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England coach Eddie Jones and his methods still in favour with RFU

• Saturday’s defeat by Springboks makes it five in a row •Jones extended his £750k-a-year contract in January until 2021The Rugby Football Union has insisted it still has faith in Eddie Jones and has no plans to review his contract despite England’s sh…

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Eddie Jones labels Bath owner ‘Donald Trump of rugby’ in injuries feud

• Bruce Craig criticised Jones following Beno Obano’s injury • Jones: ‘We’ve got an owner who thinks he knows everything’Eddie Jones has labelled Bruce Craig the “Donald Trump of rugby” as England’s head coach escalated his feud with the Bath owner.Cra…

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Eddie Jones hits back at Bath owner over England injuries complaint

• Bruce Craig calls injuries during England camps ‘unacceptable’• ‘We prepare players for Test matches’ says a defiant JonesEddie Jones has ignited a club versus country row by telling the owner of Bath, Bruce Craig, that he is unqualified to criticise…

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Premiership 2017-18: team-by-team review of the rugby union season

Cool-headed Exeter shone without setting hearts racing, as Saracens and Wasps slipped while injuries dominatedFinal league position: 1st Continue reading…

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Charlie Ewels grounds Gloucester’s hopes and inspires Bath to easy win

• Gloucester 20-43 Bath• Gloucester’s play-off dream all but extinguishedKingsholm must wait longer for the credible team they used to know. If not now, when, they would have been within their rights to ask. All the stars seemed aligned for a tilt at t…

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Saracens in play-offs with win over Bath as Joseph suffers ankle injury

• Saracens 41-6 Bath• Jonathan Joseph’s England tour place in jeopardyAnother desperate afternoon for Bath, and not a great one for England with Jonathan Joseph hobbling off with an ankle injury that may jeopardise his place on the summer tour of South…

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No surprise as fallen giants Harlequins call time on John Kingston | Robert Kitson

It is three years since Quins, Northampton or Bath made the Premiership play-offs and anxiety is growing at these traditionally big clubsAt this stage of the domestic rugby season the table seldom lies. It is not enough simply to blame under-achievemen…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action

Ellis Genge impresses in the heat of battle, Saracens end tough week on a high and Marland Yarde spearheads Sale’s late pushLoosehead prop is not a problem position for England with Mako Vunipola backed up by Joe Marler, but Beno Obano and Ellis Genge …

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Sione Kalamafoni shows his class as Leicester launch comeback at Bath

• Bath 19-34 Leicester• Visitors overturn 13-10 deficit with dominant second-half showingThe clash of styles at Twickenham was won by the set-piece prowess of Leicester who used their overwhelming superiority up front to record their fifth league victo…

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Bath’s Tom Dunn: ‘I don’t look forward to passing or running. I look forward to hitting someone’

The man everyone at Bath names as the club’s toughest player hopes his uncomplicated, warrior-like approach can take him to the topAsk anyone at Bath to nominate the toughest member of their squad and they all say the same name. “I wouldn’t want to be …

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Jack Innard doubles up as Exeter beat Bath to reclaim Anglo-Welsh Cup

• Exeter run out 28-11 winners at Kingsholm• Chiefs bag title they first won in 2014Jack Innard scored two tries as Exeter regained the Anglo-Welsh Cup with a convincing 28-11 win in the final at Kingsholm.This was the fourth final the Chiefs had conte…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action

Bath are facing catastrophe, Ellis Genge offers grounds for English optimism and Josh McNally makes a poignant returnAnother home defeat in the Premiership for Bath, whose season is now in grave danger of unravelling. It may have taken a late Joe Simmo…

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Exeter Chiefs move 11 points clear at top of Premiership by beating Bath

• Joe and Sam Simmonds star for league leaders• Bath had looked likely to boost play-off chancesThe champions Exeter moved 11 points clear at the top of the Premiership after Joe Simmonds’ late penalty thwarted Bath 20-18.The young fly-half booted half…

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England’s Anthony Watson ruled out for the rest of the season

• Achilles injury ends campaign for Bath wing• Watson hurt during England’s defeat to IrelandThe England and Bath wing Anthony Watson has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an achilles injury.The 24-year-old was hurt during England’s NatWes…

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Dave Attwood: ‘If you’d asked me if I was going to Toulon I’d have laughed in your face’

The Bath second-row has been emotionally drained by a knee injury but hopes his loan move to France will provide a new lease of lifeDave Attwood felt like a fraud. He has given nearly seven years of service to Bath and is aware he was not thinking rati…

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Kyle Sinckler the bulldozer steps in to give Harlequins win over Bath

• Harlequins 20-5 Bath• England prop makes immediate impact on comeback from injuryKyle Sinckler sets about winning his England place back on Monday with a spring in his step after a timely reminder of his talents, coming off the bench and almost immed…

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Premiership roundup: Joe Simmonds keeps his nerve to send Exeter top

• Simmonds converts Thomas Waldrom’s last-gasp try for 31-30 win• Northampton had led after tries from Horne, Foden and MallinderJoe Simmonds converted Thomas Waldrom’s last-minute try to cap a dramatic comeback from Exeter, who rallied from 13 points …

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Saracens move to top as Liam Williams scores only try in win at Sale

• Sale 3-13 Saracens; Newcastle 29-12 Bath• Newcastle’s comfortable win over Bath completes doubleSale Sharks 3-13 SaracensSaracens moved to the top of the Aviva Premiership table following a 13-3 triumph over Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium. Sarrie…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s European action

Saracens became the only Premiership club to gain a European Champions Cup quarter-final place, Scarlets were the comeback kids and injuries made grim viewing for GatlandWasps must be kicking themselves for their late capitulation at Harlequins the pre…

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Scarlets turn back clock 13 years to Stephen Jones’ thrilling Paris dash | Paul Rees

Champions Cup victory over Bath brings back memories of Wales’ 2005 Grand Slam, plus Toulon president in hot waterWatching the velvet Scarlets reducing Bath to despair was to be transported back 13 years when Wales won the Grand Slam after ripping up t…