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A Secret History: The Story Of London Irish

READING, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: London Irish fans wave flags during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Northampton Saints at Madejski Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

“They say they will return again, But they won’t say exactly when…” Those are the closing lines from a song aptly named ‘London Irish’ by The Divine Comedy. With the Reading-based club’s relegation fate all but sealed after losing to Harlequins on Sunday, the Premiership is waving goodbye to one of its most historic clubs. Yet it seems few know …

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International Rugby: The World’s Oldest XV

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Nick Easter of Harlequins is held by Kieran Brookes during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

As sports science within rugby continues to improve, some players seem to be able to prolong their careers more and more, year after year. Here, we have put together a XV containing the oldest players to have taken to the field in the Aviva Premiership, Pro 12, Top 14 and Super Rugby competitions. There are some very big names here, …

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London Irish Pin Hopes On Bedford Championship Win

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: London Irish leave the field after their defeat during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Irish at Kingston Park on April 17, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Three of the Championship’s play-off semi-finalists have passed the minimum standards criteria needed to gain access to the Aviva Premiership, but Bedford Blues did not even apply for an audit. It means that in the very likely event one of Bristol, Yorkshire Carnegie or Doncaster win the Championship title, Reading-based London Irish or Newcastle Falcons will be relegated to the …

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Watch: Delon Armitage’s Best Ten Ever Tries

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 18: Toulon player Delon Armitage dives in for a try watched by Brock James of Clermont during the Heineken Cup final match between Clermont Auvergne and Toulon at Aviva Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

At the mere mention of the Armitage brothers, England fans are overcome with a sense of what might have been. Delon and Steffon have been at the heart of Toulon’s unprecedented success in Europe, but due to the RFU’s policy on overseas players, they have not represented England in recent years. While Steffon is one of the best back-row players …

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List Of Confirmed Premiership Signings For The 2016/17 Season

Premiership sides have been very active in the transfer market. When Premiership Rugby announced that they had signed a lucrative broadcast agreement with BT Sports, fans began to expect a significant number of signings. Although Wasps missed out on David Pocock, they have not been disappointed, with the likes of Matt Toomua, Schalk Burger, Ben Te’o, Taulupe Faletau and Louis Picamoles all agreeing …

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Former England Prospect Joins US PRO Rugby

READING, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Dominic Waldouck of London Irish hands off the tackle of Julien Heriteau of Agen during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between London Irish and Agen at Madejski Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

After San Francisco announced the signing of former All Blacks legend Mils Muliaina, new US PRO Rugby side Ohio have made a shrewd move by acquiring former Wasps, Northampton and London Irish centre Dom Waldouck. Originally touted as a future England international, Waldouck first burst onto the scene with Wasps and was part of the Heineken Cup-winning squad of 2007, the …

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A XV Selected From The Vast Abundance Of Foreign Talent Within The Premiership

BARNET, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Charles Piutau of Wasps scores a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Wasps at Allianz Park on February 14, in Barnet, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The Aviva Premiership gains more and more world-class foreign players each season. For example, next season Saracens will benefit from having World Cup winner Schalk Burger in their pack. There is an attraction that the English top division has that other leagues apart from the Top 14 just cannot compete with. The atmosphere, players and the competitions are all reasons …

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