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Hughes helps player who tackled him after injury
Nathan Hughes helps Sam Simmonds keep his head up after getting injured, just moments after Simmonds tackled him.
Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs set to lock horns live on BT Sport in Round 5
After another exciting weekend, the countdown is already on ahead of Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 5 – and there are three highly-anticipated live games on the box. The most intriguing is, perhaps, at...
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Exeter Chiefs 31 Wasps 17 – The best of the social media reaction
Rugby matches are won and lost with big plays – lightning-fast running, world-class handling and crunching hits usually dominate the highlight reels. But this weekend, rugby’s values came to the fore with...
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Citizen Try of the Week – Round 4
As Premiership Rugby’s Official Timekeeper, Citizen are serious about attention to detail and awesome performances. That’s why after each round of Aviva Premiership Rugby, they’re offering you the chance to...
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Storm blow away Gloucester United in Premiership Rugby A League
Saracens Storm produced a dominant second half performance as they powered past Gloucester United 64-14 in the Premiership Rugby A League. Storm notched up ten tries including seven unanswered scores in the...
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What you might have missed: Aviva Premiership Rugby Round Four
We may be still in the early weeks of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season but it is already shaping up to be a cracker. Try-filled weekends are quickly becoming the norm after a super Round 4 – which...
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Rob Horne leads Saints to 40-25 win over Irish
The Northampton Saints soared to a 40-25 victory over the London Irish thanks to a pair of tries from Rob Horne.
Match Reaction: London Irish 25 Northampton Saints 40
Northampton’s resurgence continued with an emphatic six-try victory over London Irish, whose record of three straight wins at the Madejski stadium comes to an end. Saints looked up for the challenge right...
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Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 31 Wasps 17
Exeter Chiefs proved they are back to their very best with an emphatic 31-17 triumph over Wasps, the defending champions running in five tries to seal a third-straight bonus-point win. Just like last season...
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Billy Vunipola ruled out for four months
Billy Vunipola has been ruled out of action for four months after scans confirmed he sustained a knee-cartilage injury in Saracens’ 41-13 win over Sale Sharks on Saturday. Vunipola underwent surgery this...
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Match Reaction: Bath Rugby 32 Newcastle Falcons 33
Joel Hodgson held his nerve to kick a late conversion that completed Newcastle Falcons’ first win in Bath since October 2009. In a topsy-turvy game Newcastle sprinted ahead with tries from Sonatane Takulua...
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Match reaction: Harlequins 28 Leicester Tigers 31
Leicester Tigers made it two straight wins in Aviva Premiership Rugby as they triumphed over Harlequins 31-28 in a pulsating game at Twickenham Stoop. The bumper London crowd were treated to a feast of high...
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Van der Merwe on cloud nine after first Falcons try
DTH van der Merwe was left reflecting on a whirlwind debut for Newcastle Falcons as the Canadian try machine opened his account in Saturday’s 33-32 Aviva Premiership triumph at Bath. The flying winger...
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Match Reaction: Saracens 41 Sale Sharks 13
Liam Williams crossed on his home debut and Ben Spencer bagged a double as Saracens used a fast start to cruise to a third victory of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season against Sale Sharks. Williams and...
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Rugby highlights: Harlequins vs. Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers pick up a 31-28 win over Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop in Round 4.
Rugby highlights: Saracens vs. Sale Sharks
Saracens come away from Allianz Park with a big 41-13 victory over Sale Sharks in Round 4.
Match Reaction: Gloucester Rugby 24 Worcester Warriors 19
Gloucester Rugby secured back-to-back victories at Kingsholm on Friday night but it was a nervy final few moments before Worcester Warriors were beaten 24-19. Ollie Thorley scored twice in the first half...
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Gloucester 24-19 Worcester Warriors
Worcester gave them a scare, but Gloucester emerged victorious at Kingsholm.
Things to look out for in round four of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season
The history-making Philadelphia clash stole the limelight in round three of Aviva Premiership Rugby, but with a repeat of last season’s final this week, round four looks set to shine just as brightly. Round...
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Bath Rugby make eight changes for visit of Newcastle Falcons
Bath Rugby has made eight changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership fixture against Newcastle Falcons at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 15:00. Freddie Burns makes his first start...
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Johnny Williams returns for London Irish
Johnny Williams returns to London Irish’s starting XV for this Sunday’s Aviva Premiership fixture against Northampton Saints at the Madejski Stadium (kick-off 3pm). Williams, a Junior World Cup-winner with...
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Northampton Saints team for London Irish trip 
The Northampton Saints team has been named for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Round 4 trip to London Irish. The match day 23 shows just the one change from that which earned a four-try bonus point win over Bath...
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Leicester Tigers team announcement v Harlequins
Dom Barrow and Dominic Ryan return to the Leicester Tigers forward pack for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Round 4 trip to face Harlequins at The Twickenham Stoop. Barrow missed the win over Gloucester in...
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Exeter Chiefs side to face Wasps
Arch rivals Exeter and Wasps lock horns at Sandy Park on Sunday (3pm) with Chiefs’ Director of Rugby Rob Baxter insisting the clash will provide a decent marker of where his side stand a month into the new...
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Wasps team to play Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park
Dai Young has named the Wasps side to travel to Sandy Park to take on Exeter Chiefs this Sunday, in the fourth round of the Aviva Premiership, kick off 3pm. Jimmy Gopperth returns to the starting line-up at...
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Harlequins make three changes for visit of Leicester Tigers
Harlequins has announced their squad to face Leicester Tigers in Round 4 of the Aviva Premiership at the Twickenham Stoop (Saturday 23rd September, kick-off 15:00). All three of the changes to the starting...
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Sale Sharks Team News v Saracens
Sale Sharks have named their side to take on European Champions Saracens at Allianz Park on Saturday in Round 4 of the Aviva Premiership. Commenting on the last two games Director of Rugby Steve Diamond...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Bath Rugby
Canada’s record try-scorer DTH van der Merwe makes his debut for Newcastle Falcons on Saturday as they make the Aviva Premiership trip to Bath Rugby (kick-off 3pm). The 31-year-old has scored 25 tries in...
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Saracens name team to face Sale Sharks
Saracens have named their team to face Sale Sharks in Saturday’s round four Aviva Premiership clash at Allianz Park, kick-off 15h00. In the Men in Black’s first game at Allianz Park of the 2017/18 season,...
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England training squad for Oxford camp announced
England Head Coach Eddie Jones has selected his latest squad to take part in a training camp in Oxford at the end of the week. 33 players will convene in Oxford on Sunday 24th September for the three-day...
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Launchbury wipes the slate clean for Exeter Chiefs re-match
As a man who was born and raised in Exeter, Joe Launchbury understands better than most the rugby revolution going on in the West Country. Less than a decade after their promotion to the top flight after...
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Exeter Chiefs ready for Wasps test – Henry Slade
Exeter star Henry Slade says the Chiefs are well aware rivals Wasps will be out for revenge when the two sides lock horns in Sunday’s Aviva Premiership clash at Sandy Park (3pm). In the first meeting...
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Val Rapava Ruskin to make full Gloucester Rugby debut against Worcester Warriors
Having made two replacement appearances to date, Val Rapava Ruskin will make his first Gloucester Rugby start in Friday night’s Aviva Premiership Rugby fixture against Worcester Warriors at Kingsholm...
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Ryan Mills returns for Worcester Warriors to face former club
Ryan Mills returns from injury to start at fly-half as Warriors make the short trip down the M5 to face local rivals Gloucester Rugby in the Aviva Premiership this Friday night. The number ten will come up...
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Throwback Thursday: Exeter Chiefs seal first Aviva Premiership Rugby title with win over Wasps
Saturday’s match-up between Exeter Chiefs and Wasps is one of the most eagerly-awaited of the season, as last year’s top two go head-to-head for the first time since the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final....
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Nili Latu backs Newcastle Falcons to bounce back at Bath
Nili Latu says Newcastle Falcons will climb straight back on the horse following their American adventure, with a relentless Aviva Premiership schedule handing them a trip to Bath on Saturday. The Falcons’...
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AJ MacGinty Pays Tribute To Jon Callard
Sale Sharks fly-half AJ MacGinty is putting his best foot forward after having made a superb start to the new Premiership campaign. The Irish-born American international boasts a staggering 93.3 per cent...
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Lewington enjoying life at London Irish
It is fair to say that Alex Lewington’s friendship with teammate Greig Tonks goes beyond the rugby field, the duo having attended Nottingham High School together. Lewington, who turns 26 on Wednesday, has...
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RFU Disciplinary: Blair Cowan
The charges against London Irish’s Blair Cowan were dealt with yesterday on papers. The player received two yellow cards – Contrary to Law 10.4(m) – in the match Sale Sharks v London Irish. The first yellow...
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Steve Diamond Saracens Preview
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has urged his side to build on the platform of last Friday’s bonus-point win over London Irish ahead of Saturday’s Premiership trip to Saracens. The Sharks...
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JP Doyle to referee Aviva Premiership Rugby Final re-run
Last season’s Aviva Premiership Rugby finalists collide this weekend for the first time since that Twickenham thriller as defending champions Exeter Chiefs head to Sandy Park to take on Wasps. The huge...
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Last season’s finalists Exeter Chiefs and Wasps set to do battle live on BT Sport
After a superb third round of Aviva Premiership Rugby action, this week sees some tantalising games broadcast live on TV, including a replay of last season’s lung-busting Final. On Sunday, Aviva Premiership...
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Denny Solomona Eager To Build His Try Tally
Denny Solomona says he has started the new season refreshed and eager to build on the huge success of his memorable first campaign with Sale Sharks. The winger enjoyed a stellar start to life with the...
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Flats selects his XV from Round Three of Aviva Premiership Rugby
Another busy week of Aviva Premiership Rugby saw a first win of the season for Leicester Tigers, while Exeter Chiefs moved top of the table with a 41-10 victory at Worcester Warriors. Four Leicester players...
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Kiwi Kitto joins Warriors on short-term loan
Warriors have signed scrum-half Jono Kitto on a short-term loan deal from Leicester Tigers, who joins the Club with immediate effect. With number nines Luke Baldwin (bicep) and Jonny Arr (concussion) out...
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Wasps injury update
Wasps can provide the following update on injuries sustained during the opening rounds of the season: Fly half Danny Cipriani sustained a medial ligament tear (knee) against Harlequins and has seen a...
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Josh Charnley eager for Sale Sharks to build on Irish victory
Josh Charnley says he and his Sale Sharks colleagues are eager to build on the momentum of last Friday’s excellent 36-7 win over London Irish. Making his first start of the season, the former Wigan Warriors...
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Nowell and Haskell prepare for battle again as last year’s finalists Exeter Chiefs and Wasps meet
Just a few short months after Exeter Chiefs’ triumph over Wasps in the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final the two teams will meet again in Round Four of the new campaign. Wasps will be out for revenge after...
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Wallaby international James Hanson joins Cherry and Whites on short term deal
Gloucester Rugby can today confirm that Australian international hooker James Hanson has joined the club on a short-term deal prior to the start of next year’s Super Rugby competition. The experienced...
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Blaze resigns from Leicester Tigers coaching team
Richard Blaze has resigned from his position as Leicester Tigers forwards coach for personal reasons. After starting his playing career with Moseley and Worcester Warriors, second-rower Blaze joined Tigers...
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What you might have missed: Aviva Premiership Rugby Round Three
The 2017-18 Aviva Premiership Rugby season continues to surprise and amaze after an enthralling third round of action saw all 12 teams take to the field. The league headed Stateside, the champions went top...
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Newcastle Falcons 7 Saracens 29: How social media reacted
Saracens maintained their perfect record across the pond as they compounded Newcastle Falcons to their first Aviva Premiership Rugby defeat of the season in Philadelphia. Homegrown talent Chris Wyles was...
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Match Reaction: Wasps 21 Harlequins 24
Wasps’ 20-game unbeaten run at the Ricoh Arena came to an end on Sunday as Harlequins earned a hard-fought 24-21 victory in Coventry. Marland Yarde and Charlie Walker went over for the visitors with teenage...
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Wasps vs. Harlequins highlights
Harlequins take down Wasps, 24-21, in Round 3 of the Aviva Premiership.
Match Report: Wasps 21 Harlequins 24
Wasps saw their long unbeaten home record end as they fell to a 24-21 defeat to Harlequins at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Sunday afternoon. The hosts had won their last twenty Aviva Premiership Rugby...
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Bath United open Premiership Rugby A League account
Bath United have secured their first win of the Premiership Rugby A League season with a bonus point 47-24 victory over rivals Bristol United at Hutton Moor Park. Winger Darren Atkins latched onto Aled Brew...
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Match Reaction: Leicester Tigers 24 Gloucester Rugby 10
Leicester Tigers got their first win of the Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign at the third time of asking as they saw off Gloucester Rugby 24-10 at Welford Road. Ben Youngs scored two tries, while Nick...
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Match Reaction: Newcastle Falcons 7 Saracens 29
Saracens made it two from two on American soil as they beat Newcastle Falcons 29-7 in Philadelphia, with homegrown star Chris Wyles and Owen Farrell doing the damage. Mark McCall’s side beat London Irish in...
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Saracens top Newcastle in United States
American Chris Wyles and Saracens dominated Newcastle 29-7 in only the second Aviva Premiership Rugby clash to be played in the United States.
Match Report: Newcastle Falcons 7 Saracens 29
American star Chris Wyles fittingly opened the scoring in Philadephia, but it was the boot of the returning Owen Farrell that proved the difference as Saracens edged out Newcastle Falcons 7-29. In only the...
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Joel Hodgson confident Newcastle Falcons can take the next step in America
Joel Hodgson believes Newcastle Falcons can take the next step in their development as a team by defeating Saracens in Saturday’s Aviva Premiership encounter in Philadelphia. The Falcons’ unbeaten start to...
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Leicester get first win of season vs. Gloucester
Ben Youngs sparked Leicester Tigers to their first win of the season after beating Gloucester 24-10.
Dean Richards confident Newcastle Falcons can continue their winning streak in Philadelphia
Director of rugby Dean Richards believes his Newcastle Falcons side can continue their flying start to the Aviva Premiership season on Saturday when they take on Saracens in the American city of...
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Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 24 Bath Rugby 6
Northampton Saints produced another dominant home display as they inflicted Bath Rugby’s first defeat of the season with a 24-6 triumph. David Ribbans went over twice as the Saints secured a bonus-point...
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Match Reaction: Worcester Warriors 10 Exeter Chiefs 41
Sam Simmonds helped himself to two more tries for Exeter Chiefs, taking his season tally to four, as they earned a bonus-point 41-10 Aviva Premiership Rugby victory away to Worcester Warriors at Sixways....
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Match Reaction: Sale Sharks 36 London Irish 7
A strong display of running rugby saw Sale Sharks to their first Aviva Premiership Rugby win of the season, beating London Irish 36-7. The home side were 24-0 up at half-time, with Ross Harrison’s maiden...
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Sale win convincingly against London Irish
Sale defeated London 36-7 in their best performance of the early Aviva Premiership Rugby season thus far.
Exeter dominate Worcester from the start
Exeter scored three tries in the first half and never looked back in their impressive 41-10 win against Worcester during Round 3.
Northampton hand Bath first loss of season
Northampton hand Bath Rugby their first loss of with an impressive 24-6 victory in Round 3 of Aviva Premiership Rugby season.
Newcastle v. Saracens preview
Newcastle takes on Saracens in Round 3 of the Aviva Premiership with a four-match win streak on the line.
Premiership Rugby Round 3 preview
Newcastle Falcons looking to extend their win streak highlights a loaded slate in Round 3 of Aviva Premiership Rugby.
Harrison Orr falling in love with Philadelphia as Falcons prepare for Saracens clash
On the pitch things could hardly be tougher for Newcastle Falcons as they prepare to tackle the European champions, but Harrison Orr insists they are having the time of their lives as they explore...
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Things to look out for in round three of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season
Round three of Aviva Premiership Rugby may be dominated by Saturday’s ground-breaking clash in Philadelphia, but there is plenty more to keep an eye on this weekend. Last week certainly whetted the appetite...
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Leicester Tigers team announcement
Mike Williams makes his first start of the season as Leicester Tigers prepare to face Gloucester Rugby in the Aviva Premiership at Welford Road this Saturday. Used as a replacement in both previous fixtures...
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Slater set for Welford Road return as Gloucester change six for Tigers
Second row Ed Slater will start against his former club on Saturday as Gloucester Rugby make half a dozen changes to their starting line-up for the Aviva Premiership fixture at Leicester Tigers. After two...
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Saracens name team to face Newcastle in Philadelphia
Saracens have named their team for Saturday’s round three Aviva Premiership clash in Philadelphia against Newcastle Falcons, kick off 17h10 (local) 22h10 (UK Time), live on BT Sport. Billy Vunipola will...
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Wasps team to play Harlequins at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named the Wasps team to face Harlequins at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday, 17 September, kick off 3pm. England no. 8 Nathan Hughes is primed to make his 100th appearance for...
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Harlequins announce team to face Wasps
Harlequins has announced the matchday 23 to face Wasps in Round 3 of the Aviva Premiership on Sunday 17th September (kick-off 15:00). Following Round 2’s 28-17 victory over Gloucester Rugby,...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Saracens
Newcastle Falcons welcome back last season’s top try-scorer Vereniki Goneva as they prepare to face Saracens in the American city of Philadelphia on Saturday. The Fijian try machine comes into the team in...
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A foot in both camps: Hugh Vyvyan previews Newcastle Falcons v Saracens
The Aviva Premiership Rugby clash between Saracens and Newcastle Falcons has caught the imagination by virtue of being played in Philadelphia, but for one former player it has a special place in his heart....
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A Fan’s Guide to the Talen Energy Stadium…
All eyes will be on Philadelphia this weekend as Aviva Premiership Rugby prepares to go stateside for Newcastle Falcons against Saracens. The marquee attraction in the historic city this weekend, the match...
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Throwback Thursday: Saracens triumph in first-ever Aviva Premiership game overseas
Saturday’s clash between Newcastle Falcons and Saracens in Philadelphia will be the second Aviva Premiership Rugby match ever to be played on foreign soil. It’s the league’s second excursion across the pond...
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Exeter Chiefs name side to face Worcester Warriors
With normal service resumed at the weekend with victory over London Irish, defending Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Exeter Chiefs take to the road tomorrow night for their latest top-flight engagement....
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Bath Rugby debut for Sam Underhill against Northampton Saints
Sam Underhill will make his Bath Rugby debut tomorrow evening against Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership clash at Franklin’s Gardens, kick-off 19:45. Underhill is one of four changes to the...
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Northampton Saints name team for Bath Rugby clash 
The Northampton Saints team has been named for Friday night’s Aviva Premiership Round 3 clash with Bath. There are a number of changes in the pack, with Mikey Haywood, Paul Hill and David Ribbans all making...
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Will Addison moves to full-back for Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond has named his side to take on London Irish at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday evening (kick off 8pm). Captain Will Addison moves to full back, Josh Charnley makes...
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London Irish make four changes for trip to Sale Sharks
London Irish have made four changes for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership clash against Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium (kick-off 8pm). Ben Franks captains the side, the double World Cup-winning All Black...
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Biyi Alo starts for Worcester Warriors against champions Exeter Chiefs
Worcester Warriors have made just one change to the starting line-up ahead of this Friday’s Aviva Premiership battle with reigning champions Exeter Chiefs (kick-off 7.45pm). Tighthead Biyi Alo, who crossed...
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A guide to Philadelphia
Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby clash between Newcastle Falcons and Saracens will be a marquee attraction in Philadelphia this weekend. The league is on tour to the USA for the second time following...
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Northampton Saints adds Springbok back rower into squad 
Northampton Saints has today announced the signing of Heinrich Brussow into the club’s squad. The 31-year-old burst into international rugby consciousness during the 2009 British and Irish Lions’ tour to...
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Sharks Skipper Will Addison Looks Forward to Friday’s Game
Sale skipper Will Addison says he and his colleagues are eager to put the record straight when the Sharks play host to London Irish at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday (kick-off 8pm). Last week’s opening home...
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Element of surprise key to beating Saracens, says Evan Olmstead
It’s been a week of change for Newcastle Falcons as they train in Philadelphia ahead of their hotly-anticipated Aviva Premiership Rugby match against Saracens at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday. And...
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Jon Callard Enjoying His Time At Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks kicking coach Jon Callard admits he is getting a kick out of being part of the club’s drive for long-term success. Jon enjoyed a hugely successful career as a player with Bath, winning five caps...
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Match Officials for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby
All eyes this weekend will be on the second Aviva Premiership Rugby match to be held in America when Newcastle Falcons take on Saracens, and JP Doyle is the official taking charge of the historic clash. The...
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USA fixture tops billing of live TV matches for Round 3
After the plot thickened once again in another weekend of fascinating Aviva Premiership Rugby action, there’s some intriguing encounters on the box this week in Round Three – including a dust-up in the home...
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Flats picks out his XV from second weekend of Aviva Premiership Rugby
After another dramatic weekend of Aviva Premiership Rugby action we can expect yet more big hits when the season’s top two tacklers go toe-to-toe at Welford Road. Gloucester Rugby’s Lewis Ludlow and...
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Composure required to beat Saracens, says Ally Hogg
Ally Hogg says Newcastle Falcons won’t be sucked into playing from deep against Saracens as Aviva Premiership rugby comes to Philadelphia on Saturday. Newcastle tackle the European champions at Talen Energy...
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Wasps provide a sting in the tail in the Premiership Rugby A League
Wasps banished the spectre of their crushing defeat at the hands of Newcastle Falcons by grinding out a gritty victory at Sale Jets in the Premiership Rugby A League on Monday night. Having been humbled 67-...
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DHL renews its principal partnership with Harlequins
Harlequins is proud to announce today, Tuesday 12th September, that it has renewed and enhanced its Principal Partnership with DHL, the global market leader in logistics. To celebrate the renewal, DHL...
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Sale Sharks team up with energy giant to deliver Wirral rugby project
Sale Sharks has joined forces with one of Europe’s leading energy groups to launch a new Wirral-based project designed to get more girls into rugby – and encourage disabled or elderly people to be more...
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Premiership Rugby supports Aviva Community Fund launch
Premiership Rugby is proud to support today’s launch of the 2017 Aviva Community Fund and help raise awareness for local rugby clubs and community organisations across the UK to put forward applications for...
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Citizen Try of the Week – Round 2
As Premiership Rugby’s Official Timekeeper, Citizen are serious about attention to detail and awesome performances. That’s why after each round of Aviva Premiership Rugby, they’re offering you the chance to...
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Philadelphia focus for Mark McCall and Dean Richards
The showdown across the pond between Newcastle Falcons and Saracens this weekend is the match on everybody’s lips and both director’s of rugby cannot wait for the rugby to do the talking. The two sides will...
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Newcastle Falcons settling into Philadelphia life
Newcastle Falcons have settled into life in Philadelphia ahead of Saturday’s Aviva Premiership match against Saracens at Talen Energy Stadium. The squad arrived in the States on Sunday night and, after a...
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Saracens ready to take on Newcastle Falcons in a city that loves sport
For many, it will be a leap into the unknown when Saracens and Newcastle Falcons play stateside this Saturday in Aviva Premiership Rugby. But Sarries prop Titi Lamositele is home, and he can’t wait to show...
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Top highlights from Round 2 of Aviva Premiership
Watch the best of Round 2 of the Aviva Premiership.
USA fixture tops billing of live TV matches for Round 3
After the plot thickened once again in another weekend of fascinating Aviva Premiership Rugby action, there’s some intriguing encounters on the box this week in Round Three – including a dust-up in the home...
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Gloucester and Exeter set the pace after second A League victories
Gloucester United and Exeter Braves continued their flying starts to the Premiership Rugby A League season with convincing victories over Bath United and Bristol United respectively. The young Cherry &...
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What you might have missed: Aviva Premiership Rugby Round Two
The 2017-18 Aviva Premiership Rugby season is now two rounds old after all 12 teams returned to action over the weekend. There were momentums to maintain, scores to settle and reputations to restore...
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Defence was the key for Exeter Chiefs – Nic White
In attack Exeter Chiefs looked sharp enough, but Aussie scrum-half Nic White felt in defence the reigning champions were equally as good as they notched their first Aviva Premiership win of the season with...
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Demetri Catrakilis injury update
Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis remains in hospital after sustaining a small fracture to a bone in his throat during the match against Gloucester Rugby on Saturday. The 28 year-old does not require...
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Philadelphia trip is a huge honour for Saracens’ Nathan Earle
Helping to expand rugby’s reach across the globe is something Nathan Earle is relishing as he prepares to head stateside with Saracens once more. The talented winger toured with the Saracens side that...
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Match Reaction: Worcester Warriors 10 Wasps 24
Wasps left it late but tries from Willie le Roux and Josh Bassett helped them to a second successive victory to start the season, putting them on top of the Aviva Premiership Rugby table after two rounds of...
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Late tries seal win for Wasps over Worcester
After a hard fought start, the Wasps were finally able to pull away late against Worcester for the victory.
Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 37 London Irish 7
Don Armand crossed for a double as Exeter Chiefs kick-started the defence of their Aviva Premiership Rugby crown with a bonus-point win over London Irish. At a wet and windy Sandy Park, flanker Armand...
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Match Reaction: Bath Rugby 31 Saracens 21
On an emotional day at the Rec, Bath Rugby came from behind to see off Saracens 31-21 thanks to a late double for Semesa Rokoduguni, giving departing coach Tabai Matson the perfect home send-off. Matson...
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Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 24 Leicester Tigers 11
A dominant first half and grit in the second meant Northampton Saints earned a vital 24-11 victory over their local rivals Leicester Tigers. The home side were well-beaten by European champions Saracens at...
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Match Reaction: Harlequins 28 Gloucester Rugby 17
Harlequins recovered from their opening day loss against London Irish as they overpowered Gloucester Rugby 28-17 at a stormy Twickenham Stoop. The hosts registered their first victory and points of the new...
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London Irish avoid shutout against Exeter
The London Irish scored in the 71st minute to avoid a shutout by Exeter, 37-7.
Northampton routs Leicester at Franklin's Gardens
Northampton built upon its lead early and often to down Leicester in Round 2 of the Aviva Premiership.
Harlequins dominate Gloucester in Round 2 victory
Harlequins kept hold of an early lead despite the late push from Gloucester to win, 28-17.
Bath avoids upset by stunning Saracens late
Saracens appeared to be on their way to an upset over Bath, but Semesa Rokoduguni saved the day.
Match Reaction: Sale Sharks 12 Newcastle Falcons 13
Newcastle Falcons might not have been at their best but they showed their clinical side to come from behind and take the points away from Sale Sharks with a 13-12 success. After opening their Aviva...
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High scoring Round 1 kicks off Aviva Premiership
Aviva Premiership Round 1 was filled with incredible moments, including Exeter's stunning loss to Gloucester.
Things to look out for in round two of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season
Aviva Premiership Rugby returned in style last weekend with a scarcely-believable 50 tries on the opening weekend as 11 of the 12 teams scored three tries or more. The champions were beaten, Wasps and...
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Anthony Perenise starts for Bath Rugby
Anthony Perenise will make his first Aviva Premiership start for Bath Rugby since re-joining the Club this summer against Saracens at the Recreation Ground tomorrow, kick-off 14:00. The tighthead prop...
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Leicester Tigers team news vs Northampton Saints
International prop Dan Cole returns to the Leicester Tigers team for the East Midlands derby away to Northampton Saints this Saturday. Cole, who went on his second tour with the British & Irish Lions to...
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Northampton Saints name team for derby day against Leicester Tigers
The Northampton Saints team has been named for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership derby against Leicester. Australia international centre Rob Horne makes his first team debut in the game – which kicks off at 4:...
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Gloucester Rugby make four changes for trip to Harlequins
Looking to back up last weekend’s Aviva Premiership opening round victory over Exeter, Gloucester make four changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s game at Harlequins. Ruan Ackermann...
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London Irish make one change for Exeter Chiefs test
London Irish have made one change for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership trip to Exeter Chiefs (kick-off 3pm). Italian international Luke McLean replaces Fergus Mulchrone at inside centre, the former Sale...
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Exeter Chiefs side to face London Irish
Exeter Chiefs may not have created history last weekend, but Director of Rugby Rob Baxter saw enough from his side in defeat at Gloucester to give him plenty of encouragement for the future. The reigning...
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Worcester Warriors make two changes for Wasps encounter
Worcester Warriors have made two changes to the starting line-up ahead of Sunday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Wasps at Sixways (kick-off 3pm). Perry Humphreys returns to the side while giant lock Pierce...
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Wasps team to play Worcester Warriors
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his Wasps team to face Worcester Warriors at Sixways this Sunday 10 September, kick off 3pm. Wasps opened their 2017/18 account with a 50-35 win over Sale Sharks at the...
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Brown to break Harlequins professional appearance record
Harlequins has named the matchday 23 to face Gloucester Rugby at The Stoop in Round 2 of the Aviva Premiership (Saturday 9th September, kick-off 15:00). Against Gloucester, Mike Brown will run out for the...
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Saracens name team to face Bath Rugby
Saracens have named their side to face Bath Rugby in Saturday’s round two Aviva Premiership clash at The Rec, kick-off 14h00 (Live on BT Sport). Mark McCall makes two changes to the side that beat...
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Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers: Five classic encounters
There are some local derbies in sport that, try as they might, don’t always live up to the billing, and aren’t quite as ‘fierce’ as some would have you believe. That’s not an accusation that can be levelled...
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Top highlights from Round 1 of Aviva Premiership
The 2017-18 Aviva Premiership season got to an thrilling start. Here are the best highlights of Round 1.
Win a chance to be at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final courtesy of Gilbert
Gilbert Rugby, the official ball, boot and body armour of Premiership Rugby, is giving you and three friends the chance to be at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final on May 26th 2018. Last year, Gilbert sent...
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Sale Sharks team news vs Newcastle Falcons
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond says he is expecting a reaction from his squad for Friday’s first Premiership home game of the season against Newcastle Falcons (kick-off 7.45pm). In last weekend...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Sale Sharks
Newcastle Falcons have made just one change to their side for Friday’s Aviva Premiership trip to Sale Sharks (kick-off 7.45pm), with Scott Lawson coming in at hooker. The experienced Scot replaces Kyle...
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Sale Sharks apprentice coaches meet Prince Harry
A pair of lucky Sale Sharks Community Trust apprentice coaches had the chance to meet HRH Prince Harry as they delivered a special rugby training session to school children at Manchester City’s football...
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Newcastle Falcons grant testimonial to Rob Vickers with three charities benefiting
Newcastle Falcons have granted a testimonial year to long-serving front-row forward Rob Vickers, with a number of charities also set to benefit. The 35-year-old has made 233 appearances for the Falcons over...
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Destination Philadelphia for Chris Wyles and Saracens
As an American international who has already played for Saracens on the other side of the Atlantic, Chris Wyles is more excited than anyone about the upcoming clash with Newcastle Falcons in Philadelphia....
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Opta stats hints at exciting match-ups at Franklin’s Gardens in Round Two
Last weekend’s top two carriers will go head-to-head at Franklin’s Gardens when Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers meet on Saturday. Lock Courtney Lawes and number 8 Sione Kalamafoni both made 21...
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Foot in Both Camps: Saints star Kieran Brookes ready to tear down Tigers
There are few players that cross the divide between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers, but Kieran Brookes bucks that trend and is ready to show Matt O’Connor’s side just what their missing...
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Northampton Saints confirm signing of Dan Biggar
Northampton Saints has today confirmed that Dan Biggar has signed a contract to join the East Midlands club in the summer of 2018. The fly half has been one of the northern hemisphere’s stand-out performers...
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Flats’ XV from opening weekend of Aviva Premiership Rugby
After an action-packed opening weekend, which saw a record 50 tries, Channel 5’s David Flatman had his work cut out selecting a team of the week for Round One. But never one to be phased by a challenge,...
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East Midlands derby handed to JP Doyle
The experienced JP Doyle will be the man in charge of the first East Midlands derby of the new Aviva Premiership Rugby season as Leicester Tigers meet Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens this Saturday...
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The East Midlands derby is the star of the show on TV this weekend
After a record-breaking opening week, there’s a feast of rugby, including the East Midlands derby, on the box in Round Two of Aviva Premiership Rugby. On Saturday, Leicester Tigers travel to Franklin’s...
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Jim Mallinder and Matt O’Connor on the East Midlands derby
Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints both lost their opening Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures which will undoubtedly add to a massive East Midlands derby at Franklin’s Gardens in Round Two. The fierce...
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Dylan Hartley and Ben Youngs can’t wait for Saturday’s East Midlands derby
The East-Midlands derby is always one of the first fixtures to be marked up on calendars inside the Leicester Tigers camp, according to scrum-half Ben Youngs. And the Tigers haven’t had to wait too long...
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Tabai Matson to leave Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby has confirmed that Tabai Matson is leaving his position as Head Coach to return to New Zealand due to family reasons. Matson has played a crucial role in the Club’s pre-season preparations,...
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Newcastle Falcons and Leicester Tigers on cloud nine after A League victories
Nine was the magic number for Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons as both scored nine tries in their opening Premiership Rugby A League wins over Worcester Cavaliers and Wasps respectively. The Falcons...
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What you might have missed: Aviva Premiership Rugby Round One
This weekend marked the return of Aviva Premiership Rugby and three months after we left Exeter Chiefs celebrating their maiden title, we were treated to an opening round of tries, tries and more tries! In...
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Worcester Warriors Club Statement
Following recent reports regarding the future of the Club, Warriors Chairman Bill Bolsover, speaking on behalf of Sixways Holdings Limited, said: “The Club can confirm it is always seeking further...
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Elliot Daly re-signs with Wasps
Wasps are delighted to announce that Lions and England international Elliot Daly has extended his contract with the club. The 24 year-old, who started every Test for the British and Irish Lions against the...
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Match Reaction: Leicester Tigers 23 Bath Rugby 27
Bath Rugby edged a gripping encounter at Welford Road as their three first-half tries were enough to resist a late comeback from rivals Leicester Tigers. The post Match Reaction: Leicester Tigers 23 Bath...
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Saracens kick-off A League in style
Saracens Storm kicked off the all new Premiership Rugby A League on Friday night with a crushing 65-13 win away at Bath United. The visitors named a strong side that included Mike Ellery, Nick Tompkins and...
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Saracens returns to vintage form
Saracens looked incredible in their opening weekend game against Northampton and can only go up from here.
Leicester Tigers vs. Bath highlights
For the first time since 2003, Bath beats the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road, thanks to Max Clark.
Match Reaction: Wasps 50 Sale Sharks 35
It rained tries as Wasps got their new campaign off to a rip-roaring start with a riveting 50-35 victory over Sale Sharks on Saturday afternoon. The hosts’ Dan Robson was the star of the show as he bagged...
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Match Reaction: Saracens 55 Northampton Saints 24
Scottish international Sean Maitland had a day to remember at Twickenham with a hat-trick as Saracens ran out 55-24 winners over Northampton Saints. Brad Barritt, Richard Wigglesworth, Alex Lozowski and...
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Match Reaction: London Irish 39 Harlequins 29
London Irish and Harlequins shared eight tries at Twickenham in the London Double Header but it was Brendan McKibbin’s late score that secured the win for the Exiles. Tries from Tommy Bell and Topsy Ojo had...
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Saracens handles Northampton
Sean Maitland had a first-half hat-trick in Saracens' 55-24 win over Northampton in the Aviva Premiership opening weekend.
Match Reaction: Gloucester Rugby 28 Exeter Chiefs 21
Jason Woodward produced a sting in the tail as Gloucester Rugby stunned Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Exeter Chiefs 28-21 at Kingsholm in the opening round of action. On debut, Woodward crossed in added...
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Match Reaction: Newcastle Falcons 35 Worcester Warriors 8
Newcastle Falcons enjoyed the perfect start to the new Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign as they earned a 35-8 bonus-point victory over Worcester Warriors at Kingston Park. Alex Tait, Rob Vickers, Kyle...
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Gloucester take down defending champs Exeter
A late try from Jason Woodward lifted Gloucester over the defending Premiership champions Exeter in the season opener.
Newcastle dominate Worcester in opener
Newcastle made a strong statement to open the season as they won convincingly over Worcester, 35-8.
Saili looking forward to Twickenham atmosphere
When you meet Harlequins’ gigantic new centre Francis Saili in person the first question that comes to mind is – how are people going to tackle this guy in Aviva Premiership Rugby this season? The post...
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Things to look out for in the first round of the new Aviva Premiership Rugby season
After months of anticipation, the new Aviva Premiership Rugby season gets under way tonight. With the first balls being kicked at Kingsholm and Kingston Park at 7.45pm today, there will be countless...
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Premiership opener features Saracens, Northampton
Get ready for the Premiership Rugby opener with Saracens taking on Northampton. Coverage begins at 9:30 am ET on NBCSN.
Newcastle Falcons and Worcester Warriors ready for Friday night lights
The 2017/18 Aviva Premiership Rugby season kicks off tonight with a double-dose of action to satisfy fans who’ve had to endure a summer without a regular fix of top-class rugby. The post Newcastle Falcons...
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Faletau, Joseph and Watson all start for Bath Rugby against Leicester Tigers
Taulupe Faletau, Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson will all start for Bath Rugby in the Club’s Aviva Premiership opener against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Sunday, kick-off 15:00. The trio, who...
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Exiles name side for London Double Header
Petrus Du Plessis and Franco van der Merwe will make their London Irish debuts against Harlequins in the traditional London Double Header at Twickenham this Saturday (kick-off 4.45pm). Du Plessis starts at...
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Sale Sharks ready for the season opener at Wasps
Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Wasps at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow, kick off 3pm. Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond hands full debuts to Josh Strauss, Faf de Klerk and Jono Ross with Alex...
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Northampton Saints team for Aviva Premiership opener 
The Northampton Saints team has been named for the Aviva Premiership opener against Saracens on Saturday afternoon in the first of the London Double Header at Twickenham (KO 2:00pm). Mitch Eadie makes his...
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Leicester Tigers team announcement against Bath Rugby
Leicester Tigers will give league debuts to five summer signings in Sunday’s Aviva Premiership opener against Bath Rugby at Welford Road. George Ford makes his first competitive appearance for the club...
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Saracens name team to face Northampton Saints at London Double Header
Saracens have named their side to face Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership London Double Header at Twickenham on Saturday, kick-off 14h00. British & Irish Lions duo George Kruis and Maro Itoje...
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Wasps team to play Sale Sharks
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his Wasps team to face Sale Sharks at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday 2 September, kick off 3pm. Wasps are set to open the 2017/18 campaign at the Ricoh Arena this Saturday...
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Harlequins name side to face London Irish at the London Double Header
Harlequins has named the squad to face London Irish in the London Double Header on Saturday 2nd September (kick-off 16:45, live on BT Sport). There are two debutants in the starting 15 – fly-half Marcus...
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Eifion Lewis-Roberts forced to retire
Long serving front row forward Eifion Lewis-Roberts has today announced his retirement from the professional game. Eifion (nicknamed the Fridge by Jason Robinson) made his debut during the Premiership...
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London Irish’s James Marshall can’t wait for Twickenham showdown
James Marshall is eager to make the most of his opportunity of playing at the home of English rugby when he goes toe to toe with Harlequins in tomorrow’s London Double Header (kick-off 4.45pm). The New...
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Watson and 2017 Lions ready to roar back in Aviva Premiership Rugby
The 2017 British & Irish Lions became the first touring side to emerge from New Zealand not on the losing side since the heroes of 1971. Of this summer’s famous touring party who came home with a drawn...
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London Irish sign Springbok lock Franco van der Merwe
London Irish have completed the signing of South African second row Franco van der Merwe as boss Nick Kennedy assembles his squad for the 2017/18 Aviva Premiership Rugby season. Capped by the Springboks,...
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Exeter Chiefs side to face Gloucester Rugby
After weeks in the planning, Exeter Chiefs will kick-off the defence of their Aviva Premiership crown with a testing trip to Gloucester tomorrow (7:45pm). By the time they run out at Kingsholm, 97 days will...
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Gloucester Rugby name side for Aviva Premiership opener against Exeter Chiefs
Kingsholm is the venue once again for the opening game of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season as Gloucester Rugby take on the Exeter Chiefs on Friday September 1st (kick off 7:45pm). Willi Heinz will skipper...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Worcester Warriors
Simon Hammersley makes his first Aviva Premiership appearance in more than nine months as Newcastle Falcons kick off the new season at home to Worcester Warriors tomorrow (kick-off 7.45pm). The fit-again...
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Will Spencer and Nick Schonert return for season opener for Worcester Warriors
Will Spencer and Nick Schonert will return to action this Friday night as Worcester Warriors battle Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership season opener at Kingston Park (kick-off 7.45pm). The pair...
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All-Americans provide curtain-raiser for Newcastle Falcons v Saracens in Philadelphia
The Collegiate All-Americans’ game against Oxford University next month will be another major triumph for rugby in the United States, according to assistant coach Justin Hickey. The best American student...
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Throwback Thursday: Five of the best opening day fixtures ever
We’re just days away from the start of the new Aviva Premiership Rugby season with 12 teams ready to do battle to follow in the footsteps of Exeter Chiefs by tasting glory at Twickenham in May. The title...
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Will Collier re-signs with Harlequins
Harlequins is excited to confirm today, Thursday 31st August, that English international prop Will Collier has re-signed with the Club. Commenting on the announcement, Collier said: “I am delighted to have...
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Bath Rugby’s Will Homer joins Yorkshire Carnegie on a dual-registration agreement
Bath Rugby’s Will Homer has joined Yorkshire Carnegie on a dual-registration agreement. Homer has made 16 first team appearances for the Club since his debut in 2015 and will go straight into the Yorkshire...
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Dai Young: Final heartbreak will help us go one step further this season
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young believes last season’s agonising Aviva Premiership Rugby final defeat has only made his side stronger as they look to go one step further this time around. The Ricoh Arena...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby – Ones to Watch in 2017/18
Aviva Premiership Rugby is packed full of big name stars, from British & Irish Lions like Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje to Springbok legends like Willie le Roux and Wallaby James O’Connor. All of them...
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Match Officials for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby
The waiting is nearly over for rugby fans across the world as Aviva Premiership Rugby returns with a bang this weekend. And to make sure the season starts off seamlessly, all six matches boast men in the...
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Sonatane Takulua signs four-year extension at Newcastle Falcons
Tonga scrum-half Sonatane Takulua has handed Newcastle Falcons a major boost in the build-up to Friday’s Aviva Premiership kick-off by signing a four-year contract extension. The 26-year-old was one of the...
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Channel 5 debut for Aviva Premiership Rugby
After three long months, Aviva Premiership Rugby finally returns this weekend and you will not miss a beat – with four games live on TV, including the London Double Header and all the highlights on Channel...
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Premiership Rugby and Championship players to take part in groundbreaking concussion study
Rugby players from Aviva Premiership Rugby and Greene King IPA Championship are to take part in a major study led by the University of Birmingham as part of its work to develop a ground-breaking pitch-side...
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Guy Mercer to join Ospreys on loan for the 2017/18 season
Bath Rugby can confirm that Guy Mercer has joined Ospreys on loan until the end of the 2017/18 season. Mercer, who has made 123 appearances for the Club since his debut in 2011, will join the Welsh outfit...
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George Lowe forced to retire from rugby
Harlequins has today (Wednesday 30th August) announced that George Lowe has been forced to retire from the game on medical advice. In a stellar career for the Club, Lowe made 139 appearances in the...
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