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Hark! Cash tills ring... After one of the slowest build-ups to

The country may have been battered by squally wind and heavy rain, but shoppers descended on Britain's high streets and shopping centres yesterday as struggling retailers slashed prices in a "Panic Saturday" fire sale after one of the slowest build-ups to Christmas on record.

Edinburgh 12 Gloucester 23: Gloucester’s call to arms gets Martyn

In the wake of Gloucester’s most recent reverse on the domestic front, their fifth in a row, Nigel Davies turned to the words of Winston Churchill for inspiration. “When you’re going through hell, keep going,” the Kingsholm commander urged his weary troops, as if all 15 of them were preparing to pad up and face the demonic Dick Dastardly of the Antipodes, Mitchell Johnson.

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Edinburgh 29 Munster 23 match report: Greig Laidlaw kicks rebuilding

Edinburgh's head coach Alan Solomons believes his side is still some way off being a competitive unit, despite masterminding them to a shock Heineken Cup win over Munster. He watched his side survive a first-half battering from the Irishmen yet still led at the break before snatching a 29-23 victory with Tim Visser's late try.