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Your guide to all the departures since the season started

Chris Robshaw was England's top tackler and top carrier and that sums him up

Lewis Moody: Great start for new England... but we're two years off a Slam

Moody Views: Tom Wood is the long-term favourite but I hope Chris Robshaw is captain for the rest of the Six Nations at least

Fabio Capello resigned as manager of England

Fabio walks away from England job

Incredible drama as England manager resigns over Terry captaincy row – Brooking and Pearce in line to be caretakers

French coach Philippe Saint-André has made four changes in the forwards

France play their joker and shuffle the pack

The usual currency of the Six Nations Championship – predictable team selections mixed with unpredictable added extras, generally of the disciplinary variety – was turned on its head yesterday. Everyone knew by the end of the opening weekend that Bradley Davies, the Wales lock, would be dragged before the bench to answer for the spectacularly dangerous tackle he inflicted on Donnacha Ryan during his side's compelling victory in Dublin, and he was duly cited yesterday. Meanwhile, the France coach Philippe Saint-André sprang the first major surprise of the tournament by stripping out his winning forward pack ahead of Saturday night's meeting with Ireland.

Fabio Capello to meet FA over Terry decision

Fabio Capello will meet FA chairman David Bernstein later this week for talks over the decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy.

Fabio Capello made a mistake when he gave John Terry a second chance

James Lawton: FA has started the job, now Fabio must finish it by excluding Terry

Capello plainly made a shocking miscalculation when he decided to give Terry a second chance

England's Owen Farrell is set to make his senior debut for England at Murrayfield

Old enemies prepare for new battles as the big kick-off looms

After the World Cup in New Zealand it is time to plunge back into the glorious chaos of Europe, says Chris Hewett

Scotland's Sean Lamont runs out of a tackle

Six Nations: Old enemies prepare for new battle

After the global jamboree of a World Cup in New Zealand it's time to plunge back into the glorious chaos of European competition, says Chris Hewett

Inspirational: Paterno with his Penn State side in 2004; he also tried to ensure that all his charges graduated

Joe Paterno: Sports coach whose career ended in scandal

In the multi-billion dollar universe of American college sport, the football coach is king. And no such monarch was ever more venerated, more successful and long-reigning than Joe Paterno at Penn State. The national shock at the child abuse scandal that brought him down was itself a measure of the esteem in which he was held; not just in the homely college town in central Pennsylvania where he did his business, but all across America.

Cook is hoping to take advantage of the condition

Alastair Cook looking forward to fine batting conditions

Alastair Cook knows England have the ability to take advantage of a batting haven at the Sheikh Zyed Cricket Stadium - but they will take nothing for granted after their blip in Dubai.

Gavin Henson is rated highly by the Wales coaching staff

Gavin Henson recalled to Wales squad for Six Nations

Gavin Henson could be in line for a first RBS 6 Nations appearance since 2009 after being included in head coach Warren Gatland's 35-man training squad.

Joe Paterno: The former Penn State University football coach is now weak from lung cancer diagnosed after his dismissal

Coach admits he backed away from sex scandal

Ailing college sports giant Joe Paterno breaks his silence in bid to restore his shattered reputation

'I haven’t worked out the starting pack yet. It depends on that first training week,' says Graham Rowntree

Graham Rowntree: Wanting English forwards to play it by ear

Scrum coach is losing sleep over Murrayfield clash but he's excited by the new charges in his pack

Wayne Barnes was one of two English referees at the World Cup

Brian Ashton: More common sense, less letter of the law from refs

Tackling The Issues

Last Night's Viewing: Freddie Flintoff: Hidden Side of Sport, BBC1
The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Channel 4

The idea that sport is in any way a morally improving activity should really be insupportable by now, after years of match-fixing, dope scandals and football-star spit-roasts. But the notion that it is character-building still stubbornly clings on. Competition, from Dr Arnold onwards, has been believed to anneal the soul and tutor the spirit. If Freddie Flintoff: Hidden Side of Sport is to be believed, though, we should be protecting our children from exposure to school games, just in case they're unlucky enough to show some talent at them. Flintoff – both a darling and a monster of the red-top back pages – was exploring the subject of depression in sport, partly because of his own experience of a slump in form and morale, and partly because of what happened to his friend Steve Harmison. And the telling thing was that it didn't look as if he'd had trouble at all finding representative cases. Even Vinnie Jones pitched up to confess that he'd thought seriously about walking into the woods with a shotgun.

Some guys get all the puck: Seann William Scott plays the title role in Goon as a childlike gentle giant

Goon, Michael Dowse, 90 mins (15)
Mother And Child, Rodrigo Garcia, 122 mins (15)

Thank goodness, a comedy lead who's the very opposite of a smart alec. But this tale of a brawling ice-hockey star doesn't pack much of a punch

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The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

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Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

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Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

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Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

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Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

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