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Scrum-half Benoit Paillaugue booted 12 points before his replacement Pelissie crossed the whitewash to secure win

Simon Grix goes over for his first and Warrington’s third try

Warrington 30 Huddersfield 22 match report: Wolves edge past Giants to book Grand Final spot

Last season's beaten finalists will contest the Super League Grand Final after narrowly getting the better of Huddersfield for the fourth time in 2013. Two tries from their leading scorer, Joel Monaghan, put them on their way to victory as the Wolves showed again that they are the one side that has the Giants' number.

Boot polish: Billy Twelvetrees lands a penalty with the last kick of the match

Gloucester 26 Northampton Saints 24 match report: Saints lose unbeaten record as Billy Twelvetrees kicks controversial late penalty

Amidst a storm of controversy, Northampton lost their unbeaten Aviva Premiership record to the last kick of the game. Having snatched the lead only three minutes earlier, the Midland club stood and watched as Billy Twelvetrees kicked the 39-metre penalty goal which gave Gloucester their first win of the season.

If Andy Goode held his head in his hands as the final whistle blew, who could blame him?

Wasps 15 Harlequins 16 match report: Andy Goode's agonising late miss sums up Wasps' day

This was not what the lawmakers or more than 60,000 spectators wanted. The start and the finish, yes, plenty of excitement there but the intervening period demonstrated that the new scrummage criteria have yet to bed in and the sumptuous entertainment these two clubs laid on in the 2012 double header was completely absent.

James Horwill is clapped off the field by the victorious Lions players

Australia captain James Horwill feels huge disappointment following narrow loss to British and Irish Lions

Second-row says his side were right in it but admits that a lack of discipline cost them dear as the the Lions take a crucial 1-0 series lead

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England wary of Argentina backlash following opening triumph

The tourists won 32-3 in Salta

A dejected Hartley leaves the pitch

Dylan Hartley faces anxious wait on Lions ban

Northampton Saints captain sent off after 'cheat' jibe in showpiece final defeat to Leicester Tigers

David Flatman: No substitute for a coach with courage of his convictions

From the Front Row: The coach must always retain the right to read the game as he sees it
Saints alive: Jonny Lomax scored three tries after moving to full-back

Match Report: Jonny Lomax sizzles at seven and leads rout of Bradford Bulls

Bradford Bulls 10 St Helens 36

David Flatman: Sorry, Mike Ross is not the weak link. England beware

Last year I went to Twickenham and saw, with lust in my eyes, the England pack steamroller Ireland's scrum into the ground. It was as brutal an international dismantling as I have seen and shocked the rugby public. Those of us with cauliflower ears and cricked necks, however, knew what had really happened, and it was not all Ireland's fault.

Scarlets in the pink after yellow peril hits Tigers

Scarlets 40 Leicester Tigers 19
Saracens and Cardiff contest a line-out on the artificial turf
Manu Tuilagi inches the ball over the line for England’s one try against Australia yesterday

Defeats leave Lions share of problems

Humblings of the home nations will force coach Warren Gatland into major rethink ahead of next year's series in Australia

Boris Johnson creates a stir as he arrives at Birmingham New Street railway station to attend the Tory conference

Sketch: Boris in town felt like history in the making. Will the revolution follow?

Even Lenin might have baulked at the scale of the personality cult enmeshing Boris in Birmingham last night

Cowan enjoys first taste of Premiership's physicality

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