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Gloucester suffer Champions Cup loss to Toulouse despite Joe Simpson’s tries

• Four-times winners roar back to win Pool 5 match 25-20• Simpson’s two tries had given Gloucester a first-half leadTwo tries by the scrum-half Joe Simpson could not prevent Gloucester losing 25-20 to Toulouse in their opening Pool 5 match of the Champ…

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Saracens shake off salary cap taunts as Ben Earl punishes Gloucester

• Gloucester 12-21 Saracens• Home fans wave fake £50 notes at Saracens playersA section of supporters in the Shed shouted insults and waved fake £50 notes as Saracens took the field, but money did not talk as loudly as Richard Wigglesworth whose calm a…

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Gloucester fear backlash after Saracens’ salary cap points deduction

• Ackermann says opponents ‘will be a desperate side’• Saracens handed 35-point deduction and £5m fineGloucester head coach Johan Ackermann expects a backlash from Saracens and thinks his side are unlucky to be facing them after a dramatic week.Saracen…

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Willi Heinz makes grand case for England role at World Cup

Gloucester’s New Zealand-born scrum-half offers Eddie Jones a steady hand on the tiller and is likely to join handful of players to have competed for and against EnglandWhen Eddie Jones took the surprise decision to include Willi Heinz in one of his sq…

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Danny Cipriani’s World Cup hopes fade after another Eddie Jones snub

• Gloucester fly-half left out of training squad• Joe Marler gets the nod over Ben MoonDanny Cipriani seems destined to end his career without having played in a World Cup after he was left out of the 38-member England squad that flew to Italy on Monda…

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Nick Tompkins’ hat-trick leads Saracens past Gloucester and into final

• Saracens 44-19 Gloucester• Replacement caps six-try display from championsThey are the best team in Europe, which means we knew already they are the best team in England. Whether Saracens go on to clinch the relevant gong at Twickenham next Saturday …

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Danny Cipriani aims to keep climbing and lead Gloucester into final

The maverick fly-half could still earn an England World Cup spot if he can help his club to a semi-final victory at SaracensAs he stood clutching his latest prestigious prize, up on the brightly lit stage at the Premiership Rugby Awards in London this …

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Danny Cipriani targets World Cup place after player of the season award

• Gloucester fly-half wins Premiership award• Eddie Jones will watch Saturday’s game against SaracensDanny Cipriani has been named the Premiership’s player of the season in further recognition of an outstanding first campaign with Gloucester which he h…

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Danny Cipriani targets World Cup place after player of the season award

• Gloucester fly-half wins Premiership award• Eddie Jones will watch Saturday’s game against SaracensDanny Cipriani has been named the Premiership’s player of the season in further recognition of an outstanding first campaign with Gloucester which he h…

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Saracens and McCall wary of Cipriani threat in Premiership semi-final

• Saracens take on Gloucester at Allianz Park on Saturday• Dylan Hartley’s fitness still a concern for NorthamptonThe Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, has warned of the threat posed by Danny Cipriani in Saturday’s Premiership semi-final, urging…

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Chris Boyd eyes chance to break the Saracens-Exeter stranglehold

Premiership’s heavyweight pair seem destined for a Twickenham showdown unless Gloucester or Northampton can spring an upsetThe list of familiar club names absent from the 2018-19 Premiership semi-finals is a clear sign of the times in English rugby. Wa…

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Rugby roundup: Bath have last word at Leicester on day of thrillers

• Bath clinch sixth with 32-31 comeback win at Welford Road• Sale edge past Gloucester 46-41 in 13-try feastRhys Priestland’s dramatic late conversion completed a stirring comeback for Bath, who clinched sixth place in the Premiership with a thrilling …

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Premiership team of the season: Danny Cipriani shows his class | Robert Kitson

South African and Australian talent is to the fore alongside the best of British in Tom Curry, Joe Marler and Henry SladeThe fast-footed Argentinian will be missed when he swaps Devon for Bordeaux this summer: no other player in the league has beaten m…

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Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani voted player of year by fellow professionals

• Fly-half has been left out of England squad by Eddie Jones• Cipriani has led Gloucester to play-offs in his first seasonDanny Cipriani has been voted player of the year by his peers despite his continued England omission by Eddie Jones. The fly-half …

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Newcastle Falcons relegated as Gloucester book a play-off place

• Gloucester 28-19 Newcastle• Danny Cipriani scores to help condemn Newcastle to dropFrom the top four to the trap door. One year after making the play-offs for the first time, Newcastle were relegated to the Championship. They overcame their customary…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s action

Pat Lam’s Bristol are looking up, Worcester secure their status and Saints are grateful to the ever-ready Dan BiggarIs it possible to qualify for a semi-final too early? Exeter find themselves killing time between now and 25 May, the date of the Premie…

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Worcester clinch Premiership survival as Gloucester take play-off spot

• Worcester 27-20 GloucesterWorcester secured Premiership safety – and Gloucester reached the play-offs – after Warriors won an enthralling tussle 27-20 at Sixways.Worcester’s victory put them 11 points clear of bottom club Newcastle with two games lef…

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

Billy Vunipola needs Farrell’s ruthless focus, Cipriani’s patience boosts Gloucester and Saints reaping rewards of faith in youthOne topic did rather dominate the conversation at Ashton Gate. And the booing. This looks as if it will be a new reality fo…

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Gloucester hold their breath over Danny Cipriani’s fitness for derby with Bath

• Charlie Sharples and Tom Hudson also face battle for fitness• Leicester’s Youngs faces disciplinary hearing on WednesdayGloucester are waiting on scans to see if Danny Cipriani will be fit for Saturday’s West Country derby against Bath at Kingsholm.T…

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Only Exeter in the black as Premiership Rugby racks up £50m in losses

• Twelve of the 13 clubs record increased deficits• Chiefs banked a profit of £533,000 in year to June 2018Premiership clubs lost nearly £50m between them in the last financial year with only the leaders, Exeter, recording a profit. Worcester, who came…