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Phoenix Clients Sam Simmonds and Harry Williams have been selected in the England team to face Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday. Harry has been named among the replacements while Sam has earned his first start at number 8 in what would be only his 3rd cap. Eddie Jones said “Sam has a great opportunity. He is a young guy, he …

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Clermont Auvergne full-back Nick Abendanon has signed a new two year deal to stay at the French Top 14 side until 2020. Since moving to Clermont, from Bath in 2014, he has taken his game to the next level. The 31-year-old, who has made two appearances for England, was voted European Player of the Year for 2015 after his first season …

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Exeter Chiefs’ Sam Simmonds and Harry Williams have been selected in the England squad to begin their preparations for the opening match of the Old Mutual Wealth Series against Argentina. Sam, who has scored five tries this season has been rewarded for an impressive start to the season with his first-ever call-up to the national squad. Teammate Harry Williams featured for …

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Exeter Chiefs prop Harry Williams has been named in the 33-man England Training Squad. Due to convene in Oxford for a 3 day camp this week. Harry will be hoping to0 add to the two caps he received in Argentina in the summer.

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Phoenix are delighted that five of their clients will be playing international rugby during the 2017 6 nations. Saints backrower Teimana Harrison has been selected in the England squad and will contend for a starting jersey at 7 or 8. Young Bristol loosehead prop Ollie Dawe and Exeter’s star half-back Jack Maunder are included in Dean Ryan’s under 20 squad. Meanwhile …

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HARLEQUINS CAN ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT FORMER LONDON WELSH FLANKER RYAN HODSON HAS JOINED THE CLUB WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AS SHORT-TERM INJURY COVER FOR THE BACK ROW. Hodson, who joined London Welsh in 2015 from Jersey, captained the Exiles to the British and Irish Cup title in 2016 and made a total of 38 appearances. A native of Perth, Australia, he …

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Sam Simmonds has every reason to be beaming with delight today as not only is he set to make his Aviva Premiership debut, but the young Exeter Chiefs forward has also penned a new two-year deal with the club. The 22 year old, who has shown in recent weeks his growing stature within the ranks at the Chiefs, producing two …

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Saracens are delighted to announce that they have extended the contracts of seven academy players including Phoenix clients Matt Gallagher and Billy Walker. An England Under 20 Junior World Cup winner, wing/fullback Gallagher made his Saracens debut in an assured performance on the wing away to Bristol in round five of the Aviva Premiership. Currently dual registered with Bedford Blues, …

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Gloucester Rugby completed the signing of Australian international prop, Salesi Ma’afu, from Guinness Pro 12 side the Cardiff Blues. The 33-year-old, who has been capped 14 times by his country, began his rugby career as part of the New South Wales Waratahs Academy, before moving to the Brumbies where he first worked with Laurie Fisher, making his Super Rugby debut …

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Exeter Chiefs pair Mitch Lees and Harry Williams have signed new deals until the end of the 2017-18 season. Former Jersey prop Williams, 24, broke into Rob Baxter’s side last season and started their Premiership final defeat. Second row forward Lees, 27, has played 31 times for Chiefs since joining from London Welsh in 2014 and toured South Africa with England …

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