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London Irish Are Back In The Bigtime And There Is Widespread Joy

READING, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: The London Irish side celebrate with the trophy during the Greene King IPA Championship Final Second Leg match between London Irish and Yorkshire Carnegie at the Madejski Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Reading, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Following a year in the Championship, London Irish are back in the big time. After their relegation from the Premiership 12 months ago, the Exiles were widely expected to bounce back. The Reading-based side sealed their promotion tonight with a thrilling victory over Yorkshire Carnegie on a scoreline of 55-48. FT London Irish 55-48 Yorkshire. We’re back in the Premiership! …

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Denny Solomona Set To Miss England’s Tour Of Argentina

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Denny Solomona looks on during the England training session held at Brighton College on May 16, 2017 in Brighton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It looks as though Denny Solomona will have to wait that bit longer to make his debut for England. Having recently qualified to play for the Red Rose under the residency laws, Eddie Jones wasted little time in drafting the Sale Sharks wing into his inexperienced squad for the nation’s upcoming tour of Argentina. However, having left Solomona out of …

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The Likely England XV To Take On The Barbarians

With England coach Eddie Jones having named his squad to take on the Barbarians next Sunday, we put together a team of the players Jones is likely to field in the match. Because Jones is unable to select any Wasps or Exeter players involved in next weekend’s Premiership final, as well as any internationals involved with Lions training, it means …

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Preview: Can Saracens Get The Job Done In Exeter?

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MAY 13: Chris Ashton of Saracens celebrates after scoring the opening try during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Saracens at Murrayfield Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After the end of last season, when Saracens were crowned European and English champions, many predicted Saracens would guarantee a home semi-final this season. On January 1st 2017, this looked to be the case but after a purple patch during the Six Nations where they were winless in three consecutive games (drawing with Exeter and losing to Worcester and Gloucester). …

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