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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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Cockerill ready for tight battle

Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill is urging his side to bounce back from their Harlequins loss by beating Sale on Saturday and sealing a spot in the Aviva Premiership play-offs. A bonus-point victory will confirm Tigers’ place in the semi-finals while a win of any kind would be enough if fifth-placed Quins fail to beat Exeter Chiefs on Sunday. …

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McLean signs up for Sale

Sale have announced the signing of Italy international full-back Luke McLean. The 26-year-old, who will join the Aviva Premiership club from Treviso, produced some outstanding displays during this season’s RBS 6 Nations Championship. He has won 56 caps for the Azzurri and becomes Sale’s latest new recruit, following the likes of his Test team colleague Alberto De Marchi, Nathan Hines …

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Fearn to join Sharks

Sale Sharks have confirmed the signing of prop Darren Fearn from Bedford Blues for next season. The 25-year-old spent two years at the Championship club after a spell with Premiership side Newcastle. “Darren has been playing consistently well and he has been on our radar for a while,” Sale’s director of rugby Steve Diamond told the club website. [adsenseyu1] “He …

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Knee injury ends Braid’s season

Sale captain Dan Braid will miss the end of the Aviva Premiership season after knee surgery. The six-cap All Blacks flanker has undergone a minor operation and will miss the Sharks’ final two games of the campaign, against Leicester Tigers and London Irish. The 33-year-old former Auckland Blues loose-forward has been sidelined since Sale’s home victory over Northampton Saints on …

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Cipriani eyes England recall

Danny Cipriani hopes guiding Sale Sharks to a top-six Aviva Premiership finish will be enough to secure his first England call-up in six years. The 26-year-old fly-half has not featured for England since 2008, but has hit form with Sale after several troubled years. England boss Stuart Lancaster will be forced to field a weakened side for the first of …

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Almost Home – Aviva Premiership Preview – Round 21

Come Sunday night I’m pretty sure that most of the remaining questions for this season will be answered. I think we’ might know the top 4 and it will be confirmed that Worcester will be in the Championship from September. These things are, however, not certain and it is just possible that some things will go down to the last …

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