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European Rugby Disciplinary Hearings – Round 2
CHAMPIONS CUP – Citing complaints Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Northampton Saints hooker, Dylan Hartley (No 2), following his club’s Champions...
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Capacity crowd expected at the Franklin’s Gardens as Wasps travel to Northampton Saints
There are just 600 tickets left for Saints’ Premiership battle against local rivals Wasps on Saturday 28th October. With over 14,600 tickets already sold Saints are expecting a sell-out crowd for this...
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David Humphreys and Todd Blackadder prepared for Gloucester-Bath rivalry
Gloucester Rugby director of rugby David Humphreys admits the West Country Derby was a foreign concept to him before he came to Kingsholm three years ago. But after two wins, six losses and a draw in the...
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Challenge Cup review: London Irish and Newcastle Falcons raid France
Dean Richards’ Newcastle Falcons are now two from two in the European Challenge Cup after they downed Bordeaux-Bègles in France, with London Irish also beating Stade Français in Paris in a remarkable result...
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Champions Cup review: Saracens, Leicester and Bath come out on top
After another scintillating weekend of European Champions Cup action, Saracens, Leicester Tigers and Bath Rugby all reign supreme at the top of their pools. Attacking bonus points were won by three...
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Majestic Braves too good for Bath United in fine Premiership Rugby A League victory
Exeter Braves produced a blistering second-half performance to cruise past Bath United and preserve their 100 percent start to the Premiership Rugby A League season. With the likes of England international...
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European wrap: Exeter Chiefs stun Montpellier
Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Exeter Chiefs produced one of their best European performances to date as they stunned French outfit Montpellier to win 27-24. It was a talismanic display from Don Armand,...
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European round-up: Saracens stay perfect
We start where Saturday’s European Champions Cup action ended – in North London where Saracens inflicted a 36-34 defeat on the Ospreys after being given a real fright. The Welsh region were fired up for the...
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European round-up: Bath secure priceless win
Rhys Priestland stole the show for Bath Rugby as he booted them to a priceless Champions Cup victory at Scarlets but Sale Sharks lost late on in Lyon on a mixed night for Aviva Premiership Rugby sides in...
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European Rugby – a guide to round two
After a thrilling opening weekend in Europe, Gloucester Rugby have already secured a win over Agen to open up Round Two in the perfect way. The Cherry & Whites ran in nine tries in their 61-16 victory...
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Two changes for Exeter as Montpellier assignment looms
Ali Hepher has called for ‘more of the same’ from his Exeter Chiefs side as they gear up for their second European Champions Cup clash of the season away to Montpellier on Sunday (kick-off 2pm). The Chiefs...
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Landmark for Northampton Saints’ Lawes in Clermont
Exactly a decade after his debut in black, green and gold, Courtney Lawes will make his 200th appearance for the Saints when they take on Clermont Auvergne in the Champions Cup this Saturday afternoon (16:...
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Wasps’ De Jongh to make European debut against Harlequins
Director of rugby Dai Young has named his Wasps squad to face Aviva Premiership Rugby rivals Harlequins at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday in round two of the European Rugby Champions Cup (kick-off 5.30pm). The...
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Leicester Tigers team news for European Champions Cup
Gareth Owen and Valentino Mapapalangi have been drafted into the Leicester Tigers line-up for Saturday’s European Champions Cup game against Castres Olympique at Welford Road (5.30pm). Owen is in line to...
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Saracens spring a trio of changes for Ospreys challenge
Saracens have named their side to face Ospreys in round two of the European Rugby Champions Cup at Allianz Park on Saturday (kick-off 7.45pm). Saracens make three changes to the starting line-up that...
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TEAM NEWS: Ojo ready for record breaking milestone
Topsy Ojo will break London Irish’s appearance record when he skippers his side against Stade Français Paris in the French capital tomorrow (7.45pm BST). The 32-year-old will surpass Justin Bishop...
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Jono Lance set for first Worcester Warriors start in Connacht
Australian fly-half Jono Lance will make his first start for Worcester Warriors when the squad travel to Connacht Rugby in Round 2 of the European Challenge Cup on Saturday (kick-off 3pm). Lance comes in at...
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Harlequins make one change for Wasps
Harlequins has announced the squad to play Wasps in Round 2 of the European Rugby Champions Cup, at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday, kick-off 17:30 (live on BT Sport 2). There is one personnel change to the team...
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Welch returns for Newcastle Falcons’ trip to Bordeaux-Begles
Newcastle Falcons captain Will Welch returns for Saturday’s trip to Bordeaux-Begles as the two unbeaten teams in European Challenge Cup Pool One meet at Stade Chaban-Delmas. Welch comes in as one of six...
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Ojo set to break London Irish appearance record
Sat alongside academy coaches Corin Palmer and Toby Booth as the ink dried on his first professional contract back in 2003, Topsy Ojo would never have thought he would eclipse London Irish’s appearance...
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Tigers hero Kay pays tribute to great rival Borthwick
Leicester Tigers legend Ben Kay says that sharing the stage with fellow inductee Steve Borthwick was the most fitting way possible to join the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame. The 41-year-old and his former...
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Throwback Thursday: Five classic English vs Welsh clashes in Europe
The Anglo-Welsh Cup may not start until November but we’ll get a flavour of what is to come this weekend. In the European Champions Cup, Bath Rugby travel to Scarlets and Saracens host Ospreys in two...
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Steve Diamond excited by challenge posed to Sale Sharks by Top 14 leaders Lyon
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond says the Sharks are relishing the challenge of travelling to France to tackle Top 14 leaders Lyon on Friday night. The Sharks opened their European Challenge Cup...
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Bath Rugby’s Priestland and Charteris return to face Scarlets
Bath Rugby’s Luke Charteris and Rhys Priestland will return to the starting line-up for the European Rugby Champions Cup clash against Scarlets tomorrow evening at Parc y Scarlets, kick-off 19:45....
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Yeandle relishing French test
Jack Yeandle says he and his Exeter Chiefs team-mates will need to “rise to the challenge” when they tackle Montpellier in Sunday’s European Champions Cup fixture. Having kicked off their campaign with a 24...
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Alex Lozowski signs contract extension with Saracens
Alex Lozowski, who joined Saracens from Wasps in 2016, has signed a two-year deal that will keep him at the club through to 2020. The 24-year-old played an important role in the team’s Champions Cup defence...
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Hall-of-Famer Borthwick continuing to build his legacy
Steve Borthwick stands clear of every player in history as the most-capped Premiership Rugby player of all time. But ask the 38-year-old himself and he is far from done yet, with the former Bath Rugby and...
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Disciplinary decisions – Round One
Bath Rugby flanker, Francois Louw, has been suspended for three weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London on Wednesday, 18 October arising from his club’s Champions Cup, Round 1...
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TV Listing for this weekend’s European matches
There is a host of superb fixtures in the second week of European competition this weekend and it all culminates with the all-Aviva Premiership Rugby clash between Wasps and Harlequins at the Ricoh on...
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Premiership Rugby & England Rugby launch Project Rugby to grow rugby participation in new communities
England Rugby and Premiership Rugby have joined forces to launch Project Rugby, a grassroots project designed to increase participation in under-represented communities. Project Rugby will specifically...
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Leicester Tigers’ Mike Williams suspended for one week
The Leicester Tigers flanker, Mike Williams, has been suspended for one week following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London today (Wednesday, 18 October) arising from his club’s Champions Cup...
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Match officials confirmed for round two of European clashes
It was a thrilling opening round of European action last weekend as five Aviva Premiership Rugby sides started their continental campaigns with a win, and round two looks set to be even better. England’s...
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Kyran Bracken delighted to reminisce over Saracens career after Hall of Fame induction
Kyran Bracken admits that these days he is recognised more often for his escapades on the ice than from his time on the rugby pitch. And so the former Saracens scrum-half’s induction to the Premiership...
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Maxime Mermoz expects ambition aplenty for Newcastle Falcons in Bordeaux
Maxime Mermoz will be on familiar ground on Saturday when his Newcastle Falcons side runs out against Bordeaux-Begles at Stade Chaban-Delmas, with the experienced Frenchman expecting a high-tempo European...
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Saracens’ Liam Williams dominates Opta rankings in first round of European rugby
Liam Williams has wasted no time in getting stuck in at Saracens and his form appears to be going from strength to strength in North London. The Welsh international scored two tries in the opening half for...
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Ambassadors for Wasps and Bath HITZ finish second in Wooden Spoon Regatta
Wasps HITZ officer Anthony O’Reilly admits he was blown away by two of the clubs’ ambassadors after they helped their team come second at a sailing regatta. Carter Moran and Jason Kitchin teamed up with...
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European Rugby Disciplinary Hearings – Round 1
CHAMPIONS CUP – Citing complaints Francois Louw (Bath Rugby) EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Bath Rugby flanker, Francois Louw (No 20), following his club’s Champions Cup, Round 1...
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Jason Robinson: Aviva Premiership Rugby is best league in the world
Intensity and great support are the two key ingredients that make Premiership Rugby the best league in the world according to World Cup winner Jason Robinson. The former Sale Sharks winger was inducted into...
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Bath Rugby confirm signing of James Wilson
Bath Rugby is pleased to confirm the signing of James Wilson, who has joined the Club on a three-month contract. The hugely experienced and versatile New Zealander made 95 appearances during a five-year...
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Warriors sign USA flanker Durutalo
Warriors have strengthened their options in the back row with the signing of USA international Andrew Durutalo. The powerful flanker, who arrives at Sixways later this week, joins from Ealing Trailfinders...
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Wasps desperate to avenge Harlequins loss in European clash
Dai Young admits Wasps have a score to settle this weekend when they face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup as they go in search of a much-needed victory. Quins became the first Aviva Premiership...
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Alan Solomons joins Worcester Warriors to assist Gary Gold
Worcester Warriors are delighted to announce that Alan Solomons has joined the Club on a short-term basis to assist Director of Rugby Gary Gold. Solomons has amassed a wealth of coaching experience over the...
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Challenge Cup review: Worcester Warriors earn first win of the season
Worcester Warriors secured their first competitive victory of the season with success over Brive in the European Challenge Cup, with Newcastle Falcons also victorious. The Falcons continued their impressive...
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Champions Cup review: Reigning champions Saracens make early statement
The European Champions Cup always delivers great drama and incredible moments and the first round of action didn’t disappoint this weekend. Bath Rugby, Exeter Chiefs and Saracens all got their campaigns off...
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Nick Easter: Harlequins’ style of rugby kept me going
Harlequins legend Nick Easter revealed it was the club’s style of rugby that kept him fresh as he racked up his incredible 184 Premiership Rugby appearances. The No.8 was inducted into the Premiership Rugby...
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European round-up: Early statement made by reigning champions Saracens
Liam Williams scored two first-half tries on his European debut for Saracens as they opened their Champions Cup campaign with a 13-57 bonus-point victory over Northampton Saints. Further scores from Brad...
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European round-up: Exeter Chiefs edge cracker and Worcester Warriors win big
Aviva Premiership Rugby took a backseat this weekend as the European competitions took over, with winning starts for Exeter Chiefs and Bath Rugby in the Champions Cup, and losing bonus points for Leicester...
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European round-up: Wasps lose but Sale claim draw in opener
Two Aviva Premiership Rugby sides were in action on Friday night as the new European Rugby season gets back into full swing. Sale Sharks held on for a thrilling draw against Toulouse after trailing early in...
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Bath Rugby make five changes for European Champions Cup opener
Bath Rugby has made five changes to the team that will face Benetton Rugby in the opening game of this year’s European Rugby Champions Cup at the Recreation Ground tomorrow, kick-off 5.30pm. Josh Lewis will...
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Baxter targets fast start in Champions Cup opener against Glasgow Warriors
Rob Baxter insists the only target he has given his players ahead of their European Champions Cup campaign is to deliver six ‘Exeter Chiefs-type performances’. A simple message of sorts, but one...
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Harlequins make three changes for European Rugby Champions Cup opener
Harlequins has announced the squad to play La Rochelle in the opening round of the European Rugby Champions Cup, at The Stoop on Saturday, kick-off 17:30 (live on Sky Sports). There are three changes to the...
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Kitchener returns for Leicester Tigers against Racing 92
Graham Kitchener returns from injury as Leicester Tigers launch a 21st season of involvement in European competition against Racing 92 in Paris on Saturday. Telusa Veainu and Ben Youngs also return for the...
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Howe set for Warriors debut against Brive
Winger Tom Howe will make his Warriors debut on Saturday as they host Brive in the opening round of the European Challenge Cup at Sixways (kick-off 3pm). The former Wasps flier is one of nine changes to the...
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Ojo to skipper London Irish’s European return
London Irish wing Topsy Ojo skippers his side for tomorrow’s European Rugby Challenge Cup Pool 4 opener against Edinburgh Rugby at the Madejski Stadium (kick-off 3pm). Ojo’s European exploits have seen him...
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Player of the Month Courtney Lawes in starting XV for Northampton Saints
The Northampton Saints team has been named for the opening European Champions Cup clash with reigning champions Saracens which is being shown live on BT Sport 1. There are just three changes to the starting...
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Owen Farrell to start for Saracens in European clash with Northampton Saints
Saracens have named their side to face Northampton Saints in round one of the European Rugby Champions Cup away at Franklin’s Gardens on Sunday (KO 5.30pm). Fly-half Owen Farrell is back in the starting...
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Flood and Mermoz start for Newcastle Falcons
French centre Maxime Mermoz makes his competitive debut for Newcastle Falcons on Saturday as they welcome Welsh side Dragons to Kingston Park Stadium (kick-off 3pm). The two-time European Champions Cup...
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Europe returns – A guide to round one
After six rounds of Aviva Premiership Rugby action, attentions have now turned to Europe. The new campaign is already underway, on Thursday night Gloucester Rugby had to settle for a losing bonus point...
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Class of 2017 inducted into Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame
Five Premiership Rugby legends can now officially call themselves ‘Hall-of-Famers’ after they were inducted into the exclusive club this evening. The glittering ceremony at the Honourable Artillery Company...
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GJ van Velze on his remarkable recovery after fearing career was over
Worcester Warriors vice-captain GJ van Velze feared his career was over following a concussion injury in the opening game of the 2016/17 season. The number eight clashed with Saracens flanker Michael Rhodes...
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London Irish sign former England U20 hooker
London Irish have bolstered their front row options with the signing of former England Under-20 hooker Tom Woolstencroft. A World Rugby U20 Championship winner with England in 2014, the 23-year-old launched...
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Throwback Thursday: Five of the best European fixtures from last season
European rugby returns this week with Gloucester Rugby kicking off proceedings in the Challenge Cup tonight against French outfit Pau. All 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby sides will open their continental...
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RFU Disciplinary Hearing: Juan Pablo Socino
Juan Pablo Socino of Newcastle Falcons appeared before an RFU disciplinary panel yesterday evening. Independent Citing Commissioner Peter Larter cited Socino for striking the head of Exeter Chiefs’...
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Diamond excited by De Klerk-O’Connor axis for Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond says he is excited about the prospect of James O’Connor linking up for the first time with Faf De Klerk in Friday’s opening European Challenge Cup tie against...
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Wasps team to play Ulster Rugby
Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his side to travel to Belfast to take on Ulster Rugby at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday night, in the opening round of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup...
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Saracens’ Jamie George signs long-term contract extension
Jamie George has signed a long-term contract extension with Saracens. The England and British & Irish Lions hooker, who has won three Premiership titles and back-to-back Champions Cups with the club,...
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Promising duo Nick Isiekwe and Max Malins sign contract extensions at Saracens
Saracens Academy players Nick Isiekwe and Max Malins have signed new contracts with the club. Isiekwe and Malins have signed two-year deals that keeps both players at the club through to 2020, as Saracens...
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Donncha O’Callaghan and Luke Baldwin graduate using dual-career planning strategy at Worcester Warriors
Donncha O’Callaghan and Luke Baldwin have become the first two Worcester Warriors players to graduate as part of a dual-career planning strategy which players undertake at the Club. Warriors captain O’...
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Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame: Jason Robinson
Described by former Sale Sharks team-mate Steve Hanley as “quite simply, the best player to have ever played rugby”, Jason Robinson’s seven years in union proved more than enough time to earn a place in the...
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Courtney Lawes named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month
Northampton Saints forward Courtney Lawes has today been named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for September 2017. Lawes has been instrumental in Saints’ climb to the summit of Aviva Premiership...
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Kennedy ready for European adventure
European Rugby makes a welcome return to the Madejski Stadium this Saturday as London Irish lock horns with Edinburgh Rugby in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick-off 3pm). The Exiles have been drawn in...
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‘Momentum will be key against Dragons,’ says returning Falcons ace Flood
Toby Flood says Newcastle Falcons must carry their early-season form into the European Challenge Cup as they prepare for Saturday’s visit of Welsh side Dragons. The 60-times-capped England international is...
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All-Aviva Premiership Rugby clash to feature on BT Sport in European openers
After another thrilling round of Aviva Premiership Rugby the top flight takes a break as European rugby takes centre stage. All seven Aviva Premiership Rugby sides in the European Champions Cup will feature...
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Gloucester Rugby to tread new ground in Premiership Rugby A League
Gloucester Rugby are excited to confirm the news that the Premiership Rugby A League fixture with Exeter Braves will be played at Malmesbury Road, the home of Royal Wootton Bassett RFC on Monday 18 December...
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Gloucester Rugby ring the changes for European opener at Pau
It’s a much-changed Gloucester Rugby starting line-up for Thursday evening’s European Rugby Challenge Cup fixture away at Pau, with a couple of youngsters making their first European appearances...
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All-Aviva Premiership Rugby clash to be officiated by Pascal Gauzère in European openers
After six rounds of fascinating Aviva Premiership Rugby the European competitions take over this week with all 12 of our clubs in action. There’s only one all-England clash across the European Champions Cup...
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Citizen Try of the Week – Round 6
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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Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame: Ben Kay
World Cup winner, one-club man and codebreaker – it is easy to see why Ben Kay has been inducted into the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame. The 6ft 6in second row was affectionately nicknamed “M’lud”...
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Freddie Burns: RFU Disciplinary verdict
Freddie Burns of Bath Rugby appeared before an RFU disciplinary panel this evening. The fly half was red carded by referee Luke Pearce for a dangerous tip tackle on Worcester Warriors’ Josh Adams contrary...
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Flats selects his XV from Round Six of Aviva Premiership Rugby
It is no secret that Saracens possess one of the best packs in Aviva Premiership Rugby so it is no surprise to see three of their front five named in David Flatman’s team of the week from Round Six. Jamie...
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Steve Diamond confirms Sale Sharks’ Josh Beaumont out for three months
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has confirmed that injured lock Josh Beaumont faces three months on the sidelines. The second row star was forced off during last Friday’s Premiership trip to...
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Scott Steele previews return to Edinburgh with London Irish
Making his mark as a burgeoning young talent at Edinburgh’s prestigious Merchiston Castle School, Scotland’s historic capital holds a special place in Scott Steele’s heart. The determined scrum-half cut his...
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Macclesfield and Warrington youngsters heading to Twickenham after Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup performances
Sale Sharks hosted an exciting under-11 and under-12 grassroots developmental festival this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup celebrates ten successful seasons. This successful series of...
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Faf de Klerk on Sale Sharks’ first six games
Faf De Klerk believes the lesson from the first six Premiership games of the season is that Sale Sharks need to start firing out of the blocks. The Sharks found themselves on the end of a whirlwind opening...
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Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame: Nick Easter
Player, club captain, coach, and a Premiership Rugby title – not many have achieved more at one club than Nick Easter has at Harlequins. After an astonishing 12-year stint in south-west London, the 39-year-...
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RFU Disciplinary: Freddie Burns & Juan Pablo Socino
Freddie Burns of Bath is due to appear before an RFU disciplinary panel. Burns was red carded by referee Luke Pearce for a dangerous tip tackle on Worcester Warriors’ Josh Adams contrary to law 10.4(j) in...
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Newcastle Falcons’ Dean Richards celebrates 300th Premiership Rugby match
Few men straddle rugby’s switch from an amateur to a professional game quite like Dean Richards. As a player, Richards was a mainstay in the England side for a decade while also going on two British &...
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What you might have missed: Aviva Premiership Rugby Round Six
Round Six of Aviva Premiership Rugby featured some incredible moments including a hat-trick hooker, a side-stepping No.8 and a new league-leader. Leicester Tigers and Saracens both got their fourth wins in...
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Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame: Kyran Bracken
Both before and since his top-flight rugby career Kyran Bracken has shown he’s a sporting all-rounder. Born in Ireland, Bracken had trials with Liverpool Football Club and considered playing league for St...
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Match Reaction: Saracens 38 Wasps 19
Jamie George crossed for a hat-trick of tries as Saracens moved to the top of the Aviva Premiership Rugby table with a bonus-point win over Wasps at Allianz Park on Sunday. Chris Wyles and George both...
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Match reaction: Gloucester Rugby 29 Northampton Saints 24
Gloucester Rugby produced a stunning home display to preserve their perfect home start to the campaign with a win over Northampton Saints. The Cherry & Whites stunned Aviva Premiership champions Exeter...
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Match Reaction: London Irish 27 Leicester Tigers 28
Winger Jonny May scored his sixth try in as many games for his new club Leicester Tigers as they earned a 28-27 win over London Irish at the Madejski Stadium. Australian Nick Malouf crossed early for his...
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Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 34 Newcastle Falcons 24
Exeter Chiefs ran in four tries as they downed Newcastle Falcons to spoil Dean Richards’ 300th match in charge of an Aviva Premiership Rugby side. Chiefs kept the visitors at arm’s length for much of the...
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Match Reaction: Bath Rugby 29 Worcester Warriors 13
Bath Rugby has an illustrious list of international backs but Aled Brew upstaged them all with two tries in Saturday’s bonus-point victory over a winless Worcester Warriors. The Welshman crossed twice...
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Exeter outlasts Newcastle to move to No. 1 spot
The Exeter Chiefs are on top of the Aviva Premiership after edging the Newcastle Falcons in a high-scoring 34-24 match.
Bath cruises to easy win vs. Worcester
Aled Brew and Ben Tapuai sparked Bath's rally to seal a dominant win over struggling Worcester.
Match Reaction: Harlequins 42 Sale Sharks 26
Tim Visser’s double powered a fast-starting Harlequins back to winning ways in Aviva Premiership Rugby after a nine-try thriller against Sale Sharks on Friday night at the Stoop. Marcus Smith turned on the...
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Harlequins get back to winning ways vs. Sale
Harlequins started fast and never looked back as they defeated Sale, 42-26, and got back in the win column.
Things to look out for in Round Six of Aviva Premiership Rugby
It is crazy to think that this weekend will take us over a quarter of the way through the Aviva Premiership Rugby season and it is already shaping up to be a thrilling campaign. Northampton Saints and...
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Exeter Chiefs name side to face Newcastle Falcons
Exeter forwards coach Rob Hunter says the Chiefs are fully prepared for the threat posed by Newcastle Falcons, who visit Sandy Park in tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership encounter (3pm). Five weeks into the new...
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Owen Williams to make first start as Gloucester Rugby welcome Northampton Saints to Kingsholm
Fly-half Owen Williams will make his first competitive start for Gloucester as they make four changes to their starting line-up to take on Northampton Saints at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 3pm)....
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Ben Meehan and Jake Schatz set for full debuts for London Irish
Ben Meehan and Jake Schatz will make their full Aviva Premiership bows when London Irish welcome Leicester Tigers to the Madejski Stadium tomorrow (kick-off 3pm). Former Queensland Red Meehan, 24, replaces...
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Northampton Saints team news for Gloucester trip
The Northampton Saints team has been named for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Round 6 trip to Gloucester. There are several changes to the team which started last weekend’s bonus point win over Harlequins....
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Leicester Tigers announce team to face London Irish
Leicester Tigers will hand club debuts to Gareth Owen and Dan Tuohy in Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Round 6 clash against London Irish. Former Scarlets centre Owen makes his Aviva Premiership bow after...
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Wasps name team to play Saracens
Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young has named the side to travel to Allianz Park on Sunday to face reigning European Champions Saracens. Willie le Roux returns at full back, with Rob Miller moving to fly...
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Debut Bath Rugby start for Freddie Burns
Freddie Burns will make his first start for Bath Rugby as they take on Worcester Warriors in Round 6 of the Aviva Premiership at the Recreation Ground tomorrow, kick-off 15:00. Burns – one of four changes...
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Saracens name team to face Wasps
Saracens have named their side to face Wasps at a sold-out Allianz Park in round six of the Aviva Premiership on Sunday, kick-off 15h00. Brad Barritt will make his 200th appearance for Saracens, becoming...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face Exeter Chiefs
Trevor Davison makes his first Aviva Premiership start for Newcastle Falcons on Saturday as they travel to Sandy Park to take on champions Exeter Chiefs. The 25-year-old prop was a summer signing from local...
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Dean Hammond and Sam Lewis to start for Worcester Warriors against Bath Rugby
Dean Hammond and Sam Lewis are restored to the Worcester Warriors starting line-up for this Saturday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Bath Rugby at The Rec (kick-off 3pm). Hammond forms the back three with...
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Saracens vs Wasps – Sold Out
Saracens are delighted to announce that Sunday’s round six Aviva Premiership Rugby clash against Wasps has officially SOLD-OUT. “One thing that we’re always excited about is playing in front of a sold-out...
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Charlie Hodgson settling into new role at London Irish
Aviva Premiership top points scorer Charlie Hodgson is relishing his new role as kicking coach at London Irish. The 38-times capped England fly-half made the switch to Irish in the summer as Nick Kennedy...
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Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame: Steve Borthwick
Steve Borthwick is not a man who craves the limelight – far from it. But ask any player who has played with, or under, the former Bath, Saracens and England captain and now world-class coach – and they will...
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Aviva Premiership continues with exciting Round 6
The excitement of Aviva Premiership Rugby continues with Round 6 on NBC Sports Gold.
Foot in Both Camps: Ex-Saracens and Wasps man Richard Haughton on his former sides’ upcoming clash
Richard Haughton spent 12 years playing in Aviva Premiership Rugby for Saracens and Wasps but when his two former sides clash on Sunday, he won’t be there to watch. The 36-year-old, who played at wing and...
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Throwback Thursday: Five of the best clashes between Saracens and Wasps
Two heavyweights of Aviva Premiership Rugby come together on Sunday as Saracens and Wasps go toe-to-toe in an encounter where no punches will be pulled. The old enemies are two of the most storied sides in...
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Sale Sharks team news to face Harlequins
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has challenged his side to bottle their formidable home form and transfer it to the road – starting with Friday night’s Premiership clash away at Harlequins...
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Harlequins name team for Friday night visit of Sale Sharks
Harlequins has named the 23-man squad to face Sale Sharks in Round 6 of the Aviva Premiership at The Stoop on Friday 6th October (kick-off 19:45). There are four changes to the starting 15 that lost 30-22...
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Jason Robinson, Ben Kay, Kyran Bracken, Steve Borthwick and Nick Easter to be inducted into Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame
A quintet of rugby heroes are to be inducted into the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame next week at a black-tie gala event in central London. World Cup winners Ben Kay, Jason Robinson and Kyran Bracken are...
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Young targets major Wasps improvement to end Saracens unbeaten home run
Flanker Thomas Young has fond memories of the last time Wasps met Saracens but he insists it counts for nothing ahead of their first meeting of the new season. Wasps were victorious 35-15 in front of over...
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New Year programme confirmed for Aviva Premiership Rugby
Premiership Rugby can today confirm that Harlequins’ Aviva Premiership Rugby clash with Northampton Saints at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 30 December has been chosen for live TV coverage by BT Sport. The...
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New Year programme confirmed for Aviva Premiership Rugby
Premiership Rugby can today confirm that Harlequins’ Aviva Premiership Rugby clash with Northampton Saints at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 30 December has been chosen for live TV coverage by BT Sport. The...
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Premiership Rugby’s Head of Governance named in prestigious Class of 2017
Premiership Rugby is delighted to announce that Andrew Rogers, our Head of Governance and Regulation, has been included in the prestigious Leaders Under 40 Awards Class of 2017. The candidates selected for...
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Sebastian De Chaves means business at London Irish
Sebastian De Chaves means business in every sense of the word, the industrious South African second row having recently embarked on a Business and Sports Management degree. Undertaking the course in...
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Sebastian De Chaves means business at London Irish
Sebastian De Chaves means business in every sense of the word, the industrious South African second row having recently embarked on a Business and Sports Management degree. Undertaking the course in...
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Tempest in charge for Wasps clash with Saracens as match officials confirmed
After contrasting results last weekend Wasps and Saracens go head-to-head at Allianz Park on Sunday with referee Ian Tempest set to take charge. It will be Tempest’s 36th game as a referee at this level...
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Tempest in charge for Wasps clash with Saracens as match officials confirmed
After contrasting results last weekend Wasps and Saracens go head-to-head at Allianz Park on Sunday with referee Ian Tempest set to take charge. It will be Tempest’s 36th game as a referee at this level...
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MicroRNA concussion Study update: Aviva Premiership Rugby
The Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby today confirmed that World Rugby has approved an optional period of up to three minutes to be added to the HIA process for the remainder of this season in...
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MicroRNA concussion Study update: Aviva Premiership Rugby
The Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby today confirmed that World Rugby has approved an optional period of up to three minutes to be added to the HIA process for the remainder of this season in...
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Premiership Rugby’s Head of Governance named in prestigious Class of 2017
Premiership Rugby is delighted to announce that Andrew Rogers, our Head of Governance and Regulation, has been included in the prestigious Leaders Under 40 Awards Class of 2017. The candidates selected for...
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RFU Disciplinary verdict: Kyle Sinckler
Kyle Sinckler of Harlequins appeared before an RFU disciplinary panel this evening. The Harlequins prop was cited by Independent Citing Commissioner Chris Catling for allegedly making contact with the eye...
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RFU Disciplinary verdict: Kyle Sinckler
Kyle Sinckler of Harlequins appeared before an RFU disciplinary panel this evening. The Harlequins prop was cited by Independent Citing Commissioner Chris Catling for allegedly making contact with the eye...
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Bugbrooke RUFC secure place at Aviva Premiership Rugby Final
The Aviva Premiership Rugby final may still be eight months away but youngsters from Bugbrooke RUFC are already counting down the days – thanks to their efforts and skill at last weekend’s Land Rover...
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Bugbrooke RUFC secure place at Aviva Premiership Rugby Final
The Aviva Premiership Rugby final may still be eight months away but youngsters from Bugbrooke RUFC are already counting down the days – thanks to their efforts and skill at last weekend’s Land Rover...
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Blair Cowan pens new deal at London Irish
Blair Cowan has signed a contract extension with London Irish, the club is delighted to announce. Cowan, 31, who has been a pivotal figure in the Exiles’ back row since his move to the club in 2013, is...
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Blair Cowan pens new deal at London Irish
Blair Cowan has signed a contract extension with London Irish, the club is delighted to announce. Cowan, 31, who has been a pivotal figure in the Exiles’ back row since his move to the club in 2013, is...
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Citizen Try of the Week – Round 5
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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Redruth and Penryn youngsters celebrate ten seasons of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup in style
Exeter Chiefs hosted an exciting under-11 and under-12 grassroots developmental festival this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup celebrates ten successful seasons. This successful series of...
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Redruth and Penryn youngsters celebrate ten seasons of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup in style
Exeter Chiefs hosted an exciting under-11 and under-12 grassroots developmental festival this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup celebrates ten successful seasons. This successful series of...
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Braves brush London Irish aside to preserve perfect Premiership Rugby A League start
Exeter Braves forced their way to the top of the Premiership Rugby A League Southern Conference 1 with a commanding victory over London Irish on Monday night. Ricky Pellow’s side secured a bonus-point...
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Worcester Warriors sign Australian fly-half Jono Lance on short-term deal
Worcester Warriors have signed Australian fly-half Jono Lance on a short-term deal with immediate effect. Lance arrives at Sixways having recently featured for Western Force in their 2017 Super Rugby...
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Northampton Saints appoints new Academy manager
Northampton Saints has today announced the appointment of Simon Sinclair as the club’s new Academy manager. Sinclair has been an integral part of the Saints’ Academy system for over a decade, where he has...
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RFU Disciplinary: Danny Care & Nathan Hughes
Danny Care of Harlequins received a citing commissioner’s warning from Chris Catling after the match Northampton Saints v Harlequins on Saturday 30 September 2017. Equivalent to an off-field yellow card,...
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Flats selects his XV from Round Five of Aviva Premiership Rugby
There’s a distinctly Newcastle Falcons and Leicester Tigers feel to David Flatman’s team of the week following their impressive victories in Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 5. A total of seven players from...
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Josh Strauss says strength of character was the key for Sale Sharks
Josh Strauss says Sale Sharks’ strength of character was the key to last Friday’s record-equalling 57-10 thrashing of Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium. Steve Diamond’s men produced one of the...
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Title-winning academy boss aims to sign off on a high with Northampton Wanderers
Dusty Hare will be hoping his time as Northampton Wanderers’ academy manager can end in perfect style as the Wanderers prepare to take on Wasps in the Premiership Rugby A League on Monday. The former...
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Newcastle Falcons echo class of ’98 in flying start
A full 20 years ago, Newcastle Falcons had won their first five games of the season, including victories over Bath Rugby, Sale Sharks and London Irish. Fast forward to 2017 and Dean Richards’ side have...
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What you might have missed: Aviva Premiership Rugby Round Five
There were more moments of brilliance during Round Five of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season, with first place in the table changing hands multiple times. The Saints ascended to the summit, the Falcons...
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Saracens and Wasps set for battle this weekend live on BT Sport
There were plenty of thrills and spills in Round 5 of Aviva Premiership Rugby and we are set for another cracking weekend with three more eagerly-anticipated live matches on the box. Sunday’s match-up at...
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Worcester Warriors Club Statement – Gary Gold
Warriors can today confirm that Gary Gold has accepted an offer to become the Head Coach of the USA. Gold, who is contracted to Warriors until the end of the 2017/18 season, will remain at Sixways to fulfil...
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Joe Cokanasiga pledges his future to London Irish
London Irish wing Joe Cokanasiga has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new four-year deal. The 19-year-old was named in Eddie Jones’ England squad for the summer tour to Argentina...
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Match Reaction: Wasps 9 Bath Rugby 25
A sterling defensive display by Bath Rugby soured Wasps’ 150th anniversary celebrations as Semesa Rokoduguni crossed late on to seal an impressive win. Bath put in tackle after tackle to stifle the...
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Bath seals away win vs. Wasps thanks to late try
Semesa Rokoduguni helped Bath sealed a 25-9 win over struggling Wasps.
Disciplinary update: Kyle Sinckler and George Merrick
Kyle Sinckler of Harlequins has been cited by Independent Citing Commissioner Chris Catling and is to appear before an RFU disciplinary panel charged with allegedly making contact with the eye and/or the...
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Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 30 Harlequins 22
After their heavy Round One loss to Saracens, no-one would have predicted that Jim Mallinder’s Northampton Saints would top the Aviva Premiership Rugby standings just four weeks later. But that is exactly...
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Match Reaction: Leicester Tigers 20 Exeter Chiefs 13
Jonny May made it five tries in five Aviva Premiership Rugby games for his new club Leicester Tigers as they downed the defending champions Exeter Chiefs. In a hard-fought encounter in poor weather at...
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RTÉ Sport and Newstalk retain European rugby radio rights in Ireland
Familiar voices will convey the emotion and excitement of the European Rugby Champions Cup in Ireland after RTÉ Sport and Newstalk signed three-year radio rights deals with European Professional Club Rugby...
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Northampton hold off Harlequins, 30-22
Northampton Saints held on to beat Harlequins 30-22 in Round 5 of the Aviva Premieship.
Leicester gets gritty win over Exeter
The Leicester Tigers secured their third Aviva Premiership Rugby win in a row thanks to Jonny May's game-winning try.
Match Reaction: Worcester Warriors 3 Saracens 25
Two tries for Chris Wyles helped Saracens to a 25-3 win over Aviva Premiership Rugby’s bottom club Worcester Warriors at Sixways on Friday night. Alex Goode got the other Saracens’ try with Alex Lozowski...
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Match Reaction: Sale Sharks 57 Gloucester Rugby 10
Not since 2004 had Sale Sharks accrued as many points in an Aviva Premiership Rugby match, but a starring display on home soil saw them lodge a comfortable victory over Gloucester Rugby. The Cherry &...
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Match Reaction: Newcastle Falcons 29 London Irish 17
Newcastle Falcons’ Friday-night victory over London Irish not only secured their best start to an Aviva Premiership Rugby season for 20 years, but their bonus point also sent them top of the league...
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Saracens top Worcester for third win in a row
Chris Wyles and Alex Goode touched down for Saracens as they dominated Worcester. 25-3, for their third consecutive Aviva Premiership win.
Newcastle surge to top of Aviva Premiership table
Newcastle jumped out to a big lead at half against London and never looked back as the Falcons moved to the top of the table with a win.
McGuigan’s hat trick leads Sale past Gloucester
Byron McGuigan's hat trick and outstanding defense helped Sale destroy Gloucester, 57-10.
Things to look out for in Round Five of Aviva Premiership Rugby
The European break is now just around the corner for all 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby sides, but there is still some big matches to be played and everyone will be desperate to finish strongly. Last weekend...
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Don't miss any of Round 4 of the Aviva Premiership
Round four of the Aviva Premership is here, don't miss any of the action on NBC Sports Gold.
Sale Sharks Community Trust takes delivery of new minibus
Former England footballer John Barnes, Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, rugby league legend Paul Sculthorpe and former Sharks star Mark Cueto teamed up at February’s event, held at Innside Hotel to support the...
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Henry Thomas starts for Bath Rugby against Wasps
Bath Rugby’s Henry Thomas will make his return from injury for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership clash against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, kick-off 15:00. Thomas will take his place in the front row alongside Jack...
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Exeter Chiefs name team to face Leicester Tigers
Rob Baxter has told his Exeter Chiefs to ‘keep it simple’ ahead of tomorrow’s crunch Aviva Premiership encounter with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (3pm). Three successive bonus point wins have put the...
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Northampton Saints name team for Harlequins clash
The Northampton Saints team has been announced to play Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday afternoon in the Aviva Premiership. The Saints return home to take on the Londoners looking to build on...
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Leicester Tigers name team to face Exeter Chiefs
Forward duo George McGuigan and Brendon O’Connor return to the Leicester Tigers squad for Saturday’s home game against Exeter Chiefs in Round 5 of the Aviva Premiership season. Hooker McGuigan is in line...
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Wasps team to play Bath Rugby
Dai Young has named his Wasps squad to take on Bath Rugby at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday, as the club celebrates its 150th anniversary game. Thomas Young makes his first start of the season and 50th...
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Harlequins make six changes for Northampton Saints
Harlequins has announced the squad to play Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday, in Round 5 of the Aviva Premiership, kick-off 15:00. There are six changes to the starting team that played...
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Lachie Turner ready to face Leicester Tigers threat
Lachie Turner insists he and his Exeter Chiefs team-mates can expect to face a ‘massive challenge’ when they lock horns with rivals Leicester Tigers in Saturday’s Aviva Premiership encounter at Welford Road...
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Throwback Thursday: Five of the best clashes between Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs
Two titans of Aviva Premiership Rugby will do battle again this weekend, with Leicester Tigers welcoming Exeter Chiefs to Welford Road. Both sides started off their campaign with frustrating defeats, but...
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Saracens name team to face Worcester Warriors
Saracens have named their side to face Worcester Warriors for Friday’ nights round five Aviva Premiership clash at Sixways Stadium, kick-off 19h45. Calum Clark will make his first Premiership start for...
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James O’Connor itching to make Sale Sharks debut
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond says James O’Connor is itching to make his bow for the club in Friday night’s Premiership clash with Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium. The Australian fly-half...
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Gloucester Rugby make six changes for trip to Sale Sharks
Gloucester Rugby make a number of changes to their starting line-up, some tactical and some injury-enforced, for Friday night’s Aviva Premiership Rugby fixture away at Sale Sharks. The six changes...
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Ofisa Treviranus returns for Newcastle Falcons trip
London Irish have made two changes to the starting XV for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership fixture against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park (kick-off 7.45pm, live on BT Sport). Ofisa Treviranus returns to the...
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Four changes for Worcester Warriors ahead of Saracens test
Worcester Warriors have made four changes to the starting line-up ahead of Friday night’s Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens at Sixways (kick-off 7.45pm). Will Spencer and Jonny Arr both return from...
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Newcastle Falcons team to face London Irish
Newcastle Falcons have made just one change to their side for Friday’s Aviva Premiership visit of London Irish, with Alex Tait coming into the team. The fit-again full-back replaces Simon Hammersley...
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Sale Sharks appoint Sam Tuitupou and Eifion Lewis-Roberts as ambassadors
Sale Sharks have moved to recognise the loyal service afforded by former players Sam Tuitupou and Eifion Lewis-Roberts by appointing the duo as official club ambassadors. Welsh international prop Eifion,...
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Newcastle Falcons not being sucked in by the hype, says Calum Green
Calum Green says Newcastle Falcons are giving short shrift to the growing hype which surrounds their flying start to the Aviva Premiership season as they prepare to host London Irish on Friday (kick-off 7....
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Young proud of Hughes sportsmanship
They called former Bristol centre Brian Lima ‘The Chiropractor’ but Nathan Hughes could soon be known as ‘The Doctor’ after his display of sportsmanship in Wasps’ defeat to Exeter on Sunday. Lima earned his...
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2017 European Finals weekend generates major income boost for Edinburgh
The 2017 European rugby finals weekend generated a total economic impact of £29.5m (€32.7m) for the host city of Edinburgh, illustrating the strong legacy of the event beyond the field of play. The...
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Thomas Foley set to referee Exeter’s trip to Leicester Tigers
Round Four of Aviva Premiership Rugby is done and dusted and the question on everyone’s lips remains whether anyone can rein in the rampant Exeter Chiefs? Wasps gave it a good go at the weekend and Rob...
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Flats selects his XV from Round Four of Aviva Premiership Rugby
Gloucester Rugby, Exeter Chiefs, Newcastle Falcons and Leicester Tigers provide the backbone of David Flatman’s team of the week following their thrilling Aviva Premiership Rugby victories in Round Four. No...
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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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Wasps legends support 150th anniversary game at Ricoh Arena
Wasps legends from across the decades are gearing up for a special appearance at the Ricoh Arena. More than 40 players spanning across five decades will be introduced on to the pitch ahead of Wasps’ 150th...
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James O’Connor excited about linking up with Faf de Klerk at Sale Sharks
James O’Connor admits he is hugely excited at the prospect of linking up at half-back for Sale Sharks alongside fellow summer newcomer Faf De Klerk. South African scrum-half De Klerk has made a huge impact...
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Chichester, Medway Ravens, Finborough School and Old Whitgiftian thrive at Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup
Saracens hosted an exciting under-11 and under-12 grassroots developmental festival this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup celebrates ten successful seasons. This successful series of...
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In-form Northampton Wanderers still perfect in Premiership Rugby A League
Stephen Myler claims the confidence currently flowing through the club inspired Northampton Wanderers as they maintained their perfect Premiership Rugby A League record by dispatching Worcester Cavaliers....
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Competition for places is driving up standards at Exeter Chiefs – Shaun Malton
Shaun Malton insists competition for places within the Exeter Chiefs squad is helping to drive up standards week by week. The South African hooker got his first taste of Aviva Premiership action this season...
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Rugby fans can win the ultimate Land Rover Rugby Prize this season!
Land Rover is giving a group of five rugby fans the opportunity to win a trip to this season’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham on May 26th 2018. On top of this, the Official Vehicle Partner of...
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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.
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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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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