Paul Gustard

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The English RFU’s review into England’s Six Nations performance cleared Eddie Jones of blame but it gave little mention of his assistants. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Simon Amor has left his role as England’s attack coach after their worst Six Nations performance since 1976 while the skills coach Jason Ryles has als(...)

Benetton’s Riccardo Favretto is a key player for Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Have Italy realised the Six Nations Championship is no country for old men, so to speak? It seems that way. If Chelsea are known as the Pensioners in(...)

London Irish’s Paddy Jackson kicks the conversion to level the match   at Twickenham Stoop, London. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Harlequins 27 London Irish 27 No wonder the growing consensus is that the show must go on. A thrilling weekend of Premiership fixtures was rounded of(...)

Munster’s Gavin Coombes celebrates with Peter O’Mahony  after scoring a try against Harlequins. Photograph: Gary Carry/Inpho

Munster’s faith in their fast-improving youngsters was reflected not only in the introduction of 21-year-old halfbacks Craig Casey and Ben Healy for t(...)

Gavin Coombes makes his Champions Cup debut in the Munster backrow for Sunday’s game against Harlequins at Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Champions Cup: Munster v Harlequins, Thomond Park, Sunday, 5.30pm – Live on BT Sport In normal circumstances, Munster would be confidently expected t(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola is confronted by a Munster fan after the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the  Ricoh Arena in  Coventry in April 2019. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A few weeks after Saracens 35-point deduction and a fine of more than €6.4 million for breaching the salary cap former Ulster centre Darren Cave mused(...)

 Chris Ashton left Sale after “a disagreement on how we want to play the game”. Photograph: PA

Harlequins have signed England international wing Chris Ashton following his departure from Sale Sharks. The 32-year-old will join them with immediate(...)

Scrumhalf John Cooney kicks the game-clinching penalty in the dying moments for Ulster against Harlequins at the Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster 25 Harlequins 24 It seemed an almost too familiar narrative as yet another edgy Champions Cup affair was decided when a late, and unforeseen, (...)

Niall Saunders: “I set my goal at being the number nine at Harlequins and that is something that I want to achieve.” Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Niall Saunders steeled himself momentarily; then pushed open the door to the then director of rugby at Harlequins, John Kingston’s office, walked in a(...)

 Saracens’ celebrate with the trophy after beating Leinster in last year’s final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pool 1 Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Captain: Johnny Sexton. Last season: Runners-up. How they qualified: Pro 14 champions. Key man: Sexton is the(...)

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