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# response
England lock Ewels slams report suggesting Bath players revolted over pay cuts
Sunday’s edition of The Rugby Paper suggested Bath players were planning to reject the request.
# Legend
South African World Cup winner to retire
Francois Louw is into his ninth season with Bath but has revealed this will be his final year at the Recreation Ground.
# Cutbacks
Saracens prepare to tell stars if players must be offloaded
The club’s interim CEO has also said he is not giving any thought to the prospect of relegation.
# Update
Worcester second row Fatialofa to undergo surgery on neck injury
The New Zealander was injured against Saracens on Sunday.
# Rout
10-try Sarries crush Worcester, Gloucester claim derby win over Bath
Five tries in each half saw Premiership basement side Saracens make light work of the Warriors.
# Update
Henry Slade emerges as a Six Nations concern for England
An injury sustained last weekend is expected to sideline the Exeter Chiefs centre for up to two months.
# Back Home
Scarlets confirm return of Liam Williams from Saracens
The Wales and Lions full-back is returning home after a trophy-laden spell in London.
# Spending
Premiership Rugby could revamp salary rules after Saracens breach
The European champions were severely sanctioned for breaching spending rules that will now be subject to a review.
# Premiership
Lam's Bristol held by Kidney's 14-man Irish in thrilling finish
London Irish battled to claim a draw at Bristol Bears despite seeing Ollie Hoskins sent off on the stroke of half-time.
# Punishment
Saracens fined for Champions Cup launch no-show
After opting not to appeal against a huge fine for breaching the salary cap, the club have forked out for another sanction breach.
# asterisk
Saracens could face EPCR action for snubbing Champions Cup launch
The European and English champions were yesterday docked 35 Premiership points and fined £5.36million.
# salary cap
'Shocked and disappointed by heavy-handed sanctions' - Saracens to appeal 35-point deduction
The Premiership club have also been ordered to pay €6.2m, but insist they are not guilty of any wrongdoing.
# Goode grief
Saracens to face Munster without the European Player of the Year
Injury will rule Alex Goode out of the December double-header against Johann van Graan’s side.
# back from exile
Kidney's London Irish make winning Premiership return at Wasps
Wasps fell just short in their comeback bid as Declan Kidney and Les Kiss’ men made a winning start in their return to the top flight.
# Friday Night Lights
Lam's Bristol start Premiership season with derby battering of Bath
Nathan Hughes made a big impact on his Premiership debut, while Luke Morahan claimed a brace.
# Premiership
Quins land prolific Fijian Goneva after Newcastle's relegation
The 35-year-old will continue to play Premiership rugby next season.
# back in the mix
Watson returns from 13-month lay-off to give World Cup boost to England
The British & Irish Lion has not played a game since he was injured during the 2018 Six Nations.
# New Challenge
Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row
Lood de Jager is to leave the Bulls and join the Premiership side on a three-year contract.
# Warrior code
Ex-Leinster centre Te'o to leave Worcester Warriors amid Top 14 rumours
The England international is one of eight players who will be departing Sixways at the end of the season.
# pastures anew
Blackadder to leave Bath at end of the season despite extending contract in September
Bath are on the search for a new director of rugby.
# Concern
Struggling Tigers lose Denton for rest of season due to concussion
The Scotland back-row has still not recovered from a head injury he suffered in October.
# New Deals
Scarlets trio sign new contracts after Wales' impressive Grand Slam heroics
The Scarlets have signed up Wales trio Jonathan Davies, Ken Owens and Rob Evans to new deals.
# On the Move
Argentina scrum-half to join Harlequins after World Cup
Martin Landajo is on his way to the Premiership.
# over and out
'One of rugby's truly great players' - Saracens announce Burger departure
The former World Player of the Year will return to his native South Africa at the end of the season.
# Chiefs
Excellent business as Exeter tie England trio down to new deals
Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie have all signed fresh two-year deals with the Premiership club.
# Bear Trap
Pat Lam's Bristol snatch England international Hughes from Wasps
‘We are striving to be a Champions Cup team and a player of Nathan’s quality can help us along our journey.’
# Premiership
England duo Vunipola and Launchbury to make long-awaited injury returns
Eddie Jones has been given a boost ahead of the Six Nations, with both players returning for their clubs this weekend.
# no fafing about
Springbok scrum-half de Klerk tied down as he signs long-term Sale deal
The World Rugby Player of the Year nominee said it was ‘humbling’ to be offered a new contract with a year to go on his previous deal.
# Premiership
Exeter halt Sarries' long unbeaten run to go top, Tigers stop the rot
Saracens had not suffered defeat since April, but they were soundly beaten at Sandy Park this afternoon.
# Hamstrung
Blow for Munster's European rivals as Nowell suffers 'significant hamstring tear'
Exeter will be without the England winger for a period of eight weeks.
# Change Of Plan
One of the Premiership's all-time leading try scorers set to make sensational switch to NFL - reports
Christian Wade has not been included in Wasps’ squad to face Bath on Saturday.
# On a Roll
Ruthless Chiefs warm-up for Munster clash with rip-roaring second half display
That’s now six wins out of six for Exeter in the Premiership this term.
# Retirement
'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban
Marler said that comments he recently made about looking for an “easy way out” of England duty were taken out of context.
# Retirement
'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby
The Harlequins forward said it was “a very difficult decision” to end his England career at the age of 28.
# Up and Running
Saracens fight back to make winning start to Premiership title defence
Newcastle led for large periods at Kingston Park, before Sarries showed their power to eek out an opening-weekend win.
# Punishment
Danny Cipriani fined £2,000 by Gloucester after nightclub incident
The England fly-half pleaded guilty to the two charges last week.
# champion pedigree
Saracens re-take Premiership title with dominant display against Exeter
The Vunipola brothers led the way for Mark McCall’s men as they dethroned Exeter.
# Jack and the Boks
Young Wasps star ruled out for up to a year after receiving first England call-up
Jack Willis sustained significant multi-ligament knee damage during Saturday’s defeat to Saracens.
# Wasps stung
Record-breaking Farrell stars for Saracens in 90-point Premiership semi-final
Owen Farrell was successful with all 11 strikes from the tee as his side got the better of Wasps.
# Departure
Gloucester the landing spot for recalled England out-half Cipriani
Danny Cipriani has kept his hopes of playing in the World Cup in Japan next year alive by joining Gloucester.