PLYMOUTH ALBION RFC face survival challenges

plymouth albion rfc crestPlymouth Albion Rugby Football Club Limited today announced on and off the pitch measures being taken to attempt to secure the survival of the club, which is suffering serious financial challenges coupled with threat of relegation from the Championship.

Albion spent much of 2014 in talks with various parties to refinance the club but unfortunately, to date, none of these discussions have come to fruition and the club’s board of directors is addressing a worsening financial picture.


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Bristol Rugby shieldWasps wing Tom Varndell has agreed to join ambitious Bristol Rugby next season on a two-year deal.

The experienced 29-year-old Ashford, Kent born flyer has been capped four times by England and played more than 100 times for Wasps since joining them from Leicester Tigers.


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Bath rugby logoWelsh international fly-half Rhys Priestland is teaming up with Bath Rugby next season on a two-year contract.

The freescoring 27-year-old joins Bath from Scarlets for whom he has already made 147 appearances, scoring 1059 points.


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Bristol's Italian centre Tommaso Benvenuti courtesy & copyright John White MediaBristol RFC have signed Italian international back Tommaso Benvenuti, 24, from USA Perpignan on an 18-month contract.

Benvenuti - who can play at centre, wing or full back - joined USAP from Treviso in May 2013.


SOMERSET RFU Cup dates and updates

Somerset Rugby Football Union crestSomerset begin their build-up for May’s county championship campaign with a warm-up match against Bath Combination XV tomorrow at Walcot RFC (1930).

Somerset start the championship season against Devon at Bridgwater & Albion RFC on May 10 and visit Kent on May 25, when the match will take place at Medway RFC.


EXETER CHIEFS Cup of cheer for forward-thinking Mumm

Exeter Chiefs England wing Jack Nowell image courtesy & copyright Exeter Rugby Club/Pinnacle Photo AgencyMatch-winning skipper Dean Mumm believes Exeter Chiefs can use their LV= Cup triumph over Northampton as a springboard for success.

The New Zealand-born Australian international lock led from the front helping extend Exeter’s lead by finishing a scintillating second half move with Chiefs’ second try of the day.


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