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Yet Another Club Has Closed The Door To Signing Leigh Halfpenny

LEDBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Leigh Halfpenny, a Land Rover ambassador, looks on during a day of off road driving with Land Rover at Eastnor Castle on May 3, 2017 in Ledbury, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Land Rover)

Welsh international Leigh Halfpenny is finding that his options are narrowing fast after another club has walked away from the table. A move to Cardiff Blues earlier on in the year fell through due to a disagreement over the length of contract, while his last club Toulon ultimately rescinded their previous offer of a new deal. Subsequently, reports suggested that …

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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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Wasps and Exeter Chiefs Have Announced Their Teams And We Are Set For A Cracking Game

The latest forecast for Twickenham on Saturday afternoon is blue skies, sunny conditions and a scorching 28°C. It’s fitting that two of the most exciting teams in the Premiership will be contesting the competition’s final in conditions that will benefit running rugby.  It also helps that the game is incredibly difficult to call. The Chiefs have been playing some scintillating …

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Jimmy Gopperth Named Aviva Premiership Player of the Season

Wasps v Exeter Chiefs - Aviva Premiership

Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth has completed an incredible hat-trick of rugby awards as he was named Aviva Premiership Player of the Season at the annual awards in London. Gopperth had already won his club’s Player of the Season title before lifting the Rugby Players’ Association gong prior to this evening. The Kiwi born fly-half helped Wasps climb to first place in …

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Exeter Chiefs Seem To Be Okay With Wasps’ Advantage At The Weekend

It was an exciting final round of Premiership action on Saturday with many sides having plenty to play for as all the games kicked off simultaneously at 16:00. Home semi-final advantage, playoff positions, Champions Cup Qualification – there was no shortage of motivation for the various teams.  The purpose of the simultaneous kick-off times is of course to generate more …

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