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Friday night wrap: Cherry & Whites lose unbeaten home record
Gloucester Rugby will have to do it the hard way if they are to claim European glory after their unbeaten home record this season was ended by Pau at Kingsholm. The Cherry & Whites went down 34-24 to...
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Things to look out for in Round Six of the European Challenge Cup
The pool stages of the European Challenge Cup will reach a thrilling finale this weekend and there’s plenty to play for amongst the Aviva Premiership Rugby sides. Newcastle Falcons will be looking to make...
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European Champions Cup – a guide to Round Six
Crunch time is finally here for the Aviva Premiership Rugby teams with the conclusion of the European pool stages this weekend. After five rounds of high-class rugby, bruising encounters and strategic...
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Billy Vunipola – Injury update
On Sunday (14th January), Saracens confirmed that Billy Vunipola had fractured his forearm in the European Rugby Champions Cup Match against Ospreys. As a result of this, and having now seen a specialist,...
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Alex Lundberg leaves Wasps
Wasps announce that Alex Lundberg has been released from his contract with immediate effect. This is in response to a request from the 23-year-old prop forward who has suffered a number of injuries in...
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Harlequins sign Saracens and England winger Nathan Earle
Harlequins has today (Friday 19th January) announced that Saracens and England winger Nathan Earle will join the south-west London club at the end of the season. Director of Rugby John Kingston commented: “...
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Pumas prop signs in at Leicester Tigers
Argentina international prop Facundo Gigena has started work at Leicester Tigers after agreeing a contract with the Aviva Premiership club. The 23-year-old Gigena has joined his new club colleagues at their...
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Ben Youngs agrees new deal at Tigers
International scrum-half Ben Youngs has agreed new contract terms with Leicester Tigers after more than a decade of first-team service to the club. Youngs, 28, is a four-time Premiership title winner and...
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Little change for Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks make just four changes to their starting team for the European Challenge Cup game against State Toulousain at the Stade Ernest Wallon on Saturday, kick off 18:00 CET (17:00 GMT). Josh Charnley,...
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Burns starts for Bath Rugby against Benetton Rugby
Freddie Burns will start at fly-half for Bath Rugby in tomorrow’s European Rugby Champions Cup encounter against Benetton Rugby at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso, kick-off 18:30 (local time)....
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Harlequins name matchday squad for La Rochelle
Harlequins have named the matchday 23 to face La Rochelle in round of the European Rugby Champions Cup at Stade Marcel-Deflandre on Sunday (kick off 15:15GMT/16:15CET). There are four changes to the...
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Five Saints changes for Champions Cup trip to Saracens
Northampton Saints have made five changes to their starting line-up for this weekend’s final Pool 2 clash in the European Champions Cup. Two-time defending champions Saracens lie in wait at Allianz Park,...
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Cole set for European milestone as Tigers team unveiled
International prop Dan Cole will reach the landmark of 50 European Cup appearances for Leicester Tigers in Sunday’s home game against Racing 92 (1.00pm kick-off). Cole is joined in the Tigers line-up by...
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Exeter Chiefs side to face Glasgow Warriors
The maths are fairly simple, win or bust! Exeter Chiefs know nothing less than victory will be enough for them as they look to qualify for the last eight of this season’s European Champions Cup. Tomorrow,...
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Two changes for Newcastle Falcons against Enisei
Newcastle Falcons have made two changes to their team for Saturday’s European Challenge Cup match against Russian champions Enisei-STM, which will be played in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi (kick-off 2pm...
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Wasps bring in De Jongh for Ulster clash
Juan De Jongh returns to Wasps line-up against Ulster at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday after recovering from a hamstring injury. The Springbok international, who limped off in the early stages of his club’s...
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Sebastian de Chaves to captain London Irish against Krasny Yar
After re-signing with the club this week, Tom Fowlie is named in the starting line-up for London Irish’s trip to Georgia to play Krasny Yar. The Round 6 European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with Krasny Yar...
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Worcester Warriors make seven changes ahead of European decider
Worcester Warriors head coach Carl Hogg has made seven changes to the Warriors starting line-up as his side look to claim a quarter-final place when they travel to Brive in the final pool game of the...
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Goode set to make 250th Saracens appearance against Northampton Saints
Alex Goode will make his 250th appearance for Saracens after being named as part of their team to face Northampton Saints in the Champions Cup at Allianz Park on Saturday, kick off 15H15. Goode starts at...
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Throwback Thursday: Saracens on fire against Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints must be sick of the sight of Saracens but, under new director of rugby Alan Gaffney, they will enter this weekend’s clash with renewed confidence. The Saints have already lost heavily to...
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Gloucester Rugby name team for Friday’s European showdown against Pau
With a home quarter-final spot on the line, Gloucester Rugby make 11 changes to their starting line-up as they welcome Section Paloise to Kingsholm on Friday evening in the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Ben...
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Harlequins extend coaching team contracts
Harlequins have today announced contract extensions for director of rugby John Kingston, head coach Mark Mapletoft and forwards coach Graham Rowntree. Kingston said: “I’m immensely proud to have the...
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England name eight uncapped players in squad to play Italy
England head coach Eddie Jones has named his squad to begin preparations for England’s first match of the NatWest 6 Nations against Italy in Rome (Sunday 4 February 3pm KO GMT). Following this weekend’s...
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Exeter Chiefs duo agree new deals
Rob Baxter’s forward thinking at Sandy Park has continued with news that both Mitch Lees and Ian Whitten have committed their futures to the Exeter Chiefs. Just days after long-serving fly-half Gareth...
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Northampton Saints vs Saracens kick-off time change
Premiership Rugby can today confirm that the kick-off time for the Aviva Premiership Rugby match between Northampton Saints and Saracens has been brought forward to 2pm. Saracens’ trip to Northampton at...
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Wasps’ James Haskell suspended for four weeks
The Wasps flanker, James Haskell, has been suspended for four weeks following an independent disciplinary hearing in London today (Wednesday, 17 January) arising from his club’s Champions Cup, Round 5...
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Mathieu Raynal to referee all-Aviva Premiership Rugby European clash
Saracens and Northampton Saints will square off in an all-Aviva Premiership Rugby showdown in Europe this weekend and Frenchman Mathieu Raynal will referee that clash at Allianz Park. To qualify for the...
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Perenise signs new terms as Bath capture Delmas
Bath Rugby have confirmed that Anthony Perenise has signed a new contract with the club while Victor Delmas will join from Colomiers at the end of the season. Perenise rejoined the club from Bristol at the...
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Anthony Perenise re-signs and Victor Delmas to join Bath Rugby at the end of the season
Bath Rugby is delighted to confirm that Anthony Perenise has signed a new contract with the Club, whilst Victor Delmas will join from Colomiers at the end of the season. Perenise, re-joined the Club from...
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Exeter Chiefs’ quest for the knockout stages headlines televised Champions Cup action
It’s crunch time in Europe this weekend as the last round of pool action will see the eight Champions Cup and eight Challenge Cup quarter-finalists decided, making for a mouth-watering slate of action on...
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Latest set of live TV matches for Aviva Premiership Rugby announced
Premiership Rugby can today confirm that the live BT Sport cameras will be at Twickenham Stadium on 7 April when The Clash between Bath Rugby and Leicester Tigers takes centre stage at HQ. Last season The...
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Cooper Vuna joins Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby is delighted to confirm the signing of international Cooper Vuna until the end of the season. The powerful winger, who has been capped by both Australia and Tonga, will join up with his new...
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European Champions Cup – Pool Update
Ahead of Round 6 of the European Champions Cup, the final set of group fixtures, we looked at what each Aviva Premiership Rugby team needs to do if they’re to squeeze into the knockout stages of this...
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European Challenge Cup – Pool Update
Ahead of Round 6 of the European Challenge Cup, the final set of group fixtures, we looked at how each of the Aviva Premiership Rugby teams are getting on and which teams are in pole position to qualify for...
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Theo Brophy Clews and Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi re-sign with London Irish
Theo Brophy Clews and Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi have given London Irish fans a boost by putting pen to paper on new deals with the club. Fresh from scoring four tries in Saturday’s European Rugby Challenge Cup...
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Saracens seal signing of London Irish winger Lewington
Saracens have confirmed the signing of 26-year-old winger Alex Lewington from London Irish, who will join the club at the start of the 2018-19 season. The former Leicester Tigers man has enjoyed a breakout...
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Tom Fowlie signs new deal with London Irish
London Irish centre Tom Fowlie has extended his contract with the club. The academy graduate, 22, has made 14 appearances for the Exiles this term and underlined his credentials with a well taken try away...
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Britain’s Got Talent Winner Tokio Myers to join Saracens at London Stadium
Saracens are thrilled to announce that Britain’s Got Talent 2017 winner Tokio Myers will perform at London Stadium when Sarries face Quins on Saturday 24th March. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and...
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Jack Walker commits to Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby is delighted to announce that Jack Walker has extended his stay with the Club. A physically abrasive, skilful player, the 21-year-old has made 12 appearances for the Club to date since he joined...
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London Irish considering investment offers
London Irish can confirm that it is considering a number of offers of investment in the club. Mick Crossan majority shareholder and president of London Irish said: “This year London Irish is 120 years old...
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European Rugby Challenge Cup round five review: Things you might have missed
Gloucester Rugby and Newcastle Falcons both booked their place in the European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-finals this weekend as continental action returned with a bang. Elsewhere, Sale Sharks came through...
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Wasps sign Lima Sopoaga
Wasps are pleased to confirm that fly-half Lima Sopoaga will be joining them for the 2018/19 season following his Super Rugby commitments with the Highlanders. The 26-year-old has 16 caps and has scored 55...
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How social media reacted: Harlequins edge Wasps in European thriller
European rugby was back for the first time this year and it threw up plenty of drama as Harlequins and Wasps played out an all-Aviva Premiership Rugby thriller. Wasps raced into a 21-0 lead thanks to dot...
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European quarter-finals: What do the English sides need to do?
The sharp end of the European pool stages is nearly upon us and after a scintillating Round Five the final weekend arrives on Friday night. Round Five was a mixed one for the Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs,...
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European Rugby Champions Cup round five review: Things you might have missed
There were fantastic victories for both Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints this weekend as the European Rugby Champions Cup returned with a bang. Elsewhere, Quins came from behind to shock Wasps, while a...
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Flatman and Shanklin’s mid-season review of Aviva Premiership Rugby
The Aviva Premiership Rugby season is just past the halfway stage, so who better to give us their mid-season awards than David Flatman and Tom Shanklin. The two former internationals sat down with Channel 5...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby European Wrap: Newcastle Falcons top group
There were just two Aviva Premiership Rugby sides in action on Sunday, with Leicester Tigers taking the field in the Champions Cup and Newcastle Falcons attempting to qualify for the next round of the...
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Billy Vunipola injury update
Saracens can confirm that as a result of an injury sustained in Saturday’s European Rugby Champions Cup match against Ospreys, Billy Vunipola has fractured his forearm. Vunipola had an x-ray today (Sunday)...
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Gareth Steenson extends stay at Exeter Chiefs
Gareth Steenson has spoken of his delight after putting pen to paper on a new two-year deal with the Exeter Chiefs. The club’s record points-scorer is to extend his stay at Sandy Park until at least the end...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby European wrap: Harlequins sting Wasps
It was a busy day of European action for the Aviva Premiership Rugby sides as eight of them mobilised with the group stages nearing their conclusion. There were big wins for Exeter Chiefs, London Irish and...
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