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Manu Tuilagi joins Sale following release by Leicester

England centre Manu Tuilagi has joined Sale Sharks on a deal running until the end of the 2020/21 season. The move comes after the 29-year-old was released by Leicester Tigers last week. Sale’s Director of Rugby Steve Diamond said: “Manu will be a fantastic commercial and playing addition to our squad and I am looking forward to seeing him join […]

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Premiership in talks with players over how to avoid overplaying them when rugby returns next month

Premiership Rugby is in negotiations with top-flight players over how best to manage their welfare when the competition returns. Matches will resume on 14 August after a 159-day hiatus when Harlequins host Sale at the Twickenham Stoop. Premiership Rugby has revealed midweek fixtures will be required to complete the final nine rounds of action, with the final due to take […]

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Richie Gray: Door never shut on playing for Scotland again

Richie Gray says establishing himself with Glasgow Warriors is more important just now than a recall to the Scotland squad. The 30-year old has returned to Glasgow after eight years playing club rugby in England and France, but the lock, capped 65 times, has not played for his country since 2018. Gray declined the opportunity to join Gregor Townsend’s squad […]

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Jamie George: Saracens hooker agrees new long-term contract

England hooker Jamie George has signed a new long-term deal with Saracens and says the group is “stronger than we’ve ever been” after relegation. George is the latest player to commit himself to Saracens, who have been demoted to the Championship for repeated salary cap breaches. Premiership returns in August Rugby on Sky LISTEN: Will Greenwood’s Podcast George, who progressed […]

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Premiership will resume on August 14 with Harlequins facing Sale

Gallagher Premiership will resume on August 14 with Harlequins facing Sale Sharks… as introduction of midweek fixtures leaves several clubs facing four-day turnarounds between matches Gallagher Premiership to return on August 14 with Harlequins hosting Sale The decision to complete season will see midweek and Monday night matches The final will be held on October 24 with television schedule set […]

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Sean Maitland signs new two-year Saracens contract

Saracens have confirmed Scotland international Sean Maitland has signed a new two-year contract with the club. Maitland has played his part in some of Saracens’ biggest moments over the past four years, scoring crucial tries in last season’s Heineken Champions Cup and Premiership final successes. The winger has scored 29 tries in 73 Sarries appearances and will remain with the […]

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No Dan Carter for Blues, Crusaders bench Will Jordan

The Blues have resisted the temptation to field All Blacks great Dan Carter against his former side, while the Crusaders have dropped Will Jordan to the bench. The 38-year-old fly-half, who made a surprise return to New Zealand rugby after a gap of five years last month, made a successful return to the club game last weekend but will have […]

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Crusaders vs Blues: Classic Super Rugby encounters

Ahead of the pivotal Super Rugby Aotearoa clash between the Crusaders and Blues on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, we pick out some classic clashes from New Zealand’s fiercest rivalry… Blues 21-17 Crusaders, 2003 They may be in good form at present, but for the last, real, tangible Blues heyday, one has to go back 17 years to the 2003 […]

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