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England ready to name two spinners for second Test

Goode's guile gives Saracens authentic look of champions

Saracens 35 Gloucester 12

Payne cleared but Powell still awaits his fate

Wasps prop free to face Bath at Twickenham but Wales No 8 still subject of club inquiry after fracas

Wasps suspend Andy Powell and Tim Payne with 'immediate effect'

Wasps have suspended their international forwards Andy Powell and Tim Payne.

Sale pleased with Reebok experiment despite defeat

Sale 20 London Irish 34

England must be smart against Scotland says Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson has placed England on a war footing ahead of Sunday's Calcutta Cup showdown with a "desperate" and winless Scotland side at Twickenham.

Tindall stays put as England worry over Flood's fitness

One of the many questions surrounding England's centre partnership – the single under-performing area of the side in the attacking sense – was answered yesterday when Mike Tindall, the interim captain, committed himself to another season at Gloucester, the club he joined from Bath six years ago. That's him settled, then. Quite how soon other conclusions will be reached is anyone's guess, but when Scotland pitch up at Twickenham on Sunday to take their annual Calcutta Cup swipe at the old enemy, they can expect the usual ultra-physical assault from the red-rose midfield.

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Hope floats, just, in this brutal debut

Sore Sheridan fails his Oxford fitness exam for last two games

Injury-plagued prop is ruled out of England's shot at Grand Slam glory while Flood is ordered to rest up

Andrew Sheridan to miss rest of Six Nations

Andrew Sheridan is set to miss England's Grand Slam bid after suffering a torn calf.

Foden sweeps in to brush French aside

England 17 France 9: Full-back helps young England stay on course for first Grand Slam in eight years

Wilkinson's transition is part of English evolution

This was always likely to be more primitive than post-modern, more grunt than grace. This was, after all, England v France, not the one-sided affair at Twickenham two weeks earlier that yielded eight tries against a porous Italy defence.

England Grand Slam hopes get boost against France

England 17 France 9

Martin Johnson tells England to target 'fragile' France

Martin Johnson has demanded England prey on France's fragility on the road by turning Twickenham into a bearpit for tomorrow's pivotal RBS 6 Nations showdown.

Andrew Sheridan: 'The French don't mess about when it comes to the scrums'

England's prop is fit for once and he tells Chris Hewett about the 'serious proposition' he faces tomorrow
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