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Joe Marler Is Cited For Goading James Haskell During Their Already Infamous Confrontation

After three rounds of the Aviva Premiership, the biggest story of the young season is the incident that saw James Haskell attempt to throttle England teammate Joe Marler. The first half incident saw the pair get up close and personal, with scrum cap pulling, water throwing and throat grabbing, before Haskell was shown yellow for his loss of cool. For his …

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England Teammates Show Their Class Following Intense On-Pitch Scuffle

Sunday’s Aviva Premiership contest between Wasps and Harlequins was memorable for more than the visitors’ 24-21 victory. It also gave us the scene where England teammates Joe Marler and James Haskell got into a seriously heated tangle.  Midway through the first half, the pair became involved in a scuffle that saw Marler grab his compatriot’s scrum cap. Taking exception to the …

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Charles Piutau’s Reason For Not Returning To New Zealand Is Fantastically Admirable

Antrim , Ireland - 6 May 2017; Charles Piutau of Ulster in action against Isa Nacewa of Leinster during the Guinness PRO12 Round 22 match between Ulster and Leinster at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Outstanding Ulster full-back Charles Piutau has shared that it was an easy decision for him to stay in Europe for the sake of his family’s future rather than return to New Zealand to earn more international honours. A real game-breaker with great feet and electric pace, Piutau, according to The Irish Times, will become one of rugby’s highest paid players …

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Bath Vs Saracens: Six Players To Watch Out For

After both sides enjoyed opening round wins, Bath host European champions Saracens on Saturday afternoon at the Rec in what should be a cracking game. Bath impressed in a gutsy 27-23 win away to Leicester last weekend, registering their first win at Welford Road since 2011, while Saracens, inspired by the outstanding Schalk Brits, ran in nine tries to demolish …

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England Star Elliot Daly Signs New Deal With Wasps

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 08: Elliot Daly of the Lions celebrates after kicking a long range penalty during the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on July 8, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wasps have been given a boost with the news that England and Lions star Elliott Daly has signed a contract extension with the Coventry-based club. A product of the club’s academy, the 24-year-old has made over 150 appearances since making his debut as an 18-year-old against the Exeter Chiefs back in 2010. He has so far scored over 300 points …

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Fly-Half Ruaridh Jackson To Return To Scotland Ahead Of Pro14 Season

EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 12: Ruaridh Jackson of Harlequins is tackled by Lachie Turner of Exeter Chiefs during the Anglo-Welsh Cup Semi Final match between Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins at Sandy Park on March 12, 2017 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ruaridh Jackson is to return to former club Glasgow Warriors, Harlequins have announced on Tuesday.  31-times capped Jackson joined the London-based side last July and made 19 appearances for them, scoring 78 points. Bringing to an end a three-year absence from Scotland, the versatile 29-year-old, who can also slot in at 15, also spent two seasons with Premiership runners-up Wasps …

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Williams Calls For Stephen Jones And Danny Wilson To Be Brought In For Wales’ Autumn Internationals

CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 21: Cardiff Blues' Head Coach Danny Wilson during the pre match warm up during the Rugby Challenge Cup Pool 4 match between Cardiff Blues and Bristol at Cardiff Arms Park on January 21, 2017 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon King - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Former Wales winger Shane Williams has called for Scarlets backs coach Stephen Jones and Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson to be brought into Wales’ set-up for the upcoming autumn internationals. Williams, who starred in three World Cups and is Wales’ all-time leading try scorer, thinks the WRU need to start planning for the future with head coach Warren Gatland stepping …

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Former Leinster Star Gopperth Takes Premiership’s Top Player Award

Jimmy Gopperth

Former Leinster out-half Jimmy Gopperth, who was famously released by the province last year following the return of Johnny Sexton from Racing 92, has found life in the Aviva Premiership to be just to his liking. As Leinster and the IRFU allowed Gopperth’s contract run down, Wasps came calling for the 33-year-old New Zealander and since his arrival at the …

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England Fans Go In Hard On Ireland Lion Following Launchbury Omission

  Warren Gatland revealed his British and Irish Lions squad for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand on Wednesday and despite extending his squad from 37 to 41 players, there were still those who narrowly missed out. Despite being mooted earlier in the week, the revelation that England’s Joe Launchbury was not among the 41 names called out, has caused …

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