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Matthew Hardy

Matt is a student and teenager currently beginning a journalism degree at City, University of London. He has a passion for a broad range of sports but specialises in rugby and is a Gloucester Rugby fan.

Jonny May Joins Leicester As Ed Slater Signs For Gloucester

Gloucester Rugby have confirmed the signing of Leicester’s Ed Slater, with Jonny May going the other way.  Speculation around the transfer has been widespread of late and it is thought that the swap involves a monetary figure heading to the Cherry and Whites as part of the deal. This figure, according to Gloucestershire Live, is said to be around £150,000. Slater, who …

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Gloucester Rugby In Investment Talks With Montpellier Owner [Report]

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: A general view of Kingsholm Stadium ahead of the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and Wasps at Kingsholm Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Aviva Premiership club, Gloucester Rugby, is said to be in talks with Mohed Altrad, the owner of Groupe Altrad. Gloucester, who lay 9th in the Aviva Premiership, have reportedly held disuccsions with Montpellier owner Altrad, according to Gloucestershire Live. The Syrian-born French billionaire is seeking a 55% investment in the West Country club. Altrad With a career in finance and management, Altrad could …

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The European Rugby Challenge Cup: As It Stands After Round Two

20 European clubs have completed two rounds of the pool stages of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. After round two, does anyone stand out? With a third of the pool games completed and the knockout stages being determined via a table, the 20-team table has been produced as a result of the first two fixtures. Continue reading below _____ Make sure …

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Gloucester Trio Set To Depart At The End Of The Season [Report]

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Ben Morgan of Gloucester runs with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Bath at Kingsholm Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Premiership side Gloucester could be set for a massive shake-up. GloucestershireLive have reported that three of Gloucester’s most instrumental playmakers could be in line for a potential transfer. Matt Kvesic, James Hook and Ben Morgan are all said to be leaving Castle Grim. With the possible departure of three significant squad members, where will Gloucester invest to fill the hole? Matt Kvesic …

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European Rugby Champions Cup: As It Stands After Round Two

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Michael Rhodes of Saracens is congratulated after scoring a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Scarlets at Allianz Park on October 22, 2016 in Barnet, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Twenty European clubs have completed two rounds of the pool stages of the European Rugby Champions Cup. After round two, does anyone stand out? With a third of the pool games completed and the knockout stages being determined via a table, the 20 team table has been produced as a result of the first two fixtures. Information has been gathered via http://www.epcrugby.com/europeanrugbychampionscup/pools/index.php European …

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Confirmed: Chris Ashton Leaving Saracens For Toulon

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Chris Ashton of Saracens in action action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Twickenham Stadium on September 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Toulon have announced this morning via Twitter that Saracens’ star winger Chris Ashton has joined the French club now under the control of Mike Ford. Ford’s new focus? Toulon announced the signing at 12 o’clock noon. Un renfort de poids au @RCTofficiel la saison prochaine : @ChrisAshton1 (photo Matthew Impey, Wired Photos) ! https://t.co/9W2hXrYyFt pic.twitter.com/xrXmmSIgve — RCT – RC Toulon …

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Opinion: The Continued Rise Of Georgian Rugby Means Decision Makers Must Act

Considering the combination of a very impressive 2015 Rugby World Cup, a ninth European Nations Cup in 2016 and an unbeaten summer tour of the Pacific Nations, has Georgia announced itself as a top tier rugby nation and does it deserve Italy’s spot within the Six Nations? The 2015 Rugby World Cup was Georgia’s fourth consecutive appearance at the prestigious tournament …

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Gloucester Rugby: A Club In Purgatory?

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Willi Heinz of Gloucester Rugby looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and London Irish at Kingsholm Stadium on January 2, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images).

Going into the Premiership Rugby’s 21st professional campaign, having been a member in the founding 1996/97 season, have Gloucester Rugby reached their potential or has the club simply become content in holding top flight status? Founded in 1873, Gloucester Rugby Club has been a true stayer as a club with prestige and respect within the rugby world. However, having never …

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