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It is to be hoped Phil Godman enjoyed the Doctor Who special on Saturday evening because earlier in the day the Newcastle fly-half’s adventures in space and time had an unhappy ending thanks to the tackling of Courtney Lawes.

Quins face Heineken Cup expulsion over 'Bloodgate'

Club still insists it 'behaved appropriately' after cover-up allegations reignite scandal

RFU 'concerned' over Williams testimony

The Rugby Football Union have expressed their "concern" over Tom Williams' claims that he felt under pressure from Harlequins not to make a full disclosure on the events behind the 'Bloodgate' scandal.

Revealed: How Williams blew the whistle on Bloodgate 'cover-up'

Quins tried to buy player's silence with huge 'compensation' offer according to shocking affidavit from appeal hearing

Marcus Berkmann: Bring on the cheats. They're the best thing in sport

It's been another enthralling week for sports fans, and a real treat for those of us who find the cheating in sport almost more entertaining than the sport itself.

Blood, sweat, tears and a sick feeling

Yes, every rugby match involves some form of 'cheating' but it is wrong to say the game is rotten to the core

James Lawton: Moyes' predicament shows why a salary cap is not such a mad idea

The idea may cause a certain amount of outrage inside these football borders but there is someone willing to give us the definitive analysis of the strange and disturbing case of Joleon Lescott.

James Lawton: Institutional deceit can destroy game

There always had to be the fear that English rugby would make a poor job of handling the arrival of the professional game. All the years of denial that it was reasonable for an outstanding sportsman of modest means to put himself up for hire brought an inevitable backlash – and a frenzy to grab some of the new action.

Richards cast to wilderness as Quins take stock of crisis

As a global ban leaves the coach's career – and his club – in tatters, Chris Hewett reports on a staggering fall from grace

Peter Bills: Harlequins must be thrown out of Heineken Cup

The longer the Harlequins 'Bloodgate' affair goes on, the deeper the authorities pry into its evil, labyrinthine passages, the more mysterious it becomes. We tend to get more questions than answers, as the whole sorry saga drags on.

Richards tight-lipped after three-year ban

Dean Richards has refused to reveal whether there was a systematic attempt to fake blood injuries at Harlequins despite his three-year ban for doing it on five separate occasions.

Terence Blacker: Rugby players are experts at passing blame

Innocent, square-jawed rugby players have been corrupted by the beastly outside world

Quins to pay for game's sins

Club face £1.5m bill as 'bloodgate' and disciplinary backlash costs them dear, writes Chris Hewett

Borthwick eager to restore rugby's reputation

England captain Steve Borthwick last night reminded his squad of their responsibility to be good role models as rugby attempts to deal with the fallout from two major scandals.

Richards quits Harlequins

Dean Richards has resigned as director of rugby at Harlequins, the Guinness Premiership club announced this morning.

Peter Bills: Harlequins verdict leaves questions unanswered

If the brief foray of Harlequins rugby club into rugby’s legal corridors was intended to answer questions of alleged impropriety by club or individuals, then it has plainly backfired.

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