Gopperth Ban Poses TMO Questions

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Gopperth Ban Poses TMO Questions One of the main talking points from last weekend’s Aviva Premiership action was the sin binning and subsequent citing and banning of Wasps fly half Jimmy Gopperth in his side’s defeat at the home of Leicester, their new neighbours, for striking Matthew Tait in an aerial challenge. Footage courtesy of BT […] READ MORE


Leicester Tigers Start with Two Wins from Two

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After two rounds of the 2015/16 Aviva Premiership season, Leicester and Saracens sit atop the table, with a win at home to Harlequins today meaning that the Tigers start with two wins from two. In the case of Leicester, it will be particularly satisfying having suffered a wobbly start at the beginning of the last campaign. […] READ MORE


Five Things We Have Learned From The RWC Pool Stages

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Two hundred and thirty tries, two thousand and twenty points, and 23 days later, and we have reached the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup 2015. So, with 40 games played to date, what have we learned from the RWC pool stages? 1. The RWC organisers did a fine job. There were concerns over stadia chosen […] READ MORE


2015/16 Season Preview: Bath Rugby

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Last season: Bath were scintillating at times last season, enjoying a season that was comfortably their best since their mid 1990s dominance. An early season 45-0 thrashing of Leicester thanks to some breathtaking back play set the scene for the rest of the campaign. A second place finish was enough to set up a semi-final […] READ MORE


2015/16 Season Preview: Leicester Tigers

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Last season: Leicester will feel there was much to be disappointed about last season. An early season thrashing at Bath with an injury ravaged squad triggered a poor run of form that was always going to be difficult to recover from entirely. Injury troubles continued to hamper the season, with Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Allen and […] READ MORE


2015/16 Season Preview: Exeter Chiefs

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Last Season Exeter proved themselves to be one of the most exciting sides in the Premiership, playing some effective attacking rugby that kept them on the brink of a play off place for most of the season. Sandy Park became the kind of place that teams fear visiting, as Rob Baxter’s men proved themselves to […] READ MORE


2015/16 Season Preview: Sale Sharks

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SEASON PREVIEW: Sale Sharks Last season: In many ways, Sale’s mid-table finish owed more to the quality above them. They did very little wrong throughout the season, with the AJ Bell Stadium proving a tricky place for teams to visit. Inconsistency away from home was to be their undoing in challenging the top six, however. […] READ MORE


Season Preview: Gloucester 2015/16

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Season Preview: Gloucester 2015/16 Last season 2014/15: Having recruited David Humphreys from Ulster as Director of Rugby and Laurie Fisher from the Brumbies as Head Coach, there were hopes that Gloucester may have had the capacity to end a long spell of underachievement last season. A 19-13 victory over Edinburgh at the Stoop in May […] READ MORE


Leicester Tigers 34-55 Argentina

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Back in the summer of 2006, the then rookie Argentine international prop forward Marcos Ayerza was plucked from Buenos Aires amateur side Club Newman to come and play for the Leicester Tigers. Much as he impressed from a very early stage, it would have taken a very bold prediction to imagine that nine years later he […] READ MORE


Season Preview: Worcester Warriors

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Last season: The Warriors finished second in the RFU Championship at the end of the regular season, six points behind table toppers Bristol with whom they had cut loose from the rest of the table from an early stage. Second place was was enough to earn them a two legged semi-final against London Scottish. Having […] READ MORE