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England’s Denny Solomona eager to move on from bans and booze

Sale wing who has made headlines for the wrong reasons during his time in union hopes to make the right impression in South AfricaDenny Solomona’s rugby union career is only 18 months old but it has, to put it mildly, been eventful. He has scored 21 tr…

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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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Sale hopes of a Champions Cup place ended by George Ford’s salvo

• Sale 13-35 Leicester• Ford takes control in the second half to deflate the home sideThis was a bizarre frolic to end the season for two sides with Europe on their minds. Despite the unbroken sunshine, the floodlights were switched on 20 minutes into …

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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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Sale deny interest in signing trial pair Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

• ‘No substance to rumours in relation to signing’ the two• Irish internationals sacked by Ulster after acquittal for rapeSale’s owners have dismissed talk of the club signing Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, the two Irish international players sacked …

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Dan Cole looks to Europe after telling Leicester a few home truths

England forward says the Tigers deserved to miss out on the play-offs for the first time in 14 years and demands they secure a Champions Cup spot at SaleDan Cole is not one to waste words. As the Leicester and England prop reflects on his first season …

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Exeter march on and show no sign of letting up in victory over Sale

• Exeter 34-19 Sale• Nic White starts four-try burst in comfortable winExeter had already secured home advantage in the play-offs but there was no letting up in selection or approach. There is a relentlessness about the champions who, like Ireland, hav…

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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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Worcester lifted by Ben Te’o’s pledge to see out contract next season

• England centre has one year remaining on his three-year deal• Sale not to appeal against Denny Solomona’s ‘homophobic’ banBen Te’o has moved to end speculation over his future at Worcester by insisting he will “100%” be at the club next season. The E…

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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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Premiership Rugby set for revamp with US insurance giant as new title sponsor

Arthur J Gallagher to replace Aviva as title backer, US sources sayHarlequins and Sale set to play in US in 2019, possibly in ChicagoPremiership Rugby is set to announce the US insurance giant Arthur J Gallagher & Co as its new title sponsor, succe…

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Sale’s Denny Solomona charged with ‘homophobic’ abuse of Worcester player

• Jamie Shillcock complained of alleged slurs last weekend• Ban would jeopardise Solomona’s England chancesDenny Solomona has been charged by the Rugby Football Union after allegedly aiming homophobic abuse at a Worcester player during an incident in S…

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

Bath are facing catastrophe, Ellis Genge offers grounds for English optimism and Josh McNally makes a poignant returnAnother home defeat in the Premiership for Bath, whose season is now in grave danger of unravelling. It may have taken a late Joe Simmo…

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Josh Charnley says he returns to rugby league a more confident player

• After 18 months in rugby union with Sale winger joins Warrington• 26-year-old signs deal until end of 2020 seasonJosh Charnley has insisted he can leave rugby union with his head held high despite cutting short his time with Sale to return to rugby l…

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Premiership roundup: Joe Simmonds keeps his nerve to send Exeter top

• Simmonds converts Thomas Waldrom’s last-gasp try for 31-30 win• Northampton had led after tries from Horne, Foden and MallinderJoe Simmonds converted Thomas Waldrom’s last-minute try to cap a dramatic comeback from Exeter, who rallied from 13 points …

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Saracens move to top as Liam Williams scores only try in win at Sale

• Sale 3-13 Saracens; Newcastle 29-12 Bath• Newcastle’s comfortable win over Bath completes doubleSale Sharks 3-13 SaracensSaracens moved to the top of the Aviva Premiership table following a 13-3 triumph over Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium. Sarrie…

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

Manu Tuilagi needs more time to recapture his best form while Wales’s Josh Adams is at the top of his game and will deserve a first Six Nations call-upBecause it is Manu Tuilagi, the question had to be asked, but if he were picked for England now it wo…

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

Manu Tuilagi needs more time to recapture his best form while Wales’s Josh Adams is at the top of his game and will deserve a first Six Nations call-upBecause it is Manu Tuilagi, the question had to be asked, but if he were picked for England now it wo…