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Saints' chances of progress remain slim despite victory

Skrela puts boot in to humble flashy Stade

Toulouse 42 Stade Francais 16

Heaslip turns the tide as Leinster squeeze home

Leinster 29 Clermont 28

O'Driscoll could be lured into France move

Brian O'Driscoll has raised the prospect of eventually linking up with Michael Cheika when the outgoing Leinster coach joins Stade Francais.

Disgraced Richards deserves award nomination says McGeechan

Sir Ian McGeechan believes banned former Harlequins boss Dean Richards deserves his nomination for a top European Rugby Cup award.

Kidney at a loss after Irish stung by Killer Bs

Ireland 20 Scotland 23

Parks stirs Scotland to avoid the wooden spoon

Ireland 20 Scotland 23: Last-gasp penalty means inconsistent Ireland miss out on the Triple Crown

Brian Ashton: France's 'total rugby' is reward for stunning skill

Tackling The Issues: France emphasise all-round footballing skill in training from the under-sevens up

O'Driscoll urges Ireland to adapt to laws

Brian O'Driscoll insists Ireland must adapt to the controversial new interpretation of the tackle law as soon as possible.

Terry Wogan named coolest Irish celebrity

Broadcaster Terry Wogan has been voted the coolest Irish celebrity in a poll of the British public to mark St Patrick's Day.

Earls too fast for beached Wales

Ireland 27 Wales 12: No comeback this time as another yellow card leaves Gatland's men high and dry in Dublin

Lee Byrne: I am so annoyed at being the sinner

Fifteen to one

O'Driscoll celebrates 100th cap as Ireland beat Wales

Ireland 27 Wales 12

Wales better than results suggest says Williams

Wing wizard Shane Williams is adamant Wales are a far better team than recent results suggest.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee