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Manu Tuilagi Turns Down Big Money Move To Racing 92

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England international, Manu Tuilagi has rejected an offer from French rugby powerhouse, Racing 92 in favour of signing a new deal with Leicester Tigers. The robust centre had been to France to discuss terms with the Parisians but has since decided to stay loyal to the club with whom he has spent his entire career. The 27-year-old said on Leicester’s …

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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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Premiership Chief Plays Down Takeover Talk

Premiership chairman Ian Ritchie says allowing a takeover of English rugby’s top tier is “not the preferred option”, but he admitted the cash-strapped league is looking for investment. Former Formula One owners CVC Capital Partners are believed to have expressed interest in buying a £275 million ($352 million, 309 million euros) controlling stake in the Premiership. England’s leading clubs are …

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Northampton Saints Appoint Alan Gaffney As Interim Technical Coaching Consultant

While the search for a long-term replacement for former director of rugby Jim Mallinder continues, Northampton Saints have appointed veteran Australian coach Alan Gaffney as an interim technical coaching consultant. The vastly experienced Gaffney, who has most recently worked as the National Elite Programmes Coach with Rugby Australia, has prior experience coaching in the English Premiership having served as the …

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Tommy Bell Heaps Praise On London Irish ‘Icon’ Topsy Ojo Following Opening Day Win

The Aviva Premiership came back with a bang on Friday night as defending champions Exeter Chiefs were stunned by a dramatic Jason Woodward try as Gloucester scored an unlikely win. Then on Saturday, we had the London Double Header in Twickenham as Saracens and new-boys London Irish took maximum points from the games against Northampton and Harlequins respectively. Irish had …

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Sale Sharks’ De Klerk Signing May Not Be A Done Deal After All

As the domestic rugby calendar winds down in the northern hemisphere, Aviva Premiership side Sale Sharks are planning for next season by announcing the signing of Springbok scrum-half Faf De Klerk. On Monday it was announced by Sale Sharks that the Aviva Premiership club had secured the services of the highly rated De Klerk from the Golden Lions on a three-year deal. …

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Former Scotland Captain Kelly Brown Announces Retirement

BARNET, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Saracens' Kelly Brown looks to break through the Leicester defensive line during the Anglo-Welsh Cup Semi Final between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on March 11, 2017 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Former Scotland captain and Saracens veteran Kelly Brown has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the season. The 34-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to break the news. He penned a heartfelt tribute to all those who helped him during his career and revealed he’ll take up a role in the Saracens academy next season. …

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Sergio Parisse Could Be On His Way To The Premiership [Report]

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Italy and Stade Francais captain Sergio Parisse, even at 33, remains one of the most powerful and effective back row forwards in the northern hemisphere. With Stade in disarray, both on the pitch and off, the number eight may look to leave the club he’s been with since 2005 and The Rugby Paper is reporting that Gloucester are now seriously interested …

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An Analysis Of England’s Five Best Fullback Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Alex Goode of England dives to score his team's sixth try during the Old Mutual Wealth series match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on November 19, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Fullback is one of the most contested positions in the England set-up at the moment, with head coach Eddie Jones having many different and brilliant options to fill the 15 jersey. Here we take a look at the five main contenders: _________ 5. Mike Brown Over the last few years, Mike Brown has been the go-to man at the back, but …

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