Rugby Union: Teague moves to Moseley

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The Independent Online
MIKE TEAGUE, the England flanker and heart of the Gloucester team, has joined Moseley, along with his former international club- mate, Phil Blakeway, who is to attempt a comeback after seven years out of the game.

Teague, whose departure was described as 'a bitter blow' by Alan Brinn, the Gloucester chairman, has been assured that the move to the Courage Clubs' Second Division side will not affect his England career. Teague played in the 1991 Grand Slam-winning team and last season's World Cup.

The feeling at First Division Gloucester was one of huge disappointment. 'Moseley must have offered Teague quite a package to get him up there,' Brinn said.

Blakeway, 41, retired after winning his 19th England cap in 1985. Although he has been training with Teague, he is uncertain whether he can make a successful comeback.