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In Dublin, Jonny Wilkinson's presence was punctuated by his ability to split the posts as his four kicks delivered a perfect 100 per cent return

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The former Wales captain Jonathan Davies says taking Jonny Wilkinson on the British and Irish Lions tour would have been a backward step

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Toulon’s Jonny Wilkinson sends another penalty over against Leicester yesterday
Luke Narraway will move to the Top 14

Stuart Lancaster expects overseas selection policy to stay

England coach Stuart Lancaster confirmed there are no plans to change the policy of not selecting players from outside the Aviva Premiership despite seeing another contender leave for France.

Stephen Myler kicked his goals to make the most of a rare start ahead of Ryan Lamb in Northampton's No 10 shirt

Myler keeps Saints ahead but Sale snatch a bonus

Northampton Saints 24 Sale Sharks 17

Toby Flood is set to be absent from the match against Scotland

Toby Flood set to miss England Six Nations opener

Leicester have confirmed that England fly-half Toby Flood is expected to miss the start of the RBS 6 Nations championship with a knee injury.

Old Trafford appears the most likely northern venue

Premiership investigate Old Trafford final

The Aviva Premiership Grand Final could be staged at Old Trafford in 2013 or 2014 as part of a concerted effort to engage rugby fans in the north of England.

Wales coach Warren Gatland takes the World Cup cycle seriously

Whoever gets the England job must start by inflicting shock of the new

Johnson successor must not worry about Six Nations results as much as blooding kids for next World Cup

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The old ultraviolence is fine but Lawes was lucky not to see a card

Armitage desperate to take his second chance

If England's victory over Ireland in Dublin solved a couple of difficult World Cup conundrums – it is now very hard to see Martin Johnson, the manager, going into the big game with Argentina a week on Saturday without the Sale prop Andrew Sheridan or the Gloucester centre Mike Tindall – it also raised a question or two. Not least over the full-back position, where Ben Foden's status as a nailed-on starter is not quite as secure as he imagined at the beginning of the month.

Brutal England show Johnson right signals

Make no mistake; this was no warm-up game. Well, technically it was, but it was ultimately one hell of a Test match. It had everything; a ferocious battle at the scrummage, car crash collisions all over the park and one or two moments of brilliance providing that creative spark we all wantedto see.

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