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The Premiership’s Cross-Atlantic Folly

HARRISON, NJ - MARCH 12: Sean Maitland #15 of London Irish carries the ball in the first half against Saracens during the Aviva Premiership match on March 12, 2016 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Last night Saracens defeated London Irish 26-16 in a half full Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. The match was a bid to grow rugby in the United States, but is it really worth the effort? The Americas is the ground where rugby can really grow still and the Premiership sides tried their best. But in a Six Nations weekend, they would …

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What Would English Regional Teams Look Like?

Gloucester Rugby v Sale Sharks

Imagine that somehow, despite everything this writer had previously written, the RFU and the clubs had agreed to completely alter the face of rugby in England with the replacement of the existing club structure with 5 regional sides. It’ll never happen, but it is fun to hypothesise on the potential line ups of each team. Here are some of the …

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Aviva Premiership: Ones To Watch This Weekend

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: during day 2 of the HSBC Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium on February 07, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Gallo Images)

Paul Wassell takes a closer look at the standout fixtures happening in the Aviva Premiership this weekend. _____ Harlequins vs Leicester, Friday 19th February (Kick-off: 7:45pm) After last weekend’s 28-6 loss to Gloucester, Harlequins will be looking to make amends against a revived Leicester outfit. Marland Yarde will be looking to show Eddie Jones what he is missing out on …

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London Irish Sign Kiwi Fly Half

Another New Zealander will make the trip north. London Irish last night confirmed the capture of Hurricanes fly half, James Marshall. However the 27 year old will not join the Exiles until after the end of the 2016 Super Rugby season. This will be Marshall’s second taste of northern hemisphere rugby, after playing with the now defunct Italian side, Aironi, …

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Bath Sign Kiwi Fly Half

Bath have signed yet another player. Bath have announced the signing of Kiwi playmaker, Dan Bowden. The fly half, who can also play in midfield, will join Bath in January. Bowden joins from the Auckland Blues and will give Bath additional depth during the Six Nations when George Ford and Jonathan Joseph and called up to the England squad. Having previously played …

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Video: Bath Score Length Of Field Try Vs London Irish

Bath Rugby have had a rough week, with the news that Sam Burgess is returning to Rugby League, and the fallout that ensued. With the prospect of opening their European campaign this weekend to none other than French giants Toulon, the English outfit badly needed a win against London Irish to lift morale. That is exactly what they did, as Rhys …

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Aviva Rugby Premiership Game To Be Played In New York

2015 has seen Rugby Union stray into unchartered territories around the globe, particularly Japan. However, there are ongoing efforts to penetrate the American market, with the US Eagles hosting New Zealand in Soldier Field, Chicago last November. In fact, such is the brand of the All-Blacks there that they look set to return to the ‘Windy City’ next year to take …

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