Owen Farrell banned for five games

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The much anticipated disciplinary panel of the England captain has laid down the punishment. It sees Owen Farrell banned for five games. This rules him out of the Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster. Owen Farrell appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel this evening and has been handed a five-match suspension. — Saracens Rugby Club […] READ MORE


Jason Woodward looking for 80 minute performance from Gloucester

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Gallagher Premiership action continues to come thick and fast as Round 18 approaches. Gloucester will face London Irish at Kingsholm, with both sides still hopeful of claiming a Champions Cup spot for next season. Jason Woodward and Alex King spoke to the media ahead of this game. James Barker brings you the latest insight from Gloucester’s […] READ MORE


Rees-Zammit and Earl chasing Chris Ashton’s record

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Louis Rees-Zammit and Ben Earl are leading the race to become the top try-scorer in the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership with the best strike-rate ever recorded. Research from The Rugby Tipster highlights a number of new records if they continue their scoring form for the rest of the season. Form scorers clash at Kingsholm Both will […] READ MORE


Crunch time for Bristol and Sale Premiership title credentials

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Over the next week we should have a clearer picture of who has the best Gallagher Premiership title credentials. League leaders Exeter Chiefs travel to both Sale Sharks and Bristol Bears in the space of five days; could they be knocked off the top of the table in this time? Away wins at Sandy Park […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership Round 14: restart roundup

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English Rugby is finally back and the Gallagher Premiership Round 14 did not disappoint. Here is a roundup and analysis of all the action from the six Gallagher Premiership matches of the weekend. Harlequins 16 – 10 Sale Sharks The first game since 8 March was, perhaps unsurprisingly, a tight affair that didn’t see a […] READ MORE


Young Gloucester Rugby coaching team assembled

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A young Gloucester Rugby coaching team has been assembled and confirmed with today’s announcement that Dom Waldouck will take up the position of defence coach. Even ignoring the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been a whirlwind three months at Kingsholm. First the departure of Johan Ackermann, followed by David Humphreys and Rory Teague, left a huge […] READ MORE


Emerging Nations Premiership XV: The forwards

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Our series celebrating the best foreign talent to have played in the English Premiership continues. Our attention has turned to nations not so regularly represented in the English game. James Barker has selected the backline of the Emerging Nations Premiership XV, here is the forward pack. Emerging Nations Premiership XV forwards 8. Samu Manoa – […] READ MORE


Emerging Nations Premiership XV: The backs

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Our series celebrating the best foreign talent to have played in the English Premiership continues. So far, teams have been selected from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, plus the Pacific Islands of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. But now our attention turns to nations not so regularly represented in the English game. We start with the backs […] READ MORE


Rory Teague follows Ackermann and Humphreys out of Gloucester

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Gloucester Rugby have announced that Skills Coach Rory Teague has left the club. He had been rumoured to be in line for the Head Coach role after the departure of Johan Ackermann. However George Skivington was brought in from London Irish. Director of Rugby David Humphreys also left the club during the season pause and […] READ MORE


French Top 14 transfers for 2020/21

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Unlike the Gallagher Premiership and the Pro14, the French Top 14 has ended the 2019/20 domestic season. With no promotion or relegation, the existing teams are busy organising their squads ready for the restart in September. Here we have collated all the Top 14 transfers to have taken place. For obvious financial reasons, there won’t […] READ MORE