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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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Aviva Premiership Rugby European Wrap: Bath Rugby falter on Friday night
Bath Rugby’s hopes of making the European Champions Cup knockout stages took a heavy hit as Scarlets claimed a bonus-point win at the Rec on Friday night. The damage was mostly done in the first 40...
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European Champions Cup – a guide to round five
The European Champions Cup returns this weekend and everything is on the line for the Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs. After a disappointing Christmas double-header for the English clubs, the participants of...
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European Challenge Cup Rugby – a guide to round five
It’s another crucial weekend of European Challenge Cup rugby for the Aviva Premiership Rugby teams. Teams have just two games left to try and secure their places in the quarter-finals with Newcastle Falcons...
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Northampton Saints name side to take on French champions
Tom Stephenson, Kieran Brookes and Christian Day have all come into Northampton Saints’ starting line-up to take on Clermont Auvergne in the European Champions Cup. Technical coaching consultant Alan...
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Harlequins name matchday squad for Wasps Champions Cup clash
Harlequins has named the matchday 23 to face Wasps in Round 5 of the European Rugby Champions Cup at The Stoop on Saturday (kick-off 17:30). There are five changes to the starting 15 that lost out by the...
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Leicester Tigers team news for European Champions Cup
Leicester Tigers welcome back Dominic Ryan, Tom Brady and Pat Cilliers after injury for Sunday’s European Champions Cup fixture away to Castres Olympique. Ryan, signed from Leinster in the summer, returns...
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Liam Williams makes his Saracens comeback against Ospreys
Saracens have named their side for their round five Champions Cup clash away to Ospreys this Saturday (kick-off 7.45pm). Liam Williams returns to the starting line up for the first time since being...
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Newcastle Falcons name team to face Enisei-STM
Simon Uzokwe makes his European Challenge Cup debut for Newcastle Falcons on Sunday when they host Russian champions Enisei-STM at Kingston Park Stadium (kick-off 3pm). The England Students flanker, who...
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Returning stars boost Exeter Chiefs as Montpellier clash looms
Rob Baxter insists his side will “fight for everything” ahead of tomorrow’s crunch European Champions Cup encounter with Montpellier at Sandy Park (3:15pm). In what is effectively a ‘do-or-die’ encounter...
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Wasps announce line-up for crucial Harlequins clash
Joe Launchbury, Kyle Eastmond and Simon McIntyre all return to Wasps’ starting line-up to face Harlequins in the crucial European Champions Cup pool one meeting at the Stoop tomorrow afternoon (5.15pm)....
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Six changes as Worcester Warriors press claims for a quarter-final place
Worcester Warriors have made six changes to the starting line-up ahead of Saturday’s all-important European Challenge Cup battle with Connacht Rugby at Sixways (kick-off 3pm). Head coach Carl Hogg has kept...
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Tommy Bell and David Paice return for London Irish’s Russian challenge
Tommy Bell and David Paice make a welcome return to the London Irish starting XV for tomorrow’s Round 5 European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with Krasny Yar at the Madejski Stadium (kick-off 3pm). Goal-...
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Sale make eight changes for Lyon clash
Sale Sharks make eight changes to their Starting XV for their European Challenge Cup Pool 2 game against Lyon at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday, kick off 3.00pm. Mike Haley, Marland Yarde and Will Cliff...
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Adam Radwan and Simon Uzokwe to remain at Newcastle Falcons
Burgeoning prospects Adam Radwan and Simon Uzokwe have pledged their futures to Newcastle Falcons by signing new deals, with highly promising under-18s pair Morgan Passman and Will Montgomery stepping up to...
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Sale Sharks vs Northampton Saints Anglo-Welsh Cup fixture kick-off time change
Premiership Rugby can today confirm that the kick-off time for the Anglo-Welsh Cup match between Sale Sharks and Northampton Saints has been brought forward to 2pm. Saints’ trip to Sale Sharks at the AJ...
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Stooke to mark milestone for Bath Rugby against Scarlets
Elliott Stooke will make his 50th appearance for Bath Rugby against Scarlets in the European Rugby Champions Cup tomorrow evening at the Rec, kick-off 19:45. Stooke starts in the second-row alongside the...
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Harlequins sign long-term deal with Marcus Smith
Harlequins has today (Thursday 11th January) announced that Marcus Smith has signed his first senior professional contract with the Club, after a breakthrough year which saw the 18-year-old fly-half go from...
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Gloucester Rugby name team for Friday’s Challenge Cup fixture in Agen
Ed Slater will skipper Gloucester Rugby in Friday evening’s crucial European Rugby Challenge Cup match in Agen, the Cherry and Whites needing to win to keep pace with Pau at the top of the pool. Slater...
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Throwback Thursday: Wasps and Harlequins renew acquaintances
We are barely into the fifth month of the season but on Saturday Harlequins host Wasps in what will be the third meeting between the two sides already this campaign. The hotly-anticipated European Champions...
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Josh Adams wins Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month
Worcester Warriors wing Josh Adams has today been named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Month for December 2017. Adams has been in stellar form for the Warriors climbing to the top of the Aviva...
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