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Wales’ English-Based Stars Will Be Available For Australia Test

Wales LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Rob Howley, Attack Coach of Wales looks on prior to kickoff during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales’ English-based stars will be able to play against Australia in their opening autumn test on November 5 after Premiership Rugby generously agreed to release all of them for the match, according to Wales Online. This means that the likes of George North (if he recovers from a  hand injury), Jamie Roberts, Luke Charteris, Ross Moriarty and Tomas Francis will be …

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Top 5 Contenders To Replace Kruis Ahead Of England Vs South Africa

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: George Kruis of Saracens wins the line out ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Wasps at Allianz Park on October 9, 2016 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Injuries have not been kind to England in the build-up to this November Series, and this trend continued as it was announced on Friday that George Kruis would be having ankle surgery, ruling him out for “a number of weeks” according to his club, Saracens. Mark McCall, Saracens director of rugby, said: “After consultation with George and England we are …

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Opinion: This Is England, Eddie Jones

Everything seemed to be going so well for Eddie Jones and his England team, before the same old problems that have blighted English rugby for so long began to rear their ugly heads once more. The Red Rose has had plenty of new dawns in the last 13 years since the glorious times of 2003, but the golden aura that …

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Bath Confirm Two New Signings

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Robbie Fruean of Hawke's Bay tries to keep the ball in play during the round six Mitre 10 Cup match between the Hawke's Bay and Tasman at McLean Park on September 24, 2016 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

In a busy morning on the transfers front, Bath Rugby on Tuesday confirmed the signing of centre Robbie Fruean from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand and tighthead prop Shaun Knight on loan from Newport Gwent Dragons.  Fruean, who will join at the completion of the Mitre 10 Cup competition in New Zealand, is a strong ball carrier with a highlight reel …

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Mike Ford Set To Be Named Head Coach Of French Giants Next Week

BATH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Mike Ford, the Bath director of rugby, looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Bath and Leinster at the Recreation Ground on November 21, 2015 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ex-Bath director of rugby Mike Ford is about to be named as first team coach of French giants Toulon, according to the BBC. Ford, who spent three years at the Rec before being fired at the end of last season following Bath’s poor ninth place finish, is set to begin working with the Top 14 side on Monday. The ex-rugby league star …

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Saracens Winger Ashton Could Be Out For Months After Being Cited

BARNET, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Chris Ashton of Saracens runs with the ball 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)

Saracens and England winger Chris Ashton will appear before an RFU disciplinary panel on Tuesday in London having been charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship (law 10.4 (m)), according to Premiership Rugby’s official website.  Ashton, who has scored 19 tries in 39 appearances for his country, has been cited for allegedly biting Northampton prop Alex Waller twice during his team’s …

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Bath And Wales Star Could Be Out For Some Time Following Debut Injury

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Taulupe Faletau of Bath is helped from the pitch during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Bath at Franklin's Gardens on September 3, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Just twelve minutes into his competitive debut for Bath, Taulupe Faletau suffered an injury that could keep him out of the black, white and blue jersey for some time. Before the game fans from all over the country were licking their lips at the prospect of the battle between French number eight and pure powerhouse Louis Picamoles and the consistent, …

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Exclusive: England’s Stuart Lancaster – Revisiting A Legacy

Memory is a funny thing. When you think of New Zealand’s Graham Henry, you think of 2011 – not 2007. With Clive Woodward it is 2003, not 1999. Yet for former England head coach Stuart Lancaster he is seemingly always to be synonymous with 15 minutes of rugby in 2015, but not the three and half years preceding them. Exclusively …

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Premiership Rugby Chiefs Blast “Ludicrous” British And Irish Lions

The British and Irish Lions have come under significant pressure today. The British and Irish Lions have come under further scrutiny today, after Mark McCafferty took aim at organisers of the forthcoming tour of New Zealand. In an interview published in The Guardian, McCafferty claimed that neither Pro 12 or Premiership officials were contacted when the the 2017 tour schedule …

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By Numbers: Newcastle Falcons In The Premiership

Even though Newcastle won the first Premiership title of the professional era, they have since struggled to impose themselves as genuine title contenders in the league having never finished higher than sixth since 1998. We take a look at their statistical history in the Premiership. Team Records Biggest win: A 56 – 10 thrashing of Rotherham back on 9th November …

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Northampton Saints Sign Olympic Sevens Star

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Juan Pablo Estelles of Argentina in action during the Men's Pool A, Match 17 between Argentina and Brazil on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Northampton Saints have today announced the signing of Argentina Sevens star Juan Pablo Estelles. Transferring from Atletico del Rosario, the Olympian has a huge amount of experience under his belt having been capped by Argentina’s XVs side once before all the way back in 2008. He will arrive in the Aviva Premiership fresh from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro having been …

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Gloucester Rugby: A Club In Purgatory?

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Willi Heinz of Gloucester Rugby looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and London Irish at Kingsholm Stadium on January 2, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images).

Going into the Premiership Rugby’s 21st professional campaign, having been a member in the founding 1996/97 season, have Gloucester Rugby reached their potential or has the club simply become content in holding top flight status? Founded in 1873, Gloucester Rugby Club has been a true stayer as a club with prestige and respect within the rugby world. However, having never …

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Opinion: Why Blackadder Won’t Be A Quick Fix To Bath’s Problems

SUVA, FIJI - JULY 01: Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder before the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium on July 1, 2016 in Suva, Fiji. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Many Bath fans will have welcomed the appointment of Todd Blackadder from the Crusaders as director of rugby at the west country club after a lengthy and protracted selection process. Blackadder is a proven operator, having been in charge of the Super Rugby franchise since 2009, leading them to two finals in that time, albeit without winning either of them. …

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New England Agreement Means Sam Underhill Now ‘Ineligible’ For England Selection

There was significantly bad news for England fans on Monday evening as the new ‘progressive partnership’ between the RFU and the top English clubs means that Eddie Jones can no longer use the ‘exceptional circumstances’ clause to call up highly-rated openside Sam Underhill. According to The Telegraph, the two organisations have clarified exactly what is meant by ‘exceptional circumstances’ and that it …

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New Eight-Year England And Premiership Clubs ‘Progressive Partnership’ Agreed

English rugby’s governing body, the RFU, and Premiership Rugby – the umbrella organisation for top tier English clubs – have today unveiled a new eight-year agreement that will see the two organisations working closer than ever before. One of the major changes from the previous ‘long form agreements’ is that Premiership clubs will benefit from the successful financial performance of …

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Aviva Premiership 2016/17 Season Predictions – Part 1

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: The Aviva Premiership Trophy stands on a plinth before the Aviva Premiership final match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on May 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The 2016/17 Premiership season will see potentially the most competitive year of English domestic rugby ever. With Saracens trying to defend their crown for the third year in a row, and with other teams having a point to prove after poor campaigns last year, it will prove an intriguing battle over the next seven months. In part one of our …

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