Rugby


EXETER Chiefs scrum-half Stuart Townsend is set to the miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Townsend picked up the injury in the Chiefs’ Heineken Champions Cup home defeat to Gloucester. Exeter also have concerns over the fitness of Aussie international Nic White due to a foot problem and Jack Maunder, who …

LUKE DANIELS and Jack Tovey will continue their comebacks from injury on Monday evening when Bristol Bears A face Gloucester United at Kingsholm in the Premiership Shield (8pm). Tovey, who has been out with a knee problem, will be making his first outing since September, while full-back Daniels will make his first start following a …

JORDAN CRANE returned to lead a young Bristol Bears side at the home of French Top14 side La Rochelle and crawled over the line to score the only try of the game, writes John Harding. Co-captain, fly-half Callum Sheedy, converted Crane’s touch-down and also added two penalties in the Pool Four win. The victory in the …

EXETER Chiefs got their first win in this season’s Champions Cup on Friday night as they beat Gloucester 29-17 at Kingsholm Stadium. The Chiefs ran in four tries to pick up a full five points which gives them a lifeline of still progressing to the knockout stages. They had gone into the match knowing another …

GLOUCESTER’S Ollie Thorley has been named Gallagher Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for November. The wing was in exceptional form in November, scoring a brace of unforgettable tries as his side established themselves in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby top four. Thorley was presented with his award by Gallagher Community Hero, Ron Etheridge, who works …

BATH’S England winger Joe Cokanasiga could be facing a race against time to be fit for the start of the Six Nations. The 21-year-old suffered knee ligament damage in Bath’s Champions Cup defeat by Leinster at the weekend. The Premiership club say they expect the powerful back to return to action by early January, but …

FORMER Gloucester favourite Akapusi Qera has joined Championship side Hartpury for the remainder of the 2018-19 season. The Fijian international, universally known as ‘Q’, has been a free agent since the end of last season when he left French Top14 club Agen. He has been training with Hartpury for the last few weeks and is …

HIGHLY-rated backs Robin Wedlake and Kyle Moyle have put pen to paper on new contracts with the Cornish Pirates. The Cornish duo follow in the footsteps of team-mate Sam Matavesi in committing their futures to the Pirates. A product of Penzance & Newlyn RFC’s youth section, Moyle, now aged 25 has made 116 appearances for …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Saracens990031418642
2Exeter980128817040
3Gloucester951324619828
4Wasps950422326024
5Harlequins940522220824
6Bath932418922019
7Bristol930621827218
8Leicester930621429218
9Worcester930621121417
10Northampton930620621417
11Sale931516020916
12Newcastle Falcons930616221015
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish9801326149739
2Ealing9702321256735
3Jersey RFC9603274173832
4Nottingham9603257221630
5Bedford Blues9603236234630
6Cornish Pirates95042802401030
7Coventry9405177245521
8London Scottish9306203260618
9Doncaster9306220245517
10Richmond9306201218416
11Hartpury College9207155270311
12Yorkshire Carnegie910813527437