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Nick Easter announces retirement from Rugby

Former England International, Nick Easter, has announced that he will retire from the Rugby Union after a successful career. The Harlequins veteran secured 54 caps for his country, scoring a hat-trick against Uruguay in his final appearance for England. Easter made more appearance for his club, Harlequins, than any other player who competed in the […] The post Nick Easter announces retirement from Rugby appeared first on Read Rugby Union.

No more Easter

News today that former England and Harlequins number 8 Nick Easter has retired from playing at the age of 73. Easter won the first of his 54 England caps against Ireland in the 1980 Five Nations. After a 20-year absence, Easter returned to international duty for the 2015 Six Nations and became England’s oldest try scorer in the victory over Italy, aged 71.

Former England Captain Easter retires from playing rugby

Former England captain and Harlequins most professionally capped player Nick Easter has announced that that he has retired from the game. Easter, who made 281 appearances across 20,627 minutes of rugby for the Club, was confirmed as a coach player, in charge of defence, in April this year. He will take on this role full-time […] The post Former England Captain Easter retires from playing rugby appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Sanzaar want more Rugby Championship matches in Europe

Sanzaar CEO Andy Marinos says that they want to host more matches in the Northern Hemisphere as they want to build a bigger audience. The final Rugby Championship match this year will be held at Twickenham stadium in England and Marinos says that they would like to see more matches played outside of their traditional […] The post Sanzaar want more Rugby Championship matches in Europe appeared first on Super Rugby | Super 18 Rugby and Rugby Championship News,Results and Fixtures from Super XV Rugby.

Unexceptional

By all accounts the new 8 year, £225m deal between the RFU and premiership Rugby is “a good thing.”One possible exception, however, is that the much debated “exceptional circumstance” clause has now been set in stone. So now a player who does not play his club rugby in England will be only be considered for selection where the England team is suffering an injury crisis in his position ahead of playing a tier-one country. In other words it will never happen.Apparently this was always the intention of the clause despite the fact it was never stated as such.

Kings centre joins Sharks

The Sharks have signed Baby Bok skipper Jeremy Ward from the Kings for next season. Ward will join the player exodus from the Kings in the wake of more financial woes according to Netwerk24. The young centre captained the South African under-20 side in the last Junior Championship in England where they came fourth.

Ones to watch at the Singha Sevens

The Premiership Rugby Singha Sevens comes to Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night and with Harlequins, Saracens and Gloucester having announced their squads, we take a look at ones to watch when sevens comes to the Saints. Harlequins have named a youthful squad, captained by Calum Waters, but have valuable Sevens experience in winger Cameron Cowell, who first played for England in the 2014 FIRA Seve

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s signals the start of the NH season

Four weeks after the summer tours brought down the curtain on the 2015/16 Northern Hemisphere season, the 2016/17 version started in earnest this weekend with the staging of Groups A and B of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s tournament.  7s rugby is well and truly having its moment in the spotlight right now (the Olympics 7s starts in under a fortnight). The Premiership 7s tournament has established itself as a mainstay of the rugby calendar, with fans across Wales and England keen to see their beloved teams back on the field again – and with the teams made up primarily of academy players, it also provides the chance to see some stars of tomorrow.  Friday night saw the four Welsh regions compete to see who would progress from Group A to the Series Final, while on Saturday we saw Bath, Bristol, Exeter and Wasps challenge for the spoils in Group B. Here, we’ll be focusing on Friday night’s events in Cardiff

£200 million boost for Premiership Rugby from RFU

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL) have agreed a progressive new partnership for the next eight years (July 2024). The ground-breaking agreement for club and country will see Premiership clubs benefit from the successful financial performance of England Rugby for the first time, as PRL and the RFU have agreed an […] The post £200 million boost for Premiership Rugby from RFU appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Wasps sign Kyle Eastmond from Bath Rugby

Wasps have announced another signing ahead of the 2016/2017 campaign, securing the signing of former Bath player Kyle Eastmond. The 27-year-old England international has been described as one of the Premiership’s most ‘exciting’ centres by Dai Young, Wasps’ director of rugby. Eastmond has just six caps to his name and wasn’t selected for England’s World […] The post Wasps sign Kyle Eastmond from Bath Rugby appeared first on Read Rugby Union.

Fleck to ask Jones for help

Stormers boss Robbie Fleck is keen to tap into England coach Eddie Jones’ rugby knowledge to help with his development as a coach. The post Fleck to ask Jones for help appeared first on Planetrugby.com.