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Sale Sharks Sign Scotland International Flanker Josh Strauss

Sale Sharks EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Josh Strauss takes part in the captain's run prior to tomorrow's 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield on February 3, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks have signed Scotland international Josh Strauss from Glasgow Warriors. The BBC are reporting that the 30-year-old will join the Premiership outfit next season. Glasgow Warriors have elected not to extend Strauss’ contract ahead of next year, with with a host of Premiership and Top 14 clubs reportedly interested in the back row, who can play both flanker and …

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Ian Madigan Heading For Premiership Side When He Leaves Bordeaux [Report]

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016 3rd Test Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth 25/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Ian Madigan

It has been widely reported that Bordeaux Bégles outhalf Ian Madigan is looking to leave the Top 14 side one year before his contract is due to expire. The former Leinster number ten made the move to France last year due to strong competition from international teammate Johnny Sexton, but has been encountering similar problems at the Stade Chaban-Delmas with Lionel Beauxis. …

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Sale Sharks Sack Player After Team Leak Allegations

Sale Sharks have today announced that winger Tom Arscott has had his contract terminated with the club. The statement released on behalf of the club reads: “Sale Sharks have today terminated the contract of Tom Arscott with immediate effect following a disciplinary investigation and hearing. No further comment will be made in accordance with the club’s disciplinary procedure.” It is …

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Premiership: Three Signings That Could Happen In January

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 26: Finn Russell of Glasgow kicks a conversion during the Guinness Pro 12 match between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors at Murrayfield Stadium on December 26, 2016 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We have already seen three very big Premiership transfers at this early stage in January. Saracens secured a move for Liam Williams, Sam Underhill has joined Bath and, most recently, Matt Kvesic has secured a move to Exeter. Here are three more moves we could see materialise over the coming weeks. ________ Finn Russell (Glasgow to Bath) The Scotland fly-half, …

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Fans Rage As Bristol’s Tusi Pisi Red Carded For High Ball Challenge

Tusi Pisi red card

Protecting a player going up for a high ball has been a priority for rugby officials of late. However, many feel that the implementation of the rules has been far from satisfactory in recent times. Therefore, the red card to Tusi Pisi yesterday divided many watching Bristol’s clash with Worcester. The Samoan centre was going up for a high ball with …

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Do ‘Weakened’ Teams Damage The European Champions Cup?

With Northampton Saints facing the possibility of an EPCR investigation into the team they fielded against Leinster on Saturday evening, the issue of selecting perceived ‘weaker’ sides in Champions Cup fixtures has reared its head again, but is it right that teams should be forced to select their ‘best’ players? On the one hand for many outfits in the Champions …

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Chelsea Player Has The Greatest Individual Win Percentage In Premier League History

LONDON - DECEMBER 31: Arjen Robben of Chelsea celebrates scoring a goal during the Barclays Premiership match between Chelsea and Birmingham City at Stamford Bridge on December 31, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The Premier League has seen many dynasties come and go. Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have all had sustained periods in the sun, but which players have been most successful in the limelight? Typically when we think of such teams, the manager in question is first up for praise. Arsene Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ team is one example, Sir Alex Ferguson’s 26 …

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England Watch: All The Best Performers And Their Stats

Although Eddie Jones recently announced his 33 man squad to take on Australia in the final autumn test of the year, a number of EQPs have been in outstanding form in the Premiership. We take a look at the stats from last weekend’s round of Premiership rugby and unveil all the star performers. Top 5 EQP Tacklers Ben Curry Sale …

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Opinion: Time Is Running Out For Northampton’s Jim Mallinder

With Northampton Saints suffering a surprise 22-16 home loss to Newcastle Falcons after prop Kieran Brookes saw red just before half-time, whispers regarding director of rugby Jim Mallinder’s future are quickly building into audible mutterings. England prop Brookes used his shoulder to charge into hooker Scott Lawson and was promptly sent off. Mallinder himself offered no excuses for Brookes’ behaviour …

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Bath Sign Australia International Centre Ben Tapuai

Bath BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Ben Tapuai of the Wallabies is tackled during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Bath Rugby have signed Australia international centre Ben Tapuai from Western Force. The 27 year-old has amassed seven caps for the Wallabies, and will join up with the Premiership outfit in the coming weeks. Primarily an inside centre, Tapuai can also play at 13, and is an all-round footballer. Speaking to the Bath official website, he outlined his excitement at the …

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England Call Up Josh Beaumont

Sale Sharks’ number eight Josh Beaumont has been called up to the England squad as an injury replacement for Courtney Lawes, the RFU has announced. Lawes will remain with the squad over the next couple of weeks and will fly out to Portugal with the squad as part of their preparations. Beaumont himself will fly out to Portugal to join …

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