Premiership 2017-18

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Saracens to good for Chiefs in final

Saracens proved once again to be too good for Exeter Chiefs as they secured their fourth Premiership title following a 27-10 victory at Twickenham. https://youtu.be/wq_b0LyjZxE In...

Exeter Chiefs thrash Newcastle to reach final

Exeter Chiefs set up a Premiership final clash with Saracens next weekend at Twickenham as they beat Newcastle Falcons 36-5 at Sandy Park. Rugby’s greatest...

Saracens beat Wasp in thriller

Saracens are within one game of regaining the Premiership following a dominant 57-33 semi-final win over a determined but error-ridden Wasps side at Allianz...

Le Roux scoop up supporters award

Willie Le Roux scooped up the Dell EMC supporters player-of-the-season award for his club Wasp. The South African international, who has drawn rave reviews for...

Willie continues to thrill at Wasps

SARugbymag.co.za looks back at the past weekend’s English Premiership, Pro14 and French Top 14 matches involving South African players, writes SARugbyMag ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP – Francois Louw started for...

Wasp, Saracens secure play-off spots

It was a good day for both Wasps and Saracens in the Premiership as the former secured their play-off qualification, while the latter will...

Ashley Johnson suspended after failing drugs test

Wasps forward Ashley Johnson has been provisionally suspended by the RFU after he tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition drugs test. A...

Premiership Wrap

A late Lewis Ludlow try was not enough to help Gloucester to beat Newcastle whilst a Denny Solomona inspired Sale left Northampton with all...

English Premiership Wrap

Leicester shocked Saracens 28-20 while London Irish claimed an important 22-9 win over Worcester in the Premiership on Sunday. London Irish 22-9 Worcester Warriors London Irish...

Wasp secure crucial win

Jimmy Gopperth kicked two second half penalties to help Wasps move to within four points of Exeter in the Premiership after a 13-7 triumph...

Aviva Premiership Wrap

There were three home wins in the Premiership on Saturday as Leicester, Northampton and Worcester all secured crucial victories. Leicester Tigers 33-18 Harlequins Matt Toomua was...

Newcastle and Sarries take wins

Newcastle Falcons strengthened their play-off hopes when they beat Bath and Saracens moved provisionally top of the table thanks to victory at Sale Sharks. Newcastle...

Brüssow join Saints

Northampton Saints have confirmed that new signing Heinrich Brüssow has joined up with the first team squad after touching down in the UK. The 31-year-old...

Premiership Wrap – Saracens thrash Wasps

All of the top three were in action on Sunday in the Premiership as Saracens won the big clash of the day, while Newcastle...

Saturday Premiership Wrap – Saints finally gets a win

Leicester, Northampton and Sale Sharks beat London Irish, Gloucester and Harlequins respectively in the Premiership on Saturday. Leicester Tigers 19-15 London Irish Leicester’s run of four...

Bath back to winning ways

Bath put their disappointing run of Premiership form behind them to inflict a chastening 46-25 defeat on Worcester Warriors and maintain their play-off push. The...

Saracens sign Tongan loose forward

Saracens have announced the signing of Tonga international back-row Sione Vailanu, who will join them until the end of the 2018/19 season. Vailanu operates primarily...

Wins for Quins, Gloucester, Saracens and Newcastle

Harlequins, Gloucester, Saracens and Newcastle secured wins over Northampton, Sale, Worcester and London Irish respectively in Premiership action on Saturday Quins battered Northampton in the...

Wasps hold out against Bath

Wasps moved up to second place in the Premiership standings after winning a thrilling fixture 31-26 against Bath at the Recreation Ground. The victory saw...

Saracens see off Tigers

Saracens returned to winning ways in the Premiership as they beat Leicester 29-17 in a pulsating clash at Welford Road on Sunday. A spell of...

Premiership Warp – Newcastle, Exeter, Sale and Wasps victorious

There were wins for Newcastle Falcons, Exeter Chiefs, Sale Sharks and Wasps in the Premiership matches taking place on Saturday. Newcastle Falcons 11-10 Harlequins Newcastle heaped...

Worcester get one over London Irish

Worcester gave their survival hopes a major boost on Friday after they beat Premiership relegation rivals London Irish 23-8 at Sixways. The win puts Worcester...

Premiership Wrap – Falcons and Sharks with away wins

  Newcastle Falcons and Sale Sharks claimed away wins in the Premiership as they beat Northampton and Worcester respectively. Northampton Saints 22-24 Newcastle Falcons Newcastle moved up...

North to leave Northampton

Northampton Saints have confirmed that wing George North will leave the club at the end of the 2017/18 season in order to return to...

Ackermann Gloucester fight back to beat Saracens

Gloucester had to fight back from 14-9 to beat Saracens 23-17 on Friday night. Second half tries from Thorley and Hudson with the help of...

Jansen van Rensburg excited for stint at Sale

Lions and Springbok centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg is excited to experience a new environment during his short-term stint with the Sale Sharks in...

Double injury blow for Wasps

Wasps duo Matt Mullan and Elliot Daly will be out for three months and three weeks respectively after sustaining injuries in the victory at...

Late win for Gloucester, Tigers beat Newcastle

There was a dramatic win for Gloucester at Bath while Leicester were too strong for Newcastle in the two Premiership games on Sunday. Bath 21-22...

Victories for Sarries, Wasps and Harlequins

Wasps got back to winning ways at Northampton whilst there were bonus points wins for both Saracens and Harlequins at home.  Saracens 44-13 London Irish Allianz...

Preview – Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs

Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has made five changes to his starting line-up for Friday's clash with Exeter Chiefs in Salford. The Sharks...

Hougie out for three weeks

It has not been a happy return to his English club for Francois Hougaard as it was announce that he will be out for...

Saracens, Newcastle and Sale get wins

Saracens and Newcastle picked up wins in the Premiership on Friday while Sale Sharks destroyed Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium. Worcester Warriors 3-25 Saracens Saracens...

Aviva Premiership Saturday and Sunday Preview

There are five matches scheduled for Saturday and Sunday with the clash between last year's finalists, Exeter and Wasps, at Sandy Park, the pick...

Gloucester hang on for win

Gloucester Rugby held on at the death to return to winning ways in Aviva Premiership Rugby with a 24-19 success over Worcester Warriors as...

Catrakilis hospitalised after dangerous tackle

Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis had a narrow escape when a tackle to the throat left him unable to breathe in Saturday’s win over Gloucester. Catrakilis...

Bath, Chiefs, Quins and Saints claim wins

Semesa Rokoduguni was Bath's hero as they beat Saracens while Exeter Chiefs, Harlequins and Northampton also claimed wins on Saturday. Bath 31-21 Saracens The Recreation Ground Both...

Penalty try seals it for Falcons

Newcastle Falcons underlined their status as dark horses in Aviva Premiership Rugby this season as they came from behind to win 13-12 away against...

Ackermann stand out in week one

Former Lions coach and now Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann has made his presence felt in the first week of the Aviva Premiership this...

Ins & Outs ahead of Aviva Premiership

When the new Aviva Premiership Rugby season gets underway on Friday 1 September, a host of stars will be donning new colours for the...

Bermuda sets Saracens up for Philadelphia

Social media would suggest that Saracens were just having a laugh in Bermuda last week during pre-season, but nothing could be further from the...

Launchbury named as Wasps captain

England lock Joe Launchbury continues as Wasps’ captain for the 2017/18 season, having led the side to the Aviva Premiership Final in his first...

Flood starts for Falcons against Rotherham Titans

Toby Flood makes the first start of his second spell at Newcastle Falcons on Saturday when they host Rotherham Titans at Kingston Park Stadium...

Te’o returns to Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors centre Ben Te’o should be back in training with his team-mates from next week after being granted an extended break. The England star...

Catrakilis relishing chance to reunite with old friend Swiel

Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis has revealed he is ready to join forces with  compatriot and old acquaintance Tim Swiel – insisting the pair will not...