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Two up, Two down – The New-look Tyrrells

The die is cast: now we know the make-up of the Tyrrells 2021 version. Two clubs, Firwood Waterloo and Richmond, have been shown the exit-door; two others Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks, have found favour despite being barely formed. As I suspected, the changes are limited to two, removing any chance of Championship clubs making

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End of Term – The Six Nations 2020

We shouldn’t let this truncated campaign pass by without giving a huge thank-you to everybody involved, especially the players. Along with almost every activity we can think of, the Six Nations programme has come to an abrupt halt. We can only guess when normal service can be resumed. The 2020 version has been left in

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The Team of the Tournament Stakes

Rugby 2020-style isn’t over quite yet. There’s still the Pick-Your-Team-of-the-Six-Nations tournament to be decided. Already declared are Giselle Mather’s Sky line-up and the Burford-Donnelly-Hammond combo: But there’s a late starter! The Perkins-Powell duo hoping to hit the jackpot. What have they come up with? Perkins-Powell Long Shot 15 Trémoulière – France 14 Dow – England

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Tyrrells Premier 15s 2020/21-2022/23 update

An independently verified audit took place in the first half of the 2019/20 season where each current Tyrrells Premier 15s club was assessed based on a combination of their ability to deliver the competition’s Minimum Operating Standards and their on pitch performance. Clubs were then ranked from one to 10 based on the audit results.

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