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Rugby news from Monday, October 23, 2017

- Gloucester Rugby director of rugby David Humphreys admits the West Country Derby was a foreign concept to him before he came to Kingsholm three years ago. But after two wins, six losses and a draw in the fixture in recent seasons, the Gloucester boss fully understands the ferocious rivalry between his club and Bath Rugby. The […]The post David Humphreys and Todd Blackadder prepared for Gloucester-

- Brave new Europe sees ferocity on the field but ruthlessness away from it is putting game in danger, and not just for the Welsh, Scottish or ItaliansIf the loss of a team's opening two games in Europe is enough to consign their hopes of progress to dust – and it almost always is – then this season's champions will come from England, France or Ireland. "What's new?" cynics might ask. "We've always

- Harlequins forward Dave Ward says his side must improve after their European Champions Cup round 2 defeat against Wasps this weekend.Speaking to Quins’ official website, Ward said his side “didn’t get things right” on the day."Wasps are a momentum team and we gave them far too much momentum, we gave them very easy tries from a lineout, a rolling maul, a charge down and an intercept,” he explained.

- Dean Richards' Newcastle Falcons are now two from two in the European Challenge Cup after they downed Bordeaux-Bègles in France, with London Irish also beating Stade Français in Paris in a remarkable result. Gloucester Rugby claimed victory too whilst Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors fell to narrow defeats. Here's our round-up of the five English […]The post Challenge Cup review: London Irish an