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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 […]

Sale 7 London Irish 17: Sale sunk after Saint-André SOS signal

May 11th, 2008

Just after the quarter-hour at what was already a distinctly edgy Edgeley Park on Saturday, the man on the public address system relayed the news that Harlequins were leading at Leicester. As he did so, Philippe Saint-André leapt to his feet in the main stand, screaming the Gallic equivalent of blue murder at the nearest […]

Leicester 31 Harlequins 28: Varndell pounces late to keep Tigers in the trophy hunt

May 11th, 2008

It is all very cheek by jowl in the grandstand at Leicester, a club which likes to thrive on peer pressure. Marcelo Loffreda and his coaches sit next to the directors’ box, which is one row in front of the press area, which houses the visiting coaches - in this case Dean Richards, that eminent […]

Leicester 31, Harlequins 28: Varndell’sva va voom restores the roar to Tigers

May 10th, 2008

Leicester’s fans came here with their heads full of a dream and a nightmare. The latter was that their team would lose and London Irish would win at Sale and that the Tigers - twice European champions - would fail to qualify for the Heineken Cup for the first time. Two minutes into added time, […]

Rugby: Steyn’s Bath connection shows game’s poor health

May 9th, 2008

And still it continues. It is only four days since Harlequins confirmed the signing of the All Black outside-half Nick Evans - news met with much wailing and gnashing of teeth down Auckland way - yet the focus has already shifted…
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Casey denied place in full Ireland squad

May 9th, 2008

London Irish captain Bob Casey has missed out on a place in the Ireland squad for the sumer tour of New Zealand and Australia.
The Exiles skipper, who led Irish to the last four of the Heineken Cup this season, is included in the group that will face the Barbarians at Kingsholm on May 27 but […]

Murphy back for Tigers

May 9th, 2008

Tigers head coach Marcelo Loffreda has named 11 internationals in his starting line up for this Saturday’s must-win clash with Harlequins at Welford Road.
Loffreda names six of the backline that featured in last weekend’s match at Newcastle, with Johne Murphy returning from a two-game injury absence to claim the left-wing berth.
In the forward pack, Boris […]

Vainikolo back for Gloucester

May 9th, 2008

Gloucester will make two changes - including one positional - for their Guinness Premiership showdown against Bath tomorrow.
Lesley Vainikolo and Gareth Delve will both return in the only changes to Dean Ryan’s starting line-up from the side that beat Wasps last Sunday.
Vainikolo returns from a hamstring strain picked up against Saracens which means Iain Balshaw […]

Taione heads for Quins

May 9th, 2008

Harlequins have announced the signing of firebrand Tongan International, Epi Taione from Super 14 side, Natal Sharks.
Taione is currently serving a suspension for headbuting that ended his Sharks career prematurely, and he has a chequered past in English rugby as well after he was banned for biting whilst at Sale Sharks. Taione also played for […]