Premiership Rugby

Steve Diamond receives touchline ban

    Sale boss Steve Diamond met with the RFU to discuss his punishment for abusive language towards match officials in their clash with Harlequins at the start of the month. The RFU has given him a lengthy 6 week ban for the matter, which will be served in two three week periods; one now, and one at the end of …

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Bath duo cited by RFU

    Bath did not do to well in terms of cards at the weekend. The pair; Kahn Fotuali’i and Francois Louw have been cited after 2 separate offences in their game against Harlequins on Saturday. Fotuali’i has been punished for striking after allegedly hitting Dave Ward in the head, whilst Louw is being charged for a very poor tip …

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Gloucester V Saracens preview

    Gloucester take on Saracens at the Kingsholm in tonights Aviva Premiership game (KO 19.45) Both sides are coming off the back of a defeat; Gloucester from a big loss in the hands of Leicester, who came out victorious last weekend 34-9. Saracens travelled to Worcester last week, and were beaten 24-18 much to the shock of the Prem’ …

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Ford’s transfer fee is a record breaker.

    Bath and Leicester yesterday announced that former Tigers man George Ford is set to go back to his old club at the end of the season from the Somerset side. It was announced today to The Times that Ford’s transfer fee is a sum of £500,000; this being a new record transfer fee for a player moving between 2 …

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Premiership’s appeal to reduce Six Nations to 5 weeks.

    The Aviva Premiership have officially put in their proposal to change the Six Nations from a 7 to 5 week period. This is down to bigger clubs which are effected by the tournament feeling that 7 weeks without some of their top players is too long and could be pivotal in their season. The request has been backed …

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RFU release anti-doping report for 2015-16.

    The RFU have today released their anti-doping report for the 2015-16 season. This is the sixth year which the RFU have publicly released their report after they began to get even harsher on the matter. The RFU clamped down even more following the 2014-15 season, which is down to the World Cup 2015 and the Rio Olympics which …

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Haskell and Clifford left out of England training.

    England duo James Haskell and Jack Clifford have been prevented from flying out to Portugal with the England squad to train for their grand slam defence next month down to injury concerns. The two who picked up their injuries at the weekend, were set to fly out to Vilamoura yesterday but were kept behind to under-go further medical assessments. Although the …

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