Wasps defeat Saints

Northampton's devastating start to their Aviva Premiership title defence is now a distant memory after they crashed to a 20-16 defeat against Wasps at Adams Park.

Tom Varndell hands off the tackle of Northampton Saints James Wilson.

Credit: PA

Gloucester and Bath storm to wins

Gloucester 34-27 Sale Sharks
Gloucester staged a storming second-half fightback at Kingsholm to ignite their Aviva Premiership campaign after an opening day debacle against champions Northampton.

Bath 53-26
London Welsh shipped a half-century of points for the second time in six days as Bath ran in seven tries as they claimed a 53-26 victory in front of a record crowd at the Recreation Ground.

Rugby World Cup 2015: The countdown begins

Who better to give an inspiring pre-Rugby World Cup team talk than fearsome Game of Thrones tyrant Tywin Lannister, aka veteran British actor Charles Dance…

Rugby World Cup 2015, held in England (and Cardiff), kicks off at Twickenham on 18th September 2015. You can watch the whole tournament live and exclusively on ITV, ITV4 and ITV Player.

Rugby World Cup tickets go on sale from 12th September at https://tickets.rugbyworldcup.com/