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“This is the biggest women’s fixture we’ve ever had” – Cheltenham Tigers Rugby chairman Steve Ratcliffe on Sunday double header and the future ambitions of the club

Cheltenham Tigers Rugby chairman Steve Ratcliffe is hoping for continued success for the entire club after a landmark day which saw both women’s teams win their top of the table clashes at Newlands Park. Tigers’ first team, who currently sit top of the Women’s Championship North 1, comfortably swept aside second-placed West Park Leeds 59-7, […]

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OPINION: The United Rugby Championship should follow suit with the Gallagher Premiership and the Top14 in introducing a salary cap

What makes sport interesting? Close games, not knowing who’s going to win, the list goes on. Now this is both visible in the Gallagher Premiership and The Top 14. Every week you don’t know who could take home four or five points.  There is a drastic difference over the border from England, in Wales, Scotland […]

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“It’s a big honour to have signed for Bath” – Jordan Venter and Tom Prydie speak as they sign for the Blue, Black and White

Embed from Getty Images After their worst start to a Premiership season in club history marred with injury issues, Bath Rugby have added new signings Jordan Venter and Tom Prydie to their roster to bolster their back line. With international-calibre players such as Cameron Redpath, Joe Cokanasiga and Anthony Watson all side-lined with long-term knee […]

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Round Three recap of Autumn Nations Series: Ireland beat The All Blacks, Wales come from behind to beat Fiji and England continued their winning ways

It was another exciting round in the Autumn Nations Series, with a number of big talking points following the weekends action. Ireland come from behind to beat New Zealand 29-20 After going into half time 10-5 down, Andy Farrell’s Ireland side fought back to overcome The All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on home soil, […]

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England Autumn Internationals squad: Ford and Vunipola brothers absent as Gloucester’s Atkinson is named

George Ford, Jamie George and Mako and Billy Vunipola are all notable absentees from Eddie Jones’ England squad for the upcoming autumn internationals, while uncapped Gloucester centre Mark Atkinson is a richly deserved inclusion in the side. Embed from Getty Images The 31-year-old is not the only uncapped call-up, with Sale scrum-half Raffi Quirke, Northampton […]

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Every Premiership side’s most embarrassing defeat after Bath’s record loss to Saracens

Following Bath Rugby’s comprehensive thrashing to Saracens at The Rec yesterday, Park Life Sport rugby correspondent Nathan Russell reflects on each Premiership side’s record defeat, and why each club’s fans would prefer to forget these particular games. Bath – 71-17 to Saracens (October 2021) Embed from Getty Images What better way to kick off this […]

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Gloucester Rugby head coach George Skivington admitted “harsh reality” he’s experienced since his appointment

Ahead of their clash with the Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday George Skivington explained the biggest things he’s learned during his time as head coach: “I’ve learnt a huge amount, I think there is genuinely loads I’ve learnt. The reality of how quickly you can put plans in place, you obviously spend a […]