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Toby Flood Is On The Lookout For A New Club

It has just been announced on Tuesday afternoon that former England out-half Toby Flood has left Toulouse with a year left on his contract.  Toulouse have issued a statement this afternoon which states: ‘The Stade Toulousain and Toby Flood decided by mutual agreement to cancel the contract that united both parties. The player will not make his last season in the …

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Bristol Owner Admits The Club “Underestimated” The Premiership

The Premiership regular season is now complete and with that, the confirmation of the one club that has been relegated to the Championship. That club, of course, is Bristol Rugby and the writing has been on the wall for quite some time.  Although there were some slim hopes that either Doncaster Knights or Ealing Trailfinders would emerge victorious from the …

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Warren Gatland’s Message To Mike Brown Applies To Every Disappointed Player Left Out Of Lions Selection

There were numerous topics up for discussion at Monday’s Lions administration day at Syon House. The sheer task which the Lions will face against the All Blacks, the quality of the New Zealand Super Rugby sides, the importance of establishing team camaraderie and the establishment of a leadership group were all spoken about by Warren Gatland at length.  However, one …

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Northampton Saints Will Certainly Be Hoping For A Stade Francais Victory This Weekend

Although the Northampton Saints secured a 23-20 victory over Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens at the weekend, they still lost their automatic Champions Cup qualification place to Quins as they gave up a losing bonus point to John Kingston’s side.  Both teams finished level on 52 points but Quins recorded one extra victory this season which put them ahead of the Saints. …

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Exeter Chiefs Seem To Be Okay With Wasps’ Advantage At The Weekend

It was an exciting final round of Premiership action on Saturday with many sides having plenty to play for as all the games kicked off simultaneously at 16:00. Home semi-final advantage, playoff positions, Champions Cup Qualification – there was no shortage of motivation for the various teams.  The purpose of the simultaneous kick-off times is of course to generate more …

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Mike Brown Was Not One Bit Happy With His Lions Omission

One only has to look at some of the players who missed out on Warren Gatland’s 41-man Lions squad to get an idea of the depth of players in which the Kiwi coach had to choose from.  Some of the high-profile absentees include Chris Robshaw, Dylan Hartley, James Haskell, Joe Launchbury, Donnacha Ryan, Simon Zebo, Keith Earls, Jamie Heaslip – …

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