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Dan Biggar Set To Quit Welsh Rugby For Aviva Premiership

Wales and Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar is set to quit Welsh rugby for English giants Northampton Saints, in a deal that would see him leave his home region according to Wales Online. The experienced number ten has been with the Ospreys for nearly a decade, and has made over 200 appearances for them since making his debut way back in …

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Kiwi Journalist Outlines Why Damian McKenzie Won’t Be Joining The Tigers

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 15: Damian McKenzie of the Chiefs during warmup prior to the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Well-known New Zealand journalist Gregor Paul has outlined why highly-rated Chiefs full-back-cum-fly-half Damian McKenzie will not be joining the Leicester Tigers. The playmaker’s future has been a hot topic in the last week after a story broke that the 22-year-old was in talks with English heavyweights Leicester Tigers about a move to Welford Road. But following comments made by Chiefs …

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Quiz: How Well Do You Remember The Exciting 2016/2017 Season?

With the Lions tour over and preseason preparation already underway around Europe, supporters are beginning to look forward to what will hopefully be a successful season for their clubs and countries over the next 12 months.  Before we completely park 2016/2017, however, we have come up with a quiz of 20 questions which cover the PRO12, the Premiership, the Champions …

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Pic: Bath Rugby Star Suffers Gruesome Injury Using Kitchen Appliance

The northern hemisphere domestic rugby season is slowly starting to take shape again with pre-season preparations underway after a well-earned rest was had by all. As bodies recuperated and recovered from a tough season, it appears that the pitch was not the only place an injury could be picked up, however. Just ask Bath Rugby’s, Matt Banahan. The former England international …

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Watch: Alun Wyn Jones Joins Lions Fans In Belting Out Maro Itoje Chant

Lions

England’s Maro Itoje more than justified his call-up to the Lions’ starting team for yesterday’s Test with a rampaging performance in Wellington. The 22-year-old was responsible for his fair share of errors during Saturday’s game and didn’t always carry at the level he’s capable of but was one of the outstanding performers for the Lions. Our readers even saw fit …

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Francis Saili Is Leaving Munster For The Aviva Premiership

One of the narratives throughout Munster’s season was which centre they would be keeping on the books for next season. It was a battle between Jaco Taute and Francis Saili with the South African winning out in that particular tussle.  Saili didn’t hit the heights which many would have expected of him throughout his tenure at Munster but he did …

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Preview: Can Saracens Get The Job Done In Exeter?

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MAY 13: Chris Ashton of Saracens celebrates after scoring the opening try during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Saracens at Murrayfield Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After the end of last season, when Saracens were crowned European and English champions, many predicted Saracens would guarantee a home semi-final this season. On January 1st 2017, this looked to be the case but after a purple patch during the Six Nations where they were winless in three consecutive games (drawing with Exeter and losing to Worcester and Gloucester). …

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Some Serious Talent In Contention For Premiership Young Player Of The Year Award

It’s award season in the northern hemisphere as players begin to receive various accolades for their performances this season.  Across the PRO12, Top 14 and Aviva Premiership, players are dusting off their tuxedos as they attend different events showcasing the best performers of the 2016/2017 season. There is always huge interest and debate when it comes to the distribution of …

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Former Leinster Star Gopperth Takes Premiership’s Top Player Award

Jimmy Gopperth

Former Leinster out-half Jimmy Gopperth, who was famously released by the province last year following the return of Johnny Sexton from Racing 92, has found life in the Aviva Premiership to be just to his liking. As Leinster and the IRFU allowed Gopperth’s contract run down, Wasps came calling for the 33-year-old New Zealander and since his arrival at the …

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Sale Sharks’ De Klerk Signing May Not Be A Done Deal After All

As the domestic rugby calendar winds down in the northern hemisphere, Aviva Premiership side Sale Sharks are planning for next season by announcing the signing of Springbok scrum-half Faf De Klerk. On Monday it was announced by Sale Sharks that the Aviva Premiership club had secured the services of the highly rated De Klerk from the Golden Lions on a three-year deal. …

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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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