London Irish ‘considering all options’ over Gloucester-George Skivington signing

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London Irish say they are “considering all options” over Gloucester‘s approach and signature of forwards coach George Skivington. Chief Executive Brian Facer claims the club has acted outside Premiership Rugby regulations.  Gloucester sign Skivington Gloucester officially announced the news on Saturday that Irish forwards coach George Skivington would become the new head honcho of the […] READ MORE



Is It Time to Void the Premiership Season?

As of 1st June professional sport can restart in England, however, the plans for the Premiership season to begin again are nowhere to be seen which as seen calls to void it grow. As football, cricket, tennis amongst others all get going again rugby is being left behind. The longer the Premiership goes without producing […] READ MORE



Gallagher Premiership financial lowdown

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As another Gallagher Premiership season develops, teams start to announce their annual reports, profits and losses. With the added CVC investment there are some intriguing reports coming from England’s elite clubs. Robert Rees gives you a brief overview of all 12 Gallagher Premiership teams and their financial situations. *Please note that staff costs include coaches […] READ MORE


Challenge Cup holding more talent than ever

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As rugby in the northern hemisphere grows stronger, so does the EPCR Challenge Cup. The 2019/20 season is on the eve of beginning a brand new year, holding more talent than ever. 20 of the leading teams across Europe, prepare to ‘challenge’ for superiority. Robert Rees takes a look at the main contenders ahead of […] READ MORE


2019-20 Premiership Rugby Shield Fixtures

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Last week saw the launch of the 2019-20 Premiership Rugby Shield with the announcement of fixtures for the coming season in the competition for the second tier of English Premiership clubs. Last year’s competition was a strong one and was well attended and the tournament traditionally provides players sitting just outside of the first team […] READ MORE


Challenge Cup draw offers up scintilating ties

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The Challenge Cup draw is usually a secondary affair with all eyes on the Champions Cup. This year has been different with a whole stack of big-name clubs falling into the tier competition, thus making it a very satisfying product to watch unfold. Robert Rees previews the 2019/20 competition. Pool 1 Castres, Worcester Warriors, Dragons, […] READ MORE


London Irish sponsorship deals threatened by Paddy Jackson signing

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A surprise announcement saw the London Irish English rugby club’s Guinness sponsorship agreement has been canceled, as a direct result of their signing of ‘under fire’ Irish player Paddy Jackson. 25-cap Irish International Paddy Jackson was at the center of court proceedings in 2016, with unproven allegations of rape now having a counter-effect on his […] READ MORE


How to win a Premiership away semi-final

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So the Premiership final will, for the third time, be a clash between Exeter Chiefs and Saracens. This has been an odds-on possibility for the vast majority of the season. These two have monopolised the top positions and were always likely to have home semi finals. Given their respective excellent home records, any Premiership away semi-final contenders […] READ MORE