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Gloucester Slam RFU For Singling Out Danny Cipriani

Gloucester Rugby have released a strongly worded statement in response to the news that the RFU have issued disciplinary proceedings against Danny Cipriani after the out-half pleaded guilty to common assault and resisting arrest.  The club believe that the RFU are singling out Cipriani because of the extensive media coverage over the last week and other external factors. Gloucester Statement:  …

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RFU Charge Danny Cipriani As England Star Issues Apology

The RFU have charged Danny Cipriani due to his conviction for common assault and resisting arrest at a Jersey nightclub during the week.  Cipriani was fined £2000 and paid £250 in compensation. The out-half, who was called up by Eddie Jones for the recent tour of South Africa, will now undergo disciplinary proceedings from the RFU as outlined in a statement …

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RFU Fire Warning To Premiership Clubs Over Skyrocketing Salaries

The RFU have issued a warning to Premiership clubs that the ever-increasing salaries for their players are unsustainable.  The salary cap for Premiership clubs currently stands at £7 million, this figure was established last season when the cap was increased by £500,000. A caveat of this salary cap was that clubs could sign two ‘marquee players’ who would not contribute to …

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RFU Tackle Height Law Trial Aims To Combat Concussion

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Ben Te'o of Worcester puts a high tackle in on Sam Simmonds of Exeter during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Exeter Chiefs at Sixways Stadium on September 15, 2017 in Worcester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The legal height of a rugby tackle will be lowered next season during a trial aimed at cutting down on concussion and other injuries, rugby bosses announced on Wednesday. The trial will take place in the 43-match Championship Cup competition, which is contested by clubs in English rugby’s second tier. The definition of a high tackle will be lowered from …

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NZRU Take A Pop At The RFU For Brad Shields Situation

There are no shortage of talking points from this morning’s England squad announcement.  Eddie Jones has named a 34-man squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa which will see England take on the Springboks in three Tests throughout June. Danny Cipriani has been included in the squad where he could make his first appearance in the famous white shirt since …

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Top Priced Tickets For England V All Blacks At Twickenham Will Be £195

The most expensive tickets for England’s much-anticipated clash with the All Blacks in November will be £195. The most expensive tickets at Twickenham during the Six Nations was £165 and RFU Chief Executive Steve Brown has defended the rise in price saying that the £195 figure is comparable to other top sporting events. Brown also says that the fixture between …

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Despite RFU Rest Agreeement, Saracens Pick Mako Vunipola To Start

Saracens have picked Mako Vunipola to start in this afternoon’s clash with Bath at Allianz Park despite their being an agreement between the RFU and Premiership clubs for mandatory rest periods. The agreement is such that if a player plays in all five Six Nations matches and those appearances account for 80% of total aggregated minutes, then that player should …

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RFU Back Eddie Jones After Disappointing Six Nations Campaign

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The real significance of England’s fifth-place finish in this year’s Six Nations won’t be known until we see the team perform over the summer and of course, in the November internationals when they will face the All Blacks at Twickenham. Is finishing second-from-bottom a true reflection of their current plight? Probably not, but what is obvious is that there are clear …

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RFU Admit Premiership Players Can Go Entire Season Without Being Tested

Doping in professional sport is forever under the microscope and rugby is no different.  The issue has been highlighted in Ireland recently after debate was opened up about Gerbrandt Grobler’s eligibility to play for Munster considering he was found guilty of doping in the past, despite serving his two-year ban from the sport. The RFU has released figures from the …

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Kyle Sinckler Receives Ban For Making Contact With Michael Paterson’s Eye

British and Irish Lions substitute Kyle Sinckler reacts after the third rugby union Test match between the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on July 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

The RFU Disciplinary Panel have on Tuesday evening decided on Harlequins tighthead prop Kyle Sinckler’s punishment after he was found to have made contact with the eye of Michael Paterson.  Facing Northampton Saints last weekend, the 24-year-old was adjudged to have come in contact with eye by the disciplinary panel despite the referee, Luke Pearce, only awarding a penalty following …

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