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Gallagher Premiership teams travelling far and wide for Challenge Cup
The five pools for next season’s European Challenge Cup have been announced and there is a Gallagher Premiership representative in each of them. It was an all-French final last time around with ASM Clermont...
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Defending champions Saracens to clash with Munster after Heineken Champions Cup draw announced
Defending champions Saracens will renew their European rivalry with Munster next season after the two clubs were drawn together in Pool 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup. The Gallagher Premiership...
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Nowell undergoes ankle surgery
Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter has confirmed Jack Nowell has undergone successful surgery on the ankle injury he picked up during the Gallagher Premiership Final earlier this month. The England...
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Tributes paid to Leicester Tigers legend David Matthews
Leicester Tigers’ record appearance holder and former player, captain, coach, president and director, David Matthews, has died at the age of 82. Dividing his time between his Rutland farm, his family and...
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Wasps add Martin Gleeson to coaching team
Wasps are delighted to announce that Martin Gleeson will be joining the Club as Assistant Attack Coach ahead of the 2019/20 season. The former Rugby League star will be making the switch from Salford...
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Season Review: Saracens
Saracens reinforced their status as England’s standard-bearers in the 2018/19 campaign as Mark McCall’s formidable side achieved a second domestic and European double. The Men in Black came from behind...
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Franklin’s Gardens to host Premiership Rugby 7s for third straight year
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY can confirm that 7s rugby returns to Franklin’s Gardens again this summer as the home of Northampton Saints plays host to the Premiership Rugby 7s for the third year running...
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Season Review: Sale Sharks
The 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season was one of steady progression for Sale Sharks. Some would consider it a mixed bag, with several emphatic highs and a few troublesome lows along the way, but...
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Hogg can’t wait to get started at Chiefs
Stuart Hogg says he cannot wait to pull on an Exeter Chiefs jersey after checking out his new Sandy Park surroundings this week. After nine years with the Glasgow Warriors, the Scotland and British Lions...
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Season Review: Northampton Saints
It was all about building at Northampton Saints this season with a new coaching team in place, but the year had success with European Champions Cup qualification secured and a place in the Gallagher...
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England Under-20s defeat Ireland at World Rugby Championship
Wasps No.8 Tom Willis was the hero as England enacted last-minute revenge over Ireland with a 30-23 victory at the World Rugby U20 Championship. Willis burrowed over late on after Ireland – who had...
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EPCR reflects on a record-breaking European club rugby season
European professional club rugby tournaments have enjoyed a record-breaking 2018/19 season with attendances on the up in tandem with significantly increased television audiences, both domestically and...
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Solomons commits to Worcester Warriors until 2022
Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons has committed himself to the club until the end of the 2021/22 season. Solomons’ existing contract expires at the end of next season but he has now signed a two-year...
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2019/20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool draws
Saracens, Leinster Rugby and Toulouse will each be guaranteed a top ranking in Tier 1 when the pool draw for the Heineken Champions Cup takes place in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday (19 June). This key...
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Season Review: Newcastle Falcons
It was a tough season on Tyneside as Newcastle Falcons’ six-year stretch in Gallagher Premiership Rugby was brought to an end. When all was said and done, Dean Richards’ men found themselves the...
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Hill scores brace as England U20s beat Australia
Worcester Warriors flanker Ted Hill bagged a brace as England claimed a 56-33 bonus-point victory over Australia in their final pool game of the World Rugby U20 Championship. Having lost their opening...
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Harlequins sign Sean Long as Assistant Coach
Harlequins is excited to announce today (10th June 2019) that the Club has signed Sean Long as Assistant Coach from next season. Sean joins the Club from St Helens where he is Assistant Coach to the rugby...
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The Alternative Gallagher Premiership Rugby Awards
With another Gallagher Premiership Rugby season wrapped up there is finally a little bit of breathing space to sit back and reflect on an enthralling season. It seems like a lifetime ago that Alapati Leiua...
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Jon Welsh pledges future to Newcastle Falcons
Scottish international prop Jon Welsh will pack down with Newcastle Falcons for another two seasons after signing a new deal with the Kingston Park club. The 32-year-old tight-head was a mainstay for the...
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Demetri Catrakilis to leave Harlequins
Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis will leave the Club to join Pro 14 side Izuzu Southern Kings Fly-half Catrakilis joined Harlequins ahead of the 2017/18 season from Top 14 side Montpellier and has...
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McCrory steps down from Worcester Warriors role
Worcester Warriors co-owners Colin Goldring and Jason Whittingham have become joint owners of the Gallagher Premiership club. Jed McCrory, who was part of the consortium that bought Warriors last October,...
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Saints launch groundbreaking new Tunnel Club hospitality
Franklin’s Gardens is set to break new ground in professional rugby with the launch of the Tunnel Club. Available from the start of the 2019/20 season, the Tunnel Club will allow supporters the chance to...
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England men U20s side to play Australia in World Rugby U20 Championship
England men U20s head coach Steve Bates has named his side to play Australia in their final pool fixture of the World Rugby U20 Championship (KO 7.30PM, live on World Rugby platforms). Bates has made seven...
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Wasps scoop signing of Newcastle wing Zach Kibirige
Wasps are delighted to announce the signing of winger Zach Kibirige from Newcastle Falcons. The 24-year-old will make the move in the summer and becomes the Black and Golds’ 11th signing ahead of the 2019/...
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Season Review: Harlequins
Harlequins will be hurting for a while after this Gallagher Premiership Rugby season. To miss out on a semi-final spot after such an impressive season is a disappointment but that pain is an indicator of...
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Season Review: Gloucester Rugby
2018/19 may have culminated in semi-final disappointment against Saracens at Allianz Park, but that should not mask a season of immense promise for Gloucester Rugby. Improving on their seventh-place finish...
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Season Review: Exeter Chiefs
Exeter Chiefs sustained their phenomenal form in Gallagher Premiership Rugby this season but once more the showpiece finale at Twickenham ended in heartbreak at the hands of Saracens. In a season full of...
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Flats selects his XV of the season
The Gallagher Premiership Rugby season came to a crunching conclusion on Saturday as Saracens edged a thrilling contest with Exeter Chiefs to add domestic success to their European ...
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Maro Itoje already prepared for Saracens title defence
Maro Itoje warned the 11 other Gallagher Premiership Rugby sides that Saracens will be hungrier than ever to win a third straight title next season. The lock was man-of-the-match in Saturday’s epic 37-34...
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England men U20s team to play Italy in World Rugby U20 Championship
England men U20s head coach Steve Bates has made 10 changes to his starting XV to face Italy in their second game of the World Rugby U20 Championship on 8 June (KO 7.30pm BST, live on World Rugby platforms...
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Season Review: Bristol Bears
Returning to the Gallagher Premiership after a year in the second division is far from an easy task, but Bristol Bears certainly took the challenge in their stride. The post Season Review: Bristol Bears...
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Coventry-born Odogwu set for Wasps move
Wasps are pleased to welcome Paolo Odogwu back to his hometown of Coventry, with the rapid winger set to become the Club’s tenth new signing ahead of the 2019/20 season. Odogwu, who will be making the move...
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Season Review: Bath Rugby
It’s been a season of much transition in the West Country at Bath Rugby, with a strong late surge that saw them qualify for the Europeans Champions Cup and just miss out on the Gallagher Premiership Rugby...
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Ruaridh McConnochie pens long-term deal with Bath
Bath Rugby have announced that Ruaridh McConnochie has signed a four-year contract with the club. McConnochie has enjoyed a breakthrough first season in the West Country since his arrival from a successful...
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Records tumble at Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final
If there was a record for the number of records broken in a final, it was probably set at the climax to this season’s Gallagher Premiership Rugby season. Saracens came out on the right side of the 37-...
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HITZ programme takes on Twickenham at Gallagher Premiership Rugby final
Teenagers from across the country enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk in the footsteps of rugby greats on Saturday as part of Gallagher Premiership Rugby’s award-winning HITZ ...
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Relentless Barritt already has his sights set on a sixth Gallagher Premiership Rugby title
Saracens’ battered and bruised captain Brad Barritt insists it will be an even tougher task for his team to retain their titles next year. The 32-year-old stalwart battled through a torn hamstring to play...
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Rob Baxter sees positives from ‘improving’ Exeter despite Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final defeat
Rob Baxter believes Exeter Chiefs will only keep improving after suffering their second successive Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final defeat to Saracens in record breaking fashion on Saturday. In a...
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Mark McCall ‘amazed’ by Saracens resilience in Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final
Mark McCall admits he is still amazed at how his Saracens team managed to pull off the biggest comeback in Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final history to retain their title. Trailing the impressive Exeter...
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How social media reacted to the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final
It was a Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final that had everything but ultimately culminated in Saracens’ retention of the crown. Exeter could not have hoped for a better start as Nic White dotted down the...
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Jack Yeandle proud of Exeter Chiefs improvement in wake of Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final defeat
Another Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final defeat hurts but Exeter Chiefs proved they are heading in the right direction, according to skipper Jack Yeandle. Twelve months ago, Chiefs were outclassed 27-10 by...
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England U20 team to face Ireland in World Rugby U20 Championship
England U20s head coach Steve Bates has named his side to face Ireland for their opening fixture of the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina on Tuesday (KO 7.30pm BST – live on World Rugby...
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Saracens make historic rally to win title
Saracens show they are in a class by themselves by scoring 21 unanswered to defeat Exeter and retain the Premiership Rugby title.
Highlights: Saracens edge Exeter to retain title
Maro Itoje and Saracens rally to defeat Exeter 37-34 in the Premiership Rugby Final to retain their title.
Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 34-37 Saracens
A record-breaking Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final saw Saracens retain their title to leave Exeter Chiefs with a bitter sense of déjà vu at Twickenham. Twelve months ago, Mark McCall’s men decimated the...
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Social Media Preview: Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final
So here we are, after last weekend’s thrilling action and nine months of enthralling rugby, we are left with two teams fighting it out to become Gallagher Premiership Rugby Champions. The top prize is in...
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Exeter Chiefs name side to face Saracens
In a week when Rob Baxter himself has come out fighting at claims his Exeter side are ‘one-dimensional and boring’, the Chiefs Director of Rugby is hoping his players have the same combative tendencies when...
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Saracens name team for the Gallagher Premiership final
Saracens have named an unchanged starting XV for the Gallagher Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs. It means captain Brad Barritt will begin the showpiece at Twickenham. The 32-year-old has recovered...
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Things to look out for in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby final
A distinct hint of déjà vu swirls around this weekend’s Gallagher Premiership Rugby final as Exeter Chiefs and Saracens go head-to-head for the title for the third time in the last four seasons. The growing...
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Twickenham torment has driven us forward – Slade
Henry Slade knows better than most what game day at Twickenham is all about. Having experienced it on numerous occasions with both club and country, the Exeter Chiefs playmaker will stroll into the home of...
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