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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…

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

Bath’s Jonathan Joseph did his England chances no harm at all, Exeter had the look of Premiership champions against Leicester and things are starting to get serious at the bottomJonathan Joseph has been back from his long injury layoff for a while but …

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

Bath’s Jonathan Joseph did his England chances no harm at all, Exeter had the look of Premiership champions against Leicester and things are starting to get serious at the bottomJonathan Joseph has been back from his long injury layoff for a while but …

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Mark Atkinson hat-trick takes Gloucester past Northampton in thriller

• Northampton 31-40 Gloucester• Gloucester 11 points ahead of SaleMark Atkinson scored a hat-trick of tries as Gloucester edged out Northampton 41-30 in a thriller to boost their hopes of securing a Premiership play-off spot.The bonus-point win keeps G…

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Gloucester in best place for over a decade, says Charlie Sharples

The club’s longest-serving player says there is a more settled feel at Kingsholm than there has been since he joined in 2007Gloucester made the Premiership play-offs 11 years ago, the first season Charlie Sharples spent with the club, but they have don…

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Danny Cipriani commits future to Gloucester with three-year deal

• 31-year-old fly-half could end career at Kingsholm• Will Carling hits backs at critics of Owen Farrell’s captaincyDanny Cipriani has signed a bumper three-year contract with Gloucester, ending speculation over his future. The 31-year-old had offers f…

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

Billy Vunipola’s clash with the referee caused confusion, bonus points have helped lowly Bristol and biting claims at NewcastleThe referee, JP Doyle, ruled out two Saracens tries in the second half. Billy Vunipola charged at him and on through Chris Ro…

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Gloucester breeze to victory as Wasps need for Shaun Edwards is shown

• Gloucester 27-14 Wasps• Wasps miss 17 tackles in opening 50 minutesHaving forgotten how to win, Wasps are targeting a coach who does not remember defeat, Shaun Edwards. Their ninth defeat in 12 league matches against opponents who started as if they …

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Bristol beat Gloucester in dramatic finish to boost their survival hopes

• Bristol 28-24 Gloucester• Outstanding long-range effort from Ian Madigan seals winBristol’s first victory over Gloucester in the Premiership for 11 years could hardly have materialised at a more opportune moment. This breathless win, their first leag…

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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…