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CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB rivalry was put on hold on Saturday when a select RFU XV took on the Maori All Blacks at Doncaster’s Castle Park. Despite going down 21-52, head coach Mike Rayer was full of praise for his side: “I’m extremely proud and it was all about the players today. We gave them a framework and they were absolutely terrific,”
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NOTTINGHAM FAILED to build on last weekend’s thrashing of Bristol, losing 29-9 to table-leaders Newcastle at Kingston Park on Friday night. The top of the table clash lacked fizz and drama, but Newcastle’s pack once again underlined why they lead the Championship by 12 points, with flanker Mark Wilson the standout player.
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AS PREDICTED in last week’s column, the pick of the round seven matches was Bristol’s clash with Bedford at the Memorial Ground on Sunday. Back-to-back wins in the British & Irish Cup have given Bristol’s season new momentum and it showed with a 23-13 victory over Bedford, unbeaten in the division before Sunday’s trip to the West Country.
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NEWCASTLE FALCONS stay top of the class by virtue of giving Leeds a lesson in finishing at Kingston Park on Friday night, writes Richard Grainger.
This match-up was tipped as the pick of the weekend’s games as Leeds scored 50 points against Bristol in round four. However, Carnegie were forced to defend for most of the game as the hosts ran…
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HERE’S a bit of statistical analysis to kick-off this week’s Championship blog, writes Richard Grainger.
In the Championship — which doesn’t have a sponsor — 355 points were scored in round four. That’s an average of 59 points over six games. Compare that to the Premiership — which is sponsored by Aviva, where a mere 272 points were scored, at an…