Premiership Grounds focus: Ashton Gate, Bristol

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Ashton Gate may have only been the home of the Bristol Bears since 2014 but it has a long history stretching back well over 100 years.  With the team now established back in the Premiership, attendances are rapidly increasing and a vociferous home crowd lies in wait for visiting teams.  Last Word on Rugby’s Premiership […] READ MORE


Revisited: Exeter Chiefs 2010 Championship Play-off final

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Exeter Chiefs fell to another play-off final defeat at Twickenham at the start of June, with an agonizing defeat to Saracens. That makes only one win in four Premiership finals, you may forgive Chiefs fans for thinking play-off fixtures are not for them. But when you revisit the Exeter Chiefs 2010 Championship Play-off final, you find […] READ MORE


Aviva Premiership power now based in the South West

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The Aviva Premiership has seen a number of shifts in power this season. Recent champions Northampton Saints and Harlequins finished in the bottom four, whilst Leicester Tigers missed the play-offs for the first time in 14 seasons. There seems to be an ‘Aviva Premiership power shift’ in motion. Since the introduction of the play-offs in […] READ MORE


‘In The Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 33

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‘Hands up who is ready for another episode?’ Well, the Falcons are certainly happy, and Andy and Paddy are ready to deliver the ‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod this week. And over the last week, the we have seen matches from the absurd, to the glorious, so enjoy a breakdown of all the results and […] READ MORE


Lam Rues Errors as Jersey Beat Bristol

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After a week of wild weather in South West England, the sun appeared just in time for Bristol Rugby vs Jersey Reds. This appeared to galvanise the home side as they made an all-action start. However the visitors came back strongly, notching four tries in the first half. This was a lead that would never […] READ MORE


Bristol Rugby Promotion Charge Continues Against Jersey

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Whilst Bristol Rugby have taken up their familiar position at the top of the Championship, their fans will not be dreading the season run-in as much as previous years. Since their relegation in 2016/17, it has been virtually universally accepted wisdom that the West Country side would return at the first attempt. The removal of […] READ MORE


Challenge Cup Round Three: To Rest or Not to Rest

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After a bruising Autumn International series that tested most squad depths, two rounds of European action may be a welcome distraction for many coaches. Key men can be rested and returning players can be eased back in. However the next fortnight requires a difficult decision to be made: to rest or not to rest? James […] READ MORE