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England fans wake up after wild night of football celebrations

Jubilant fans took to the streets to mark the team making it through to the Euro 2020 semi-finalsFirst came the beer, then the delirium and, as sure as Harry Kane in front of goal, the collective hangover.Thousands of England fans celebrated through th…

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Josh Bayliss with final flourish as Bath beat Northampton to seal Europe spot

Wasps and Leicester also qualify for EuropeBristol top Premiership after Covid cancellationAs so often these days, in rugby, sport and society, a pesky virus played an unsatisfactorily influential role, but the Premiership’s final day finished with the…

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Slade and Vermeulen lead Exeter to 74-3 demolition of hapless Newcastle

Exeter 74-3 NewcastleHenry Slade and Jacques Vermeulen score two tries eachOne or two other sides are finishing the regular season strongly but they still have to loosen the iron grip of last season’s champions Exeter. Roared on by the first home fans …

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George Ford’s imperious kicking display helps Leicester to defeat Newcastle

Leicester 26-12 NewcastleEngland fly-half kicks 16 points for the TigersGeorge Ford went some way to putting his Six Nations blues behind him with an imperious kicking display to steer Leicester to victory over Newcastle. Related: RFU vows nothing will…

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Luther Burrell: ‘I come back to rugby union as a better person and player’

After a brief Super League spell with Warrington, Newcastle centre says he is back from ‘a dark place’ and has not given up on EnglandFor the first time in a long time, Luther Burrell is happy. “Life right now is good, certainly in comparison to the pl…

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Third member of France’s management team tests positive for Covid-19

Link with outbreak among sevens team investigatedHead coach Fabien Galthié in isolation for seven daysA third member of France’s management team has tested positive for Covid-19 while the federation is investigating whether there is a link with an outb…

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Charles Piutau and Siva Naulago help Bristol end Newcastle’s unbeaten start

Bristol 29-17 NewcastleGeorge Kloska try caps bonus-point victory Newcastle are the early surprise of a strange season. They started the round second behind Exeter, winning their first three matches before being awarded the fourth and they were unfortu…

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Charles Piutau and Siva Naulago help Bristol end Newcastle’s unbeaten start

Bristol 29-17 NewcastleGeorge Kloska try caps bonus-point victory Newcastle are the early surprise of a strange season. They started the round second behind Exeter, winning their first three matches before being awarded the fourth and they were unfortu…

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Toby Flood leading Newcastle revival in Jonny Wilkinson mentoring role | Gerard Meagher

England’s legendary No 10 mentored Flood in mid-2000s; now Flood is elder statesman at Premiership’s surprise packageAmid the cluster of young English fly?halves coming to prominence this season, Toby Flood is still going strong at 35. He spends a bit …

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Toby Flood leading Newcastle revival in Jonny Wilkinson mentoring role | Gerard Meagher

England’s legendary No 10 mentored Flood in mid-2000s; now Flood is elder statesman at Premiership’s surprise packageAmid the cluster of young English fly?halves coming to prominence this season, Toby Flood is still going strong at 35. He spends a bit …

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Toby Flood leading Newcastle revival in Jonny Wilkinson mentoring role | Gerard Meagher

England’s legendary No 10 mentored Flood in mid-2000s; now Flood is elder statesman at Premiership’s surprise packageAmid the cluster of young English fly?halves coming to prominence this season, Toby Flood is still going strong at 35. He spends a bit …

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Covid outbreak sees Leicester Tigers’ Boxing Day trip to Newcastle called off

Tigers have too many players self-isolating to fulfil fixtureBath say they will be able to play game against London IrishLeicester’s Boxing Day match at Newcastle has been cancelled due to an outbreak of Covid-19 in the Tigers squad amid concerns the P…

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Wage cut row intensifies as Premiership players take legal advice

Players object to 25% reduction in salaryRPA union giving guidance to membersPremiership players have been given legal advice on how to challenge the blanket 25% pay cuts imposed by the clubs as domestic rugby’s row over wage reductions intensified on …

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Newcastle bookseller bans Michael Owen memoir over slights to city

Huge sports book retailer based in city says Reboot’s account of sour relationship with the city’s team has made it the first book they will banA sports bookshop in Newcastle upon Tyne has announced that it will not stock Michael Owen’s new memoir Rebo…

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

Piers O’Conor and Mat Protheroe step up for Bristol, Newcastle left down and out while leaky Leicester require urgent repairsA third Premiership try of the season for Charles Piutau against Sale on Friday night, in what was his ninth league start of th…

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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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Northampton’s fast start leaves flat Newcastle staring down the barrel

• Newcastle 17-31 Northampton• Late Alex Mitchell intercept try seals win for NorthamptonThis was an all too familiar tale of woe for Newcastle who now seem doomed to relegation to the Championship, their six-year stay in the Premiership all but over. …

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Smart work not hard work and no panic could yet save Newcastle | Ugo Monye

Club’s coaches have a vital part to play if Newcastle are to win all three of their remaining games to stay in the PremiershipIn principle, Newcastle’s job is straightforward. Considering the season they have had it is easier said than done but they mu…