Gloucester Rugby


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 …

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 …

FORMER Cornish Pirates, Bristol and Cornwall prop Jamal Ford-Robinson will join Gloucester in the summer from fellow Premiership club Northampton. The 25-year-old, who can play on both sides of the front-row, moved to Franklin’s Gardens from Bristol at the start of last season. He was a regular in his first season at the Saints, making …

EXETER Chiefs’ Rus Tuima will make his first England Under-20 start when they play Italy in the fourth round of the Six Nations Championship at Bedford’s Goldington Road on Friday (7.45pm). Tuima, who is dual-registered with his home-town club Plymouth Albion, will line-up at number eight as head coach Steve Bates makes three changes to …

BRISTOL Bears claimed their first win in 11 years over their West Country rivals Gloucester on Friday night at Ashton Gate. Bristol won a thriller 28-24 to move up to ninth in the Premiership table and 13 points clear of bottom side Newcastle Falcons, while Gloucester stay in fourth, despite the defeat. Former Gloucester man …

A HOST of West Country-based players have been named in the England Under-20 for their match with Wales on Friday in Colwyn Bay (7.05pm). With several players retained by Premiership clubs for this weekend’s domestic fixtures head coach Steve Bates has made seven changes to the side that defeated France in the second round of the …

RICHARD CAPSTICK could make his Premiership debut for Exeter on Friday night against Gloucester after being named on the bench for the clash Kingsholm (7:45pm). Capstick and fellow academy youngster Billy Keast are named among the Chiefs’ replacements after impressing against Bristol in the Premiership Rugby Cup last time out. Exeter are without their six …

League Tables

Premiership
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Bedford Blues0000000
Cornish Pirates0000000
Coventry0000000
Doncaster Knights0000000
Ealing Trailfinders0000000
Hartpury College0000000
Jersey Reds0000000
London Scottish0000000
Newcastle Falcons0000000
Nottingham0000000
Yorkshire Carnegie0000000
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1Nottingham1100442015
2Bedford Blues1100341415
3Cornish Pirates1100301015
4Doncaster110020804
5Jersey Reds1100221504
6Newcastle1100171304
7London Scottish1001131711
8Coventry1001152211
9Hartpury RFC100182000
10Yorkshire Carnegie1001143400
11Ealing Trailfinders1001103000
12Ampthill1001204400