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Premieirship Awards nominees revealed

May 12th, 2008

Following a thrilling final round of matches on Saturday, the nominees for the Guinness Premiership Awards have been announced today.
Gloucester Rugby, who finished top of the Guinness Premiership, have two players nominated for the Guinness Premiership Player of the Season; winger James Simpson-Daniel and Fijian flanker Akapusi Qera.
Simpson-Daniel was the third top try scorer in […]

Gloucester eager to shed nearly-men tag

May 12th, 2008

James Simpson-Daniel is determined to help Gloucester cast off their nearly-men tag and finally savour Guinness Premiership title glory.
Gloucester are a win away from reaching a third Premiership final in six seasons after Simpson-Daniel’s scorching try secured an 8-6 victory over Bath.
While Bath now head to play-off opponents Wasps next Sunday, Gloucester have a chance […]

Four say farewell to Worcester

May 9th, 2008

Worcester Warrior say farewell to four players tomorrow as Tony Windo, Shane Drahm, Drew Hickey and Thinus Delport play their last game Sixways Stadium when they  face Newcastle Falcons.
Windo, who will retire at the end of this season to take up a coaching role at the club, is named in the front row alongside Wales […]

Loffreda: I will fight on

May 9th, 2008

Leicester’s bid for a successful Guinness Premiership title defence is likely to reach its painful conclusion tomorrow.
And the Tigers could even miss out on Heineken Cup qualification next season if their former boss Dean Richards masterminds a Welford Road victory for his current club Harlequins.
Leicester must win to be assured of top-flight European rugby next […]

Beattie to skipper Falcons

May 9th, 2008

Newcastle Falcons have named their team for the final game of the season as they make the Guinness Premiership trip to Worcester on Saturday, captained by former Scotland flanker Ross Beattie.
Acting director of rugby Steve Bates will wait on late fitness tests on Tait brothers Mathew (hip) and Alex (head), but in what is his […]

Edwards eyeing home semi-final

May 8th, 2008

Wasps coach Shaun Edwards is hoping Guinness Premiership leaders Gloucester do not field an under-strength side in their last match of the regular season against Bath on Saturday.
Wasps kept alive their hopes of a home semi-final in the play-offs thanks to a 32-13 bonus-point win over Newcastle at Kingston Park last night but need Bath […]

Varndell commits to Tigers

May 7th, 2008

Wing Tom Varndell has signed a new contract with Guinness Premiership champions Leicester.
England international Varndell joins the likes of Martin Corry, Martin Castrogiovanni and George Chuter, who have also agreed fresh deals with the Tigers this season.
Varndell said: “I am very happy to be staying at the club. It is still regarded as one of […]

Bates enjoying victory buzz

May 7th, 2008

Steve Bates is confident his Newcastle Falcons players are ready for their second outing in just four days ahead of their Guinness Premiership clash with Wasps at Kingston Park.
The game comes on the back of Sunday’s dramatic 28-25 victory over league champions Leicester Tigers and Bates will make several personnel changes and a number of […]

Cipriani scoops Premiership award

May 1st, 2008

Danny Cipriani has won the Guinness Premiership Player of the Month award for April after spearheading London Wasps’s charge into Premiership play-off contention.
The month saw Wasps win their sixth, seventh and eighth consecutive league matches in which Cipriani scored 48 points in total, all bar five coming from what has become an unerring boot.
Wasps […]

Fletcher set for England role

April 30th, 2008

Former Newcastle boss John Fletcher has landed a coaching role with the Rugby Football Union.
Fletcher, a mentor to England stars like Toby Flood and Mathew Tait at Kingston Park, left the Falcons earlier this season.
But he has now been appointed as an RFU national academy coach and full-time England under-18 coach from July 1.
Fletcher, 37, […]