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Local club welcomes rugby legend

Sir Ian with Peter Barry, club president, left, and Josh Wright, First team captain Credit: Archant

Sir Ian McGeechan was guest speaker at Wymondham RFC's annual players' dinner in Norfolk.

Sir Ian won 32 caps for Scotland, coached three tours of the British and Irish Lions, and has served as director of rugby to Scotland, Northampton Saints, Wasps and Bath.


Saints prop doubt for All Blacks clash

Corbisiero: Injury doubt Credit: PA

Northampton Saints' Alex Corbisiero is a doubt ahead of England's clash with the All Blacks on Saturday.

Corbisiero faces a key training session later this afternoon that should determine his availability to face New Zealand at Twickenham as he continues his comeback from a knee problem.

"We're monitoring Alex now. He's normally a one session per game player, especially on a Tuesday when we do two heavy sessions," forwards coach Graham Rowntree said.

"We'll know more after we've monitored him this afternoon. As far as I'm concerned we're still as we are for the weekend."

The Northampton prop completed a routine meeting with a specialist on Monday night after playing the second half of last Saturday's victory over Argentina.

Rowntree said: "It's nothing out of the ordinary, it's part of his knee management in conjunction with Northampton and our team physios."

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Saints ready for crunch clash

Northampton Saints have been gearing up for their highly anticipated meeting with Leicester Tigers on Saturday.

Memories of the Saints defeat in last season's play-off final must be still fresh for their fans, but the players and coaches have moved on, including their Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake


Bedford Blues fail Premiership standards test

Bedford Blues Rugby Club has failed to meet the standards required to be eligible for promotion to the Aviva Premiership.

An independent report has concluded that the club does not meet the minmum requirements as defined by the Professional Game Board.

Other promotion chasing clubs , Newcastle Falcolns, Leeds Carnegie and Nottingham Rugby have passed the standards test.

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