Rob Baxter backs Sam Simmonds to keep pushing for England selection

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Rob Baxter has provided support for Sam Simmonds after another week went by without an international call up. Speaking ahead of the visit of Bath this weekend Rob Baxter addressed the media to show understanding for the situation of Sam Simmonds but also of Eddie Jones and the England setup. David Challis caught up with […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership clubs tier system ahead of crowd return

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Gallagher Premiership clubs have learned today of their status in the tier system that could see them welcome back crowds. Some will be able to host supporters, whilst others remain crowd-less.  How does the tier system work? There are three tiers. Tier one will see 4,000 fans attending sporting events, tier two with 2,000 supporters […] READ MORE


Chasing pack struggle in Gallagher Premiership Round One

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After less than a month away, Premiership rugby is back. Champions Exeter Chiefs have already taken their usual spot at the top of the league table, after putting in the most convincing win of Gallagher Premiership Round One. They beat Harlequins, who are joined at the bottom of the table by fellow ‘mid-table’ chasers Gloucester […] READ MORE


Joe Simmonds and Jack Yeandle reflect on Exeter’s dream season

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Following a Gallagher Premiership-Heineken Cup double for the Exeter Chiefs, Jack Yeandle and Joe Simmonds reflected on their historic season, with a look ahead to their title defence, kicking off at Harlequins. Robert Rees brings you the latest from Chiefs HQ. Exeter looking forward to new season “I’m looking forward to getting stuck into this […] READ MORE


George Skivington and Lewis Ludlow look ahead to Leicester

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With the opening round of the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership lurking around the corner, Gloucester Head Coach George Skivington and Club Captain Lewis Ludlow look ahead to Leicester and take a moment to reflect on the shortest pre-season in history.  Robert Rees brings you the best bites from their press conferences. Why Ludlow for captain? George […] READ MORE


Gloucester injury update ahead of Leicester clash

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George Skivington spoke to the media ahead of Gloucester’s clash with Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership. Robert Rees brings you all the latest news from the Cherry and Whites camp. Jake Polledri George Skivington confirmed that the Italian number eight is likely to be out for a number of “months” following a nasty knee […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership 2019/20 – Team of the Season

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The 2019/20 season finally came to an end over the weekend, but following over 12 months of gruelling rugby, who makes the Gallagher Premiership Team of the Season? Robert Rees breaks each position down.  Gallagher Premiership Team of the Season 1. Beno Obano (Bath) Bath’s climb to a semi-final spot was in no small part […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership 2019/20 season grading

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The 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season is complete and Exeter Chiefs have been crowned champions. Looking back at the domestic and European campaigns of each of the 12 clubs, Robert Rees grades each sides performances. Grades are given based on a combined domestic/European contribution, but Champions Cup rates higher than Challenge Cup. Exeter Chiefs – A++ […] READ MORE


2019/20 Gallagher Premiership round-up

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The Gallagher Premiership concluded with Exeter Chiefs being crowned the winners. They narrowly beat Wasps 19-13 at a very wet and windy Twickenham. Exeter fly half Joe Simmonds slotted the final kick of the match to seal the double for the Chiefs. Below is Last Word‘s round up of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership.    The […] READ MORE


All the free to air rugby on TV this weekend

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As the domestic rugby season clashes with the international calendar there is a feast of rugby on free to air (FTA) TV. Last Word has got you covered, so you don’t miss a thing, with the full schedule below.  Rugby season in full flow The end of a delayed season meeting the beginning of a […] READ MORE