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Back row trio commit to Bath

The powerful back row trio of Matt Garvey, Leroy Houston and Guy Mercer have renewed their contracts with Bath.

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Premiership: Saints in ruthless mood

PREVIEW: The Premiership returns this weekend with the most competitive league in Europe poised for a fascinating round of matches.

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New deals for Chiefs trio

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after another three members of his squad pledged their long-term futures to the Premiership.

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Wallabies' post-World Cup exodus

Australia's post-World Cup exodus to Europe gained further momentum with the news that former captain James Horwill will also head for the exit door.

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Wasps set to break new ground

Wasps believe that the ticket sales from Sunday's match at the Ricoh area in front of a record crowd will enable them to compete in the transfer market.
 
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Hartley is a one-club man

England and Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley has spurned a chance to join French club Montpellier, picking loyalty over money.
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Tigers lock up front row

England internationals Tom Youngs and Dan Cole and Argentina prop Marcos Ayerza have all agreed new contracts with Leicester Tigers.

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Vunipola's road to redemption

Billy Vunipola admits it wasn't just his body left battered and bruised from England's year-end internationals but his ego too.

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Burgess busting for the back row?

The Aviva A League could provide the platform for Sam Burgess to make his third Bath Rugby debut of the season on Monday – in the back row.

Bath's double hooker boost

Bath hookers Ross Batty and Rob Webber have both extended their contracts at the European Rugby Champions Cup side.

Sharks sign England lock

Mouritz Botha has been reluctantly released by Saracens to join the Sharks, with effect from January 1, 2015.

Gloucester add Super Marshall

Gloucester have made their first new signing ahead of the 2015-16 season with Tom Marshall moving to Kingsholm from Super Rugby's Chiefs.
 

Saints crush Welsh to go top

Northampton Saints returned to the top of the Premiership table with a crushing win over struggling London Welsh at the Kassam Stadium.

Kickers day in Premiership

Owen Williams kicked all 18 points as Leicester overcame Wasps 18-16 while Gareth Steenson booted all the points to lead Exeter to a 27-19 victory.

Burgess: 'Monkey off the back'

Rugby League convert Sam Burgess made his highly-anticipated Rugby Union debut for Bath in a comprehensive 25-6 victory over Harlequins.

Bath cruise past Harlequins

On a night that had been billed as a one-man show, it was a solid team performance from Bath Rugby that eventually produced a bonus-point 25-6 win over Harlequins at the Recreation Ground.

Premiership: Start of the Burgess era

Sam Burgess is in line to make an earlier than expected rugby union debut after being named on the bench for Bath's Premiership encounter with Harlequins.

 

 

Three weeks for ref abuser

Referee abuser Elliot Daly has been hit with a three-week ban.

Fixtures Time
Mon, 18 May
Bath v Gloucester
  • 09h53
Sat, 09 May
Northampton Saints v London Welsh
  • 15h00
Results Score
Team P W D L Pts
Northampton Saints 9 7 0 2 35
Bath 9 7 0 2 33
Exeter Chiefs 9 7 0 2 32
Saracens 9 5 1 3 25
Leicester Tigers 9 5 1 3 25
Sale Sharks 9 5 0 4 24
London Wasps 9 4 0 5 21
Gloucester 9 4 0 5 20
Harlequins 9 4 0 5 19
Newcastle Falcons 9 3 0 6 14
London Irish 8 2 0 7 12
London Welsh 8 0 0 8 1