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Players’ union urges action on mental health after Kearnan Myall speaks out

• RPA says 10% of Premiership players phone helpline every year• Majority have mental health problems after retiring – surveyRugby’s players’ union has called for urgent action to be taken to protect players’ mental wellbeing following stark warnings f…

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Kearnan Myall: ‘Several England players I know dread training camp’

The former Wasps lock sounds the alarm over the mental wellbeing of top players after intolerable pressure and scrutiny took him to the brink of suicideNo one is paying much attention to the tall man sitting quietly on a sunny hotel terrace in Richmond…

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Kearnan Myall: ‘Several England players I know dread training camp’

The former Wasps lock sounds the alarm over the mental wellbeing of top players after intolerable pressure and scrutiny took him to the brink of suicideNo one is paying much attention to the tall man sitting quietly on a sunny hotel terrace in Richmond…

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Harlequins miss play-off spot as Lang’s late penalty falls agonisingly short

• Wasps 27-25 Harlequins• Late drama as James Lang has chance to give Quins winHome is where the heartache has been for Wasps this season, but it was Harlequins who felt the agony when James Lang’s 50-metre penalty in the last minute, that would have t…

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Dan Robson: ‘The DVT is always going to be something I have to be aware of’

The Wasps scrum-half was preparing to face Scotland when scans revealed a serious medical problemDan Robson was just about to put his boots on when it struck him something was wrong. He had been taken to one side by the England doctor Phil Riley who ut…

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Late tries from Zach Mercer and Joe Cokanasiga edge Bath past Wasps

• Bath 29-17 Wasps• Hosts boost hopes of top-six finishThree tries in the final six minutes gave Bath a bonus point victory that took them to sixth in the table and on course for a place in the European Champions Cup, but this was a muddle of a match t…

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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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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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Willie Le Roux triggers Wasps’ shock win at leaders Exeter

• Exeter 19-26 Wasps• Wasps score four tries after being 12-0 behindWasps pulled off one of the shocks of the Premiership season by beating the leaders, Exeter, 26-19 in a bonus-point win at Sandy Park.Exeter looked well in control after building an ea…

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England’s Dan Robson out for three months with deep vein thrombosis

• Wasps scrum-half expected back in full training in July• Injury could complicate Eddie Jones’s World Cup plansThe England and Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson will be out for three months as he recovers from a deep vein thrombosis in what could prove a pr…

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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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Christian Wade signs for Buffalo Bills after leaving Wasps to chase NFL dream

• Former England rugby union wing gets training camp call• ‘I’m completely lost for words,’ says Wade as deal confirmedChristian Wade has said he is “lost for words” after taking a step towards his dream of playing in the NFL by signing for the Buffalo…

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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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Nathan Hughes leads from the pack as Wasps add to pressure on Worcester

• Wasps 28-16 Worcester• Bonus-point win moves home side away from dangerIt is unlikely anyone in Coventry seriously felt Wasps were in danger of relegation, but just in case there were this bonus-point win should help them sleep easily now. Indeed, it…

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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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Exeter’s Sean Lonsdale fends off Sale as Joe Ford kicks Leicester past Wasps

• Sale 14-20 Exeter; Leicester 19-14 Wasps• Lonsdale comes off bench to seal win for league leadersExeter remain top of the Gallagher Premiership as the Chiefs provided a hammer-blow to Sale Sharks’ top-four ambitions following a 20-14 triumph at the A…

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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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Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson to stake England claim with overdue first cap

• Robson is one of only two scrum-halves in Six Nations squad• ‘Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can cement my place’For a sense of just how long overdue Dan Robson’s first England cap is, Dai Young’s explanation for taking him off in the latter…