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Chiefs Stars Prove Why Wade Deserves Another Chance

Worcester Warriors v Wasps - Aviva Premiership

Those who have watched the Chiefs march to the top of the Super Rugby standings this season will have been riveted by the play of James Lowe and Damien McKenzie. Giants these guys certainly are not; Lowe is the taller and heavier of the pair by some way at a shade over 6ft 1 and weighing 15 stone. McKenzie’s recorded …

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Short List For European Player Of The Year Announced

Saracens v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

European rugby chiefs have unveiled the short list for the player of the year award. With the season coming to a close, organisers of the European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cups, European Professional Club Rugby, have unveiled the nominees for the player of the year award. Like many of these prizes, the player of the year award is voted for …

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Opinion: Super Rugby? No Thanks, I’ll Stick To The Premiership

Super Rugby Rd 6 - Blues v Jaguares

With last year’s World Cup being dominated by the southern hemisphere teams, the old accusations of a disparity in class and talent were levelled at European domestic rugby in comparison to the Super Rugby competition. However, the past few weeks have shown English rugby is far from the dire straits it has been painted in previously. The sun is finally …

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Opinion: The Great Rugby Struggle Of Birmingham

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: The Aviva Premiership Trophy is displayed before the Aviva Premiership Final between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Twickenham Stadium on May 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Birmingham, England’s second city, is constantly growing and improving, and home to a world class test cricket ground and three top football clubs. However the city’s biggest rugby side Moseley are bottom of the Championship table and were relegated today. Back in the halcyon days of amateur rugby, Moseley was one of Britain’s great clubs. The club acquired freehold rights to its old …

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Watch Each Of Christian Wade’s Six Tries Against The Worcester Warriors

Christian Wade scored an incredible six tries against the Worcester Warriors. Although many commentators have argued for the inclusion of Christian Wade in England’s starting XV, others have questioned the defensive capabilities of the winger. However what is not in doubt is Wade’s ability to finish off opportunities when presented with them. Indeed, Wade uses what some see as his weakness …

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Three Small Stars Making It Big In Modern Rugby

As rugby players become bigger and bigger, a few small stars are bucking the trend and proving that ‘a good little’un can beat a good big’un’. Hefin Jones takes a look at three little guys making it big in the modern game; 1.Christian Wade: Lightning quick and a natural born try scorer, the Wasps flyer is one of English rugby’s …

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England Attempt To Poach Talented Welsh Flanker From Under Warren Gatland’s Nose

England v Wales - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

England have made two attempts to land the inform Welsh flanker. In the aftermath of Wasps’ victory over Exeter last weekend, fans and commentators alike lavished praise on flanker, Thomas Young. Indeed, such has been the form of Dai Young’s son this season, according to Wales Online, England have made two separate enquires about the availability of the openside. However, despite …

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New Salary Cap Changes Could Create Two-Tier Premiership

during the Aviva Premiership Final between Bath Rugby and Saracens at Twickenham Stadium on May 30, 2015 in London, England

As initial details of the new EPS agreement started to come through last night, fans began to speculate on how any changes to this and the Premiership’s salary cap would change the dynamic between club and country. However, with the changes for next season it could effectively create a two-tier Premiership. The salary cap was brought in by Premiership Rugby …

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Twitter Reacts To Wasps’ Last Minute Win Over Exeter Chiefs

Wasps v Exeter Chiefs - European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Final

Wasps qualified for the Champions Cup semi finals after a last gasp 25-24 win over Exeter Chiefs. Just as it seemed that the Exeter Chiefs were going to hold on and claim a spot in the European Rugby Champions Cup semi finals, they were denied by Jimmy Gopperth’s last gasp conversion. Gopperth was given the opportunity to win the game …

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List Of Confirmed Premiership Signings For The 2016/17 Season

Premiership sides have been very active in the transfer market. When Premiership Rugby announced that they had signed a lucrative broadcast agreement with BT Sports, fans began to expect a significant number of signings. Although Wasps missed out on David Pocock, they have not been disappointed, with the likes of Matt Toomua, Schalk Burger, Ben Te’o, Taulupe Faletau and Louis Picamoles all agreeing …

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Former England Prospect Joins US PRO Rugby

READING, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Dominic Waldouck of London Irish hands off the tackle of Julien Heriteau of Agen during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between London Irish and Agen at Madejski Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

After San Francisco announced the signing of former All Blacks legend Mils Muliaina, new US PRO Rugby side Ohio have made a shrewd move by acquiring former Wasps, Northampton and London Irish centre Dom Waldouck. Originally touted as a future England international, Waldouck first burst onto the scene with Wasps and was part of the Heineken Cup-winning squad of 2007, the …

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Watch: Why England Centre Henry Slade Is Creating So Much Hype

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Henry Slade of England runs with the ball during the Rugby Union International match between England and the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on May 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With promising young English centre Henry Slade ruled out of the Six Nations in its entirety, Eddie Jones relied on fly-half Owen Farrell to fill the gap at 12, with Bath’s Ollie Devoto and Wasps’ Elliot Daly covering from the bench. However, Exeter’s tyro is back from injury and ready to show what he can offer the national side once …

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Second Row Linked With Wasps Exit

Wasps v Bath Rugby - Aviva Premiership

Wasps could be on the verge of losing one their locks. Although it has been rumoured for a number of weeks, it now looks as if Bradley Davies will join the Ospreys this summer. While a deal has not yet been done, Wales Online have reported that talks are at an advanced stage. The Welsh news site understand that the …

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George Smith Set To Depart Wasps For Japan

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: George Smith of Wasps looks for a way past Sean Cronin of Leinster Rugby during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Wasps and Leinster Rugby at Ricoh Arena on January 23, 2016 in Coventry, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Dai Young, coach of Wasps, announced the departure of Australian flanker George Smith. Smith had been instrumental in a revitalised Wasps outfit and has thoroughly improved the skills of his teammates, especially at the breakdown while their ball handling has improved as well. The 35-year-old openside flanker, who gave England helpful and much needed breakdown coaching during the RBS Six …

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