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Quins face Heineken Cup expulsion over 'Bloodgate'

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

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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.

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

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Blood, sweat, tears and a sick feeling

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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

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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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