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London Welsh (in pink) conceded 53 points against tomorrow’s opponents Bath back in September

London Welsh are ready to go down fighting

It's tough at the bottom for the London Welsh coach as he faces mission near impossible in a game with Bath. But, as he tells Chris Hewett, it’s like his old rugby league days at Workington

Adam Jones announced his international retirement when he was not picked for the Six Nations

Adam Jones signed to prop up Harlequins' faltering ranks and help halt the club's slide down the Premiership rankings

The 34-year-old will line up alongside Wallaby James Horwill at Quins next season

Nick Evans cracks up after being informed of the prank

Video: Bath, Harlequins and Wasps players pranked as Premiership stars swap the rugby ball for a spanner

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England coach Stuart Lancaster will be concerned after Croft left the field in agony less than a week before the Calcutta Cup clash

Henry Slade was instrumental in Exeter's humbling of London Welsh

London Welsh's dismal year forces top flight to think again

Welsh were walloped by Exeter on Saturday

Chris Wyles of Saracens gathers the loose ball ahead of Christian Wade of Wasps en route to scoring his team's second try
Samu Manoa scores a last-mintue try to rescue a draw

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Gloucester 33 Northampton Saints 33: Saints come from behind to earn a draw

Henry Slade was instrumental in Exeter's humbling of London Welsh

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Exeter Chiefs 74 London Welsh 19: Basement club's hopes of winning a game this season getting thinner and thinner

Sam Burgess attempts to break a tackle in Bath's win over Sale

Bath vs Sale Sharks match report: Beauty evades Bath but Tom Homer sticks the boot in to get West Country side back on track

Bath 12 Sale Sharks 3: Four penalties from the full-back sees Bath end a run of four-straight defeats

Alex Goode will be in action for Saracens against Wasps

Premiership preview: Saracens trio seek to make England cases in Wasps test

A number of England squad members, including Alex Goode, Brad Barritt and Courtney Lawes, canmake life difficult for Stuart Lancaster this weekend

Sam Burgess

Bath vs Sale Sharks: Sam Burgess faces his biggest challenge yet but refuses to get ahead of himself

The code-crosser is simmering in the West Country, but there's still plenty of time this season for the centre to come to the boil

Danny Cipriani (left) has been released to Sale by England for this weekend

Sam Burgess primed for duel with Danny Cipriani as Bath bid to get back on track against Sale

The free-spending West Country side have just lost three on the trot and suddenly find themselves out of the play-off positions for the first time in ages

George Ford looks for a gap against Italy

George Ford driven to overtake Jonathan Sexton on the outside

Experience of practising with Irish greats can help Bath and England man to get the better of Europe’s best – and move ahead of him in the Lions pecking order

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