Rugby


Hartpury University Centre will have to wait until Wednesday to start the defence of their British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Super Rugby crown after being given a ‘free week’ when round one of the competition got underway last week. After starting out with the best eight men’s rugby union teams in higher education in …

BARNSTAPLE are hoping for some good news on the injury front after picking up a crop of bumps and bruises early season. Barum went into last Saturday’s home game with Bury St Edmonds, which they lost 39-24, with players missing up front and outside. Gone for good is stand-off Fraser Honey, who has left Devon …

Cornwall Rugby Referees’ Society have agreed a deal with Cornwall Specsavers, who have 10 branches in the county, to sponsor their shirts and socks this season. The shirts are reversible, with gold on one side and light blue on the other. Absolute Flooring of Indian Queens are sponsoring pairs of black shorts, while Cornish Granite …

Nic White is looking forward to the prospect of playing his old club Montpellier when the European Champions Cup campaign kicks off next month. The Chiefs start with a home game against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday, October 14, before heading to the south of France for their match with Montpellier at the Altrad Stadium on …

Olly Robinson went straight into the Cardiff Blues squad for yesterday’s PRO14 match against Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway after being released by Bristol on a short-term contract to cover back-row injuries. Another player released by Bristol on the same terms until November is USA international utility back Thretton Palamo, who linked up with …

Wheelchair rugby has arrived in Bristol with the launch of the Bristol Bears and Bristol Cubs Wheelchair Rugby Clubs. The junior club, the Cubs, held their inaugural training session at Ashton Park Sports Centre last Tuesday evening, with the adult Bears kicking off their programme at the same venue on Thursday. The formation of the …

New Exeter Chiefs signing Nic White is loving life in the Premiership and the atmosphere of the matches he is playing in. The very likeable 27-year-old Australian international scrum-half has played four years for the Brumbies in Super Rugby, and two years with Montpellier in the French Top 14, but he admitted his opening weeks …

Bristol Ladies bounced back from their 31-24 home defeat by Richmond with a clinical 62-10 victory against Worcester Valkyries at Sixways Stadium. Lillan Stoeger crossed for five tries plus a hat-tick from fly-half Lucy Attwood, along with her six conversions, and tries for Cat McNaney and Caity Mattinson did the damage for the visitors and …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter19150456636477
2Saracens19140554638868
3Gloucester19121649842360
4Harlequins19901048146550
5Wasps19901042546747
6Northampton19901050045446
7Bath1982941742645
8Sale1991939044044
9Bristol19701244152841
10Leicester19701240855438
11Worcester19701242347037
12Newcastle Falcons19601334746330
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish2018027563211789
2Ealing2016046674491781
3Bedford Blues2012085735361664
4Jersey Reds2012085113821462
5Cornish Pirates2080124774591850
6Yorkshire Carnegie2010010424495949
7Nottingham2091104715391048
8London Scottish2080124295461042
9Doncaster208012494530941
10Coventry2071124205811141
11Hartpury RFC206014351590630
12Richmond205015396541929