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Sam Simmonds’ hat-trick helps Exeter Chiefs to easy win over London Irish

• London Irish 5-45 Exeter• Exiles now nine points off 11th-placed WorcesterThere remains a mathematical chance of London Irish avoiding relegation from the Premiership this season but any realistic hope of a reprieve was in effect ended on Sunday…

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Jack Nowell caps return with two tries to help Exeter dismantle Gloucester

• Exeter 46-10 Gloucester• England player Nowell back after six weeks out with ankle injuryWay back on the opening night of the season, Exeter began the defence of their Premiership title with a narrow injury-time defeat against Gloucester at Kingsholm…

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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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Injured Jack Nowell and Billy Vunipola to spend longer on the sidelines

• Exeter’s Nowell and Williams set to miss several more games• Saracens No 8 in ‘race against time’ for Champions Cup tieThe physical strain on England’s leading players shows little sign of easing with the Premiership champions Exeter resigned to…

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Joe Simmonds’ early flurry kickstarts Exeter’s dominant deposing of Saracens

• Exeter 24-12 Saracens• Joe Simmonds kicks four penalties as brother Sam makes comebackIt has been a wintry week in the south-west but here was something to warm local hearts. As well as securing a home-and-away double over Saracens in the Premiership…

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Saracens head to Exeter with more than just revenge on their minds

Jackson Wray says Premiership match at Sandy Park is perfect opportunity for a rebound after recent defeat to LeicesterFor Jackson Wray and his Saracens team-mates, Sunday’s trip to Exeter could be viewed as an opportunity for payback against the team …

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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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Succession of injuries take shine off Wasps’ victory over Exeter

• Wasps 13-7 Exeter Chiefs• Marcus Watson scores home side’s try as champions are defeatedIt was every bit as tight as last season’s Premiership final between these clubs when the Chiefs triumphed in added time and Wasps had to dig deep to avenge that …

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Shoulder injury forces Henry Slade to withdraw from England training camp

• It is a further disruption to Eddie Jones’s Six Nations preparations• Centre was hurt during Exeter’s Champions Cup defeat by GlasgowEngland have been given another injury headache before the start of the Six Nations after Henry Slade withdrew from t…

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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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Stuart Hogg makes most of Glasgow’s scraps of possession to down Exeter

• Glasgow 28-21• Home side score four tries despite Exeter dominationThe unsettling pattern of the English clubs’ experience in Europe this season was continued in Glasgow where the English champions, no less, were taught a lesson in precision and wit …

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Sam Simmonds: ‘England? I didn’t imagine it even a couple of years ago’

Rapid rise of the Exeter Chiefs’ No8 from being on loan to Cornish Pirates to playing for England has surprised everybody, including himBy his own admission Sam Simmonds does not much enjoy big cities. In his home town of Teignmouth the nearest thing t…

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Olly Woodburn double helps Exeter to emphatic win over Montpellier

• Exeter 41-10 Montpellier• Chiefs keep quarter-final hopes alive after an impressive victoryIt has not been a vintage European season for the Premiership clubs but English pride is not yet entirely extinguished. This convincing six-try thrashing of th…

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European Champions Cup: pool-by-pool guide to the weekend games

• Leinster’s Seán O’Brien to miss start of Six Nations after hip operation• Liam Williams starts for Saracens in make-or-break trip to OspreysChris Robshaw is absent from the Harlequins team to face Wasps after picking up what the club have described a…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

Your weekend roundup of the best photography from Saturday and Sunday’s FA Cup third round matches Continue reading…

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

Manu Tuilagi needs more time to recapture his best form while Wales’s Josh Adams is at the top of his game and will deserve a first Six Nations call-upBecause it is Manu Tuilagi, the question had to be asked, but if he were picked for England now it wo…

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

Manu Tuilagi needs more time to recapture his best form while Wales’s Josh Adams is at the top of his game and will deserve a first Six Nations call-upBecause it is Manu Tuilagi, the question had to be asked, but if he were picked for England now it wo…

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Newcastle resist late charge to end Exeter’s unbeaten run

• Newcastle 28-20 Exeter• Injury-hit leaders’ second-half rally leads to frantic finaleNewcastle held on to end Aviva Premiership pace-setters Exeter’s seven-match unbeaten league run with a 28-20 victory at Kingston Park.The champions may have been mi…