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Star Studded Bristol Imports Heading For The Championship

European Rugby Champions Round 6, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 21/1/2017 Ulster vs Bordeaux-Begles Bordeaux-Begles' Ian Madigan

Bristol have had a terrible season and after their heavy 32-14 loss to Gloucester on Friday night they look condemned to the Championship. Despite the awful form, they have not struggled in attracting some star names to join the ranks at Ashton Gate including current Connacht coach Pat Lam. All Black Steven Luatua is one such name, the blindside flanker …

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EPCR Unveil Full List Of Nominees For ‘Player Of The Year’

With the finale weekend of the Six Nations behind us, attention now moves sharply back to the club game. Close on the horizon is Rugby Champions Cup action. Furthermore, the quarter-finals this year have thrown up some mammoth ties involving Europe’s rugby elite. To whet our appetite for the knockout stages, the EPCR have been drip feeding the public their nominees …

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England Watch: Which Players Are Pushing For International Honours?

After last weekend’s round of the Aviva Premiership, a number of up-and-coming and fringe England-qualified players made their mark in the latest series of exciting matches in the country’s top domestic competition. We take a look at the individuals giving Eddie Jones and the rest of his coaching team something to think about. Top EQP Tacklers Exeter Chiefs’ 34-15 triumph …

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Kurtley Beale Signs Two-Year Deal To Return To Australia

BATH, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Kurtley Beale of Wasps issues instructions during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Wasps at the Recreation Ground on March 4, 2017 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Just 24 hours after Wasps confirmed that Kurtley Beale would be leaving the club at the end of the season, the 28-year-old has already lined up a club for next season. The back has signed a two-year deal to return to Waratahs, less than a year after leaving them to join the Premiership side. The Super Rugby side confirmed the …

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Kurtley Beale Set To Leave Wasps At The End Of The Season

Wasps v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Wasps have this afternoon confirmed that Kurtley Beale will leave the club at the end of the season and return to Australia. Despite only joining the Premiership club last summer, there has been constant speculation hanging over his future, with Fox Sports hinting at his departure as early as last September. In February, ESPN then reported that Michael Cheika was preparing the ground …

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England Watch: Which Players Are Pushing For International Honours?

After another exciting round of Premiership action, we pick out the best England-qualified players from last weekend and look at the key stats across the six fixtures. Top EQP Tacklers Brad Barritt Saracens 23 Thomas Waldrom Exeter 21 Dom Barrow Leicester 19 Elliot Stooke Bath 19 Ross Batty Bath 18 Premiership champions Saracens put a disappointing few weeks behind them …

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Aviva Premiership: Race for the Top Four Gathers Pace

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Brad Barritt, the Saracens captain, raises the Aviva Premiership trophy after their victory during the Aviva Premiership final match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on May 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s Premiership has been rumbling on these last few weeks whilst people’s attention has been drawn to the international arena, it has got awful tight in the top half. Five teams look to be vying for a spot in May’s play-offs and a shot at lifting the trophy at the home of rugby. Wasps currently sit pretty, six points clear …

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Opinion: England’s North Can Be Ignored No Longer

Despite competing with rugby league and football for the attention of both fans and players, England’s north is a thriving hotbed of talent and potential, yet the ruthless spending power of wealthier clubs across the rest of the country is stunting the development of three of its best teams. Take Newcastle Falcons. In a city completely dominated by football, director …

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Mohed Altrad Blocked From Becoming Gloucester Majority Shareholder

Montpellier's President Mohed Altrad (C) looks on prior to the European Rugby Union Cup match between Castres and Montpellier on December 18, 2016 at the Pierre-Antoine Stadium in Castres's southern France. / AFP / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian-born billionaire Mohed Altrad will not become the majority shareholder at Gloucester Rugby, reports Gloucestershire Live. The current owner of Montpellier Herault in the Top 14 has been trying since November to acquire 54 per cent of the club’s shares, but has been told he cannot do this by the European Professional Club Rugby (EPRC) board. The rules state clearly that …

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Bath Line Up Sensational Move For Wasps’ Kurtley Beale [Report]

Wasps v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Although he may have signed a two-year deal, Kurtley Beale seems to be flirting with the idea of leaving Wasps at the end of the season. Last September Fox Sports revealed the Waratahs were holding out hope that Beale would take advantage of a clause in his Wasps contract allowing him leave the Premiership club after just a single season. Although the report …

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Kurtley Beale On The Verge Of Dramatic Wasps Exit

Having only signed for Wasps in a massive deal last summer, it now looks as if Kurtley Beale may be heading back to Australia. Since moving to the Premiership last May, Kurtley Beale has spent the majority of the season out with injury and only made his debut for Wasps shortly before the New Year. However, it now looks as …

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Opinion: Why Eddie Jones’ England Can’t Stop Making Sense

Although England coach Eddie Jones sprung a couple of surprises in his selection for the game against France in the opening weekend of this year’s Six Nations, his selections almost always seem to work and ultimately, this team is the perfect fit to face the French today. Jones’ consistency in his team picks mean the men in white now have …

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Times And Dates For Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Announced

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: A close-up of the European Rugby Champions Cup trophy and official ball during the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup Tournament Launch at The Twickenham Stoop on October 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

With the pool stages of the Champions Cup complete, focus now turns towards the Six Nations. However, for the eight teams left in the hunt for European glory, the quarter-finals are not too far away. Munster and Leinster secured home advantage for their ties against Toulouse and Wasps respectively. Meanwhile, Saracens will host Glasgow Warriors, with an all-French clash as …

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Champions Cup Power Rankings Ahead Of The Knockout Stages

The Champions Cup pool stages officially came to a close on Sunday. Four-time champions Toulouse fought off a late fightback from last season’s Pro 12 champions Connacht, while Wasps wrapped up a bonus point victory over a spirited Zebre. Toulouse and Wasps will now join Clermont, Saracens, Leinster, Munster, Glasgow and Toulon in the knockout stages as the competition intensifies ahead …

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