Plymouth Albion have been beaten on the opening day of the new Championship season.
James Shanahan's men went down 27-6 at Doncaster. Lawrence Rayner scored Albion's points from the penalty spot.
Tomorrow in the Premiership, Exeter Chiefs travel to newly promoted London Welsh (2pm). And in the Championship, the Cornish Pirates take on Yorkshire Carnegie at the Mennaye Field (3pm).
With the new season just days away we take a look at the prospects for Plymouth Albion.Read the full story ›
Exeter Chiefs Skipper Dean Mumm will miss the start of the new Premiership campaign after having an operation on his shoulder
The 30-year old former Australian international second row forward, suffered the injury last season.
It comes as a blow to the Chiefs' early season plans; they travel to London Welsh on September 7th.
After a mixed season the Exeter Chiefs make the long trip to Newcastle in a bid to to finish their season with a flourish.Read the full story ›
The Cornish Pirates long serving prop forward Alan Paver, has signed a two-year contract as a Player/Coach.
The 36 year old known as 'Paves' has amassed 310 games for the club, inlcluding playing in the RFU Championship XV against the Maori All Blacks.
Director of Rugby Ian Davies says:
"_Alan has always had a leading input with the scrummaging here at the Pirates but now this role will help him expand his focus to other parts of the team... at some point he may realise there are other players on the field other than just front rowers! "
Friday, 25th April
Leeds Carnegie v Cornish Pirates 20:00
Saturday, 26th April
Moseley v Plymouth Albion 15:00
An Exeter Chiefs fan got more than he bargained for when he ran onto the pitch to celebrate a last minute try.
Chris Kellow, who's from Cornwall, invaded the pitch during the Chiefs' game against Gloucester at the weekend, but got a frosty welcome from Fly Half Freddie Burns, who dumped him to the ground. The celebration proved premature, as Gloucester went on to win the match!
Exeter Chiefs are preparing for their first cup final in six years. The Chiefs, who beat Bath in the semi final of the LV Cup, will face Northampton at Sandy Park on Sunday. They're looking for their first victory in a national cup final.
Exeter Chiefs are hoping that they'll make history this weekend with a win at Bath in the semi-final of the LV CupRead the full story ›