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Ben Morgan’s late try gives Gloucester space to see off Exeter Chiefs

• Gloucester 24-17 Exeter• Bristol 22-29 WaspsGloucester beat the league leaders, Exeter, at Kingsholm thanks to a Ben Morgan try three minutes from time on Friday night.Jason Woodward and Willi Heinz scored Gloucester’s other tries while Billy Twelvet…

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Johan Ackermann: player fatigue could harm England’s Six Nations prospects

• ‘Jones must flinch every time the English teams play in Europe’• Johnny Sexton wins annual Rugby Union Writers’ Club awardEddie Jones has been warned he faces a struggle to keep his England squad fresh given the demands placed on some players by the …

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Gloucester out after Munster’s Joey Carbery eclipses Danny Cipriani

• Gloucester 15-41 Munster• Ireland fly-half scores two tries and 26 pointsGloucester did not so much bow out of Europe last night as sink without trace on another bruising evening for English self-esteem. Munster may not be quite the force of old but …

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Danny Cipriani to return for Gloucester in Champions Cup against Munster

• Key player back for Johan Ackermann’s side• Defeat against Munster will put quarter-finals out of reachDanny Cipriani has made a timely return from injury and will start at fly-half for Gloucester on Friday night against Munster in a must-win Europea…

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Jonny May’s two tries against his old club take Leicester past Gloucester

• Leicester 34-16 Gloucester• Jonah Holmes and George Ford also score tries for the TigersTwo tries from Jonny May against his former club and one each for Jonah Holmes and George Ford propelled Leicester to a welcome bonus-point win over Gloucester, w…

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Sale’s Steve Diamond embroiled in media fracas after win at Gloucester

• Gloucester 15-30 Sale• Diamond invites journalist outside and takes recording deviceNo sooner had he exhorted his charges to their first away win in the Premiership this season, than Steve Diamond became involved in a fracas with a member of the pres…

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

How long can Worcester allow Ben Te’o to twiddle his thumbs in the stand, could a rare defeat now galvanise Saracens and Sale would surely love Robert du Preez to stay onWorcester’s marquee player, Ben Te’o, got no closer to the pitch than the stand de…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Gloucester dogged by inconsistency, Edinburgh and Glasgow head for the last eight and Leinster have look of championsThe pool of champions has polarised. Leinster, for all Toulouse’s attempts to recapture past glories, are the team in control, even if …

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Exeter keep hopes alive with hard-fought victory in Gloucester

• Gloucester 17-29 Exeter• Chiefs run in four tries to secure bonus pointA week in Europe can be a very long time, both in politics and in rugby. Last Saturday Exeter were desperately disappointed to lose at home to Gloucester in a result which appeare…

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Danny Cipriani: ‘It’s been the same story for six years, hasn’t it?’

Fly-half remains philosophical about his England exile and is enjoying his new leadership role at GloucesterIf Danny Cipriani feels messed around by England he hides it well. You might expect confusion, resentment, even betrayal at how he again finds h…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Munster set the early pace after a standout performance from JJ Hanrahan while Saracens look in ominous formThe two most successful sides in the tournament’s history are in charge of the pool. Much is made of the regular rest given to Ireland’s leading…

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Ollie Thornley’s brilliance helps Gloucester humble Exeter Chiefs

• Exeter 19-27 Gloucester• Chiefs continue to struggle in EuropeThey have cracked this Premiership malarkey, but still Europe confounds Exeter. With this defeat, the Chiefs are all but out. It will feel just as painful to have been thus dismissed, with…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership and international action

Gloucester’s Ollie Thorley and Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt made their mark but scrums remain a mess – ask Jamie George Related: Pools of intrigue: how the Rugby World Cup groups stack up | Paul Rees Continue reading…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership and international action

Gloucester’s Ollie Thorley and Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt made their mark but scrums remain a mess – ask Jamie George Related: Pools of intrigue: how the Rugby World Cup groups stack up | Paul Rees Continue reading…

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Christian Wade retires from rugby union and Danny Cipriani gets three-week ban

• Wasps wing retires ‘for personal reasons’ amid NFL link• Gloucester fly-half banned after high tackle on Rory ScannellWasps have released their England wing Christian Wade from his contract so he can attempt to break into American football.Wade, whos…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Old glories on the rise with Dan Cole reviving Leicester forward power and Toulouse finding European title hunger once more Related: Six Nations set to unveil HSBC as championship’s new title sponsor Continue reading…

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Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Old glories on the rise with Dan Cole reviving Leicester forward power and Toulouse finding European title hunger once more Related: Six Nations set to unveil HSBC as championship’s new title sponsor Continue reading…

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Six Nations set to unveil HSBC as championship’s new title sponsor

• Bank sponsored 2009 and 2013 British & Irish Lions tours• Hearing will decide Danny Cipriani’s red-card fate this weekThe Six Nations is set to unveil HSBC as the championship’s new title sponsor, the Guardian understands. HSBC, which sponsored t…

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Danny Cipriani sent off for shoulder to face of Munster’s Rory Scannell

• Gloucester fly-half apologises after being shown red card• Premiership player of the month left out of England squadDanny Cipriani’s bad week got considerably worse when the fly-half rejected by England was sent off for a high tackle during Glouceste…

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Jake Polledri: ‘Being rejected by Bristol spurred me on even more’

Gloucester’s Jake Polledri, who faces Munster this weekend, is a flanker who slipped through England’s fingersTalent-spotting is not an exact science, particularly in rugby. Some players develop late or fail to tick the obvious physical boxes, others a…