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Aviva Premiership Preview: Leicester v Northampton Pick Of The Games In Round 2

Round one of the Aviva Premiership had it all – 377 points, 50 tries, all packed into one enthralling opening weekend. Gloucester produced an excellent performance to upset reigning champions Exeter Chiefs on the opening night of the new season, winning 28-21 at Kingsholm. Saracens launched their campaign in some style in last weekend’s Twickenham Double Header, with a thumping 55-24 …

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Video: Tom Wood Sees Red For Reckless Stamp On Opponent’s Head

Northampton Saints are back in the Champions Cup next season after beating Stade Francais but Tom Wood’s red card offence on Friday night is likely to dominate post-match discussion.  Midway through the second half the flanker stamped down on Djibril Camara’s head during a ruck, which left the French club’s wing bloodied. With the Saints 22-16 behind at the time it could …

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Matching Aviva Premiership Teams To Their Super Rugby Equivalent

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After the conclusion of the thrilling Six Nations campaign, all attention has turned to the upcoming Lions tour of New Zealand. So, which Super Rugby sides can be most easily compared to an Aviva Premiership outfit? Australian Conference Brumbies/Wasps In the mid-2000s these teams were the greatest to ever grace their respective competitions, however a sudden spate of retirements resulted …

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Saracens Snap Up Australia International

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 19: Will Skelton of Australia bumps off Kevin Gourdon of France during the international match between France and Australia at Stade de France on November 19, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Saracens have signed Australia lock Will Skelton on a short-term deal with immediate effect, according to the BBC. Skelton has been capped 18 times by his country, and he is a replacement for recently retired captain Alistair Hargreaves, who left the club in October due to the effects of repeated concussions. Director of rugby Mark McCall told the Saracens Club website: …

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Should There Be A Play-Off Between The Championship’s Winners And The Premiership’s Losers?

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: The Aviva Premiership trophy sits on the edge of the pitch during the Aviva Premiership Season Launch 2011-2012 at Twickenham Stadium on August 24, 2011 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Aviva)

Taking a break from the international series briefly, it is time to look at the Premiership table and how it has changed while some players have been away on international duty. A familiar pattern has emerged with Saracens leading the way, and with new boys Bristol still winless in 12th, six points behind Worcester. At this stage last year, now relegated …

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The American Who Would Make It Into England’s First XV

TOULON, FRANCE - OCTOBER 15: Chris Wyles of Saracens breaks clear to score their third try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between RC Toulon and Saracens at Stade Felix Mayol on October 15, 2016 in Toulon, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With England experiencing an injury crisis on the wing, for the first time there is an American rugby player who would get in the Red Rose’s team. Eddie Jones may be without both Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell for the autumn internationals, but just as noteworthy is that one of the form wingers in England is an American. Chris Wyles, who led …

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Would Signing Eben Etzebeth Really Help Bristol’s Season?

South Africa's lock Eben Etzebeth transports the ball during the captain's run at Padre Ernesto Martearena stadium in Salta, Argentina on August 26, 2016, on the eve of a Rugby Championship second round match against Argentina's Los Pumas. / AFP / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite being one of England’s most financially able clubs, results have not been going Bristol’s way this season. Indeed with 6 domestic losses out of 6, things need to change dramatically to avoid a quick return to Championship rugby. In an attempt to delay this demotion, Bristol have been in contact with several world-class players over the last several weeks, most …

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Owen Williams Vows: Best Is Yet To Come From Leicester This Season

Leicester fly-half Owen Williams believes his side have enough quality in their backline “to put teams to the sword” ahead of the Tigers’ game with one-win Worcester at Welford Road later this afternoon. Leicester currently sit in fourth place on the Premiership table with three wins and two losses so far this season and while the Tigers know that last weekend’s loss to Sale …

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