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Cipriani keen to extend Sale stay

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

England fly-half Danny Cipriani is enjoying his stint at Sale Sharks and wants to sign a contract extension with the club. Cipriani, who is in the final year of a three-year deal which he signed in 2012, said last season he is keen to stay at the club and I faster has pay day or Read More ...

Speight named in Wallaby squad

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

Fiji-born Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in Australia’s squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina. Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie also named Melbourne Rebels scrum-half Luke Burgess in his 32-man squad on Wednesday in place of Will Genia, who may still be recalled later in the series if Read More ...

Hamilton loving life at Saracens

Posted on Jul 21, 2014

New signing Jim Hamilton says joining Saracens was an opportunity he could not turn down as he settles at Allianz Park after moving from Montpellier. The 31-year-old Scotland international lock, who has a wealth of experience, has had two previous spells in England with Leicester and Gloucester. And the chance to swap the Top 14 Read More ...

Hibbard relishing return to action

Posted on Jul 20, 2014

Gloucester, Wales and British and Irish Lions hooker Richard Hibbard has revealed the pain he had to play through at times during last season. Hibbard was virtually unable to lift his arm after Wales’ second Six Nations match – a 26-3 defeat to Ireland in Dublin – and although he continued to play for the Read More ...

Clermont stars attacked with machetes

Posted on Jul 20, 2014

French internationals Benjamin Kayser, Julien Pierre and Aurélien Rougerie have been hospitalised following an attack in Millau. The Clermont trio were attacked by a dozen individuals “armed with machetes, knives, swords” on Saturday night as the players returned to their hotel, according to the club’s website. The players have been staying in the southern town Read More ...

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Morris hasn’t watched final

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Leicester wing Niall Morris has said that he hasn’t watched the 2013/14 Premiership final, with his holiday disrupted by semi-final heartache. The Irish finisher, who was part of the side that lost to Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens, is intent on going all the way in the coming season. “I didn’t watch the final and I Read More ...

Morris hasn’t watched final

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Leicester wing Niall Morris has said that he hasn’t watched the 2013/14 Premiership final, with his holiday disrupted by semi-final heartache. The Irish finisher, who was part of the side that lost to Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens, is intent on going all the way in the coming season. “I didn’t watch the final and I Read More ...

Anscombe on his way to Wales

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Cardiff Blues have announced the major signing of Gareth Anscombe from Super Rugby champions the Chiefs on a long-term deal. Anscombe, who can play fly-half or full-back, will make the move to Arms Park and join the new-look squad under the guidance of new director of rugby Mark Hammett. Highly-rated back Anscombe, who qualifies for Read More ...

Crusaders change two as McCaw starts

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has made two changes to the starting XV that beat the Highlanders two weeks ago for Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final against the Sharks. Richie McCaw has recovered from injury to return to the line-up and will play on the blindside flank. That sees Jordan Taufua move to the bench and Read More ...

Blues quartet ink new deals

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Captain Luke Braid headlines a quartet of Blues players who have recommitted to the Super Rugby franchise by signing new contracts. Braid, fellow flanker Brendon O’Connor and wing Frank Halai have all signed one year deals with the Blues while scrum-half Bryn Hall has re-signed until the end of 2016. 25-year-old Braid was a consistently Read More ...

Brumbies name unchanged XV

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

The Brumbies have named an unchanged side for Saturday’s all-Australian Super Rugby semi-final against the Waratahs in Sydney. It’s the first time since the break the Brumbies have been able to rename and unchanged line-up, with the entire squad pulling through last week’s win over the Chiefs unscathed and ready to roll. Director of Rugby Read More ...
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Bath Rugby can win Amlin Cup, says David Flatman

Posted on May 21, 2014

Former Bath Rugby forward David Flatman believes the club’s current squad is more than capable of matching his team’s achievements by winning the Amlin Cup on Friday night. Bath travel to Cardiff Arms Park to take on Northampton Saints hoping to follow in the footsteps of Flatman and co, who won the competition in 2008. Read More ...

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