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England ready to name two spinners for second Test

Lions forced to juggle by loss of Hook and Murray

Tourists consider gamble of playing two No 7s to counter Springboks' power

Rowntree refuses to get carried away over Sheridan

Graham Rowntree is adamant he will not "fall into the trap" of billing Andrew Sheridan as a player who could single-handedly destroy South Africa's scrum.

Lions unfazed by scrum-half injuries

Back-room staff confident all three No 9s will be fit for first Test despite knocks

Hook finds lifeline as storming Province threaten Lions' safety

Western Province 23 British & Irish Lions 26: Late penalty spares tourists' blushes as Saturday blues return

Sheridan shines on dour day for Lions

Cheetahs 24 British & Irish Lions 26

McGeechan admits: 'We have to get up to speed'

Two close shaves in as many Saturdays have concentrated the minds of the Lions' hierarchy on the glaring deficiencies of their team's act at the breakdown, where the Test series against the Springboks will surely be decided.

Lions scrape victory over Cheetahs

Cheetahs 24 British & Irish Lions 26

Lions face the biggest scrap so far

McGeechan opts for power as Cheetahs pose physical and psychological threat

Byrne sparks revival as rusty Lions find little cheer in opener

Royal XV 25 British and Irish Lions 37: Tourists struggle before late tries secure win in front of sparse crowd

Tigers roar but lose bite with White facing ban

Leicester 37 Sale 31

Tim Glover: Tout of order as trips to Lions safari and World Cup dry up

Ruck and Maul: The Kiwis hope up to 70,000 fans will visit the country, but all they can do is keep their fingers crossed

Hodgson’s quality steers Sale back on course

Sale 23 Bath 16

Johnson sticks with winning formula

Flyhalf Toby Flood and flanker Joe Worsley have recovered from their injuries allowing England manager Martin Johnson to name an unchanged team to face Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday.

Fenby factor adds up for Newcastle

Sale 25 Newcastle 32

England pile on points but not the style

England 36 Italy 11: Johnson wants big improvement for Wales clash after unimaginative display
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