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England and Leicester's Manu Tuilagi is raring to go at full til

England and Leicester's Manu Tuilagi is raring to go at full tilt, fuelled by failures of his season from hell in 2013-14

Manu Tuilagi is hungry. And it is not just because he is tucking into a sandwich as we begin our conversation. No, Tuilagi is hungry because last season was just so unsatisfying for him. In...

European Watch: Clermont Auvergne issue early warning

European Watch: Clermont Auvergne issue early warning

Clermont Auvergne, who Munster will take on in the back-to-back clashes in December in the new European Rugby Champions Cup, have started the new Top 14 season with two wins.

Return of the King will give Gloucester the perfect defensive...

Billy Twelvetrees expects a formidable defensive challenge from the Scarlets on Saturday and has pinpointed Regan King as the main threat. The England centre is once again set to line up alongside Henry...

Alun Wyn Jones hopes peace deal between Welsh union and regions

Alun Wyn Jones hopes peace deal between Welsh union and regions will lure the stars back

Alun Wyn Jones, the Lions and Ospreys lock, expressed his hope on Tuesday that the imminent signing of an accord between the Welsh union and the regions would stem the exodus of players leaving...

Pro12: Transfer Wrap

With the new Pro12 season drawing ever closer, we've compiled all of the incomings and outgoings across the 12 clubs. BENNETON TREVISOArrivals: Davide Giazzon, Ruggero Trevisan (both Zebre), Bruno Mercanti,...

We deserved to lose - Trinh-Duc

Montpellier fly-half Fran�ois Trinh-Duc admits his men were lucky to come away with a win against Grenoble last weekend. Jonathan P�lissi�'s last-minute penalty handed the hosts the narrowest...

Welsh rugby set for peace deal

The Welsh Rugby Union and the nation's four regions could announce a deal this week to end almost two years of in-fighting over funding and control. Wales captain Sam Warburton is expected to...

Top 14 Predictions 2014/2015: Round 2

Top 14 Predictions 2014/2015: Round 2

It was a reasonably unpredictable opening round of Top 14 action (some away sides managed to win!), but what’s in store in round two?Game of the round: Toulouse vs CastresTwo former champions do battle...

TOM BRADSHAW: Ten times the risk but ten times the reward for...

Running a rugby club is ten times harder than running a business – and that’s not my assessment, it’s Bruce Craig’s. The Bath Rugby owner ran a hugely successful pharmaceutical distribution business...

'Cannonball Ken' to captain Scarlets

Scarlets have confirmed that popular Wales international hooker Ken Owens will captain the region in the new season. The 27-year-old, who has made 158 appearances for the West Wales region - joining...

Saracens take on Clermont Auvergne and Northampton Saints travel to Racing ... - Daily Mail

Saracens take on Clermont Auvergne and Northampton Saints travel to Racing ... - Daily Mail

2 weeks agoby Daily Mailon Google News

Saracens will open their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign by renewing hostilities with Clermont Auvergne, the French side they trounced to reach last term's Heineken Cup final. The north London club will help launch an intriguing opening ...

Clermont Auvergne prove to be too strong for Connacht - Irish Independent

Clermont Auvergne prove to be too strong for Connacht - Irish Independent

Coach Pat Lam selected a different starting 15 for each half, but they were outgunned by a Clermont side who were putting the finishing touches to their preparations for the coming season. Connacht's only reprieve in a game at the end of their five-day ...

Rugby Top 14: ASM Clermont Auvergne – Montpellier HR à voir en direct ... - iBuzz365.com

Rugby Top 14: ASM Clermont Auvergne – Montpellier HR à voir en direct ... - iBuzz365.com

11 hours agoby iBuzz365.comon Google News

Le championnat de France de Rugby Top 14 se poursuit ce vendredi 29 Août 2014 avec un match d'ouverture de la troisième journée entre Clermont Auvergne – Montpellier HR. La diffusion du match de rugby Top 14 ASM Clermont Auvergne – Montpellier ...

Freddie Burns ready for new start with Leicester in bid for England spot - The Guardian

Freddie Burns ready for new start with Leicester in bid for England spot - The Guardian

4 hours agoby The Guardianon Google News

Burns was an apposite word for arguably English rugby's most naturally talented fly-half last season. A reputation, if ... There were a few thousand spectators there and that day Leicester were on the television in Clermont Auvergne in front of a ...

European Watch: Clermont Auvergne issue early warning - Irish Independent

European Watch: Clermont Auvergne issue early warning - Irish Independent

Photo credit: THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images). Clermont Auvergne, who Munster will take on in the back-to-back clashes in December in the new European Rugby Champions Cup, have started the new Top 14 season with two wins. Share. Go To.

Tuilagi is fuelled by failures of his season from hell - Telegraph.co.uk

“Frustrating” is understandably a word that Tuilagi keeps using, but it is none more explicitly expressed than when talking of Leicester's 2013-14 season. They actually made the Heineken Cup quarter-finals, losing 22-16 against Clermont Auvergne, and ...

Ben Mowen named to start for Montpellier - ESPNScrum.com

Ben Mowen named to start for Montpellier - ESPNScrum.com

2 days agoby ESPNScrum.comon Google News

Former Wallabies captain Ben Mowen has been selected to make his Top 14 debut for Montpellier against unbeaten Clermont Auvergne on Friday. Mowen, 29, did not get play in Montpellier's first two matches of the Top 14 season - a loss to Racing Metro ...

6 things we learned from Newport Gwent Dragons' stunning late win against ... - WalesOnline

6 things we learned from Newport Gwent Dragons' stunning late win against ... - WalesOnline

22 hours agoby WalesOnlineon Google News

The hugely experienced former Scarlets and Ospreys full-back was signed from French powerhouses Clermont Auvergne and has been made captain of the Dragons. He was pushing to be the best No.15 in the world when starring for ... The former Newport ...

Scarlets 29 v 24 Gloucester: Welsh region storm to impressive pre-season win - WalesOnline

Scarlets 29 v 24 Gloucester: Welsh region storm to impressive pre-season win - WalesOnline

10 hours agoby WalesOnlineon Google News

... purposefully, new No.8 Pitman excelled as their back-row largely controlled the breakdown, and their back division showed some nice touches with veteran Regan King hugely influential following his return from French powerhouses Clermont Auvergne.

WRU and Welsh regions sign new £60m rugby agreement - The Sport Review

WRU and Welsh regions sign new £60m rugby agreement - The Sport Review

The funding imbroglio, which saw the regions threaten to break away from the WRU, led to more Wales internationals heading overseas, including Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon) and Jonathan Davies (Clermont Auvergne) with Richard Hibbard (Gloucester), ...

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