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Bristol Bears Join The Trend, Name Eight ‘Impact Players’ In Squad

Bristol Bears have announced the 23-man squad they’re going with for their Premiership opener against Bath tomorrow and the biggest eye-catcher has nothing to do with the players selected. After the rather bizarre trend that seen several high-profile clubs rename the various roles that make up their match-day squad, Bristol Bears have managed to come through with a 23-man squad …

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Ashton Could Face Ban Following Pre-Season Punch-Up

England and Sale winger Chris Ashton could be facing a lengthy ban after punching Castres’ Rory Kockott in a pre-season friendly. Ashton saw red for the incident which took place in the early stages of the second half of Sale’s 20-17 victory over the French side on Friday. Kockott was also sent off for his involvement by referee Romain Poite who is …

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Gallagher Premiership Table Predictions: The Battle for Survival

In 11 days, the Gallagher Premiership season will begin as the newly promoted and newly named Bristol Bears host Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate. In a series of three articles, Pundit Arena will be analysing the twelve teams in the League and order them based on where we believe they’ll finish. We start with the four bottom teams and given …

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Bath sign South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from the Lions

English Premiership side Bath have signed South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from Super Rugby finalists the Lions. The 31-year-old started the Super Rugby final in Christchurch on Saturday, when the Lions suffered a 37-18 defeat to the Crusaders. Van Rooyen has made more than 60 appearances for the Johannesburg-based Lions, making his debut four years ago. He will enhance …

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Chris Ashton Has Returned To The Premiership With Sale Sharks

TOULON, FRANCE - DECEMBER 09: Chris Ashton of Toulon looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between RC Toulon and Bath Rugby at Stade Felix Mayol on December 9, 2017 in Toulon, . (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Chris Ashton’s return to the Premiership is official, with confirmation that he has joined Sale Sharks. Sale announced the news on Tuesday evening, with Ashton returning to his homeland after spending one season in the Top 14 with Toulon. Welcome to the #SharksFamily @ChrisAshton1! 🦈 Read more here 👉https://t.co/Q2vONXZLZP pic.twitter.com/AEDMPm90nL — Sale Sharks🦈 (@SaleSharksRugby) July 3, 2018 The Times have reported …

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