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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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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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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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Is Manu Tuilagi England’s Answer At 12?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manusamoa Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Manu Tuilagi has been named at 12 for Leicester’s Premiership fixture against Harlequins on Friday, only his second game back after 15 months away from the game. Can he be the answer to England’s long-term problems at inside centre? Paul Wassell investigates. Owen Farrell has started both of England’s Six Nations games at inside centre this season and has made …

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Rugby’s Embracing Of Artificial Pitches May Come To A Halt With Potential Cancer Fears

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Falcons player Juan Pablo Socino slips on the new artificial pitch as he runs at Ofisa Treviranus during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Irish at Kingston Park on September 14, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

A growing number of British clubs and regions have moved away from traditional grass pitches and have spent many hundreds of thousands of pounds installing 3G artificial surfaces, but this may be threatened with increasing question marks over the rubber crumb found within them. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Nigel Maguire, a former NHS trust chief executive whose son …

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What’s Happening In The Champions Cup Ahead Of Round 6?

The race to the Champions Cup final in Lyon is firmly underway. Each European club aspires to write their name in history and win this prestigious cup. It’s a dream for most but this season it’s a reality for more clubs than ever before. Pool 1 features Oyonnax, Toulouse, Ulster and Saracens. The latter is already through to the next stage. Sarries have …

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Could Discipline Be England’s Undoing?

Chris Ashton has been cited for gouging. He is alleged to have deliberately touched Ulster centre Luke Marshall’s eye, during Saracens win over Ulster. If he is found guilty, he could be on the receiving end of a 12 week ban. As Chris Ashton has only just been recalled to the England team, this charge must worry new coach Eddie …

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Five Uncapped Players To Watch Out For In 2016

Everyone dreams of being the next big thing. The man who takes the world by storm and shoots from the shadows into the limelight. In 2015, a number of stellar tyros, including Waisake Naholo and Jessie Kriel made the step up from Super Rugby supremoes to international level. The undoubted international newcomer of the year, however, was Hurricanes star Nehe …

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