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Plans To Extend Aviva Premiership Are “Dead In The Water”

The controversial plans which look to extend the Aviva Premiership season to 10 months are “dead in the water” according to Rugby Players Association chief Damian Hopley. Last year, Premiership Rugby revealed its intentions to extend the season to 10 months from the 2019/20 season onwards but it was met with significant backlash from many quarters, especially the RPA, who …

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Water-Carrier Blunder Leads To Unintentional Kick At Goal In Aviva Premiership

London Irish recorded just their second victory of the Aviva Premiership season this afternoon when they triumphed 22-9 over Worcester Warriors at the Madejski Stadium.  The league’s bottom side dominated possession and territory over the 80 minutes and a Piet van Zyl try after 27 minutes set them up for a much-needed victory. Greig Tonks was crucial to Irish’s win as …

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Northampton Saints Appoint Alan Gaffney As Interim Technical Coaching Consultant

While the search for a long-term replacement for former director of rugby Jim Mallinder continues, Northampton Saints have appointed veteran Australian coach Alan Gaffney as an interim technical coaching consultant. The vastly experienced Gaffney, who has most recently worked as the National Elite Programmes Coach with Rugby Australia, has prior experience coaching in the English Premiership having served as the …

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Northampton Saints Part Ways With Jim Mallinder

Northampton Saints confirmed today that they have parted ways with long-serving director of rugby, Jim Mallinder. According to a statement on the club’s website, the board made the decision to oust Mallinder, who took over at Northampton in 2007 and whose decade-long stint at the club’s helm is the longest of any director in the entire Aviva Premiership, due to …

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Report: Aviva Premiership Set For Big Change In The Name Of Player Welfare

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: (L-R) Tom Wood, Captain of Northampton Saints, Gerritt-Jan Van Velze, Captain of Worcester Warriors, Ally Hogg, Captain of Newcastle Falcons, Jack Yeandle, Captain of Exeter Chiefs, Greig Laidlaw, Captain of Gloucester Rugby, Tom Youngs, Captain of Leicester Tigers, Brad Barritt, Captain of Saracens, Danny Care, Captain of Harlequins, Guy Mercer, Captain of Bath, Jack Lam, Captain of Bristol Rugby, Joe Launchbury, Captain of Wasps and Josh Beaumont, Captain of Sale, pose with The Aviva Premiership Trophy during the Aviva Premiership Rugby 2016-2017 Season Launch at Twickenham Stadium on August 25, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images for Aviva)

There could be a dramatic shift in the Aviva Premiership Rugby landscape if proposals to change the structure of the competition come through. According to a report this Wednesday in The Guardian,  the top rugby competition in England could be reduced to ten teams. This would reduce the number of matches played in the league – something a number of high-profile players …

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