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Gloucester Add Two More Forwards Following Williams Signing

Fraser Balmain

Gloucester have continued to bolster their squad for next season after confirming that Leicester prop Fraser Balmain and Worcester front-rower Val Rapava-Ruskin will both be joining David Humphrey’s side next season. The acquisition of Balmain and Rapava-Ruskin follows the signings of Tigers playmaker Owen Williams and Lyon backrower Carl Fearns who will also make their way to the Kingsholm next season. Director …

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Gloucester Confirm The Signing Of Owen Williams

Owen Williams

Gloucester have confirmed the signing of Wales hopeful Owen Williams next season after the player agreed to personal terms with the club. After signing for the Tigers from the Scarlets in 2013, Williams has amassed over 500 points during his time at Welford Road with the versatile inside back following forwards Carl Fearns, Fraser Balmain and Val Rapava Ruskin to …

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Gloucester Coach Denies Saint-Andre Rumours

France v Italy - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

Gloucester Director of Rugby David Humphreys has vehemently denied that the club may bring in former coach Philippe Saint-Andre as his replacement. Billionaire Mohed Altrad – current owner of Top 14 side Montpellier – is looking to buy the club and take over from majority shareholder Martin St Quinton. Recent media reports have suggested Altrad wants to bring in his …

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Welsh Hooker Richard Hibbard Signs New Deal At Gloucester

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Richard Hibbard of Gloucester breaks with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm Stadium on September 2, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Lions hooker Richard Hibbard has signed a new deal at Gloucester. Thanks for all the kind messages. V pleased to have signed on again with @gloucesterrugby. Great club & fans – looking forward to the future — Richard Hibbard (@richardhibbard2) November 22, 2016 The experienced 32 year-old has impressed at Kingsholm since joining the club from his home region …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Gloucester

Gloucester Rugby v Northampton Saints - Aviva Premiership

Gloucester are still very much in a rebuilding phase after former Ireland fly-half David Humphreys took over as director of rugby at the end of the 2014-2015 season, bringing in a new coaching team featuring Brumbies attack guru Laurie Fisher now acting as head coach. The club has also seen upheaval off the pitch as former owner Ryan Walkinshaw sold …

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Exclusive: Former Munster Coach In The Running To Become Director Of Rugby

LIMERICK, IRELAND - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Thomond Park during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Munster and Saracens at Thomond Park on October 24, 2014 in Limerick, Ireland.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Munster’s search for a new Director of Rugby appears to be narrowing. Although Munster fans had hoped that Conor O’Shea would become the province’s new Director of Rugby, any such thoughts were quickly dashed when it was announced that the Harlequins coach would become the next Italian boss. Indeed, Munster’s list of potential candidates seems to have shortened, after Fox News in Australia also stressed …

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Gloucester Sign Scottish International

Samoa v Scotland - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Gloucester have made a much needed addition to their midfield. Gloucester have this morning announced the signing of Scottish international centre, Matt Scott. The cherry and whites revealed the news on the club’s website, with Scott set to join Gloucester at the beginning of next season. A clearly delighted David Humphreys stated that the 33 times capped international ‘will add real …

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Provincial Preview: Ulster Rugby

Ravenhill Stadium

This week’s Provincial Preview sees Ulster Rugby come under the spotlight, as the province looks to put last year’s roller-coaster campaign behind them. Overview Summertime in Belfast is never dull. The usual stories and arguments over contentious parades, flags and violence pepper the media outlets leaving very little room for any other news. However, this off season, Ulster Rugby has done its …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Nick Cummins

Matt Cassidy is here for this week’s edition of ‘Who’s Hot & Who’s Not’ in a week where we bid farewell to the legendary Honey Badger. Who’s Hot? Nick Cummins The wacky Wallaby wing will not be representing Australia at next year’s World Cup after signing a lucrative contract with West Red Sparks in Japan. There is nothing new about …

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Ulster Rugby At A Crossroads

Ravenhill Stadium

Pre-season training has begun at the four provinces, with much change since the end of last year, most notably in Ulster Rugby where there is still surprise among the fans at the dismissal of Mark Anscombe as Head Coach.   Anscombe only signed an extension to his initial two-year contract in February of this year and his no-nonsense style endeared …

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