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Gloucester try to halt Worcester’s highly rated Miles Benjamin

Worcester need to keep young talents, says Goode

Worcester 21 Gloucester 15

The Gloucester wing Charlie Sharples tackles fellow wide boy - Worcester's Miles Benjamin - at Sixways

Worcester look Goode enough to avoid drop

Worcester Warriors 21 Gloucester 15: Former England fly-half adds footwork to boot work to beat Tindall's disappointing Gloucester

Manu Tuilagi has a hamstring problem

Manu Tuilagi to miss start of Six Nations with injury

Centre Manu Tuilagi looks set to miss England's RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland due to a hamstring injury.

Worcester’s Jake Abbott is tackled by Elliot Daly

Injury-hit Wasps draw a blank in the wet

Wasps 0 Worcester 6

Ed Slater leaps high to win a line-out for Leicester at Sixways

Flood keeps Tigers on right track

Worcester 13 Leicester 32

Facebook riot inciter jailed

A 22-year-old man who created a "Letz start a riot" Facebook page as looting swept English cities last summer has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Lewis Moody has another Bath injury setback

Lewis Moody will be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Leicester's Manu Tuilagi won't be throwing any punches today

Tuilagi and Croft miss derby for Tigers

Weekend Preview

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill upbeat ahead of Northampton clash

Leicester will go into tomorrow's Aviva Premiership derby clash against Northampton with Tigers boss Richard Cockerill in upbeat mood.

Moody's bad week ends with defeat and injury

Rugby Union Round-Up

Pennell's flying start is overhauled by Contepomi

Worcester 14 Stade Francais 23

The England man, Shaun Perry, scored Worcester’s try after good work by Joe Carlisle

Gopperth's late leveller keeps spirited Newcastle in contention

Newcastle 16 Worcester 16

Louw debut is high point for Bath as youngsters run riot

Bath 46 Worcester 13

Premiership round-up: Last-gasp Lamb puts boot into old side Gloucester

The Aviva Premiership may have lost a few column inches, and indeed a few players with the World Cup looming, but those left behind showed that the league has lost none of it's competitiveness on the season's opening weekend.

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