# Gallagher Premiership

Last month
February 2023
# sting in the tail
Wasps but not Worcester to return in England's second-tier
Both clubs were removed from the Premiership this season having been placed into administration.
This year
# Apology
'I f**ked it all up again': Marler opens up on 'slur' following two-week ban
The Harlequins and England prop has apologised for comments made to Jake Heenan about his mother.
Last year
# worrying times
Wasps follow Worcester in suspension from English Premiership
It is another colossal blow for the English domestic game.
# less is more
Rob Baxter says 10 clubs in Gallagher Premiership would be ‘very common sense’
The English domestic season has experienced a difficult start off the pitch.
# Moving On
Wales' Dan Biggar to leave Northampton as club cite financial constraints for decision
The 32-year-old joined Saints from the Ospreys in 2018.
# warriors
Worcester suspended from Premiership and Cup for rest of season
The Warriors’ Premiership future had been left in doubt after the club was partially liquidated on Wednesday.
# crisis club
Worcester facing exodus of players and staff after failing to pay salaries
Contracted personnel were due to be paid on Friday.
# breathing space
Worcester find finance needed to keep squad together for another month
It is understood the Warriors met a 4pm deadline set by players for payment of their salaries for August.
# uncertainty
Worcester season in doubt as players are offered support amid payroll plight
The club’s finances have been frozen by HM Revenue and Customs while they chase unpaid tax.
# Welford Road
George Ford inspires Leicester to win over Northampton to seal place in final
The Tigers triumphed 27-14 in the Premiership semi-final to set up a meeting with Saracens.
# Keep calm and carry on
Northampton looking to put Leicester hidings firmly behind them
Saints suffered two heavy defeats against their rivals in the regular league season and now come up against them in a playoff showdown.
# Premiership
London Irish come from behind to beat Exeter
Elsewhere, Gloucester enjoyed a 32-22 win away to Newcastle and Northampton were 29-13 winners at Worcester.
All time
# Concern
Bristol boss Pat Lam worried for Premiership if Covid lockdown comes
‘I don’t mean to be all doom and gloom, but this is not as cosy as people think,’ said the Bears DOR.
# Deja Vu
Harlequins fight back from 21 points down to beat Bristol
In June, Bristol led Quins by 28 points in the Premiership semi-final before the Londoners fought back to win 43-36.
# Opening Weekend
Borthwick salutes Ford as Leicester end long wait for Exeter win
A new season of Gallagher Premiership rugby kicked-off this weekend.
# Called Off
Premiership game between Bristol and London Irish cancelled due to coronavirus issues
The result has been listed as 0-0, with four points allocated to Bristol and London Irish receiving two points.
# final hurdle
Wasps given all-clear to play in Premiership final following coronavirus cases
Wasps’ place in the showpiece finale had been in doubt after 11 positive coronavirus tests.
# bear with us
Bristol on standby for Saturday's Premiership final as Wasps report four more Covid-19 cases
There have now been 11 cases in five days at the club.
# Concern
Premiership final under threat as Wasps cancel training due to Covid-19 outbreak
The club has aborted all training sessions until next week in an attempt to stop the disease spreading.
# Wednesday night rugby
Declan Kidney steers London Irish to Premiership win over Exeter Chiefs
Bryan Byrne helped himself to a try as Bristol recorded a resounding victory against Leicester Tigers.
# doff your salary cap
Saracens warm up for Leinster clash with hammering of Exeter
The English champions ran out 40-17 winners of an under-strength clash.
# Waiting Game
Biggar emerges as injury doubt for Wales after limping out of Northampton loss to Saracens
The 30-year-old lasted just 20 minutes into the Saints’ 27-21 defeat by the English champions.
# Upheaval
Saracens' interim CEO resigns less than a month into his year-long term
Edward Griffiths returned to the club earlier this month after leaving in 2015.
# Gray matter
Jonny Gray swaps Glasgow Warriors for Champions Cup rivals Exeter Chiefs
Gray will get an up-close look at his new team when his current side host Exeter next week.
# statement
Lam hails signing of 'world class performer' Radradra
The Fijian international will join Bristol on a three-year deal ahead of the 2020/21 season.
# Cherry picked
Cipriani voted RPA Players' Player of the Year after superb debut season at Gloucester
He becomes only the third player to earn the honour having previously won the equivalent Young Player award.
# Double Swoop
Munster centre Jaco Taute moving on after agreeing Premiership deal with Leicester Tigers
The 28-year-old joins Leinster’s Noel Reid in signing for the Gallagher Premiership outfit today.
# Going Up
Ian Keatley kicks two conversions as Kidney's London Irish are promoted back to Gallagher Premiership
A bonus point victory against Richmond secured the Exiles return to the top flight on Friday.
# Great Scot
'It's a statement on our part': Exeter Chiefs complete signing of Stuart Hogg
The Scotland and Lions full-back will move to the Premiership after nine seasons at Glasgow Warriors.