Best of 2012


Mark Wilson
Newcastle Falcons' Mark Wilson attempts to place the ball back after being tackled to ground against Bath


Rory Lawson
Rory Lawson celebrates with his team-mates as Gloucester defeat Bath 11-14 in a Westcountry derby at the Recreation Ground


Owen Farrell
England fly-half Owen Farrell shows his joy as scrum half Ben Youngs scores against Ireland in the 2012 Six Nations


Carl Fearns
Carl Fearns looks on as the ball is about to be placed into a scrum as Bath take on Northampton Saints


Darrell Ball and Dave Bates
Locks Darrell Ball and Dave Bates look on from the second row of a scrum as the Army take on the Navy at Twickenham


Semesa Rokoduguni
Army winger Semesa Rokoduguni is tackled by the Navy's Setareki Raumakita at Twickenham


Manu Tuilagi
Manu Tuilagi says a prayer as he runs onto the field in the 2011-12 Premiership Final


George Ford
Leicester Tigers fly-half George Ford kicks for the posts during the 2011-12 Premiership Final against Harlequins


Kyle Eastmond
Kyle Eastmond dives for the try-line, his first score in Bath Rugby colours, during their pre-season game against London Welsh


Joe Launchbury and Tom Williams
Joe Launchbury launches himself at Harlequins winger Tom Williams in the Double Header at Twickenham


Ben Skirving
Ben Skirving congratulates Tom Biggs on his try for Bath against London Wasps, as Stuart Hooper and Davie Wilson close in


Stuart Hooper
Bath captain Stuart Hooper reaches out to win lineout ball against London Wasps


Olly Barkley
Olly Barkley gets a parting gift from his team-mates having just played his final match for Bath Rugby


Dylan Hartley
Dylan Hartley is tackled high by Nikola Matawalu during Northampton Saints' home Heineken Cup pool match against Glasgow Warriors


Tyson Keats
Tyson Keats dive-passes the ball to his backline, as London Welsh take on London Wasps at Adams Park


Tom Guest and James Tyas
Steam rises from a driving maul on a freezing Monday evening at the Recreation Ground, as Bath United take on Harlequins A


Ben Youngs, Tom Youngs and Dan Cole
Tom Youngs wins his second cap for England, flanked by brother Ben and Leiester Tigers team-mate Dan Cole


Manu Tuilagi
Manu Tuilagi looks to offload the ball after being tackled as England take on the Wallabies at Twickenham


James Johnston and Ceri Jones
Former Harlequins' team-mates James Johnston and Ceri Jones, now of Worcester Warriors, face off at a scrum


Chris Robshaw
All eyes on England captain Chris Robshaw as he carries the ball forward during England's historic 38-21 victory over the All Blacks



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