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James Simpson-Daniel inducted into Premiership Rugby's Hall of Fame

By Sportsnews  |  Posted: February 08, 2013

James Simpson-Daniel has been inducted into Premiership Rugby's Hall of Fame

James Simpson-Daniel has been inducted into Premiership Rugby's Hall of Fame

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Gloucester winger James Simpson-Daniel has been inducted into Premiership Rugby's Hall of Fame.

His was among a list of the biggest names in English club rugby to be honoured in London on Thursday night.

Simpson-Daniel was honoured for his performances during the 2007-08 season.

He was joined on the list by former Gloucester flanker Jake Boer for the 2002-03 season.

And ex-Cherry and White head coach and director of rugby, Dean Ryan, was inducted for the 2007-08 season.

The star names for the Hall of Fame were announced  at the Hurlington Club in London.

Thirty-one coaches and players were honoured, celebrating the first 15 years of Premiership Rugby.

The list also included Martin Johnson, Austin Healey and Warren Gatland.

Other inductees with Cherry and White links are Iain Balshaw for the 2000-2001 season when he was full-back at Bath.

Current France coach Philippe Saint-Andre, a former Gloucester director of rugby, was inducted for the 2005-06 season when he won the Premiership with Sale.

The full list of inductees, divided into three time periods, were:

The 1997-2003 era:  Andy Robinson (1999-2000), Dean Richards (2000-01), Conor O'Shea/Brendan Venter (2001-02), Warren Gatland (2002-03), Pat Lam (97-98), Martin Johnson (98-99), Austin Healey (1999-2000), Iain Balshaw (2000-01), Jason Robinson (2001-02), Jake Boer (2002-03)

The 2003-2007 era:  Simon Shaw (2003-04), Martin Corry (2004-05), Mike Catt (2005-06), Martin Castrogiovanni (2006-07), John Connolly (2003-04), John Wells (2004-05), Philippe Saint-Andre (2005-06), Pat Howard (2006-07)

 The 2007-2012 era: James Simpson-Daniel (2007-08), Chris Robshaw (2008-09 and 2011-12), Chris Ashton (2009-10), Tom Wood (2010-11), Dean Ryan (2007-08), Richard Cockerill (2008-09), Andy Key (2009-10), Jim Mallinder (2010-11) and Rob Baxter (2011-12)

The 2013 Inductees: Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers), George Chuter (Saracens and Leicester Tigers), Charlie Hodgson (Sale Sharks and Saracens)

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  • Drusus  |  February 17 2013, 12:50AM

    The fact that the Gloucester Rugby hating old man and multi user-name troll jonno2010, aka Django_G, aka Absolam, aka akadau, aka glawsteruk1, aka Gordon_P, aka graybaggs, aka peh45, etc. continues to rubbish Harden while Nigel Davies, the DoR/head coach, continues to select him, when he is fit, as his first choice, is indicative of the complete lack of Gloucester/rugby knowledge of the clueless troll.

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  • JBuddy  |  February 17 2013, 12:45AM

    Rupert Harden = The best tight head at Gloucester

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  • walker1105  |  February 17 2013, 12:43AM

    As has been said, we must play Harden as often as possible if we are to maintain our strong scrum and keep us on track for a successful season.

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  • CrunchMan  |  February 17 2013, 12:41AM

    Rupert Harden is the official first choice Gloucester Rugby tight head. No doubt about it.

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  • TuffleyRaider  |  February 17 2013, 12:39AM

    On the subject of Rupert Harden, he is the best and the most talented tight head at Gloucester Rugby. He has no one giving him any real competition for the number 3 shirt, so I expect that ND will bring in someone to give him proper back up for when Harden is injured in the future.

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  • Straw90  |  February 17 2013, 12:38AM

    Of course the troll jonno2010 won't be at Adam's Park, unless it is to support Wasps. He is a Gloucester Rugby hater. He does not support Gloucester and he certainly has no idea where Kingsholm is.

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  • Hinchcliffe33  |  February 17 2013, 12:34AM

    Gloucester Rugby's starting tight head + Gloucester Rugby's best tight head = RUPERT HARDEN.

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  • Archie_Brew  |  February 17 2013, 12:32AM

    Out of 14 Premiership games so far this season, Harden has started 10. Nigel Davies, the chap who earns his money from knowing what is what when it comes to rugby union, certainly knows which of his tight-head props is his first choice and Rupert Harden would have started the other Premiership games had he been fit and available.

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  • Steve_Bronko  |  February 17 2013, 12:31AM

    Rupert Harden is the first choice of the Gloucester DoR. Now I know that the multi-named troll, jonno2010/glawsteruk1/Django_G/Absolam/autotroll/akadau/Gareth_J/Kap721, likes to think he knows more than Nigel Davies about rugby but let me give him the facts... he doesn't!

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  • RoccoAgain  |  February 17 2013, 12:29AM

    What a simpleton the Gloucester Rugby hating troll jonno2010 is. He can't even spell a two letter word "by" correctly. And he won't be at Adam's Park because he will be too busy trolling.

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