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Exeter Chiefs win Aviva Premiership vs. Wasps
Exeter Chiefs and Wasps battled in a classic Aviva Premiership final but a late winner sealed the Chiefs' first-ever title.
Exeter fans celebrate first-ever Premiership win
Exeter Chiefs players and fans come together in celebration after the club sealed a narrow 23-20 win over Wasps.
Gloucester Rugby confirm squad for this weekend’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
The 12-man Gloucester Rugby squad for this weekend’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s action has been named, with an exciting young team set to take to the field at Franklin’s Gardens. After a strong preseason...
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Worcester Warriors get set for this weekend’s Singha 7s with Gordon Ross in charge
Worcester Warriors are looking to their experienced 7s players to make an impact in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s tournament on Friday, says academy backs coach Gordon Ross. Ross has coached at the...
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Adam Radwan ready to fly for Newcastle Falcons in Singha 7s action
Having lit up last season’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s, Newcastle Falcons flyer Adam Radwan is determined to do the same this weekend in Northampton. A new two-day format sees the Falcons opening the...
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Singha 7s is a ‘brilliant tournament’ says Harlequins’ Ross Chisholm
Harlequins full-back Ross Chisholm is urging his up-and-coming compatriots to grab their Singha Premiership Rugby 7s opportunity with both hands. A host of young players will have their chance to immerse...
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Neil Briggs Previews Singha 7s
Neil Briggs, Team Manager for the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s, is excited to see how his young Sharks this weekend. Sale will take on Worcester Warriors and Bath in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7’s in...
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Leicester Tigers form new partnership with Loughborough University
Leicester Tigers and Loughborough University have formed a new partnership to provide development opportunities for players and coaches. The link will allow Tigers players and coaches to access the...
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Bath Rugby and Canterbury to donate £10,000 worth of kit to local clubs
Bath Rugby and Canterbury are donating up to £10,000 to 10 grassroots clubs in the Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire area throughout the 2017/18 season. Grassroots clubs work hard to inspire both current and...
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Harlequins join forces with world leading sports tech Catapult
Harlequins have today (Monday 24th July) strengthened their partnership with world leader in performance analytics, Catapult, to track and improve player performance. The partnership between Harlequins and...
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London Irish sign Dawidiuk
London Irish have bolstered their front-row with the signing of hooker Darren Dawidiuk as preparations continue ahead of the 2017/18 Aviva Premiership season. Dawidiuk, 29, joins the Exiles from Gloucester...
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Jeff Williams excited by new Bath Rugby role for Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
Bath Rugby won’t be lacking rugby 7s experience when former England international Jeff Williams takes the reigns for the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s tournament next week. Williams spent three years on the...
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Whiteley hoping to lead Saracens starlets to glory in Singha 7s
Saracens scrum-half Tom Whiteley is hoping to use all his experience of competing at the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s to help guide his team to glory next weekend at Franklin’s Gardens. The 22-year-old has...
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Mike Delany returns to New Zealand
Newcastle Falcons fly-half Mike Delany has returned to his native New Zealand to sign for home province, Bay of Plenty. The 35-year-old played 26 Aviva Premiership games for the Falcons in two seasons,...
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Topsy Ojo talks London Double Header memories
With six weeks to go until London Irish lock horns with Harlequins in the iconic London Double Header at Twickenham, Topsy Ojo has rekindled his memories of the season opener. Speaking to LITV, the club...
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Toby Flood hopes to bring ruthless streak to Newcastle Falcons
Toby Flood is hoping to help give Newcastle Falcons the ruthless streak required to push them further up the Aviva Premiership table this season. The three-time Premiership title winner brings 60 caps worth...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby set for changes after six law amendments added to global trial
Aviva Premiership Rugby will be part of the global trial for six new law amendments after the World Rugby Executive Committee approved their addition following positive trials in specific international...
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Alex Lewington hopes London Irish youngsters will gain confidence from Singha 7s
London Irish wing Alex Lewington cannot wait to see which youngsters step up to the plate in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s at Franklin’s Gardens next weekend. In the annual curtain raiser to the Aviva...
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Worcester Warriors sign Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer
Warriors have signed Ireland international Peter Stringer on a six-month deal ahead of the 2017/18 season. The scrum-half will join the Club this week as cover for Francois Hougaard who is set to be away on...
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Tim Streather forced to retire from rugby
Former Saracens centre Tim Streather has been forced to retire from the game due to a knee injury. Commenting on his retirement, Streather said: “Retiring from this great game is one of the hardest...
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Contract and captaincy for Dylan Hartley at Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints has today announced that Dylan Hartley has both signed a new contract and been appointed as the club’s captain for the second time. The 31-year-old, who has made 229 appearances in his 12...
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Forwards Coach George Skivington says London Irish squad are chomping at the bit
The London Irish squad have returned for pre-season training ‘hungrier’ than ever before according to Forwards Coach George Skivington. Now well into pre-season, the Exiles have hit the ground running with...
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Wasps Academy sign Gabriel Oghre and George Thornton
Wasps announce the signing of hooker Gabriel Oghre and prop George Thornton to the Senior Academy ahead of the new season. 19-year-old Oghre, who represented England Under 19s against France in April, was...
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Singha 7s gives next generation the chance to shine
Harlequins academy coach Jim Evans believes that next week’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s will give the league’s stars of the future an opportunity to earn their stripes in double-quick time. On July 28-29,...
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Singha Premiership Rugby 7s draw confirmed
The 2017-18 Premiership Rugby season will kick off – at the end of July – in spectacular style with the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton. Wasps start the defence of their...
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Win an Executive Box for the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series
Premiership Rugby has teamed up with Northampton Saints to offer supporters the chance to win themselves an Executive Box at the 2017 Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series on Friday, July 28th and Saturday...
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Dave Attwood and team-mates happy to lend a hand at Bath Rugby Foundation’s Summer Scrum
Bath Rugby lock Dave Attwood admitted helping teach rugby to children with disabilities was extremely humbling as he and his team-mates took part in the Bath Rugby Foundation’s annual Summer Scrum event....
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Gordon Reid on his first training day with London Irish
New recruit Gordon Reid is determined to be a permanent fixture in London Irish’s front row having made the switch from Glasgow Warriors this summer. The 30-year-old, who was part of Scotland’s summer tour...
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Singha 7s is a chance for players to shine, says Stephen Myler
Northampton Saints’ Stephen Myler is anticipating a vibrant atmosphere and high-octane rugby when the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s arrives at Franklin’s Gardens next weekend. The curtain raiser to the 2017-...
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Mark Wilson bringing his England form back to Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons’ latest England international checked back in at his club on Monday, with Mark Wilson enthusiastic about their prospects for the Aviva Premiership Rugby season. The energetic flanker was a...
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Worcester Warrior Chris Pennell pays tribute to community heroes
Chris Pennell paid tribute to Worcester Warriors’ grassroots spirit as he got his hands on his Aviva Community Player of the Season award. The 30-year-old full-back was originally honoured at May’s end-of-...
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Sale Sharks volunteer sees hard work rewarded at Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards
Sale Sharks’ Paula Bradbury couldn’t hide her delight as she was crowned Community Volunteer of the Year at the Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards, thanks to her outstanding contribution to...
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New Premiership Rugby A League launched
Northampton Wanderers will start the defence of their Premiership Rugby A League title with a trip to Sale Jets in the North Pool, as the countdown to the new season gathers pace. Tom Collins scored two...
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Josh Matavesi loving life as a Newcastle Falcon
Josh Matavesi believes he has found the perfect home at Newcastle Falcons, with the former Osprey tailor-made for the ambitious playing style of the Aviva Premiership club. Now 26 and with 17 Fijian caps to...
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Mini and junior rugby players set to share stage with stars at London Double Header
The hallowed Twickenham turf will host the great and the good of Aviva Premiership Rugby during this year’s London Double Header, and the next generation of stars could also strut their stuff on the biggest...
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Worcester Cavaliers to play ten games in new-look A League
Worcester Cavaliers will play ten matches in a brand-new format for the 2017/18 Premiership Rugby A League campaign. Instead of the usual five matches, teams in the North Pool will now play each other home...
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Sale Sharks first team stars announced as disability ambassadors
Sale Sharks’ first team stars Halani Aulika and George Nott have been confirmed as disability ambassadors for this season for the club’s inclusive ‘In the Pack’ community programme....
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Wasps 2017/18 A League fixtures announced
Premiership Rugby have today confirmed the 2017/18 A League fixtures. Wasps A start their campaign at home to Newcastle Falcons A on Monday 4th September at Broadstreet RFC. Wasps A’s second home game...
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Four coaches agree new deals at Exeter Chiefs
Rob Baxter insists there is a “burning desire” amongst the Exeter Chiefs coaching staff to take the Devon club onto even greater things in the future, after he and his three lieutenants – Ali Hepher,...
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Exeter Chiefs unveil new 2017/18 home and European kits
Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs will have a stunning new look to take them into the new 2017/18 season following today’s official kit launch at Exeter Cathedral. Following on from the club’s title...
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England Under 18s squad for South Africa tour named
England Under 18s have named a 26-man squad for their three-match tour of South Africa in August. England face South Africa Schools in their opening fixture on Friday 11 August in Cape Town before a match...
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London Irish quartet ink senior Academy contracts
London Irish talents Josh Basham, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Ben Loader and Sam Collingridge have all been rewarded with senior Academy contracts ahead of the 2017/18 season. The quartet have joined up with the...
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Richard Whiffin named as Gloucester Rugby’s new Head of Academy
Gloucester Rugby are pleased to confirm that Richard Whiffin has been appointed as the club’s new Head of Academy. Whiffin, who joined Gloucester Rugby as Academy Backs Coach in the summer of 2016...
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London Irish boss Nick Kennedy relishing London Double Header
Preparations are well underway for the London Double Header at Twickenham on Saturday 2 September. London Irish will take on Harlequins in the season opener at the home of English Rugby (kick-off 4.30pm),...
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O’Grady ready to lead London Irish at Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
Academy Manager Patrick O’Grady believes the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s is the perfect platform for London Irish’s next generation to shine. O’Grady, 30, who has taken part in the current format of the 7s...
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London Irish confirm 2017/18 pre-season schedule
London Irish have confirmed their 2017/18 pre-season schedule, which will see Nick Kennedy’s men face Harlequins and Ealing Trailfinders as well as taking part in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s. The Exiles...
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Harlequins confirm 2017/18 pre-season fixtures
Harlequins will play Bristol Rugby, London Irish and Jersey Reds in preparation for the 2017/18 season. Ahead of the new season, Harlequins will travel away to Bristol Rugby and London Irish before facing...
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Farrell kick earns British & Irish Lions draw and a series stalemate
Saracens’ Owen Farrell once again stepped up to the plate when he was needed most as he landed a late penalty to ensure the British & Irish Lions earned a series draw in New Zealand. The fly-half...
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Wasps Aviva Premiership Fixtures for 150th Anniversary Season Confirmed
The first 10 Aviva Premiership Rounds are now confirmed, with BT Sport having selected their live games. Wasps start their 150th Anniversary season and 2017/18 Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign at the Ricoh...
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Saracens v Harlequins at London Stadium
Saracens are thrilled to announce that this season’s Derby Day fixture against Harlequins will be played at London Stadium on Saturday 24th March. The game, which has become a highlight of the Saracens...
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New Premiership Rugby season takes shape as fixtures announced
The 2017-18 Aviva Premiership Rugby season will kick off on Friday 1 September and it promises to be another enthralling campaign as the 12 teams plot their journey that they hope will end at Twickenham....
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London Irish Aviva Premiership Fixtures announced
London Irish will kick-off the 2017/18 Aviva Premiership season against Harlequins in the traditional London Double Header on Saturday 2 September (kick-off 4.30pm). The Exiles take on rivals Quins...
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Newcastle Falcons start Aviva Premiership season at home to Worcester Warriors
Newcastle Falcons will kick off the 2017-18 Aviva Premiership Rugby season at home to Worcester Warriors on Friday September 1, with fixtures for the league campaign having been announced. All games up to...
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British & Irish Lions set for historic series decider in Auckland
History beckons for the British & Irish Lions in Auckland with 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby stars named in Warren Gatland’s squad for the final Test. Fans from across the home nations will be glued to...
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How are the Premiership Rugby fixtures constructed? We answer your top questions
Tomorrow, Premiership Rugby will reveal the fixtures for the 2017-18 season, and fans will be able to see them all on the Premiership Rugby app. Ahead of this, we answer some of the most common questions...
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Aaron Morris extends his contract with Harlequins
Harlequins is excited to confirm today (Thursday 6th July) that full-back Aaron Morris has extended his contract with the Club. Confirming the news, Harlequins Director of Rugby, John Kingston said: “I am...
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Bath Rugby youngster collects PLAY Achiever of the Year Award at star-studded House of Commons event
Bath Rugby Foundation’s Todd Burge was one of the stars of the show at the star-studded Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards, claiming one of the top prizes on offer. The PLAY Achiever of the...
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Bristol Rugby’s Kris Tavender scoops Community Coach of the Year gong at Premiership Rugby’s Parliamentary Community Awards
Kris Tavender consistently goes above and beyond to provide opportunities for the community of Bristol, and he has now been rewarded after being named Community Coach of the Year at Premiership Rugby’s...
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London Irish HITZ youngster honoured at Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards
London Irish HITZ participant Ben Nutt enjoyed a day to remember as he was named BreakThru Achiever of the Year at Premiership Rugby’s glittering Parliamentary Community Awards ceremony. Appearing at the...
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Will Addison Excited For Premiership Rugby Season To Start
Will Addison has said the Sharks want to shock people this season, as the side look forward to the announcement of the Premiership fixtures on Friday morning. Addison is looking to pick up from his form of...
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Minister for Sport acclaims inspirational quartet at Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards
Four inspiring individuals were honoured at the glittering Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards on Tuesday as they claimed the top prizes on offer. Premiership Rugby HITZ participant at London...
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Newcastle Falcons confirm three home pre-season friendlies
Newcastle Falcons have confirmed a trio of home pre-season friendlies, which will all be free of charge for season ticket members. On Saturday August 12 the Falcons will host a double-header at Kingston...
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Joe Marchant extends his Harlequins contract
Harlequins is excited to confirm today (Tuesday 4th July) that Joe Marchant, one of the Club’s most exciting prospects, has extended his contract. Confirming the news Harlequins Director of Rugby, John...
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BT Sport wins all live elite European rugby rights
BT Sport is to become the home of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup in the UK and Ireland, having secured the rights to broadcast all of the tournaments’ matches live....
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Kieran Longbottom re-signs with Saracens
Saracens are pleased to announce the return of prop forward Kieran Longbottom to the club ahead of the 2017/18 season. With news that Titi Lamositele will be ruled out for a substantial period of time with...
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Ben Glynn joins Harlequins
Harlequins can confirm today (Monday 3rd July) that former Bristol Rugby second row Ben Glynn has joined the Club as injury dispensation cover for Sam Twomey. Twomey, who injured his foot early in the 2016/...
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Farrell sinks All Blacks as Lions level Test series
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell kicked the winning penalty as the British & Irish Lions secured one of their greatest ever victories in the second Test match against New Zealand in Wellington. The kicker...
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Gus Mackay – Worcester Warriors need to be innovators
Gus Mackay says Warriors need to become innovators in their quest for success on and off the pitch. Warriors’ new Managing Director joined the Club earlier this month after roles with Sussex CCC,...
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Georgian recruit relishing Premiership challenge
Georgian international Lasha Lomidze says playing in the 2015 Rugby World Cup gave him the appetite to play Premiership Rugby. The 24-year-old’s international exploits have gone from strength to strength...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby stars gear up for second Lions Test
Eight Aviva Premiership Rugby players will line-up for The British & Irish Lions on Saturday as the tourists look to level the series against New Zealand. The All Blacks were mightily impressive in the...
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Saracens gearing up for trip to Philadelphia to play Newcastle Falcons
Innovation and experimentation are part of being Saracens according to the club’s CEO Heath Harvey, and that’s why he had no doubts about taking on Newcastle Falcons in Philadelphia. The regular season...
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Jono Ross can’t wait to pull on the Sale Sharks jersey
Halfway through his first week at the Sharks, new signing Jono Ross has said he is looking forward to getting a taste of Premiership Rugby, and battling it out for a place in the back row. Ross joins the...
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Trevor Davison determined to take his chance at Newcastle Falcons
Prop-forward Trevor Davison is determined to seize his big chance after switching from beer delivery man to full-time rugby player with Newcastle Falcons. The 24-year-old England Counties international has...
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Toby Flood primed for ‘unique’ opportunity in Philadelphia
Toby Flood’s return to Newcastle Falcons was perfectly timed to be involved in the Philadelphia match against Saracens, and he believes it will provide an ideal bonding opportunity for the squad. The fly-...
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England announce squad for 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup
The squad of 28 players to represent England in the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup has today been confirmed ahead of the global tournament which kicks off in Dublin on Wednesday 9 August. Rachael Burford (...
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Schalk Brits preparing for ‘exciting’ trip to Philadelphia with Saracens
Hooker Schalk Brits believes there is much more to the Aviva Premiership Rugby contest between Saracens and Newcastle Falcons in Philadelphia than just the match itself. The two-time reigning European...
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Saracens and London Irish to kick off the season at Twickenham
SARACENS and London Irish will help launch the 2017-18 Premiership Rugby season after being chosen as the home sides for the eagerly-awaited London Double Header at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 2...
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George North gets first 2017 tour try in dramatic British & Irish Lions draw
The British & Irish Lions concluded their midweek fixture list in New Zealand with a thrilling 31-31 draw against the Hurricanes at the Westpac Stadium. Tommy Seymour scored two tries for the Lions...
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Newcastle Falcons can’t wait for trip to Philadelphia
Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards believes that the second Aviva Premiership Rugby regular season match in America can be a ‘stepping stone to rugby greatness’. The Falcons will play...
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Mark Reddish retires from rugby
Harlequins second row Mark Reddish has today (Tuesday 27th June) announced that he will retire from the game due to concussion. Commenting on his retirement, Reddish said: “Having to retire is extremely...
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Richards confident Newcastle Falcons’ USA match will bring major benefits
Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards believes that the second Aviva Premiership Rugby regular season match in America can be a stepping stone to rugby greatness. The Falcons will play European...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby stars to feature heavily in Lions final midweek game
EIGHT Aviva Premiership players will start the British & Irish Lions’ final midweek game tomorrow looking to force their way into the Test side for the remaining two matches against New Zealand. After...
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Teofilo Paulo excited by London Irish move but will miss home cooking
Samoan international Teofilo Paulo is making the most of his mum’s cooking ahead of the summer move to London Irish. The 19 stone plus lock is currently based in New Zealand with his family as he prepares...
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British & Irish Lions beaten in first Test by New Zealand
Two second-half tries from winger Rieko Ioane helped New Zealand to a 30-15 victory in the first Test against the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland. The Lions were within five points of the...
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Harlequins Ladies coach savours upcoming Women’s Super Rugby season
Women’s sport is booming according to former Richmond prop and Scotland captain Karen Findlay, who is now relishing the prospect of leading Harlequins Ladies into the all-new Women’s Super Rugby league....
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Aviva Tackling Numbers programme celebrated at Corporate Engagement Awards
Premiership Rugby and its Aviva Tackling Numbers programme enjoyed not one but two moments in the spotlight at the Corporate Engagement Awards 2017. The Corporate Engagement Awards recognises the most...
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Lions ready for battle on eve of All Blacks Test
After months of waiting and weeks of build-up, The British & Irish Lions are ready to face the toughest challenge in world rugby tomorrow as they prepare to play New Zealand in the first Test match of...
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Ex-England star Susie Appleby excited to lead Gloucester-Hartpury in inaugural Women’s Super Rugby campaign
Former England international Susie Appleby believes it’s an exciting time for women’s rugby as she issues a rallying cry to get more females playing the sport. Appleby is head coach of Gloucester-Hartpury,...
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Wasps confirm 2017/18 pre-season schedule
Wasps have today confirmed their 2017/18 pre-season schedule, which will see them face Connacht Rugby and Ulster Rugby, as well as taking part in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s. The Ricoh Arena will host...
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Quartet sign Academy contracts with Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby is delighted to confirm that Rhys Davies, Wil Partington, Miles Reid, and Kieran Verden have all signed long-term Academy contracts with the Club. Davies arrives following a strong season for...
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Clare Daniels hoping to inspire the next generation of female rugby referees
The first female official in Aviva Premiership Rugby history, Clare Daniels, has urged girls and women to take up officiating as she looks to inspire the next generation of female referees. As part of Women...
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Luke McLean enthused by London Irish move
Luke McLean is looking to reignite his international career under Italy Head Coach Conor O’Shea following his summer move to London Irish from Benetton Rugby Treviso. Locked on 89 caps for the Azzurri, the...
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All Black Francis Saili joins Harlequins
Harlequins is excited to confirm today (Wednesday 21st June) that All Black Francis Saili has joined the Club. Commenting on the news Harlequins Director of Rugby, John Kingston, said: “I am absolutely...
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Bath Rugby sign Phillips from Bristol Rugby
Bath Rugby is pleased to announce the signing of James Phillips, who has joined the Club from Bristol Rugby until the end of the 2017/18 season. Phillips arrives at Bath having made nearly 100 appearances...
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Nowell gets two tries as Lions see off Chiefs in Hamilton
Exeter Chiefs’ Jack Nowell returned to his sparkling best with two tries for the British & Irish Lions in their final warm-up match against Super Rugby outfit Chiefs earlier today. The Exeter winger,...
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Nalaga a big coup for Irish says international teammate Tikoirotuma
Explosive wing Napolioni Nalaga can be an big hit in every sense of the word during next season’s Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign according to Fijian international teammate Aseli Tikoirotuma. Lethal...
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Masi and Everard return to Wasps alongside new Academy Manager Jonathan Pendlebury
Wasps are pleased to announce a new Academy structure ahead of the 2017/18 season. The new set-up sees former Yorkshire Carnegie Academy Manager, Jonathan Pendlebury, appointed as Wasps Academy Manager and...
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Sale Sharks announce signing of Australia international James O’Connor
Sale Sharks have announced the latest in a wave of world class signings, as they confirm Australian International James O’Connor will join the club for the 2017/2018 season, on a three year deal. He touches...
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Lions prepared for final warm-up before All Blacks Test
After a crucial victory against the Maori All Blacks, the British & Irish Lions are just a single match away from the first Test against New Zealand. The Lions continue their preparations on Tuesday in...
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Wasps sign Paul Doran-Jones and David Langley
Wasps today confirm the signing of props Paul Doran-Jones and David Langley, while loosehead Tom Bristow is confirmed as leaving the club. Paul Doran-Jones will join Wasps from Gloucester ahead of the 2017/...
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Venter integral to Du Plessis opting to join London Irish
Petrus Du Plessis says Brendan Venter was a key factor in his decision to move to London Irish this summer. Du Plessis, 35, who played under Venter at Saracens, reveals his initial talks with the Exiles...
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Fight and spirit shone through despite defeat, says England U20 coach Vass
Head coach Ian Vass hailed his England U20 side’s fight and spirit after they were beaten in the World Rugby U20 Championship final by New Zealand. The Baby Blacks ran in ten tries as they dominated the...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby stars see home nations complete clean sweep
It’s been a busy weekend of international rugby and there were plenty of stand-out performances from a whole host of Aviva Premiership Rugby stars. All four home nations managed victories with England...
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Supreme England secure series win in Argentina
Will Collier scored the winning try as England secured a hard-fought 2-0 series win against Argentina in another enthralling Test match. George Ford was again at the heart of things, while Collier’s...
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England name team for World Rugby U20 Championship final
England have named their team for the World Rugby U20 Championship final against New Zealand on Sunday (kick-off 3pm BST, live on ITV4). Bath’s Zach Mercer captains the side at number eight and he is...
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Itoje scores vital try as Lions roar past Maori All Blacks
Maro Itoje scored his first British & Irish Lions try as Warren Gatland’s men laid down a marker for the opening Test match next week with a fine 32-10 win against the Maori All Blacks in a wet Rotorua...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby aces go global this weekend
Stars from Aviva Premiership Rugby are currently strewn across the globe as they don the colours of their respective nations. A host of international clashes are taking place in all four corners of the...
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England name team of Aviva Premiership Rugby talents for World Rugby Under-20 Championship semi-final
Aviva Premiership Rugby’s brightest prospects are preparing to take on South Africa tomorrow, and England have now named their side to face the Baby Boks in the semi-final of the World Rugby Under-20...
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Northampton Saints to host Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
THE 2017-18 season will kick off in spectacular style with the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton. Click here to buy tickets The home of Northampton Saints was chosen to host the...
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Bath Rugby’s Zach Mercer in dreamland after England Under-20s reach final
Bath Rugby starlet Zach Mercer could not contain his delight after England Under 20 sealed a dramatic 24-22 victory over South Africa in the semi-final of the World Rugby U20 Championship. The side will now...
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Community Coaches from Bath Rugby, Bristol Rugby and Sale Sharks battle it out for top prize at Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards
Representatives from Bath Rugby, Bristol Rugby and Sale Sharks have been singled out for going above and beyond the call of duty by being shortlisted for a prestigious gong at the Premiership Rugby...
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Premiership Rugby named in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report
Premiership Rugby has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium...
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Chris Robshaw returns for England in second Argentina Test
England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to face Argentina for the second and final Test in Santa Fe (kick off 8:15pm BST, live on BBC2). There are three changes to the starting line-up that beat...
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Farrell absent as Lions prepare for Maori All Blacks
Victory in the unofficial fourth Test against the Maori All Blacks could prove absolutely vital to the success of this Lions tour but they will be without Owen Farrell on Saturday. The Saracens fly-half has...
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Latest Irish signing Schatz excited to play in Northern Hemisphere
Australian international back row Jake Schatz is joining London Irish after the summer but is currently sunning himself in Lake Como, northern Italy ahead of the move. The two-times capped Wallaby, who was...
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Elia Elia re-signs with Harlequins
Harlequins is pleased to announce today (Thursday 15th June) that Samoan international Elia Elia has committed his future to the Club. Confirming the news, Elia said: “It’s a privilege and an honour...
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Tributes paid to former Newcastle Falcons man Paul Van-Zandvliet
PREMIERSHIP Rugby and The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) would like to offer its deepest condolences to the family, friends and teammates of former Newcastle Falcons prop Paul Van-Zandvliet. A Premiership...
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Hyde youngster and Royal Navy veteran shortlisted for national rugby awards
An 11-year-old from Hyde who tackled his autism by playing rugby with Sale Sharks and a Royal Navy veteran from Eccles have been shortlisted for prestigious national Premiership Rugby awards. Leo Gradwell...
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British & Irish Lions team to play the Maori All Blacks
Peter O’Mahony will captain the British & Irish Lions against the Maori All Blacks at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday. O’Mahony follows Sam Warburton, Ken Owens and Alun Wyn Jones...
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Gloucester Rugby, London Irish and Sale Sharks nominated for Premiership Rugby’s BREAKTHRU Achiever of the Year award
Representatives of Gloucester Rugby, London Irish and Sale Sharks are all up for Premiership Rugby’s BREAKTHRU Achiever of the Year award as community rugby programmes continue to transform lives on and off...
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Volunteers from Bath Rugby, Sale Sharks and Saracens given nod ahead of Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards
Bath Rugby, Sale Sharks and Saracens representatives have all been shortlisted for Premiership Rugby’s Community Volunteer of the Year award, but judge Suzy Christopher admits separating them is an almost...
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Trio put forward for Premiership Rugby’s PLAY Achiever of the Year award
Three inspiring youngsters have all been shortlisted for Premiership Rugby’s PLAY Achiever of the Year award, and judge Lisa Bedding believes that any of the trio would be a deserving winner. With the...
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Saia Fainga’a already excited ahead of London Irish move
Saia Fainga’a is relishing his move to London Irish ahead of the 2017/18 Aviva Premiership Rugby season. The 36-times capped Wallaby hooker, who is one of 10 new recruits joining the Exiles revolution, is...
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Zach Mercer double helps England to World Rugby U20s Championship Final
Bath Rugby’s Zach Mercer scored two tries as he led England to the final of the World Rugby Under 20s World Championship with a 24-22 win over South Africa. The Junior Boks led 24-19 with just five minutes...
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Gloucester Rugby Club Statement – Carl Fearns to remain in France with Lyon
Gloucester Rugby can today confirm that Carl Fearns will be staying in France to continue playing his rugby in the Top 14 with Lyon, despite putting pen to paper on a three-year contract to join Gloucester...
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Brilliant Joseph try can’t prevent Lions’ second defeat
It was a case of so close and yet so far for the British & Irish Lions in Dunedin on Tuesday morning as they fell to a 23-22 defeat against the Highlanders. With the Lions trailing 10-3, Bath Rugby’s...
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Gabriel Ibitoye relishing fierce semi-final challenge for England Under-20s
Gabriel Ibitoye is taking the World Rugby Under-20s Championship by storm but, ahead of England’s semi-final clash against South Africa, the Harlequins starlet is adamant he won’t let a new legion of fans...
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Haskell leads Aviva Premiership Rugby contingent in Lions line-up
Wasps flanker James Haskell will take on his former club when the British & Irish Lions head into battle against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Tuesday. Haskell made 12 appearances for the Super Rugby...
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Northampton Saints announce Preseason Schedule
Northampton Saints has today announced that the team will face Newport Gwent Dragons, Nottingham and Ulster in  pre-season friendly fixtures before the 2017/18 season gets underway. The Saints’ action...
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James Horwill announced as Harlequins captain
Harlequins is pleased to announce today (Monday June 12th) that James Horwill has been appointed as Harlequins captain from the 2017/18 season. Commenting on the announcement, Horwill said: “I’m very...
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British & Irish Lions team to play the Highlanders
British & Irish Lions Tour captain Sam Warburton will lead the team against the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Tuesday. With every member of the 41-man squad having started one of the first...
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England defeat Argentina in thrilling first Test
Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona scored a last-minute try as England won an epic 38-34 encounter against Argentina in San Juan. Tries from Emiliano Boffelli and Tomas Lavanini, as well as seven points from...
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Match Report: Crusaders 3 – 12 British & Irish Lions
Saracens Owen Farrell kicked expertly to help guide the British and Irish Lions to their second win of the tour over Crusaders. The fly-half, who helped the Aviva Premiership side to European glory this...
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Stuart Townsend keen to kick on with Exeter Chiefs
Stuart Townsend admits he is still coming to terms with being crowned a Premiership champion with club side Exeter Chiefs. Having kicked off last season on the bench for loan club Cornish Pirates at Bedford...
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London Irish set for Russian adventure
London Irish will travel to Russia for the first time in the club’s illustrious history after they were drawn in Pool 4 of the European Rugby Challenge Cup alongside Krasny Yar. The Exiles will make the 4,...
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Gatland selects seven Aviva Premiership Rugby players for Lions clash
Warren Gatland has demanded a reaction from The British & Irish Lions following their midweek defeat to the Blues, so it is no surprise he has called upon seven Aviva Premiership Rugby stars for...
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Mark McCall reacts to Champions Cup draw
Saracens have been drawn in Pool 2 alongside Clermont Auvergne, Ospreys and Northampton Saints for the 2017-18 Champions Cup. The team are currently back-to-back champions of the competition and are looking...
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Match Report: England U20s 20 Australia U20s 19
A nerveless penalty from Saracens’ Max Malins and a crucial turnover from captain Zach Mercer secured England U20 a semi-final spot at the World Rugby U20 Championship. Captain Mercer, of Bath Rugby,...
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England name squad to play Argentina
England head coach Eddie Jones has named his side to take on Argentina in the first Test in San Juan on Saturday (live on BBC2, 8.15pm – BST kick-off). Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Alex Lozowski (Saracens...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby teams learn their European Champions Cup fate
European Rugby Champions Cup holders Saracens will renew hostilities with Clermont in the pool stages of next season’s competition. Saracens retained Europe’s premier trophy by triumphing 28-17 over the...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby teams learn their European Challenge Cup fate
Gloucester Rugby have discovered who will they will face as they look to reach a second successive European Rugby Challenge Cup final next season. The Aviva Premiership Rugby outfit went all the way last...
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Sale Sharks drawn against Toulouse in European Rugby Challenge Cup
Sale Sharks have been drawn against former European giants Toulouse, Cardiff Blues and Lyon in Pool 2 of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The draw took place today in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, with James...
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Mallinder: It’s a challenging but exciting Champions Cup draw
Director of rugby Jim Mallinder has described Northampton Saints’ European Rugby Champions Cup pool draw as challenging, but exciting. The Saints were grouped with Clermont Auvergne, Saracens and the...
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Five more Aviva Premiership Rugby stars make their British & Irish Lions debuts
Five Aviva Premiership Rugby stars made their British and Irish Lions debuts in Auckland, as Warren Gatland’s side went down late on in a challenging encounter against the Blues. A moment of brilliance from...
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England Under-20 name team of Aviva Premiership Rugby prospects to face Australia
Aviva Premiership Rugby’s starlets will be putting their best foot forward in an England shirt once again on Thursday, as the Under-20s named their side to take on Australia at the 2017 World Rugby...
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Six Aviva Premiership Rugby stars start against Blues with Lions
Bath Rugby’s Anthony Watson grabbed the headlines over the weekend for the British & Irish Lions, and six other Aviva Premiership Rugby players will have their chance this Wednesday. The Lions triumphed...
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Beno Obano, Darren Atkins and Rory Jennings agree new contracts with Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby Academy prop Beno Obano has been promoted to the senior squad ahead of the 2017/18 season, with Darren Atkins and Rory Jennings both agreeing one-year extensions with the Club. Obano has enjoyed...
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Worcester Warriors announce new management structure
Worcester Warriors Chairman Bill Bolsover can today announce a new management structure at the Club, which will see Chief Executive Jim O’Toole step down from his role at the end of June. With O...
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London Irish make three more new signings
London Irish continued their preparations for life back in Aviva Premiership Rugby, announcing three more signings today – Manasa Saulo, Teofilo Paulo and Jake Schatz. Toulon tighthead Saulo, a robust...
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Pool Draws for 2017/18 Challenge Cup and Champions Cup
Exeter Chiefs, Scarlets and ASM Clermont Auvergne will be guaranteed top seedings when the pool draw for the Champions Cup takes place in Neuchâtel, Switzerland on Thursday (8 June). This key event will get...
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Six Aviva Premiership Rugby players in XV for second Lions tour match against the Blues
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has made 15 changes to his side for the second tour game against Super Rugby side the Blues. Exeter Chiefs winger Jack Nowell is one of six players from the...
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Gabriel Ibitoye double inspires England Under-20s to second victory
England continued their perfect run in the World Rugby U20 Championship after battling to a 34-22 victory over Wales at the Avchala Stadium. Harlequins winger Gabriel Ibitoye was the star man for England,...
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England U20 name team to face Wales
An exciting young Aviva Premiership Rugby contingent make up the bulk of the England Under 20s side to face Wales in the second game of the World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia on Sunday. The game kicks...
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Watson try sends British & Irish Lions on their way
Bath Rugby’s Anthony Watson got the crucial score as the British & Irish Lions enjoyed a winning start on their tour of New Zealand with a 13-7 win over the NZ Provincial Barbarians. The Lions were...
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Du Plessis among four new signings for London Irish
Newly-promoted London Irish have announced four new signings as they continue their preparations to return to Aviva Premiership Rugby. Petrus Du Plessis has agreed a one-year deal and brings plenty of Aviva...
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Ireland U20 hooker Tadgh McElroy joins Saracens senior academy
Saracens can confirm that Ireland U20 hooker Tadgh McElroy has joined the Club’s senior academy. McElroy, who came through the ranks with Dundalk RFC, impressed for Ireland U20s during the 2017 U20 Six...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby stars ready to kick off Lions tour
Four years on from their memorable series victory in Australia, the British & Irish Lions are back on tour in New Zealand – with eight Aviva Premiership Rugby stars set to start against the New Zealand...
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Top college teams battle for the title in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships
The ultimate prize in college rugby is at stake when the Collegiate Rugby Championships get underway.
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Tom Johnson brings curtain down on ‘phenomenal’ journey at Exeter Chiefs
Tom Johnson admits it has been a “phenomenal journey” as he this week brings the curtain down on his career with newly-crowned Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs. Brought to the Devon club in 2007...
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Leicester Tigers confirm Sione Kalamafoni signing
Tonga international back-rower Sione Kalamafoni has agreed a move to Leicester Tigers from Gloucester Rugby. The 29-year-old Kalamafoni has spent five seasons with Gloucester and has played in two World Cup...
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Scotland prop Gordon Reid and Melbourne Rebels scrum-half Ben Meehan pen London Irish deals
London Irish are delighted to announce that Scotland international prop Gordon Reid has signed for the club, alongside Melbourne Rebels scrum-half Ben Meehan. Reid, The 30-year-old loosehead joins from...
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Disciplinary Hearing decision – Champions Cup play-off final
The Stade Francais Paris replacement hooker, Craig Burden, has been suspended for two weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing today (Thursday, 1 June) arising from his club’s Champions Cup...
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Georgian international signs for London Irish
Georgian international back row Lasha Lomidze is the latest acquisition to London Irish’s squad ahead of the 2017/18 season. Lomidze, 24, who can play at either blindside flanker or No. 8, has played 25...
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Flanker Dominic Ryan signs in at Leicester Tigers
Irish flanker Dominic Ryan has agreed a move to Leicester Tigers from Leinster Rugby and will arrive at Welford Road in time for the pre-season programme this summer. The 27-year-old Ryan made 113...
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Tigers bring in duo from Championship finalists
Leicester Tigers have signed Yorkshire Carnegie duo Joe Ford and Jonah Holmes, top points-scorer and top try-scorer during the regular season in Championship rugby during 2016/17. Fly-half Ford, 26, will...
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Eight Aviva Premiership Rugby players in XV for first Lions tour match
Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs provide more than half of the starting XV for the first match of the British & Irish Lions’ tour as eight men prepare to face the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians....
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Taylor and Schonert out of England’s summer tour
Tommy Taylor of Wasps and Worcester Warriors’ Nick Schonert have both been ruled out of England’s tour of Argentina today. Taylor picked up a knee ligament injury in training while Schonert has...
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Wasps and Exeter Chiefs players top Opta stats after exciting Aviva Premiership Rugby season
Exeter Chiefs and Wasps played out a memorable Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham and it’s no surprise that the top two have a number of players who feature prominently in the OPTA rankings for the...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby starlets in action as England Under-20s defeat Samoa
Aviva Premiership Rugby’s hottest prospects helped get England’s World Rugby Under-20 Championship defence off to a flying start in Tbilisi, as they beat Samoa 74-17 at Avchala Stadium. England led 43-3 at...
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Tom Wood suspended for six weeks
Northampton Saints flanker, Tom Wood, has been suspended for six weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London today (Wednesday, 31 May) arising from his club’s Champions Cup Play-off...
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Former NFL prospect Psalm Wooching joins Harlequins for World Club 10s
Harlequins is excited to confirm today (Wednesday 31st May) that former Washington Huskies linebacker, Psalm Wooching, will be in the Club’s 16-man squad to participate in the Beachcomber World Club 10s...
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Louis Picamoles leaving Northampton Saints for Montpellier
Northampton Saints has announced that Louis Picamoles will be leaving the club to rejoin Montpellier, his first professional club, as the French Federation now wants its internationals to be playing in the...
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Northampton Saints players to hone their rugby in Australia this summer
Tom Collins and Tom Stephenson will be spending their off-season building up their rugby experience at one of Australia’s most famous clubs. The two backs are on their way to Randwick to play in the Sydney...
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Newcastle Falcons sign England 7s flyer Cameron Cowell
Newcastle Falcons have signed England Sevens international Cameron Cowell to their senior academy squad. The 21-year-old can play at full-back, wing or scrum-half in 15s, and has represented England at...
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Nowell had complete confidence in Exeter Chiefs if not his own kicking prowess
Jack Nowell had full faith in the Exeter Chiefs set-piece during the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final but admits he would have been less confident had he been required to step up in a penalty shoot-out. The...
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Northampton Saints to host Premiership Rugby 7s
WE MIGHT be at the end of the 2016-17 season but we’re already looking forward to the start of 2017-18, which will kick off in spectacular fashion with the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s at Franklin’s Gardens...
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Disciplinary Hearings – Champions Cup Play-off final
Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood was issued with a red card during his club’s Champions Cup Play-off final against Stade Francais Paris at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday, 26 May 2017. Wood was...
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Grant signs contract extension with Bath Rugby
Bath Rugby is pleased to announce that Paul Grant has agreed a new contract extension with the Club. Grant made his first team debut in November against Scarlets after playing more than 60 games for New...
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Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup rounds off in style at Twickenham with Jason Robinson
“Anyone here could make it to the Premiership Rugby Final one day, as long as you work hard.” That was the message England legend and Rugby World Cup winner Jason Robinson delivered to the cream of this...
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Warriors sign Scotland international Denton
Warriors have completed the signing of Scotland international David Denton ahead of the 2017/18 season. Zimbabwean-born Denton will make the switch to Sixways in the summer from Bath Rugby, where he made 22...
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Wasps sign Springbok centre Juan De Jongh
Wasps are pleased to confirm the signing of South African international Juan De Jongh, who will join up with Wasps after completing the Super Rugby season with the Stormers. The 29-year-old centre has won...
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Thomas Waldrom, Don Armand and Jimmy Gopperth shine in thrilling Aviva Premiership Rugby Final
It was a team effort from Exeter Chiefs to claim their maiden Aviva Premiership Rugby title on Saturday at Twickenham, but from looking at the OPTA rankings it’s impossible to ignore the contribution of No....
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Nick Evans appointed as Harlequins Attack Coach
Harlequins is excited to confirm today (Tuesday 30th May) that former fly-half, Nick Evans, will join the Harlequins coaching team as Attack Coach following his recent retirement from the game. Commenting...
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England name team for opening match of the U20 World Championship
England have named their team for the opening match of this year’s World Rugby U20 Championship against Samoa (10am BST) in Georgia. London Irish fly-half Theo Brophy-Clews captains the side, while two...
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Exeter Chiefs never doubted ice-cool Gareth Steenson, says Geoff Parling
Gareth Steenson has always had nerves of steel according to Exeter Chiefs teammate Geoff Parling, after the veteran fly-half kicked his side to Aviva Premiership Rugby glory on Saturday. The Chiefs looked...
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England squad to Argentina confirmed
Eddie Jones has confirmed his squad ahead of England’s two-Test series against Argentina next month. The squad has assembled today at the Lensbury Hotel in Teddington before leaving for Buenos Aires on...
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James Haskell: Exeter Chiefs were better than Wasps
Wasps back row James Haskell admits his side made too many mistakes to claim the Aviva Premiership Rugby title on Saturday at Twickenham, as they were beaten in extra time by Exeter Chiefs. Gareth Steenson’...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby Final: The best of the reaction to Exeter Chiefs’ triumph
Gareth Steenson’s extra-time penalty sent Exeter Chiefs fans into ecstasy at Twickenham on Saturday, as the West Country outfit claimed their first ever Aviva Premiership Rugby title with a 23-20 triumph...
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Match Reaction: Wasps 20 Exeter Chiefs 23 (AET)
Years of hard-work have paid off for Exeter Chiefs according to head coach Rob Baxter, after the Devon side lifted the Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy for the very first time. Just seven years after...
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Exeter celebrates first Aviva Premership title
Exeter Chiefs lift the Aviva Premiership trophy in front of a sold out Twickenham Stadium.
HITZ learning academy gear up for the Aviva Premiership Rugby final
Around 30 young people from across the country will be at this afternoon’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham to celebrate the good work of the HITZ Learning Academy. HITZ, which kicked off in 2009...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby Final: Review of the finalists’ most recent head-to-heads
Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Final sees table-toppers Wasps face off against second-placed Exeter Chiefs, in what promises to be a lively clash. An exhilarating pair of semi-finals last week saw both...
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Six things to look out for in this Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Final
After nearly nine months of intense competition, the fate of the Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy comes down to 80 minutes at Twickenham on Saturday. Wasps and Exeter Chiefs finished as the top two teams in...
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Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 23 Stade Francais 22
Courtney Lawes revealed that he overcame illness to put in another man-of-the-match performance in Northampton Saints’ European Rugby Champions Cup play-off success over Stade Francais on Friday night. The...
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Match Report: Northampton Saints 23 Stade Francais 22
Northampton Saints pulled off a stunning comeback victory to upset Stade Francais and secure European Champions Cup rugby for next season tonight. The Aviva Premiership Rugby outfit responded from a 13-...
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Thomas Waldrom out to finish the job with Exeter Chiefs
Thomas Waldrom is ready to put the seal on a season of hard graft by helping Exeter Chiefs to lift the Aviva Premiership title for the first time against Wasps tomorrow (2:30pm). Having missed out 12 months...
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Key moments of the season for our Aviva Premiership Rugby finalists
After two frantically-contested semi-finals, excitement is building for what will surely be a thrilling Aviva Premiership Rugby Final between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham on Saturday. It will be...
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