Rugby Union Today: Premiership Team of the Season

Date published: October 26 2020

Another busy day in the rugby union game as our features writer, James While, selects our Premiership Team of the Season after an extended campaign which lasted 372 days.

What’s on the site

After being crowned Premiership champions for the second time, it’s hardly surprising that Exeter Chiefs lead the way with five representatives in our Team of the Season. Bath and fellow finalists Wasps are next best with three players each in our side.

Exeter’s triumph in the Premiership final is also discussed in ‘Who’s hot and who’s not,’ which delves into the main talking points from the past seven days. We also look at Ireland’s Six Nations victory over Italy, Finn Russell’s return to Test action and the Barbarians players who breached Covid-19 protocols.

Meanwhile, England head coach Eddie Jones has named uncapped Wasps duo Jack Willis and Jacob Umaga in his squad for their Six Nations Test against Italy in Rome on Saturday and the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup.

What’s in the news

Exeter Chiefs chairman Tony Rowe has revealed that his club are aiming for global domination and warned England not to get too greedy by expanding the number of international fixtures.

Elsewhere, Ulster scrum-half John Cooney has been recalled to Ireland’s squad for Saturday’s Six Nations finale against France in Paris after Jamison Gibson-Park withdrew due to injury.

What’s on social media

There is cause for celebration at Top 14 outfit Toulon after they unveiled their new state of the art training centre.

What’s on TV

The Six Nations action continues this week and Italy v England will be broadcast live on ITV while the BBC will show the Wales v Scotland and France v Ireland internationals.

Meanwhile, Round Three’s PRO14 action concludes at Thomond Park where Munster host Cardiff Blues and Premier Sports will broadcast that match as well as the Round Four action which starts on Sunday.