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Foden talks a good game ahead of bash with the Baa-Baas

Ben Foden was keen to make himself clear. "When you play the Barbarians, you find yourselves being pulled into their style of rugby," the England full-back said this week. "It's hard not to get swept up in it and that's when mistakes happen. We need to control the tempo of the game, to play in the right areas." It was a thoughtful appraisal of the prospects for tomorrow's contest at Twickenham. Anyone would think it was a Test match.

<b>29 March 2012</b><br/>
The RFU announce Stuart Lancaster as the permanent head coach of the England rugby team. A more experienced man such as Nick Mallett had previously been favourite for the job but Lancaster impressed as interim coach during the Six Nations and landed himself the job.

England confirm mid-week fixtures during tour of South Africa

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Hussey hands Australia a final place

Australia 252-9 India 165

Mandela released from hospital after exploratory surgery

Former President Nelson Mandela was released from the hospital Sunday after an overnight stay for minor diagnostic surgery to determine the cause of an abdominal complaint, a spokesman for the country's current leader said.

Mandela was admitted to hospital on February 25, 2012 for treatment for a 'long-standing abdominal complaint', the government said

Mandela in hospital after abdominal procedure

The 93-year-old former president of South Africa is in 'good spirits and well', say his official spokesmen

Senegal sack coach Amara Traore following poor African Cup of Nations

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Herath spins Sri Lanka to historic victory

Sri Lanka 338 & 279 South Africa 168 & 241 (Sri Lanka win by 208 runs)

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Sri Lanka gained control of the second Test against South Africa at Durban on day two, when 14 wickets fell for 224 runs.

Debutant De Lange stuns Sri Lankans

Sri Lanka 289-7 South Africa

Jonny Wilkinson who has announced his retirement from international rugby

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Canada abandons Kyoto Protocol

Canada is to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, its government announced last night. It will become the first signatory to pull out in a move that will undermine the world's most significant climate change treaty.

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