Tom Peck

Tom Peck is a reporter on The Independent's news desk with an interest in just about everything. In January 2012 he became the paper's Olympics Correspondent.

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Sean McMahon got himself on the scoresheet at Twickenham

England vs Australia: Michael Cheika shrugs off jibes from Graham Rowntree and promises to attack

Rowntree said the Wallabies were 'sneaky' and 'not to be trusted'

The former Arsenal striker and would-be people-smuggler, Gervinho

Tom Peck: Gervinho's 'People smuggling' is the latest module on a footballer's degree

The plane's pilot was the only person he proved unable to bribe

Michael Hooper says there is a ‘good atmosphere’ in the Australia camp

England vs Australia: We have come through tough times, says flanker Michael Hooper

On Saturday at Twickenham, England meet their most evenly matched opponents of the autumn series. It is not unfair to either team to say they are part of the second tier in world rugby, below South Africa and New Zealand, but both are well capable of beating the other.

Graphic provided by Masuri to illustrate the difference between their models of helmet (PA)

Phillip Hughes death: UK company Masuri say Australian opener was wearing 'outdated helmet'

Over the last few years, helmet designs have radically improved in cycling, American football and horseracing

Phil Hughes has died aged 25

Phil Hughes dead: Michael Hooper hopes Australia can pay tribute to Hughes with black armbands against England this weekend

Hooper and the rest of the Wallabies team enjoyed a dinner with the cricket side this year, and admits Hughes' death is 'news you never want to wake up to'

Sir Ben Ainslie (left) and Sir Keith Mills, whose company will manage the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, announce the return of America’s Cup racing to British waters

Ben Ainslie's America’s Cup dream nears reality as UK named key race host

When Sir Ben Ainslie wants to achieve something, he has a habit of making it happen. Now he has revealed the first stages of his long-held target to get the America’s Cup to Britain and, more specifically, Portsmouth.

The Fifa sign outside their headquarters in Zurich

Tom Peck: Fifa's backers have the clout to produce change

If the storm around Fifa really is moving towards some kind of end-game, the sponsors are the key pieces

Sony 's deal with Fifa was worth around £180m

World Cup bidding process: Embattled Fifa hit by loss of second major sponsor as Sony decides not to renew deal

The governing body will now need to find a new top electronics firm, with Samsung thought likely to step in

England vs Germany: Germans will offer real test of Women’s progress at Wembley

Mark Sampson's team play one of the world's best

The teams emerge before Scotland vs England

Tom Peck: No Surrender for England fans, except to crowd psychology

COMMENT: If you're out of the World Cup in five days, you pick enemies who are no longer real

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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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