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Tag Archives: Aviva Premeiership

Based On The Round One Performances, Here’s How The Final Aviva Premiership Table Will Look

Even though only one round of matches have been played in the Aviva Premiership, already some results have got many pundits scratching their heads as to how they could get their pre-season predictions so wrong. London Irish’s bonus point win over Harlequins at Twickenham and Bath’s first league win at Welford Road in 14 years almost overshadowed the events at …

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Bristol May Not Get Relegated Even Though They Will Finish Bottom Of Aviva Premiership

It has been a season of endless controversy for Bristol Rugby. They sacked former England head coach Andy Robinson in November because of a dreadful start to their season in England’s top tier.  Unfortunately for the Ashton Gate faithful, Robinson’s removal didn’t exactly result in an upturn in fortunes for the club. Bristol have only recorded three wins so far in …

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Exclusive: Schalk Burger Talks Springboks Captaincy And Life In London

St. Albans is a city district just outside London which lies east of Hemel Hempstead and west of Hatfield, about 19 miles north-north west of London. In Roman times the town was a common destination for travellers heading north on the old Roman road of Watling Street, so it’s kind of fitting that today it is now the new home of Springbok flanker Schalk Burger, a …

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Paul O’Connell In Talks With IRFU Over Possible Coaching Role

The IRFU are anxious to secure the services of Paul O’Connell. Since Paul O’Connell was forced to retire in February after failing to recover from the hamstring injury he sustained during the World Cup, the legendary second row has been linked with a number coaching positions throughout Europe. First came the obvious link with Munster, followed by reports of interest …

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A European Based Wallaby XV To Face England

Australia v New Zealand - The Rugby Championship

Kurtley Beale became the latest Australian international to join a European Club. When Wasps announced the capture of Kurtley Beale last week, the utility back became the latest Wallaby international to join a European club. Indeed, this summer Beale will be joined by Matt Tooma, Greg Holmes and Liam Gill at northern hemisphere clubs. The quartet of player will join the likes of …

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Welsh International Second Row Joins Japanese Side Toyota Verblitz

Harlequins v Bath Rugby - Aviva Premiership

Having turned down a move to the Cardiff Blues, Dominic Day is off to Japan. Wales lock, Dominic Day, will join Japanese side, Toyota Verblitz, after turning down contract offers from the Cardiff Blues and Bath. The three times capped Welsh international will join the Top League side once his current contract with Bath expires next month. While his loss will …

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Premiership Matches To Be Shown On Terrestrial Television

Bath Rugby v Saracens - Aviva Premiership Final

Premiership matches are set to be broadcast on terrestrial television during the 2017/18 season. After buying the rights to broadcast Premiership matches for £152 million in 2012, BT Sport are considering allowing a free to air broadcaster televise several fixtures during the 2017/18 season. According to The Telegraph, ITV are leading the chase to broadcast the fixtures. This would make sense, as ITV …

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Freddie Burns Could Be In Massive Trouble After Allegedly Eye Gouging Harry Mallinder

Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Images have emerged showing Freddie Burns making contact with Harry Mallinder’s eye. Although the Leicester Tigers were last night celebrating a 30-24 victory over the Northampton Saints, their win has since been shrouded in controversy. In the aftermath of the game, fans were discussing Harry Thacker’s memorable try scored from just inside his own half. The hooker showed the footwork and speed of …

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Sale Sharks Sign American Fly Half To Replace Danny Cipriani

USA v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Sale Sharks have moved to replace Danny Cipriani. Sale Harks have moved to replace Danny Cipriani, after confirming the capture of American international fly half, AJ MacGinty, from Connacht this morning. Although MacGinty is Irish born, he qualified to play for the US Eagles through the IRB’s residency rules after moving to the US in 2011. It was while MacGinty was playing with …

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Massive Update On David Pocock Transfer Story

Argentina v Australia - Semi Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

David Pocock has reportedly received an offer from Wasps. Last night The Telegraph reported that Wasps had launched an audacious bid to lure David Pocock to the Ricoh Arena this summer. Encouraged by Pocock’s desire to take a one year sabbatical, Wasps have reportedly offered the open side an annual salary of £1.4 million, a sum that would see him …

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Watch: Dean Richards Hilarious Reason For Not Offering Andy Goode A Contract Extension

Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins - Aviva Premiership

Andy Goode’s “bulk” has given rise to a number of jokes this season. When the Newcastle Falcons signed Andy Goode in order to give themselves a chance at avoiding relegation, many Premiership fans questioned Dean Richards’ logic after seeing the fly half’s body shape. Despite carry an extra few pounds, Goode has since won over Newcaslte supporters with some impressive performances. …

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L’équipe Claim Premiership Club Are Chasing New French Sensation – Virimi Vakatawa

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 06: Virimi Vakatawa of France breaks free from a tackle by Gonzalo Garcia of Italy during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Italy at Stade de France on February 6, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Virimi Vakatawa’s contract is due to expire this summer. When Guy Noves named Virimi Vakatawa in the French team to face Italy last weekend, eyebrows were raised by various pundits. Nevertheless, despite not having played 15 aside rugby in two years, the big Fijian winger illustrated his pace, power and agility throughout the game. As a result, Vakatawa is now very much …

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