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By Laurie Fitzgerald

The new Aviva Premiership season got underway last weekend, as rugby fans across the country prepare for another epic and thrilling campaign ahead.

In terms of an introduction to the new season, there could hardly have been a better one; it may have been the first game of the season, but Harlequins and Wasps produced 80 minutes of entertainment that may not be bettered in the following 134 matches.

After enduring the season from hell last time out, Wasps looked to have shaken off the shackles that saw them almost go out of the Premiership and close to administration as their pace and precision tore apart the defending champions.     Continue reading

By Laurie Fitzgerald

A new era is set to begin tomorrow when England’s interim coaching staff name their Elite Player Squad in preparation for next month’s Six Nations Championship.

Head Coach Stuart Lancaster will name a 32-man group tomorrow that will shape the core of his plans to rebuild the national side following a Rugby World Cup that would be best forgotten if it hadn’t caused so much controversy.

With the trio of Lancaster and assistants Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell indicating a fresh approach – as well as having nothing to lose in their current positions – the EPS is set for some fresh blood to be introduced. Continue reading

By Laurie Fitzgerald

Wasps’ season suffered another setback at the weekend when they suffered a surprise 6-0 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Worcester.

That win for the Warriors took them above the Wycombe outfit, leaving the two-time Heineken Cup winners second from bottom in the Aviva Premiership.

Whilst they still have a 10-point cushion over bottom-placed Newcastle Falcons, it underlined the task facing Director of Rugby Dai Young.

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