All Black Dan Carter will join Racing Metro after next year’s World Cup in a deal worth a reported €1.67 million a year (Photograph: INPHO/Photosport/Andrew Cornaga)

Saracens are leading calls to scrap the Aviva Premiership salary cap, with chief executive Edward Griffiths claiming it “has served its purpose.”In a (...)

Toulon’s outhalf Matt Giteau  is tackled by Llanelli Scarlets’ full back Liam Williams during last week’s  European  Champions Cup clash at  the Mayol stadium in Toulon,  France. Photo: Bertrand Langlois/Getty

I’ve long been a fan of Saracens’ sub outhalf Charlie Hodgson. He was sensational in London’s Allianz Park in January facilitating a monster victory o(...)

 Jamie George in action for the England Saxons against Ireland Wolfhounds at  Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, England. Photo:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Saracens hooker Jamie George wouldn’t have to dwell too long on an ideal birthday present. He turned 24 on Wednesday and tonight at Thomond Park he p(...)

Munster’s CJ Sander carries the ball despite Chris Cusiter of Sale tackling during the European Champions Cup Round One game at AJ Bell Stadium. Photograph: Inpho.

Scarcely six days after facing their latest moment of truth, Munster brace themselves for another potentially season-defining game. Even in the Heine(...)

 BJ Bothain Munster line-up to face Saracens on Friday.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has made just two changes to the side the narrowly beat Sale Sharks last weekend, ahead of Friday’s meeting with Saracens (...)

Saracens’ David Strettle dives over for a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match against Clermont at Allianz Park, London. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Saracens 30 Clermont Auvergne 23 England wings Chris Ashton and David Strettle propelled Saracens to a 30-23 bonus point victory over Clermont in thei(...)

England outhalves past and present will meet in form of Saracens’ Owen Farrell, left, and Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon when the two clubs meet in this afternoon’s Heineken cup final in Cardiff. 
Photographs: David Rogers/Getty Images

So this is it then. The last Heineken Cup final does not so much look like a fitting summation of the last 19 years as a foretaste of the new order. T(...)

Heineken Cup Final Saracens v Toulon Millennium Stadium, 5.0pm The 19th and last Heineken Cup final makes for a particularly bitter experie(...)

Owen Farrell of Saracens celebrates after scoring the third try of  the Heineken Cup semi-final against Clermont Auvergne at Twickenham. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Saracens 46 Clermont Auvergne 6 Rampant Sarac(...)

Referee Jerome Garces shows Jared Payne a red card after just four minutes of the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Saracens at Ravenhill. Photo: Darren Kidd/Inpho

I was coming out of the back of the stand at Ravenhill after the match on Saturday when I ran into Jerome Garces, the referee who had made such(...)