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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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Premiership team of the season: Danny Cipriani shows his class | Robert Kitson

South African and Australian talent is to the fore alongside the best of British in Tom Curry, Joe Marler and Henry SladeThe fast-footed Argentinian will be missed when he swaps Devon for Bordeaux this summer: no other player in the league has beaten m…

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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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Worcester clinch Premiership survival as Gloucester take play-off spot

• Worcester 27-20 GloucesterWorcester secured Premiership safety – and Gloucester reached the play-offs – after Warriors won an enthralling tussle 27-20 at Sixways.Worcester’s victory put them 11 points clear of bottom club Newcastle with two games lef…

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Only Worcester survival can complete ‘dream of a season’ for Ted Hill

The 20-year-old flanker has gone from unknown to England player this season but stays focused on the fight against relegationTed Hill will be living the dream if Worcester exorcise the spectre of relegation on Sunday in the M5 derby against Gloucester….

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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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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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Worcester hunt fans who used lasers to distract Harlequins in Challenge Cup

• Warriors threaten four spectators with ‘lengthy bans’• Green light seen before Demetri Catrakilis’s winning kickWorcester Warriors are looking to identify four spectators who they believe used lasers in an attempt to distract Harlequins players durin…

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Worcester appoint new kicking coach for next season … or do they?

• Worcester announce arrival of the former Blackpool manager• Watford and Fulham do their best to trick fans with kit jokesWorcester have made the unusual and intriguing decision to appoint former Premier League manager Ian Holloway as their new kickin…

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Cornell du Preez: ‘Doctors only usually deal with my injury in car crashes’ | Gerard Meagher

The Worcester and Scotland forward will return to action on Saturday seven months after a fractured larynx left him unable to talk and considering retirementCornell du Preez’s determination to continue his career never dimmed. Not when the doctors told…

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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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Late Bryce Heem try hands Worcester unlikeliest of wins against 11-man Bath

• Worcester 21-19 Bath• Home side overturn 16-point deficit 20 minutes after timeTwenty minutes after time had elapsed, with Bath down to 11 men, Duncan Weir landed the conversion that has secured Worcester a vital edge in this insane relegation battle…

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David Strettle ensures Saracens are back to winning ways against Worcester

• Saracens 25-17 Worcester• Ben Te’o scores try on first start for WarriorsSaracens return to winning ways but without the emphatic response they would have wanted. A failure to claim a bonus point means they stay in second place behind Exeter going in…

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Ben Te’o to make first Worcester start of the season against Saracens

• Ryan Mills’ injury gives England centre his chance• Te’o had break in New Zealand after internationalsBen Te’o will make his long overdue first Worcester start of the season against Saracens on Saturday after he was given extended rest following Engl…

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

How long can Worcester allow Ben Te’o to twiddle his thumbs in the stand, could a rare defeat now galvanise Saracens and Sale would surely love Robert du Preez to stay onWorcester’s marquee player, Ben Te’o, got no closer to the pitch than the stand de…

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Northampton show positive signs in comprehensive win at Worcester

• Worcester 6-32 Northampton• Visitors climb into top half of Premiership table with winNorthampton showed evidence of how their game is evolving under their New Zealand director of rugby, Chris Boyd, more fluid and ambitious, but it was the result tha…

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Worcester’s Alan Solomons: ‘It is a different-level Premiership this year’

Experienced director of rugby is ready for a relentless few months with more than half the clubs battling the dropIt is not yet Christmas and already this is a Premiership season like no other. Even Alan Solomons, Worcester’s much-travelled and vastly …

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership and international action

Gloucester’s Ollie Thorley and Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt made their mark but scrums remain a mess – ask Jamie George Related: Pools of intrigue: how the Rugby World Cup groups stack up | Paul Rees Continue reading…