Season Preview: 2015-16 Wasps

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Last Season Although Wasps surpassed many people’s expectations battling through to the quarter finals of the Champions Cup, last season will primarily be remembered for their controversial but understandable move to Coventry. This will enable them to generate more income and have therefore invested heavily in increasing the talent of the playing squad. Season Preview: […] READ MORE


Season Preview: 2015-16 Harlequins

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The last couple of seasons have been disappointing for the 2011 champions who slid to 8th last season. Defeats to Newcastle, Sale and being hammered by Saracens are not results that Harlequins fans would expect. Their failure to seriously challenge for a Champions Cup place will also have worried Conor O’Shea. Perhaps the continued absence […] READ MORE


Season Preview: London Irish

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Last Season Inconsistent was the best word to describe London Irish last season. Memorable wins over Exeter Chiefs at home and Leicester at Welford Road were intersperced with some poor performances at the Ricoh Arena and the AJ Bell Stadium. Last season also saw the emergence of wing Alex Lewington and scrum-half Scott Steele who could be mainstays in the […] READ MORE


Season Preview: Newcastle Falcons

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Last season Despite finishing 11th, Newcastle Falcons were never really threatened by relegation, such was the ineptitude of London Welsh. They had some good results, including beating Exeter and Harlequins at Kingston Park, and picking up a clutch of losing bonus points in narrow losses to Saracens, Gloucester and Leicester. Players In • Chris Harris (Centre, […] READ MORE


Star of the Future: An Interview with Callum Watson

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One of five new additions to the London Irish Academy this season and the younger brother of Marcus and Anthony Watson, Callum has already made his Premiership debut for the Exiles last season aged just 17. Another impressive achievement for the youngster is his inclusion in the England Rugby 7s team for the upcoming Commonwealth […] READ MORE


The Ripple Effect of Hosting the Rugby World Cup

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The much anticipated Rugby World Cup begins in just 50 days. Since England was awarded the tournament in 2009, the RFU will have been considering the effects of the tournament including raising the profile of rugby and boosting some of the dwindling attendances in the club game. Many of the effects of the Rugby World […] READ MORE


Five Key Players for London Irish Next Season

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These five key players for London Irish will greatly influence their team’s prospects next season. If they can fulfil their potential, the Exiles could surprise the pundits, finishing higher up the league table than previous seasons. Matt Symons- the lock from New Zealand who is being hailed as a future England captain will provide additional leadership […] READ MORE