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Will Fraser

Premiership player analysis: Will Fraser, Saracens

One of rugby’s weirder nuances is that sometimes it is better not to have the ball. Every so often, relentless aggression in defence, allied to only a few attacking ambushes,…

Fire starter: Will James Hook be able to kickstart a Gloucester resurgence?

Start of season talking points

Gloucester to pack a punch Gloucester simply weren’t at the races last season, with a porous defence leaking 60 tries and finishing a lowly ninth. It served to be the…

Nick Tompkins

Aviva Premiership: Five young Englishmen to watch

The ravenous pursuit of television viewing figures means just about every tournament in professional sport is accompanied by marketing hyperbole these days. Even so, this Aviva Premiership season does feel…