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Four Players Ready To Set The London Double Header Alight

With the London Double Header taking place this Saturday, we take a look at four of the Aviva Premiership’s young stars, destined to make an impact at Twickenham. The wait is over. Friday night marked the start of the 2017/18 Premiership season and what a start it was. We saw two thrilling encounters with Gloucester putting an end to Exeter’s 17-match win streak …

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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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London Irish To Use Artificial Intelligence To Find Transfer Targets

READING, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: David Paice of London IRish scores a try during the Greene King IPA Championship match between London Irish and London Welsh at Madejski Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

Championship side London Irish are looking to completely restructure how they identify potential transfer targets. The Exiles, relegated from the top division at the end of last season, have signed a deal with artificial intelligence firm ASI Data Science, with a view to using the technology to unearth bargains, as reported by the Telegraph. Rather than sending robot scouts to …

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Should There Be A Play-Off Between The Championship’s Winners And The Premiership’s Losers?

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: The Aviva Premiership trophy sits on the edge of the pitch during the Aviva Premiership Season Launch 2011-2012 at Twickenham Stadium on August 24, 2011 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Aviva)

Taking a break from the international series briefly, it is time to look at the Premiership table and how it has changed while some players have been away on international duty. A familiar pattern has emerged with Saracens leading the way, and with new boys Bristol still winless in 12th, six points behind Worcester. At this stage last year, now relegated …

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The England ‘South African-Born’ XV

England take on South Africa in a mouth-watering fixture where the home team will be hoping for their first victory over the Springboks in almost a decade. However, a number of South African-born players have gone on to wear the white jersey and we’ve put together a team of those players and those who could go on to carry the …

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The London, South And South East England XV

Having named both ‘Northern‘ and ‘Midland‘ teams, we now move on to creating a London, South and South East England XV – made up of players born and/or bred in those parts of the country. 1) Joe Marler Born in Eastbourne, East Sussex and educated at Heathfield Community College in nearby Heathfield, Marler is now one of the leading props …

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