Rugby


BRISTOL missed the chance to go top of Pool 2 of the British & Irish Cup as they slipped to their first defeat since going down 39-27 in the Premiership at Newcastle in May, as Doncaster made it three wins out of three visits to Ashton Gate Doncaster Knights went into the break 18-8 ahead …

EXETER Chiefs showed they are serious contenders for European Champions Cup glory this season with a fabulous win at Montpellier. The star-studded Frenchmen had not lost at the Altrad Stadium this campaign, but they came unstuck against the English champions, who fought back from 24-17 down to snatch victory with a penalty from Twickenham hero …

Exeter Chiefs head coach Ali Hepher says it was always clear that Fijian international winger Nemani Nadolo had a “bright future ahead of him” during his short time at Sandy Park, writes Nigel Walrond. The then 23-year-old was released by the Chiefs in May 2011 after only four months at the club, having signed from …

Win or lose, for everyone connected with Camborne Rugby Club, yesterday’s Tribute South West Premier League match at home to Newbury Blues was a truly memorable occasion. It was the day on which the ‘Cherry and Whites’ celebrated signing a new 99-year lease which will guarantee that rugby continues to grace the famous ‘Rec’ ground …

Clevedon coach Nick Hill is determined to make a positive out of a negative as his side battle to steer clear of the South West One drop slots. Clevedon went into yesterday’s game against second-in-the-table Drybrook one off the bottom of the table. Having lost in the promotion play-offs to Newbury Blues last April, rivals …

There has been a quiet confidence about Taunton Titans in National Two South this season. Head coach Tony Yapp and his management team released very little about the team’s prospects prior to the start of the season, so supporters did not know what really to expect when the season got underway at what is now …

Bridgwater and Albion head coach Simon Morrell remains upbeat, despite his side’s 37-8 home defeat by slick Drybrook in South West One (West) last weekend. Albion were always up against it after they had Shaun Mahoney red carded after 30 minutes. “You’re not going to get back in the game with 14 men on the …

Plymouth Albion officials will have had a close eye on yesterday’s match between third-place Darlington Mowden Park and sixth-spot Old Elthamians. Those two sides provide Albion’s opposition over the next two weekends, with Old Elthamians the visitors to Brickfields on Saturday (3.00 pm), before Albion make the long trip north to face Mowden Park on …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Saracens13110240326852
2Exeter13100337824752
3Harlequins1370635130638
4Gloucester1371532129636
5Wasps1370630634234
6Bath1362528528433
7Northampton1360735229231
8Sale1361625831929
9Leicester1350830938829
10Bristol1340929437025
11Worcester1340928833722
12Newcastle Falcons13301023733317
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish1514015512431369
2Ealing1512034823581260
3Bedford Blues151005410387949
4Jersey Reds159064032821147
5Cornish Pirates158074093381547
6Nottingham15717367399838
7Coventry15618325422834
8Doncaster15609394378832
9London Scottish15609326388832
10Yorkshire Carnegie155010255397525
11Richmond153012269407517
12Hartpury RFC153012266458517