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

Kiwi coaches deliver a very British contest, Joe Marler left to count his blessings, and the amazing jet-set Willie le RouxTwo New Zealand coaches presided over an old-school British game in which the set pieces shaped the outcome. Todd Blackadder is i…

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Duncan Weir rampant as Worcester undo Leicester’s comeback at the last

• Leicester 37-44 Worcester• Weir scores two tries and 12 points with the bootFor a club with Leicester’s proud history and rich tradition these are concerning days. Beaten at home by the Premiership’s bottom club, four tries conceded inside the first …

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

Exeter’s strength in depth shines through, Northampton loves Taqele Naiyaravoro, and Aled Brew ‘won’t be doing that again’ Related: Controversial Leicester red card spoils eight-try classic as Wasps prevail Continue reading…

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Worcester’s Cornell du Preez unable to talk after throat injury

• Fractured cricoid suffered in collision with Wasps’ Launchbury• Back-row must remain in hospital for about four weeksThe Worcester and Scotland back-row Cornell du Preez has revealed he is unable to talk and must remain in hospital for the next four …

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

Dylan Hartley makes an impact, Brad Shields suffers injury blow and George Smith’s red card proves costly for BristolGeorge Smith’s red card against Saracens has split opinion. Bristol’s Pat Lamis among those to think a yellow card would have sufficed …

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Josh Beaumont and AJ MacGinty steer Sale to nervy win over Worcester

• Sale 21-15 Worcester• Sale raise concern over head injury to visitors’ Nick SchonertFor those busily trying to work out how many millions the Premiership might currently be worth, this was not the Super Sunday fixture to dazzle would-be private equit…

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Josh Beaumont and AJ MacGinty steer Sale to nervy win over Worcester

• Sale 21-15 Worcester• Sale raise concern over head injury to visitors’ Nick SchonertFor those busily trying to work out how many millions the Premiership might currently be worth, this was not the Super Sunday fixture to dazzle would-be private equit…

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Duncan Weir: ‘An opponent’s size doesn’t bother me. I love tackling’

Recruited by Worcester to bring calm and consistency, the battling 5ft 8in fly-half is hoping a fresh start will lead to a Scotland recallDuncan Weir is not a fly-half who illuminates matches with eye?catching moments but he is what Worcester have long…

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Duncan Weir: ‘An opponent’s size doesn’t bother me. I love tackling’

Recruited by Worcester to bring calm and consistency, the battling 5ft 8in fly-half is hoping a fresh start will lead to a Scotland recallDuncan Weir is not a fly-half who illuminates matches with eye?catching moments but he is what Worcester have long…

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

New signings Danny Cipriani and Dan Biggar faced off, Will Skelton impressed for Saracens and Worcester ran Wasps closeThere are plenty of high-profile fixtures heading to Newcastle over the next 12 months, with the city to host this season’s European …

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Premiership looks like 10 in a scrum plus Saracens and Exeter on top | Robert Kitson

There are sure to be some seriously displeased club owners in the table’s bottom half, given how even the 2018-19 Premiership looks aside from Saracens and ExeterThe Strictly Come Dancing sequins and heels may be absent but in every other respect club …

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Saracens have the look of champions and Bristol can make their mark

Premiership club-by-club guide: Mark McCall’s men and Exeter may lead the way again but Worcester could face a hard winterDirector of rugby Todd Blackadder Continue reading…

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Premiership finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

The 2016-17 accounts of all Premiership clubs and what the figures say about their health. Wasps led the way in turnover but spiralling wages cause concernFinancial figures for 2016-17, for the 12 clubs that were in the Premiership during 2016-17. All …

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Ex-rugby player Christian Scotland-Williamson is chasing his NFL dream

The British rugby player, formerly of the Worcester Warriors, is a longshot to make the Steelers, but you’d be mad to write him offThere are no rational reasons to expect Christian Scotland-Williamson will make the Pittsburgh Steelers as a tight end. H…

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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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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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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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Christian Wade double helps Wasps to win over struggling Worcester

• Wasps 30-15 Worcester• Bonus-point win consolidates Wasps’ position in race for top fourThe pitches are firming up, the clouds are clearing, and Wasps are coming into their own. They barely moved out of third gear, certainly in the second half, but s…

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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 …