Yorkshire Carnegie: a Club in Crisis

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After being struck by a financial crisis towards the end of last season, the former Premiership side Yorkshire Carnegie took the drastic decision to go part-time, with many players and staff leaving Headingley. Charlie Hynes takes a look at a few pertinent points for the club. Recruitment process difficult for Yorkshire Carnegie club With the […] 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


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



London Irish Return! Season Ticket Holders Account of 2016/17

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Having been relegated only just a season earlier, London Irish were promoted straight back to the Aviva Premiership at the first time of asking. Their secret to success? Going back to their roots. A coaching core of Brendan Venter, Nick Kennedy, Paul Hodgson, Declan Danaher and George Skivington; all former players, performed admirably as Irish […] READ MORE


The Only Way Is Up for Bristol

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The Only Way Is Up for Bristol November 7th, 2016 could prove to be a vital turning point in Bristol Rugby’s season. Winless all season and rock-bottom of the Aviva Premiership, the west country outfit sacked Director of Rugby Andy Robinson, putting Mark Tainton in temporary charge. Two months later, after four wins on the […] READ MORE


Steve Lansdown a Key Asset to Bristol Rugby Survival Hopes

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At the end of Aviva Premiership round three, Bristol Rugby have perhaps predictably sunk to the bottom of the table. After a narrow loss at Twickenham against Harlequins two emphatic defeats to Northampton Saints and Wasps have reiterated the struggle the West Country side will have this season. Whether they will stay up, may depend […] READ MORE