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Don Armand targeting big final push with Exeter Chiefs
Don Armand insists Exeter Chiefs will make the most of time off to ensure they are in fine fettle for the visit of lowly Bristol to Sandy Park in the Aviva Premiership next month. Having failed to advance...
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RFU Disciplinary: Bryce Heem
Bryce Heem of Worcester Warriors will appear before an RFU Disciplinary panel this evening charged with tackling the jumper in the air, contrary to law 10.4(i). The wing was sent off by referee Luke Pearce...
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Gloucester Rugby respond to rumours regarding Carl Fearns
Gloucester Rugby have today responded to a story in the French press alleging that Carl Fearns will not be joining the club in the summer ahead of the 2017-18 season. Carl Fearns has signed a long-term...
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Chew Valley champing at the bit for Twickenham outing following Bath Rugby’s Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup
Lewis Kenyon and his Chew Valley U12s team were left grinning from ear to ear after securing a spot as part of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham in May following success at this weekend’s Bath...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby Weekend Round-up
Christian Wade made the difference, according to director of rugby Dai Young, as Wasps booked their place in the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finals with a 40-33 win against Worcester Warriors. The England...
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Match Reaction: Wasps 40 Worcester Warriors 33
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has urged improvement from his side after they were given a scare by Worcester Warriors on Sunday. The impressive Christian Wade ran in two sparkling tries to take his...
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Match Reaction: Saracens 53 Bath Rugby 10
Brad Barritt believes Saracens’ desire not to take their foot off the pedal proved the decisive factor as an eight-try showing saw them ease past Bath Rugby. Jamie George scored early on, while Alex Goode...
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Mark Bennett appointed RFU Head of Sport Science and Medicine
Mark Bennett is to join the Rugby Football Union (RFU) as Head of Sports Science and Medicine. Taking up the role in July 2017, he will be responsible for creating and implementing a programme to maximise...
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Saracens dispatches Bath 53-10
Chris Ashton scored twice as Saracens turned in a dominant performance of eight tries and blew by Bath 53-10.
Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 30 Sale Sharks 25
His side may have gone level on points with Wasps atop the Aviva Premiership Rugby table, but Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter was still not happy with his side’s performance in coming back to beat a battling...
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Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 31 Leicester Tigers 36
Leicester Tigers sent off Aaron Mauger in fine style with a thrilling win at Franklin’s Gardens and Geordan Murphy believed it was a fitting tribute to the departing head coach. Mauger was told this week...
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Match Reaction: Harlequins 53 Newcastle Falcons 17
Returning England stars Mike Brown, Danny Care and Marland Yarde may have shone for Harlequins in their 53-17 victory over Newcastle Falcons, but Chris Robshaw was the man singled out by director of rugby...
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Match Reaction: Bristol Rugby 14 Gloucester Rugby 32
Director of rugby David Humphreys praised the impact of Jonny May as he signalled his return to the Gloucester Rugby side with a try in their 32-14 victory over Bristol Rugby. May completed a length of the...
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Northampton Saints’ Brookes prepared for sold-out East Midlands derby
Franklin’s Gardens will be sold out for the East Midlands derby between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers and Kieran Brookes cannot wait to run out in front of the vocal home crowd. With the RBS 6...
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Impending fatherhood won’t distract centurion Francois Louw at Bath Rugby
It’s a big week for Bath Rugby’s François Louw, who will be making his 100th appearance for the side on Sunday before the birth of his second child next week. Bath remain in the top four of the Aviva...
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Wasps team to play Worcester Warriors at the Ricoh Arena
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to face Worcester Warriors this Sunday at the Ricoh Arena, kick off 2.30pm. James Haskell returns from England’s 6 Nations winning campaign to start on the...
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Bath Rugby’s Louw to make 100th appearance against Saracens
Francois Louw will make his 100th appearance for Bath Rugby against Saracens at Allianz Park on Sunday, kick-off 15:00. The South African international, who joined the Club in 2011, will co-captain the team...
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Exeter Chiefs side to face Sale Sharks
Ali Hepher believes Exeter Chiefs still have areas to work on as their Aviva Premiership season heads towards the final straight. Undefeated in the top flight since late October, the Chiefs have produced an...
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Leicester Tigers team news for return to Aviva Premiership Rugby action
Six Nations champions Ben Youngs and Dan Cole return to the Leicester Tigers team for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership derby against Northampton Saints. Scrum-half Youngs and prop Cole reported back for...
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Sale Sharks Team News to face Exeter Chiefs
Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Exeter Chiefs on Saturday at Sandy Park in the Aviva Premiership (kick off 3pm). Steve Diamond has made one positional change and 3 personnel changes to the side...
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Saracens name side to face Bath Rugby
Saracens have named their side to face Bath for Sunday’s round 18 Aviva Premiership clash at Allianz Park, kick-off 15h00. Full-back Alex Goode returns to the Saracens side after recovering from ankle...
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Northampton Saints team news for Leicester Tigers clash
The Northampton Saints team has been announced for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership derby against Leicester. With five rounds to play both teams are locked in a battle for the Aviva Premiership’s top four, and...
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Worcester Warriors unchanged for West Midlands derby
Warriors name an unchanged starting 15 as they return to Aviva Premiership action against Wasps in the West Midlands derby at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday (kick-off 2.30pm). Having beaten Bristol Rugby in...
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Sonatane Takulua and Newcastle Falcons set sights on double over Harlequins
Sonatane Takulua is hoping history repeats itself as Newcastle Falcons eye up an Aviva Premiership Rugby double over Harlequins. This season has certainly been a positive one for Newcastle, who visit The...
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13 return for Harlequins ahead of Newcastle Falcons
Harlequins has named the squad to play Newcastle Falcons in Round 18 of the Aviva Premiership at The Stoop on Saturday, kick-off 15:00. The match is sold out, Harlequins’ fifth Premiership sell out of the...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Harlequins
Mark Wilson moves forward to the second row as Newcastle Falcons shuffle their pack for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership trip to Harlequins. The Cumbrian has missed just one of the Falcons’ 17 league games this...
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Semesa Rokoduguni not underestimating importance of Saracens test for Bath Rugby
Following a two-week break, the Aviva Premiership Rugby springs back into action this weekend, bringing with it a key run of games for Bath Rugby and free-scoring winger Semesa Rokoduguni. After last season...
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Jack Nowell relishing Exeter Chiefs return
Cornishman Jack Nowell says he cannot wait to pull on an Exeter Chiefs jersey again as he gears up for the club’s return to Aviva Premiership action against Sale Sharks at Sandy Park on Saturday (3pm)....
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Mark Jennings Signs New Two Year Deal
Sale Sharks are delighted to announce that centre Mark Jennings has signed a new two year deal with the club. Mark who became the youngest player ever to sign for the club as a 16 year old back in 2009 has...
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Team News: Bristol Rugby vs Gloucester Rugby
Sam Jeffries is set for his first Aviva Premiership start when Bristol host Gloucester in the West Country derby on Friday (7.45pm KO). The Academy utility forward starts in the back-row as Mark Tainton...
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Gloucester Rugby name side for West Country derby at Bristol
Henry Trinder will make his first start in the Aviva Premiership this season as Gloucester make seven changes to their starting line-up for Friday night’s West Country derby clash at Bristol Rugby. The...
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Sam Lewis: Worcester Warriors not letting up
Worcester Warriors went a long way to securing their Aviva Premiership Rugby safety last time out but flanker Sam Lewis insists there is no chance of the Sixways side taking their foot off the gas. Their...
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Michael Dowsett signs permanent Worcester Warriors deal
Warriors have completed the permanent signing of English-qualified scrum-half Michael Dowsett. Dowsett, who celebrates his 25th birthday today, has made eight appearances for Warriors since moving to...
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Newcastle Falcons sign forward pair
Newcastle Falcons have strengthened their forward pack for next season with the signings of Lyon prop Sami Mavinga and Jersey Reds flanker Gary Graham, while new contracts have been confirmed for prop Jon...
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Premiership Rugby returns on NBCSN on March 24
Don't miss any of the top Rugby action from the Aviva Premiership when it returns on NBCSN (March 24, 3:30 p.m. ET).
Wasps’ Dan Robson set to earn 100th top-flight appearance against Worcester
Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson is set to make his 100th Aviva Premiership Rugby appearance when the league leaders host Worcester Warriors and, after three weeks off, Robson believes his side are more prepared...
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‘One Turf Concept’ agreed by rugby, soccer and hockey
World Rugby, FIFA and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have developed a ground-breaking protocol for multi-surface playing fields that could revolutionise how shared sports grounds are used and...
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Referee appointments: Wayne Barnes takes charge of 180th Aviva Premiership Rugby clash
Referee Wayne Barnes makes his return to Aviva Premiership Rugby action this weekend, as he takes charge of the huge top-four clash between defending champions Saracens and Bath Rugby. The Englishman took...
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Bath Rugby’s Semesa Rokoduguni raring to go for The Clash
Bath winger Semesa Rokoduguni is already counting down the days until his side meet with old rivals Leicester Tigers in ‘The Clash’ at Twickenham next month. Matches between the two Aviva Premiership Rugby...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby on BT Sport and ITV
England’s triumphant Six Nations stars will return to their Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs this weekend to continue their assault on the country’s top domestic prize. May’s Aviva Premiership Rugby showpiece...
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Sam Aspland-Robinson and Calum Waters re-sign with Harlequins
Harlequins is delighted to confirm today (Wednesday 22nd March) that Academy members Sam Aspland-Robinson and Calum Waters have committed their futures to the Club. Under their new contracts, both players...
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George Nott Signs A Five Year Deal With Sale Sharks
George Nott has become the latest Sale Sharks player to commit his long term future to the club after signing a five year deal. George played a big part in helping the England Under 20’s win the World Cup...
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Will Hurrell: Bristol Rugby will fight until the very end
Bristol Rugby have been left to lick their wounds for almost three weeks following their disappointing defeat to Worcester Warriors in their crucial Aviva Premiership Rugby clash. But Will Hurrell insists...
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Break came at the right time for rejuvenated Sale Sharks, says Magnus Lund
Sale Sharks’ Magnus Lund believes his teammates have taken the opportunity to clear their heads during the Aviva Premiership Rugby hiatus, after recent defeats to Saracens and Northampton Saints. Steve...
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Leicester Tigers’ George McGuigan ready to kick on after Anglo-Welsh Cup triumph
Leicester Tigers hooker George McGuigan believes his side can draw on their Anglo-Welsh Cup victory over Exeter Chiefs when they travel to Franklin’s Gardens to take on Northampton Saints in Aviva...
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Jonny May itching to return for Gloucester Rugby ahead of Bristol challenge
Gloucester Rugby winger Jonny May is raring to play again in club colours after featuring in three of England’s four victories in a title-winning RBS 6 Nations campaign. The Cherry and Whites’ last Aviva...
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Marc Jones and Will Cliff re-sign for Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks are delighted to announce that Marc Jones and Will Cliff have re-signed for Sale Sharks, both on two year deals. Both players started their careers at Sale Sharks in the Academy and were regular...
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EPCR European Player of the Year 2017 winner to receive one million air miles courtesy of Turkish Airlines
With the high-profile quarter-final matches in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup less than a fortnight away, EPCR in conjunction with one of its Official Partners, Turkish Airlines, has completed the list...
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USA star Taufete’e commits to Warriors
Warriors have completed the permanent signing of talented USA international Joe Taufete’e. Having initially joined the Club on a short-term deal in December, the giant hooker has made five appearances...
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The OPTA Ratings from the Anglo-Welsh Cup
The Anglo-Welsh Cup final saw Leicester Tigers reclaim the crown they last won in 2012 with a 16-12 victory over Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stoop. And, unsurprisingly, the Tigers’ starlets led the...
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Bath Rugby sign hooker Graham
Bath Rugby has signed hooker Joe Graham on injury cover until the end of the season. The 29-year-old joins the Club from Rotherham Titans after spells with Yorkshire Carnegie and Newcastle Falcons. Graham...
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Leicester Tigers statement on appointment of club’s new head coach
Leicester Tigers are delighted to announce that Matt O’Connor is to return to the club as head coach. O’Connor won three Premiership titles in his previous spell with the Tigers up to 2013 and...
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More than 50,000 tickets sold for The Clash
Ticket sales for The Clash have now exceeded 50,000, Bath Rugby is excited to announce. Forming part of the biggest ever weekend of Aviva Premiership rugby, The Clash sees Bath Rugby become the first non-...
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Premiership Rugby’s response to Global Calendar announcement
Premiership Rugby today welcomed the announcement from World Rugby on the calendar for the game post-2019. The agreement includes the introduction of a number of changes proposed by Premiership Rugby to our...
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Northampton Saints sign Piers Francis from the Blues
Northampton Saints has today announced the signing of Piers Francis into the club’s squad ahead of the 2017/18 season. Over the past year the 26-year-old has emerged as one of the most exciting talents to...
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Alex Tait refreshed for Newcastle Falcons’ season climax
Alex Tait says Newcastle Falcons are refreshed and ready to attack the last phase of the Aviva Premiership season as they head to Harlequins on Saturday. The 29-year-old full-back is just two games away...
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Referee appointments for EPCR quarter-finals
The referee appointments for what promises to be a high-powered series of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-final matches were announced today (Monday 20 March 2017) following the meeting of a...
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McGuigan wants Anglo-Welsh success to be Leicester Tigers’ springboard
Hooker George McGuigan expects success in the Anglo-Welsh Cup to be a springboard for the remainder of Leicester Tigers’ season. The Tigers beat Exeter Chiefs 16-12 at the Twickenham Stoop, with Freddie...
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Geordan Murphy hails Leicester Tigers’ defensive effort – Anglo-Welsh Cup Final Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 12 Leicester Tigers 16
Coach Geordan Murphy hailed Leicester Tigers’ heroic defensive effort in the Anglo-Welsh Cup final as they successfully saw off Exeter Chiefs 16-12 at the Twickenham Stoop. Leading 16-5 at the break after...
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Aaron Mauger vows improved Leicester Tigers display in Anglo-Welsh Cup final
Aaron Mauger claims Leicester Tigers didn’t give a true account of themselves last time they faced Exeter Chiefs, but the head coach has vowed to put that right in the Anglo-Welsh Cup final on Sunday.
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Exeter Chiefs side to face Leicester Tigers
Ricky Pellow has told his Exeter Chiefs side to go and “finish the job” as they prepare to face rivals Leicester Tigers in the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday (3pm). Having booked...
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Leicester Tigers team for Anglo-Welsh Cup Final
Mike Williams and Peter Betham return to the Leicester Tigers starting line-up for the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final against Exeter Chiefs at The Twickenham Stoop on Sunday (3.00pm). England squad member Williams...
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Tom Brady feeling the Anglo-Welsh Cup excitement in Leicester
Leicester Tigers winger Tom Brady believes the side’s Anglo-Welsh Cup exploits have brought a buzz back to the city, as they prepare to take on Exeter Chiefs in Sunday’s showpiece final. The Midlands club...
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England U20 seal Grand Slam with win over Ireland
England U20s sealed their first Grand Slam since 2011 after a hard-fought 14-10 victory over Ireland in Dublin. England led 14-3 at the break with tries from Jack Nay and Henry Walker, while Max Malins sent...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month named
EXETER CHIEFS’ James Short has been named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for February 2017. Short was judged by a panel of experts as the man who made the biggest impact in the League and his...
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Jono Kitto knows Leicester Tigers’ best can beat anyone
Jono Kitto insists Leicester Tigers’ 32-10 victory over Saracens at Allianz Park proves they can beat any team on their day ahead of their Anglo-Welsh Cup final clash with Exeter Chiefs on Sunday. Geordan...
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The Clash ticket sales to benefit charitable partners
Bath Rugby has announced that tickets in the Upper Tier for The Clash at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 8th April will directly benefit the Club’s National Charity Partner, Help for Heroes, and Bath Rugby...
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British and Irish Lions appoint Graham Rowntree as Assistant Coach for New Zealand Tour
Harlequins is proud to confirm today (Thursday March 16th) that Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree has been appointed as Assistant Coach for the British and Irish Lions ahead of their tour to New Zealand this...
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James Freeman’s chance to shine at Exeter Chiefs
James Freeman hopes to follow the lead of others within the Exeter Chiefs and make his mark in the Aviva Premiership next season. The 26-year-old forward will head to Sandy Park from Championship side...
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Nic White ‘excited’ by Exeter Chiefs move
Nic White says he is looking forward to an “exciting” future after he today sealed his move to Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs. The Australian international, who will join this summer from French Top...
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Watson and Vunipola start for England
Eddie Jones has named his side for England’s final match of the RBS 6 Nations against Ireland at Aviva Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 5pm, live on ITV). There are two changes to the starting XV that beat...
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Four clubs to battle for European Champions Cup spot
A draw has taken place for the play-off matches to determine which club secures the 20th place in next season’s European Champions Cup. Four clubs will battle it out over the last two weekends in May...
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Australian international Charles joins Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby has signed Australian hooker Nathan Charles until the end of the season. Charles, who has won four international caps, joins the Club following a spell with French Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne....
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Referee appointments: Tom Foley to take the whistle for Anglo-Welsh Cup final
Tom Foley will be the man in the middle for the Anglo-Welsh Cup final showpiece at Twickenham Stoop, where Leicester Tigers will take on Exeter Chiefs on Sunday. For the Chiefs it is a third straight final...
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England U20 name team ahead of Grand Slam decider
England Under 20 have made four changes to their starting line-up as they aim for a Six Nations Grand Slam against Ireland at Donnybrook Stadium on Friday (6:00pm kick off). Sam Aspland-Robinson, Tom Curry...
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England Rugby squad update, Tuesday March 14
Eddie Jones has named the 25 players who will form the squad to play Ireland on Saturday (kick off 5pm) at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. England retained their RBS 6 Nations title on Saturday with victory...
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Anglo-Welsh Cup Final is stage for Ollie Atkins and Exeter Chiefs to deliver
Ollie Atkins believes he and his Exeter Chiefs team-mates have been given the perfect stage on which to shine ahead of Sunday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup Final against Leicester Tigers at the Twickenham Stoop (...
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Harlequins sign Lewis Boyce from Yorkshire Carnegie
Harlequins has announced today (Tuesday 14th March) that Yorkshire Carnegie loosehead prop Lewis Boyce has signed for the Club from the 2017/18 season. Confirming the news, Harlequins Director of Rugby,...
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Tom Howe wins Anglo-Welsh Cup Breakthrough Player Award
Premiership Rugby can today confirm that Wasps’ wing Tom Howe has won the Anglo-Welsh Cup Breakthrough Player Award. Howe won a public vote from a ten-strong shortlist of young stars with Northampton Saints...
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Freddie Burns: Anglo-Welsh Cup is vital for Leicester Tigers
It has not been a smooth season for Leicester Tigers so far, and Freddie Burns says the Anglo-Welsh Cup has taken on extra importance as they look ahead to Sunday’s final. The Tigers reached the first...
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Lachlan Turner delighted as Exeter Chiefs prove a point
Lachlan Turner believes the drive and hunger of his side shone through as Exeter Chiefs booked their place in the Anglo-Welsh Cup final with a convincing victory against Harlequins. The Chiefs will meet...
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The verdict from Exeter Chiefs 24 Harlequins 7
Skills coach Ricky Pellow tipped his cap to a superb second-half effort from Exeter Chiefs, as his charges pulled away from Harlequins to reach their third straight Anglo-Welsh Cup final on Sunday. The...
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How to get tickets for the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final
Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers will battle it out in this year’s Anglo-Welsh Cup and there are still tickets on sale for the showpiece event at the Twickenham Stoop this Sunday, kick off 3pm....
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Anglo-Welsh Cup weekend Round-Up
Skills coach Ricky Pellow admits he was mightily impressed by Exeter Chiefs’ second-half display, as his side pulled away from Harlequins to reach their third straight Anglo-Welsh Cup final on Sunday. The...
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Chiefs duo agree new deals
Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter hopes Don Armand will see out the rest of his career at Sandy Park. The influential back-row forward, together with lock Jonny Hill, have both been handed new two-year...
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Eddie Jones names squad to prepare for Ireland encounter
Eddie Jones has named his England squad to prepare for the Grand Slam clash with Ireland in Dublin next Saturday with Northampton Saints’ Dylan Hartley to lead team once more. Aviva Premiership Rugby...
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England Under-18s see off Scottish counterparts in Preston
England U18s defeated Scotland U18s 31-17 at Preston Grasshoppers RFC on Sunday. In what was their second match of the season, England followed up last weekend’s 43-14 win over France with a...
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How Leicester Tigers made the Final: Saracens 10 Leicester Tigers 32
Geordan Murphy believes experience showed as Leicester Tigers booked their spot in the Anglo-Welsh Cup final with a 32-10 win away at Saracens. Freddie Burns was the star of the show as he scored one try,...
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Matt Jess relishes Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final clash
Exeter Chiefs winger Matt Jess believes squad rotation is the key for his side this season as they attempt to book their place in the first showpiece final of the year. Sunday sees the Chiefs host...
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England U18 name squad to face Scotland
Scotland U18 at Preston Grasshoppers RFC on Sunday (2:00pm kick off). Five players are set to make their England U18 debut as the coaches take the opportunity to look at the wider squad and try different...
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Exeter Chiefs side to face Harlequins in Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final
Ricky Pellow insists he and his Exeter Chiefs side are ‘ready for battle’ ahead of Sunday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final against Harlequins at Sandy Park (3pm). Looking to reach a third successive final,...
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Leicester Tigers team news for Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final
Mathew Tait will lead Leicester Tigers in the Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final against Saracens at Allianz Park on Saturday. Tait returns to the starting line-up and will play at centre alongside Jack Roberts who...
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Saracens name team for Anglo-Welsh Cup Semi Final
Saracens have named their side to face Leicester Tigers in Saturday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup Semi Final at Allianz Park, kick-off 18h00. In the pack, Richard Barrington (loosehead prop), Jared Saunders (hooker)...
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Harlequins Team to play Exeter Chiefs
Harlequins has announced the squad to play Exeter Chiefs in the semi-final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup at Sandy Park on Sunday, kick-off 15:00 (live on BT Sport). There are four changes to the side that played...
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Mike Ellery hoping history repeats itself in Anglo-Welsh Cup
Saracens wing Mike Ellery believes the club’s current crop of Anglo-Welsh Cup starlets are right on track to emulate the success of 2015. The north London outfit are preparing to welcome Leicester Tigers to...
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Kurtley Beale to return to Australia at end of season
Wasps confirm today that Kurtley Beale will return to Australia at the end of the season, following the conclusion of his one-year deal with the club. Following recent conversations with Australia Head...
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Eddie Jones makes three England changes for Calcutta Cup
Eddie Jones has named his side for England’s Calcutta Cup match against Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 4pm, live on ITV). There are three changes to the starting XV that beat Italy in...
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England Under 20s make seven changes for Scotland
England Under 20 have made seven changes to the starting line-up for their Six Nations match against Scotland at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday. Will Butler, Joe Cokanasiga, Curtis Langdon, Max Malins, Jack...
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CEO Stephen Vaughan says it’s business as usual at Gloucester Rugby
Gloucester Rugby CEO Stephen Vaughan today wished outgoing Head Coach Laurie Fisher good luck for the future but insisted that the club is still in good shape going forward. Fisher left the club on Monday...
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Referee appointments: Pearce and Jones in for Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finals
The Anglo-Welsh Cup returns this weekend with huge stakes as Saracens, Leicester Tigers, Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins all prepare for their respective semi-finals. Referee Luke Pearce will be in charge as...
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Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finals on BT Sport and ITV Sport
Four Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finalists and four former champions return to your screens this weekend to go toe-to-toe on BT Sport. Two-time Anglo-Welsh Cup winners Leicester Tigers face a daunting task in...
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Wheelchair Rugby going from strength-to-strength with Saints
The exciting and explosive sport of Wheelchair Rugby has had a great start in Northamptonshire. After a series of Taster Sessions organised by Northampton Saints and Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR),...
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Vote for the Breakthrough Player Award
AND THEN there were four. After four pulsating rounds of Anglo-Welsh Cup action the race for the 2016-17 title is now down to just an elite quartet of teams. Those four teams will battle it out on 11 &...
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RFU Disciplinary Hearing: John Afoa
The charge against John Afoa of Gloucester Rugby for dangerous tackling, contrary to Law 10.4(e), was heard in Bristol this evening. Afoa pleaded guilty and was given a one-week suspension. He is free to...
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England Rugby squad update, Tuesday 7 March
Billy Vunipola’s return to international rugby has moved a step closer after England boss Eddie Jones retained him in his 24-man squad ahead of Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations visit this weekend. The powerful...
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Geordan Murphy backs young Leicester Tigers for Allianz Park stage
Geordan Murphy believes his Leicester Tigers youngsters will only benefit from taking on Saracens at their Allianz Park fortress in the Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final on Saturday. Saracens are the defending...
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Harlequins’ Ross Chisholm not thinking past Exeter Chiefs semi-final
If Harlequins reach the final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup they’ll be in familiar surroundings at the Twickenham Stoop but Ross Chisholm is refusing to think that far ahead. Before the full back can even...
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David Humphreys comments on Laurie Fisher departure and the way forward
Gloucester Rugby’s Director of Rugby, David Humphreys, today thanked outgoing Head Coach Laurie Fisher for his sterling efforts during his time in post and provided an update on the coaching set up...
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Leicester Tigers stars coach academy prospects
Internationals and senior first-team players are providing a helping hand to the next generation of Leicester Tigers players by leading position-specific coaching sessions for the academy. Manu Tuilagi,...
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Two young stars make Anglo-Welsh Cup Breakthrough Player Award shortlist
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY can confirm that Wasps’ flanker Jack Willis and Saracens’ outside-half Tom Whiteley are the final two players to make the shortlist for the Anglo-Welsh Cup Breakthrough Player Award. Both...
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Sinoti Sinoti, Don Armand, Vereniki Goneva, Tom Varndell and Jason Woodward top the latest Opta Rugby Rankings
Don Armand made the most tackles by an Exeter Chiefs player since November 2015 as he topped this week’s OPTA Rugby Rankings as his side dominated Leicester Tigers 34-15 in Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 17...
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Gloucester Rugby part company with Head Coach Laurie Fisher
Gloucester Rugby can confirm that Head Coach Laurie Fisher has left the club with immediate effect. Fisher met with club officials over the past 48 hours and it was mutually agreed that he would leave his...
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Geoff Parling savours away-day success with Exeter Chiefs
Exeter lock Geoff Parling described Friday night’s 34-15 win over former club Leicester Tigers as one of the biggest of his career as the Chiefs maintained their push for the Aviva Premiership play-offs....
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Chris Booy believes Bristol Rugby can look forward to a bright future under incoming Head Coach Pat Lam
Lam – who has attracted world-class players such as Steven Luatua and Ian Madigan to the Club, with a number of high-profile international signings yet to be revealed – arrives in the summer and Booy...
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Callum Sheedy agrees contract extension at Bristol Rugby
Bristol Rugby are delighted to confirm Callum Sheedy has committed his future to the Club. The exciting Academy prospect – who has spent time on loan this season with Jersey Reds in the Greene King IPA...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby Weekend Round-up
Bristol Rugby head coach Mark Tainton admitted his side under-performed against Worcester Warriors as they slipped to a 41-24 defeat at Sixways on Sunday. The five-point win for the Warriors moves them...
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Ian Madigan signs three-year contract at Bristol Rugby
Ireland international Ian Madigan has put pen to paper on a three-year deal to move to Bristol Rugby in the summer of 2017. The talismanic fly half – who arrives from Bordeaux Begles – has made thirty...
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Match Reaction: Worcester Warriors 41 Bristol Rugby 24
Director of Rugby Gary Gold praised Worcester Warriors’ defensive efforts despite surpassing 40 points in Aviva Premiership Rugby for just the second time with a 41-24 win over Bristol Rugby. Warriors...
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Match Reaction: Newcastle Falcons 27 Saracens 35
Mark McCall hailed his Saracens attack after their five-try display against Newcastle Falcons saw them move to within one point of second-placed Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership Rugby table. Fly-half...
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South Africa scrapes by USA 20-17
While both teams went back and forth in an intense Rugby Sevens match up, Dylan Sage scores the game winning try for South Africa as they defeat the USA 20-17 in the semifinal.
England edges Canada 12-5
England defeats Canada in 12-5 in a close match with tries from Tom Mitchell and Richard De Carpentier.
Australia dominates Argentina in Las Vegas
Australia 7s dominate Argentina 7s 14-0 behind Tom Lucas and Alex Gibbon's two tries.
Maka Unufe, Perry Baker power USA past Argentina
Maka Unufe scores two tries while Perry Baker scores another as the USA Mens Rugby Sevens team powers past Argentina 21-19 in Las Vegas.
Hougaard heads strong first half for Worcester win
Francois Hougaard led a strong first half for the Worcester Warriors. Hougaard recorded his first try in the Premiership this season en route to a commanding 41-24 win over Bristol.
England Rugby squad update, Sunday 5 March
Billy Vunipola followed up his return for Saracens by being named in Eddie Jones’ 30-man training squad for England’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland on Saturday. It was expected that No.8...
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England U18 secure impressive win over France
The England Under 18s made a winning start to the 2016-17 season after a seven-try 43-14 victory over France Under 18s at Aylesbury Rugby Football Club. In tough conditions, the hosts deservedly led 12-7 at...
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Match Reaction: Bath Rugby 3 Wasps 24
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young challenged his players during the week to provide a response and they certainly did that at the Rec on Saturday in downing Bath Rugby. Kurtley Beale bagged a brace while...
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Match Reaction: Gloucester Rugby 27 Harlequins 30
Director of rugby David Humphrey struggled to explain how his Gloucester Rugby side surrendered a 12-point lead in the final ten minutes to give Harlequins a 30-27 victory. Gloucester had been 27-15 up...
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HIGHLIGHTS: South Africa 7s 19, Wales 7s 0
South Africa 7s dominated Wales 7s in their contest in the Rugby Sevens World Cup.
HIGHLIGHTS: Canada 7s 19, France 7s 0
Canada 7s ran away with their contest against France 7s at the Rugby Sevens World Cup.
HIGHLIGHTS: England 7s 22, United States 7s 17
England 7s score two tries in the final seconds to spoil the United States 7s' victory in Las Vegas.
HIGHLIGHTS: Samoa 7s 17, Chile 7s 12
Samoa picks up its first win of the Rugby Sevens World Series with a victory over Chile.
HIGHLIGHTS: Argentina 7s beat New Zealand, 12-10
Argentina 7s beat New Zealand 7s as the All Blacks missed a conversion that could have tied the game with no time left.
Wasps build lead in Premiership with win over Bath
Wasps asserted themselves atop the AVIVA Premiership with a 24-3 win over Bath at the Recreation Ground.
Heavyweight clash set between Bath and Wasps
Bath look to move up in the league while Wasps look to remain atop the Premiership when the two clash on Saturday.
Can Bristol beat Worcester in crucial matchup?
In what could be the season-defining matchup for the Premiership, can Bristol take advantage of the opportunity to get ahead vs. Worcester?
Match Reaction: Sale Sharks 12 Northampton Saints 32
Jim Mallinder applauded his Northampton Saints side for producing their best away display of the season to claim a bonus-point 32-12 win over Sale Sharks. Saints moved within three points off fifth-place...
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Match Reaction: Leicester Tigers 15 Exeter Chiefs 34
The Exeter Chiefs juggernaut shows no sign of slowing as they stretched their Aviva Premiership Rugby unbeaten run to ten games and boss Rob Baxter hailed his side’s showing as their relentless pursuit of a...
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WATCH: Las Vegas Day 1
Get caught up with all of the action from Day 1 of the Rugby Sevens World Series live from Las Vegas.
HIGHLIGHTS: USA 7s opens Vegas with a win
The United States opens the fifth round of the Rugby Sevens World Series with a strong 26-7 win over Samoa.
New Zealand's American campaign starts with a win
Kenya scored an early seven points, but New Zealand ultimately took over, beginning their American campaign with a 24-7 win.
HIGHLIGHTS: Argentina shuts out Russia, 43-7
Argentina's physicality was on display as they opened Day 1 of the Rugby Sevens World Series from Las Vegas with a 43-0 shutout victory over Russia.
HIGHLIGHTS: Australia edges Scotland in Las Vegas
Australia rallied from a 19-7 deficit late in the second to tie Scotland at 21 before making the match-winning try as time wound down.
HIGHLIGHTS: Fiji 7s dominates Japan 7s, 41-1
As expected, Fiji opened the Rugby Sevens World Series in Las Vegas with an easy shutout win over Japan, 41-0.
Exeter dominate Leicester on the road
Exeter gains ground in the Premiership table with a 34-15 win over Leicester at Welford Road.
Mark Lambert expects tough Gloucester Rugby test
Mark Lambert has played Aviva Premiership Rugby for 13 years, so he knows better than most how tough it is going to be for Harlequins when they visit Gloucester Rugby on Saturday. The prop has spent his...
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England U18 name squad for opening game of the season
The England Under 18s squad to play France U18 in their opening game of the season on Sunday 5 March at Aylesbury Rugby Football Club has been named. The match, kicking off at 2:00pm, is taking place on...
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Play-off system removed from Greene King IPA Championship from next season
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) Council has approved a three-season plan to remove the end-of-season play-off system between the top four teams to decide the winner of the Greene King IPA Championship. From...
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Saracens’ Director of Rugby Mark McCall praises medical team for Billy Vunipola return
Director of rugby Mark McCall has praised Saracens’ medical team for their work in helping Billy Vunipola back to full fitness three weeks ahead of schedule. The Saracens No8, who had been sidelined with a...
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Burns returns as Gloucester Rugby welcome Harlequins to Kingsholm
Billy Burns is back at fly-half as Gloucester Rugby make four changes to their starting line-up with Harlequins the visitors to Kingsholm in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday afternoon (kick off 3pm). Burns...
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Four changes to Worcester Warriors for Bristol battle
Warriors have made four changes to the starting line-up for this Sunday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Bristol Rugby at Sixways (kick-off 3pm). Chris Pennell is set to start at full-back for the first time...
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International trio return for Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby will welcome back international trio Luke Charteris, Taulupe Faletau and Anthony Watson for the visit of Wasps to the Recreation Ground on Saturday, kick-off 15:00. Watson, who has been away with...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Saracens
Mark Wilson returns as one of four changes for Newcastle Falcons as they prepare for Sunday’s visit of Aviva Premiership and European champions Saracens to Kingston Park Stadium (kick-off 2pm). The back-row...
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Wasps team to face Bath Rugby
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to face Bath Rugby at the Rec this Saturday, 4th March, in Round 17 of the Aviva Premiership. Dan Robson is set to make his 50th appearance for the club,...
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Saracens name side for Newcastle Falcons trip
Billy Vunipola will start for Saracens in their round 17 Aviva Premiership clash away to Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on Sunday, kick-off 14h00. The 24-year-old, capped 32 times by England, has been...
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Harlequins team to play Gloucester Rugby
Harlequins has announced the squad to play Gloucester Rugby in Round 17 of the Aviva Premiership on Saturday at Kingsholm, kick-off 15:00. There are five changes to the side that played Leicester Tigers...
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Bristol Rugby Team News against Worcester Warriors
Bristol Rugby go in search of a second successive victory in the Aviva Premiership when they visit Worcester Warriors on Sunday (3pm KO). Mark Tainton keeps faith with the majority of the side that overcame...
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Exeter Chiefs side to face Leicester Tigers
Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says his side will need to turn up the intensity levels ahead of tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership encounter with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (7:45pm). Although...
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Sale Sharks Team News against Northampton Saints
Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Northampton Saints at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night in the Aviva Premiership (kick off 8.15pm). Steve Diamond has made three changes to the side which lost...
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Leicester Tigers team news against Exeter Chiefs
Experienced duo Tom Youngs and Tom Croft return to the Leicester Tigers starting line-up for Friday’s Aviva Premiership Round 17 fixture against Exeter Chiefs at Welford Road. Club captain Youngs...
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Northampton Saints team news for Sale Sharks trip
The Northampton Saints team has been announced for Friday night’s Aviva Premiership trip to Sale Sharks. The Saints got back onto winning ways against Worcester last Saturday and there is just the one...
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Kyle Eastmond injury update
Wasps today confirm that Kyle Eastmond will miss the rest of the season, after tearing his Achilles tendon during last Sunday’s game, but is expected to be back in time for the start of the 2017/18 season....
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Bristol Rugby’s Marc Jones believes Gavin Henson can steer his side to victory over Worcester Warriors
Bristol Rugby hooker Marc Jones believes the return of Gavin Henson can be a major factor when his side travel to Sixways to take on Worcester Warriors – a side just two points above them in the Aviva...
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Gloucester Rugby confirm signing of exciting prospect Jake Polledri
Gloucester Rugby are today pleased to confirm the signing of back row forward Jake Polledri, a standout performer for Hartpury RFC in their National One campaign this season. By his own admission, the...
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Former England Saxons Head Coach Steve Bates joins the RFU
Former England Saxons Head Coach Steve Bates has been appointed Performance Manager and International Performance Coach by the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Reporting to Dean Ryan, Head of International...
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Newcastle’s Vereniki Goneva out to sink Saracens on Sunday
Newcastle Falcons’ Fijian flyer Vereniki Goneva hopes to sow the seed of doubt in Saracens’ minds when the Aviva Premiership and European champions come to Kingston Park Stadium on Sunday. The winger is in...
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Ben and Tom Curry sign five year deals with Sale Sharks
SALE SHARKS are delighted to announce that local youngsters and England U20 Internationals Ben Curry and Tom Curry have both signed five-year contracts at the club. Twins Ben and Tom have been featuring in...
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Kai Horstmann, Julian Salvi and Ollie Atkins commit to Exeter Chiefs
Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after three more of his current Exeter Chiefs squad today agreed new contracts with the Aviva Premiership club. Experienced back-row forwards Kai Horstmann and Julian...
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RFU Disciplinary Hearing: Aaron Morris
The charge against Aaron Morris of Harlequins RFC for tackling the jumper in the air, contrary to law 10.4(i), was heard in London this evening (Wednesday). Morris pleaded not guilty however was given a...
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RFU Disciplinary Hearing: Phil Dowson
The charge against Phil Dowson of Worcester Warriors for striking with his elbow, contrary to law 10.4(a), was heard in Coventry this evening (Wednesday). Following a review of the incident which occurred...
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Josh Adams: Worcester Warriors must be more disciplined against Bristol
Worcester Warriors full-back Josh Adams believes his side’s discipline let them down in their 24-14 loss to Northampton Saints and believes his side are prepared for their showdown with Bristol Rugby in...
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‘Full steam ahead’ for Thomas Waldrom at Exeter Chiefs
Thomas Waldrom insists it’s ‘full steam ahead’ for him and his Exeter Chiefs team-mates as they look to book their place in this season’s Aviva Premiership play-offs. Having helped Rob Baxter’s side move...
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We must raise game against teams around us, says Gloucester Rugby’s Sharples
Charlie Sharples believes Gloucester Rugby need to beat sides in and around them to secure their place in the into the top-six of Aviva Premiership Rugby. The Cherry & Whites were beaten by Wasps last...
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Susie Appleby reacts to Women’s Super Rugby competition announcement
Head Coach Susie Appleby admitted today that she was ‘over the moon’ at the news that Gloucester-Hartpury Women will participate in Women’s Super Rugby next season, but knows that the hard...
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Match Officials for Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 17
The experienced Wayne Barnes will take charge of the crunch Sunday afternoon clash between Worcester Warriors and Bristol Rugby at the bottom of the Aviva Premiership Rugby table. Bristol trail the Warriors...
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RFU announces ten clubs for new Women’s Super Rugby competition
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced the ten clubs that have been offered places, subject to contract, in the new women’s domestic competition from September 2017. Women’s Super Rugby is a major...
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Steve Diamond Looks Ahead To Friday Night against Northampton Saints
Steve Diamond has said that Friday’s Aviva Premiership game against Northampton Saints is a must-win game for his side. The Sharks head into the game following a defeat to reigning champions Saracens at...
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RFU Disciplinary: Phil Dowson
Phil Dowson of Worcester Warriors will appear before an RFU Disciplinary panel charged with striking with his elbow, contrary to law 10.4(a).
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Matt Cox signs new Worcester Warriors deal
Warriors’ all-action back row Matt Cox has signed a new contract to remain at Sixways. The Redditch-born Warriors Academy graduate has been in fine form this season across the European Challenge Cup...
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BT Sport and ITV Sport coverage of Aviva Premiership Rugby
Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 17 takes centre stage this weekend as the battle for top four spots heats up at Welford Road with Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs live on BT Sport 1 & BT Sport 4k UHD...
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Ben Tapuai not dwelling on past results in Bath Rugby top-four push
Ben Tapuai believes he has struck gold with Bath Rugby, but the centre is determined that his side must only focus on themselves if they are to challenge for Aviva Premiership Rugby silverware this season.
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Saints star Michael Paterson confident ahead of Sale return
Michael Paterson knows better than most how hard it is to face Sale Sharks away from home, but the Northampton Saints lock is confident his side can get a result at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night....
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Halai barrels through Bath's defense to try
Frank Halai gets through a difficult Bath defense to get his second try.
Halai tries past Homer to give Wasps an advantage
Frank Halai gets past Tom Homer to seal a try for Wasps.
Thompstone adds to Bristol's misery
Adam Thompstone gets into the scoresheet with an impressive try over Bristol.
Tuilagi seals an impressive try for Leicester
Manu Tuilagi takes advantage of some impressive ball movement by Leicester to get a try.
Bath's Tom Homer scraps to get a try
Tom Homer adds to Bath's score after catching a loose ball to get the try.
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