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Bishops back plea for 'inclusive communion'

The Anglican leadership issued a stark message of inclusivity yesterday in a key sermon delivered to 650 bishops by a speaker invited by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Church rallies round Williams as African bishops boycott Lambeth

An international coalition of bishops is rallying to the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury in a move that appears likely to ensure Anglican unity as the church enters one of its most crucial weeks since the Reformation. In all, 650 bishops from around the world are gathering at the University of Kent in Canterbury for this week's Lambeth Conference. Apocalyptic scenarios have been predicted, but it now appears that the broader Anglican family will hold together thanks to a series of sermons by Rowan Williams appealing for unity and the desire among bishops – including many from Africa – not to be seen to be the wreckers of the communion.

Gay bishop forced to halt sermon after heckler calls him 'heretic'

The tensions tearing the Anglican Church apart were underlined last night as its first openly gay bishop was heckled during a sermon in London.

New Zealand 28 South Africa 30: Januarie the first lifts Boks

Scrum-half ends 10 years of hurt for South Africa in New Zealand as young All Blacks fall agonisingly short

Church in the lurch

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New Zealand 44 England 12 : Question of attitude the latest poser for England

Does it hurt enough? Defeat, that is. Rugby in New Zealand is always cruel to the body. As the last rites were being read over the dying English season on Saturday night, appropriately by a team dressed in black, a whole clutch of players, from Mathew Tait and Toby Flood to Olly Barkley and Luke Narraway, were being stitched up, or having shoulder joints restored to their proper positions, or having hamstrings and ankles unmangled. It's a hard game, rugby union, and the rugby down here in the wintry South Island is harder than anywhere else.

Hansen&rsquo;s warning to All Blacks of little comfort to distracted England

This is one hell of a mess, to put it mildly. It is quite enough for a tired touring team to have the All Blacks on their backs in the wintry south island of New Zealand, where rugby folk show mercy in the way a miser shows the inside of his wallet. Now that the Auckland police are on their backs as well, England find themselves labouring under the dead weight of unrealistic expectation. They say they want to win this second and final Test, the last match of the unprecedentedly combustible season, but they cannot believe for a second that such a result is possible.

All Black camp's insecurities give Borthwick's team a chink of light

Great civilisations rise and fall in the time it takes England to win a Test match in All Black country: after John Pullin's amateur no-hopers successfully flew in the face of rugby logic to prevail in 1973, there was a 30-year wait for Martin Johnson's ultra-professional world champions-elect to achieve something similar. Yet if the chances of a red rose triumph at Eden Park tomorrow morning are not, statistically speaking, particularly brilliant, there is a growing feeling here that New Zealanders will at least have to sweat blood for their victory.

Andrew taunts Kiwis about World Cup 'obsession'

It takes an unusually bold variety of Englishman to stroll into All Black country, where the red rose army have achieved the grand total of two Test victories in the 45 years since they first paid a visit, and tell his hosts where they are going wrong on the World Cup front. Rob Andrew does bold rather well. Yesterday, the temporary manager-cum-coach informed his hosts that their infatuation with reclaiming the Webb Ellis Trophy they surrendered as long ago as 1991 was proving destructive.

Andrew faces tricky equation at No 8 after injury rules out Easter

Nick Easter, the first-choice England No 8 who captained the side against the Barbarians at Twickenham last weekend, will miss the forthcoming Test series with the All Blacks because of a fractured right hand. Easter suffered the injury during the Baa-Baas game – presumably during the natural run of play, rather than in the pantomime sparring arranged for the crowd's benefit in the early stages of the fixture – but the red rose medics were confident he would play a part against the All Blacks. That confidence was misplaced.

Crocker arriving next season to bolster Hull

The new regime at Hull has made its first signing with the recruitment of the Australian Test forward, Michael Crocker.

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