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Two Premiership Clubs Leading The Chase To Sign Aaron Cruden

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Aaron Cruden could be set for a spell in England. After falling behind the excellent Beauden Barrett in the All Black’s pecking order, Aaron Cruden is reportedly looking to leave New Zealand once his current contract expires next year. According to The Rugby Paper, Cruden’s representatives have begun the process of putting out feelers to a number of Premiership clubs. …

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Wasps Coach Dai Young Has Given An Update On Danny Cipriani’s Head Injury

Wasps head coach Dai Young has said that fly-half Danny Cipriani’s head injury “is nothing serious” following the playmaker’s departure from Wasps 20-15 win over the Northampton Saints on Saturday in Franklin’s Gardens. Cipriani was withdrawn early in the second half after colliding with Saints number 8 Louis Picamoles and did not return to the pitch as Jimmy Gopperth would move …

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Leicester Tigers Backrow In Line For Shock Inclusion In England Squad Following Jack Clifford’s Injury

Harlequins v Cardiff Blues - European Rugby Challenge Cup

The injuries sustained by Jack Clifford and James Haskell will test England’s depth. Although England might not yet be suffering from injury crisis ahead of the Autumn internationals, Eddie Jones will be testing the depth of talent at his disposal after Jack Clifford joined James Haskell on the treatment table. Since the Australian took over as England coach, more often …

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English Rugby: Who Would Win In A North Vs South Match?

BARNET, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Owen Farrell of Saracens passes the ball watched by Manu Tuilagi during the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Saracens and Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on May 21, 2016 in Barnet, England.

Australian rugby league has its fiercely competitive state of origin series and England cricket recently announced plans to host a north versus south fixture, so wouldn’t it be great if English rugby could devise a similar match to pit the best players in the country against one another? Despite the extreme improbability of the RFU agreeing to the best players in …

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Watch: Glorious Rugby Rule Technicality Ensures Danny Cipriani-Assisted Try

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There are several technicalities in the fine game that is rugby football. Quite frankly, we have nothing but respect and admiration for the referees in a situation where something irregular unfolds so quickly, and they have to react immediately to implement the correct law. That’s exactly what happened over the weekend as Wasps faced Bristol in the Premiership. Dany Cipriani spotted …

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Aviva Premiership: 5 Conclusions From A Massive Weekend Of Rugby

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Christian Wade of Wasps celebrates after scoring the first try of the match during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Wasps at Welford Road on September 10, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Football has long had its broadcaster-branded ‘Super Sunday’, but this really was ‘Super Weekend’ in rugby’s Aviva Premiership. Here are five conclusions to draw from the Round 2 action. _______ 1. Wasps Will Be Saracens’ Challengers This Year A first away win at Leicester Tigers, a side who made the semi-finals of the European Cup last season, was a superb …

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Ranking European Rugby’s Top 10 Clubs Right Now

With Europe’s top rugby leagues still only getting into gear after a long summer break, it’s a good time to rank the continent’s top ten clubs at present. There is Irish representation but our initial list is dominated by some massive English and French clubs. Quelle surprise! ______ 10. Leinster The last few years have been painful for the three-time European champions, …

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Kurtley Beale Could Be On The Verge Of A Dramatic Early Return To Australia

England v Australia - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

Kurtley Beale was one of Wasps’ high profile summer signings. When Wasps announced the signing of Kurtley Beale, fans of the Coventry based club salivated over the idea of seeing the Wallaby international line up alongside the likes of Danny Cipriani, Willie le Roux and Elliot Daly. However it now appears the Beale could be about to leave Wasps sooner than expected, after …

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Analysis: If ‘North’ England played ‘South’ England, Who Would Win?

Is there a North/South divide in English rugby? We split the Premiership clubs’ England-qualified player bases into two geographical halves to take a look at what English ‘North’ and ‘South’ teams might look like, with some interesting results. Please note that Midlands clubs have been divided up into either side depending on their geographical proximity to what are commonly known …

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Preview: The Top 5 Battles To Watch In The Aviva Premiership This Weekend

Aviva Premiership Round 2 pairs together last season’s best four teams in a compelling set of fixtures. How will champions Saracens fare at Sandy Park and will Leicester Tigers’ pack prove too strong for Wasps? Here are the top five battles to watch from these two crucial Premiership matches. They’re going to be close… _____ Leicester Tigers v Wasps (Saturday) …

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Polota-Nau Headlines Host Of Super Rugby Players Linked With A Move To The Premiership

Tatafu Polota-Nau of the Wallabies

Wallabies and NSW Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau headlines a host of Super Rugby players linked with a move to the Aviva Premiership with newly promoted Bristol reportedly interested in acquiring the 31-year-old forward. According to the Bristol Post, Polota-Nau has reportedly said his goodbyes to his Waratahs teammates, and is on the verge of signing for Andy Robinson’s side at the conclusion …

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Just The Stats: Aviva Premiership Week 1

We take a look at last weekend’s Premiership action and pick out the best and most interesting statistics from across all six games. Gloucester 31 – Leicester 38 Comeback kings: Leicester’s 38 – 31 victory over Gloucester after being down 31 – 7 with 30 minutes remaining is the biggest turnaround in the club’s 138-year history. Second half blues for …

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Aviva Premiership Team Of The Week- Round One

Saracens v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

The Aviva Premiership has begun! It’s been an enthralling, fanatic and energetic start to the 2016/17 season. Saracens carried on their dominance over English rugby with the largest win of the weekend against Worcester Warriors. Leicester Tigers produced a record breaking comeback against Gloucester to come out on top at Kingsholm. Meanwhile in Newcastle, the Falcons managed to pick up …

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Aviva Premiership 2015-2016: The Top Ten Of Everything – Part 2

In the first part of this article we looked at the Premiership’s top ten tacklers, offloaders and more in last season’s Aviva Premiership competition. Now we take a look at the turnover kings, the penalty machines, the best breakers and beyond. Top Ten Total Penalties Conceded Nic Schonert (Worcester)    33 Henry Thomas (Bath)        30 Jamie Gibson (Northampton)     29 …

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2015-2016 Premiership: The Top Ten Of Everything – Part 1

Want to know who the best tacklers were in the Premiership last season? Interested in finding out the players who won the most lineouts or made the most offloads? Need a little hand for your fantasy rugby teams this season? Then look no further than Pundit Arena’s Top Ten Of Everything for last season! Top Ten Tacklers Mark Wilson (Newcastle)   …

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Five England Players Who Have Massive Points To Prove This Season

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manu Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Competition for places in the England squad is intense. Although England fans did not know it at the time, this time last year Stuart Lancaster’s team were about to embark on a disastrous World Cup campaign. Fast forward twelve months, and England find themselves in a completely different place. Under the guidance of Eddie Jones, the Red Rose have claimed a Grand …

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