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Aviva Premiership Rugby European wrap: Saracens and Gloucester Rugby celebrate Cup finals
Saracens and Gloucester Rugby are both celebrating places in this season’s European Rugby finals after the Aviva Premiership Rugby sides delivered impressive performances on the road. Mark McCall hailed the...
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Match Reaction: La Rochelle 14 Gloucester Rugby 16
Gloucester Rugby director of rugby David Humphreys hailed his side’s ‘unbelievable effort’ as they produced a stirring defensive display to down La Rochelle in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals. The...
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Match Reaction: Munster 10 Saracens 26
Mark McCall hailed Saracens’ amazing defence after they withstood a first-half assault against Munster and emerged victorious to book a spot in the European Champions Cup final. The defending champions were...
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Saracens ready for titanic Munster challenge
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is expecting little sign of weakness from Munster when the two sides clash in the semi-finals of the European Rugby Champions Cup on Saturday. Aviva Premiership Rugby...
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Sell-out crowds confirmed for Champions Cup semi-finals
The semi-finals of the European Rugby Champions Cup will be played in front of sell-out crowds in Dublin and Lyon this weekend with over 90,000 fans set to attend the two high-profile matches. Munster Rugby...
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England name squad for World Rugby U20 Championship
England have named their 28-man squad for the World Rugby U20 Championship taking place in Georgia (31 May – 18 June). All but two players featured in England’s recent Six Nations Grand Slam, with Ali...
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Saracens include Lions picks for Munster showdown
Saracens have named all six of their recently-selected British & Irish Lions for their European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final clash with Munster at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday (kick-off 3....
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Dave Attwood returns for Bath Rugby’s European semi-final
Dave Attwood will make his comeback from injury as Bath Rugby face Stade Francais in the European Rugby Challenge Cup Semi-Final at Stade Jean-Bouin on Sunday, kick-off 13:30 (local time). Attwood, who has...
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Willi Heinz and Greig Laidlaw return for Gloucester Rugby’s European semi-final
Gloucester Rugby welcome back scrum-halves Willi Heinz and Greig Laidlaw to the matchday squad as they make five changes to their starting line-up for Saturday evening’s European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-...
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Archie White re-signs as Josh McNulty joins Harlequins
Harlequins is excited to announce today (Friday 21st April) that second year Academy Member Archie White has re-signed, while Gloucester Academy prop, Josh McNulty, will join the Club from the 2017/18...
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Saracens trio react to England call-ups – Nathan Earle, Nick Isiekwe & Alex Lozowski reaction
Three of Saracens brightest talents could make their international debut this summer, with Nathan Earle joining fellow teammates Alex Lozowski and Nick Isiekwe as part of the England’s 31-man squad to face...
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Jamie George: In-form Owen Farrell can fire Saracens to Aviva Premiership Rugby final once again
Jamie George has every confidence that Owen Farrell can inspire Saracens to go all the way to another Aviva Premiership Rugby Final this season. Following the conclusion of the RBS 6 Nations last month,...
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Eddie Jones announces England squad for Argentina tour
Eddie Jones has announced a 31-man squad for England’s two-Test tour to Argentina in June. Dylan Hartley will captain a squad that includes 15 uncapped players. In the pack, props Will Collier (Harlequins)...
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Social media reacts to Premiership Rugby’s 19 Lions
The rise of social media meant it was a Lions squad announcement unlike any other yesterday as players, clubs and fans shared their reactions almost instantly. In total, 19 Aviva Premiership Rugby players...
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Delight for young Cranbrook stars as Land Rover Cup win secures Twickenham trip
Just a stone’s throw from England Rugby HQ, Cranbrook U12s sealed an unforgettable trip to Twickenham next month by triumphing at this weekend’s Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup. The Land Rover Premiership...
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Broad Plain youngsters set for Twickenham prize after Land Rover Cup triumph
George Keen and his Broad Plain U11s were left overjoyed thanks to Bristol Rugby as they earned a spot for themselves as part of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham in May at this weekend’s Land...
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Four Sharks To Tour Argentina With England
Four Sale Sharks players have been named in the England Squad for the two test tour of Argentina in June. Twins Ben and Tom Curry, Sam James and Denny Solomona have been named by Eddie Jones in the 31 man...
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The men in the middle for European action this weekend
Experienced French referee Romain Poite will be in charge when Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Saracens take on Munster at the Aviva Stadium in the semi-finals of the Champions Cup on Saturday. Poite will...
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Greg Holmes targets home semi-final with Exeter Chiefs
Greg Holmes believes Exeter Chiefs will have to continue to ‘dig deep’ in their quest to secure a home semi-final in this season’s Aviva Premiership. With just two rounds of the scheduled season remaining,...
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Matt Banahan relishing prospect of third Challenge Cup final appearance
Bath Rugby winger Matt Banahan has set his sights on reaching a third European Challenge Cup final as he prepares for a semi-final clash against Stade Francais in Paris on Sunday. Banahan won the...
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Milasinovich hopes to build Warriors’ momentum
Worcester Warriors prop Gareth Milasinovich has urged his side to build momentum in their final two Aviva Premiership Rugby games this season after their stunning victory over Bath Rugby secured their top...
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Chairman Nigel Wray hails Saracens 2017 Lions
Chairman Nigel Wray has hailed the news that Saracens will be the most represented Club for the upcoming 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand describing the achievement as a ‘huge honour’ for...
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‘Dream comes true’ for Nowell after Lions selection
Exeter Chiefs and England star Jack Nowell says it’s a “dream come true” to have been named in the British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer. The 24-year-old...
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Elliot Daly reaction to British & Irish Lions selection and Dai Young quotes
After hearing his name read out as part of the British and Irish Lions’ squad to tour New Zealand this summer, Wasps’ centre Elliot Daly was taking a little time to absorb the news. “It’s hard to put into...
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Saracens Lions react to today’s squad announcement
Six Saracens players have been included in the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, the largest Club representation of the 2017 tour. Previous Lions tourists Owen Farrell and Mako Vunipola will be...
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Moriarty ‘honoured and shocked’ to receive Lions call up
Ross Moriarty. British and Irish Lion. How does that sound? “It sounds fantastic. Obviously it’s a shock to me, I only found out an hour ago, but I’m truly over the moon. It’s not...
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Six Saracens included in British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand – Mark McCall reaction
Six Saracens players have been included in the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, the largest Club representation of the 2017 tour. Previous Lions tourists Owen Farrell and Mako Vunipola will be...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby stars selected for 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour
No fewer than 19 Aviva Premiership Rugby stars will represent the league in New Zealand this summer, after they were selected by Warren Gatland today for the 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour. Gatland...
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Buckingham U12s secure Twickenham spot after Land Rover Cup win
Max Salisbury and his Buckingham U12s battled through at Worcester Warriors to secure a spot for themselves as part of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham in May after success at this weekend’s...
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TV listings for Aviva Premiership Rugby sides in European action
After their exertions in Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 20 last weekend, three sides from the league will concentrate on their European ambitions as the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup reach the semi-final...
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Croft: Tigers reaching Twickenham final would be huge
Leicester Tigers have grown accustomed to being involved in the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at the end of the season, but they have not featured in the Twickenham finale since 2013 when they ran out 37-17...
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Thompstone: Tigers’ defence crucial to semi-final charge
Leicester Tigers winger Adam Thompstone believes his side’s defensive improvements are a vital part of their quest to secure an Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-final berth for the 13th season in a row....
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Gloucester Rugby’s McAllister fancies French assignment
On December 8, Gloucester Rugby defeated La Rochelle 35-14 at Kingsholm and the French outfit responded by winning their next 14 matches. Were it not for a 29-25 loss at Lyon last weekend, the Top 14’s...
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Nick Evans to retire at the end of the season
Nick Evans has today (Tuesday 18th April) announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of the season following a stellar career within the sport, and at the Club. On confirming the news, the former...
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Ben Curry, Tom Marshall, Chris Robshaw, Jack Yeandle and Jason Woodward top the OPTA Rugby Rankings
England Under-20s star Ben Curry gave another indication of his burgeoning talent in Sale Sharks’ clash at Gloucester Rugby in Round 20 of Aviva Premiership Rugby, even though he couldn’t...
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Sale Sharks statement
Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond has, this evening, said that press speculation about the signings of James O’Connor and Faf de Klerk is incorrect. Diamond said: “I have not spoken to...
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Ed Slater: Semi-final place would mean everything to Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers are used to reaching the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finals but Ed Slater says a top-four finish this year would taste even sweeter after a difficult campaign. Saturday’s 30-3 victory...
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Elliot Daly enjoying return to centres with Wasps
Wasps centre Elliot Daly is thoroughly enjoying being back in his favoured position for his club after featuring on the wing for England during their victorious RBS 6 Nations campaign. Daly scored his side’...
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The story of Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 20
England head coach Eddie Jones relied heavily on his ‘finishers’ during the RBS 6 Nations, and Saracens hooker Jamie George believes his side have a similar strength in depth after their replacements...
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Match Reaction: Bristol Rugby 21 Wasps 36
Dai Young was left with an abundance of positives as his Wasps side moved to within a bonus-point victory of guaranteeing top spot in the Aviva Premiership Rugby table. A 36-21 win over Bristol Rugby has...
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Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 25 Saracens 27
Mark McCall admitted Northampton Saints had angered the beast and spurred Saracens into mounting a thrilling Aviva Premiership Rugby comeback on Sunday. The defending champions trailed for most of the...
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England Under-18 score seven tries in win over Scotland
England finished the U18 International Series unbeaten after they secured a seven-try 45-24 victory over Scotland at the Centre for Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach on Sunday. England fought back from 14-...
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Match Reaction: Worcester Warriors 25 Bath Rugby 19
Todd Blackadder insists his Bath Rugby team will keep on fighting for their Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-final place – despite a major setback at Worcester Warriors. After eight straight wins in this...
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Match Reaction: Leicester Tigers 30 Newcastle Falcons 3
Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor hailed scrum-half Ben Youngs as one of the leading performers on the world stage, and has backed him to receive a call-up for the British & Irish Lions Tour....
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Match Reaction: Gloucester Rugby 39 Sale Sharks 30
Gloucester Rugby interim head coach Jonny Bell believes his side can continue to fight on both fronts as they kept their hopes of a top-six Aviva Premiership Rugby finish alive with victory over Sale Sharks...
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England U18 name team to face Scotland in International Series
England have made eight changes to the starting line-up for their last match of the U18 International Series against Scotland U18 on Sunday at the Centre for Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach (2:30pm KO)....
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Youngsters ready for Bristol Rugby’s Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup
South West rugby club youngsters will take part in a nationwide festival this weekend at Bristol Grammar School Sports Ground as Bristol look to uncover the next generation of Aviva Premiership Rugby stars...
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Match Reaction: Harlequins 26 Exeter Chiefs 39
Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter believes his side are continuing to be a joy to coach after becoming the second side in Aviva Premiership Rugby history to register a perfect 30 points from six games....
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Young rugby players all set for Worcester Warriors’ Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup
Midlands rugby club youngsters will take part in a nationwide festival this weekend at Sixways Stadium as Worcester Warriors look to uncover the next generation of Aviva Premiership Rugby stars. The Land...
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Jackson Wray adamant in-form Saracens can still improve
Despite his side’s fine form, back-rower Jackson Wray considers it a blessing in disguise that he can still sense room for improvement at Saracens. The 26-year-old and his teammates have already secured a...
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Dave Ward re-signs for Harlequins
Harlequins is delighted to announce today (Friday 14th April) that Dave Ward has committed his long-term future to the Club. On confirming the news, the 31 year-old said: “When John [Kingston] first...
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Saints team named for Saracens challenge
The Northampton Saints team has been named for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership tie with Saracens at Stadium MK. A pair of changes in the backs see Ken Pisi and Luther Burrell start, while their places on the...
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Leicester Tigers team news for Easter weekend
Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor has brought Mike Williams, George McGuigan and Jack Roberts into the starting line-up for Saturday’s home game against Newcastle Falcons. O’Connor...
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Bath Rugby unchanged for trip to Worcester Warriors
Bath Rugby has named an unchanged starting line-up for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership fixture against Worcester Warriors at Sixways on Saturday, kick-off 15:00. Anthony Watson, who scored twice in the...
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Kruis back for Saracens clash away to Northampton Saints
Saracens have named their team to face Northampton Saints at stadium:mk in round 20 of the Aviva Premiership, Sunday (kick-off 15h00). Saracens welcome back lock forward George Kruis to the starting XV,...
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Wasps team to play Bristol Rugby on Easter Sunday
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to travel to Ashton Gate on Easter Sunday to face Bristol Rugby (KO 3pm). Wasps’ backline is unchanged from the formation that started against Northampton...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Leicester Tigers
Head coach John Wells says Newcastle Falcons have to be mentally switched-on as they visit his former club Leicester Tigers in Saturday’s televised Aviva Premiership clash. The 3pm kick-off sees the Falcons...
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Alo set for first Premiership start against Bath
Tighthead prop Biyi Alo will make his first Aviva Premiership start this Saturday as Warriors take on Bath Rugby at Sixways in Round 20 of the Aviva Premiership. Alo is the only change to the starting line-...
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TEAM NEWS: Bristol Rugby vs Wasps Rugby
Bristol Rugby play host to top-of-the-table Wasps at Ashton Gate on Easter Sunday (3pm KO). Mark Tainton’s men make one change from the side that secured two losing bonus points versus Exeter Chiefs last...
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Thrush takes over Gloucester Rugby captaincy against Sale Sharks
Jeremy Thrush will skipper Gloucester for the first time and Freddie Clarke will make his Aviva Premiership bow as the Cherry and Whites welcome Sale Sharks to Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 3pm)....
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Sale Sharks Name Side To Take On Gloucester
Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Gloucester Rugby at Kingsholm tomorrow afternoon in the Aviva Premiership (kick off 3pm). Steve Diamond’s men travel down to the West Country on a high...
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Referee appointments for EPCR semi-finals
The referee appointments for the much-anticipated Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals were announced today (Friday, 14 April 2017) following a meeting of EPCR’s selection committee which is...
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Tait: Top-four destiny still in Tigers’ hands
Leicester Tigers centre Mat Tait knows all about the threats Newcastle Falcons will pose when they visit Welford Road in Round 20 of Aviva Premiership Rugby this weekend, having made more than 50 starts for...
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Dylan Hartley urges Northampton Saints to take their chances
Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley is targeting a place in the Aviva Premiership Rugby top six this season and is positive his side have the quality to achieve their goal. Saints suffered a last-gasp...
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Youngsters all set for Harlequins’ Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup
South West London rugby club youngsters will take part in a nationwide festival this weekend at Kneller Hall in Twickenham as Harlequins look to uncover the next generation of Aviva Premiership Rugby stars...
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Elliott Stooke looking for Bath Rugby to back up Twickenham heroics
Elliott Stooke insists Bath Rugby will need to put their victory over Leicester Tigers in ‘The Clash’ to the back of their minds for their visit to Worcester Warriors on Saturday. Bath are level on points...
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Saracens’ Taylor has an appetite for Northampton Saints clash
Duncan Taylor is aiming to dine out heartily on a personal homecoming when Saracens take on Northampton Saints on Sunday. This weekend’s meeting in Round 20 of the current Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign...
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Newcastle Falcons renew terms with Michael Young and Calum Green
Newcastle Falcons pair Calum Green and Michael Young have pledged their futures to Newcastle Falcons by agreeing newly-extended contracts. Lock-forward Green, 26, has started all but one of the Falcons’ 19...
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Will Spencer: Strength in depth gives Worcester Warriors confidence
Worcester Warriors don’t want to rely on their replacements bench to get them out of trouble but lock Will Spencer insists the starting XV take comfort from knowing how much strength in depth they have on...
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Marchant draws on team mates’ experience for Harlequins run-in
Harlequins centre Joe Marchant believes his side can bounce back after their Aviva Premiership Rugby defeat to champions Saracens at Wembley Stadium when they host Exeter Chiefs on Friday evening. Marchant...
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Ryan Mills signs new Worcester Warriors deal
Ryan Mills has committed his future to Warriors by signing a new deal to remain at Sixways. The 24-year-old is yet another first-team star to put pen to paper with the Club this season, with the likes of...
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Sale game a great chance to bounce back, says Gloucester’s Burns
Billy Burns wants Gloucester Rugby to right a few wrongs when they entertain Sale Sharks at Kingsholm in their Aviva Premiership Rugby clash on Saturday. The Cherry & Whites suffered a last-gasp 16-14...
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Exeter Chiefs name side to face Harlequins
Exeter Chiefs may have secured their place in the end of season play-offs, but head coach Rob Baxter insists there will be no let-up from his side over these final few weeks of the scheduled season. With...
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Harlequins team to play Exeter Chiefs
Harlequins has announced the team to play Exeter Chiefs in Round 20 of the Aviva Premiership on Friday at The Stoop, kick-off 19:45 (live on BT Sport). The match is sold out. The back line remains the same...
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Ryan Edwards delighted to have signed new Bristol Rugby deal
Academy product Ryan Edwards admits extending his stay at Bristol Rugby was an easy decision after putting pen to paper on a new contract at Ashton Gate. Edwards is experiencing playing in Aviva Premiership...
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Wade urges Wasps to tighten up defence ahead of Bristol Rugby clash
Wasps flyer Christian Wade scored his 15th try of the season in Wasps’ nail biting 32-30 victory over Northampton Saints on Sunday but conceded that the Aviva Premiership Rugby league-leaders are lapsing...
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Matt Hopper to leave Harlequins for Oyonnax
Harlequins can confirm today (Thursday 13th April) that centre Matt Hopper will leave the Club at the end of the current season to join France’s Pro D2 side, Oyonnax. On confirming the news, Hopper said: “...
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England U18 secure impressive victory over Ireland
England sealed successive victories in the U18 International Series after an impressive 39-20 victory over Ireland at Parc y Scarlets. There were tries for Charlie Wright, Tom Hardwick and Marcus Smith as...
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Wasps’ Haskell eager to reach Twickenham finale
Wasps flanker James Haskell is keen to get stuck back into Aviva Premiership Rugby action after enjoying a week off while his side earned a dramatic 32-30 bonus-point win over Northampton Saints. Prop Matt...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby live on BT Sport, and on ITV Sport this weekend
After a thrilling weekend of late tries, high scores and massive crowds, Aviva Premiership Rugby is now on the countdown towards the end of the season as the stakes rise at both ends of the table. And this...
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Match Officials for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby
Aviva Premiership Rugby veteran referee Wayne Barnes will take charge of Round 20’s encounter between Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stoop, his 181st League match. Chiefs are chasing a top-two...
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Sam James: Sale Sharks young guns learning all the time
Sale Sharks’ Sam James is confident that his younger teammates will be reap the rewards of valuable game time this season, despite an Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign that has been tough at times for the...
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Charities chosen for Northampton Saints’ Stadium MK match shirts
The 15 good causes benefitting from the Saints’ Charities Day at Stadium MK have been allocated to the first team shirts for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens. Each of the charities was drawn...
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Exeter Chiefs are digging deep, insists Thomas Waldrom
Thomas Waldrom’s late try not only ensured maximum reward for the Exeter Chiefs against local rivals Bristol at the weekend, but it took him past a half century of touchdowns in the Aviva Premiership. The...
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Catch Premiership Rugby on NBCSN, Gold App
Premiership Rugby is back with some key matchups, with coverage beginning on April 14 on the NBC Sports Gold App.
Jack Clifford injury update
Harlequins can confirm that Jack Clifford will undergo surgery on his shoulder to repair a reoccurring injury sustained earlier this season. The England international, who will miss the summer tour to...
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University challenge as Dominic Waldouck signs new deal with Newcastle Falcons
Dominic Waldouck has signed a new contract with Newcastle Falcons which will also allow the experienced centre to study at Oxford University. The Premiership and Heineken Cup winner, 29, has made 23...
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Jono Ross makes the move to Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks are delighted to announce the signing of Jono Ross on a three-year deal. Ross, 26, is English qualified who at 6’3” and 112 KG can play blindside flanker of No 8. He is currently playing for...
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England U18 name team to face Ireland
England have made nine changes to the starting line-up for their second match of the U18 International Series against Ireland U18 at Parc y Scarlets tomorrow (5:15pm KO). John Fletcher’s side crossed the...
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Twickenham becoming a home from home for Anthony Watson
Anthony Watson is making something of a habit of performing at Twickenham and the Bath Rugby flyer relished the opportunity to shine in front of a record crowd in ‘The Clash’. Watson’s two tries turned the...
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Sale Sharks delighted with Andrei Ostrikov’s new two-year deal
Sale Sharks have today confirmed a new two-year deal for Russian international Andrei Ostrikov. After having played for Agen and Aurillac, current Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond gave Ostrikov...
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Kelly Brown to retire from playing at the end of the season
Kelly Brown will retire from professional rugby at the end of the season to take up a role as academy coach at Saracens. The 34-year old back-rower will hang-up his boots at the end of the season to take up...
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Gloucester United finish strongly to secure Aviva A League home semi-final
Late tries by Ollie Thorley and Carwyn Penny allowed Gloucester United to defeat Exeter Braves 33-20 at Kingsholm on Monday night and book a home semi-final in the Aviva A League by finishing top of the...
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Thomas Waldrom, Sam Jeffries, Mike Haley, Vereniki Goneva and Louis Picamoles top the OPTA Rugby Rankings
Thomas Waldrom proved to be Exeter Chiefs’ match-winner in scoring two tries in their dramatic 38-34 victory over Bristol Rugby in Round 19 of Aviva Premiership Rugby – setting a new record along the...
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Thomas Waldrom joins elite Premiership Rugby club
Thomas Waldrom’s two tries against Bristol Rugby has propelled him to over 50 scores in the Aviva Premiership Rugby, only the 18th player to do so in the league’s history. The Exeter Chiefs No.8 dotted down...
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Marcos Ayerza announces rugby retirement
Leicester Tigers and Argentina prop Marcos Ayerza has announced his retirement from professional rugby after 11 seasons at Welford Road. Ayerza joined Tigers in the summer of 2006 from the Cardinal Newman...
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Ryan Edwards latest player to commit future to Bristol Rugby
Ryan Edwards is the latest player to commit his future to Bristol Rugby ahead of the 2017/18 campaign. The Academy graduate – one of the Club’s standout performers in the Aviva Premiership – has made twelve...
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Romanian prop signs for Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks are delighted to announce the signing of Romanian prop forward Alexandru Tarus on a two-year contract Alexandru currently plays for Beziers in Pro2 and has represented Romania 16 times. He...
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Tom Howe wins Anglo-Welsh Cup Breakthrough Player Award and local club, Beaconsfield RFC, benefits
Last year’s Rugby World Cup meant that the Anglo-Welsh Cup took a one-year sabbatical, but on its return Wasps winger Tom Howe took full advantage of the opportunity for playing time. The 21-year-old was...
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Attendance record tumble in Aviva Premiership Rugby: Round 19 Wrap
In a landmark weekend for Aviva Premiership Rugby, Bath Rugby came out on top in The Clash at Twickenham by defeating Leicester Tigers 27-21 thanks to two tries by Anthony Watson that revived their hopes of...
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Seven Academy Players Sign Professional Terms at Bristol Rugby
Bristol Rugby is pleased to announce that seven members of the Academy U18 squad have signed professional terms ahead of the 2017/18 season. Tom Rowland (BGS), James Dun (Millfield), Iwan Hughes, Dan...
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Four more arrive at Bristol Rugby ahead of 2017/18 campaign
Bristol Rugby’s recruitment for the new season continues with the arrival of four English qualified players. Jason Harris-Wright will return to Bristol Rugby in the summer after agreeing terms, while back...
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Match Reaction: Wasps 32 Northampton Saints 30
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young is confident that winger Christian Wade is more than capable of earning selection for a second Lions tour after his impressive showing against Northampton Saints. Wade...
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Christian Wade powers Wasps past Saints
Christian Wade scored two tries as the Wasps find a way to defeat the Northampton Saints 32-30 at Franklin's Gardens.
Match Reaction: Saracens 40 Harlequins 19
Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Saracens sent out an ominous message to their rivals on Derby Day, and director of rugby Mark McCall insists the club are right where they need to be after a powerful bonus...
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Match Reaction: Bath Rugby 27 Leicester Tigers 21
Bath Rugby never lost their belief according to director of rugby Todd Blackadder as they fought back to see off Leicester Tigers in The Clash. Two late tries from Anthony Watson in the space of three...
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Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 38 Bristol Rugby 34
Mark Tainton hailed the guts and resolve of his Bristol Rugby side after they came within touching distance of a memorable Aviva Premiership Rugby victory at high-flying Exeter Chiefs. Tries from Jason...
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Match Reaction: Newcastle Falcons 16 Gloucester Rugby 14
Match-winner Joel Hodgson admitted he had redemption on the mind after showing nerves of steel to kick Newcastle Falcons to a dramatic 16-14 victory over Gloucester Rugby at Kingston Park. The hosts trailed...
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Match Reaction: Sale Sharks 36 Worcester Warriors 26
Worcester Warriors boss Gary Gold was left bitterly disappointed after seeing his side throw away an early lead at Sale Sharks, despite a last-gasp score from Biyi Alo handing the Warriors a try-bonus point...
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Sale 36, Worcester 26 highlights
Sale grabbed a crucial victory over Worcester to inch further from relegation.
Guy Thompson looking for Wasps reaction this weekend
Wasps back-row Guy Thompson is calling on his teammates to show their mettle in this week’s Aviva Premiership Rugby encounter with Northampton Saints. Dai Young’s men exited the European Champions Cup last...
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Nowell relishing Aviva Premiership Rugby return with Exeter Chiefs
Winger Jack Nowell admits a win against Bristol Rugby this weekend would mean Exeter Chiefs can cross their first task of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season off the to-do list. Should Rob Baxter’s secure a...
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Teimana Harrison relishes competition at Northampton Saints
Teimana Harrison insists the strength in depth in Northampton Saints’ back row has pushed everybody to be better this season – including standard-bearer Louis Picamoles. Picamoles, a veteran France...
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Saracens Academy Manager Don Barrell to join the RFU
Saracens Academy Manager Don Barrell will leave the Club at the end of the season to take up a role with the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Barrell, who has had an 18-year association with Saracens as a player...
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Ewels to make 50th appearance for Bath Rugby at The Clash
Charlie Ewels will make his 50th appearance for Bath Rugby, as the Club host Leicester Tigers in The Clash at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 14:00. Ewels will be joined in the second row by...
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Saracens name side for Derby Day
Saracens have named their side to face Harlequins in round 19 of the Aviva Premiership on Saturday (kick-off 16h30), as Derby Day returns to Wembley Stadium. Mark McCall make four changes to the starting XV...
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Team News for Bristol Rugby vs Exeter Chiefs
Ryan Edwards returns from a hernia injury to start in the backline when Bristol Rugby travel to Exeter Chiefs on Saturday (3pm KO). The winger – who has been absent since December – is one of three changes...
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Leicester Tigers team news for Twickenham trip
Ben Youngs is in line to make his 200th first-team appearance for Leicester Tigers in Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Round 19 encounter with Bath Rugby at Twickenham Stadium. Scrum-half Youngs made his...
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Northampton Saints team named for Wasps trip
The Northampton Saints team has been named for the short journey to the Ricoh Arena on Sunday afternoon. Two changes to the side that played Leicester both come in the pack, with David Ribbans making his...
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Harlequins team to play Saracens at Wembley
Harlequins has announced the team to play Saracens at Wembley Stadium in Round 19 of the Aviva Premiership on Saturday, kick-off 16:30 (live on BT Sport). There is just one change to the side that beat...
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Exeter Chiefs side to face Bristol Rugby
Rob Baxter has challenged his Exeter Chiefs players to continue driving up their standards as the club look to cement their place in this season’s Aviva Premiership play-offs. With just four rounds of the...
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Wasps name team for Northampton Saints at the Ricoh Arena
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his Wasps side to play Northampton Saints at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday, kick off 3pm. A re-shuffled backline sees Jimmy Gopperth and Joe Simpson form the half back...
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Saracens’ Performance Director Phil Morrow to link-up with the British & Irish Lions
Performance Director Phil Morrow will link-up with the British & Irish Lions for their tour to New Zealand. Morrow, who joined Saracens at the conclusion of the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand having been...
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Henry Slade gunning for second Aviva Premiership Rugby final
Henry Slade insists Exeter Chiefs are exactly where they want to be at this stage of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season, as they look to book their spot in back-to-back finals in the competition. Rob Baxter...
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Big Game 9 shortlisted for two leading Sports Awards
Harlequins is proud to announce today (Thursday 6th April) that Big Game 9, in association with IG, has been shortlisted for the Sports Business Awards’ ‘Best Sports Event of the Year’ and The Stadium...
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Wasps to sign Armed Forces Covenant this Sunday
Wasps are set to sign a Covenant with the British Armed Forces this weekend. The club will officially pledge its support to the British Armed Forces at half-time in the game against Northampton Saints this...
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Christian Wade named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month
A player who has explosive power, blistering speed and is a joy to watch has been named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for March 2017. Christian Wade has been in stellar form for Wasps as they...
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Ben Te’o returns for Worcester Warriors for Sale Sharks encounter
England international Ben Te’o returns to the Warriors starting line-up for Friday night’s Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm). The powerful centre has been...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Gloucester Rugby
Alex Tait will make his 200th appearance for Newcastle Falcons when he starts in Friday’s Aviva Premiership visit of Gloucester to Kingston Park Stadium (kick-off 8pm). The 29-year-old full-back this week...
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Gloucester make four changes for Friday night lights at Newcastle Falcons
Gloucester Rugby have made four changes to their starting line-up for Friday evening’s important Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. The Cherry and Whites travel north looking to make it...
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Same again For Sale Sharks to face Worcester Warriors
Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Worcester Warriors on Friday night at the AJ Bell Stadium (kick off 7.45pm), live on BT Sport. Steve Diamond has opted to stick with the same match day 23, which...
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Vickers: Falcons primed for Gloucester battle
Newcastle Falcons hooker Rob Vickers believes the Falcons forwards can provide the platform that their dangerous backs need to thrive when they welcome Gloucester Rugby to Kingston Park on Friday night....
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Harlequins’ Collier looks forward to the wonder of Wembley
Harlequins’ Will Collier expects to get a major kick out of returning to Wembley Stadium for Derby Day. Harlequins renew hostilities with their London rivals Saracens on Saturday in a showpiece showdown at...
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New deal for Alex Tait as Newcastle Falcons stalwart nears the 200 mark
In the week in which he hopes to play his 200th game for the club, Alex Tait has pledged his future to Newcastle Falcons by signing a new long-term contract. The versatile back, who turned 29 last month,...
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Tom Marshall: Gloucester confident of strong finish to the season
Gloucester Rugby full-back Tom Marshall has his sights firmly set on a top-six finish – and the Cherry and Whites will be full of confidence ahead of the run-in following their European Challenge Cup...
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Mike Phillips prepared for threat of Worcester Warriors and Francois Hougaard
Sale Sharks scrum-half Mike Phillips knows all about the threat posed by Francois Hougaard and has warned his teammates that they will have to watch out for the Worcester Warriors livewire at the AJ Bell on...
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Aviva Rugby returns to NBCSN Friday, April 7
The Aviva Premiership returns on Friday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Leicester Tigers’ Brendon O’Connor itching to experience Twickenham atmosphere
The Clash between Bath Rugby and Leicester Tigers at Twickenham will be the first of its kind in Aviva Premiership Rugby – but it will also be a first visit to Rugby HQ of any sort for flanker Brendon O...
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Referee appointments: JP Doyle set to take charge of The Clash
Experienced referee JP Doyle will take charge of The Clash on Saturday as Bath Rugby and Leicester Tigers meet in a highly-anticipated encounter at Twickenham. Doyle, a veteran of 128 Aviva Premiership...
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Bath Rugby’s Henry Thomas in confident mood ahead of The Clash
Bath Rugby’s Henry Thomas believes his side’s victory in the European Challenge Cup quarter-final over Brive will stand them in good stead as they gear up for The Clash against Leicester Tigers at...
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Owen Farrell, Chris Ashton, Thomas Young and Joe Launchbury feature in latest OPTA Rugby Rankings
Ahead of their trip to Wembley Stadium this weekend, Saracens winger Chris Ashton reached a major milestone in the Aviva Premiership Rugby champions’ 38-13 victory over Glasgow Warriors last weekend. In...
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Win a VIP box at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2017
Aviva, the proud title sponsor of Premiership Rugby, is offering fans the chance to win a VIP box at this year’s Final at Twickenham on Saturday 27 May. The incredible prize, which includes an executive box...
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Hammond sets sights on impressive run-in for Worcester Warriors
Worcester Warriors winger Dean Hammond would love to see his side set themselves up for a positive end to the season with victory at Sale Sharks on Friday night. The second-bottom Warriors could leapfrog...
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Sam Stuart becomes Newcastle Falcons’ eighth summer signing
Scrum-half Sam Stuart has become Newcastle Falcons’ eighth new signing for next season. The 25-year-old is known to Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards from his time in Harlequins’ academy, the...
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Bristol Rugby youngster Billy Searle revels in playing scholar
Billy Searle is aiming to put everything that he has picked up from his more seasoned fly-half colleagues into constructing a positive end to the Aviva Premiership Rugby season with Bristol Rugby. The 21-...
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Worcester-bound Howe puts Cavaliers to the sword in Aviva A League
Tom Howe handed his future employers a handy reminder of his talents with two tries in Wasps’ comfortable 45-0 Aviva A League victory over Worcester Cavaliers on Monday night. The 21-year-old wing, who will...
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Wallaby lock Will Skelton to re-join Saracens
Saracens are delighted to announce that Australian international forward Will Skelton will re-join the Club on a permanent deal. Skelton made eight appearances for the Men in Black in an impressive two-...
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Chris Wyles: Saracens targeting home semi-final ahead of Derby Day
After convincing victories over Bath Rugby in Round 18 of Aviva Premiership Rugby and Glasgow Warriors in the European Champions Cup quarter-final, Saracens winger Chris Wyles believes his side are primed...
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Charities Day at Stadium MK
It will be Charities Day at stadiummk with a number of great causes benefitting from the Saints’ big Aviva Premiership match against Saracens. The charities will have their logos on the starting team...
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Champions Cup semi-finals dates and kick-off times confirmed
The following are the dates, venues, kick-off times and TV coverage details for the tournament semi-finals. Here are your #ChampionsCup semi-finals 🗓 Kick-offs are local times ⏰ pic.twitter.com/soca6KdJO6...
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Match Reaction: Saracens 38 Glasgow Warriors 13
Saracens skipper Brad Barritt tipped his cap to the character of his side after they were denied by the TMO several times in their 38-13 Champions Cup mauling of Glasgow Warriors. The Aviva Premiership...
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Newcastle secures 2019 European Rugby Finals
Newcastle will stage European rugby’s showpiece weekend in May 2019 when the European Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and European Rugby Continental Shield (Challenge Cup Qualifying Competition) finals are...
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Youngsters buzzing for Twickenham trip following Wasps’ Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup
Eddie Brennan and his Huntingdon Stags U12s were left buzzing thanks to Wasps as they secured a spot for themselves as part of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham in May after success at this...
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Joe Batley and Joe Latta to join Bristol Rugby for 2017-18 season
Gloucester second row duo Joe Latta and Joe Batley are set to arrive ahead of the 2017/18 campaign. 24 year-old Latta – who is English qualified – is a former New Zealand U20s international, while 20...
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Johan Ackermann named as Gloucester Rugby Head Coach
Gloucester Rugby are delighted to confirm the appointment of Johan Ackermann as the club’s new Head Coach ahead of the 2017-18 season. The 47-year-old former Springbok is currently the Head Coach of...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby European round-up: Saracens book fifth-straight semi-final
Saracens head coach Mark McCall is relishing the thought of a Champions Cup semi-final against Munster, after his charges swept aside Glasgow Warriors to win 38-13 on Sunday. Three times the Aviva...
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International age group centres sign on with Northampton Saints Senior Academy
Northampton Saints will have two promising young centres as part of the club’s Senior Academy next season. Fraser Strachan (Olney RFC and Bedford School) and Fraser Dingwall (Cambridge RFC and Bedford...
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Match Report: Saracens 38 Glasgow Warriors 13
Saracens kept the Aviva Premiership Rugby flag flying in the European Champions Cup with an imperious 38-13 victory over Glasgow Warriors. The hosts shot out of the blocks at Allianz Park, and after three...
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Match Reaction: Gloucester Rugby 46 Cardiff Blues 26
Director of rugby David Humphreys insisted it was all about the result for Gloucester Rugby as they battled to the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-finals with victory over the Cardiff Blues. Ross Moriarty...
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Match Reaction: Leinster 32 Wasps 17
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young admitted his side had looked like ‘rabbits in the headlights’ after their slow start cost them dear against Leinster in the European Champions Cup quarter-...
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Match Reaction: Bath Rugby 34 Brive 20
Todd Blackadder was delighted with the way Bath Rugby bounced back from their Aviva Premiership Rugby defeat to Saracens last weekend, to book their spot in the Challenge Cup semi-final with a 34-20 victory...
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Match Report: Gloucester Rugby 46 Cardiff Blues 26
Gloucester Rugby are through to the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-finals after a superb second-half display saw them get the better of Cardiff Blues at Kingsholm. Three tries in just over ten minutes in...
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Match Report: Leinster 32 Wasps 17
Leinster held off a second-half Wasps fightback to secure their passage through to the European Rugby Champions Cup semi-finals with an impressive victory in the Aviva Stadium. The Irish province – three...
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Match Report: Bath Rugby 34 Brive 20
Taulupe Faletau and Semesa Rokoduguni scored two tries each as Bath Rugby booked their place in the European Challenge Cup semi-finals with a thrilling win against Brive. The Welsh forward scored the first...
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John Afoa expects close battle as Gloucester Rugby prepare for Cardiff Blues test
Gloucester Rugby prop John Afoa can see the similarities between the Cherry & Whites’ season so far and that of Challenge Cup opponents Cardiff Blues. But the 33-year-old Kiwi insists there will be no...
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Tapuai relishing date with history for Bath Rugby
Ben Tapuai has only been at Bath Rugby since November but he’s already well-aware of the history of the club and the importance of this weekend’s European clash with Brive. Bath take on the French outfit in...
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Bath Rugby announces improved financial performance for the 2015/16 financial year
Bath Rugby has reported increased turnover and a 33 per cent reduction in net loss for the 2015/16 financial year, as the Club moves closer to its goal of becoming self-sustainable. The results for the year...
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Joe Launchbury excited for return to Aviva Stadium with Wasps
Joe Launchbury is returning to the scene of his latest disappointment on Saturday, but the Wasps second row insists any frustration from his last trip to the Aviva Stadium won’t rear its ugly head as he...
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Squad named for England U19 fixture against France
An England Under 19 squad has been named for a friendly fixture against France U19 on Saturday, taking place at Stade Jules Ladoumègue, Massy (6:30pm KO). The squad is a combination of players currently in...
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Charles to make debut in European Quarter-Final against Brive
Nathan Charles will make his Bath Rugby debut against Brive in the European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter-Final on Saturday at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 12:45. The Australian international hooker, who...
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Northampton Saints announce more new contract deals
Northampton Saints has today announced more contract deals with 11 players agreeing to stay at Franklin’s Gardens. James Craig has put pen to paper for a new first team contract. The second row forward has...
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Saracens name team to face Glasgow Warriors
Saracens have named their side to face Glasgow Warriors in Sunday’s European Rugby Champions Cup clash at Allianz Park, kick-off 13h00. Saracens have named an unchanged starting XV from the side that beat...
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Gloucester Rugby change three for European quarter-final against Cardiff
Gloucester Rugby make three changes to the starting line-up, two injury-enforced and one tactical, for Saturday’s European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final at home to Cardiff Blues (kick off 8:05pm)....
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Wasps name team for European Quarter Final against Leinster
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his Wasps side to take on Leinster Rugby in the European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Final this Saturday, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin (3.15pm kick off). Wasps welcome...
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Exeter Chiefs will get stronger, insists Olly Woodburn
It’s perhaps a sign of expectation levels at Sandy Park that even five-point victories are now being heavily scrutinised by Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter and his players. Baxter admitted post-...
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NBC Sports Gold Offers Every Aviva Premiership Rugby Match from Round 19 through the final
NBC Sports Gold will give fans access to every Aviva Premiership Rugby match from Round 19 through the final with its new “Rugby Pass.”
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Bath Rugby legend Andy Nicol recalls Champions Cup triumph
Bath Rugby lock horns with French side Brive once more this weekend in the Challenge Cup – a clash steeped in history for the West Country outfit. The Stade Lescure in Bordeaux was the venue for arguably...
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Academy star Jack Singleton pens first-team deal at Worcester Warriors
Warriors Academy hooker Jack Singleton has signed a new deal which will see him promoted to the first-team this summer following an impressive campaign in the blue and gold. The talented 20-year-old is yet...
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Matt Garvey extends stay with Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby is delighted to announce that Matt Garvey has signed a new contract with the Club. The 29-year-old joined the Club from London Irish in the 2013/14 season and has gone on to establish himself as...
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George Nott confident ahead of Sale Sharks’ run-in
Sale Sharks may have let a 14-point lead slip against Exeter Chiefs last weekend, but forward George Nott believes that the team can take plenty of positives into their final four Aviva Premiership Rugby...
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Owen Farrell wary of Glasgow Warriors threat
Revenge for the RBS 6 Nations may be on the minds of Glasgow Warriors’ players when they visit Saracens in the Champions Cup quarter-finals on Sunday, but playmaker Owen Farrell does not believe it will...
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Biyi Alo: Worcester Warriors cannot afford to take foot off the gas
Worcester Warriors prop Biyi Alo believes his side must continue to look up the table ahead of their Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 19 clash with Sale Sharks next weekend. Warriors earned two losing bonus...
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Jacob Rowan, Billy Vunipola, Christian Wade and Jeremy Thrush star in OPTA Rugby Rankings
Saracens No.8 Billy Vunipola was back to his rampaging best in his club’s crucial Aviva Premiership Rugby victory over Bath Rugby at Allianz Park, getting through a mountain of work in a 53-10 win to top...
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Referee appointments for EPCR quarter-finals
It is not only Aviva Premiership Rugby’s playing stars that will be under the spotlight this weekend in the European Champions and Challenge Cups, as the league’s top referees also take to the turf. JP...
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Six exciting prospects join Harlequins Academy for 2017/18 season
Harlequins is today (Wednesday 29th March) proud to announce that six members of the Club’s victorious U18s side will join the Academy full time for the 2017/18 season. Premiership U18s Champions and...
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Denny Solomona; “I’ve been here three years and it’s the choice I want to make”
Sale Sharks flying winger Denny Solomona is now eligible to play for England after receiving notification from the RFU. Speaking on his decision to choose England over his other options, Denny said, “I...
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Saints community coaching helps Royal Latin reach Twickenham
This afternoon the first team from Buckingham’s Royal Latin School will be running out at Twickenham, thanks to the coaching from the Saints’ community department. Euan Walker has been working in the school...
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Italy prop Michele Rizzo agrees new deal with Leicester Tigers
Italy international prop Michele Rizzo has agreed a new contract with Leicester Tigers. Rizzo has returned from injury to take his place in the Tigers front row in the second half of the 2016/17 season and...
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Former Scotland skipper Andy Nicol looks ahead to exciting Champions Cup clashes
As an ex-Glasgow Warrior Andy Nicol is delighted to see the Scotstoun outfit side reach the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup, but the former Scotland skipper knows tests don’t come much harder than...
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RFU Disciplinary Hearing: Bryce Heem
The charge against Bryce Heem of Worcester Warriors for tackling the jumper in the air, contrary to law 10.4(i), was heard in Bristol yesterday.
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Saracens to thank Emergency Services at Derby Day
Saracens are offering complimentary tickets to any member of the London Emergency Services for the upcoming Derby Day clash against Harlequins, as a show of support for the inspiring work officers continue...
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Champions Cup semi-final venues announced
BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton, as well as three French stadiums – the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, Lyon’s Matmut Stadium de Gerland and Stade...
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Fly-half Josh Lewis signs for Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby is delighted to welcome fly-half Josh Lewis, who will join the Club from Ebbw Vale for the 2017/18 season. The 25-year-old’s form in Ebbw Vale’s 2013 SWALEC Championship triumph secured a move to...
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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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