Rugby


EXETER Chiefs have confirmed the signing of Scotland and British Lions full-back Stuart Hogg. The 26-year-old will head to Sandy Park at the start of next season on a two-year deal, bringing to a close a hugely successful spell with Glasgow Warriors. “I’m very excited about the move, it’s a great opportunity for myself and …

FOUR of Bath Rugby’s key senior players have agreed contract extensions. Anthony Watson, Charlie Ewels, Nathan Catt and Elliott Stooke have all signed long-term deals with the Club. The news follows Taulupe Faletau, Semesa Rokoduguni, Zach Mercer and Beno Obano all confirming their future remains with the Blue, Black and Whites. Director of rugby Todd …

WASPS have finally confirmed the signing of Italy international Michele Campagnaro following his release from Exeter Chiefs. The centre has signed a deal with the Coventry-based club until the end of the season and will link up with his new team-mates after the autumn internationals. The 25-year-old has 36 international caps to his name and …

CORNISH Pirates back rower Alex Cheesman admits he is “completely gutted” to have been forced to retire after suffering a series of concussions last season. The 29-year-old, who joined the Pirates from Loughborough Students in 2012, has never fully recovered from the last of the knocks to the head that he took in the opening …

EXETER Chiefs lock Mitch Lees knows he will have a real fight on his hands to get his place back in the team when he returns from injury in the new season. The 29-year-old Australian, who has already made 71 Premiership appearances for the Devon club, is slowly recovering from shoulder surgery he underwent at …

IT HAS been quite a summer for Jack Nowell! He has become a dad for the first time after his partner Zoe gave birth to a daughter, Nori. He has also had surgery on damaged ankle ligaments that he suffered in the New Year’s Eve victory over Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park but battled his …

CHARD Rugby Club entered a mix of members into the Fire Service 3 Peaks challenge climbing the three highest mountains in the UK in less than 24 hours to raise money for both the Rugby Club and The Firefighters Charity. In what were some of the hottest temperatures on record, club members from ages spanning …

BRIDPORT RFC start their pre season training on Thursday (July 5th ) at the Brewery Ground under the direction of new first team coach Lee Burdett who brings a wealth of experience on both the playing and coaching side. Burdett started his rugby career in his home county of Leicestershire where he attended the John …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Saracens990031418642
2Exeter980128817040
3Gloucester951324619828
4Wasps950422326024
5Harlequins940522220824
6Bath932418922019
7Bristol930621827218
8Leicester930621429218
9Worcester930621121417
10Northampton930620621417
11Sale931516020916
12Newcastle Falcons930616221015
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish9801326149739
2Ealing9702321256735
3Jersey RFC9603274173832
4Nottingham9603257221630
5Bedford Blues9603236234630
6Cornish Pirates95042802401030
7Coventry9405177245521
8London Scottish9306203260618
9Doncaster9306220245517
10Richmond9306201218416
11Hartpury College9207155270311
12Yorkshire Carnegie910813527437