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Wilkinson is looking to reach a second straight European final but Downey and Munster stand in their way

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How do you respond to being continually overlooked by England? A hat-trick of tries isn't a bad start. Strettle was handed his first on a plate by Duncan Taylor, but finished his second and third tries well, with a perfect chip and chase completing his haul as Saracens celebrated their progression into the last eight.

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Far East move may cut James Hook’s link with Wales if Perpignan are relegated

James Hook, one of the most gifted backs of his generation and certainly the most talented player to be marginalised by Wales in recent memory, could be lost to international rugby for good if his employers, the French club Perpignan, are relegated next month. Reports on the far side of the water are linking the multi-tasking 28-year-old from Port Talbot – he can play at outside-half, full-back and in both centre positions – with a move to Japan if the worst happens in the final round of Top 14 matches on 6 May.

Sinoti Sinoti of Newcastle Falcons is high tackled by Eoin Sheriff of Saracens during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Saracens

Newcastle 18 Saracens 23: Alex Tait's late try moves Falcons vital step nearer to Premiership survival

Newcastle pick up vital bonus point in fight against relegation

Salesi Ma'afu of Northampton dives over for a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and London Irish at Franklin's Gardens

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Matt Banahan scores a late try for Bath to seal their victory

Bath 32 Worcester Warriors 20 match report: Bath are still bubbling as Matt Banahan cuts a late dash

Relegation plight deepens for battling Warriors after squandering 13 points from missed kicks

Ashley Johnson celebrates after scoring his try

London Wasps 38 Gloucester 30 match report: Wasps triumphant on and off the pitch

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England went out to France in the 2011 World Cup. Next year’s event on home soil may bring domestic strife with clubs

Ian Ritchie must appease clubs ahead of 2015 World Cup

Ian Ritchie may have emerged from the vicious turf war over European club rugby with an enviable reputation as a problem-solving boardroom tactician – only a skilled negotiator could have convinced some of the sport’s most powerful figures their bunker mentality would lead them to ruin – but the Rugby Football Union chief executive faces a second challenge ahead of next year’s home World Cup that will test his gifts of persuasion to the limit.

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