Around an hour after his Northampton Saints side had held off Leicester Tigers at Welford Road, snapping a four-match losing streak against their nearest rivals with a performance full of character, Phil Dowson shrugged and delivered an indisputable line. “Rugby’s weird,” he said. Who could argue?
If he is on his way out of Leeds United, Jack Harrison signed off in the best way possible. Jesse Marsch, though, believes that is no foregone conclusion.
Tries from Jonny Gray, Solomone Kata and Olly Woodburn helped Exeter Chiefs beat Gloucester 24-17 in the Premiership at Sandy Park on Saturday.
Adil Rashid may have been “pressurised” by his business partner Azeem Rafiq into backing up claims against Michael Vaughan, according to an Asian team-mate within earshot of the disputed “you lot” comment.