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Danny Cipriani turned down French clubs to keep England hopes alive

• Cipriani: ‘I’ve played the game just to play for England’• ‘I am the best version of myself right now,’ says fly-halfPatience has not often been a virtue credited to Danny Cipriani but the Wasps fly-half’s reward for sitting on hefty financial offers…

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Danny Cipriani in talks for summer move from Wasps to Gloucester

• Cipriani leaving Wasps with Gloucester in pole position• Foreign move would rule him out of England contentionGloucester hope to win the race to sign Danny Cipriani when the fly?half leaves Wasps this summer. The 30-year-old playmaker, having been re…

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European Challenge Cup: Anscombe boots Cardiff Blues to last-gasp victory

• Cardiff Blues 31-30 GloucesterIf Gloucester could play at their thrilling best for an entire game, they would collect trophies by the shed load. There were times when they looked set to win a highly entertaining European Challenge Cup final by a sign…

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John Afoa aims for glorious Gloucester sign-off in Challenge Cup final

• Prop calls on team-mates to alter approach for Cardiff Blues game• ‘It would be great to leave with a win,’ he says before Bristol moveGloucester have prioritised performance over results since Johan Ackermann took charge in August but their season w…

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Cardiff v Gloucester final throws up memories of mud and punches | The Breakdown

Friday’s European Challenge Cup final in Bilbao is a revival of a fixture that changed the game in the 1880s and quickened fans’ pulses in the 1970sRetro is in for football’s World Cup this summer. A number of kits pay homage to the past and, if rugby …

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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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Saracens step up a gear to cruise past Gloucester as Alex Goode excels

• Saracens 62-12 Gloucester• Home side score 40 points without reply in second halfSaracens are sauntering to the play-offs after yet another second-half siege laid waste to Gloucester. They have now not conceded a second-half point in four matches – i…

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Premiership team of the season: from Henry Trinder to Donncha O’Callaghan | Robert Kitson

As the Premiership regular season draws to a close, Wasps, Worcester and Exeter provide three players apieceTwenty-one try assists in 19 games, as well as four tries, reflect the South African’s influence on Wasps’ attacking game. The Springboks are re…

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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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George North finally plumps for move to Ospreys from next season

• Northampton and Lions wing to move on after five years• Gloucester must wait for Challenge Cup confirmationIt took him five months to make up his mind but the British & Irish Lions wing George North will be joining Ospreys next season after signi…

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George North finally plumps for move to Ospreys from next season

• Northampton and Lions wing to move on after five years• Gloucester must wait for Challenge Cup confirmationIt took him five months to make up his mind but the British & Irish Lions wing George North will be joining Ospreys next season after signi…

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Gloucester power past Newcastle to make European Challenge Cup final

• Johan Ackermann says Gloucester have ‘a long way to go’• Dean Richards bemoans missed chances in semi-finalJohan Ackermann declared a sense of satisfaction after Gloucester reached their third European Challenge Cup final in four seasons.The Gloucest…

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Ruan Ackermann targets European Challenge Cup victory with Gloucester

• ‘We will have to be at our best’ against Newcastle, says flanker• Gloucester sixth in Premiership as season reaches its finaleThe European Challenge Cup has in recent years been Gloucester’s consolation ticket after Premiership campaigns that flicker…

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

A clean-up job awaits John Kingston’s heir, Gary Graham shines again and Kitchener’s tumble leaves Gopperth the fall-guyHarlequins have been linked with so many coaches since the announcement last week that John Kingston will leave at the end of the se…

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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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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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Drop looms for London Irish after narrow defeat at Gloucester’s hands

• London Irish 29-33 Gloucester• Tom Marshall grabs two tries in extraordinary win for visitorsThe English game is languishing in its own inertia, apparently. Some people should watch it occasionally. This was an extraordinary encounter in a season tha…

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Newcastle resist fightback as Billies’ boots fail to convert Gloucester tries

• Gloucester 20-21 Newcastle• Burns and Twelvetrees miss vital kicks as Falcons settle in top fourThe unthinkable becomes ever more likely. Newcastle claimed their sixth away win of the season to strengthen their position in the top four. They rode the…

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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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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…