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Gethin Jenkins said Wales had learned a lot against Australia

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Gethin Jenkins said Wales would be a better team for being knocked off "cloud nine" by Australia.

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Tim Cahill is considering leaving Everton for a new challenge in the Middle East having already rejected a multi-million move to Saudi Arabia.

Australia were beaten by Scotland on home soil

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Australia coach Robbie Deans has no intention of sending for Quade Cooper to bolster his side ahead of their match against Wales on Saturday.

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Despite promises of jobs and prosperity, residents have gradually given way to the coal mine in Acland

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Former Australia and Saracens fly-half Michael Lynagh has been released from hospital, two weeks after suffering a stroke.

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Former Australia and Saracens fly-half Michael Lynagh is facing a vital few days in his recovery after suffering a stroke.

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Former Australia and Saracens fly-half Michael Lynagh is in a "stabilised condition" after suffering a stroke, according to the Queensland Rugby Union.

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Australia great Lynagh suffers 'stroke' at 48

The former Australia and Saracens fly-half Michael Lynagh is being treated at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital after suffering a stroke, according to reports in Australia.

Over the line: Steve Ovett (right) beats Sebastian Coe to the 800m gold medal at the Moscow Olympics in 1980

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Their rivalry is the stuff of Olympic folklore but while Coe has been running London 2012, Ovett is keeping his distance

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has made a big impression for Arsenal this season

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The superior technique and decision-making of Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder may have been a chastening experience for England at Wembley, but the Football Association remains optimistic that the future is bright.

Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA’s director of football developments, wants to build 'a great skill base'

English youth teams show it's not doom and gloom

The superior technique and decision-making of Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder may have been a chastening experience for England at Wembley, but the Football Association remains optimistic that the future is bright.

Ricky Ponting was acting as stand in captain

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