Aviva Premiership

News, reports and interviews from the English Aviva Premiership

Bath reap benefits from Cheika snub with Ben Tapuai

Ben Tapuai admits leaving Australia left him “scared” but says a fresh start was necessary after being snubbed by Wallabies boss..

February 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Why Maxime Mermoz left French rugby behind

The sea, the sun, the trophies, Maxime Mermoz appeared to have it all. But underneath all that glitter it was a different story and he..

February 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

High hopes for Henry Trinder after years of injury hell 

Henry Trinder says he is physically and mentally ready to end 30 months of injury hell by delivering silverware for the Cherry &..

February 10, 2017

Mapletoft defends Quins model as Test call-ups bite

Mark Mapletoft insists Harlequins remain committed to developing England-qualified players despite claiming his side’s trophy chances..

February 9, 2017

Bath can beat odds like I did says Robbie Fruean

Having twice defied the medics by battling back from heart surgery, inspirational centre Robbie Fruean is determined to reinforce his..

February 2, 2017

Leicester are ‘suffering from loss of home stars’

Leicester stalwart Matt Smith fears the imperatives of winning are preventing Tigers from blooding academy stars and sticking with them...

January 26, 2017

Star names signing up to Joe Marchant’s fan club

Jamie Roberts is backing Harlequins starlet Joe Marchant to become the latest international centre sensation produced by England, who head..

January 20, 2017

Hard sanctions on high tackles will suit Louis Picamoles

Teimana Harrison believes the new hard line on high tackles will make Northampton powerhouse Louis Picamoles an even more dangerous ball..

January 20, 2017

Former Tiger Odogwu glad he jumped ship to Sharks 

When Paolo Odogwu scored for Sale against Leicester in October it was a moment of personal satisfaction for the 19-year-old speedster who..

January 19, 2017

Leicester urged to consider benefactor route

Leicester legend Louis Deacon claims his old club were wrong to sack Richard Cockerill and insists the Welford Road outfit must change..

January 18, 2017