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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.
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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Exeter Chiefs side to face Wasps in the Aviva Premiership Final
It was seven years today that Exeter Chiefs finally arrived at English rugby’s top table. On a wet and wild night at the Memorial Stadium, the dream became reality for Rob Baxter and his side as they...
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Wasps team to play Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership Final
Director of Rugby Dai Young has named his Wasps’ side for the Aviva Premiership Final against Exeter Chiefs, at Twickenham Stadium this Saturday, kick off 2.30pm. Willie Le Roux lines up at full back, with...
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Sean Maitland signs contract extension with Saracens
Saracens are delighted to announce that Scotland international Sean Maitland has signed a contract extension with the Club. Capped 28 times by Scotland, Maitland enjoyed an impressive first season with...
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Ashley Johnson ready for daunting Twickenham final challenge
Wasps might have finished the Aviva Premiership Rugby season top of the table but hooker Ashley Johnson believes they will be underdogs against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday. Both sides reached the Twickenham...
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Netani Talei retires from rugby
Harlequins back-row Netani Talei has today (Thursday 25th May) announced that he will retire from the game following medical advice. Commenting on the decision, Talei said: “After 17 months out of the game...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby Final – safety of supporters
The safety of our supporters is of upmost importance to Premiership Rugby. As a result, we have been working for some time with the Rugby Football Union, who manage Twickenham Stadium, on plans for this...
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Win a Citizen Watch and a ball signed by this year’s Aviva Premiership Rugby champions
Celebrating being the Official Timekeeper of Premiership Rugby, Citizen are offering you the chance to win a Citizen Watch up to the value of £500 and a ball signed by this year’s Aviva Premiership Rugby...
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England Squad Announced to Play in Old Mutual Wealth Cup Against the Barbarians
Eddie Jones has named his England squad to play in the Old Mutual Wealth Cup against the Barbarians on Sunday at Twickenham Stadium (kick off 3pm, live on Sky Sports HD). England’s experienced regulars with...
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Increased security measures at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night
Northampton Saints has announced that there will be increased security measures at Friday’s European Rugby Champions Cup qualification play-off against Stade Francais. The announcement follows the increased...
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Match Reaction: London Irish 55 (84) Yorkshire Carnegie 48 (66)
Nick Kennedy believes London Irish are finally back where they belong after dramatically sealing promotion to Aviva Premiership Rugby by beating Yorkshire Carnegie 84-66 over two legs in the Greene King IPA...
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Match Report: London Irish 55 (84) Yorkshire Carnegie 48 (66)
London Irish secured an instant return to Aviva Premiership Rugby as they beat Yorkshire Carnegie 55-48 in an enthralling encounter at the Madejski Stadium, to seal an 84-66 aggregate victory in the two-...
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Exeter face Wasps in Premiership final on NBCSN
Exeter take on Wasps for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday on NBCSN.
Aviva Premiership final: Exeter vs. Wasps preview
Catch up on the best highlights from Exeter and Wasps ahead of the Saturday's Aviva Premiership final (9:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN).
Aviva Premiership Rugby Final TV coverage on BT Sport and ITV Sport
Nearly nine months of unforgettable Aviva Premiership Rugby action comes to a head at Twickenham this weekend. Between September 2-4 last year, 12 determined sides got their respective bids to reach Rugby...
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JP Doyle to referee Aviva Premiership Rugby Final
JP Doyle will be the man in the middle at this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham. Wasps and Exeter Chiefs battle it out at Rugby HQ on Saturday for the right to be crowned 2016-17...
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Nathan Hughes, Jimmy Gopperth and Thomas Waldrom propel Wasps and Exeter Chiefs to Aviva Premiership Rugby Final
Wasps rounded off an unbeaten campaign at the Ricoh Arena and booked their place in the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final with a dramatic late win against Leicester Tigers in their semi-final. Their Twickenham...
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Confidence could be the key for Exeter Chiefs, says Henry Slade
Exeter Chiefs fly-half Henry Slade believes the confidence coursing through his side could be key to deciding Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby final against Wasps. Chiefs were beaten 28-20 in last year’s...
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Dino Lamb replaces Will Evans in England U20 World Championship squad
Leicester Tigers flanker Will Evans has been ruled out of the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia due to illness. Harlequins back-row Dino Lamb will replace Evans in England’s 28-man squad, who...
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‘Emotional’ Tom Catterick will always be a Newcastle Falcons fan
Tom Catterick insists he will always be a Newcastle Falcons fan despite this week retiring from professional rugby at the age of 26. Having made 106 senior appearances over nine seasons the academy graduate...
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NBC Sports Group acquires exclusive U.S. media rights to Rugby World Cup
STAMFORD, Conn., & DUBLIN, Ireland — NBC Sports Group has acquired the exclusive U.S. media rights to the Rugby World Cup through a seven-year partnership with World Rugby, both parties announced...
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‘Let’s finish the job’ – Gareth Steenson
Gareth Steenson insists Exeter Chiefs are a much different outfit to that of 12 months ago as they gear up for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Final against Wasps at Twickenham. Rob Baxter’s side booked a...
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England squad gather ahead of Barbarians test
Twenty nine players have assembled in Pennyhill Park today ahead of England’s match against the Barbarians next Sunday (28th May) at Twickenham stadium. The group includes 20 uncapped players with head...
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Match Reaction: Wasps 21 Leicester Tigers 20
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young believes his side are still growing in what is turning into a special Aviva Premiership Rugby season, after their composure and patience saw them come back from the brink...
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Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 18 Saracens 16
Saracens’ dominance in Aviva Premiership Rugby was finally ended by Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, and while they had to do it the hard way, forwards coach Rob Hunter insists he always believed his side would...
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Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 21 Connacht 15
Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder heaped praise on the defensive resolution of his side as they reached the European Rugby Champions Cup play-off final with victory over Connacht. Tries...
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Match Report: Northampton Saints 21 Connacht 15
Northampton Saints are just one game away from playing in next season’s European Rugby Champions Cup after downing a battling Connacht side at Franklin’s Gardens. Harry Mallinder starred with 16...
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Exeter reach Premiership final with late try
Sam Simmond’s late try lifted Exeter past Saracens and into the Premiership final.
What happens if it is a draw today?
Two years ago the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final was won with the last move of the match following two periods of extra time. What will happen today if the scores are tied after 80 minutes?
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Wasps team to play Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership Semi Final

Dai Young has named his side to take on Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership semi final at the Ricoh Arena this Saturday, kick off 5.15pm. There are only two changes to Wasps’ starting XV that won 35-...
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Leicester Tigers team news for the Aviva Premiership semi-final
Tom Youngs will make his 100th starting appearance for Leicester Tigers on Saturday when he leads the club in their 13th successive season in the knockout stages of the Premiership Rugby season. Tigers go...
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Player of the year Millar-Mills benefiting from increased coverage of women’s game
Lichfield Ladies Director of Rugby Becky Williams said she was grateful that more people could appreciate Women’s Premiership Players’ Player of the Year Harriet Millar-Mills now that the women’s game is...
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Exeter Chiefs side to face Saracens
Rob Baxter believes his Exeter Chiefs squad are better prepared for what lies ahead as they look to secure themselves a place in this season’s Aviva Premiership Final. Having advanced to Twickenham a year...
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Saracens name team for Sandy Park semi-final
Saracens have named their side to face Exeter Chiefs for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership semi-final at Sandy Park, kick-off 14h30 (Live on BT Sport). Mark McCall makes one change to the side that defeated ASM...
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Jack Maunder reflects on exciting “rollercoaster” season with Exeter Chiefs after award nomination
From starting with National League 1 side Plymouth Albion, to finishing with hearing about his place in the England squad 20 minutes before its announcement, Jack Maunder’s season has taken upward curve to...
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Winger Olly Woodburn hails Exeter Chiefs team-mates after dream team award
Olly Woodburn has highlighted Exeter’s culture as the key factor in the club’s success this season – success which has led to him being named in this year’s BT Sport Dream Team. The winger has had a...
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‘Helpful and willing’ – Warriors head coach Hogg hails Community Player of the Season winner Chris Pennell
Worcester Warriors  head coach Carl Hogg has hailed the impact of full-back Chris Pennell off the field at Sixways this season after the England international landed a prestigious gong at this week’s Aviva...
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Singha 7s star Sam Simmonds proud of great season with Exeter Chiefs
Sam Simmonds admits he is living the dream after breaking into Exeter Chiefs’ team this season, but charts his rise back to the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s, after winning the Player of the Tournament. The...
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Northampton Saints make two changes for Champions Cup qualifier
The Northampton Saints team has been named for Saturday’s European Rugby Champions Cup qualifier against Connacht. There are just the two changes to the starting line-up from the Aviva Premiership clash...
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More to come from Wasps’ Christian Wade after Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards win
Christian Wade has fired off a warning to all of Wasps’ Aviva Premiership Rugby rivals after he collected the Trivento Try Scorer of the Season award – saying he’s only going to get better. That may sound...
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Fan Village returns for Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2017
All the fun of the Fan Village is back once again for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2017, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Supporters will be able to mix and enjoy a drink or two among friends at...
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Ellis Genge pays tribute to Leicester Tigers teammates after scooping Land Rover Discovery of the Season award
Ellis Genge admits he has Leicester Tigers’ teammates Marcos Ayerza and Dan Cole to thank, after scooping the Land Rover Discovery of the Season prize at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards. The 22-year-old...
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Dai Young says Wasps’ journey is not yet over after Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards win
Dai Young insists the journey Wasps are on is not over yet, after he claimed the prestigious Ricoh Director of Rugby of the Season prize at the Aviva Premiership Rugby awards on Wednesday. Coventry outfit...
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Gopperth relishing semi-final mission after scooping three Aviva Premiership Rugby awards
Jimmy Gopperth was the headline act of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards 2017, as the Wasps back scooped three of the prizes on offer – including the coveted Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season....
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Tony Rowe full of praise for Sandy Park team
Tony Rowe praised his ‘hard working’ Sandy Park team after the Exeter venue was named Business of the Year at the Express & Echo 2017 Business Awards. Exeter Rugby Club’s chairman and chief executive...
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Premiership Rugby comes to Philadelphia in September
Premiership Rugby can confirm that next season’s Newcastle Falcons’ match against double European champions Saracens on Saturday 16 September will be played in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following...
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Match Officials for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby
Veteran referee Wayne Barnes will take charge of his 184th Aviva Premiership Rugby match when he heads to Sandy Park for Exeter Chiefs’ semi-final against defending champions Saracens. The Aviva Premiership...
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Sale Sharks Season Ticket Sales Record Broken
The season may have only just finished but it seems that Sale Sharks’ fans just can’t wait to get going again, with record breaking Season Ticket Sales just seven weeks after going on sale! This...
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Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season
Jimmy Gopperth tonight (17 May) completed an incredible hat-trick of rugby awards as he was named Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season. The Wasps star had already won his club’s Player of the Season...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby TV coverage on BT Sport and ITV Sport
The Aviva Premiership Rugby season so far has provided us with drama throughout, with three dominant teams at the top, an almighty scrap for fourth place and records broken left, right and centre. But it is...
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Owen Farrell and the Vunipola brothers star in Saracens’ Champions Cup success
Owen Farrell added further gloss to his sublime individual season by helping inspire Saracens to a second successive European Rugby Champions Cup at BT Murrayfield. The England fly-half booted 13 points to...
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Kruis confident big game experience will see Saracens through
Saracens and England lock George Kruis says his side will benefit from the experience of winning big games as they prepare for the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-final against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday. The...
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‘Tigers have worked to make the semi-finals’ says Luke Hamilton
Leicester Tigers have left no stone unturned as they prepare for their Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-final clash against Wasps, according to Luke Hamilton. The 25-year-old Welshman joined Leicester from...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season shortlist announced
Premiership Rugby today confirmed the shortlist for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season. Teams who feature in this Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finals dominate the list with...
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Champions Cup play-offs – referee appointments
England’s Greg Garner and Mathieu Raynal of France have been appointed to referee this weekend’s Champions Cup play-offs. Garner will take charge of Friday evening’s tie between recently...
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Sacarens, Exeter and Wasps, Leicester in semis
Don't miss the Aviva Premiership semifinals between Exeter and Sacarens and Wasps and Leicester, with coverage beginning at 9:45 ET on NBC Sports Gold.
Fixtures announced for 2018 and 2019 Six Nations Championships
The fixtures for both the 2018 and 2019 Six Nations Championships have been announced. The Championship will take place over seven weekends in 2018, beginning on Saturday 3rd February and finishing with a...
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Dewald Potgieter signs new Worcester Warriors deal
Warriors are delighted to announce that South Africa international Dewald Potgieter has signed a new contract to extend his stay at Sixways. Potgieter has become an influential figure at the Club since his...
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‘Playing in an Aviva Premiership Rugby final is something to savour’ – Monye
Harlequins legend Ugo Monye admits his Aviva Premiership Rugby final memories will stay with him forever, with English rugby’s showpiece event now just a matter of weeks away. England and British &...
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Citizen Try of the Season shortlist announced
SIX EXCEPTIONAL tries from some of the best finishers in rugby are today revealed on the shortlist for this season’s Citizen Try of the Season award. Won last year by Leicester Tigers’ Harry Thacker for his...
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‘Tigers proved the doubters wrong,’ says coach Murphy
Geordan Murphy feels that Leicester Tigers were written off on more than one occasion this season, and that the doubters probably played a part in propelling them to a 13th straight Aviva Premiership Rugby...
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Saracens in European final ecstasy again but Gloucester Rugby come up short
There were mixed emotions for the Aviva Premiership Rugby sides at BT Murraryfield this weekend, as Saracens retained their European Champions Cup crown but Gloucester Rugby fell just short of clinching the...
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Premiership Rugby announce Land Rover Discovery of the Season Shortlist
Six of the brightest young stars of English rugby are today revealed on the shortlist for this season’s Land Rover Discovery of the Season award. Players from Bath Rugby, Exeter Chiefs, Harlequins,...
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England training camp squad announcement
Twenty-six players will assemble in Brighton from Tuesday 16 May until Thursday 18 May for a three-day England training camp. With the players from the four Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finalists – Wasps,...
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Match Reaction: ASM Clermont Auvergne 17 Saracens 28
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall believes his all-conquering side are still improving all the time, after they claimed their second straight Champions Cup title on Saturday. The current Aviva...
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Owen Farrell named EPCR European Player of the Year
Owen Farrell capped off a memorable night at BT Murrayfield by being named EPCR European Player of the Year – presented by Turkish Airlines – and receiving the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy. The Saracens...
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Champions Cup Final Match Report: ASM Clermont Auvergne 17 Saracens 28
Saracens’ tilt at an historic double-double is still very much alive after they claimed the European Champions Cup for the second year running, beating ASM Clermont Auvergne 17-28 at BT Murrayfield. The...
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Tickets now on sale for 2018 Bilbao finals
As Edinburgh prepares for today’s showpiece Champions Cup decider, tickets are now on sale for the 2018 finals weekend in Bilbao. The Champions Cup will be lifted at San Mamés Stadium in the city on...
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Aviva Community Player of the Season shortlist announced
Five inspirational players have made the shortlist for Aviva Premiership Rugby Community Player of the Season, including three England internationals. Bath Rugby winger Semesa Rokoduguni and Saracens’ Chris...
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MATCH REACTION: Gloucester Rugby 17 Stade Francais 25
Gloucester Rugby coach David Humphreys could not hold back his disappointment after his side were overpowered by Stade Francais in the Challenge Cup final at BT Murraryfield. It all started so well for the...
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MATCH REPORT: Gloucester Rugby 17 Stade Francais 25
Gloucester Rugby suffered a heartbreaking European Challenge Cup final defeat as they were overpowered by Stade Francais. Jonny May’s fantastic interception helped the Cherry and Whites race into an early...
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North strives to do the Lions jersey justice
George North’s status as a Wales superstar is already assured, but now he has his mind set on joining the likes of Premiership Rugby legends Lawrence Dallaglio and Martin Johnson in British & Irish...
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Gloucester Rugby name side for European Rugby Challenge Cup Final
Gloucester Rugby make six changes to the line-up that started against Exeter Chiefs last weekend as they name their side to face Stade Francais in Friday’s European Rugby Challenge Cup Final. There are...
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Former England and Bath prop Duncan Bell on Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week can be a powerful coping tool for athletes to open up about their inner demons, insists Duncan Bell. Former England prop Bell played more than 200 times for Bath Rugby in a nine...
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