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Cipriani: There’s a lot more to come
Danny Cipriani was ecstatic to take his chance after setting up a crucial try for England in their victory over South Africa. The fly-half put in an inch-perfect Crossfield kick to Leicester Tigers’ Jonny...
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Match Reaction: England end losing run with victory over South Africa in final Test
Eddie Jones claimed England are in a stronger position for the 2019 World Cup after their experiences on this summer’s tour to South Africa. Despite falling to a 2-1 series defeat, England finished the tour...
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Match Report: South Africa 10 England 25
The boot of Saracens skipper Owen Farrell and Leicester Tigers flier Jonny May’s sublime late score secured England a crucial victory over South Africa to end their summer tour on a high. After five defeats...
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International preview: England seeking Cape Town consolation
Danny Cipriani has his sights set on the future after being named in England’s starting XV for the first time in a decade when they take on South Africa in the final Test. England will be hoping to salvage...
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Cipriani to make long-awaited England start
Danny Cipriani will make his first England start since 2008 in their third and final Test against South Africa. The 30-year-old, who is joining Gloucester Rugby from Wasps ahead of the 2018-19 season,...
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Rising stars: Tom Curry
Tom Curry had a lot to live up to when he became England’s youngest player to start a Test match in 90 years. Having made a rapid rise to the top of the sport at such a young age, expectations have remained...
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Dai Young excited by Wasps’ challenging Champions Cup pool draw
European campaigns don’t start much trickier than a pool stage match-up against the reigning champions but it’s a challenge that excites Wasps director of rugby Dai Young. Wasps were drawn against PRO14 and...
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2018-19 European draws: Wasps and Bath pitted against defending champions
Wasps and Bath Rugby will lock horns with reigning champions Leinster in next season’s European Rugby Champions Cup. The draw for the 2018-19 edition of Europe’s premier cup competition, as well as the...
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In Focus: Three new coaches in Gallagher Premiership Rugby 2018/19
Three coaching masterminds will be joining the Gallagher Premiership Rugby next season as Pat Lam, Chris Boyd and Paul Gustard get set to lead their sides towards bright futures. Lam helped Bristol Bears...
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Saracens top seeds for Champions Cup draw
Saracens will join Leinster Rugby and Castres Olympique as top seeds when the pool draw for the Heineken Champions Cup takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday. The event at the Olympic Museum will...
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Fixtures announced for 2018 Premiership Rugby 7s
Northampton Saints will bring down the curtain on a blockbuster first day of action at this year’s Premiership Rugby 7s, with the fixtures for the competition announced today. The hosts play local rivals...
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Curry: England U20s will learn from final defeat
Sale Sharks flanker Ben Curry believes England U20s will learn from defeat after putting in a battling performance against France in the World Rugby U20 Championship final. Sunday’s match in Beziers saw...
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England beaten by France in World Rugby U20 Championship final
Leicester Tigers wing Jordan Olowofela struck with two tries in the World Rugby U20 Championship final but couldn’t prevent England losing out 33-25 to France. Olowofela grabbed England’s first try before...
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Wasps statement on Danny Wilson
With regret, Wasps confirm they have reached agreement with Scottish Rugby to release Danny Wilson from his coaching contract to take up a similar role within the Scotland national set-up. Director of rugby...
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Saracens announce increased commitment for Women’s team
Following a memorable season for both the men’s and women’s sides, Saracens has today announced an increased commitment in the women’s team ahead of the 2018/19 season. Saracens Women enjoyed a phenomenally...
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Match Reaction: England suffer series defeat in South Africa
Despite getting off to another good start, England slipped to a series defeat to South Africa with one match to play as the Red Rose suffered a fifth consecutive Test loss. The tourists raced into a 12-0...
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Match Report: South Africa 23 England 12
England raced out the blocks but again fell to defeat as South Africa claim the three-Test series. Eddie Jones’ men led 12-0 after 20 minutes thanks to two quick tries from Mike Brown and Jonny May, but...
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One change for England Under-20s ahead of World final
Northampton Saints tighthead prop Ehren Painter is the only change to England Under-20s’ team for their World Rugby Under-20s Championship final against France in Beziers. Ben Curry (Sale Sharks) will...
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International preview: England looking to bounce back against South Africa
Leicester Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs is confident England will level the series against South Africa as Eddie Jones makes two changes to his Red Rose line-up in Bloemfontein. Head coach Jones has called...
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Polledri aiming to impress for Italy against Japan
After a stellar first season in Aviva Premiership Rugby, Jake Polledri is hoping to leave his mark on the Italian international team as he starts for the Azzurri on Saturday against Japan. Having signed for...
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Graham Rowntree leaves Harlequins
Harlequins has announced that Graham Rowntree has chosen to leave the Club for personal reasons. Rowntree has been forwards coach at Harlequins for the past two seasons and he has been a very prominent and...
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Joe Launchbury returns to England starting line-up for second South Africa test
Joe Launchbury returns from an injured calf to start against South Africa in the second Test in Bloemfontein on Saturday 16 June (kick off 1605pm BST, live on Sky Sports Action & Main Event). The Wasps...
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Pools announced for 2018 Premiership Rugby 7s
Hosts Northampton Saints will take on reigning champions Wasps and Gloucester Rugby in Pool A as the Premiership Rugby 7s returns to the East Midlands this summer. For the second year running Franklin’s...
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Wasps sign England international prop Kieran Brookes
Wasps can today announce the signing of 27-year-old England international prop Kieran Brookes from Northampton Saints. Brookes has played 73 times for Saints since joining them from Newcastle three years...
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Rising stars: Ben Earl
With a try on his first Aviva Premiership Rugby start against the defending champions, Ben Earl showed he is more than capable of hanging with the big boys. The 20-year-old Saracens academy product...
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Harlequins’ Marcus Smith helps England to a sixth World Rugby U20 final in a row
England U20s defeated Junior Springboks 32-31 in a thriller in Narbonne to reach their sixth-consecutive World Rugby U20 Championship final. Steve Bates’ side led 22-7 at the break with tries from London...
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Transfer focus: Players to watch in Gallagher Premiership Rugby 2018/19
The new Gallagher Premiership Rugby season is still a few months away but there’s plenty of world-class talent set to arrive on British shores to get fans excited. Bristol Bears return to the league after a...
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Lloyd Evans signs new contract at Gloucester Rugby and Todd Gleave joins from London Irish
Gloucester Rugby are pleased to confirm that hooker Todd Gleave has joined the Club from London Irish while fly-half Lloyd Evans has signed a new contract. Gleave, who turned 23 last week, is a product of...
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Harlequins appoint Billy Millard as General Manager (Rugby)
Harlequins is pleased to announce the appointment of Billy Millard as General Manager (Rugby). Millard will work with Head of Rugby Paul Gustard and will be responsible for all aspects of off-field rugby...
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Northampton Saints bolster 2018-19 squad with Australian winger Andrew Kellaway
The 22-year-old comes to Northampton from Super Rugby side Waratahs, having made 22 appearances in the competition so far. Contracted to the New South Wales Country Eagles, Kellaway has made a name for...
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Pool Draws for 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
Leinster Rugby, Saracens and Castres Olympique will be guaranteed top seedings when the pool draw for the Heineken Champions Cup takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday (20 June). This key event...
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Moray Low signs new Exeter Chiefs deal
Moray Low says he’s ‘excited’ about the year ahead after agreeing terms on a new one-year contract with the Exeter Chiefs. The Scottish international will take his stay at Sandy Park into a fifth year,...
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Match reaction: England pipped by South Africa in Ellis Park thriller
The dust has now settled and heart rates have returned to normal after one of the most exhilarating England Test matches in living memory saw South Africa victorious at Ellis Park. Eddie Jones’ men raced...
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Rising stars: Jonny Hill
There are breakthrough seasons – and then there are breakthrough seasons. For a signpost of just how impressive an Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign Jonny Hill produced in 2017-18, you need look no further...
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Ben Curry to captain England U20 in semi-final against South Africa
England U20s head coach Steve Bates has named his side to play South Africa in the semi-final of the World Rugby U20 Championship in Narbonne on Tuesday (KO 6pm BST, live on ITV 4). Flanker Ben Curry (Sale...
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Project Rugby scoops top prize at Sports Business Awards 2018
Project Rugby, a joint initiative between Premiership Rugby and England Rugby, was named Best Sports Governing Body Initiative at the Sports Business Awards 2018. The community participation initiative is...
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Match Report: South Africa 42 England 39
England scored five tries but were beaten 42-39 by South Africa in a thrilling Test match at Ellis Park. Mike Brown, Elliot Daly and Owen Farrell all crossed in a blistering start by Eddie Jones’ men to put...
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Internationals: Which Aviva Premiership Rugby stars will be on show this weekend?
With the summer in full swing, international rugby returns to the TV screens in droves this weekend. England kick off their tour of South Africa, Wales head to Argentina, Scotland take on Canada and Italy...
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South African star returns to the Ricoh Arena
Wasps are delighted to announce that Nizaam Carr will rejoin the club on a permanent basis prior to the 2018/19 campaign. The 27-year-old South African international No.8 spent three months at the Ricoh...
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Two tries from Harlequins’ Gabriel Ibitoye helped England down Scotland
England will play South Africa in the semi-finals of the World Rugby U20 Championship on Tuesday after a 35-10 bonus point victory over Scotland. It was a game packed full of Aviva Premiership stars, as...
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England XV for South Africa packed with Aviva Premiership Rugby champions
Seven Aviva Premiership Rugby finalists have been named in Eddie Jones’ starting XV for England’s first Test against South Africa. Champions Saracens can boast six representatives in the line-up...
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Northampton Saints sign scrum-half Charlie Davies
Northampton Saints can today announce that scrum-half Charlie Davies will be linking up with the Club this summer. Beginning his professional rugby career at Nottingham in 2007, Davies broke onto the senior...
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End of season Opta rankings for Premiership Rugby 2017/18
Another thrilling Aviva Premiership Rugby season concluded with Saracens regaining the title after defeating last year’s champions Exeter Chiefs 27-10 at Twickenham. Chiefs had finished the regular season...
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Rising stars: Nathan Earle
There aren’t too many things that can slow rapid winger Nathan Earle down, but a ruptured Achilles is one. Only months after helping England surge to a World Rugby U20 Championship victory in 2014, scoring...
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Transfer Focus: Five new players to watch in Gallagher Premiership Rugby 2018/19
The new Gallagher Premiership Rugby season is still a few months away but there’s plenty of world-class talent set to arrive on British shores to get fans excited. Bristol Bears return to the league after a...
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Callum Sirker and Will Wilson join Wasps’ Senior Academy for 2018/19
Academy Manager Jonathan Pendlebury has announced that Callum Sirker and Will Wilson will join Wasps’ senior academy squad for the 2018/19 season. Sirker re-joins Wasps having been with the England Sevens...
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Leicester Tigers’ Ben White to captain England U20s in final group game
England U20s head coach Steve Bates has named his side to play Scotland on Thursday in their final Pool B fixture of the World Rugby U20 Championship in Beziers (8pm BST, live on worldrugby.org). The side...
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Aviva Premiership Rugby 2017-18: Five of the best
It’s been a season full of thrills, spills and unforgettable plotlines – sometimes, though, some matches stick in the memory more than any other. Competition was fierce but we’ve just about managed to pick...
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Newcastle Falcons hand senior academy deals to England U18s pair
Continuing their tradition of showcasing the best local talent, Newcastle Falcons have handed senior academy contracts to Rob Farrar and Tom Marshall. Ahead of the new Gallagher Premiership Rugby season,...
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Saracens duo George Kruis and Vincent Koch sign multi-year contract extensions
Saracens are pleased to announce that forward pack duo Vincent Koch and George Kruis have re-signed with the club on multi-year contracts. The pair become the latest Saracens to commit their futures to the...
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