London Irish

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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Premiership Rugby 2014/15 Fixtures and Predictions

This is the full list of Aviva Premiership fixtures for the 2014/2015 season, announced by Craig Doyle in the BT Sport Tower. The fixtures start with Northampton, the reigning champions, and the London Double Header. Also, there is Saracens’ game against Harlequins at Wembley to look forward to later on in the season, and Wasps’ home game labeled ‘The Stinger’ …

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The Alternative Premiership Rugby Awards

With the league part of the season now over we though it would be a good time to take a look at those fans, coaches and players who may not have made it into the main Premiership awards yet have managed to light up the league none the less. Here are our alternative Premiership awards; The Ironman Award – Wayne …

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Last Four Standing

At half-time yesterday all six of my predictions made it look like I knew what I was talking about and I almost tweeted as much. Luckily I didn’t, as the second 40 saw two of them go pear shaped (a bit like some props I know). Still, I’ll settle for 4 out of 6 as it doesn’t make me look …

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Season Stand Outs

With Saracens booking a Heineken Cup Final berth against retiring England legend, Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon, English Rugby Union’s top sides have proven themselves to be amongst Europe’s elite. A season that many couldn’t have predicted, riddled with fan displeasure, refereeing mishaps and general jaw-dropping moments, has once again, been one for the history books. It’s hard to piece together all the bum squeaking, nail …

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Premiership R21 Review – Multiple Guess

Don’t laugh – but I had a pretty good week with my Premiership predictions (why else would I be writing this first thing on Monday?).   In the end I managed 5 ½ out of 6 right. I gave myself the ½ for predicting that Saints would triumph at the Rec. I claim a moral victory for this as Bath …

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Exiles swoop for Noakes

London Irish have signed fly-half Chris Noakes from Super Rugby franchise Auckland Blues on a two-year contract. Noakes, 28, has also represented the Highlanders and is eligible to play for England. He will compete with Shane Geraghty and Ian Humphreys for the fly-half duties at the Madejski Stadium. “Chris is a very accomplished fly half,” Irish director of rugby Brian …

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