Frayssinous celebrates historic win

Echo: Brian McDermott watched his Leeds side crash out of the Super League play-offs

9:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Laurent Frayssinous described it as the finest moment of his coaching career after guiding Catalan Dragons to a first win at Headingley in 10 attempts.

O'Shea throws weight behind Robshaw

Echo: Chris Robshaw, pictured, has certainly got the backing of Harlequins chief Conor O'Shea

9:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea offered an impassioned defence of Chris Robshaw in reaction to a week of "insulting" speculation over his England future.

Strange lauds 'smart man' McGinley

Echo: Curtis Strange believes home advantage is over-rated

2:31pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Former US Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange believes Paul McGinley could be more than a match for opposite number Tom Watson at Gleneagles next week.

Pipped Rosberg left frustrated

Echo: Nico Rosberg missed out on pole by the slenderest of margins

3:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Nico Rosberg's expletive moments after the conclusion to a pulsating qualifying session said it all after he had lost out to Lewis Hamilton by the slenderest of margins.

Cockerill blasts performance

Echo: Richard Cockerill was dismayed by Leicester's performance

9:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill admitted "we got what we deserved" after the Tigers suffered a humiliating 45-0 Aviva Premiership defeat against Bath at the Recreation Ground.

Stoneman: Fairytale end for Breese

Echo: Mark Stoneman, pictured, hailed Gareth Breese

9:52pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Durham captain Mark Stoneman hailed "a fairytale ending" to Gareth Breese's career after the all-rounder hit the winning runs to beat Warwickshire in the Royal London Cup final.

Wenger never lost faith in Ozil

Echo: Arsene Wenger, pictured, insists he never had any concerns about Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Arsene Wenger insisted he never thought of resting Mesut Ozil after the German inspired Arsenal to victory at Aston Villa.

Cisse defied docs to rescue Pardew

Echo: Newcastle's Papiss Cisse, left, celebrates his goal with manager Alan Pardew, right

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Alan Pardew admitted saviour Papiss Cisse should not have played after coming off the bench to snatch a vital draw for the Newcastle boss.

Bony will bounce back - Monk

Echo: Wilfried Bony was sent off during the first half

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Swansea boss Garry Monk expects Wilfried Bony to learn from the red card which handed Southampton the initiative in their Barclays League Premier meeting at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

New boys leave Allardyce buzzing

Echo: West Ham's win over Liverpool delighted manager Sam Allardyce

10:12pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Manager Sam Allardyce lauded an outstanding performance by his West Ham new boys following the 3-1 Barclays Premier League defeat of Liverpool at Upton Park.






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