Heineken Cup

Guide to the Aviva Premiership 2013/14-Part 1

With the new season lurking over the horizon and the new Premiership arrivals moulding in to their new club set-ups, predictions of this year’s high flyers can now truly begin. With quality English youngsters coming to the fore and a handful of supreme talents switching within or moving into the Premiership we certainly won’t be short of exuberant, extraordinary rugby. …

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Top 10 Transfers of the Summer

It’s been a really exciting summer of transfer dealings with some major names breaking long-standing ties on moving on to the next challenge. The increased wage cap in France has seen a huge influx of talent into the Top 14 whilst a number of Premiership clubs have attempted to keep up with big signings of their own. Here we take …

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Rising Stars – Exeter Chiefs

Under the guidance of Director of Rugby Rob Baxter Exeter Chiefs have rapidly risen to prominence in the English game firmly establishing themselves as one of the top teams in the country as proved by their qualification for the Heineken Cup two years in a row. Unlike a number of other teams reliant on buying in talent, the Chiefs have …

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Talent Watch- Harlequins

Now we take a look at the young talent breaking through the ranks at Harlequins FC. With another set of winning performances to begin the season in the JP Morgan 7s, Quins are well on their way to many more titles with both the England U18s and U20s captain’s amongst their ranks. With a superb array of English players, many of …

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The Emperor of Toulon – Mourad Boudjellal

Whilst most of the plaudits on Saturday will have gone to Jonny Wilkinson and his band of international galactico team-mates in the Southern city of Toulon, it is to the clubs President and owner Mourad Boudjellal that much of the praise must go. Boudjellal has bankrolled the club in recent seasons helping them attract star names such as Jonny Wilkinson, …

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Saracens Fear Empty Twickenham

Reports are surfacing this morning that Saracens are fearing the worst when it comes to ticket sales for their Heineken Cup semi-final against French giants Toulon on Sunday. With ticket sales so far believed to have only just surpassed the 20,000 mark for the 82,000 capacity Twickenham Stadium, Sarries Chief Executive Richard Griffiths is left worried about the wider implications …

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