – Beale fined after text scandal Jamie Miller – Green & Gold Rugby (He) may be a wrecking ball of a centre, but when his mother calls, he answersManu Tuilagi’s Mother Calls Him On Live TVJohn O’Sullivan – Rugby Banter Page Feel free to share any interesting links you spot yourself about t’internet by email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blog comment or carrier pigeon – whatever works for you. JLPNote – views expressed in “Front Five” links do not necessarily reflect those of HarpinOnRugby
Kurtley Beale will miss Australia’s end-of-year tour of Europe despite being cleared for selection by a code of conduct tribunal
BREAKING NEWS: New Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has laid down the law, blocking Kurtley Beale's return to the Wallabies.
Beale escaped sack but was fined for offensive text messageNew coach Michael Cheika advises Beale will not join squadKurtley Beale will not be joining the Wallabies squad for their …
Auckland continued their domination of the women’s NPC with a reasonably comfortable 28-14 win over Waikato at Yarrow Stadium this afternoon.
Newcastle Falcons took early control of Pool Three with a creditable 30-26 victory at Newport Gwent Dragons
So. Kurtley Beale has escaped with a $45,000 fine and no suspension (the Tribunal ruling that he had effectively already been suspended). But was this a great day for rugby, with the light of truth shining forth on the dark mess of the past few weeks?
Munster ended a tight European Champions Cup encounter on their terms as Saracens succumbed to a 14-3 defeat at Thomond Park
These two teams last met in Round 4 of the regular season in Lismore with Brisbane City the eventual victor. Tonight they met again in the first of two Semi Final matches with Country again hosting the Brisbane boys and looking for redemption.
Munster made it two European Champions Cup wins out of two by keeping Saracens scoreless in the second half of a 14-3 win at Thomond Park.
Munster 14-3 SaracensSaracens European hopes suffered a massive blow at a packed Thomond Park on Friday night when Munster produced a display that was reminiscent of their glory …
Saracens were beaten 14-3 by Munster on a wet and blustery Friday in Limerick where a late yellow card played a big part in the outcome.
England lock agreed new contract with Coventry-bound club, revealing that he wants to complete ‘unfinished business’
An apparently wise man once declared with complete certainty that, in top-level sport, “you won’t win anything with kids” – and then found himself being force-fed daily helpings of his own words as Manchester United closed in on a league and cup Double with a bunch of footballing infants fresh out of nursery. That’s the good news for England’s rugby squad less than a year out from the World Cup. The bad news?
England wing Jonny May has signed a new contract with Aviva Premiership club Gloucester
Interactive magic lets you pick your Scotland team from Vern Cotter’s squad. Who would you pick?
USA Rugby has officially opened the nomination process for the 2014 Coach of the Year Awards. These awards were introduced last year and aim to recognize rugby coaches who have demonstrated the values of excellence and dedication. Coach of the Year recipients will be announced at the 2015 USA Rugby National Development Summit in Chicago, The post USA Rugby Coach of the Year Award Nominations Open appeared first on USA and International Women's Rugby News | Your Scrumhalf Connection.
England wing Jonny May has signed a new long-term contract with Gloucester Rugby, the club has announced.
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This week’s edition of Total Rugby took a look into Pool A of Rugby World Cup 2015. With the group containing two previous winners in addition to a two-time Semi Finalist and a two-time Quarter Finalist it has the name of the Pool of Death based on merit. Joining Australia, England, Wales and Fiji is Uruguay a country that will appear in its third Rugby World Cup and first since 2003.
The Raptors have been good on paper for quite a few years now. The thing about paper though: it’s flimsy, weak, and under fire, it turns to a pile of ash. Saturday, the Raptors (4-1) proved they’re more than a roster sheet of young and veteran talent, forcing their will in a 50-17 win over The post Raptors clinch postseason berth | WPL Match Report & Video appeared first on USA and International Women's Rugby News | Your Scrumhalf Connection.
Watch a series of clips as the Tuilagi brothers – Alex and Manu – and Vunipola brothers – Billy and Mako – talk about their careers, their family rivalry and England’s prospects this autumn.