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Shane Geraghty kicks the match-winning drop goal for London Irish against Exeter

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Lawrence Dallaglio leads calls for Nick Easter resurrection at age of 36 with England

Ben Morgan has been ruled out of the Six Nations after breaking his left leg playing for Gloucester against Saracens on Friday night

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Harry Allen makes clean break with past

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Morgan injury overshadows Hook late show

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Rhys Priestland confirms World Cup gamble by making Bath move

Priestland leaves comfort of the Scarlets to risk Test future at Bath

Owen Williams has turned down a return to Wales to sign a new deal with Leicester Tigers

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Williams has turned down a return to Wales to sign a new deal with Leicester Tigers

Saracens celebrate after Owen Farrell scores in the 19-15 win over Sale

Saracens’ head impact device a talking point for Premiership

Premiership Rugby, the English clubs’ umbrella organisation, said yesterday it “looked forward to discussing the outcomes” with Saracens after the London club upped the debate over concussion by attaching impact sensors to its players’ heads during Saturday’s 22-6 win over London Irish at Allianz Park.

Mike Ford plays it cool but Rhys Priestland looks set for the Rec

Welsh fly half looks likely to join Bath

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Full-back unlikely to play again this season because of headaches ‘throughout the day’ - two months after being knocked out
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