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From The42 'He could go back to Arsenal' - ex-Gunners star questions Sanchez decision to join Man United Think It Over

'He could go back to Arsenal' - ex-Gunners star questions Sanchez decision to join Man United

Marc Overmars suspects that the Chilean might regret leaving the London club.

From The42 Three yellows and a red take Bath down to 11 men in late loss to Worcester Stretched

Three yellows and a red take Bath down to 11 men in late loss to Worcester

The Warriors needed 98 minutes and a four-man advantage to sneak victory.

From The42 England duo Vunipola and Launchbury to make long-awaited injury returns Premiership

England duo Vunipola and Launchbury to make long-awaited injury returns

Eddie Jones has been given a boost ahead of the Six Nations, with both players returning for their clubs this weekend.

From The42 Biggar-inspired Northampton stun Premiership leaders Exeter Friday Night Lights

Biggar-inspired Northampton stun Premiership leaders Exeter

The Welsh international scored 16 points as the Saints pulled off a big upset.

From The42 Exeter halt Sarries' long unbeaten run to go top, Tigers stop the rot Premiership

Exeter halt Sarries' long unbeaten run to go top, Tigers stop the rot

Saracens had not suffered defeat since April, but they were soundly beaten at Sandy Park this afternoon.

From The42 Geordan Murphy hails 'world class' Ford as Leicester Tigers end Premiership losing streak High Praise

Geordan Murphy hails 'world class' Ford as Leicester Tigers end Premiership losing streak

Leicester interim head coach Geordan Murphy praised George Ford after kicking the Tigers to a 19-15 win at home to Sale on Sunday.

Bath anoint next head coach while extending Blackadder's contract to 2020

Stuart Hooper has a two year run-in before taking the top job, while the club say Girvan Dempsey was given the attack coach role as ‘part of the longer term plan’.

From The42 Zebo scores, McCall's Sarries march on and Patterson dots down for Pirates Irish Abroad

Zebo scores, McCall's Sarries march on and Patterson dots down for Pirates

It was another busy weekend in England and French rugby for a raft of Irish-qualified players.

From The42 Cash-strapped Premiership clubs decide £275 million takeover 'not the preferred option' Decisions

Cash-strapped Premiership clubs decide £275 million takeover 'not the preferred option'

Despite England’s leading clubs struggling financially, they do not want to sell a majority stake in the league.

From The42 'Quality' Danny Cipriani hailed after Premiership masterclass Catching The Eye

'Quality' Danny Cipriani hailed after Premiership masterclass

The England star was lining up 10 days after an independent disciplinary panel upheld a Rugby Football Union charge of “conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game” against him.

From The42 Ex-Ireland U20 captain Annett gets first Premiership start since 2016 Irish Abroad

Ex-Ireland U20 captain Annett gets first Premiership start since 2016

The former Ulster hooker has suffered greatly with injuries in the last year and a half.

From The42 Lam's Irish-influenced Bristol Bears have big ambitions for the Premiership Connacht Crew

Lam's Irish-influenced Bristol Bears have big ambitions for the Premiership

Former Ireland U19 international Piers O’Conor has been impressed by the likes of Ian Madigan.

From The42 Celtic re-sign popular left-back after short spell in Saudi Arabia Fans Favourite

Celtic re-sign popular left-back after short spell in Saudi Arabia

Emilio Izaguirre returns to Scotland having won six league titles in seven years during his previous spell with Celtic.

From The42 Exeter Chiefs prop forced to retire after suffering a stroke in training Health Scare

Exeter Chiefs prop forced to retire after suffering a stroke in training

Premiership winner Carl Rimmer is embarking on life after rugby, having cut short his career on medical advice.

From The42 Dubliner Willo Flood moves to Dunfermline on one-year deal The Pars

Dubliner Willo Flood moves to Dunfermline on one-year deal

The former Manchester City man moves to Fife and Scotland’s second tier after his latest spell with Dundee United.

From The42 Irish centre Brendan Macken to leave Wasps at end of season Exit

Irish centre Brendan Macken to leave Wasps at end of season

The 26-year-old has been with the Premiership club for three years.

From The42 Gerrard: 'Rangers job a no-brainer, I knew it was for me' STEVIE G

Gerrard: 'Rangers job a no-brainer, I knew it was for me'

The former Liverpool midfielder has made his first step on the managerial ladder with the Scottish club.

From The42 Big boost for high-flying Falcons as Dean Richards signs new three-year deal Premiership

Big boost for high-flying Falcons as Dean Richards signs new three-year deal

The Newcastle director of rugby has guided the club into the Premiership playoffs for the first time this season.

From The42 John Muldoon to link up with Pat Lam again as Bristol's defence coach Old Friends

John Muldoon to link up with Pat Lam again as Bristol's defence coach

The Connacht legend is moving straight into professional coaching after he retires from playing.

London Irish confirm Declan Kidney as technical consultant, Les Kiss takes reins as head coach

Kidney has signed a three-year deal with the club, replacing Brendan Venter who has been released from his part-time contract with immediate effect.

From The42 Leicester end run of six straight defeats ahead of final Champions Cup pool games Premiership

Leicester end run of six straight defeats ahead of final Champions Cup pool games

Northampton also ended their losing streak in the Premiership earlier.

From The42 England wing Yarde signs with Sale after Harlequins fall-out Gerrup The Yarde

England wing Yarde signs with Sale after Harlequins fall-out

Letting the talented 25-year-old go was ‘in the best interest of the club’ according to ‘Quins amid reports of missed training sessions.

From The42 Scintillating Saracens thrash Saints as London Irish return with thrilling Twickeham win Premiership

Scintillating Saracens thrash Saints as London Irish return with thrilling Twickeham win

There were also wins for Wasps, Gloucester and Newcastle on the opening weekend of the new Premiership season.

From The42 Celtic's perfect start continues with comfortable win against Kilmarnock Hoops

Celtic's perfect start continues with comfortable win against Kilmarnock

James Forrest and Callum McGregor got the goals.

From The42 'He's in incredible physical shape': Peter Stringer will play with Worcester beyond his 40th birthday No Stopping Him

'He's in incredible physical shape': Peter Stringer will play with Worcester beyond his 40th birthday

The Corkman will remain in the Premiership on a short-term deal alongside Donnacha O’Callaghan.

From The42 Exeter Chiefs win epic Premiership final with Ireland's Gareth Steenson kicking 98th minute winner Tomahawk Chop

Exeter Chiefs win epic Premiership final with Ireland's Gareth Steenson kicking 98th minute winner

Chiefs led 14 -10 at half-time, but were held to 20 – 20 after full time and extra-time.

From The42 Ex-Leinster 10 Gopperth lands Player's Player of the Year award in England Awards Season

Ex-Leinster 10 Gopperth lands Player's Player of the Year award in England

Meanwhile, Tamara Taylor was the women’s player of the year with Lions tourist Ross Moriarty missing out on the young player gong.

From The42 Evergreen Donncha O'Callaghan wins Worcester player-of-the-year award Doc

Evergreen Donncha O'Callaghan wins Worcester player-of-the-year award

It’s been another great year for the Munster legend.

From The42 Saracens rest stars ahead of Munster showdown but still recover to stun Saints Premiership

Saracens rest stars ahead of Munster showdown but still recover to stun Saints

Meanwhile, Bristol were relegated back to the Championship.

From The42 Watch: Willie Le Roux drops the ball as he dives over the try line against Leinster Embarrassing This post contains videos

Watch: Willie Le Roux drops the ball as he dives over the try line against Leinster

The experienced back had a moment to forget at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

From The42 Premiership 'like Leinster v Munster every single week' -- Gopperth Once A Blue...

Premiership 'like Leinster v Munster every single week' -- Gopperth

The former Leinster 10 spoke about the merits of the Premiership, shifting in to 12 and defensive adaptations.

From The42 Kenny Cunningham recalls the day he realised that Gaelic football wasn't for him Looking Back

Kenny Cunningham recalls the day he realised that Gaelic football wasn't for him

It could have been so different for the former Premier League player.

From The42 Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion Using The Head

Worcester give captain Van Velze extended break from rugby after latest concussion

‘The long-term welfare of the player is of utmost importance.’

From The42 A little Danny Cipriani magic set up a glorious coast-to-coast try from Wasps From Way Downtown

A little Danny Cipriani magic set up a glorious coast-to-coast try from Wasps

Ex-Leinster man Jimmy Gopperth finished off under the posts after Wasps found a very non-textbook way off their own five-metre line.

From The42 Brendan Rodgers hails Raheem Sterling's return to form, insists he never fell out with City star Champions League

Brendan Rodgers hails Raheem Sterling's return to form, insists he never fell out with City star

“He is back to where he was at with me,” says the Celtic boss.

From The42 Maro Itoje's incredible 16-month, 31-game winning run finally came to an end today Mighty Quins

Maro Itoje's incredible 16-month, 31-game winning run finally came to an end today

Saracens and England’s one-man engine room finally ran low on diesel.

From The42 Saracens back down from appealing Chris Ashton's 13-week bite ban Gone Til December

Saracens back down from appealing Chris Ashton's 13-week bite ban

Mark McCall says the club will continue to support the prolific controversial wing.

From The42 Welbeck set to return four months earlier than expected Welback

Welbeck set to return four months earlier than expected

The Arsenal striker was expected to be sidelined for nearly a year with an injury suffered in May but is now in line to make his return at Christmas

From The42 5 fantasy league bargains to gamble on this season Bargain Buys

5 fantasy league bargains to gamble on this season

Ahead of the new season, we’ve highlighted a few players that could do well in your team this season.

From The42 'They told us he didn't have to play on Saturdays': How Rangers tried to tempt Ronaldo from Barca to Glasgow Too Hot For Scots

'They told us he didn't have to play on Saturdays': How Rangers tried to tempt Ronaldo from Barca to Glasgow

We’re sure it was a real wrench for him to go to Inter instead.

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