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England ready to name two spinners for second Test

Johnson's talent search puts veteran Bell in frame

Rash of injuries offers 35-year-old prop chance to force way into autumn Tests

Sheridan likely to miss Six Nations

England prop Andrew Sheridan is almost certain to miss the entire RBS 6 Nations, according to one of the UK's leading orthopaedic surgeons.

David Flatman: The risks will only get worse, but there's no simple answer

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Van Gisbergen helps Wasps take Gloucester apart

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Johnson on injury watch

England manager Martin Johnson will be an anxious spectator as the weekend's round of Guinness Premiership action unfolds.

Bell set to return as injuries take toll

Martin Johnson is set to fill one of the huge gaps left in his England squad by a tighthead who won his two caps almost five years ago and who had given up on ever returning to the international fold.

Vickery adds to England casualty list

England have been dealt another major injury setback with the loss of World Cup winner Phil Vickery from their autumn Tests.

England hit by Sheridan injury

England prop Andrew Sheridan will miss the autumn internationals after being ruled out for four months with a shoulder injury.

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Northampton ready for another Heineken Cup shock

Dylan Hartley insists Northampton will step into the unknown without any fear at Perpignan tomorrow night, after their momentous victory over two-time European champions Munster.

Toulouse inflict pain on Sale in Heineken Cup

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Saracens aim to profit from wonder of Wembley

Weekend Preview: National stadium brings extra attention to game against Northampton

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All change – but ill-will lingers on

Vickery and Flutey make team for final Test as Lions and Boks make 18 switches

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