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EPCR: Premiership Ruling Will Not Affect Saracens European Standing


The EPCR, the governing body of European club rugby, have confirmed that today’s decision by Premiership Rugby to hit Saracens with a strong penalty will not affect the club’s European standing.  The Heineken Champions Cup champions received a 35-point deduction as well as £5.36 million fine for breaching the Premiership Rugby Salary Cap. Following a nine-month investigation, Premiership Rugby this …

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Tom Curry Commits Future To Sale Sharks

Tom Curry

England flanker Tom Curry has re-signed with Premiership side Sale Sharks, handing the club a further boost days after South African star Faf de Klerk extended his stay. The 20-year-old Curry — capped five times since making his debut under Eddie Jones in Argentina in 2017 — signed an extension to his present contract that takes him up to 2023. …

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Harlequins Issue Ward With One-Game Ban For Stamping

Harlequins have given Dave Ward a one-game ban for stamping but cleared the hooker of spitting at an opponent, the London club announced Sunday. The incident that led to Ward’s suspension took place in the 11th minute of Quins’ 20-13 English Premiership win over Wasps on Saturday. Ward appeared to spit in the direction of Thomas Young before stepping on …

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Exeter End Saracens’ Unbeaten Run In Style To Top English Premiership

Exeter ended Saracens’ 22-game unbeaten record with an emphatic 31-13 win as they regained top spot in the English Premiership on Saturday. The bonus-point victory lifted them three clear of their opponents, who were last defeated by European Champions Cup opponents Leinster on April 1. It was also Saracens’ first Premiership reversal for more than nine months, when Exeter beat …

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Bristol Bears Join The Trend, Name Eight ‘Impact Players’ In Squad

Bristol Bears have announced the 23-man squad they’re going with for their Premiership opener against Bath tomorrow and the biggest eye-catcher has nothing to do with the players selected. After the rather bizarre trend that seen several high-profile clubs rename the various roles that make up their match-day squad, Bristol Bears have managed to come through with a 23-man squad …

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Ashton Could Face Ban Following Pre-Season Punch-Up

England and Sale winger Chris Ashton could be facing a lengthy ban after punching Castres’ Rory Kockott in a pre-season friendly. Ashton saw red for the incident which took place in the early stages of the second half of Sale’s 20-17 victory over the French side on Friday. Kockott was also sent off for his involvement by referee Romain Poite who is …

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Gallagher Premiership Table Predictions: The Battle for Survival

In 11 days, the Gallagher Premiership season will begin as the newly promoted and newly named Bristol Bears host Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate. In a series of three articles, Pundit Arena will be analysing the twelve teams in the League and order them based on where we believe they’ll finish. We start with the four bottom teams and given …

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Bath sign South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from the Lions

English Premiership side Bath have signed South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from Super Rugby finalists the Lions. The 31-year-old started the Super Rugby final in Christchurch on Saturday, when the Lions suffered a 37-18 defeat to the Crusaders. Van Rooyen has made more than 60 appearances for the Johannesburg-based Lions, making his debut four years ago. He will enhance …

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Chris Ashton Has Returned To The Premiership With Sale Sharks

TOULON, FRANCE - DECEMBER 09: Chris Ashton of Toulon looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between RC Toulon and Bath Rugby at Stade Felix Mayol on December 9, 2017 in Toulon, . (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chris Ashton’s return to the Premiership is official, with confirmation that he has joined Sale Sharks. Sale announced the news on Tuesday evening, with Ashton returning to his homeland after spending one season in the Top 14 with Toulon. Welcome to the #SharksFamily @ChrisAshton1! ? Read more here ?https://t.co/Q2vONXZLZP pic.twitter.com/AEDMPm90nL — Sale Sharks? (@SaleSharksRugby) July 3, 2018 The Times have reported …

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