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Paedophile football coach George Ormond jailed for 20 years

Ormond was convicted on Tuesday of dozens of sexual abuse offences against boys over three decadesA paedophile football coach who worked with Newcastle United’s youth players and sexually abused boys over three decades has been jailed for 20 years. Rel…

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Exeter crush Newcastle and prove folly of England tour selection | Robert Kitson

Show of skill and desire in a truly dominant display put the Chiefs into Premiership final against SaracensTwo potentially gripping semi-finals, two painfully one-sided outcomes. If Saracens were runaway winners in north London, the rumbling Exeter jug…

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Exeter crush Newcastle and prove folly of England tour selection | Robert Kitson

Show of skill and desire in a truly dominant display put the Chiefs into Premiership final against SaracensTwo potentially gripping semi-finals, two painfully one-sided outcomes. If Saracens were runaway winners in north London, the rumbling Exeter jug…

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Newcastle’s Dean Richards: I’ve absolutely no interest in any England job

• RFU already preparing to replace Eddie Jones in 2019 or 2021• ‘I laughed … I just don’t fancy it,’ Falcons director of rugby saysDean Richards has stated he has “absolutely no interest” in being England’s head coach, suggesting he would not last a we…

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Exeter’s Ali Hepher: underestimate British coaches at your peril

• Coach prepares for Newcastle clash in Premiership semi-final• ‘I’m sure McCall, Young and Richards would be the same’Within English club rugby there is increasingly little patience for the theory that the world’s most successful coaches all hail from…

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Newcastle move restores reputations of Dean Richards and the Falcons | Robert Kitson

Coach takes his side to Exeter Chiefs on Saturday afternoon for one of their biggest games since they last won the Premiership title 20 years agoIt is 20 years almost to the day since Newcastle last won English rugby’s domestic league title. Coincident…

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Newcastle’s Vereniki Goneva wins Premiership player of season award

• Winger helped Newcastle reach title play-offs• Newcastle’s Dean Richards named best director of rugbyNewcastle Falcons’ achievement in reaching this season’s title play-offs has been rewarded with two major accolades at the Aviva Premiership Awards. …

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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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Dazzling Danny Cipriani steers Wasps past Newcastle into third place

• Newcastle 22-39 Wasps• Wasps now face Saracens in Premiership semi-finalQuite where Danny Cipriani will be playing his rugby next season remains unclear, but this was the latest glimpse of his rare talents as he prepares for the next chapter of his c…

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Newcastle face Wasps in sell-out decider for Premiership third spot

Dean Richards’ side have confounded all expectations and made the play-offs while Sale and Bath will look to do similar on Saturday and squeeze into next season’s Champions CupNewcastle were the first winners of the Premiership in 1998 but since then t…

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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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Tom Youngs confident Leicester can triumph in must-win showdown

Leicester have never failed to qualified for the Premiership play-offs but defeat to Newcastle on Friday would all but end that recordLeicester have never failed to qualify for the Premiership play-offs since the current system was introduced in 2005-0…

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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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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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Sale’s Jono Ross seeks rare away win in pivotal Premiership game at Newcastle

• All-northern clash crucial in terms of semi-final qualification• ‘We need to replicate [our home] performances,’ says captainNot since Sale won their only Premiership title a dozen years ago have English rugby’s northern lights shone so brightly. Wit…

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Sale’s Jono Ross seeks rare away win in pivotal Premiership game at Newcastle

• All-northern clash crucial in terms of semi-final qualification• ‘We need to replicate [our home] performances,’ says captainNot since Sale won their only Premiership title a dozen years ago have English rugby’s northern lights shone so brightly. Wit…

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

Ellis Genge impresses in the heat of battle, Saracens end tough week on a high and Marland Yarde spearheads Sale’s late pushLoosehead prop is not a problem position for England with Mako Vunipola backed up by Joe Marler, but Beno Obano and Ellis Genge …

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‘In a way, I’m lucky’: Doddie Weir on MND, rugby and his crusade for a cure

In New York for fun and treatment, the Scottish rugby great discussed life with motor neurone disease – and what he’s doing to fight itIn a famous scene from Living with Lions, the seminal documentary about the 1997 victory in South Africa, Doddie Weir…

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Toby Flood kicks Newcastle to win over Northampton in front of record crowd

• Newcastle 25-22 Northampton• Flood contributes 20 points in match held at St James’s ParkThis felt like a victory for Newcastle before the match had even kicked off. The Falcons, enjoying their best season for 16 years, attracted a crowd of 30,174 to…

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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…