Rugby


WALES international Rhys Priestland has signed a new two-year contract with Bath Rugby. Fly-half Priestland, who has 50 caps for his country, joined Bath ahead of the 2015/16 season and has made 74 appearances for the club, scoring more than 350 points. “This has always been an incredibly important contract for me at this stage of …

TWO former Cornish Pirates players will be returning to the Championship club this summer Centre Nicolas De Battista and prop Jay Tyack have both signed two-year contracts. Argentine De Battista is returning to Mennaye Field after a spell playing for Zebre in Italy. The 28-year-old made 53 appearances for the Pirates in his first two …

PLYMOUTH Albion backs Dan Powell and Josh Skelcey have signed new one-year contracts with the National One club. Full-back Powell has been at Albion for the past three seasons after moving to Brickfields from Exmouth, but he did spend the end of last term playing in Australia. He is now looking forward to next year’s …

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 …

BRISTOL back Jack Tovey will make the switch to Championship side Ealing Trailfinders at the end of the season after 10 years with the club. The academy graduate has made nearly 200 appearances for Bristol since making his debut as an 18-year-old in November 2009. Bristol head coach Pat Lam said: “Everybody at the Bears …

DEVON JUNIOR CUP SEMI-FINAL TORRINGTON 15 NORTH TAWTON 44 North Tawton moved a step closer to a league and cup double after securing their place in the Devon Junior Cup final with victory over a hard-working Torrington side. Devon One champions North Tawton will now play league runners-up Exeter Athletic in the final on April …

SAM MATAVESI returns to the Cornish Pirates’ starting line-up for their big home match against league leaders London Irish on Saturday (2.30pm). The teams have already played each other three times this season. In the October away league match, the Pirates lost 38-29 and they were beaten again at the Madejski Stadium in November, going down …

MAX CLARK has signed a new contract with Premiership club Bath. The academy product has made nearly 50 appearances for the club after making his first team debut in the 47-7 victory against London Welsh in 2014. A powerful and agile runner, Clark has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season and brings a …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter22170563043886
2Saracens22160664444078
3Gloucester22131858751568
4Northampton221101159052156
5Harlequins221001254452856
6Bath221021048148056
7Sale22112946250455
8Wasps221001248355251
9Bristol22911250358051
10Worcester22901349155746
11Leicester22701547863241
12Newcastle Falcons22601639554131
12London Irish22301938565122
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish2220028353401999
2Ealing2217057335031886
3Bedford Blues2213096326031769
4Jersey Reds22120105544421563
5Cornish Pirates22100125565071959
6Yorkshire Carnegie22110114755491155
7Nottingham22101115085971052
8Coventry2291124976371351
9London Scottish2280144686161143
10Doncaster2280145466171042
11Hartpury RFC227015415634836
12Richmond226016430604933