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Grimsby’s Elliot Whitehouse Handed Six-Game Ban For Abusing Irish Midfielder

Grimsby Town’s Elliot Whitehouse has been given a six-game ban as well as a £2000 fine for using abusive language towards Irish midfielder Alan McCormack. The FA charged Whitehouse following Grimsby’s League Two clash with Northampton on 23 November 2019, in which it was alleged that the midfielder referred to Dublin-born McCormack as a ‘pikey.’ According to the FA’s report …

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Saints Stun English Premiership Leaders Exeter

Northampton produced one of the upsets of the English Premiership season to beat league leaders Exeter 31-28 at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday. Wales international Dan Biggar scored 16 points for the Saints, including a try, penalty and four conversions, with South Africa’s Cobus Reinach, Fraser Dingwall and Piers Francis also crossing for the home side as Northampton secured a bonus …

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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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England Watch: Who Might Make It Onto The Argentina Tour?

Although much of the media focus over the next few months will be on the Lions tour to New Zealand, Eddie Jones will be taking his England charges out to Argentina for a two test series that promises to be truly competitive. England could be missing as many as 15 or more senior players from their squad, meaning Jones will …

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England Watch: Which Players Are Pushing For International Honours?

After last weekend’s round of the Aviva Premiership, a number of up-and-coming and fringe England-qualified players made their mark in the latest series of exciting matches in the country’s top domestic competition. We take a look at the individuals giving Eddie Jones and the rest of his coaching team something to think about. Top EQP Tacklers Exeter Chiefs’ 34-15 triumph …

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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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Tangled Up In Red: The Bizarre Case Of England’s Dylan Hartley

For any supporter of the men in white, England captain Dylan Hartley is a bittersweet curate’s egg: simultaneously a wonderful leader and a dreadful liability. After a brilliant year captaining his country, England leader Dylan Hartley decided to cap it all off with a red card off the bench for his club Northampton against Leinster in the Champions Cup. It …

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Twitter Reaction To Dylan Hartley Ban

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 3, Franklin's Gardens, Northampton, England 9/12/2016 Northampton Saints vs Leinster Referee Jérôme Garcès red card Dylan Hartley of Northampton Saints

England hooker Dylan Hartley was handed a six week suspension by a disciplinary committee in London today. Hartley was cited under Law 10.4 (a) after being red carded for a swinging arm on Leinster’s Sean O’Brien’s during the second-half of Northampton’s Champions Cup home defeat to Leinster last Friday. Hartley was originally given a mid-range sanction of five weeks, which was then extended to …

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Mark McCall Blasts RFU For Giving Premiership Clubs ‘Ludicrous’ Disadvantage In The Champions Cup

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on October 29, 2016 in Barnet, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall has hit out at the RFU for giving Premiership clubs a disadvantage for this weekend’s round of European Champions Cup fixtures. England faced Australia on December 3, a full week after the rest of the Northern Hemisphere teams finished their schedules. This meant that the Premiership clubs only had one week with their England …

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