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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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Jamie Roberts transfer saga finally comes to an end

Jamie Roberts is finally going home. The 33-year-old powerhouse had been a free agent after his five-month deal with Super Rugby franchise the Stormers came to an end. According to various reports, the 96-cap Wales and Lions international will be signing with the Dragons, seven years after leaving Wales. Dragons set to confirm signing of Jamie…

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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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Israel Folau explains why he refused to take the knee for Black Lives Matter

Israel Folau was at the centre of fresh controversy on Sunday when he opted against taking a knee in a Super League anti-racism protest. Folau’s Dragons were hammered 34-6 by a St Helens, but the 31-year-old stole the headlines when he remained standing while other players and officials fell to their knees in support of…

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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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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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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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England could be without major stars for Six Nations finale

Eddie Jones preparations for England’s Six Nations finale against Italy have hit a roadblock after it was confirmed Premiership teams will be able to hold onto their players for the Premiership final. The men in white are just one bonus-point win away from winning the 2020 tournament. But the match, in Rome on October 31,…

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TRANSFER | Harlequins confirm the signing of ‘explosive’ scrum-half

Harlequins have confirmed the signing of former London Irish scrum-half Scott Steele. The 26-year-old joins the Club with immediate effect to play throughout the remainder of the 2019/20 season and will remain with the Club ahead of the 2020/21 season and beyond. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Harlequins sign former Scotland U20 scrum-half @ScottSteele247. ☘️ Steele joins having played…

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