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Slimline Harry Williams at peak of his powers after lockdown weighting game

Slimline Harry Williams at peak of his powers after lockdown weighting game

Harry Williams is not someone who normally does anything by halves, but the Exeter Chiefs prop reined himself in during the celebrations of his club’s Gallaghe [...]

Read full article: Slimline Harry Williams at peak of his p...→
Jermain Defoe hits 300-goal landmark

Jermain Defoe hits 300-goal landmark

Jermain Defoe, the Rangers striker, has described as “special” his 300th club goal, which helped the Premiership leaders to overcome Livingston at Ibrox yester [...]

Read full article: Jermain Defoe hits 300-goal landmark...→
Steven Gerrard reckons rough diamond Calvin Bassey is ready to shine - and push Borna Barisic for Rangers left back spot

Steven Gerrard reckons rough diamond Calvin Bassey is ready to shine - and push Borna Barisic for Rangers left back spot

RANGERS may have won convincingly against Celtic at Parkhead in the Premiership last week and might have been deserved victors over Standard Liege…

Read full article: Steven Gerrard reckons rough diamond Cal...→
Ibrox investor Stuart Gibson feeling 'pretty good' on Rangers silverware prospects this term

Ibrox investor Stuart Gibson feeling 'pretty good' on Rangers silverware prospects this term

STUART GIBSON joked he would have had no complaints had the Premiership campaign been halted at half-time of the Old Firm clash last weekend.

Read full article: Ibrox investor Stuart Gibson feeling 'pr...→
How much have Ross County improved defensively from last season? | Press and Journal

How much have Ross County improved defensively from last season? | Press and Journal

Ross County's defensive struggles on their first season back in the Premiership last term were well-documented.

Read full article: How much have Ross County improved defen...→
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Ellis Genge demands overhaul of player contracts

Ellis Genge demands overhaul of player contracts

Ellis Genge has called for a mass overhaul of the contract system in the Gallagher Premiership. The England prop has echoed comments made by Dave Attwood in Th [...]

Read full article: Ellis Genge demands overhaul of player c...→
Julian Taylor: Neil Lennon will have to ask big questions of below par Celtic after failing to fire a shot in tame Old Firm defeat

Julian Taylor: Neil Lennon will have to ask big questions of below par Celtic after failing to fire a shot in tame Old Firm defeat

The drawbridge was pulled up at Celtic Park by bleak necessity - but it was a tantalising taste of old days as Rangers stormed the defences, extending their le [...]

Read full article: Julian Taylor: Neil Lennon will have to ...→
‘Why is it always us?’ Three players out as Covid-19 curse strikes again at St Mirren

‘Why is it always us?’ Three players out as Covid-19 curse strikes again at St Mirren

St Mirren have been the Premiership’s unluckiest club during the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only have they been hit by multiple positive tests on three separate oc [...]

Read full article: ‘Why is it always us?’ Three players out...→
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Clubs could go bust by Christmas, says Premiership chief executive Darren Childs

Clubs could go bust by Christmas, says Premiership chief executive Darren Childs

The chief executive of Premiership Rugby has warned that professional clubs in England will go bust within weeks unless they receive a government bailout.Darre [...]

Read full article: Clubs could go bust by Christmas, says P...→
Exclusive interview: Meet Jake Woolmore and Sam Bedlow - the housemates who could lead Bristol Bears to the Premiership title

Exclusive interview: Meet Jake Woolmore and Sam Bedlow - the housemates who could lead Bristol Bears to the Premiership title

Neither player was a leading light upon arrival at Ashton Gate but both have managed to establish themselves as stalwarts in Pat Lam's side

Read full article: Exclusive interview: Meet Jake Woolmore ...→
RFU inquiry as new coronavirus cases force Sale Sharks to forfeit Gallagher Premiership match

RFU inquiry as new coronavirus cases force Sale Sharks to forfeit Gallagher Premiership match

The controversially postponed Gallagher Premiership fixture between Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors was cancelled yesterday when eight further positive coro [...]

Read full article: RFU inquiry as new coronavirus cases for...→
Premiership's mishandling of its Covid-19 crisis has badly dented its credibility

Premiership's mishandling of its Covid-19 crisis has badly dented its credibility

A full review of the testing system and safety protocols across the 12 clubs should be carried out to reduce the risk of another outbreak

Read full article: Premiership's mishandling of its Covid-1...→
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Why are Leicester still so bad? Unless Tigers develop their attack, they will have wasted a precious free hit

Why are Leicester still so bad? Unless Tigers develop their attack, they will have wasted a precious free hit

Just about every club in the Premiership has identifiable attacking principles to fall back on - with Leicester there is a lack of invention

Read full article: Why are Leicester still so bad? Unless T...→
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Kris Commons urges Neil Lennon to ditch formation that 'doesn't work'

Kris Commons urges Neil Lennon to ditch formation that 'doesn't work'

The former Hoops star claims watching the Premiership champions has become a chore in recent weeks.

Read full article: Kris Commons urges Neil Lennon to ditch ...→
Exeter seal double as Joe Simmonds punishes Wasps in Premiership final

Exeter seal double as Joe Simmonds punishes Wasps in Premiership final

Exeter added the Premiership crown to the European Champions Cup by edging past Wasps 19-13 in atrocious conditions at Twickenham

Read full article: Exeter seal double as Joe Simmonds punis...→
Wasps without 11 players for Gallagher Premiership final as Lee Blackett lifts lid on ‘sleepless nights’ over positive Covid-19 tests

Wasps without 11 players for Gallagher Premiership final as Lee Blackett lifts lid on ‘sleepless nights’ over positive Covid-19 tests

Wasps will be without four frontline players and a further seven back-up options for the Gallagher Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.Despite [...]

Read full article: Wasps without 11 players for Gallagher P...→

Execution over emotion for Portadown boss Matthew Tipton

It was a case of pragmatism over passion for Portadown boss Matthew Tipton as he set aside the emotion of Mid-Ulster derby delight on the club’s Premiership re [...]

Read full article: Execution over emotion for Portadown bos...→
St Johnstone hold nerve in eight-goal thriller to climb off bottom

St Johnstone hold nerve in eight-goal thriller to climb off bottom

They almost contrived to throw it away, but St Johnstone hoisted themselves off the foot of the Premiership with this roller-coaster victory over Hamilton.Call [...]

Read full article: St Johnstone hold nerve in eight-goal th...→
Chris Jack: Rangers must capitalise on chance to apply pressure to Celtic with an Old Firm win

Chris Jack: Rangers must capitalise on chance to apply pressure to Celtic with an Old Firm win

STEVEN Gerrard’s first two seasons at Rangers were a case of so near yet so far. They were better, but not quite good enough in the Premiership.

Read full article: Chris Jack: Rangers must capitalise on c...→
Sir Ian McGeechan's Gallagher Premiership awards 2019-20

Sir Ian McGeechan's Gallagher Premiership awards 2019-20

Player of the season, breakthrough player and best lockdown signings are among the categories, with Sir Ian also picking his dream XV

Read full article: Sir Ian McGeechan's Gallagher Premiershi...→
No cases of Covid-19 from test events

No cases of Covid-19 from test events

The past two test events for fans involving teams from football’s Premier League and rugby union’s Gallagher Premiership did not lead to a single case of coron [...]

Read full article: No cases of Covid-19 from test events...→
Sale Sharks forfeit Worcester game after Covid-19 outbreak spreads

Sale Sharks forfeit Worcester game after Covid-19 outbreak spreads

The controversially postponed Gallagher Premiership fixture between Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors was cancelled today when eight further positive coronavi [...]

Read full article: Sale Sharks forfeit Worcester game after...→
The Monday Overview: Bristol have been a gift to the Premiership

The Monday Overview: Bristol have been a gift to the Premiership

A little over 13 years have passed since Bristol Bears made the Premiership playoffs for the first, and until now, only time. Since, they have continuously yo- [...]

Read full article: The Monday Overview: Bristol have been a...→
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Results Wasps, Bath, Bristol and Sale Sharks need to make Premiership play-offs

Results Wasps, Bath, Bristol and Sale Sharks need to make Premiership play-offs

The final round of England's Gallagher Premiership is upon us, and four teams are in contention to claim the three remaining top-four spots

Read full article: Results Wasps, Bath, Bristol and Sale Sh...→
Pat Lam hoping win in rain is a dry run for final day

Pat Lam hoping win in rain is a dry run for final day

Pat Lam had characterised the mental challenge that Bristol Bears faced in their quest to land a European and Gallagher Premiership double as “fighter or victi [...]

Read full article: Pat Lam hoping win in rain is a dry run ...→
St Mirren 0, Kilmarnock 1: Kabamba pounces to send Buddies bottom

St Mirren 0, Kilmarnock 1: Kabamba pounces to send Buddies bottom

ST MIRREN will spend the next week propping up the rest of the Premiership after Nicke Kabamba’s first-half strike proved decisive for Kilmarnock,…

Read full article: St Mirren 0, Kilmarnock 1: Kabamba pounc...→
Robbie Savage can't resist Celtic jibe as Chris Sutton lies in wait

Robbie Savage can't resist Celtic jibe as Chris Sutton lies in wait

The pundit was left smiling after the Foxes' 1-0 win at Arsenal and he had a pop at the Premiership champions in the process.

Read full article: Robbie Savage can't resist Celtic jibe a...→
Neil Lennon's Celtic approach slammed by furious radio caller

Neil Lennon's Celtic approach slammed by furious radio caller

A draw with Aberdeen made it three games without a win for the Premiership champions.

Read full article: Neil Lennon's Celtic approach slammed by...→
The Breakdown | Chemistry counts when it comes to Eddie Jones's selection methods

The Breakdown | Chemistry counts when it comes to Eddie Jones's selection methods

England’s coach has his favourites and one of his foibles is not always trusting Premiership form as a barometer

Read full article: The Breakdown | Chemistry counts when it...→
Hamilton crash to another heavy defeat, talking points from a tough night

Hamilton crash to another heavy defeat, talking points from a tough night

Accies stay rock bottom of the Premiership table following a horror show under the lights at Pittodrie.

Read full article: Hamilton crash to another heavy defeat, ...→
Further doubt cast on Wasps' presence in Gallagher Premiership final after four more positive coronavirus tests

Further doubt cast on Wasps' presence in Gallagher Premiership final after four more positive coronavirus tests

It means the Midlands club have now returned a total of 11 positive tests in five days and as a result training continues to be cancelled

Read full article: Further doubt cast on Wasps' presence in...→
Premiership’s top team consistently punished by the play-offs

Premiership’s top team consistently punished by the play-offs

If Wasps cannot field a squad to face Exeter in the Gallagher Premiership final six days from now they will forfeit the match. Nobody wants that, least of all [...]

Read full article: Premiership’s top team consistently puni...→
Matthew Tipton: Mid-Ulster derby clash with Glenavon is perfect start to get Portadown's juices flowing again

Matthew Tipton: Mid-Ulster derby clash with Glenavon is perfect start to get Portadown's juices flowing again

After three years outside of the Premiership, Portadown will return with a bang - and manager Matthew Tipton is licking his lips at the prospect.

Read full article: Matthew Tipton: Mid-Ulster derby clash w...→
Thomas Young blows away viewers, reaches final and leaves Wales fans frustrated

Thomas Young blows away viewers, reaches final and leaves Wales fans frustrated

Thomas Young and his back row partner Jack Willis were spectacular as Wasps destroyed Bristol to reach the Premiership final

Read full article: Thomas Young blows away viewers, reaches...→
Harlequins: we’ve shown everyone how to handle return of crowds

Harlequins: we’ve shown everyone how to handle return of crowds

Harlequins believe they have developed a blueprint for the safe return of supporters to live sport after staging a successful trial for 3,500 fans at a Gallagh [...]

Read full article: Harlequins: we’ve shown everyone how to ...→
Sale Sharks' make-or-break Premiership clash with Worcester cancelled after more positive Covid tests

Sale Sharks' make-or-break Premiership clash with Worcester cancelled after more positive Covid tests

Sale required a victory to leapfrog Bath into fourth place and the forfeit now dashes their hopes of reaching the Premiership play-offs

Read full article: Sale Sharks' make-or-break Premiership c...→
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Departing Saracens leave it late to spoil Bath’s play-off push

Departing Saracens leave it late to spoil Bath’s play-off push

If Saracens were not going to win the Premiership this season, they would certainly do their utmost to deny anyone else the pleasure.Here, on their last outing [...]

Read full article: Departing Saracens leave it late to spoi...→
Sale's clash with Worcester postponed after positive COVID-19 tests

Sale's clash with Worcester postponed after positive COVID-19 tests

Published: 09:48 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 15:57 BST, 3 October 2020... Sale Sharks' final Premiership match against Worcester Warriors has been postponed [...]

Read full article: Sale's clash with Worcester postponed af...→
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Watkins confident Aberdeen can challenge the established order at the top of the table | Press and Journal

Watkins confident Aberdeen can challenge the established order at the top of the table | Press and Journal

Aberdeen attacker Marley Watkins is targeting Celtic and Rangers after insisting the Dons are not in the Premiership just to make up the numbers.

Read full article: Watkins confident Aberdeen can challenge...→
Slimline Harry Williams at peak of his powers after lockdown weighting game

Slimline Harry Williams at peak of his powers after lockdown weighting game

Harry Williams is not someone who normally does anything by halves, but the Exeter Chiefs prop reined himself in during the celebrations of his club’s Gallaghe [...]

Read full article: Slimline Harry Williams at peak of his p...→
Robbie Savage can't resist Celtic jibe as Chris Sutton lies in wait

Robbie Savage can't resist Celtic jibe as Chris Sutton lies in wait

The pundit was left smiling after the Foxes' 1-0 win at Arsenal and he had a pop at the Premiership champions in the process.

Read full article: Robbie Savage can't resist Celtic jibe a...→
Steven Gerrard reckons rough diamond Calvin Bassey is ready to shine - and push Borna Barisic for Rangers left back spot

Steven Gerrard reckons rough diamond Calvin Bassey is ready to shine - and push Borna Barisic for Rangers left back spot

RANGERS may have won convincingly against Celtic at Parkhead in the Premiership last week and might have been deserved victors over Standard Liege…

Read full article: Steven Gerrard reckons rough diamond Cal...→
Wasps without 11 players for Gallagher Premiership final as Lee Blackett lifts lid on ‘sleepless nights’ over positive Covid-19 tests

Wasps without 11 players for Gallagher Premiership final as Lee Blackett lifts lid on ‘sleepless nights’ over positive Covid-19 tests

Wasps will be without four frontline players and a further seven back-up options for the Gallagher Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.Despite [...]

Read full article: Wasps without 11 players for Gallagher P...→
Hamilton crash to another heavy defeat, talking points from a tough night

Hamilton crash to another heavy defeat, talking points from a tough night

Accies stay rock bottom of the Premiership table following a horror show under the lights at Pittodrie.

Read full article: Hamilton crash to another heavy defeat, ...→

Execution over emotion for Portadown boss Matthew Tipton

It was a case of pragmatism over passion for Portadown boss Matthew Tipton as he set aside the emotion of Mid-Ulster derby delight on the club’s Premiership re [...]

Read full article: Execution over emotion for Portadown bos...→
Ellis Genge demands overhaul of player contracts

Ellis Genge demands overhaul of player contracts

Ellis Genge has called for a mass overhaul of the contract system in the Gallagher Premiership. The England prop has echoed comments made by Dave Attwood in Th [...]

Read full article: Ellis Genge demands overhaul of player c...→
St Johnstone hold nerve in eight-goal thriller to climb off bottom

St Johnstone hold nerve in eight-goal thriller to climb off bottom

They almost contrived to throw it away, but St Johnstone hoisted themselves off the foot of the Premiership with this roller-coaster victory over Hamilton.Call [...]

Read full article: St Johnstone hold nerve in eight-goal th...→
‘Why is it always us?’ Three players out as Covid-19 curse strikes again at St Mirren

‘Why is it always us?’ Three players out as Covid-19 curse strikes again at St Mirren

St Mirren have been the Premiership’s unluckiest club during the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only have they been hit by multiple positive tests on three separate oc [...]

Read full article: ‘Why is it always us?’ Three players out...→
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Matthew Tipton: Mid-Ulster derby clash with Glenavon is perfect start to get Portadown's juices flowing again

Matthew Tipton: Mid-Ulster derby clash with Glenavon is perfect start to get Portadown's juices flowing again

After three years outside of the Premiership, Portadown will return with a bang - and manager Matthew Tipton is licking his lips at the prospect.

Read full article: Matthew Tipton: Mid-Ulster derby clash w...→
Sir Ian McGeechan's Gallagher Premiership awards 2019-20

Sir Ian McGeechan's Gallagher Premiership awards 2019-20

Player of the season, breakthrough player and best lockdown signings are among the categories, with Sir Ian also picking his dream XV

Read full article: Sir Ian McGeechan's Gallagher Premiershi...→
Exclusive interview: Meet Jake Woolmore and Sam Bedlow - the housemates who could lead Bristol Bears to the Premiership title

Exclusive interview: Meet Jake Woolmore and Sam Bedlow - the housemates who could lead Bristol Bears to the Premiership title

Neither player was a leading light upon arrival at Ashton Gate but both have managed to establish themselves as stalwarts in Pat Lam's side

Read full article: Exclusive interview: Meet Jake Woolmore ...→
Harlequins: we’ve shown everyone how to handle return of crowds

Harlequins: we’ve shown everyone how to handle return of crowds

Harlequins believe they have developed a blueprint for the safe return of supporters to live sport after staging a successful trial for 3,500 fans at a Gallagh [...]

Read full article: Harlequins: we’ve shown everyone how to ...→
Sale Sharks forfeit Worcester game after Covid-19 outbreak spreads

Sale Sharks forfeit Worcester game after Covid-19 outbreak spreads

The controversially postponed Gallagher Premiership fixture between Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors was cancelled today when eight further positive coronavi [...]

Read full article: Sale Sharks forfeit Worcester game after...→
Premiership's mishandling of its Covid-19 crisis has badly dented its credibility

Premiership's mishandling of its Covid-19 crisis has badly dented its credibility

A full review of the testing system and safety protocols across the 12 clubs should be carried out to reduce the risk of another outbreak

Read full article: Premiership's mishandling of its Covid-1...→
  • #Premiership
Departing Saracens leave it late to spoil Bath’s play-off push

Departing Saracens leave it late to spoil Bath’s play-off push

If Saracens were not going to win the Premiership this season, they would certainly do their utmost to deny anyone else the pleasure.Here, on their last outing [...]

Read full article: Departing Saracens leave it late to spoi...→
Results Wasps, Bath, Bristol and Sale Sharks need to make Premiership play-offs

Results Wasps, Bath, Bristol and Sale Sharks need to make Premiership play-offs

The final round of England's Gallagher Premiership is upon us, and four teams are in contention to claim the three remaining top-four spots

Read full article: Results Wasps, Bath, Bristol and Sale Sh...→
Pat Lam hoping win in rain is a dry run for final day

Pat Lam hoping win in rain is a dry run for final day

Pat Lam had characterised the mental challenge that Bristol Bears faced in their quest to land a European and Gallagher Premiership double as “fighter or victi [...]

Read full article: Pat Lam hoping win in rain is a dry run ...→
Kris Commons urges Neil Lennon to ditch formation that 'doesn't work'

Kris Commons urges Neil Lennon to ditch formation that 'doesn't work'

The former Hoops star claims watching the Premiership champions has become a chore in recent weeks.

Read full article: Kris Commons urges Neil Lennon to ditch ...→
Jermain Defoe hits 300-goal landmark

Jermain Defoe hits 300-goal landmark

Jermain Defoe, the Rangers striker, has described as “special” his 300th club goal, which helped the Premiership leaders to overcome Livingston at Ibrox yester [...]

Read full article: Jermain Defoe hits 300-goal landmark...→
Neil Lennon's Celtic approach slammed by furious radio caller

Neil Lennon's Celtic approach slammed by furious radio caller

A draw with Aberdeen made it three games without a win for the Premiership champions.

Read full article: Neil Lennon's Celtic approach slammed by...→
Exeter seal double as Joe Simmonds punishes Wasps in Premiership final

Exeter seal double as Joe Simmonds punishes Wasps in Premiership final

Exeter added the Premiership crown to the European Champions Cup by edging past Wasps 19-13 in atrocious conditions at Twickenham

Read full article: Exeter seal double as Joe Simmonds punis...→
Ibrox investor Stuart Gibson feeling 'pretty good' on Rangers silverware prospects this term

Ibrox investor Stuart Gibson feeling 'pretty good' on Rangers silverware prospects this term

STUART GIBSON joked he would have had no complaints had the Premiership campaign been halted at half-time of the Old Firm clash last weekend.

Read full article: Ibrox investor Stuart Gibson feeling 'pr...→
The Breakdown | Chemistry counts when it comes to Eddie Jones's selection methods

The Breakdown | Chemistry counts when it comes to Eddie Jones's selection methods

England’s coach has his favourites and one of his foibles is not always trusting Premiership form as a barometer

Read full article: The Breakdown | Chemistry counts when it...→
How much have Ross County improved defensively from last season? | Press and Journal

How much have Ross County improved defensively from last season? | Press and Journal

Ross County's defensive struggles on their first season back in the Premiership last term were well-documented.

Read full article: How much have Ross County improved defen...→
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Further doubt cast on Wasps' presence in Gallagher Premiership final after four more positive coronavirus tests

Further doubt cast on Wasps' presence in Gallagher Premiership final after four more positive coronavirus tests

It means the Midlands club have now returned a total of 11 positive tests in five days and as a result training continues to be cancelled

Read full article: Further doubt cast on Wasps' presence in...→
Julian Taylor: Neil Lennon will have to ask big questions of below par Celtic after failing to fire a shot in tame Old Firm defeat

Julian Taylor: Neil Lennon will have to ask big questions of below par Celtic after failing to fire a shot in tame Old Firm defeat

The drawbridge was pulled up at Celtic Park by bleak necessity - but it was a tantalising taste of old days as Rangers stormed the defences, extending their le [...]

Read full article: Julian Taylor: Neil Lennon will have to ...→
Premiership’s top team consistently punished by the play-offs

Premiership’s top team consistently punished by the play-offs

If Wasps cannot field a squad to face Exeter in the Gallagher Premiership final six days from now they will forfeit the match. Nobody wants that, least of all [...]

Read full article: Premiership’s top team consistently puni...→
Chris Jack: Rangers must capitalise on chance to apply pressure to Celtic with an Old Firm win

Chris Jack: Rangers must capitalise on chance to apply pressure to Celtic with an Old Firm win

STEVEN Gerrard’s first two seasons at Rangers were a case of so near yet so far. They were better, but not quite good enough in the Premiership.

Read full article: Chris Jack: Rangers must capitalise on c...→
Clubs could go bust by Christmas, says Premiership chief executive Darren Childs

Clubs could go bust by Christmas, says Premiership chief executive Darren Childs

The chief executive of Premiership Rugby has warned that professional clubs in England will go bust within weeks unless they receive a government bailout.Darre [...]

Read full article: Clubs could go bust by Christmas, says P...→
Thomas Young blows away viewers, reaches final and leaves Wales fans frustrated

Thomas Young blows away viewers, reaches final and leaves Wales fans frustrated

Thomas Young and his back row partner Jack Willis were spectacular as Wasps destroyed Bristol to reach the Premiership final

Read full article: Thomas Young blows away viewers, reaches...→
No cases of Covid-19 from test events

No cases of Covid-19 from test events

The past two test events for fans involving teams from football’s Premier League and rugby union’s Gallagher Premiership did not lead to a single case of coron [...]

Read full article: No cases of Covid-19 from test events...→
RFU inquiry as new coronavirus cases force Sale Sharks to forfeit Gallagher Premiership match

RFU inquiry as new coronavirus cases force Sale Sharks to forfeit Gallagher Premiership match

The controversially postponed Gallagher Premiership fixture between Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors was cancelled yesterday when eight further positive coro [...]

Read full article: RFU inquiry as new coronavirus cases for...→
Sale Sharks' make-or-break Premiership clash with Worcester cancelled after more positive Covid tests

Sale Sharks' make-or-break Premiership clash with Worcester cancelled after more positive Covid tests

Sale required a victory to leapfrog Bath into fourth place and the forfeit now dashes their hopes of reaching the Premiership play-offs

Read full article: Sale Sharks' make-or-break Premiership c...→
  • #Premiership
The Monday Overview: Bristol have been a gift to the Premiership

The Monday Overview: Bristol have been a gift to the Premiership

A little over 13 years have passed since Bristol Bears made the Premiership playoffs for the first, and until now, only time. Since, they have continuously yo- [...]

Read full article: The Monday Overview: Bristol have been a...→
  • #Premiership
Sale's clash with Worcester postponed after positive COVID-19 tests

Sale's clash with Worcester postponed after positive COVID-19 tests

Published: 09:48 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 15:57 BST, 3 October 2020... Sale Sharks' final Premiership match against Worcester Warriors has been postponed [...]

Read full article: Sale's clash with Worcester postponed af...→
  • #Premiership
Why are Leicester still so bad? Unless Tigers develop their attack, they will have wasted a precious free hit

Why are Leicester still so bad? Unless Tigers develop their attack, they will have wasted a precious free hit

Just about every club in the Premiership has identifiable attacking principles to fall back on - with Leicester there is a lack of invention

Read full article: Why are Leicester still so bad? Unless T...→
  • #Premiership
Watkins confident Aberdeen can challenge the established order at the top of the table | Press and Journal

Watkins confident Aberdeen can challenge the established order at the top of the table | Press and Journal

Aberdeen attacker Marley Watkins is targeting Celtic and Rangers after insisting the Dons are not in the Premiership just to make up the numbers.

Read full article: Watkins confident Aberdeen can challenge...→
St Mirren 0, Kilmarnock 1: Kabamba pounces to send Buddies bottom

St Mirren 0, Kilmarnock 1: Kabamba pounces to send Buddies bottom

ST MIRREN will spend the next week propping up the rest of the Premiership after Nicke Kabamba’s first-half strike proved decisive for Kilmarnock,…

Read full article: St Mirren 0, Kilmarnock 1: Kabamba pounc...→
Slimline Harry Williams at peak of his powers after lockdown weighting game

Slimline Harry Williams at peak of his powers after lockdown weighting game

Harry Williams is not someone who normally does anything by halves, but the Exeter Chiefs prop reined himself in during the celebrations of his club’s Gallaghe [...]

Read full article: Slimline Harry Williams at peak of his p...→
Robbie Savage can't resist Celtic jibe as Chris Sutton lies in wait

Robbie Savage can't resist Celtic jibe as Chris Sutton lies in wait

The pundit was left smiling after the Foxes' 1-0 win at Arsenal and he had a pop at the Premiership champions in the process.

Read full article: Robbie Savage can't resist Celtic jibe a...→
Jermain Defoe hits 300-goal landmark

Jermain Defoe hits 300-goal landmark

Jermain Defoe, the Rangers striker, has described as “special” his 300th club goal, which helped the Premiership leaders to overcome Livingston at Ibrox yester [...]

Read full article: Jermain Defoe hits 300-goal landmark...→
Neil Lennon's Celtic approach slammed by furious radio caller

Neil Lennon's Celtic approach slammed by furious radio caller

A draw with Aberdeen made it three games without a win for the Premiership champions.

Read full article: Neil Lennon's Celtic approach slammed by...→
Steven Gerrard reckons rough diamond Calvin Bassey is ready to shine - and push Borna Barisic for Rangers left back spot

Steven Gerrard reckons rough diamond Calvin Bassey is ready to shine - and push Borna Barisic for Rangers left back spot

RANGERS may have won convincingly against Celtic at Parkhead in the Premiership last week and might have been deserved victors over Standard Liege…

Read full article: Steven Gerrard reckons rough diamond Cal...→
Exeter seal double as Joe Simmonds punishes Wasps in Premiership final

Exeter seal double as Joe Simmonds punishes Wasps in Premiership final

Exeter added the Premiership crown to the European Champions Cup by edging past Wasps 19-13 in atrocious conditions at Twickenham

Read full article: Exeter seal double as Joe Simmonds punis...→
Ibrox investor Stuart Gibson feeling 'pretty good' on Rangers silverware prospects this term

Ibrox investor Stuart Gibson feeling 'pretty good' on Rangers silverware prospects this term

STUART GIBSON joked he would have had no complaints had the Premiership campaign been halted at half-time of the Old Firm clash last weekend.

Read full article: Ibrox investor Stuart Gibson feeling 'pr...→
Wasps without 11 players for Gallagher Premiership final as Lee Blackett lifts lid on ‘sleepless nights’ over positive Covid-19 tests

Wasps without 11 players for Gallagher Premiership final as Lee Blackett lifts lid on ‘sleepless nights’ over positive Covid-19 tests

Wasps will be without four frontline players and a further seven back-up options for the Gallagher Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.Despite [...]

Read full article: Wasps without 11 players for Gallagher P...→
The Breakdown | Chemistry counts when it comes to Eddie Jones's selection methods

The Breakdown | Chemistry counts when it comes to Eddie Jones's selection methods

England’s coach has his favourites and one of his foibles is not always trusting Premiership form as a barometer

Read full article: The Breakdown | Chemistry counts when it...→
Hamilton crash to another heavy defeat, talking points from a tough night

Hamilton crash to another heavy defeat, talking points from a tough night

Accies stay rock bottom of the Premiership table following a horror show under the lights at Pittodrie.

Read full article: Hamilton crash to another heavy defeat, ...→
How much have Ross County improved defensively from last season? | Press and Journal

How much have Ross County improved defensively from last season? | Press and Journal

Ross County's defensive struggles on their first season back in the Premiership last term were well-documented.

Read full article: How much have Ross County improved defen...→
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Execution over emotion for Portadown boss Matthew Tipton

It was a case of pragmatism over passion for Portadown boss Matthew Tipton as he set aside the emotion of Mid-Ulster derby delight on the club’s Premiership re [...]

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Further doubt cast on Wasps' presence in Gallagher Premiership final after four more positive coronavirus tests

Further doubt cast on Wasps' presence in Gallagher Premiership final after four more positive coronavirus tests

It means the Midlands club have now returned a total of 11 positive tests in five days and as a result training continues to be cancelled

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Ellis Genge demands overhaul of player contracts

Ellis Genge demands overhaul of player contracts

Ellis Genge has called for a mass overhaul of the contract system in the Gallagher Premiership. The England prop has echoed comments made by Dave Attwood in Th [...]

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Julian Taylor: Neil Lennon will have to ask big questions of below par Celtic after failing to fire a shot in tame Old Firm defeat

Julian Taylor: Neil Lennon will have to ask big questions of below par Celtic after failing to fire a shot in tame Old Firm defeat

The drawbridge was pulled up at Celtic Park by bleak necessity - but it was a tantalising taste of old days as Rangers stormed the defences, extending their le [...]

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St Johnstone hold nerve in eight-goal thriller to climb off bottom

St Johnstone hold nerve in eight-goal thriller to climb off bottom

They almost contrived to throw it away, but St Johnstone hoisted themselves off the foot of the Premiership with this roller-coaster victory over Hamilton.Call [...]

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Premiership’s top team consistently punished by the play-offs

Premiership’s top team consistently punished by the play-offs

If Wasps cannot field a squad to face Exeter in the Gallagher Premiership final six days from now they will forfeit the match. Nobody wants that, least of all [...]

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‘Why is it always us?’ Three players out as Covid-19 curse strikes again at St Mirren

‘Why is it always us?’ Three players out as Covid-19 curse strikes again at St Mirren

St Mirren have been the Premiership’s unluckiest club during the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only have they been hit by multiple positive tests on three separate oc [...]

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Chris Jack: Rangers must capitalise on chance to apply pressure to Celtic with an Old Firm win

Chris Jack: Rangers must capitalise on chance to apply pressure to Celtic with an Old Firm win

STEVEN Gerrard’s first two seasons at Rangers were a case of so near yet so far. They were better, but not quite good enough in the Premiership.

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Matthew Tipton: Mid-Ulster derby clash with Glenavon is perfect start to get Portadown's juices flowing again

Matthew Tipton: Mid-Ulster derby clash with Glenavon is perfect start to get Portadown's juices flowing again

After three years outside of the Premiership, Portadown will return with a bang - and manager Matthew Tipton is licking his lips at the prospect.

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Clubs could go bust by Christmas, says Premiership chief executive Darren Childs

Clubs could go bust by Christmas, says Premiership chief executive Darren Childs

The chief executive of Premiership Rugby has warned that professional clubs in England will go bust within weeks unless they receive a government bailout.Darre [...]

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Sir Ian McGeechan's Gallagher Premiership awards 2019-20

Sir Ian McGeechan's Gallagher Premiership awards 2019-20

Player of the season, breakthrough player and best lockdown signings are among the categories, with Sir Ian also picking his dream XV

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Thomas Young blows away viewers, reaches final and leaves Wales fans frustrated

Thomas Young blows away viewers, reaches final and leaves Wales fans frustrated

Thomas Young and his back row partner Jack Willis were spectacular as Wasps destroyed Bristol to reach the Premiership final

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Exclusive interview: Meet Jake Woolmore and Sam Bedlow - the housemates who could lead Bristol Bears to the Premiership title

Exclusive interview: Meet Jake Woolmore and Sam Bedlow - the housemates who could lead Bristol Bears to the Premiership title

Neither player was a leading light upon arrival at Ashton Gate but both have managed to establish themselves as stalwarts in Pat Lam's side

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No cases of Covid-19 from test events

No cases of Covid-19 from test events

The past two test events for fans involving teams from football’s Premier League and rugby union’s Gallagher Premiership did not lead to a single case of coron [...]

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Harlequins: we’ve shown everyone how to handle return of crowds

Harlequins: we’ve shown everyone how to handle return of crowds

Harlequins believe they have developed a blueprint for the safe return of supporters to live sport after staging a successful trial for 3,500 fans at a Gallagh [...]

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RFU inquiry as new coronavirus cases force Sale Sharks to forfeit Gallagher Premiership match

RFU inquiry as new coronavirus cases force Sale Sharks to forfeit Gallagher Premiership match

The controversially postponed Gallagher Premiership fixture between Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors was cancelled yesterday when eight further positive coro [...]

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Sale Sharks forfeit Worcester game after Covid-19 outbreak spreads

Sale Sharks forfeit Worcester game after Covid-19 outbreak spreads

The controversially postponed Gallagher Premiership fixture between Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors was cancelled today when eight further positive coronavi [...]

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Sale Sharks' make-or-break Premiership clash with Worcester cancelled after more positive Covid tests

Sale Sharks' make-or-break Premiership clash with Worcester cancelled after more positive Covid tests

Sale required a victory to leapfrog Bath into fourth place and the forfeit now dashes their hopes of reaching the Premiership play-offs

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Premiership's mishandling of its Covid-19 crisis has badly dented its credibility

Premiership's mishandling of its Covid-19 crisis has badly dented its credibility

A full review of the testing system and safety protocols across the 12 clubs should be carried out to reduce the risk of another outbreak

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The Monday Overview: Bristol have been a gift to the Premiership

The Monday Overview: Bristol have been a gift to the Premiership

A little over 13 years have passed since Bristol Bears made the Premiership playoffs for the first, and until now, only time. Since, they have continuously yo- [...]

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Departing Saracens leave it late to spoil Bath’s play-off push

Departing Saracens leave it late to spoil Bath’s play-off push

If Saracens were not going to win the Premiership this season, they would certainly do their utmost to deny anyone else the pleasure.Here, on their last outing [...]

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Results Wasps, Bath, Bristol and Sale Sharks need to make Premiership play-offs

Results Wasps, Bath, Bristol and Sale Sharks need to make Premiership play-offs

The final round of England's Gallagher Premiership is upon us, and four teams are in contention to claim the three remaining top-four spots

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Sale's clash with Worcester postponed after positive COVID-19 tests

Sale's clash with Worcester postponed after positive COVID-19 tests

Published: 09:48 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 15:57 BST, 3 October 2020... Sale Sharks' final Premiership match against Worcester Warriors has been postponed [...]

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Why are Leicester still so bad? Unless Tigers develop their attack, they will have wasted a precious free hit

Why are Leicester still so bad? Unless Tigers develop their attack, they will have wasted a precious free hit

Just about every club in the Premiership has identifiable attacking principles to fall back on - with Leicester there is a lack of invention

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Pat Lam hoping win in rain is a dry run for final day

Pat Lam hoping win in rain is a dry run for final day

Pat Lam had characterised the mental challenge that Bristol Bears faced in their quest to land a European and Gallagher Premiership double as “fighter or victi [...]

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Watkins confident Aberdeen can challenge the established order at the top of the table | Press and Journal

Watkins confident Aberdeen can challenge the established order at the top of the table | Press and Journal

Aberdeen attacker Marley Watkins is targeting Celtic and Rangers after insisting the Dons are not in the Premiership just to make up the numbers.

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Kris Commons urges Neil Lennon to ditch formation that 'doesn't work'

Kris Commons urges Neil Lennon to ditch formation that 'doesn't work'

The former Hoops star claims watching the Premiership champions has become a chore in recent weeks.

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St Mirren 0, Kilmarnock 1: Kabamba pounces to send Buddies bottom

St Mirren 0, Kilmarnock 1: Kabamba pounces to send Buddies bottom

ST MIRREN will spend the next week propping up the rest of the Premiership after Nicke Kabamba’s first-half strike proved decisive for Kilmarnock,…

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