Exeter Chiefs crowned Champions of Europe

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After winning promotion to the top flight of English rugby ten years ago, Saturday saw Exeter Chiefs crowned Champions of Europe. They beat Racing 92 31-27 in a hugely physical encounter at Ashton Gate. Zebo’s brace of tries and Russell’s boot were not enough to win it for the men in blue and white. They […] READ MORE


Polledri shines in Premiership Round 20 Stats despite Gloucester defeat

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Round 20 has passed us by in the Premiership and that means there is another set of stats to analyse. It was another brilliant weekend with teams gearing up for European rugby this weekend. Meanwhile others took their chance to press claims for the top four. Naturally, there were more incredible performances this weekend. Semi […] READ MORE


Premiership Rugby round 18 player stats dive

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As the Premiership reaches its climax following Round 18, Last Word on Rugby has decided to take a look at which players have performed the best each week in the stats. David Challis will keep us up to date who has outperformed their rivals statically speaking. This week saw some incredible games, some controversial moments […] READ MORE


2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup format

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There will be 24 teams in the newly announced 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup (also called the European Rugby Champions Cup). This is an increase of 20 teams from the 2019/20 Champions Cup structure. These teams will include the top eight clubs from Premiership Rugby, Guinness PRO14, and French Top 14. This new format was created […] READ MORE


Premiership Rugby restart: who hit the ground running?

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Rugby fans across the country had been waiting for the Premiership Rugby restart to come and for many the wait was well worth it. The sight of our league’s signature names rampaging on turf was a joy to behold. There is also the added intrigue of the changing of players mid way through the season […] READ MORE


5 Stories To Follow On The Return Of Premiership Rugby

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With the return to of Premiership rugby so close we can almost taste the first tackle, thoughts turn away from off-field issues and back onto the rugby itself. With that in mind, it becomes a job to remember the state of play for the league. So much has happened since the season was suspended back […] READ MORE


Manu Tuilagi and others released by Leicester Tigers

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With the ‘click of a button’ news that Manu Tuilagi and others had been released by the Leicester Tigers quickly reinforced the Covid19 aftermath. As salaries and earnings were reduced at Premiership Rugby clubs, the concessions given (and taken), have cost much. At the Leicester Tigers organization, up to 31 members of staff have needed […] READ MORE


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


The 52 recommendations of the Myners Report

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Premiership Rugby confirmed on Tuesday that the 13 PRL clubs – 12 Premiership teams, plus Newcastle – has unanimously voted in favour of bringing in 52 recommendations highlighted by the independent review of the salary cap, the Myners Report.  Robert Rees brings you each of the recommendations and the major points that’ll be implemented. 52 […] READ MORE


Is It Time to Void the Premiership Season?

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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