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Toulon Sign Leicester Tigers Winger JP Pietersen

South Africa v Samoa - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Toulon have announced the signing of South Africa’s World Cup winning winger, JP Pietersen on a two-year contract from Leicester Tigers. This move was part of a busy day for both teams. Toulon had lost James O’Connor to Sale Sharks in the morning in a transfer that nobody saw coming. Meanwhile, Gareth Owen had just become a Tiger after leaving …

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Watch: Check Out Who’s In The Running For Premiership Try Of The Season

After an incredibly exciting 22 rounds of Premiership action, there are just three games remaining until we find out who will be crowned champions for the 2016/2017 season.  The Premiership semi-finals take place this weekend and we are set for some mouth-watering action as Exeter Chiefs host recently crowned European Champions, Saracens, while Wasps host Leicester Tigers at the Ricoh …

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Leicester Tigers Star On The Verge Of Joining Stade Francais

Telusa Veainu

It’s fair to say that the Leicester Tigers have not enjoyed the best start to the season. After adding Matt Toomua and JP Pietersen to his squad last summer, there was a great deal expected of Richard Cockerill’s side this season. However, the Tigers have failed to find any consistency, while injury has robbed them of Toomua and Manu Tuilagi. If that wasn’t …

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Match Preview: England V South Africa

Eddie Jones’ England go in search of their first win over the Springboks, and the country’s first victory against South Africa since almost a decade ago. On the other side of this fascinating contest, the men in green are hoping to put their so-far poor 2016 behind them with a galvanising performance at Twickenham. Coach Allister Coetzee has made ten …

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Matt Toomua Ruled Out For Six Months After Suffering Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 - European Rugby Champions Cup

Leicester Tigers have been hit with yet more injury trouble. This last last year Leicester Tigers fans were drooling over the prospect of watching Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua link up in midfield this season. The Australian international had just come off the back of Australia’s World Cup campaign and was an important member of their Rugby Championship winning squad last season. Consequently, …

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George Ford Rumoured To Be Joining Premiership Rivals

Bath Rugby v London Welsh - Aviva Premiership

George Ford could leave Bath at the end of the season. When Bruce Craig took the decision to sack Mike Ford toward the end of last season, rumours surrounding the future of George circulated freely. The Bath Chronicle fuelled such speculation, stating that George Ford had signed a new contract last December on the understanding that his father would remain in …

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Andy Goode Column: Richard Cockerill Will Only Come Under Pressure If The Tigers Don’t Qualify For The Premiership Semi Finals

Wasps v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Although Saracens have replaced the Leicester Tigers as the Premiership’s dominant side, make no mistake about it, my old team remain box office and will maintain their place among England’s elite clubs in the future. Richard Cockerill has assembled a squad filled with attacking intent, and with Aaron Mauger now calling the shots as head coach, the Tigers are playing …

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Preview: The Top 5 Battles To Watch In The Aviva Premiership This Weekend

Aviva Premiership Round 2 pairs together last season’s best four teams in a compelling set of fixtures. How will champions Saracens fare at Sandy Park and will Leicester Tigers’ pack prove too strong for Wasps? Here are the top five battles to watch from these two crucial Premiership matches. They’re going to be close… _____ Leicester Tigers v Wasps (Saturday) …

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Aviva Premiership Team Of The Week- Round One

Saracens v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

The Aviva Premiership has begun! It’s been an enthralling, fanatic and energetic start to the 2016/17 season. Saracens carried on their dominance over English rugby with the largest win of the weekend against Worcester Warriors. Leicester Tigers produced a record breaking comeback against Gloucester to come out on top at Kingsholm. Meanwhile in Newcastle, the Falcons managed to pick up …

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Concussion Rules Pat Lambie Out Of Springboks Squad

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Pat Lambie of South Africa makes a point during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The concussion sustained by Durban Sharks out-half Pat Lambie during South Africa’s first test with Ireland last June has prevented a return to action for the 25-year. Having been ruled ineligible for the Sharks playoff run-in for Super Rugby’s culmination after failing to make the minimum required appearances for the season, Lambie’s injury and subsequent inactivity have resulted in his …

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Opinion: Springboks’ Transformation Cannot Happen Artificially

In a country where national identity and issues of race and racial equality constantly permeate everyday life, South Africa’s sporting institutions are a fascinating reflection of the nation’s insecurities. Successive South African governments have been constantly pushing a ‘transformation’ agenda, or forcing through fundamental changes in the ethnic make-up of Springboks players, Springbok coaches and administrative staff. Of course, in …

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Could This European Based Springbok XV Beat South Africa?

South Africa v Samoa - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

South Africa are losing an increasing number of players to European clubs. Over the past few of seasons, the number of southern hemisphere players signing for European clubs has accelerated massively. Bumper TV deals have allowed clubs from the Top 14 and Premiership pilfer some the game’s biggest names by offering salaries that are simply too good to turn down. …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Leicester Tigers

Richard Cockerill’s coaching involvement at Leicester stretches back to 2005 and he has been at the heart of Leicester’s successes since, but has also overseen many disappointments at the last couple of hurdles as well during many of those years. With former All Black Aaron Mauger coming on board as head coach there has been a change in playing direction …

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Opinion: Springboks’ Form A Massive Concern Ahead Of Rugby Championship

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 18: Lionel Mapoe of the Springboks and coach Allister Coetzee celebrate after the 2nd Castle Lager Incoming Series Test match between South Africa and Ireland at Emirates Airline Park on June 18, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Allister Coetzee is only a few weeks into his new role as head coach of the Springboks but he’ll be wishing for more hours in the days ahead to allow him get South Africa up to speed for the Rugby Championship, following his team’s unconvincing series win over Ireland this month. Speaking frankly, Ireland’s injury list prior to their tour was catastrophic and therefore any …

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