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Saints' chances of progress remain slim despite victory

Johnson baffled by who takes centre stage

England coach unsure over midfield combination due to players' lack of inventiveness – so why won't he try Flood?

Kidney expects 'shadow' Ireland team to give all

Declan Kidney has told his team not to keep anything in reserve in the World Cup warm-up match against Scotland at Murrayfield today. "When you play a Test match, there's no holding back," Ireland's head coach said. "You either go for it or you don't. If you operate at 80 or 90 per cent, you increase your chances of picking up a knock."

Before World Cup odyssey, a few home truths on pitch

Warm-up games will hold lots of clues for hopes in New Zealand

Twelvetrees gives Johnson food for thought in Saxons' feast of tries

England Saxons 87 United States 8

Right hooks, black sheep and moments of pure joy

Disciplinary issues and talented misfits played central roles in another memorable season

Howlett try helps Munster win title

Munster 19 Leinster 9

Peter Bills: Ben Foden provides quandary for England

The outstanding Heineken Cup final in Cardiff at the weekend may not have provided great news for English rugby.

O'Driscoll the genius digs deepest to inspire Leinster's comeback

<b>Leinster 33 Northampton 22: </b>Half-fit centre makes up for errors as he and outside-half Sexton help Irishmen overhaul Northampton's lead in wonderful final

Saints' sinner typifies soul-searching of side learning harsh lessons

Foden inconsolable but his Northampton team-mate Dowson takes blame after being shown yellow card

Sexton buries Saints in a European classic

Northampton Saints 22 Leinster 33: Fly-half's 28 points turn Heineken Cup final on its head

Dylan Hartley predicts tough Heineken Cup final

Northampton captain Dylan Hartley is braced for a punishing afternoon at the coalface when Saints bid for Heineken Cup glory against Leinster tomorrow.

Tom Wood losing Northampton fitness battle

Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder has revealed Tom Wood could lose his race to be fit for Saturday's Heineken Cup final against Leinster.

O'Driscoll and Heaslip take Leinster to final

Leinster 32 Toulouse 23: Dubliners rejoice as European odyssey continues with defeat of French giants

Brunel scents revenge as Perpignan set sights on glory

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