SW RUGBY England U18s beat France in South Africa

england rugby1England men U18s beat France 29-25 today in the second game of the U18s International Series in South Africa.

Mallinder’s side lost their opening fixture of the tournament, defeated by Argentina, and took on France at Paarl Gymnasium, Paarl.

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SW RUGBY twelve in Jones' World Cup squad

Jack Nowell200England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has confirmed his official 31-man squad to participate in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan beginning next month.

The squad includes 12 players with Westcountry connections including Exeter born Joe Launchbury, Bristol born Ellis Genge and Swindon born Jonny May.

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EXETER CHIEFS play-off final starting XV

Henry Slade 20193070Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter keeps faith with his winning 23 for today's Premiership play-off final against reigning champions Saracens at Twickenham (1500).

Baxter names an unchanged match-day 23 from that which won last Saturday's semi-final 42-12 against Northampton.

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EXETER CHIEFS No let-up insists head coach Hepher

Jack Nowell200Exeter Chiefs head coach Ali Hepher insists there will be no let-up from the in-form Premiership leaders over these final few weeks of the regular season.

Chiefs host Wasps today seeking to increase their eight points lead over second placed Saracens, upset 23-21 by Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate last night.

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PACKED! Gloucester vs Bath a Kingsholm capacity sell-out

Gallagher Premiership logoWest derby rivals Gloucester Rugby and Bath Rugby both have make changes to their winning starting XVs for today's sell-out Premiership clash at Kingsholm (1500).

With only four rounds of Gallagher Premiership action remaining, every remaining game is important and the fact that it’s a local derby just adds a little extra spice to the occasion.

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BEARS NEWS Bedlow centre of attention for Bristol

Bristol Bears light logoSam Bedlow makes his first Premiership start for Bristol Bears as they bid to roar back against defending champions Saracens at Ashton Gate today (1730).

The 23-year-old former Sale centre is one of five changes to the side that suffered a 26-19 defeat against Bath at Twickenham last Saturday. Bury-born Bedlow has yet to start a Prem game for Bears although has appeared as a replacement.

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