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STATEMENT | Harlequins accept six-figure transfer fee for Gabriel Ibitoye

Harlequins have confirmed today that Gabriel Ibitoye will leave the Club with immediate effect to join French Top14 club, Agen. Following Ibitoye’s request to leave the London Club during rugby’s COVID-19 hiatus, Harlequins, who ‘were committed to retaining the services of Ibitoye’, have now agreed to let him join Agen after reaching a satisfactory compensation…

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TRANSFER | Six Exeter Chiefs youngsters depart on loan

Exeter Chiefs will be helping to supplement the squad of newly-promoted Taunton Titans ahead of their first season in National League One following news that six of the club’s young players will be joining on dual-registered terms. Cory Teague and Tom Wyatt, both of whom featured prominently for the Somerset club last season, are returning…

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REPORTS | Emiliano Boffelli closes in on move to Premiership

It’s been reported that Emiliano Boffelli could make a move to the Gallagher Premiership after talks with Racing 92 broke down. According to reports in England and France, the 25-year-old is now in talks with Bath over a move to the west country. The 25-cap Argentina international, who can operate as a centre, wing or fullback, has emerged as…

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Fan designed jersey will be Canterbury’s final England shirt

At the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Canterbury asked all their followers to design their very own jersey in a competition they called the #CoopedUpCup. After four months, ine really long lockdown, lots of social distancing, NO RUGBY(!), hundreds of entries, a social media final, they finally revealed the winner… This will be the last England…

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WATCH | Owen Farrell and Rio Ferdinand open up about mental health

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand and England rugby captain Owen Farrell are among sport stars and their famous fans to discuss their experiences of mental health. Footage courtesy of the Royal Foundation. Rugby star Farrell spoke about how his team-mates hold frank and open discussions regarding their mindset before important games.  ‘What the group’s very…

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Steve Borthwick responds to reports he could join Lions coaching team

Steve Borthwick has responded to reports that he could tour South Africa with the British and Irish Lions next summer. The 40-year-old had been tipped to reprise his role in 2021 as an assistant coach to Warren Gatland after playing a key role in the Lions’ drawn series with New Zealand in 2017. Embed from Getty Images The…

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LIST | Rugby internationals who lost a ton of weight in retirement

Below is a look at five players who lost a ton of weight after their rugby union careers ended. 1. Phil Vickery (England) The World Cup-winning prop has transformed his body since hanging up his boots. Vickery, who won the 2011 series of Celebrity Masterchef, has recently opened his new Cheltenham restaurant, No.3, after the Coronavirus…

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Transfer News | Mak Wilson joins Harlequins

Harlequins have completed the signing of former Scotland U20 prop Mak Wilson. Starting all five U20 Six Nations Championship games for Scotland earlier this year, the promising young prop arrives at the Stoop from Melrose-based Super 6 outfit the Southern Knights. 😁 "The end goal ideally is to become a Club legend" 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 We like…

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British & Irish Lions reveal their shirt sponsor for 2021 tour

As Lead Partner, Vodafone’s logo will be displayed on the front of the Lions’ shirt. The sponsorship also includes the provision of communications equipment to keep everyone involved in the Tour connected and technical support for training and player performance. Fans will be able to immerse themselves in the action through a dedicated app, interactive…

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Transfer News | Two more Sarries set to sign new deals

Saracens stalwarts Alex Goode and Jackson Wray are set to sign new long-term deals with the London club, according to reports. England international Goode will leave the club on loan, heading to Japan for the 2020/21 season before returning to Allianz Park for their expected return to the Gallagher Premiership. Named Premiership Rugby Player of…

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