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Gloucester Rugby statement on supporter behaviour at Saracens game
Gloucester Rugby today issued the following statement in relation to an incident following the Saracens game at Kingsholm on Friday February 17th. Following the conclusion of the Aviva Premiership victory...
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Premiership Rugby backs #LiftTheWeight campaign
Premiership Rugby is proud to support #LiftTheWeight a new campaign from The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) that aims to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues and offer the necessary...
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David Ewers eager to get back fit and firing for Exeter Chiefs
David Ewers may be tipped for an England call-up in the near future but the flanker believes holding down a starting place in the Exeter Chiefs side is his biggest challenge right now. The 26-year-old has...
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Newcastle Falcons sign Josh and Joel Matavesi
Newcastle Falcons’ ambitious recruitment plans for the 2017-18 season have advanced with the news that Fijian international Josh Matavesi and younger brother Joel Matavesi have both signed for the club....
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Darren Allinson to re-join Bath Rugby on a two-year deal
Bath Rugby is pleased to announce that scrum-half Darren Allinson has agreed a deal to re-join the Club on a two-year contract from the start of the 2017/18 season. The 29-year-old joined Bath from London...
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Northampton Saints confirms coaching structure
Northampton Saints has today confirmed the club’s new coaching structure for the 2017/18 season onwards. The structure both builds on the stability which established the club as one of the most consistently...
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Denny Solomona stars in remarkable Aviva Premiership Rugby weekend
The weekend’s remarkable action saw a number of Aviva Premiership Rugby records tumble, with Sale Sharks wing Denny Solomona leading the charge. The 23-year-old rugby league convert scored a hat-trick to...
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RFU Disciplinary: Steve Diamond
Steve Diamond of Sale Sharks will appear before an RFU Disciplinary panel charged with conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Union and/or the Game, contrary to RFU Rule 5.12. Following the conclusion...
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Exeter Chiefs’ Thomas Waldrom eyeing trophy charge
Exeter Chiefs No. 8 Thomas Waldrom insists his sights are firmly set on bringing silverware back to Sandy Park this season. The image of Waldrom crossing the whitewash has been an almost constant one with...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby Weekend Round-up
Steve Diamond heaped praise on his home-grown Sale Sharks squad after they ran in four tries to claim a bonus-point 34-28 victory over league leaders Wasps at the AJ Bell Stadium. Dai Young’s side could...
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Bath Rugby set to bring the entertainment on and off the pitch at Twickenham Stadium for ‘The Clash’
Bath Rugby have announced that The Clash, one of the biggest domestic sporting events of 2017, will see an incredible line-up of live entertainment and interactive activities supporting the dramatic action...
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Match Reaction: Sale Sharks 34 Wasps 28
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond heaped praise on history-maker Denny Solomona as his hat-trick laid the foundations for a thrilling 34-28 victory over Aviva Premiership Rugby leaders Wasps. The...
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Match Report: Newcastle Falcons 46 Northampton Saints 31
Sonatane Takulua scored a hat-trick as Newcastle Falcons staged a roaring second-half comeback to defeat Northampton Saints in a pulsating Aviva Premiership Rugby clash at Kingston Park. Takulua ran in...
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Under 18s Academy Finals Day – Reaction: Reffell delight at Saracens progress
Sean Reffell is confident Saracens Academy U18s have improved beyond recognition despite being beaten 36-26 by Worcester Warriors at the Premiership Rugby U18s Academy Finals Day. Saracens were competing in...
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Under 18s Academy Finals Day – Reaction: Rigby and Warriors gave everything
Young prop Nick Rigby admitted he could not have asked for anything more after finishing the Premiership Rugby U18 Academy Finals Day in fifth place with his Worcester Warriors team. The Warriors, playing...
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Match Reaction: Leicester Tigers 50 Bristol Rugby 17
Aaron Mauger has backed his Leicester Tigers side to make the top four and qualify for the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finals after they dismantled Bristol Rugby 50-17 at Welford Road on Saturday....
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Match Reaction: Bath Rugby 22 Harlequins 12
Bath Rugby director of rugby Todd Blackadder admits his side were not at their best but was still delighted to see them emerge victorious from their Aviva Premiership Rugby clash with Harlequins. A Max...
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Match Reaction: Worcester Warriors 32 Exeter Chiefs 48
Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter praised the lightning speed of hat-trick hero James Short as his side ran in seven tries in a 48-32 victory over Worcester Warriors. The win moves the Chiefs level on...
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Bath beat Harlequins at the Recreation Ground
Bath captured a home win over Harlequins as Rhys Priestland kicked in 17 points.
Under 18s Academy Finals Day – Reaction: Exeter Chiefs’ Snow revels in hardest game of year
Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Joe Snow feels that his side’s 29-28 win against Wasps in the 3rd/4th place play-off at the Premiership Rugby U18 Academy Finals Day was their toughest game of the season. The...
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Under 18s Academy Finals Day – Reaction: Porter admits inconsistency cost Wasps
Wasps captain Will Porter felt the team lacked consistency during their defeat to Exeter Chiefs on Premiership Rugby U18 Academy Finals Day but said the result didn’t deter from a terrific day. Porter and...
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Hill confident Exeter Chiefs’ squad depth will ensure top four finish
Exeter Chiefs look well on course to reach the Aviva Premiership Rugby play-offs for the second year running and centre Sam Hill believes the depth of their squad will help them thrive. Last season Exeter...
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Gloucester Rugby’s David Humphreys praises outstanding Tom Marshall
David Humphreys believes Gloucester Rugby fans have yet to see the best of full-back Tom Marshall after the New Zealander’s impressive individual performance helped secure a 31-23 win over Saracens at...
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Gloucester 31, Saracens 23
Gloucester upended the defending Premiership champions behind Richard Hibbard's late go-ahead try.
Under-18s Academy Finals Day – Reaction: Redpath proud of Sale Sharks display
Sale Sharks centre Cameron Redpath expressed his pride at reaching the Premiership Rugby U18 Academy Finals Day for the first time, despite losing out to Harlequins at Sixways on Thursday. Sharks’...
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Exeter Chiefs’ Mitch Lees wary of Worcester Warriors threat
Mitch Lees says Exeter Chiefs are well aware of the threat posed by rivals Worcester Warriors ahead of tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership encounter at Sixways (3pm). Last Saturday the Midlanders caused something...
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Under 18s Academy Finals Day – Reaction: Harlequins’ Hennessey over the moon
Harlequins’ centre Jake Hennessey was over the moon to cap off years of hard work by winning the Premiership Rugby U18 Academy final at Sixways on Thursday. Sale Sharks were 8-0 up in the final after scrum-...
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Faletau returns for Bath Rugby for visit of Harlequins
Bath Rugby will welcome back Taulupe Faletau to the starting line-up for the Aviva Premiership game against Harlequins at the Recreation Ground on Saturday, kick-off 15:00. Faletau made his comeback as a...
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Sale Sharks Team News
Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Wasps on Sunday in the Aviva Premiership at the AJ Bell Stadium (kick off 3pm). Steve Diamond’s side have now won four games on the bounce, including last week’s...
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Northampton Saints team news versus Newcastle
The Northampton Saints team has been announced for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Round 15 trip to Newcastle. The starting 15 shows two changes from that which came within a couple of minutes of a memorable...
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Chiefs side to face Worcester Warriors
Rob Baxter says his Exeter Chiefs squad are ‘fully focused’ on the task ahead as they gear up for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership trip to Worcester Warriors (3pm). Fresh from a hard fought draw against table-...
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Harlequins make three changes for Bath Rugby
Harlequins has announced the team to play Bath Rugby in Round 15 of the Aviva Premiership at The Rec on Saturday, kick-off 15:00 (live on BT Sport 1). There are three changes to the side that beat Bristol...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Northampton Saints
Sinoti Sinoti will make his first Aviva Premiership appearance in more than three months when he returns for Newcastle Falcons’ home date with Northampton Saints on Sunday. The Samoan stepper lines up for...
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Potgieter and Bregvadze to start against Chiefs
Warriors have made just two changes to their starting line-up for this Saturday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Exeter Chiefs at Sixways (kick-off 3pm). Back row Dewald Potgieter returns to the squad...
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Wasps team to play Sale Sharks
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named the Wasps’ side to travel to Sale on Sunday, in round 15 of the Aviva Premiership. Wasps’ new Springbok signing, Willie Le Roux, is in line to make his Wasps’ debut if...
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Bristol team to face Leicester Tigers
Siale Piutau will make his first competitive start for Bristol against Leicester Tigers on Saturday (3pm KO). The Tongan international is one of six changes to the side that suffered defeat to Harlequins...
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Leicester Tigers team news
International duo Telusa Veainu and JP Pietersen return to the Leicester Tigers backline for Saturday’s home game against Bristol Rugby in Round 15 of the Aviva Premiership season. Veainu has not...
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Under 18s Academy Finals Day – Round-up: Harlequins take title
Harlequins were crowned Premiership Rugby U18 Academy champions after they scored 20 unanswered points to beat Sale Sharks 20-8 in the final at Sixways. Luke James and Miles McDuffus each scored second half...
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Under 18s Academy Finals Day – Final: Harlequins 20 Sale Sharks 8
Second half tries from Luke James and Miles McDuffus helped Harlequins overcome a half-time deficit to beat Sale Sharks in the Premiership Rugby U18 Academy Final at Sixways. After a cagey first half Sale...
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RFU Disciplinary Update: Jonathan Hill
The charge against Jonathan Hill of Exeter Chiefs for striking with the shoulder, contrary to Law 10.4(a), was heard yesterday.
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Saracens sign Tom Lindsay on short-term deal
Saracens have signed hooker Tom Lindsay from Gloucester on a short-term deal. Former England Saxons hooker Lindsay, 29, will provide cover in the absence of the injured Scott Spurling, who has been ruled...
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Under 18s Academy Finals Day – Third/Fourth Play-off Wasps 28 Exeter Chiefs 29
Fly-half Gwyn Parks kicked 19 points as Exeter Chiefs took third place on Premiership Rugby U18 Academy Finals Day with a narrow 29-28 victory over Wasps at Sixways. Will Porter’s try had Wasps in front...
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Harlequins are on the climb after first away win
After clinching their first Aviva Premiership Rugby away win of the season last week, Harlequins scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone is targeting a second successive victory on the road when they take on Bath...
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Under 18s Academy Finals Day – Fifth/Sixth Play-off: Worcester Warriors 36 Saracens 26
Worcester Warriors claimed fifth place on Premiership Rugby U18 Academy Finals Day with a 36-26 win against Saracens at Sixways. Worcester scored four tries in the first half to put them in a commanding...
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Maxime Mermoz signs for Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons have added title-winning prowess and proven international class with the signing of French centre Maxime Mermoz. The 30-year-old will join the club this summer following his short-term...
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Gloucester Rugby name side for Friday night clash with Saracens
Gloucester Rugby make five changes for their latest Aviva Premiership fixture, the visit of Saracens to Kingsholm on Friday evening (kick off 7:45pm). The Cherry and Whites will be looking to bounce back...
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Saracens name team to face Gloucester
Saracens have named their team to face Gloucester Rugby on Friday evening at Kingsholm in round 15 of the Aviva Premiership, kick-off 19h45. Mako Vunipola has recovered from a knee-injury to start for...
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McGuigan: Sale Sharks need to be more ruthless
Sale Sharks winger Byron McGuigan admits his side need to develop a clinical edge in order to topple Aviva Premiership Rugby leaders Wasps on Sunday. The Sharks went six Aviva Premiership matches without a...
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Robson to retire as Saints chief executive at end of season
Northampton Saints has today announced that Allan Robson will be retiring as the club’s chief executive at the end of the 2016/17 season. Robson has been at Franklin’s Gardens for nearly two decades,...
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Matt Scott insists Gloucester Rugby can match Saracens ahead of crunch clash
Matt Scott is demanding a reaction from Gloucester Rugby as they prepare to take on champions Saracens on Friday night, just six days after their Aviva Premiership Rugby defeat at Leicester Tigers. David...
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Max Clark hoping Exiles input will inspire Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby are in the midst of a key part of their season and centre Max Clark revealed this week that training with London Irish is keeping them sharp. The Exiles are currently leading the way in the...
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Mikey Haywood hoping Saints can bounce back at Kingston Park
Northampton Saints hooker Mikey Haywood admits his side will have extra motivation when they travel to Newcastle Falcons in round 15 of the Aviva Premiership to avenge their defeat earlier in the season....
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Saracens U18 have named their team to face Worcester at Sixways in the U18 Finals Day on Thursday
Sixways plays host to Finals Day for the very first time, with Saracens Under 18s kicking off the day against Worcester Warriors in the fifth-place play-off at 12.30pm. After wins against London Irish,...
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Harlequins name squad for U18s Academy final
Harlequins has named their 23-player squad to face Sale Sharks in the U18s Academy Final at Sixways Stadium on Thursday 16th February (kick-off 16:30). After finishing top of the Southern Conference,...
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Wasps U18s excited for Finals Day
Wasps Academy Manager Matt Davies is looking forward to travelling to Sixways tomorrow for the Under 18 Premiership Finals Day. Wasps U18s finished second in the Northern Conference on points difference to...
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Chiefs U18s squad set for Academy Finals Day
Rob Gibson wants his Exeter Chiefs Under-18s side to finish their season on a high note when they tackle Wasps in tomorrow’s Academy Finals Day at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium (2:30pm). Having finished their...
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Fans urged to witness talent at Under-18s Finals Day
Warriors Academy Manager Chim Gale is urging fans to come to Sixways this Thursday, not just to support his Under 18s side, but to see the next crop of promising young talent in the annual Premiership Rugby...
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Kyle Eastmond: Table toppers Wasps still on a learning curve
Wasps may be flying five points clear at the summit of the Aviva Premiership Rugby table, but Kyle Eastmond insists they still have plenty to learn if they are to take top honours come the end of the season...
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Update on proposed takeover of Gloucester Rugby
Gloucester Rugby Chairman Martin St Quinton and Mohed Altrad travelled to Geneva today to jointly present to the Board of EPCR.
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TV coverage of Aviva Premiership Rugby on BT Sport and ITV
Aviva Premiership Rugby returned with a bang last weekend, with a new all-time top try scorer crowned, the champions toppled and a thrilling end-to-end draw at Sandy Park. And this weekend promises to be as...
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Sale Sharks get ready for Premiership Rugby U18 Finals
Sale Sharks Academy Manager Brendan Thomas says he is looking forward to the trip to Sixways, Worcester for Finals Day on Thursday in the Premiership Rugby U18 Academy Competition. The Sharks U18s topped...
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Exeter Chiefs bring in Martin Roberts on loan
Exeter Chiefs have today strengthened their options at scrum-half with the addition of Welsh international Martin Roberts. The 30-year-old has joined on loan until the end of the season from Aviva...
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Bristol Rugby’s Jordan Crane relishing Welford Road return
Jordan Crane cannot wait to get back to Welford Road after ten years as a Leicester Tiger but the Bristol No.8 hopes to get one over his old side to make up for defeat to Harlequins in Aviva Premiership...
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Scott Lawson, Kurtley Beale, Vereniki Goneva, Semesa Rokoduguni and James Horwill top the OPTA Rugby Rankings
Worcester Warriors claimed their first win over Saracens in five years in Aviva Premiership Rugby and it owed much to the half-back pairing of Francois Hougaard and Ryan Mills. Mills kicked a club record 24...
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Leicester Tigers confirm signing of George Ford and move for Freddie Burns
Leicester Tigers have completed the signing of George Ford from Bath Rugby for the start of the 2017/18 season in a move which will also see fly-half Freddie Burns travel in the opposite direction to join...
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Freddie Burns joins Bath Rugby for 2017/18 season
Bath Rugby is delighted to announce that Freddie Burns will return to Bath Rugby, where he started his career in the Academy, for the 2017/18 season. A dynamic, clever and instinctive fly-half, 26 year-old...
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Premiership Rugby proud to support Aviva’s #DriveSafer campaign
All 12 Premiership Rugby clubs are supporting Aviva’s #DriveSafer campaign to help raise awareness of dangerous driving caused by distractions.  This follows on from Aviva’s successful Safer Driving...
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Steven Luatua agrees deal to join Bristol Rugby
Bristol Rugby are delighted that All Black back rower Steven Luatua has agreed terms. Among the most significant signings in the Club’s recent history, the 25 year-old will arrive ahead of the 2017/18...
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Leicester Tigers duo Brendon O’Connor and Mike Fitzgerald sign new deals
Brendon O’Connor and Mike Fitzgerald have agreed new terms to extend their time with Leicester Tigers. O’Connor, the 27-year-old flanker arrived at Welford Road in the autumn of 2015, scoring a...
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RFU Investigation into Sale Sharks complaint concluded
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has concluded its investigation into a complaint made by Sale Sharks following the alleged passing of information to an opposition club. Sale alleged that confidential...
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Front-rower Greg Bateman extends stay with Leicester Tigers
Front-rower Greg Bateman has agreed terms on a new contract with Leicester Tigers. Signed from Exeter Chiefs in the summer of 2015, Bateman has made 29 first-team appearances for Tigers and etched his name...
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Harlequins sign former Exile Ryan Hodson
Harlequins can announce today (Monday 13th February) that former London Welsh flanker Ryan Hodson has joined the Club with immediate effect as short-term injury cover for the back row. Hodson, who joined...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby Wrap: Round 14
Wasps moved five points clear atop the Aviva Premiership Rugby table after a dramatic draw with Exeter Chiefs and director of rugby Dai Young had no complaints despite missing out on victory.
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Tom Varndell tops the Aviva Premiership Rugby all-time try-scoring charts
Tom Varndell scored his 91st Aviva Premiership Rugby try to break the all-time record against Harlequins at Ashton Gate on Friday night. The 30-year-old crossed for Bristol Rugby in defeat to John Kingston’...
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New contract for Leicester Tigers scrum-half Jono Kitto
Scrum-half Jono Kitto has agreed new terms with Leicester Tigers to stay beyond the end of this season. The 24-year-old Kitto, who is English qualified, joined Tigers in the summer of 2015 and has made 24...
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Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 35 Wasps 35
Rob Baxter has hailed his Exeter Chiefs side after they secured a 35-35 draw with Aviva Premiership Rugby leaders Wasps, despite playing the majority of the second half with 14 men. Lock Jonny Hill was sent...
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Exeter Chiefs charge to 10-try draw vs. Wasps
Exeter's Sam Simmonds and Jack Maunder made sure the Chiefs kept pace against Joe Simpson and the Wasps during an exciting 10-try draw in Sandy Park.
Sam Simmonds signs new deal at Exeter Chiefs
Sam Simmonds has every reason to be beaming with delight today as not only is he set to make his Aviva Premiership debut, but the young Exeter Chiefs forward has also penned a new two-year deal with the...
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Match Reaction: Worcester Warriors 24 Saracens 18
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Gary Gold hailed the commanding influence of Francois Hougaard and Ryan Mills after his side stunned Saracens 24-18. Mills kicked all of the Warriors points from the tee...
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Match Reaction: Leicester Tigers 34 Gloucester Rugby 9
Aaron Mauger lavished praise on his resilient Leicester Tigers side after they claimed their first Aviva Premiership Rugby win since December with a resounding 34-9 win against Gloucester Rugby at Welford...
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Worcester Warriors stun Saracens 24-18
Ryan Mills kicks in eight successful penalties to give the Worcester Warriors a shocking 24-18 win over Saracens.
Groom hails Myler and memorable tribute
Nic Groom has hailed both half-back partner Stephen Myler and the Recreation Ground’s moving tribute to Joost van der Westhuizen. Myler became just the second player to hit 2,500 first team points in black...
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Match Reaction: Bristol Rugby 8 Harlequins 42
John Kingston feels his Harlequins side are on a roll now having won on the road in Aviva Premiership Rugby for the first time this season. They travel to Bath Rugby next weekend, but after outscoring...
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Match Reaction: Bath Rugby 32 Northampton Saints 30
Director of rugby Todd Blackadder admitted his side were fortunate to come away with the win after a last-second kick from Rhys Priestland got Bath Rugby over the line against Northampton Saints. Bath Rugby...
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Match Reaction: Sale Sharks 26 Newcastle Falcons 24
Steve Diamond admitted that he thought Niki Goneva’s hat-trick had pinched the game from under Sale Sharks’ noses after Will Addison kicked a late penalty to rescue a 26-24 win at the AJ Bell Stadium. Denny...
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Bath beat Northampton on penalty in final minute
Rhys Priestland's penalty gave Bath a 32-30 victory in a back-and-forth contest.
England U20 Secure Hard-Fought Victory Over Wales
England Under 20 remain unbeaten in the 2017 Six Nations after a hard-fought 37-21 victory over Wales in Colwyn Bay. England battled back from 13-0 down, with Ben Jones scoring all of Wales’ early...
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Exeter Chiefs team to face Wasps
Exeter Chiefs return to Aviva Premiership action on Sunday (1pm) with head coach Rob Baxter keen for his side to pick up from where they left off just a month ago. In what was seen as a testing block of...
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Gloucester Rugby name side for Aviva Premiership clash at Tigers
After two weeks of Anglo-Welsh Cup action, Gloucester Rugby have rung the changes and have named almost a completely new starting XV for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership fixture away at Leicester Tigers (...
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Wasps team to face Chiefs
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to take on Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park in the Aviva Premiership this Sunday, 12 February, kick off 1pm. While the RBS 6 Nations rages on, Wasps return to Aviva...
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Leicester Tigers team news for return to Aviva Premiership action
Ed Slater hits a Premiership Rugby landmark with his 100th league appearance for Leicester Tigers in Saturday’s home game against Gloucester Rugby (3.00pm). Second-rower Slater joined the club in 2010...
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Three changes to Worcester Warriors for Saracens clash
Worcester Warriors have made three changes to the starting line-up ahead of this Saturday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens at Sixways (kick-off 3pm). Winger Perry Humphreys, lock Donncha O’Callaghan...
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Saracens team to face Worcester Warriors
Saracens have named their team to face Worcester Warriors in round 14 of the Aviva Premiership at Sixways on Saturday, kick-off 15h00. Brad Barritt returns to captain the side after serving a three-week...
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Fiji takes control in second half to beat USA
Fiji scored 21 points in the second half to defeat the United States 35-12 at the World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney.
Lindsay-Hague leads England past New Zealand
Ollie Lindsay-Hague and England defeated New Zealand 12-5 at the World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney.
South Africa claims third tournament win
Seabelo Senatla and South Africa beat England 29-14 in Sydney to claim their third tournament win of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Carlo Festuccia, Alex Rieder and Ben Foden top the OPTA Rugby Rankings
Northampton Saints did everything in their power to qualify for the Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finals as they put Scarlets to the sword. And the OPTA statistics from Round 4 of the competition show that they were...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby on BT Sport and ITV Sport
Aviva Premiership Rugby finally returns to our screens with a bang this weekend, with two live games sure to set pulses racing. After an extended break for both European and Anglo-Welsh Cup competition, a...
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Armand believes in-house competition will benefit Exeter Chiefs’ charge
Exeter Chiefs flanker Don Armand is relishing the chance to take on Aviva Premiership Rugby table-toppers Wasps at Sandy Park and believes competition in the squad has aided their preparation. The Chiefs...
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Alex Tait backs Newcastle Falcons to kick on against Sale Sharks
A late Zach Kibirige winner may have been the difference between the teams but Alex Tait believes that Newcastle Falcons closely fought Anglo-Welsh Cup win against Bath Rugby was the platform his side needs...
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Harlequins’ Mat Luamanu wants fast start to down Bristol Rugby
Mat Luamanu has stressed the need for Harlequins to be quick out of the blocks if they are going to get back to winning ways against Bristol Rugby at Ashton Gate this weekend. Harlequins lost their Anglo-...
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Sale Sharks team to face Newcastle Falcons
Sale Sharks have named their side to play Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership on Friday night at the AJ Bell Stadium (kick off 8.15pm). Steve Diamond has made a number of changes to the side that...
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Rokoduguni to mark milestone for Bath Rugby against Northampton Saints
Semesa Rokoduguni will make his 100th appearance in the Blue, Black and White as Aviva Premiership action returns to the Recreation Ground tomorrow for the top six clash between Bath Rugby and Northampton...
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Northampton Saints team named for Bath Rugby trip
The Northampton Saints team has been named for Friday evening’s Aviva Premiership tie at Bath. There are two changes from the side that beat Scarlets in the final pool game of the Anglo-Welsh Cup both come...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Sale Sharks
Dean Richards has spoken of his excitement at returning to Aviva Premiership action as his Newcastle Falcons side prepare for Friday’s trip to Sale Sharks. The Falcons are aiming to do the double over their...
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Harlequins name team to play Bristol Rugby
Harlequins has announced the squad to play Bristol Rugby in Round 14 of the Aviva Premiership tomorrow at Ashton Gate, kick-off 19:45. There are six changes to the side which played Sale Sharks at The Stoop...
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TEAM NEWS: Bristol Rugby vs Harlequins
Jason Woodward returns to the starting line-up for the first time since January when Bristol Rugby face Harlequins on Friday (7.45pm KO). The talismanic full back – who has missed four weeks with a head...
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Harry Mallinder and Cameron Orr join Breakthrough Player shortlist
Two of the brightest young talents in English rugby have been placed on the shortlist for the Anglo-Welsh Cup Breakthrough Player Award. Northampton Saints’ young tyro Harry Mallinder and Gloucester Rugby...
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Nowell and Clifford return for England’s trip to Wales
The team that gets the basics right will come out victorious when England face Wales according to head coach Eddie Jones after he brought Jack Nowell and Jack Clifford into his starting XV for Cardiff....
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Aviva Premiership Rugby action resumes on NBCSN
Premiership Rugby continues Saturday at 12:30 pm ET on NBCSN and on the NBC Sports app.
Aviva Premiership Rugby returns Saturday on NBCSN
Aviva Premiership Rugby returns Saturday at 12:30 pm ET on NBCSN and on the NBC Sports app.
Bristol Rugby star Tom Varndell eyes major Harlequins scalp
With just two Aviva Premiership Rugby wins so far this season, Bristol Rugby know that every game is vital if they are to avoid the drop – and Tom Varndell says Friday night’s clash with Harlequins is a...
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Leicester Tigers prop Pat Cilliers hails Welford Road faithful ahead of Gloucester Rugby clash
Leicester Tigers prop Pat Cilliers admitted there is an edge in camp before they welcome Gloucester Rugby to Welford Road in their first the Aviva Premiership Rugby home game since New Year’s Day. Tigers’...
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Kieran Brookes eyeing Bath Rugby redemption with Northampton Saints
Kieran Brookes is confident his Northampton Saints side can banish any memories of their narrow opening-day defeat to Bath Rugby by exacting revenge on the same opponents when Aviva Premiership Rugby...
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England U20 Make Three Changes For Six Nations Clash With Wales
England Under 20 have made three changes to their starting line-up for the 2017 Six Nations match against Wales at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay on Friday (7:15pm start). Justin Clegg, Gabriel Ibitoye and Jacob...
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Gloucester Rugby star Tom Marshall targets play-offs
This season may not have gone to plan for Gloucester Rugby so far but full-back Tom Marshall insists they can finish it in style and still reach the Aviva Premiership Rugby play-offs – starting with this...
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Sixways to host Premiership Rugby Under 18 Academy Finals Day
Sixways will host this season’s Premiership Rugby Under 18 Academy Finals Day on Thursday 16 February. Six sides will take place in the day with teams set to battle it out for first, third and fifth-...
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Worcester Warriors’ Perry Humphreys excited by Gary Gold philosophy
Worcester Warriors winger Perry Humphreys insists that new director of rugby Gary Gold has united the club behind a single philosophy ahead of their clash with Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Saracens at...
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Bullish Simon McIntyre backs Wasps to bounce back at Exeter Chiefs
Simon McIntyre admits the Wasps camp felt a little deflated after losing their unbeaten home record against Ospreys on Sunday, but the prop is confident they will recover in style against Exeter Chiefs this...
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Saracens bring in Samoan lock Fa’atiga Lemalu
Saracens have signed Samoan vice-captain Fa’atiga Lemalu on a short-term deal from Japanese Super Rugby side Sunwolves. The lock-forward joins the north Londoners with immediate effect in bolster...
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Match Officials for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby
Ian Tempest will be the man in the middle when he referees his 28th Aviva Premiership rugby game as old rivals Gloucester Rugby and Leicester Tigers meet in a marquee clash at Welford Road on Saturday....
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Harlequins dedicate Leicester Tigers match to the memory of Seb Adeniran-Olule
Harlequins can announce today (Tuesday 7th February) that its Aviva Premiership match against Leicester Tigers, on Friday 24th February, will honour the life of Seb Adeniran-Olule, who tragically passed...
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Burger confident of continued success for Saracens
Schalk Burger is confident that Saracens’ crop of young English talent can be successful for a number of years to follow up their domestic and European double of last year. Saracens beat Racing 92 21-9 to...
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The Anglo-Welsh Cup is back!
AND THEN there were four. After four pulsating rounds of Anglo-Welsh Cup action the race for the 2016-17 title is now down to just an elite quartet of teams. Those four teams will battle it out on 11 &...
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Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finals confirmed
Premiership Rugby can today confirm that Saracens and Exeter Chiefs will host the semi-finals of this year’s Anglo-Welsh Cup on consecutive days in March, both shown live on BT Sport. Saracens, the number...
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Premiership Rugby extends StubHub Partnership for Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2017
Premiership Rugby are delighted to announce the renewal of their partnership with the world’s largest ticket marketplace StubHub. For the fourth year in row, StubHub will give rugby fans a safe and secure...
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Dave Lewis signs for Harlequins from Exeter Chiefs
Harlequins is delighted to confirm today (Monday 6th February) that scrum-half Dave Lewis will join the Club from the 2017/18 season after signing from Exeter Chiefs. “Dave is an extremely experienced...
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Young Aviva Premiership Rugby stars shine as England Under-20s open Six Nations campaign
Aviva Premiership Rugby’s rising stars came to the fore as England Under-20s got their 2017 Six Nations off to a fine start, with nine tries and a bonus-point in their 59-17 victory over France. The Under-...
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Anglo-Welsh Cup Weekend Round-Up
Skills coach Ricky Pellow was delighted with Exeter Chiefs’ strength in depth as they secured a home Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final with victory over West-Country rivals Bristol Rugby. Heading into the game at...
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Wallaby leader heading to Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints has today announced the signing of Rob Horne into the club’s squad ahead of the 2017/18 season. The 27-year-old has become a mainstay of the Australian national backline over the past six...
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Tom Varndell commits future to Bristol Rugby
Tom Varndell has committed his future to Bristol Rugby until the end of the 2017/18 campaign. The winger – the joint all-time Premiership leading try scorer with 90 tries to his name – has been a key player...
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Newcastle’s bid to bring a major rugby final to the north of England
The city of Newcastle’s bid to host European club rugby union’s showpiece weekend in May 2018 reached the inspection stage last week, with a two-day visit from tournament organisers European...
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Match Reaction: Saracens 29 Leicester Tigers 20
Continuity of Anglo-Welsh Cup selection helped Saracens hold off a determined Leicester Tigers fightback according to Academy Coach Ian Vass. The home side had led 19-3 before Tigers managed to pull...
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Match Reaction: Wasps 22 Ospreys 31
Andy Titterrell said Wasps suffered from a lack of experience in their Anglo-Welsh Cup defeat to Ospreys. Wasps suffered a 31-22 loss at the Ricoh Arena, the first time they have tasted defeat on their home...
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England Rugby squad update
32 players assembled at Pennyhill Park on Sunday evening to train for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations game against Wales at Principality Stadium (4.50pm, BBC 1). George Kruis (Saracens) will undergo surgery on...
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Match Reaction: Newcastle Falcons 16 Bath Rugby 15
Dean Richards heaped praise on his resilient Newcastle Falcons side after Zach Kibirige’s late try guided them from six points down to beat Bath Rugby for a second consecutive Anglo-Welsh Cup win. Despite...
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Exeter secure Anglo-Welsh semi-final place with convincing win over Bristol
Exeter Chiefs eased to a 35-7 victory over Bristol Rugby at Ashton Gate to book their place in the semi-finals of the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Two penalty tries, as well as scores from Shaun Malton, Henry Slade and...
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Match Reaction: Cardiff Blues 38 Worcester Warriors 53
Gary Gold admits his Worcester Warriors left him with plenty to ponder from their Anglo-Welsh Cup display, despite seeing them run in eight tries against Cardiff Blues. The rampant visitors enjoyed their...
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Match Reaction: Gloucester Rugby 24 Newport Gwent Dragons 13
Gloucester Rugby defence coach Jonny Bell insists his side will return to Aviva Premiership Rugby action in high spirits after a confidence-boosting victory in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Though the Cherry &...
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Watch: HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series: Day 2
Relive all of the action from Day 2 of the HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series.
Tait looking to generate Leicester Tigers momentum after milestone
Leicester Tigers centurion Mat Tait is hoping his side can make it back-to-back Anglo-Welsh Cup victories on Sunday, to wrestle back some momentum heading into the latest block of Aviva Premiership Rugby...
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Olly Woodburn and Exeter Chiefs keen to continue fine Anglo-Welsh tradition
Olly Woodburn and Exeter Chiefs have a fine recent history in the Anglo-Welsh Cup having finished as champions and runners-up the last two times it was staged. And the winger admits that anything less than...
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Match Reaction: Harlequins 10 Sale Sharks 13
Harlequins boss John Kingston was left frustrated at the final whistle after seeing his side lose at home to Sale Sharks thanks to a last-gasp Will Addison penalty. The south-west Londoners are still pool...
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Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 50 Scarlets 10
Northampton Saints assistant coach Alan Dickens will have no qualms in cheering on fierce rivals Leicester Tigers on Sunday after his side thumped Scarlets 50-10 in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Saints kept  their...
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Nick Reynolds raring to go on Newcastle Falcons debut
New signing Nick Reynolds admits it has taken some adjusting to the pace of life at Newcastle Falcons but is now counting down the hours until his debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup against Bath Rugby on Saturday...
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TV coverage of the Anglo-Welsh Cup on BT Sport and ITV
England’s clash with fierce rivals Wales during the Six Nations is now just a matter of weeks away, but with club sides from both east and west of the border locking horns this weekend in the Anglo-Welsh...
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Richard Wigglesworth happy for Saracens to win ugly against Leicester Tigers
A win of any kind against old foes Leicester Tigers will see Saracens into the Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finals and experienced scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth has been impressed with what he’s seen so far...
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Worcester Warriors’ Luke Baldwin wanting to build momentum under Gary Gold
With a new director of rugby at the helm, Luke Baldwin wants Worcester Warriors to gain momentum for the remainder of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season with a strong performance against Cardiff Blues in...
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Ashley Sweet to make his first Dragons start
Newport Gwent Dragons lock Ashley Sweet will make his first start for the Region against Gloucester Rugby in their Anglo-Welsh Cup clash, this Saturday at Kingsholm Stadium, KO 15:00. The 27-year-old, who...
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Anglo-Welsh Cup team news from Leicester Tigers
New signing Maxime Mermoz goes straight into the Leicester Tigers squad for the Anglo-Welsh Cup fixture against Saracens on Sunday. Tigers travel to Allianz Park with a place in the semi-finals of the...
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Denton to make return against Newcastle this weekend
David Denton will make his return to first team action when Bath Rugby take on Newcastle Falcons in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Saturday at Kingston Park, kick-off 15:00. The Scottish international, who has been...
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Ospreys team to play Wasps
The Ospreys team to play Wasps at Ricoh Arena on Sunday 5th February 2017, KO 3.00pm, is as follows: 15 Dafydd Howells 14 Jay Baker 13 Joe Thomas 12 Jonathan Spratt 11 Tom O’Flaherty 10 Luke Price 9 Matthew...
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Hougaard returns while Vui lines up for debut
Francois Hougaard will make his long-awaited return from injury on Saturday as Warriors travel to BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to take on Cardiff Blues in the Anglo-Welsh Cup (kick-off 3pm). The scrum-half,...
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Cardiff Blues make Six changes for Worcester Warriors clash
Cardiff Blues have been boosted by the return of several first team regulars as they make six changes for their Anglo-Welsh Cup clash with Worcester Warriors on Saturday (3pm). With the region’s Wales Under...
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Exeter Chiefs side to face Bristol Rugby
England international Henry Slade helps head up a powerful Exeter Chiefs line-up that will be aiming to seal a spot in this season’s Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-finals against Bristol on Sunday (3pm). The talented...
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Braley continues to skipper Gloucester as Dragons come to town
Gloucester complete the pool stages of the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Saturday with a home fixture against the Newport Gwent Dragons (kick off 3pm). Callum Braley will skipper a team which sees first starts for Tom...
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Wasps team to face Ospreys
Wasps return home to the Ricoh Arena this Sunday as they host Ospreys in the final pool stage game of the Anglo Welsh Cup, kick off 3pm. Heading into the final pool round, Wasps’ side is boosted by a number...
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TEAM NEWS: Bristol Rugby vs Exeter Chiefs
Skipper Jordan Crane is included in the matchday squad for the first time since December when Bristol Rugby host Exeter Chiefs on Sunday (3pm KO). The back rower recovers from a knee injury to start in the...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Bath Rugby
Sinoti Sinoti makes his comeback at home to Bath on Saturday as Newcastle Falcons welcome back a host of fit-again stars for the Anglo-Welsh Cup clash at Kingston Park Stadium (kick-off 3pm). The Samoan...
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Saracens name team to face Leicester Tigers
Saracens have named their side to face Leicester Tigers in Sunday’s round four Anglo-Welsh Cup clash at Allianz Park, kick-off 16h00. Loosehead prop Richard Barrington returns to the side for Sunday’s game...
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England U20 squad named for Six Nations opener
The England Under-20s matchday squad has been named ahead of their opening game of the 2017 Under-20s Six Nations against France Under-20s at Sandy Park on Saturday (12:00pm KO).
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Zach Mercer promoted to Bath Rugby senior squad
Bath Rugby back rower Zach Mercer has signed a senior contract extension, which will see the Academy player promoted to the senior squad and commit his future to the Club until the end of the 2018/19 season...
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Worcester Warriors to host Disability Sport sessions
Worcester Warriors will be hosting sessions for disabled people to participate in sport at Kidderminster RFC starting from Monday 6 February. The sessions cater for all persons living with a disability,...
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Koster wants Anglo Welsh win to boost Bristol Rugby
Success in Bristol Rugby’s final Anglo Welsh Cup game would provide vital confidence for the return of Aviva Premiership Rugby, according to back-rower Nick Koster. Bristol fell short against the...
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Cardiff Blues’ Cam Dolan: We’ve got to beat Worcester Warriors
After three defeats on the spin, Cardiff Blues have to finish their Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign with a win, according to American Cam Dolan. The versatile forward captained a young Blues side in their 41-3...
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Sale Sharks Team News vs Harlequins
Sale Sharks have named their side to take on Harlequins in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Friday evening (KO 7.45pm). Steve Diamond has made six changes to the side which secured a bonus-point victory over Cardiff...
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Scarlets name team to take on Northampton Saints
Scarlets have named their side to take on Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night in the final pool game of the 2016-17 Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign. Head Coach Ioan Cunningham has named a much...
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Northampton Saints team news versus Scarlets
The Northampton Saints team has been announced for tomorrow night’s Anglo-Welsh Cup Round 4 pool match against the Scarlets (KO 7:45pm). A number of players have been brought into the side for the Welsh...
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Harlequins team to play Sale Sharks
Harlequins has announced the team to play Sale Sharks in Round 4 of the Anglo-Welsh Cup tomorrow at The Stoop, kick-off 19:45. There are six changes to the starting team that played Worcester Warriors last...
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England team to face France in Six Nations opener
Eddie Jones has named his side for England’s Six Nations opener against France at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 4.50pm, ITV).
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Saints sign duo into squad
Northampton Saints has today announced the signings of two new players into the club’s squad for the 2017/18 season. The pair, Jamal Ford-Robinson and Mitch Eadie, both join from Bristol, where they have...
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Ashley Johnson predicting positive response from Wasps youngsters
Ashley Johnson was a rare senior figure in the Wasps squad for their Anglo-Welsh Cup defeat to Exeter Chiefs last weekend and while he feels his young team-mates deserved better than the final scoreline,...
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Referee appointments: Maxwell-Keys and O’Grady in Anglo-Welsh Cup action
Referees from both east and west of the border will take charge of this weekend’s Anglo-Welsh Cup clashes, just as England and Wales’ club sides come together to do battle. Aviva Premiership Rugby’s Craig...
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We’ll move on from last-gasp Gloucester blow, says Bath Rugby’s Douglas
Levi Douglas says Bath Rugby will not dwell on the last-gasp try which cost them victory against Gloucester Rugby in the Anglo Welsh Cup on Friday. After going 7-0 behind, an Aled Brew try and four...
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Leicester Tigers confirm Mermoz signing
Leicester Tigers have confirmed the signing of France international centre Maxime Mermoz for the rest of the 2016/17 season. Tigers agreed terms with the 30-year-old Mermoz after losing both Matt Toomua and...
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Saracens announce academy contract extensions
Saracens are delighted to announce that they have extended the contracts of seven academy players. Centre Tom Griffiths, prop forward Hayden Thompson-Stringer and half-back Tom Whiteley have all signed...
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Saints cannot worry about other results warns Mallinder
Harry Mallinder insists Northampton Saints must not be concerned with how other results may affect them when they welcome Scarlets to Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night. After their 27-20 defeat to...
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Michele Campagnaro, Alex Rieder, Ben White and Sam Simmonds top the OPTA Rugby Rankings
Michele Campagnaro’s hat-trick stole the headlines in Exeter Chiefs’ Anglo-Welsh Cup humbling of Aviva Premiership Rugby leaders Wasps, and according to the OPTA Rugby Rankings the Italian put in an all-...
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England rugby squad update ahead of France test
Twenty-five players have been retained by England to prepare for Saturday’s opening RBS 6 Nations fixture against France at Twickenham Stadium. George Kruis (Saracens) will go for further medical assessment...
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Tom Denton and Gloucester Rugby keen to maintain momentum
Gloucester Rugby are now out of contention for the Anglo-Welsh knockout stages but lock Tom Denton insists their clash with Newport Gwent Dragons this weekend is no dead rubber. The Cherry & Whites are...
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Sale Sharks’ starlets keeping Neil Briggs and co on their toes
Back-to-back wins at the AJ Bell Stadium has helped lift spirits at Sale Sharks, and Neil Briggs insists the future is even brighter given the young talents that have starred in recent weeks. After ten...
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Home sweet home for Nick Evans and Harlequins
Nick Evans admits Harlequins have an excellent chance to clinch the Anglo-Welsh Cup if they can continue their superb form at Twickenham Stoop, beginning against Sale Sharks on Friday. Harlequins have lost...
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Derby Day ticket sales pass the 40,000 mark
More than 40,000 tickets have been sold for Saracens clash against Harlequins at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 8 April, 2017. The showpiece occasion attracted world record crowds in 2012, 2014 and 2015 and...
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Harlequins’ James Chisholm and Exeter Chiefs’ Stu Townsend join shortlist
Two more outstanding young players have emerged from the third round of matches in the Anglo-Welsh Cup to make the shortlist for the competition’s Breakthrough Player Award. James Chisholm from Harlequins...
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Concussion Management Review Group Report – TJ Ioane
The Concussion Management Review Group (CMRG) has concluded its review into a head injury incident involving Sale Shark’s TJ Ioane. The group was convened following an incident in the 30th minute of the...
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Vass England U20 appointment ‘great news’ for Saracens – McCall
Ian Vass’ appointment to the England U20 coaching staff will be of mutual benefit for Club and coach says Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby...
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RFU & Premiership Rugby Sign New Coach Development Agreement
Premiership Rugby and the RFU have signed a new agreement that will add significant benefit to the current coach development programme in England. The restructure will see three talented club coaches join...
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WATCH: World Rugby, Ep. 52
Go behind the scenes with international rugby stars to learn how to master the scrum and much more in the latest episode of World Rugby.
Leicester Tigers’ Ed Slater suspended for two weeks
The Leicester Tigers second row, Ed Slater, has been suspended for two weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London today (Monday, 30 January 2017) arising from his club’s European...
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Alapati Leiua signs for Bristol Rugby for 2017/18 season
Samoan international Alapati Leiua is set to join Bristol Rugby at the end of the season. The powerful centre – who arrives from Wasps – has made thirty appearances for the Aviva Premiership outfit. Leiua...
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Opportunity knocks for Exeter Chiefs’ Joe Simmonds
Joe Simmonds says he will look to make the most of opportunities afforded to him after he put in another assured performance for the Exeter Chiefs during their weekend win. The 20-year-old was one of 10...
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Anglo-Welsh Cup Weekend Round-Up
Michele Campagnaro was the star turn for Exeter Chiefs in their monumental 52-5 victory over Wasps at Sandy Park on Saturday, as they moved top of Pool 2 in the Anglo-Welsh Cup and into pole position for a...
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Match Reaction: Newport Gwent Dragons 6 Newcastle Falcons 18
Director of rugby Dean Richards admitted there was no choice but to halt proceedings early as his Newcastle Falcons claimed victory against Newport Gwent Dragons in a game unable to last the full 80 minutes...
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Match Reaction: Leicester Tigers 27 Northampton Saints 20
There is reason for optimism at Leicester Tigers according to assistant coach Geordan Murphy as they ended a run of losses with victory over Northampton Saints. The Tigers earned their place in the Anglo-...
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Match Reaction: Worcester Warriors 22 Harlequins 28
John Kingston admitted the possibility of an Anglo-Welsh Cup final at Twickenham Stoop provided added motivation for Harlequins as they came from behind to beat Worcester Warriors 28-22 at Sixways and seal...
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Match Reaction: Ospreys 20 Bristol Rugby 14
Mark Tainton admitted his Bristol Rugby side must up their game management after a late score saw them lose ground in the Anglo-Welsh Cup after defeat to Ospreys. The Aviva Premiership Rugby side fell...
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Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 52 Wasps 5
Ricky Pellow insists Exeter Chiefs’ Anglo-Welsh Cup future lies firmly in their own hands they recorded an emphatic 52-5 victory over Wasps at Sandy Park to go top of Pool 2. The scrum half coach saw his...
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