Players to watch in the Guinness Premiership

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The new Guinness Premiership season kicks off on Friday after a damaging summer highlighted by Bath and Harlequins making headlines for one sorry episode after another.

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No English domestic campaign has ever sprung into action under such a dark cloud, and restoring credibility will be a challenge faced by all players, coaches and administrators.

Here, PA's rugby union correspondent Andrew Baldock identifies 10 players who might just put a smile back on English rugby's collective face.