Gloucester Rugby

George Skivington’s arrival as new Gloucester head coach has been shrouded in controversy after London Irish said they were ‘considering all options’ regarding his appointment, writes Ollie Young. As reported in last week’s Indy, Skivington, who was operating as Irish’s forwards coach, had long-been linked with the vacant top job at Kingsholm and was officially …

Whatever the final outcome of the yet to be completed 2019-20, it appears the campaign will be remembered for all the wrong reasons, writes Gareth Davies. In terms of the coronavirus pandemic, this is, and still is a scenario that even your worst nightmare would fail to yield. Countless lives lost and damage to our …

World Cup runner-up and Premiership star Jonny May will return to Gloucester at the end of the 2019-20 season. The wing, who hails from Chiseldon in Wiltshire, made the high-profile switch to Leicester Tigers after eight years at the Kingsholm Stadium. However, after a self-described ‘challenging’ period at Tigers, May will once again don the …

BATH hooker Tom Dunn could make his England debut on Saturday when England play Scotland at Murrayfield. Dunn has been named on the bench after Exeter Chiefs’ Luke Cowan-Dickie had to leave the squad as his partner had gone into laboour. Gloucester scrum-half come in to start in place of Ben Youngs, while Bath’s Jonathan …

Isn’t this how it was supposed to be? Danny Cipriani, the most gifted English fly-half of his generation, the star attraction at Twickenham, the home of rugby on these shores, writes Gareth Davies. But sadly, for Cipriani, now 31, he wasn’t showcasing his skills in front of 82,000 supporters at Headquarters on Wednesday, on the …

GLOUCESTER booked their place in the Premiership play-offs, despite losing 27-20 away at Worcester Warriors. Worcester knew a victory would secure their top flight survival and they were determined to get it. But the losing bonus point Gloucester picked up means they will finish in the top four. Gloucester were leading 15-13 at half-time, thanks …

A HOST of West Country youngsters have been named in the England squad for this U18 Six Nations Festival which starts on Thursday. The festival is being hosted by England Rugby at Hartpury University and College will see three sets of fixtures at Gillman’s Ground, Sixways Stadium and Kingsholm. England will face Wales on Saturday, …

FLY-HALF Danny Cipriani has signed a new contract with Premiership side Gloucester. The 31-year-old is believed to have had offers from other English clubs and from abroad but has committed his long-term future to Gloucester by agreeing a new three-year deal. Cipriani moved to Kingsholm last summer from Premiership rival Wasps and has been in …

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Bedford Blues1460825328431
Doncaster Knights1460824231628
London Scottish1441929931427
Hartpury College14401022531724
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2Ealing Trailfinders13101249
3Cornish Pirates1390443
6Jersey Reds1360732
8Doncaster Knights1360728
9Bedford Blues1350826
10Hartpury University1340924
11London Scottish1331922
12Yorkshire Carnegie1300131