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Could Kluivert be set for a shock return to English football?

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Firms are cashing in on householders who are due a refund after being wrongly listed.

SAM TOMKINS: The England full-back scored six tries as Wigan made easy progress

Wigan rout the Crusaders on a weekend when minnows are put to the sword

Sam Tomkins scored six tries, out of 18 by his team, as Wigan beat the North Wales Crusaders 98-4 in the Challenge Cup fourth round yesterday. The England full-back improved on his debut for Wigan in a 2008 fifth-round match against Whitehaven, when he scored five times.

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Huddersfield boss Nathan Brown agrees to take over at St Helens

St Helens got their man today when Huddersfield boss Nathan Brown agreed to take over as head coach from next season.

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Royce Simmons leaves St Helens following disastrous start to season

St Helens have parted company with head coach Royce Simmons just seven matches into the Stobart Super League season following the club's disastrous start.

Round-Up: Wildcats fall short after John's missed conversion

Wakefield fell agonisingly short of pulling off a shock at Warrington when Isaac John's conversion attempt missed by the narrowest of margins. The Wildcats led for most of the game, only for the Wolves to get their noses in front near the end. Vince Mellars' try cut the margin to 32-30, but John could not snatch a draw.

'All 14 clubs' want Gareth Ellis, claims agent

Gareth Ellis will decide by the end of this month which Super League club he will join when he returns to England at the end of this season.

Fozzard forced to end career

Nick Fozzard, one of the game's most-travelled forwards, has announced his retirement at the age of 35. Fozzard injured his shoulder playing for Dewsbury and needs surgery that would keep him out for nine months.

'Mum, I'm fine': letter from the soldier, 20, who just days later would be dead

Pte Frampton's mother called him her 'little Afghan hero'
Michael Monaghan: Hooker went for an operation on one knee, only to find both needed attention

Higham back from surgery and sets sights on the Bulls

Mickey Higham has timed his return from elbow surgery perfectly for Warrington's game at Bradford tonight.

Mika on dangerous tackle charge

The Hull KR forward Constantine Mika will appear before the Rugby Football League's disciplinary committee tonight charged with making dangerous contact with an opponent. Mika was called in after the RFL's review panel studied an incident in Rovers' defeat at Warrington on Sunday. He faces up to a two-match ban.

Council confirms 600 jobs are to be axed

A council has confirmed it will lose 600 jobs in the coming year as it tries to save millions of pounds from its budget.

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Has a previous five-year spell in the midlands to his name with Birmingham, but his stock is not too high after he was sacked as Sunderland manager earlier this season and replaced by Martin O'Neill.

Steve Bruce emerging as favourite to take Wolves role

Wolves still hope to appoint Mick McCarthy's successor as manager by the weekend with Steve Bruce emerging as one of the favourites, Press Association Sport understands.

Round-Up: Hull KR pay penalty as Foster salvages a draw

A penalty from Jamie Foster after the final hooter at Craven Park yesterday salvaged a 36-36 draw for St Helens from a thriller against Hull KR.

Chris Riley scored two first-half tries for Warrington

Riley's tries help hungry Wolves pull down Giants

Huddersfield Giants 22 Warrington Wolves 32

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