France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre has included eight uncapped players in the 35-man touring squad for New Zealand. The former Gloucester and Sale Director of Rugby has called upon three overseas-born players for the first time to contest the three Tests. South African duo Bernard Le Roux and Daniel Kotze, together with Fijian Noa Nakaitaci, travel with Nakaitaci and Kotze set to play the Heineken Cup final first for Clermont Auvergne.
Aviva Premiership Rugby consists of 22 rounds with round 22 took place on Saturday 4th May 2013. Here are the highlights of the last and final round! Aviva Premiership Rugby – Round 22 Wrap Exeter Chiefs vs Gloucester Rugby 40-39 | Premiership Rugby Round 22 London Welsh vs Worcester Warriors 33-22 | Premiership Rugby Round 22 Saracens vs Bath Rugby 23-14 | Premiership Rugby Round 22 Sale Sharks vs London Wasps 21-20 | Premiership Rugby Round 22 Harlequins vs Northampton Saints 22-19 | Premiership Rugby Round 22 Leicester Tigers vs London Irish 32-20 | Premiership Rugby Round 22
Gloucester Rugby CEO Stephen Vaughan was delighted to introduce ADEY Professional Heating Solutions as the club’s new main sponsor this week. He spoke to the club website about the exciting new partnership.
Exeter Chiefs ended their Aviva Premiership campaign on a high and secured their place in next season’s Heineken Cup in the process with a nailbiting 40-39 victory over Gloucester Rugby at Sandy Park. Both sides accepted the invitation to cut loose on firm ground with six tries in the first half alone, and eight in total. But Exeter got their noses back in front in the dying moments with a Gareth Steenson penalty to claim sixth place in the table against their West Country opponents, who already had fifth in the bag and nothing riding on victory.