Aviva Premiership

Too soon: A knee injury has forced Leicester Tigers back-rower to retire

Leicester’s Craig Newby retires due to knee injury

LEICESTER TIGERS back-rower Craig Newby has announced his retirement from professional rugby due to injury. Newby, who has three caps for New Zealand and won a Commonwealth Games gold medal…

London Irish sign Richard Palframan from the Sharks

London Irish sign Richard Palframan from the Sharks

LONDON IRISH have signed exciting 18-year-old tight head prop, Richard Palframan, from Durban-based Super Rugby side The Sharks. Palframan already has the physical attributes to compete with the best in…

Captains duties fall to Kiwi born lock Evans (above)

Bryn Evans to captain Exiles against Saracens

New Zealand international, Bryn Evans, will captain London Irish tomorrow afternoon against Saracens in the Aviva Premiership’s London Double Header clash at Twickenham. Evans will form a second row partnership…

Care signs three year extention with Quins

Care signs three year extention with Quins

DANNY CARE has signed a three year contract extension with Harlequins that will keep him with the current Aviva Premiership champions until the end of the 2015-16 season. The 25-year-old…

The longest serving Exiles' player will remain captain of the Oxford based side

Jonathan Mills confirmed as Exiles’ captain

JONATHAN MILLS has been confirmed as London Welsh captain for the 2012/13 season. Mills, 28, led Welsh to Championship success last season and is the Exiles’ longest serving player. He…

Chairman John Taylor (L) shares his thoughts on their new signing

John Taylor on Henson’s lifeline

THE LEICESTER back row will be dusting off their tuxedos in anticipation of giving Gavin Henson a dancing lesson at the Kassam Stadium, come September 2, writes Richard Grainger. For…

Ryan Walkinshaw has a passion for science as well as rugby

Ryan Walkinshaw – reaching for the stars

By Katie Field, Rugby World writer RYAN WALKINSHAW is younger and slicker than your average Aviva Premiership chairman but don’t be fooled into thinking he is frivolous or in any…