Sport Jamie Roberts hurt his ankle while playing for Racing Metro

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Charlotte Church gives birth to boy

Singer and presenter Charlotte Church today gave birth to her second child with rugby star Gavin Henson.

Ospreys anticipate Henson's return for rematch

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England seek to seal place among elite

Johnson's men need three wins to book a top-four seeding for the World Cup

Roberts fast-tracked as Wales scrum-half

Warren Gatland declared recently that there would no winners in the interminable club versus country wrangle plaguing Wales, but the Grand Slam-winning coach could not have been more wrong. Martin Roberts is set to collect the young rugby player's version of the jackpot against Australia at the end of month.

Injury blow for Gavin Henson

Gavin Henson's hopes of beginning his Test match comeback against world champions South Africa tomorrow have been dashed by injury.

Gatland banks on Halfpenny's talent

Try-scoring teenager handed toughest of debuts against world champions

Ruck and Maul: Not to be outdone as a pin-up, Henson decides not to turn up

The joke in Wales is that Gavin Henson was getting sick and tired of Danny Cipriani hogging the tabloid headlines so he reverted to type. The perma-tanned wonder returned last week after being out for six months with an ankle injury but he was none too impressive in the Ospreys' lacklustrelast-minute win over a seriously diluted Harlequins in the EDF Energy Cup.

Williams proves size isn't everything

Wing wizard considered giving up the game in 2002 but is now international rugby's hottest try-scorer.

Byrne's lesson of pain: Wales and Ospreys full-back contemplates a Lions tour

Tomorrow the Wales and Ospreys full-back faces Harlequins while contemplating a possible Lions tour. He tells Chris Hewett why he has to make the most of every moment

Hibbard and Henson in for Ospreys

The Wales hooker Richard Hibbard will make his first appearance of the season for the Ospreys today, following minor shoulder surgery in the summer. He could be joined on the field by Gavin Henson (below), who has not played since damaging ankle ligaments in April. The Wales centre is among the Welsh side's replacements for the match against Ulster at the Liberty Stadium this evening.

Baptism of fire awaits Barkley with instant return to Bath

The Gloucester director of rugby Dean Ryan – not, just at the moment, the ideal man to speak to without the protection of an asbestos suit – will decide over the next 24 hours whether to throw Olly Barkley into the fires of a West Country derby with Bath at the Recreation Ground this weekend. Barkley missed the Premiership defeat by Leicester on Sunday following a bout of surgery on his wrist, but Ryan, thoroughly disenchanted by the nature of Sunday's reverse, is sorely tempted to make a point by fast-tracking his major back-line signing into the starting line-up.

PM reveals celebrity house guests

A list of all those who joined the Prime Minister and his wife Sarah at the country retreat during his first year as Premier, also including the Duke of York, was published by No 10 today.

Charlotte Church is expecting her second child

Singer Charlotte Church has revealed she is expecting her second child with her partner, rugby international Gavin Henson.

Jonathan Davies: Decisions made the difference

Wales were almost unrecognisable from the team who lost the First Test 43-17. Yesterday they put in a far better performance – the defence was tighter and more aggressive and theirball-retention and discipline vastly improved. South Africa have come on since winning the World Cup last year, and that says a lot about Wales's display on the high veldt.

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