Champions Cup power rankings

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With the final stages of Champions Cup pool matches completed Robert Rees takes a look at the final round of power rankings. 1st – Leinster – (-) Leinster retain the top spot and head into the quarter finals with 28 out of a possible 30 points. They rampaged through both Lyon and Benetton in their […] READ MORE


Northampton Saints defeat Wasps: Five Talking points

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Chris Boyd’s Northampton Saints defeat Wasps despite a second-half comeback to edge out the home side 35-31 in a thrilling encounter. A competitive game with lots going on, here are the five main talking points from Saints’ bonus-point win. Final score : Wasps Rugby 31-35 Northampton Saints Saints super pack Wasps suffered a blow before […] READ MORE


Northampton Saints win thriller over Wasps at Ricoh

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A late Teqele Naiyaravoro try saw Northampton Saints claim a dramatic 35-31 victory in eight try thriller.  Charlie Hynes reports from the Ricoh Arena. 💥 When you get big @TNaiyaravoro in this position, there really is only one outcome… Clutch. pic.twitter.com/WRsvAIAje9 — Northampton Saints 😇 (@SaintsRugby) January 5, 2020 Northampton Saints win at the Ricoh Arena A brace […] 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



Who is England debutant Lewis Ludlam?

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England’s World Cup warm-up campaign got underway today with their Quilter International against Wales at Twickenham. Team announcements dominated pre-match build-up news. Eddie Jones chose to field an experimental English side against Warren Gatland’s experienced Welsh team. Debutant Lewis Ludlam Amongst Jones’ surprise line-up was Gloucester scrum-half Willi Heinz who was also awarded the vice-captain […] READ MORE


Premiership Grounds focus: Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton

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In the heart of the country and strong Rugby territory sits Franklin’s Gardens. A very traditional stadium hosting a traditional rugby club: the Northampton Saints. Last Word on Rugby’s Premiership Grounds focus continues, following on our popular profiles of Sixways, Kingsholm and The Rec grounds. Embed from Getty Images The history of Franklin’s Gardens The home […] READ MORE


Gallagher Premiership transfers

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With the summer being a manic period of ins and outs for rugby clubs here is a comprehensive list of all Gallagher Premiership transfers ahead of the 2019/20 season. Gallagher Premiership Transfers Bath IN: Lewis Boyce (Harlequins), Christian Judge (Cornish Pirates), Will Stuart (Wasps), Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers), Josh McNally (London Irish), Tom de Glanville (Bath […] READ MORE



Gallagher Premiership rugby club’s seasons graded

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Another action-packed season of Gallagher Premiership rugby has ended and through the highs and the lows. Of course, success is defined quite strongly through the lens of expectations.  Last Word on Rugby reporter Robert Rees grades each team’s season across all senior platforms and compares their performance to start of season predictions. Saracens A++ Only the […] READ MORE