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Johnny McPhillips Departs Ulster For Leicester Tigers

Ulster out-half, Johnny McPhillips has signed a deal with Leicester Tigers and will join the English Premiership ahead of next season.  McPhillips becomes the second Irish player to move to Welford Road this summer alongside Leinster’s, Noel Reid, where they will be coached by former Irish international, Geordan Murphy. He was born in England and spent five years playing soccer …

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Harlequins Suffer Double Injury Blow Ahead Of New Season

Three weeks before the start of the new Aviva Premiership season and Harlequins Rugby has been hit with the news that two of their extended squad have been struck with serious, season-ending injuries. On Tuesday the club, via their official website, announced that season veteran flanker Luke Wallace suffered a dislocated hip during a pre-season friendly with London Irish last week …

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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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Champions Cup Preview: Munster V Saracens

The announcement of the British and Irish Lions squad for the summer tour of New Zealand has taken the focus off domestic rugby in recent weeks but with the Champions Cup semi-finals looming large, all focus swings back to this weekend when the final two teams in the competition will be determined. Munster will take on the might of English …

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Saracens Announce The Return Of Monster Wallaby Will Skelton

Reigning European champions Saracens have announced the re-signing of huge Wallabies lock Will Skelton, who will link back up with the English club at the end of the Super Rugby season. Having made eight appearances for the Premiership champions earlier this season during a two-month stay, Skelton has, according to a statement released on the Saracens’ official website, signed a …

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Wasps Boss Plays Down Cipriani-Sexton Lions Selection Sideshow

Leinster will take on Wasps in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup on April 1st, and ahead of the game Wasps boss Dai Young has played down any Lions selection subplot between out-half Danny Cipriani and his Leinster counterpart Johnny Sexton. The English Premiership side’s director of rugby insists that he has full confidence in Cipriani to park any British …

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Saracens Boss Insists Warren Gatland Should Consider Chris Ashton For The Lions Tour

BARNET, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Chris Ashton of Saracens looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Allianz Park on September 17, 2016 in Barnet, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England exile Chris Ashton should be considered by Warren Gatland for the British and Irish Lions tour this summer, according to Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall. The 29-year-old turned in another strong performance at the weekend, scoring two tries in Saracens’ 53-10 mauling of Bath on Sunday. On the back of that performance, McCall has extolled praise on the …

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Gloucester Rugby Promote Defence Coach To Top Job For Remainder Of The Season

In the wake of the surprise departure of head coach Laurie Fisher on Monday, Gloucester Director of Rugby David Humphreys has promoted defence coach Jonny Bell to ‘lead their rugby programme’ until the end of the season. Fisher appeared to quit via Twitter following Gloucester’s Premiership defeat to Harlequins at the weekend and the departure was confirmed on Monday. With …

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England’s ‘Wardrobe With A Head’ Insists He Is Ready To Start Six Nation Clash With Italy

Ahead of England’s Six Nations third round clash with perennial whipping boys Italy, Wasps flanker James Haskell has insisted he is now ready to start for Eddie Jones instead of operating as one of his ‘finishers’. The 31-year-old spent seven months on the sidelines due to a serious toe injury and following his concussion interrupted return in January, he has, …

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Confirmed: George Ford Re-Signs For Leicester Tigers

In a move that was mooted since his decision to depart Bath in the summer, England out-half George Ford has re-signed with his former club, Leicester Tigers. Currently entrenched in the England camp, Ford is doing his part as the Red Rose bid to defend their Six Nations crown. While on the first of two breaks in the test series, …

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