2020/21 Gallagher Premiership set to start November 21

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The 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership is set to get underway on November 21 following today’s announcement of remaining fixtures for the 2019/20 season. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Premiership Rugby HQ. November 21 planned starting date Premiership Rugby today confirmed in their 2019/20 fixture re-launch that next season’s action is planned for a November […] READ MORE


BT set to televise Gallagher Premiership games, four games free to air

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The Gallagher Premiership is back and will kick off at The Stoop on August 14 when Harlequins take on Sale Sharks in their round 14 match-up. Robert Rees has all the latest from the fixtures announcement. Round 14 fixtures August 14, Harlequins vs Sale Sharks August 15, Exeter Chiefs vs Leicester Tigers August 15, Bath […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership, Pro14 and European 2019/20 remaining calendar

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With the Gallagher Premiership, Guinness Pro14 and European rugby seasons still to play out, Last Word have looked at the calendar that lies ahead of us in the coming months. Gallagher Premiership calendar explores midweek options With nine fixtures outstanding in their season, Premiership Rugby have reportedly elected to go with three midweek fixtures to […] READ MORE


Bristol Bears’ new training ground (images inside)

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Bristol Bears have had their new training ground worked on over lockdown and it is now near completion. The construction company used to develop the site have released images of the sparkling new facilities. Bristol Bears’ training ground looking smart The training round is not only state of the art, but looks extremely smart. As […] READ MORE


CVC acquire 14.5% stake in Guinness Six Nations

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CVC have enquired a 14.5% stake in the Guinness Six Nations, the French Rugby Union (FFR) AGM has revealed. Robert Rees brings the latest from the Six Nations camp. Deal worth €75m for FFR The 14.5% share in the Six Nations by the investment group CVC, who already have deals in the Gallagher Premiership and […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership fixtures to be released next week

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Gallagher Premiership fixtures are to be released next week according to the CEO of Premiership Rugby. As clubs enter stage two of training the clubs can finally get a plan on where their path heads.  Gallagher Premiership fixtures ready to be released Darren Childs, CEO of Premiership has today said on Twitter “One step closer […] READ MORE


Beauden Barrett to take year off Super Rugby with eyewatering £780k contract

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Auckland Blues star back Beauden Barrett has announced he’ll take a year off from Super Rugby to play in Japan, with the contract thought to be worth nearly £800,000.  Beauden Barrett bids goodbye! Beauden Barrett, who signed a four year deal with the NZRU last year will miss the 2021 Super Rugby season to play […] READ MORE


Brad Barritt hints at possible career in South Africa, but door closed on UK rugby

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Brad Barritt has spoken to the media following the news that he signed an extension with Saracens to remain there for the conclusion of the 2019/20 season. However, whilst confirming his UK career is done he didn’t rule out a move to South Africa. Brad Barritt not done yet.. “It’s something I was debating at […] READ MORE


Exclusive: Greg Bateman released by Leicester Tigers after contract disputes

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Greg Bateman has failed to come to an agreement with Leicester Tigers over a renewal of his contract. Bateman, among others have seen their deals in the air due to the COVID pandemic and as such players are forced to move on. Manu Tuilagi’s future is also up in the air after his contract deal […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership 2020-21 complete list of transfers

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The Gallagher Premiership teams are still completing business deals as usual, despite a lack of live action, so here is the complete list of transfers in the Premiership. This list will continue to be updated as Gallagher Premiership transfers get officially completed. Last update: August 11, 11.02AM. Bath IN: Gabriel Hamer-Webb (academy), Juan Schoeman (Sharks), Ben […] READ MORE