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


Future is bright for Sale Sharks women’s and men’s

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This week’s announcement that Sale Sharks are planning to build a new stadium and sports village is the latest step in the growth of rugby union in Manchester. While the men’s team is flying high in the Gallagher Premiership, there will also be Sale Sharks women in the top-flight next season. James Barker investigates how […] READ MORE


Looking back on the David Humphreys Gloucester era

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Gloucester Rugby announced on the June 2 that the David Humphreys era was coming to an end. He has been Director of Rugby for six years at Kingsholm but departs soon after Johan Ackermann agreed a move to Japan. James Barker looks back at his time at Kingsholm and examines how it will be remembered. […] READ MORE


David Humphreys to leave Gloucester Rugby

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Gloucester Rugby announce today that David Humphreys has decided to leave the Club at the end of the June after six seasons as Director of Rugby. This follows the departure of Johann Ackermann as Head Coach in May. David Humphreys to leave Gloucester Rugby Humphreys said “It has been a huge honour to have played […] READ MORE


Professional Game Board authorise rugby return to training

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The English Professional Game Board has authorised the rugby return to training on 2nd June, following government guidance on elite sport. This organisation comprises representatives of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Premiership Rugby, Rugby Players Association (RPA) and Greene King IPA Championship Clubs. Professional Game Board statement Chris Booy, Professional Game Board Chair said: “I […] READ MORE


Johan Ackermann Gloucester era: relative progress but little success

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On Friday 15th May Gloucester Rugby announced that Head Coach Johan Ackermann would be leaving the club to join NNT Docomo Red Hurricanes in Japan. 【チーム情報】2020シーズンより新ヘッドコーチが就任します! ・ヨハン アッカーマン コメントにつきましてはホームページに掲載しております👌 ↓ホームページチェック✅https://t.co/4lxh5OQz8v pic.twitter.com/h7rPu8U6v3 — NTTドコモ レッドハリケーンズ (@RedHurricanes) May 15, 2020 How will Ackermann’s time at Gloucester be remembered? Johan Ackermann leaves Gloucester Johan Ackermann departs England after […] READ MORE