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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 […]

Hill finishes ‘very special’ career with last-minute win over Bristol

May 11th, 2008

Richard Hill brought an end to his career after Saracens’ 25-20 victory over Bristol in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

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Lipman’s war cry

May 9th, 2008

Michael Lipman has urged Bath to “keep the ball rolling” as they close in on a possible domestic and European double.
Bath confirmed their place in the Guinness Premiership play-offs last weekend after Lipman and his England colleague Olly Barkley inspired a nine-try demolition of Saracens.
Two more wins would give Bath a first league title since […]

Hill’s last stand

May 9th, 2008

As Saracens say farewell to one of the greatest players of the modern era in Richard Hill, two of the brightest prospects in English rugby will get the chance to showcase their talents in Saturday’s Guinness Premiership clash against Bristol at Milton Keynes.
Fly half Alex Goode will make his debut for Saracens while his England […]

Confident Bath ready for decider

May 9th, 2008

Bath go into their semi-final location decider with Gloucester high on confidence after handing out a thrashing to Saracens last week.
Head coach Steve Meehan said: “There is no need for us to panic or be too concerned just at the moment. We may as well enjoy things whilst they are going well. I am really […]

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 […]

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 […]

No room for hokey cokey in Kidney’s pragmatic routine

May 9th, 2008

AT a recent media gathering before Munster’s Heineken Cup semi-final showdown with Saracens, a group of journalists surrounded Lifeimi Mafi, dictaphones extended, desperately seeking insights.
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Owens in charge of Heineken final

May 8th, 2008

Nigel Owens will referee his first Heineken Cup final when he takes charge of the clash between Munster and Toulouse at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday, 24 May (17.00).
The leading Welsh official refereed his first semi-final when he was in the middle for Munster’s win over Saracens at the Ricoh Arena last month and […]