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Wasps team to take on Bristol Rugby on Saturday

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young has named the squad to travel to Clifton RFC this Saturday to take on newly promoted Bristol Rugby, in their final pre-season friendly before facing Exeter Chiefs at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday 4 September in the opening round of the Aviva Premiership 2016/17.

I’d suffer the pain again for England says Jack Nowell 

Fearless Jack Nowell has revealed how he battled through the pain barrier to help England clinch June’s 3-0 series win over Australia. Ultra-committed wing Nowell broke his right thumb during Exeter’s Premiership semi-final victory over Wasps, but turned out in the final against Saracens a week later before featuring in all three Tests against the […]

Aviva ‘A’ League fixtures announced

Premiership Rugby has today announced the Wanderers’ Aviva ‘A’ League fixtures for the coming season. As in previous years the Aviva ‘A’ League sees the 12 teams split into two Conferences, North and South, with each team playing the other once. This season sees the Saints travel to Newcastle and Worcester, with Leicester, Wasps and Sale all heading to Franklin’s Gardens.

Mel Berry

Major teams: Newcastle, Wasps, Worcester, Auckland Maori Position: Back-row/centre/scrum-half Country: Wales Test span: 1998-10When Mel Berry captained Wales at the 2002 World Cup as a 20-year-old, there was clearly something a bit special …Continue reading »

Launchbury to captain Wasps

Aviva Premiership Rugby club Wasps have announced that Joe Launchbury will captain the club in the 2016/17 rugby season. The England lock, who is closing in on a century of appearances for Wasps, has been an integral part of the core group of young English players coming through at the club over the past few […] The post Launchbury to captain Wasps appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Craig Dowd

Major teams: Auckland, Wasps Country: New Zealand 
Test span: 1993-2000 New Zealand caps: 60 (50 starts) Test points: 10 (2T)Props rarely get much glory but if they did, Craig Dowd would be among the most lauded of all because …Continue reading »

Lawrence Dallaglio

Club: Wasps Country: England
 Test span: 1995-2007 England caps: 85 (70 starts) Lions caps: 3 (3 starts) Test points: 85 (17T)It seems strange to say this after his garlanded career, but Lawrence Dallaglio’s finest hour was probably the 2004 tour …Continue reading »

Dan Leo’s crusade to improve deal for Pacific Islanders

Dan Leo, founder of Pacific Rugby Players Welfare, reckons the contingent of England players with Island origins will rocket over the next decade. England’s latest 45-man squad saw Nathan Hughes included alongside Ben Te’o, Billy and Mako Vunipola, Semesa Rokoduguni and Manu Tuilagi after the Wasps No.8 eschewed a chance to represent Fiji in favour […]

Top 5 most exciting Premiership signings for the new season

Aviva Premiership clubs have made a multitude of mouth-watering signings for the 2016/17 season. The fact that Ben Te’o, AJ MacGinty, JP Pietersen, Matt Toomua, Fiji Sevens star Savenaca Rawaca and Rugby League convert Josh Charnley have failed to make this top five is testament to the quality of players heading to England.

LEINSTER SCHOOLS U18s 10 SAINTS U18s 13 Comeback kids do it again

The Saints Under-18s produced another remarkable comeback, this time in Dublin, to go two from two in their pre-season preparations thanks to Fraser Dingwall’s late, late penalty. A converted try and penalty conceded saw them head for the changing rooms with a 10-0 deficit, but as they did against Wasps on Friday, the young Saints turned it up after the break. Joe Green – among the scorers at Stow

SAINTS U18s 36 WASPS U18s 31 Second half surge seals winning start

The Saints Under-18s brilliantly ensured a winning start to their 2016/17 season, showing great resolve to come from behind and beat a game Wasps side at a sun drenched Stowe School. The visitors had made the most of their time on top in the opening 40 minutes, pushing 24-10 ahead, but a quartet of tries on the bounce following the interval ensured this try fest ended in the Saints’ favour. It cer

Chiefs team news for Scarlets

Head coach Rob Baxter warns players to make the most of their opportunities this pre-season as countdown to the new campaign draws ever nearer for the Chiefs The post Chiefs team news for Scarlets appeared first on Exeter Chiefs.

Premiership 7s win is just the start for Wasps

Christian Wade believes victory in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series is just the start for Wasps this season, as the club continue to move in a positive direction. In a thrilling final match in front of a bouncing Ricoh Arena, Wasps edged out Exeter Chiefs 31-28 to claim their first silverware since their Premiership […]

Young Gun: Ehize Ehizode – Wasps lock

It has been a challenging few weeks for Ehize Ehizode, but the highly-rated lock is settling in at Coventry and is ready to kick on with his senior career at Wasps. Born and raised in London by Nigerian parents, the 18-year-old had never lived away from London, being educated at St Benedict’s School, Ealing.