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RUGBY: Dramatic win for Gloucester at Kingsholm

Tonight's score Credit: ITV News

Gloucester have been in action in the Premiership, hosting Saracens at Kingsholm.

James Hook celebrates kicking a 50m penalty that won Gloucester the game Credit: PA

The visitors led throughout the game until a James Hook penalty deep into stoppage time took the Cherry and Whites ahead to win 24-23.

Gloucester and England's Ben Morgan is stretchered off early in the second half Credit: PA

Gloucester and England no 8 Ben Morgan was stretchered off with a leg injury leading to fears for the Six Nations tournament, which is just weeks away.

Prop Nick Wood was also carried off with what looked like a neck injury.

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RUGBY: New deal for Gloucester's Ben Morgan

Ben Morgan with the Cook Cup after winning the QBE International match in November Credit: PA

England international number eight Ben Morgan has signed a new contract to extend his stay at Gloucester.

Morgan, who was named recently as the winner of the QBE Man of the Series Award for his performances for England in the Autumn internationals, is currently in his third season with Gloucester.

He moved to Gloucester in the summer of 2013 and has already made nearly 50 first team appearances for the club.

He is the third current England international to agree a new contract with the club this season, following in the footsteps of Matt Kvesic and Jonny May,

We're absolutely delighted that Ben has signed a new contract with the club. He's a key part of our plans going forward and it was very important to us to secure his services.

He's been in excellent form in recent months, both for club and country, and seems to be enjoying his rugby hugely.

Most importantly though, he is happy with the direction that we're heading in and with our ambitions for the club. He wants to be part of that going forward and we're delighted that he's on board.

– David Humphreys, Director of Rugby, Gloucester
Ben Morgan is tackled during a game against Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm in September Credit: PA

The Cherry and Whites number 8 is delighted to have signed on the dotted line.

Having been away with England for a few weeks in the autumn, it was great to come back to Gloucester and sign a new contract. I'm really grateful to the club for the smooth way it's been handled.

Everyone knows how much Gloucester Rugby means to me and my family, so I'm delighted to be staying. I'm enjoying my rugby and being part of a talented group of players that are improving week by week.

I genuinely believe that there is a bright future for the club, and look forward to being part of that. I can now focus on my game and playing my part in the club's future. It's very exciting.

– Ben Morgan, Gloucester and England

Slammin' Sam gets his first start for Bath

Sam Burgess' start with the club was delayed due to injury Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Bath Rugby have confirmed Sam Burgess will make his first start for the club against Montpellier tomorrow night.

The Rugby League convert will continue to play at centre for the European Champions Cup match at the Rec.

Francois Louw will make his first appearance of the season after recovering from an injury while on international duty in September. Read more from Bath Rugby.

RUGBY: Bath's Watson to start for England

Watson touches down for Bath during the Amlin Challenge Cup Final in May Credit: PA

Bath rugby wing Anthony Watson will start his first international for England in Saturday’s QBE International against South Africa at Twickenham.

The 20-year-old replaces injured Bath Rugby teammate Semesa Rokoduguni on the right wing. It follows his cameo appearance from the bench in last weekend's 24-21 defeat against New Zealand.

Anthony has been pushing hard for a while and has been in impressive form for Bath and in training with us.

It was great that he got on against New Zealand and we feel he is ready to start.

– Stuart Lancaster, England Head Coach

Burgess says Bath will be a "cracking experience"

Former Rugby League star Sam Burgess has signed a three-year-contract with Bath. He says it is going to be an "exciting couple of years" and his first impressions of the city are good.

I had a little walk around the city this morning - it's a beautiful place, it's absolutely stunning. I've not spent a lot of time down here in the south (of England) but for now... what I've seen of it and the people I've met, it's been fantastic. It's going to be a cracking experience I can tell.

– Sam Burgess

You can see Matthias Kurth's full interview with "Slammin' Sam" here:

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Sam Burgess pulls on a Bath shirt for the first time

Sam Burgess appears at the Rec for the first time Credit: ITV News

Rugby League star Sam Burgess has made the switch to Rugby Union. He signed a three year contract with Bath but his start was delayed while he recovered after fracturing his cheekbone and eye socket in the NRL Grand Final.

Burgess, who's 25, was hurt six seconds into the match, his last league game before switching from League to Union, but played on to help South Sydney Rabbitohs win the title.

He was at the Rec this morning, wearing a Bath shirt and meeting the media for the first time.

Here's a brief clip of the moment Slammin' Sam posed for the cameras.

Extended interview with retired rugby star Mike Tindall

Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall has announced he's retiring from the game. The 35 year old is one of the West's most successful players, having enjoyed a 17 year club career at both Bath and Gloucester.

Most recently he's been coaching, but he's now decided to call time on his career to pursue media opportunities.

Watch ITV's extended interview with the Rugby star, where he talks about his career ups and downs, his retirement and his infamous nose.

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