deaconfact

The professional era has made the concept of a ‘one-club man’ seem as outdated as cotton shirts and players having a pint (or ten) with the opposition after a match.…

Exeter’s Marine-style training on the moor

IT’S not always players or coaches who constitute major signings. One of the factors behind Exeter’s rise has been Paddy Anson, who has been their head of strength and conditioning…

wasps cooking

A handful of London Wasps started the week’s preparations for their Aviva Premiership match against Bath by showing off their culinary skills at Michelin-starred restaurant Auberge du Lac. Chef Phil…

Members crucial to Exeter development

Exeter Rugby Club chief executive Tony Rowe says he and his fellow directors were “highly encouraged” by the response of club members to proposals outlined in Monday night’s Members’ Forum…

Expansion plans for Franklin’s Gardens

At the club’s Annual General Meeting this evening, the Northampton Saints management confirmed the plans and timeline for the development of Franklin’s Gardens. The new North Stand would turn Franklin’s…

Exeter much more than just underdogs

When Exeter Chiefs arrived in the Premiership last year few thought it more than a flash in the pan; a plucky amateur stepping up for a shot at the big…

Revised plans for Barnet Copthall

Saracens has revised its application to refurbish the Barnet Copthall stadium following a six-month consultation with residents, supporters, statutory bodies and other stakeholders. The improved proposals have been submitted to…

Leeds Carnegie sign up USA international

Leeds Carnegie have signed USA international scrum half Robbie Shaw for the 2011-12 Championship season. Shaw was at Headingley Carnegie on Sunday as his new side lost out to London…

Fixtures for September 2011

For all the Rugby World Cup fixtures including UK kick off times click here. All games live ITV and Talksport Sunday 4 September Aviva Premiership N’hampton v Gloucester (3.30) Live…

Injury blow for Tom Rees

London Wasps back-row Tom Rees suffered an ACL rupture in a pre-season game against Agen. He has had surgery on the injury and is expected to be out of the…