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Aviva Premiership Rugby: UK Professional Rugby League – Bath, Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester, Harlequins, Leicester Tigers, London Irish, Newcastle Falcons, Northampton Saints, Sale Sharks, Saracens, Wasps, Worcester Warriors.

Saracens & Chris Wyles Chris Wyles has temporarily come out of retirement and contends to face Sale Sharks on Saturday. Chris Wyles, the 35-year-old former USA Rugby National team captain and member of the 2016 USA Olympic Sevens team, retired at the end of last season. He retired on the top of his game, scoring two tries in Saracens’ Premiership final win over Exeter Chiefs. This week he answered the Saracens call for his return with Liam Williams and Sean Maitland away on international duty, while David Strettle, Ali Crossdale, Matt Gallagher, Rotimi Segun and Duncan Taylor are missing through…

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Newcastle Falcons & Paul Mullen The Newcastle Falcons announced on 14 August 2018 that Paul Mullen signed a short-term, four-month contract to play as part of the Gallagher Premiership season.  Mullen is from the Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland. He was USA eligible and previously played for the USA under-20s in Tbilisi, Georgia at the Junior World Rugby Trophy. Mullen also played age grade rugby for Munster under-18s, 19s, and 20s, as well as for Ireland under-19s. In 2011, Mullen moved to Texas and in 2015 earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Engineering Technology at Texas A&M University. He then continued…

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Harlequins Paul Lasike The Premiership Rugby Harlequins announced the signing of Paul Lasike, who captained the Major League Rugby Utah Warriors for the season. The New Zealand-born 28-year-old was capped six times for the USA Eagles and was a factor in the Eagles 30-29 victory over Scotland in June. That was the USA’s first win over a tier one rugby nation since the 1920s. Lasike played rugby growing up in New Zealand and made the Waikato U16 and U18 representative teams. After finishing School at the Church College of New Zealand, Lasike came to Highland and won a US High…

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Premiership Rugby Cup Premiership Rugby Release. Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks will kick off the brand new Premiership Rugby Cup competition when it is launched on Friday 26 October. Involving the 12 Gallagher Premiership Rugby clubs, and with total prize money of more than half a million pounds, the Premiership Rugby Cup will be played over four pool rounds, including the Derby Day weekend, semi-finals and Final. The first weekend sees two matches live on BT Sport with Saracens hosting Leicester Tigers on Saturday 27th and Exeter Chiefs making the trip to Newcastle Falcons the next day. The full set…

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Worcester Warriors Adds Eagle Andrew Durutalo Andrew Durutalo, a USA Eagle flanker, joined the Aviva Premiership Rugby Worcester Warriors from the Ealing Trailfinders where he enjoyed a remarkable start to the season with five tries in just six games. He also was selected for the man-of-the-match award on three occasions and leaves the Greene King IPA Championship Trailfinders in second place in the standings, four points behind Bristol Rugby. Durutalo will join USA Eagle Hooker and Prop, Joe Taufete’e, who has been a key contributor for the Warriors. The 29-year-old has made 19 international appearances, scoring tries on four occasions, and…

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Premiership Rugby Post Match Press Conferences: Newcastle Falcons vs. Saracens By Doug Coil Newcastle Falcons vs. Saracens Match Recap September 16, 2017 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA (Philadelphia area) Will Welch, Captain Newcastle Falcons & Dean Richards, Director of Rugby https://youtu.be/pnt71wAUuKI Mark McCall, Saracens Director of Rugby https://youtu.be/3Lfb0WO9a5o https://djcoilrugby.com  

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Wyles Try & Farrell Boot Lead Saracens Over Newcastle Falcons, as Premiership Rugby Returns to the USA By Doug Coil On Saturday, September 16, the Aviva Premiership Rugby played their second regular season match in the United States, as the Newcastle Falcons lost a home match to the Saracens 29-7 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. The Saracens were also involved in the first regular season ever played on foreign soil, as they came from behind to beat London Irish 26-16 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. in March, 2016. Former USA Eagles captain Chris Wyles made his…

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USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-Americans Suffer Narrow Loss to Oxford University Blues By Doug Coil The USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All Americans played the Oxford Unviersity Men’s Blues on Saturday, September 16 at Talen Energy Stadium, outside of Philadelphia. The match preceded the 5pm Aviva Premiership Rugby match between the Newcastle Falcons and the Saracens. The match was shown live via the Rugby Channel, with highlights shown later on NBC. The first 13 minutes featured back and forth play by both sides. Oxford then had an overlap in which Tom Stileman took an offload and raced down the touchline before…

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Newcastle Falcons v Saracens Preview By Doug Coil On Saturday, September 16, the Aviva Premiership Rugby will play their second regular season match in the United States, as the Newcastle Falcons play the Saracens at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. The Saracens were also involved in the first regular season ever played on foreign soil, as they came from behind to beat London Irish 26-16 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. in March, 2016. The crowd for that match was 14,811. Alex Goode was the man of the match for Saracens as he scored 19 of their 26…

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Premiership Rugby & Friends of the British Council Conduct USA Rugby Clinics  By Doug Coil On September 5, the first Premiership Rugby Clinic was conducted at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey. In advance of the Premiership Rugby Newcastle Falcons vs. Saracens match on September 16th at Talen Energy Stadium, Premiership Rugby along with Friends of the British Council are conducing both player and coaching clinics in New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. These clinics would not be possible without the support of USA Rugby, Premiership Rugby, Friends of the British Council, AEG Rugby and NBC Sports. Rugby scholarships…

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September 4, 2017 Premiership Rugby Clinics, Scholarships & Collegiate All-Americas vs. Oxford, Prior to Newcastle Falcons vs. Saracens Photo: Premiership Rugby Doug Coil The Newcastle Falcons will play their Aviva Premiership Rugby match against Saracens on 16th September at the Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The kickoff is at 5pm ET. This is the second year that Premiership Rugby are taking a regular season game to the USA. The first was last March when the London Irish played the Saracens. The match is part of a long-term agreement with AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, and…

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Saracens Roll Over USA Islanders in Bermuda Doug Coil The Saracens had 14 tries to beat the USA Islanders 92-0 at the Bermuda National Sports Centre on Thursday August 10. Captain Chris Wyles and subs Henry Taylor and Nathan Earle had hat-tricks in this match. The game was part of the preseason training camp in Bermuda ahead of the 2017/18 season that kicks-off on 2nd September against Northampton Saints in the London. It also raised money for the Islands Beyond Rugby Charity. The Saracens will also have pre-season matches against the Bedford Blues and Global Network side Timisoara Saracens later…

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August 17, 2017 Chris Baumann Joins Leicester Tigers Photo: All World Photo Doug Coil USA Rugby prop Chris Baumann has joined Leicester Tigers for the start of the 2017/18 season. Baumann, USA Eagle 464, has 20 international caps, earned his first against Tonga in the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup and also played in three matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Baumann played with the Denver Stampede in PRO Rugby and the Wellington Lions in the Mitre 10 Cup. This past spring he returned to play with the Austin Blacks. Tigers head coach Matt O’Connor said: “We have a…

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August 5, 2017 Dallas Griffins Add Jon Mills as Player/Coach Dallas Griffins Release: Kyle Palm Mike Ford has added to his coaching team in Dallas with the recruitment of Jon Mills as a player/coach from the Premiership’s Sale Sharks. Mills has spent the last 5 years playing at England’s highest level while developing as a coach through the RFU. A versatile and powerful player, 6’ 5” Mills is comfortable at lock or back row and with over 100 Premiership appearances under his belt, will be a much-needed influence around which Ford is building his new team. At 33, Mills is…

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