Sam Warburton finally knows who will be employing him next season and how much he can expect to earn after signing a central contract with the Welsh Rugby Union – the kind of contract rejected by two of his fellow Red Dragon titans, the full-back Leigh Halfpenny and the lock Alun Wyn Jones, in favour of alternative deals with Toulon and Ospreys respectively. What Warburton does not know is how many top-level club games he will play if the sport’s alleged “leaders” fail to break the impasse over the future of the Heineken Cup.
Play was stopped on 'health and safety grounds' after Paul Sackey, Maurie Fa'asavalu and Tom Guest
Wasps 19 Exeter 16
Recent results have seen the League Two club slide down the table
Hockey team prank leaves Australian Jack Banister with a 16-and-a-half-hour journey
A student is set to be disciplined by her university after she was crowned “Britain’s Horniest Student” by a dating website – even though it is now reported that her "claim to fame" had been made up as a joke.
Wilkinson let 11 points slip away through missed kicks but valiant Chiefs are seen off thanks to late drop goal
Six penalties and a drop goal maintains Bath's winning record against the Chiefs since their 2010 promotion
Eastmond is understood to be dealing with personal issues but the Aviva Premiership club insist that the matter has been dealt with
Around 20 UK institutions have now banned the track for its sexist lyrics
Castres v Northampton Today 3.40pm
England coach stopped by RFU agreement from bringing in impressive No 8 for autumn Tests
Northampton 38 Exeter 11
Latest incident could signal the end for the Moroccan as QPR attempt to reduce inflated wage bill
England Under-20s became Junior World Champions on Sunday for the first time after fighting back from a 12-point half-time deficit to defeat Wales Under-20s 23-15 in Vannes, France. It was a double first for England who also became the first team from the northern hemisphere to win the tournament.
In summers gone by, today's weather statistics would hardly be worth a mention. But after a freezing winter, snow in May and a miserable summer so far, this afternoon at least brought a sunny smile to many British faces.