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Premiership kick-off is a time like no other for optimistic, attacking rugby

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Bad news for the more affectionate Premiership players on the eve of the new season – face-to-face try celebrations are still banned. Supporters can fill stadiums again – no Covid passports necessary – but pity the fo...

Premiership rugby 2021-22: complete club-by-club guide to the season

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Bath continue to run hot and cold with much depending on how quickly Danny Cipriani settles into the No 10 berth in place of the steadier Rhys Priestland who has returned home to Wales. Bath will miss forwards Zach Me...

Rangers v Celtic: Scottish Premiership – live!

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Celtic slump to opening Scottish Premiership defeat at promoted Hearts

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Newly promoted Hearts struck a dramatic late winner to stun Celtic in a pulsating Scottish Premiership opener at Tynecastle. Gary Mackay-Steven swept home from close range to open the scoring after just eight minutes,...

Exeter v Harlequins: Premiership final – live!

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Premiership final is England audition for Smith and Simmonds, says Jones

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Marcus Smith and Joe Simmonds have been challenged to stake their claims for the England No 10 jersey when they square off in the Premiership final between Harlequins and Exeter on Saturday, with Eddie Jones expected ...

Rugby union unfairly ‘singled out’ over Premiership final capacity, says Baxter

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Exeter’s director of rugby Rob Baxter says “rugby is being singled out” with only 10,000 fans allowed to watch this Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership final against Harlequins at Twickenham at a time when special dispen...

Ealing dispute RFU ruling on failure to meet Premiership stadium criteria

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Ealing Trailfinders are disputing the Rugby Football Union’s ruling that they cannot be promoted to the Premiership if they beat Saracens in the Championship final, insisting they have an agreement to use a stadium th...

Why the Premiership will soon be no country for old journeymen

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Good night and good luck to the loyal 30-plus Premiership players hanging up their battered old boots this week. For long-serving professionals such as Matt Banahan at Gloucester, Matt Cox at Worcester, Bath’s Ross Ba...

Lions handed boost as Sam Simmonds fit for Exeter’s Premiership run-in

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The British & Irish Lions have been handed a boost after Sam Simmonds was declared fit for Exeter’s Premiership run-in. The in-form No 8 rolled a troublesome ankle in last weekend’s victory against Northampton to ...

Sam Simmonds breaks Premiership record in Exeter’s win over London Irish

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Some records are harder to break than others and, at this rate, it could be a while before anyone overhauls Sam Simmonds as the most prolific try scorer in the English game. A hat-trick in front of the watching nation...

Lions reach Premiership Rugby deal over players but injury rules out Launchbury

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Warren Gatland will be able to call on players based in England for the British & Irish Lions warm-up camp in Jersey and pre-tour Test against Japan after an agreement was reached with the Premiership clubs. The n...

Young double helps Wasps halt recent Premiership slump with win over Bath

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Wasps’ miserable run of Premiership results ended as they won a game featuring nine tries against Bath at the Ricoh Arena. The hosts had lost nine of their previous 11 games but survived a strong second-half rally fro...

Premiership Rugby plans midweek fixture shift in effort to bring back fans

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Premiership Rugby is lining up midweek fixtures next month in an effort to welcome more crowds back into stadiums before the end of the season. The round 19 fixtures are slated for 14-16 May but, with the European fi...

Celtic v Rangers: Scottish Premiership – live!

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