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Why it’s a great time to be a rugby fan, by blogger Rich Church-Keen

The next few weeks see’s one of the most vital periods in the English rugby calender, writes Bloggers’ Bench member Rich Church-Keen.

This weekend we see the top 4 confirmed, and the majority of the European places decided, next week see’s the start of the European qualification playoff’s and also the Championship playoff between Worcester Warriors and Bristol and of course, the battle for the Premiership title goes to the knockout stages.

With the increased salary cap and the obligatory influx of foreign stars coming to the Premiership, next season already promises to be one of the most fiercely contested in top flight history.

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