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15 New Reasons to Watch the Aviva Premiership

With the new season fast approaching here is a list of 15 players either re-joining or new to the Aviva Premiership for the 2014/15 season that will be sure to get you watching. 1 Alberto De Marchi (Sale from Treviso) The Italian loosehead has joined the exodus from Treviso this summer and finds himself in the Premiership like so many …

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Aviva Premiership 2014/15 Season Preview

With the Aviva Premiership due to kick off this weekend we provide a team-by-team guide to the 2014/15 season and give our predictions; Bath Key Signing – Sam Burgess Last season Bath came within 80 minutes of clinching a spot in the Premiership’s top 4 only to be beaten at the last hurdle by a resurgent Quins. One of their …

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James Simpson-Daniel Forced to Retire From Rugby

It is with regret that Gloucester Rugby can today confirm that James Simpson-Daniel has had to retire with immediate effect due to injury. The 32 year old winger has been sidelined since last November when he suffered an horrific ankle injury in an LV= Cup fixture against Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm. Sinbad, as he is affectionately known by all connected …

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12 Things to Watch Out for in the 2014/15 Aviva Premiership Season

With the 2014/15 Aviva Premiership season just a matter of days away here are our 12 things to look our for during the course of the season; 1. London Welsh’s Half Back Combo Welsh pulled off possible the coup of the season when they announced the signing of World Cup winning All Black Piri Weepu. Although he may not be …

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Gloucester Rugby 2014/15

Director of Rugby: David Humpries  Captain: Billy Twelvetrees 2013/14 League Position:  9th 2014/15 League Prediction: 8th  Notable New Men: Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh): Initially signed as a 10 for Gloucester, however with the arrival of James Hook and departure of Jimmy Cowan it now looks like Laidlaw will be filling the 9 shirt, providing a mentoring role for the young but …

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Mike Tindall Announces Retirement from Rugby

Former Gloucester Rugby centre, England captain and Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall has announced his retirement from the game. Tindall’s announcement on Tuesday morning means that he is the final member of England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup winning squad to hang up his boots. It brings to a close a magnificent playing career which encompassed 17 Premiership Rugby seasons …

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It’s Time to Extend the Premiership to 14 Teams!

The Aviva Premiership remains one of the most competitive leagues in world rugby, yet failure to adapt could be holding back the competitions progress. The reason for the Premiership remaining so competitive over the years is that the governing body of the league have ensured that all 12 teams competing do so on a relatively even playing field. Salary caps, …

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