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#Aviva Premiership

# aviva-premiership - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Bath have set the hype machine to overdrive in advance of Sam Burgess' arrival from the NRL

6’5 and 117kg of bulk will do that to an organisation.

# aviva-premiership - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Big prop makes great break, then things get a little hairy

Tighthead props rarely practice what to do after they make an electric break.

# aviva-premiership - Monday 29 September, 2014

Good lord, the Saracens scrum is wrecking everything in its path

The Sarries pack went from 0-60 in an instant against Sale.

# aviva-premiership - Monday 22 September, 2014

Ulsterman Steenson fires Exeter to victory as Stringer's Bath go top

We counted 25 Irish players involved in the English Premiership and Championship over the weekend.

Peter Stringer finishes off a length-of-the-field Bath try against Leicester

The 36-year-old former Munster scrum-half is still in fine form.

# aviva-premiership - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Aviva Premiership teams can have two 'marquee' players exempt from the salary cap from next season

There were a number of salary cap changes made today that are advantageous to the Premiership teams.

# aviva-premiership - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

A bit of magic from Danny Cipriani created a great try for Sale on Saturday

The Sale out-half’s delicate chip and gather helped make a score for Chris Cusiter

Here’s your definitive Pro12, Aviva Premiership and Top 14 power rankings

Saracens impressed again while Toulon were upset at home.

# aviva-premiership - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Mike Brown made a sensational try-saving tackle against Saracens yesterday

It’s not over ’til it’s over.

# aviva-premiership - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

George North was an unstoppable monster last weekend

The Welsh winger is turning into a modern day Jonah Lomu.

# aviva-premiership - Friday 29 August, 2014

Joe Marler doesn't like being asked about his pet ducks

The Harlequins prop was at his disruptive best during this version of “teammates”.

# aviva-premiership - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Tomás O'Leary leaving a legacy with London Irish

The scrum-half accepts his finest achievements are already behind him, but he’s the leader of a growing Irish movement in the Premiership.

# aviva-premiership - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Brad Thorn is coming north again to play another season of rugby

The World Cup winner might get to play ’til 40 with Leicester this season.

# aviva-premiership - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Osborne striving to improve skill levels at Conor O'Shea's Harlequins

We spoke to the man in charge of skill development at the Irishman’s Premiership club.

# aviva-premiership - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Incredible late drama as TMO decision gives Saints extra-time Premiership victory

England number 10 Owen Farrell hobbled off injured before the end of full-time having injured himself in celebrating a disallowed try.

# aviva-premiership - Monday 26 May, 2014's end-of-season rugby awards bonanza

With finals in France, England and the Pro12 bringing the curtain down on the club season this weekend, it’s time to give credit where it’s due.

# aviva-premiership - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Saracens sign world-class Argentina prop as Top 14 won't let him play G3

Saracens sign world-class Argentina prop as Top 14 won't let him play

Juan Figallo will leave Montpellier next season as his neck injury means he cannot play in France.

# aviva-premiership - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Check out Tom Youngs and Salesi Ma'afu's brilliant Twitter reaction to their on-field scuffle

Both players played down the punch that marred Friday’s Premiership game.

# aviva-premiership - Friday 16 May, 2014

Irishman Mark McCall named as Premiership's leading Director of Rugby

The former Ulster head coach’s excellent work in England has been recognised at the end-of-season awards.

# aviva-premiership - Monday 12 May, 2014

Irish wing Monahan among the tries again as Morris advances to semi-finals

Here’s how the Irish-qualified players in the English Premiership and Championship got on over the weekend.

# aviva-premiership - Monday 5 May, 2014

Irish winger Shane Monahan scorches in a hat-trick for Gloucester Triple Threat This post contains videos

Irish winger Shane Monahan scorches in a hat-trick for Gloucester

The 27-year-old from Meath made a match-winning impact off the bench this weekend.

# aviva-premiership - Saturday 3 May, 2014

21-year-old Bath prodigy George Ford races in great try to stun Saints

Owen Farrell has some serious competition for the England 10 jersey.

# aviva-premiership - Friday 2 May, 2014

Fergus Mulchrone thrilled to be part of green revolution at London Irish

The 28-year-old centre will be joined by three more Irish players at the Madejski Stadium this summer.

# aviva-premiership - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

'If Ireland called me I'd snap their hands off' - London Irish centre Fergus Mulchrone

The Exiles centre was born in England but is Irish qualified through his Belfast-born father.

# aviva-premiership - Monday 14 April, 2014

Round up: Irish players in England

There were 25 Irish-qualified players involved in the Premiership and Championship action over the past few days.

# aviva-premiership - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Dylan Hartley cleared of biting allegations after Leicester defeat

The Northampton Saints and England hooker will be spoken to by his coach Jim Mallinder.

# aviva-premiership - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Round up: Irish players in England

London Irish recorded a morale-boosting win in the Premiership with three Irishmen in the starting team.

# aviva-premiership - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Tomas O'Leary sent off for stamping a Wasp as London Irish cling on

The former Munster scrum-half was sent to an early bath for ‘use of the boot’ on James Haskell.

# aviva-premiership - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

New £5 million salary cap for the 'most competitive league in world rugby'

Premiership Rugby has announced that their clubs will be operating under a boosted wage limit from 2014/15.

# aviva-premiership - Monday 20 January, 2014

Former Leinster second row Nathan Hines set to join Sale

The Clermont lock will be extending his excellent career for another two years.

# aviva-premiership - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Gloucester confirm departure of out-half Freddie Burns at season's end

The gifted playmaker will be leaving Kingsholm, with Leicester heavily rumoured to be his destination.

# aviva-premiership - Saturday 4 January, 2014

James O'Connor man of the match in London Irish win

The controversial Australian star was the key man in the Premiership victory over Worcester.

VIDEO: George North showed his strength with this try for Northampton

The gigantic Welsh wing brushed off a feeble tackle from Harlequins’ Charlie Walker.

# aviva-premiership - Monday 30 December, 2013

Rugby referee sent flying by 18-stone Bath hooker Crunch This post contains videos

Rugby referee sent flying by 18-stone Bath hooker

Luke Pearce eventually recovered to issue 10 penalties and a yellow card to the Premiership side.

# aviva-premiership - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Exiles lose despite tries from Irish centres Sheridan and Mulchrone Premiership This post contains videos

Exiles lose despite tries from Irish centres Sheridan and Mulchrone

London Irish were ultimately undone by the boot of Billy Twelvetrees.

# aviva-premiership - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Irish referee floored after copping box-kick clearance to the face Thwack This post contains videos

Irish referee floored after copping box-kick clearance to the face

JP Doyle was left red-faced and red-earred at the weekend.

# aviva-premiership - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Round up: Irish players in England

We counted 19 Irishmen in action in this weekend’s Premiership and Championship fixtures.

Giant inflatable balls bring down goal post at Gloucester

The bizarre incident delayed kick-off in the Premiership clash with Worcester.

# aviva-premiership - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Check out this bizarre, wind-assisted boomerang restart by Ian Humphreys Windy City This post contains videos

Check out this bizarre, wind-assisted boomerang restart by Ian Humphreys

The London Irish out-half was forced to field his own kick-off.

# aviva-premiership - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Ulster prop Afoa confirms Premiership switch

“When I finish my career, I will reflect on my time at Ravenhill with a lot of pride.”