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Wasps Sign South African International Centre Juan De Jongh

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Fresh from their Premiership final defeat, Wasps are not sitting back and admiring a season of progress. The Coventry-based side endured an ultimately disappointing year that promised so much, exiting the European Cup at the hands of Leinster at the quarter-final stage, and they were beaten by Exeter in the Premiership final after extra time. This week, Dai Young’s side …

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The Enthralled Reaction To An Absorbing Premiership Final

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Jack Nowell of Exeter Chiefs is tackled by Willie Le Roux of Wasps during the Aviva Premiership Final between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Seven years after being promoted to the Premiership, Exeter Chiefs have made history by beating Wasps in the final at Twickenham after extra-time.  The Chiefs made it to the final the hard way, going on a remarkable undefeated run, before denying Saracens at the death in last week’s semi-final. Meanwhile, Wasps powered past Leicester Tigers to ensure a place in …

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Why You Must Watch England V Barbarians

Eddie Jones’ young England side take on the world famous Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday, but despite it being a non-cap affair this match could well prove pivotal to the country’s rugby future. The end-of-season matches between the men in white and the invitational Baa Baas can often be viewed as a bit of a damp squib before the Test squad …

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London Irish Are Back In The Bigtime And There Is Widespread Joy

READING, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: The London Irish side celebrate with the trophy during the Greene King IPA Championship Final Second Leg match between London Irish and Yorkshire Carnegie at the Madejski Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Reading, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Following a year in the Championship, London Irish are back in the big time. After their relegation from the Premiership 12 months ago, the Exiles were widely expected to bounce back. The Reading-based side sealed their promotion tonight with a thrilling victory over Yorkshire Carnegie on a scoreline of 55-48. FT London Irish 55-48 Yorkshire. We’re back in the Premiership! …

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England’s James Haskell Makes Brutally Honest Admission Regarding His Lions Omission

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: James Haskell looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on March 14, 2017 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England flanker James Haskell has admitted that he didn’t deserve a place in Warren Gatland’s Lions squad. The Wasps player will instead be part of Eddie Jones’ England squad, along with Dylan Hartley, for this summer’s tour of Argentina while the Lions are in New Zealand, but speaking to the Times, Haskell is staying philosophical on the omission: “The Lions …

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Saracens Unveil Stadium Renovation Plans That Reflect Their Ambition

DUBLIN, IRELAND - APRIL 22: Chris Wyles (C), who scored the Saracens second try celebrates with Marcelo Bosch (L) after their victory during the European Rugby Champions Cup semi final match between Munster and Saracens at the Aviva Stadium on April 22, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Fresh from reaching their second Champions Cup final in a row, Saracens are aiming to take their dominance to another level. The Premiership side have announced that planning permission has been granted to increase the capacity of Allianz Park, from 10,000 to 10,500 through a com[lete renovation of the West stand. Additionally, permission has also been granted to increase capacity …

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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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Kurtley Beale Signs Two-Year Deal To Return To Australia

BATH, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Kurtley Beale of Wasps issues instructions during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Wasps at the Recreation Ground on March 4, 2017 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Just 24 hours after Wasps confirmed that Kurtley Beale would be leaving the club at the end of the season, the 28-year-old has already lined up a club for next season. The back has signed a two-year deal to return to Waratahs, less than a year after leaving them to join the Premiership side. The Super Rugby side confirmed the …

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