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Feb 7, 2015

Wales captain left to rue painful defeat by bitter rivals

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Wales captain Sam Warburton’s 50th international appearance did not end as he had envisaged but the flanker gave credit to England for spoiling his milestone with a 21-16 Six Nations victory on Friday.

The Welsh looked set to inflict more misery in Cardiff after handing England a 30-3 Six Nations mauling two years ago but Warburton said his side had no answer to England’s storming second-half comeback.

Feb 6, 2015

Rugby-Wales captain left to rue painful defeat by bitter rivals

CARDIFF, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Wales captain Sam Warburton’s 50th international appearance did not end as he had envisaged but the flanker gave credit to England for spoiling his milestone with a 21-16 Six Nations victory on Friday.

The Welsh looked set to inflict more misery in Cardiff after handing England a 30-3 Six Nations mauling two years ago but Warburton said his side had no answer to England’s storming second-half comeback.

Jan 24, 2015

Ruthless Racing run Saints ragged to secure home quarter-final

NORTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – An afternoon that began on a high note for Premiership champions Northampton ended with a 32-8 drubbing by Racing Metro on Saturday which secured the Parisians top seeding and a home European Champions Cup quarter-final.

Both sides learnt before kickoff they were guaranteed a knockout stage place after the earlier draw between Wasps and Leinster in another pool, leaving a shootout for Pool Five spoils.

Jan 24, 2015

Rugby-Ruthless Racing run Saints ragged to secure home quarter-final

NORTHAMPTON, England, Jan 24 (Reuters) – An afternoon that began on a high note for Premiership champions Northampton ended with a 32-8 drubbing by Racing Metro on Saturday which secured the Parisians top seeding and a home European Champions Cup quarter-final.

Both sides learned before kickoff they were guaranteed a knockout stage place after the earlier draw between Wasps and Leinster in another pool, leaving a shootout for Pool Five spoils.

Jan 10, 2015

Wily Leicester show belief they can hunt down rivals

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) – Leicester City’s stirring Post Horn Gallop had been threatening to turn into a mournful Last Post as their wretched season limped along — but the seeds of hope are starting to sprout afresh at the King Power stadium.

The Foxes’ trumpet fanfare — a nod to the county’s hunting traditions which greets City’s arrival before every home game — was blasted out with renewed gusto on Saturday and Nigel Pearson’s men responded with a deserved 1-0 success over Aston Villa.

Jan 10, 2015

Soccer-Wily Leicester show belief they can hunt down rivals

LEICESTER, England, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Leicester City’s stirring Post Horn Gallop had been threatening to turn into a mournful Last Post as their wretched season limped along — but the seeds of hope are starting to sprout afresh at the King Power stadium.

The Foxes’ trumpet fanfare — a nod to the county’s hunting traditions which greets City’s arrival before every home game — was blasted out with renewed gusto on Saturday and Nigel Pearson’s men responded with a deserved 1-0 success over Aston Villa.

Dec 27, 2014

Preview: United bandwagon gathering pace under Van Gaal

LONDON (Reuters) – While Chelsea and Manchester City slug it out at the top of the Premier League, Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford revolution gathers ever more momentum in the red half of Manchester.

The Dutchman endured a tricky start to his reign but seven wins in eight league games have put United hot on the heels of the pacesetters.

Dec 27, 2014

United bandwagon gathering pace under Van Gaal

LONDON (Reuters) – While Chelsea and Manchester City slug it out at the top of the Premier League, Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford revolution gathers ever more momentum in the red half of Manchester.

The Dutchman endured a tricky start to his reign but seven wins in eight league games have put United hot on the heels of the pacesetters.

Dec 27, 2014

Soccer-United bandwagon gathering pace under Van Gaal

LONDON, Dec 27 (Reuters) – While Chelsea and Manchester City slug it out at the top of the Premier League, Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford revolution gathers ever more momentum in the red half of Manchester.

The Dutchman endured a tricky start to his reign but seven wins in eight league games have put United hot on the heels of the pacesetters.

Nov 29, 2014

South Africa will learn lessons from defeats, says Meyer

CARDIFF (Reuters) – South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer is not going to hit the panic button despite suffering a second November tour defeat when they went down 12-6 to Wales on Saturday.

The Springboks also lost to Ireland in Dublin, although they responded by beating England at Twickenham, and then Italy.