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# premiership - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Exeter edge Wasps in Premiership final to seal double

The win follows up Exeter’s 31-27 victory over France’s Racing 92 in last week’s Champions Cup final.

# premiership - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Wasps missing 11 players for Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs

Wasps’ participation in the Twickenham showpiece was in jeopardy due to a number of players testing positive for coronavirus.

# premiership - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'I feel like I've been punched in the face quite a few times,' says Geordan Murphy after Leicester low-point

Tonight’s 54-7 defeat to Wasps comes as the worst of the Irishman’s Welford Road career.

# premiership - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Ryan shines for Racing, Copeland's debut, and Kidney's Exiles struggle

Jeremy Davidson’s Brive are leading the Top 14 after the opening round.

# premiership - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Irish players involved as English Premiership has first midweek games

36-year-old Gareth Steenson helped Rob Baxter’s Exeter to victory last night.

# premiership - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Ex-Ulster back row Montgomery makes Premiership debut for Worcester

Former Ireland U20 centre Oli Morris also featured in the defeat to Wasps.

# premiership - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Bath appoint former England assistant as new head coach

Neal Hatley has made the step up from forwards coach to the top job.

# premiership - Friday 7 August, 2020

Scrum-half Stafford joins Premiership club Harlequins after leaving Munster

The 23-year-old has signed on for the rest of the 2019/20 Premiership season.

# premiership - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Brad Barritt insists time at Saracens has not been tarnished

Barritt won five Premiership and three European titles during his Saracens career.

# premiership - Friday 26 June, 2020

Irish hooker Bryan Byrne joins Pat Lam's Bristol on permanent basis

The 26-year-old was with the Premiership club on loan from Leinster before the lockdown.

# premiership - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Premiership players say clubs have treated them with 'absolute disregard'

The clubs have agreed to reduce the salary cap by £1.4 million from next season onwards.

# premiership - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'Something has to change' - Harlequins back salary cap reduction in Premiership

Reports in the UK suggest a deal has already been agreed.

# premiership - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Ex-Ireland player Humphreys to leave role with Gloucester after six seasons

The Ulster European Cup winner will leave his position as Director of Rugby at the end of June.

English Premiership rugby clubs given green light to return to training

Clubs will have to satisfy a number of criteria to make the step.

# premiership - Thursday 28 May, 2020

England international Isiekwe the latest to leave Saracens on season-long loan

Several Sarries players have left temporarily as the club drops into the Championship.

# premiership - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Premiership clubs face prospect of being stripped of titles for salary cap breaches

Increased powers have been recommended by an independent review.

# premiership - Friday 24 April, 2020

Sale Sharks player suspended for two games after signing for two clubs

Sale Sharks have been been handed a suspended five-point deduction and fined.

# premiership - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Saracens furlough staff and ask high earners to defer wages

They have asked all employees earning over £75,000 to defer payment of their salaries until the start of the 2020/21 season.

# premiership - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Official: Newcastle will replace relegated Saracens in the Premiership

The Falcons had won 15 games from 15 in the Championship before it was cancelled.

# premiership - Monday 23 March, 2020

'We no longer feel able to keep quiet' - Promotion favourites Newcastle hit back

Ealing have suggested they will take legal action if Newcastle are promoted.

# premiership - Sunday 22 March, 2020

'It's going to be tough, so this has to be the players' bit of escape'

Bristol Bears’ head of athletic performance, Kevin Geary, explains how the club is training remotely.

# premiership - Friday 20 March, 2020

Three Premiership clubs confirm 25% pay cuts during league suspension

Saracens have also asked staff to take a pay reduction.

RFU cancels entire English rugby season apart from the Premiership

The union says it remains in ‘active discussions’ with the top-tier league.

# premiership - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Sean O'Brien in line for London Irish debut after 10 months out

Springbok lock Lood de Jager will also make his Sale debut in the match.

# premiership - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Leinster hooker Byrne makes loan move to Pat Lam's Bristol

Pat Lam needed short-term cover at hooker due to an injury to Harry Thacker.

# premiership - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Wasps announce Dai Young has left after nine years with the club

Irishman Ian Costello remains part of the club’s coaching staff.

# premiership - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Saracens 'keen' to see disciplinary report on their cap breach published

However, they have opted to ‘draw a line’ under the issue by declining a full investigative audit.

# premiership - Friday 17 January, 2020

Emergency meeting at Saracens as threat of relegation looms large

Patience appears to have run out among their rival clubs in England.

# premiership - Monday 30 December, 2019

Rangers call for introduction of VAR and claim Morelos is 'singled out for special attention'

‘In recent weeks, Rangers has suffered from errors of judgement,’ said managing director Stewart Robertson.

# premiership - Friday 6 December, 2019

Saracens start Itoje but leave raft of England front-liners at home for Munster trip

Owen Farrell, Mako and Billy Vunipola, Jamie George, George Kruis, and Elliot Daly are all absent.

# premiership - Sunday 1 December, 2019

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.

# premiership - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Connacht legend Muldoon to step up as forwards coach at Bristol under Lam

The 36-year-old Irishman joined the Premiership club as defence coach last year.

# premiership - Sunday 1 September, 2019

'Everyone wrote us off' - Lennon defiant after Old Firm win

The Scottish champions produced a faultless performance to move three points clear of their Glasgow rivals.

# premiership - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'I can't wait to pull on the jersey': Elyounoussi keen to impress Celtic on loan from Saints

Mohamed Elyounoussi said Celtic is a club he considers ‘iconic’ and ‘historic’.

# premiership - Friday 16 August, 2019

Rangers snap up Leicester midfielder on loan

Wales international Andy King is set to link up with Steven Gerrard’s side.

# premiership - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Christie nets hat-trick as Celtic smash seven past St Johnstone in Scottish Premiership opener

Celtic issued a stern warning to their would-be title rivals on the opening day of the new season in Scotland.

# premiership - Thursday 11 July, 2019

'First and foremost, Paddy is a good rugby player' - London Irish head coach Kiss defends Jackson signing

The former Ulster chief also said he believed that most fans backed the fly-half joining the club.

# premiership - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Johnston inspires Celtic towards Champions League comeback as Hoops score vital away goals

Michael Johnston inspired a comeback as Celtic won 3-1 away to Sarajevo in Bosnia.

# premiership - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Celtic midfielder Ntcham: I want Marseille move because Scottish football level 'is not high'

The Scottish champions face a fight to keep the €15 million rated midfielder amid interest from Ligue 1.

# premiership - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Quins land prolific Fijian Goneva after Newcastle's relegation

The 35-year-old will continue to play Premiership rugby next season.

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