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Five Possible British And Irish Lions Bolters

DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Zach Mercer (C) of England during the U20 Six Nations match between England U20 and Italy U20 at Mowden Park on February 24, 2017 in Darlington, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

The British and Irish Lions tour will be a hugely exciting time for the home nations, and whilst much of the squad will be made up of international stars, there could well be a place for an uncapped so-called bolter. Here we take a look at five options in this department for Warren Gatland. _______ Darren Sweetnam (Munster) The young …

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The Biggest Aviva Premiership Signings For Next Season So Far

BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: George Ford of Bath issues instructions during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and London Welsh at the Recreation Ground on September 13, 2014 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Aviva Premiership is one of the best leagues in the world and attracts some of the best players from abroad. Here are the biggest transfers for next season already confirmed: The biggest story is the end of the George Ford transfer saga, as he moves from Bath to old club Leicester Tigers, with Freddie Burns moving the other way. …

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Opinion: England’s North Can Be Ignored No Longer

Despite competing with rugby league and football for the attention of both fans and players, England’s north is a thriving hotbed of talent and potential, yet the ruthless spending power of wealthier clubs across the rest of the country is stunting the development of three of its best teams. Take Newcastle Falcons. In a city completely dominated by football, director …

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Bath Line Up Sensational Move For Wasps’ Kurtley Beale [Report]

Wasps v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Although he may have signed a two-year deal, Kurtley Beale seems to be flirting with the idea of leaving Wasps at the end of the season. Last September Fox Sports revealed the Waratahs were holding out hope that Beale would take advantage of a clause in his Wasps contract allowing him leave the Premiership club after just a single season. Although the report …

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England Watch: Which Players Are Pushing For International Honours?

It’s easy to overlook the Premiership with the northern hemisphere’s flagship tournament the Six Nations taking place, but many individuals put their hands up for England selection with some sterling performances for their clubs last weekend. We look through the statistics and highlight some of the best performers from the latest round of Premiership action. ________ Top EQP Tacklers Wasps …

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Bath Set To Confirm Burns Signing

EXETER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 24: Freddie Burns of Leicester Tigers kicks past Ollie Devoto of Exeter Chiefs during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park on December 24, 2016 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Bath Rugby are set to announce the capture of Leicester fly-half Freddie Burns by the end of the week, according to the Bath Chronicle.  With George Ford leaving the Recreation Ground to join Leicester for a deal reported to be around £450,000-a-year, Todd Blackadder has wasted no time in finding a replacement for the 23-year-old England international. Burns returning to …

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George Ford Is Switching To The Leicester Tigers [Report]

BATH, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 21: George Ford of Bath Rugby makes his way to the changing rooms prior to kick off during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Bath Rugby and Pau at the Recreation Ground on January 21, 2017 in Bath, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

England out-half George Ford is moving to the Leicester Tigers, according to a report in the Times. The England international is gearing up for the Six Nations opener against France in Twickenham, but it appears that he will be leaving the Rec next season with a switch to Welford Road on the cards. The swap is promising to make him …

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Anthony Watson Suffers Hamstring Injury During Portugal Training Camp

England RBS 6 Nations Squad announcement

Eddie Jones and England have been hit with yet another injury setback ahead Six Nations. Already without Joe Marler, Mako Vunipola, Billy Vunipola, Chris Robshaw and possibly James Haskell for their Championship opener against France, Eddie Jones might also have to plan for the enforced absence of Anthony Watson. According to The Telegraph, the winger suffered a hamstring injury during England’s training …

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Two Premiership Players Test Positive For Cocaine Use [BBC]

The RFU have this evening confirmed that two Premiership players have tested positive for recreational drug abuse, after returning samples showing out-of-competition cocaine use. The news was reported by the BBC this evening, who have not revealed the identity of the players in question. Nevertheless, tough sanctions are sure to follow. Indeed, when former Bath players Michael Lipman, Alex Crockett, …

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Premiership: Three Signings That Could Happen In January

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 26: Finn Russell of Glasgow kicks a conversion during the Guinness Pro 12 match between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors at Murrayfield Stadium on December 26, 2016 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We have already seen three very big Premiership transfers at this early stage in January. Saracens secured a move for Liam Williams, Sam Underhill has joined Bath and, most recently, Matt Kvesic has secured a move to Exeter. Here are three more moves we could see materialise over the coming weeks. ________ Finn Russell (Glasgow to Bath) The Scotland fly-half, …

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List Of Already Confirmed Aviva Premiership Transfers Ahead Of The 2017/18 Season

Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

During the course of the last few seasons, Aviva Premiership clubs have not been afraid to compete with the likes of Toulon, Racing 92, and Clermont Auvergne in the transfer market. Backed by a massive broadcasting deal signed with BT Sport in 2015, Premiership clubs attracted the likes of Kurtley Beale, Matt Toomua, Ben Te’o and Schalk Burger to England last summer. Despite the …

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Sam Underhill Secures Premiership Move To Further England Career

Guinness PRO12, Rodney Parade, Wales 1/4/2016 Newport Gwent Dragons vs Ospreys Ospreys' Sam Underhill is presented with the Guinness Pro12 Man of the Match award by Ashley Pimble, Competition Winner on behalf of GUINNESS

Ospreys flanker Sam Underhill will be available for England selection next season having secured a move to Aviva Premiership side Bath. The Tmes are reporting that the 20-year-old is to move in the summer in a bid to further his international chances; although he has been on Eddie Jones’ radar for some time, RFU restrictions have prevented the former under-18 …

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Scarlets Plotting Move For Bath Playmaker To Replace Departing Liam Williams [Report]

New Zealand v Wales

The Welsh Rugby Union have enjoyed a degree of success in luring some their top players back to Wales since the introduction of national dual contracts. Last season saw the return of Jonathan Davies from Clermont Auvergne, while it’s looking increasingly likely that the Cardiff Blues and the WRU will be able to bring Leigh Halfpenny back from Toulon next summer. That …

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Semesa Rokoduguni Reveals Why He Was Dropped By England

England wing Semesa Rokoduguni has revealed the reasons he was dropped from the team after he won his second cap in two years playing against the country of his birth. In an interview with the Bath Chronicle, Rokoduguni explained that the coaches gave him a lot of positives, but also many things to work on: “One of them was to …

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Gavin Henson – Rugby’s Biggest Wasted Talent?

England v Wales - RBS 6 Nations

Gavin Henson’s career is a story of what could have been When Gavin Henson burst onto the scene with the Ospreys in 2003 few doubted his potential. On his debut against Ulster, Henson scored two tries in a fifteen point haul. However Henson’s personality would come to divide opinion. Although the utility back earned his first caps for Wales that season, …

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