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Ian Ritchie Refutes Talk Of ‘Civil War’ Between RFU & Premiership Rugby

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Head of Premiership Rugby, Ian Ritchie has rubbished suggestions of an ongoing feud with the governing body (RFU) over the issue of scrapping promotion and relegation.  Ritchie’s comments come after The Mail on Sunday reported that Premiership Rugby bosses are threatening to break away from the RFU and start their own independent league. There has reportedly been a year of …

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‘Third-Choice’ Cipriani Overlooked By England

Danny Cipriani was labelled England’s “third-choice fly-half” by coach Eddie Jones as he explained why he had left the in-form playmaker out of his squad for the November internationals at Twickenham. Cipriani has impressed for Gloucester this season, and was named Premiership player of the month for September. But that was not enough to persuade Jones to include him in …

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Saracens ‘Unusual Injury’ Toll Gives England Test Headache

Saracens were left counting the cost of a hard-fought victory in Glasgow on Sunday and England coach Eddie Jones, about to name his squad for the autumn Tests, might share their pain. After his team won 13-3 in the European Champions Cup, Saracen’s director of rugby Mark McCall listed the casualties, and all of them England internationals. The Vunipola brothers, …

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Joe Marler Set To Start For England In Cape Town

England loosehead prop Joe Marler is set to start in the dead-rubber final Test against South Africa this Saturday after first-choice Mako Vunipola returned home. An England Rugby statement said Vunipola, who started in the first two Tests, had quit the tour for “family reasons’ as agreed before the team flew to South Africa. Marler came off the bench as …

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Eddie Jones Likens English Rugby Club Owner To ‘Donald Trump’

Under-fire England coach Eddie Jones called a club owner the “Donald Trump of rugby” Sunday as a storm over his training methods moved from London to Durban. Bruce Craig, who owns English top-flight club Bath, criticised the Australian coach after Ben Te’o became the 15th training-camp injury victim since Jones took charge in 2015. Five of the 15 casualties play …

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Girvan Dempsey To Join Bath After 21 Years At Leinster

Girven Dempsey’s 21 year association with Leinster will come to an end this season as he agrees a deal to become attack coach at Bath. The end of this current season will see Girvan Dempsey finish up a 21-year stint as part of the Leinster rugby setup. He has agreed to become attack coach at the Premiership club Bath and …

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James Haskell Signs For Northampton On One-Year Contract

Experienced England flanker James Haskell will trade Wasps for a spot at Northampton next season in order to keep his international aspirations alive. Earlier today we reported that Danny Cipriani would be leaving Wasps at the end of this season – shunning a move abroad in favour of working towards a spot at next year’s World Cup by signing with Premiership …

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Danny Cipriani Signs For Gloucester To Help England Career

Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani has left his side for their rivals Gloucester after three years spent during his latest stint at the Coventry outfit. Danny Cipriani’s second run as a member of Wasps RFC has now come to an end after it emerged that the fly-half will sign with Premiership side Gloucester in the hopes of keeping his World Cup …

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