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Matching Aviva Premiership Teams To Their Super Rugby Equivalent

Premiership Super Rugby

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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Pat Lam Responds Angrily To Jibe From Steve Hansen

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31: Blues coach Pat Lam (R) and All Black assistant coach Steve Hansen (L) look on during an Auckland Blues Super Rugby training session at Unitec on May 31, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Few coaches have been more admired in Ireland in recent times than Pat Lam. In guiding Connacht to a Pro 12 title last year, he resurrected a province previously thought surplus to requirements. Most impressively, he did it playing running, attractive rugby. Rugby that ultimately put Leinster to the sword in the final. His star has somewhat fallen in light …

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Bristol Rugby Sign All Black Juggernaut

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 01: Steven Luatua of the New Zealand All Blacks passes the ball during a training session at Toyota Park on November 1, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Bristol Rugby have confirmed the signing of Steven Luatua. The 15-times capped All Black will join Pat Lam at Bristol next season, a club that have been eager to splash their cash ahead of the 2017/18 season. Luatua will certainly add incredible athleticism to their current side, evidenced by the promotional video released in tandem with the announcement. As goes without saying, Bristol …

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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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Bristol Rugby Make ‘International Signing’ To Boost Premiership Survival Hopes

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Detail shot of the club crest during the Bristol Rugby squad photo call for the 2016-2017 Aviva Premiership Rugby season on August 23, 2016 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Bristol Rugby announced on Monday that they have signed an ‘international player’, who is set to arrive at Ashton Gate in January, according to the Bristol Post. Chairman Chris Booy commented on the side’s attempt to bolster their squad, after confirming the departure of Andy Robinson: “We’ve got another international player that we’ve signed – that’s done. We can’t disclose his name, because he’s still …

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The European Rugby Challenge Cup: As It Stands After Round Two

20 European clubs have completed two rounds of the pool stages of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. After round two, does anyone stand out? With a third of the pool games completed and the knockout stages being determined via a table, the 20-team table has been produced as a result of the first two fixtures. Continue reading below _____ Make sure …

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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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England Watch: Which Players Are On Fire In The Aviva Premiership?

Which England-qualified players took the Premiership by storm last weekend? We pick out all the best stats so you can see how your favourite players got on in the latest round of English rugby fixtures. Top EQP Tackles This Week Mike Haywood 17 Dave Attwood 17 Will Welch 17 Jacob Rowan 17 Mitch Eadie 16 Northampton Saints’ Mikey Haywood joins …

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Three Of Rugby’s Other Major Off-Field Misdemeanours

READING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Gavin Henson of Cardiff Blues looks on during the Heineken Cup match between London Irish and Cardiff Blues at the Madejski Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Reading, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Following All Black scrum-half Aaron Smith’s misdemeanour in a Chistchurch airport toilet, we look at three other big off the field misdemeanours. _______ 1. Andy Powell And The Golf buggy Incident The powerful 23 times capped backrower has courted plenty of controversy during a playing career which has taken in nine clubs thus far. But the 35-year-old ex-Lion’s most controversial …

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England Watch: Which Players Are On Fire In The Aviva Premiership?

We take a look at all the latest statistics from England’s Aviva Premiership as we get closer and closer to England’s autumn international campaign in November. We’ll start with the best tacklers in the Premiership so far. Top EQP Tacklers This Season Tom Savage 63 Luke Wallace 63 Chris Robshaw 59 Charlie Ewels 57 Mark Wilson 55 Brad Barritt 55 …

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