Sport Wing Jack Nowell will make his debut against France

Stuart Lancaster has selected a back-line with just 91 caps between them which includes debutants Nowell and Burrell

Samu Manoa is, to David Flatman, one of the very best overseas signings by a Premiership club in recent years
Leicester flanker Tom Croft (left) celebrates a try from team-mate Niall Morris

Leicester 33 Harlequins 16: Toby Flood reveals Leicester’s growing confidence

Leicester will take on Northampton at Twickenham in the final

Tom Croft touches down for Leicester's third try in their 33-16 victory over Harlequins

Leicester Tigers 33 Harlequins 16 match report: Goneva try lights up merciless Tigers

Fijian's brilliant finish turns tide against Harlequins as Leicester reach ninth successive play-off final

Aviva Premiership weekend preview: Chris Robshaw suffers again as injury rules him out of semi-final

Quins alarm bells are ringing as their title goes on the line against a formidable Leicester

Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw

Premiership semi-finals: Leicester Tigers v Harlequins match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's game at Welford Road

Tom Youngs of Leicester Tigers holds the Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Season trophy at the Leicester Tigers training ground

Leicester hooker Tom Youngs wins Aviva Premiership Player of the Year

Youngs was rewarded for a campaign in which he made his England debut and was called up by the British and Irish Lions

Clockwise from top: England’s Manu Tuilagi, Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll, Wales’ Sam Warburton and Scotland’s Richie Gray

British and Irish Lions 2013: Warren Gatland prays his squad can dodge injury

A number of players are involved in end of season action

Tom Wood will lead England against Argentina

Tom Wood's elevation leaves resting Chris Robshaw at risk

New England captain for summer Test series in Argentina could secure position permanently

Leicester’s Tom and Ben Youngs have both been called up for the Lions tour of Australia

Wallabies can wait – it's all Tigers now for Youngs

Talk of summer tours is unwelcome bunkum to those who see club matters as paramount for the next few weeks, and that includes Leicester's newly-named British and Irish Lions squad member Tom Youngs. "Harlequins will be a fantastic game, we'll up our levels and we owe them from a couple of games where they've got the better of us," the hooker said of this weekend's play-off semi-final at Welford Road. "I want to win something with my club and that's the same for everyone. Whenever the season's done, the Lions will sink in. I've got a lot to concentrate on here and a lot to still improve on."

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland prepares for this summers tour of Australia

Gatland claims Warburton's rapport with referees as key factor in captaincy decision

British and Irish Lions head coach claims Wales captain's relationship with officials can have a 'positive influence' on the tour

Chris Robshaw can play open- and blind-side

British and Irish Lions 2013 - reaction: Omissions of Chris Robshaw and Jonny Wilkinson questioned

Warren Gatland leaves out English duo and names Sam Warburton captain

Wasps wing Christian Wade

Wasps wing Christian Wade moves into Lions contention after nomination for Aviva Premiership player of the season award

Two current England internationals join Wade on a shortlist of six

Weekend preview: Big spenders Bath look to Europe to save their season

Bath (7th) v Leicester (2nd)

Book closed on Sam Warburton to captain Lions

The fierce debate over the British and Irish Lions captaincy in Australia this summer turned full circle when a leading bookmaker suspended betting on Sam Warburton, the Wales flanker, who started the season as red-hot favourite before drifting towards outsider status as injury and poor form undermined his candidacy.

Munster celebrate during their victory over Quins

Harlequins to investigate ticket sales after Munster supporters 'exceed' allocation

It is claimed 'many' Quins supporters sold on their tickets for the Heineken Cup quarter-final

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Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
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How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
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Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links