Charles Piutau of Wasps: described by Girvan Dempsey as a “very strong, physical guy who’s elusive as well”. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Rob Kearney took one for the team, so to speak. In pirouetting and winning a footrace, he saved a try against the Scarlets at the RDS – an important (...)

Vern Cotter: extended his contract and will now guide Scotland’s fortunes until June, 2017. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Although there was only one coveted Bouclier de Brennus in his time with Clermont, perhaps Vern Cotter’s greatest achievement was to last eight years (...)