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Life University rallies to win women's CRC title
Life University rallied to beat Lindenwood 17-12 and win its second straight women's Collegiate Rugby Championship.
Stringer starts for Worcester Warriors at Birmingham Moseley
Summer signing Peter Stringer will get his first start for Warriors on Friday night as his side take on Birmingham Moseley at Billesley Common (kick-off 7.30pm). The Ireland international forms the half-...
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London Irish name side for Ealing Trailfinders clash
London Irish have named a 30-man squad for this Friday’s pre-season clash with Ealing Trailfinders at Hazelwood (kick-off 7.30pm). The Exiles have made ten changes to the starting team against Harlequins...
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Gloucester Rugby announce line-ups for preseason friendly at Leinster
Gloucester Rugby will give game time to a number of their first team squad in Leinster on Friday evening as they name a starting line-up for each half in the preseason outing in Dublin. A number of new...
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American rugby players and coaches to get once in a lifetime opportunity
Thirty American rugby players and coaches are being handed the chance of a lifetime to train in England with Premiership Rugby. In a new initiative as part of the Aviva Premiership Rugby match between...
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Stephen Myler: Northampton Saints ready to fight for the title
Stephen Myler is predicting the closest ever Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign and believes his Northampton Saints side will be right in the mix after a frustrating season last year. The Saints came seventh...
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Sonatane Takulua expecting big things from Newcastle Falcons this season
Sonatane Takulua believes unity and a collective purpose, combined with an improved playing pool, can help propel Newcastle Falcons up the Aviva Premiership table this season. The Falcons’ eighth-placed...
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Wasps name team for first pre-season fixture against Ulster
Dai Young has named a 26-man squad to take on Ulster Rugby at Kingspan Stadium in the first pre-season fixture ahead of the 2017/18 season, on Thursday 17 August, kick off 7.30pm. The game will be an...
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Anglo-Welsh Cup 2017-18 launched
WORCESTER WARRIORS have the honour of hosting the opening match in this year’s Anglo-Welsh Cup on Friday 3 November, when Sale Sharks will be the visitors to Sixways. The Warriors are in Pool Three of the...
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Ally Hogg pleased by Newcastle Falcons’ early progress
Ally Hogg believes Newcastle Falcons are well set to attack the new Aviva Premiership season after a double dose of victory last weekend. The Scottish back-rower scored a try and captained the side in their...
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Topsy Ojo relishing Exiles return to Aviva Premiership Rugby action at HQ
Topsy Ojo believes there could be no more fitting way for London Irish to announce their return as an Aviva Premiership Rugby club than taking on Harlequins at Twickenham. Irish topped the Championship...
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Newcastle Falcons’ Sonatane Takulua sees Philadelphia trip as a ‘great opportunity’
Newcastle Falcons’ Sonatane Takulua insists his side’s September clash with Saracens in Philadelphia will be no holiday for the players, although he is already counting down the days. In the second Aviva...
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Harlequins statement: Luke Wallace and Jonas Mikalcius
Harlequins can confirm today (Tuesday 15th August) that flanker Luke Wallace dislocated his hip during the pre-season friendly against London Irish on Saturday. Wallace will undergo surgery next week and...
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London Irish kick-off Anglo-Welsh Cup at home to Bath
London Irish will host Bath Rugby at the Madejski Stadium in the opening round of the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Saturday 4 November (kick-off 3pm). The competition sees teams in Pool 1 go up against teams in Pool...
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HITZ graduate secures first full time job after being inspired by Premiership Rugby final
A teenager from Leigh who overcame a troubled home life and tackled confidence and communication issues thanks to Premiership Rugby and Sale Sharks’ groundbreaking HITZ programme has secured her first full...
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Nick Kennedy delighted with first pre-season hit-out for London Irish
London Irish director of rugby Nick Kennedy is looking forward to seeing his side build on Saturday’s thrilling contest against Harlequins. Harlequins won the Cunningham Duncombe Series 31-29 by virtue of...
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Newcastle Falcons’ Sonatane Takulua sees Philadelphia trip as a ‘great opportunity’
Newcastle Falcons’ Sonatane Takulua insists his side’s September clash with Saracens in Philadelphia will be no holiday for the players, although he is already counting down the days. In the second Aviva...
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Philadelphia bound Nick Civetta can’t wait for American Series challenge with Newcastle Falcons
NICK CIVETTA HAS had an unlikely path to the top level but as he prepares to embark on his second season with Newcastle Falcons, the American second row is relishing the prospect of playing his first club...
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Demetri Catrakilis relishing chance to reunite with old friend Tim Swiel
Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis has revealed he is ready to join forces with  compatriot and old acquaintance Tim Swiel – insisting the pair will not squabble over the No.10 shirt – as the former...
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Worcester Warriors to use number of players in Hartpury test
Warriors will look to use up to 37 players during their fixture against Hartpury College this Saturday in their first game of the 2017/18 pre-season campaign (kick-off 4pm). New signings David Denton, Peter...
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Emergency Services workers invited to London Double Header
Saracens are offering up to eight free tickets to any member of the London Emergency Services for the upcoming London Double Header clash, where they take on Northampton Saints, and London Irish play...
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Newcastle Falcons teams for double-header v Doncaster and Nottingham
Three-time French title winner Maxime Mermoz is among the Newcastle Falcons players making their debuts in Saturday’s home double header against Doncaster Knights (2pm) and Nottingham (4.30pm). The European...
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Lewis and Phillips to make Bath Rugby debuts against Bristol
Josh Lewis and James Phillips will make their Bath Rugby debuts in the Club’s first pre-season game against Bristol Rugby at Clifton Rugby Club on Saturday, kick-off 14:30. Lewis, who joined this summer...
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London Irish name side for pre-season opener
London Irish have named a 29-man squad for tomorrow’s Cunningham Duncombe Series against Harlequins at Hazelwood, with seven summer signings among those selected (kick-off 3pm). Double European Champions...
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Nick Civetta primed for Newcastle Falcons’ double header this Saturday
Having spent the summer helping his country qualify for the Rugby World Cup American lock Nick Civetta is keen to carry the momentum into Newcastle Falcons’ season. The 27-year-old will be on the bench for...
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Chris Robshaw commits his future to Harlequins
Harlequins is thrilled to announce today (Thursday 10th August) that England back row Chris Robshaw has re-signed with the Club until 2020. Confirming the news, Robshaw said: “I am extremely proud to have...
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Jack Yeandle: Exeter Chiefs success will not be a one-off
They may have lifted the Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy for the first time last season to complete one of sport’s great stories, but Exeter Chiefs skipper Jack Yeandle is adamant his side still have...
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Super Rugby standout Ruan Ackermann joins Gloucester Rugby
Gloucester Rugby are delighted to confirm that South African back row forward Ruan Ackermann is to join the club from Super Rugby finalists, the Lions, subject to visa clearance. Ackermann has been an ever...
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Leicester Tigers are delighted to announce the signing of England international Jonny May
Leicester Tigers are delighted to announce the signing of England international Jonny May from Gloucester Rugby for the start of the 2017/18 season. His move to Tigers will see second-rower Ed Slater move...
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Exeter Chiefs hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie raring to go again
Luke Cowan-Dickie believes Exeter Chiefs will ‘thrive’ on the challenge of trying to defend their Aviva Premiership crown this season. Having claimed their maiden English title back in May, defeating rivals...
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Will Addison Named As Sale Sharks Captain
Sale Sharks are delighted to announce that Will Addison will captain the side during the 2017/18 season. 24-year-old Will made his debut for the Sharks in 2011 and has since gone on to make 97 Appearances,...
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Harlequins confirm Academy coaching re-structure
Harlequins is today (Wednesday 9th August) excited to confirm its new Academy coaching structure heading into the 2017/18 season. Jim Evans, who appeared 174 times for Harlequins across ten years at the...
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Denny Solomona grilled by rugby-mad youngsters at Sale Sharks first summer rugby camp
Denny Solomona was put under the microscope by more than 70 excited youngsters when he dropped in to Sale Sharks’ first summer camp of the year. The Sharks winger joined fly-half AJ MacGinty to answer some...
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Sharks Fly Out To France To Prepare For Castres Game
Sale Sharks are on the move this week as they prepare for the new season. The first team squad fly from Manchester to France this morning to prepare for their first pre-season game against Castres on...
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Ruaridh Jackson leaves Harlequins to return to Glasgow Warriors
Harlequins can announce today (Tuesday 8th August) that fly-half Ruaridh Jackson will leave the Club with immediate effect to return to Glasgow Warriors. Commenting on the announcement, Harlequins Director...
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Sale Sharks Statement on Denny Solomona
Sale Sharks are disappointed to learn that Denny Solomona has been sent home from the England Training Camp. Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said, “This is disappointing news because Denny has worked...
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Mouritz Botha retires from playing on medical advice
Newcastle Falcons’ former England lock Mouritz Botha has been forced to call time on his rugby career at the age of 35. A Premiership title winner with Saracens back in 2011, Botha has made the...
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Gloucester Rugby confirm signing of Ed Slater with Jonny May departing the club
Gloucester Rugby can today confirm the signing of lock Ed Slater from Leicester Tigers, and confirm that Jonny May will be leaving the club to move in the opposite direction. The experienced forward can...
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Powerday continues as main sponsor of London Irish
Powerday and London Irish are delighted to confirm today that Powerday will continue as the principal sponsor of both the London Irish professional and amateur clubs for the 2017/18 season. The partnership...
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Saracens fly out to Bermuda for preseason training camp
Saracens have confirmed their 44-man travelling squad for the club’s Atlantic Rugby Cup pre-season tour of Bermuda. The north Londoners are scheduled to depart for their six-day tour of the idyllic island...
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Harlequins name squad for pre-season opener
Harlequins have named their 26-man squad to face Bristol Rugby at Cleve RFC on Saturday 5th August (kick-off 14:30). Following a pre-season camp at adidas’ headquarters in Germany, Summer signing Phil...
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Almost £35,000 raised by Wasps and George Pragnell to benefit children with learning difficulties
Almost £35,000 raised by Wasps and George Pragnell to benefit children with learning difficulties in Coventry & Warwickshire Wasps’ internationals Matt Mullan and Thomas Young linked up with George...
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Hare to leave Saints in September 
Northampton Saints has today announced that Dusty Hare will be leaving the club at the end of September. Hare has been at Franklin’s Gardens since January 2010 overseeing the club’s Academy system and...
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England announce training squad for pre-season camp
England Head Coach Eddie Jones has announced his training squad to take part in a pre-season camp at the Lensbury Hotel later this week. 37 players will attend the three-day camp in Teddington, which begins...
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England Under 18 name amended squad for South Africa tour
England U18s have amended their squad for the summer development tour of South Africa (6-21 August). Lock Alex Coles and Joe Tunney, full back Nick David and prop Tom Rowland all come into the squad while...
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Gloucester Rugby will put their ‘DNA’ into their efforts under new boss Ackermann
Gloucester Rugby will be aiming to take more pride in their work than ever before when the Johan Ackermann era gets underway in earnest. That’s the opinion of 22-year-old academy centre Tom Hudson, who...
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George Ford quick to settle back in at Leicester Tigers says Blaze
Leicester Tigers new signing George Ford is desperate to make a fast start in his second spell at the club according to forwards coach Richard Blaze. The 24-year-old fly-half spent four years with the...
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Marcus Watson looking to make his mark on Aviva Premiership Rugby with Wasps
This season might finally be the one where Marcus Watson gets the opportunity to steal some of the spotlight from his illustrious younger brother. The 26-year-old, whose move to Wasps from Newcastle Falcons...
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London Irish youngster aims to boost his Brand with Singha Premiership Rugby 7s showing
Rory Brand is hoping that the experience of captaining London Irish at the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s will provide him with the springboard for a breakthrough season. The 19-year-old scrum-half, who was...
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Kick off change: Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints
Premiership Rugby can confirm that Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 8 will now take place on Saturday 18 November 2017 kicking off at 1pm, to avoid the England v...
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Phil Dowson in Belgium to commemorate 100 years since Edgar Mobbs’ passing
Saints’ assistant coach Phil Dowson is in Belgium this week to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, which claimed the lives of two former Saintsmen. On the first day...
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Dingwall delighted to see Northampton Saints finish Singha Premiership Rugby 7s on a high
Fraser Dingwall revealed the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s was a rollercoaster of emotions after hosts Northampton Saints lifted the Bowl trophy on Saturday night. With the new format, Saints had home...
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Tom Hudson wants Singha Premiership Rugby Plate win to inspire Gloucester Rugby
Tom Hudson felt that the young Gloucester Rugby squad did the club proud after winning the Singha Premiership Rugby Plate competition on Saturday night. The Cherry & Whites were third seeds heading into...
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Bassett credits team spirit for Wasps’ Singha Premiership Rugby 7s success
Josh Bassett may have picked up the Player of the Tournament award but he insisted that it was a team effort that saw Wasps lift the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s trophy. Wasps won the title for the second...
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Wasps triumphant in Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Cup final
Wasps lifted the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Cup for the second straight year with a 26-12 victory over 2011 champions Newcastle Falcons in Northampton. Dan Robson put Wasps in front only for Adam Radwan,...
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Gloucester Rugby lift Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Plate
Gloucester Rugby were victorious in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Plate final after a 22-12 success over reigning European Champions Saracens. Harry Randall and two Mason Tonks tries put the Cherry and...
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Collins inspires Northampton Saints to Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Bowl success
Tom Collins scored two tries, including one right at the death, to give Northampton Saints victory in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Bowl Final with a 24-21 success over Leicester Tigers. Tigers’ Jack...
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Saints looking for home crowd boost in Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
Devante Onojaife is hoping the vocal Northampton Saints faithful can see his side all the way to the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Bowl final on Saturday. Saints lost their opening game to Exeter Chiefs 33-0...
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Sparks set to fly at day two of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
All 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs will be gunning for glory on the second day of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s this afternoon. The Cup, Plate and Bowl prizes will be lifted at Franklin’s Gardens during...
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Defending champions Wasps buzzing after day one of Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
Reigning champions Wasps qualified for the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s quarter-finals as number one seeds in emphatic fashion with two bonus point wins at Franklin’s Gardens. Gloucester Rugby, Worcester...
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Singha Premiership Rugby 7s prepares to touchdown in Northampton
The new-look Singha Premiership Rugby 7s tournament gets underway on Friday night with defending champions Wasps kicking off proceedings against Newcastle Falcons. The season curtain-raiser has been altered...
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Wasps out to defend Singha Premiership Rugby 7s title at Franklin’s Gardens
Defending Champions Wasps cannot wait to get onto the turf at Franklin’s Gardens this evening and defend their Singha Premiership Rugby 7s crown, according to coach Lee Blackett. Christian Wade and Olympic...
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Singha Premiership Rugby 7s: What happened last year
Last year’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s turned out to be the perfect prelude to the forthcoming season of Aviva Premiership Rugby. Exactly 12 months ago, Wasps and Exeter Chiefs met in Coventry for the...
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Newcastle Falcons are ready for star-studded challenge in Singha 7s
Newcastle Falcons are not worried about facing a star-studded Wasps squad in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s on Friday, and are instead looking forward to being challenged by some big-name players. That’s...
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Exeter Chiefs set their sights on this weekend’s Singha 7s
Exeter Chiefs will be looking to use the buzz of last season’s success as inspiration in their bid win the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s this weekend, according to skills coach Ricky Pellow. The Chiefs lost a...
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James Lang extends his time with Harlequins
Harlequins is proud to confirm today (Wednesday 27th July) that Harlequins Academy member James Lang has extended his time with the Club. Confirming the announcement, Lang said: “I’m very excited to...
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Ben Vellacott gunning for Singha Premiership Rugby 7s glory with Gloucester Rugby
Ben Vellacott is certain Gloucester Rugby’s exciting line-up for the 2017 Singha Premiership Rugby 7s can go all the way and claim the title for a record third time. The scrum-half was named in the Cherry...
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Ones to watch: Singha Premiership Rugby 7s 2017
England internationals, Premiership Rugby record holders, Olympic medallists and the hottest rugby talent in the country – put all that together and you have a recipe for fireworks. The Singha Premiership...
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Singha Premiership Rugby 7s live on BT Sport with highlights on Channel 5
Channel 5’s landmark coverage of domestic rugby begins in earnest this week, with the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s finally returning to your screens for the 2017 edition of the tournament. This summer...
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Saracens name squad for Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
Tom Whiteley will skipper a youthful Saracens side in this weekend’s Singha 7s tournament at Franklin’s Gardens, after the Men in Black confirmed their 12-man squad for the two-day tournament. Whiteley, who...
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Will Homer to captain Bath Rugby at the Singha 7s
Will Homer will captain Bath Rugby at the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s this weekend at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton. The scrum-half, who featured in the competition three years ago at Gloucester will be...
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Saints squad announced for Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series 
The Northampton Saints squad has been announced for this weekend’s Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series, which is being played in its entirety at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday evening and Saturday...
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Harlequins announce squad for Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
Henry Cheeseman will captain the 12-man squad against Gloucester Rugby and London Irish in Pool B of the Singha 7s. In a youthful squad, ten members of the full time Harlequins Academy feature including...
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Wasps name squad for 2017 Premiership Rugby Singha 7s
Wasps have today named their squad for the 2017 Premiership Rugby Singha 7s, which will be hosted at Franklin’s Gardens this Friday and Saturday. Sevens Coach Lee Blackett has announced a strong 12-man...
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London Irish name squad for Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
London Irish have named their side for the 2017 Singha Premiership Rugby 7s, which will be held at Northampton Saints’ Franklin’s Gardens this weekend (live on BT Sport). The Exiles, winners of the 2012...
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Harlequins set for pre-season training camp at adidas’ German HQ
Following the conclusion of the Premiership Rugby Singha 7s series this weekend, Harlequins travel to Herzogenaurach to continue their pre-season preparations at the Adi-Dassler Stadion as well as visiting...
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Chiefs sign van der Sluys
Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their squad ahead of the new 2017/18 season with the acquisition of powerful South African lock Wilhelm van der Sluys. The 25-year-old forward heads to Sandy Park on a one-year...
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Sharks Announce Exciting Squad For Singha 7s
Sale Sharks can announce an exciting squad to take part in the Premiership Rugby Singha 7’s this weekend at Franklin’s Gardens. Nic Dolly captains the squad, which features a number of young...
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Leicester Tigers Singha Premiership Rugby 7s team announcement
Leicester Tigers have named their squad for the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s. Tigers take on Newcastle Falcons and Wasps on Friday, the first day of the two-day tournament at Franklin’s Gardens. The action...
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Will Kaye set for birthday to remember with Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers’ new link-up with Loughborough University will provide youngster Will Kaye with an unforgettable birthday present. The Loughborough student will celebrate turning 19 on Friday by...
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Cameron Cowell captains Newcastle Falcons in Singha 7s
England 7s international Cameron Cowell will captain Newcastle Falcons in this week’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s at Northampton’s Franklin’s Gardens. Friday’s group phase sees the...
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Sale Sharks announce groundbreaking five year deals for Academy graduates
Sale Sharks are delighted to confirm that five members of the highly successful Sharks Junior Academy have graduated and signed professional contracts with the club ahead of 2017/18. Sam Moore, Matt...
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Stelling to lead Warriors at Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens
Max Stelling will lead Warriors in the new-look Singha Premiership Sevens this weekend at Northampton Saints’ Franklin’s Gardens. Stelling, who represented England Sevens in last year’s HSBC Sevens World...
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Exeter Chiefs name squad for Singha Premiership Rugby 7s
Ricky Pellow says Exeter Chiefs are relishing the chance to kick-off the new 2017/18 season with a big showing at this weekend’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s tournament. Defeated in the final a year ago, the...
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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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