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Andrew Sheridan confirms retirement

As reveled on August 1, Andrew Sheridan today confirmed he has been forced to retire from professional rugby on medical ground. The former Lions and England prop suffered a neck injury last November and has failed to recover from it. Last month, French reports revealed he had broken his contract with Heineken Cup champions Toulon […]

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England U20s announce 2015 Six Nations venues

England U20s will kick off their home 2015 Six Nations campaign at Plymouth Albion RFC against Italy on February 13. The reigning World Champions then join forces with England Women to host Scotland in a double header at Darlington Mowden Park on March 13, before facing last year’s Grand Slam’s winners France at the Brighton […]

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Aviva Premiership round 4 highlights

London Welsh 10 Gloucester 46 Saracens 40 Sale Sharks 19 Northampton Saints 31 Bath 24 Leicester Tigers 19 London Irish 22 Wasps 35 Newcastle Falcons 18 Exeter Chiefs 36 Harlequins 13

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Exeter and Wasps claim Sunday wins

Exeter Chiefs claimed their first home win of the season beating Harlequins 36-13 at Sandy park yesterday. A convincing first-half from the Devon side saw Thomas Waldrom score an opportunist try while 14 points from the boot of Gareth Steenson and Henry Slade gave them a 19-6 lead at half-time. Fijian winger Aseli Tikoirotuma brought […]

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Doncaster and Cornish Pirates secure bonus-point win

Doncaster continued their good start to the season by claiming the derby against the Yorkshire Carnegie 32-23 at Headingley. A penalty try and the boot of Dougie Flockhart gave the Knights a slender 13-10 lead as Jon Clarke and David McIlwaine crossed for the Leeds outfit in response. Lee Imiolek put the home side a […]

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Ben Kay joins Leicester Tigers board of directors

Leicester Tigers today announced the addition of World Cup winner Ben Kay MBE to the club’s board of directors. After joining the club from Waterloo, Kay made 281 appearances in the Leicester second row between 1999 and his retirement in 2010, winning six league titles and back-to-back Heineken Cups. He also earned 62 caps for […]

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Versatile Henry Slade can take Toby Flood path to top

Exeter backs coach Ali Hepher believes Slade's ability to play anywhere in the backline can only enhance his Test prospects.

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Young Gun: Beno Obano – Bath prop

Beno Obano was a superstar on the school circuit in 2013 when his rampaging runs for Dulwich were feared all over the country. Linked with the Wasps academy, the young loosehead was set to take the Premiership by storm but a back injury brought him back earth. The 19-year-old spent the whole season nursing the […]

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Be a winner with our new fantasy rugby game

INTRODUCING our great new Fantasy Rugby game where you can have fun and win cash prizes. We’re asking you to pick teams rather than players and collect points on a weekly basis.

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Brendan Gallagher: One hundred years on…the Varsity heroes are honoured

It was a Cambridge man, and a half decent rugby player to boot, who famously mused that should he die there would be “some corner of a foreign field that is forever England”. Rupert Brooke spent a season partnering future England captain and legend Ronnie Poulton-Palmer in the centre in the Rugby School 1st XV […]

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