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news from Friday, September 21, 2018

- Ouch. Munster fell to a second heavy away defeat in the PRO14 this season as they were hammered 37-13 by Willis Halaholo and the Cardiff Blues. The hugely entertaining encounter came to life very early in the first-half, with each side grabbing two tries a piece in the opening 20 minutes at Cardiff Arms Park. Munster looked to be the better side heading into half-time, but were taken apart in the ...

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- Sam Simmonds vows to knuckle down for Exeter Chiefs before talking about an England call-up. “I’ve spoken to Eddie and he’s given me things to work on” Sam Simmonds remains coy over talk of an international call-up MOTM for him tonight #GallagherPrem — Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) September 21, 2018 The post WATCH: Sam Simmonds reveals he’s been talking to Eddie Jones appeared...

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- • Newcastle 17-24 Exeter • Matt Kvesic scores crucial try with Flood in sin binExeter Chiefs extended their unbeaten run to stay top of the Premiership with a hard-fought 24-17 win at Kingston Chiefs led 14-10 at half-time thanks to a Simmonds brothers double act with the back-row, Sam, driven over twice from close range and Joe converting both and, despite Newcastle hitting back to level the...

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- The Leicester player's self-belief is returning after a litany of injuries and Eddie Jones is taking an intense interestEven on the worst of days Manu Tuilagi never completely gave up hope. "Mentally I always think I will get back to where I was, no matter what," he murmured on Wednesday, reflecting on the multitude of injuries that, latterly, have ruled him out of England contention. "I always th...

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- Northampton Saints has today been notified by Wasps that the Coventry-based club have cancelled their participation in Monday night's Premiership Rugby Shield game at Franklin's Gardens owing to a "lack of front row resources." The Wanderers will instead play a friendly match against London Irish. Gates to Franklin's Gardens open at 6.30pm with kick-off scheduled for 7.30pm. The game is free to S...

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