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Leaders Exeter punish errant Toby Flood to secure win at Newcastle

• Newcastle 17-24 Exeter • Matt Kvesic scores crucial try with Flood in sin binExeter Chiefs extended their unbeaten run to stay top of the Premiership with a hard-fought 24-17 win at Kingston Park.The Chiefs led 14-10 at half-time thanks to a Simmonds…

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

Exeter’s strength in depth shines through, Northampton loves Taqele Naiyaravoro, and Aled Brew ‘won’t be doing that again’ Related: Controversial Leicester red card spoils eight-try classic as Wasps prevail Continue reading…

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Alex Cuthbert’s first try helps Exeter overcome Sale for best start

• Exeter 35-18 Sale• Chiefs secure third straight try bonus-pointAlex Cuthbert’s first try for Exeter made sure of a third straight bonus-point victory in what is now the Chiefs’ best start to a Premiership season.Tom Lawday added a fifth score late on…

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

Dylan Hartley makes an impact, Brad Shields suffers injury blow and George Smith’s red card proves costly for BristolGeorge Smith’s red card against Saracens has split opinion. Bristol’s Pat Lamis among those to think a yellow card would have sufficed …

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Exeter’s Don Armand settles thriller against Wasps with last-gasp try

• Wasps 31-42 Exeter• In 10-try Premiership showpiece, Exeter have final wordIf the Premiership is to become a billion pound business, as its chief executive somewhat optimistically predicted earlier this week, a few more matches like this would not go…

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Exeter’s Don Armand settles thriller against Wasps with last-gasp try

• Wasps 31-42 Exeter• In 10-try Premiership showpiece, Exeter have final wordIf the Premiership is to become a billion pound business, as its chief executive somewhat optimistically predicted earlier this week, a few more matches like this would not go…

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

New signings Danny Cipriani and Dan Biggar faced off, Will Skelton impressed for Saracens and Worcester ran Wasps closeThere are plenty of high-profile fixtures heading to Newcastle over the next 12 months, with the city to host this season’s European …

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Ruthless Exeter Chiefs turn on the power to give Leicester early shock

• Exeter 40-6 Leicester• Matt Kvesic outstanding for Devon sideIf Bristol were looking for an example of what passionate home support can do for a side emerging from the Championship they need look no further than 80 miles down the M5. It is some tribu…

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Ruthless Exeter Chiefs turn on the power to give Leicester early shock

• Exeter 40-6 Leicester• Matt Kvesic outstanding for Devon sideIf Bristol were looking for an example of what passionate home support can do for a side emerging from the Championship they need look no further than 80 miles down the M5. It is some tribu…

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Ruthless Exeter Chiefs turn on the power to give Leicester early shock

• Exeter 40-6 Leicester• Matt Kvesic outstanding for Devon sideIf Bristol were looking for an example of what passionate home support can do for a side emerging from the Championship they need look no further than 80 miles down the M5. It is some tribu…

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Ruthless Exeter Chiefs turn on the power to give Leicester early shock

• Exeter 40-6 Leicester• Matt Kvesic outstanding for Devon sideIf Bristol were looking for an example of what passionate home support can do for a side emerging from the Championship they need look no further than 80 miles down the M5. It is some tribu…

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Premiership looks like 10 in a scrum plus Saracens and Exeter on top | Robert Kitson

There are sure to be some seriously displeased club owners in the table’s bottom half, given how even the 2018-19 Premiership looks aside from Saracens and ExeterThe Strictly Come Dancing sequins and heels may be absent but in every other respect club …

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Saracens have the look of champions and Bristol can make their mark

Premiership club-by-club guide: Mark McCall’s men and Exeter may lead the way again but Worcester could face a hard winterDirector of rugby Todd Blackadder Continue reading…

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Premiership clubs turn on academy tap in bid to cut wage bills

• Record number of young players given first-team chance• Saracens have 30 academy players in senior squadPremiership clubs are promoting a record number of academy graduates to first-team squads as part of a drive to cut wage levels and end the persis…

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Premiership finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

The 2016-17 accounts of all Premiership clubs and what the figures say about their health. Wasps led the way in turnover but spiralling wages cause concernFinancial figures for 2016-17, for the 12 clubs that were in the Premiership during 2016-17. All …

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Chris Ashton’s chance of England recall hit by ban-related lack of matches

• Sale wing loses chance to play before England squad is named• Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth may miss season with ligament injuryChris Ashton’s chances of a swift England recall have suffered another blow after Sale Sharks confirmed their winger will be ineli…

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Chris Ashton’s chance of England recall hit by ban-related lack of matches

• Sale wing loses chance to play before England squad is named• Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth may miss season with ligament injuryChris Ashton’s chances of a swift England recall have suffered another blow after Sale Sharks confirmed their winger will be ineli…

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Mark McCafferty: ‘The overall environment is one of careful confidence’

Though Exeter were the only Premiership club to post a profit in the last financial year the competition’s chief executive says the club game’s long-term financial future is rosyLast weekend Saracens won the Premiership for the third time in four seaso…

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Mark McCall hails England contingent after Saracens lift title | Robert Kitson

The director of rugby saw key players peak at the right time to overcome Exeter Chiefs and praised Mako Vunipola for a brilliant displaySaracens are accustomed to consistent success but, even by their high standards, their fourth Premiership title in s…

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Exeter come up short on the day but the future is theirs to shape | Michael Aylwin

The Chiefs’ defence could not cope with the variety of Saracens’ attacks but the future is rosy for Rob Baxter’s well-run clubThe English champions have been toppled might be one way of looking at this. Another is that Saracens have simply reiterated t…