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If Morecambe and Wise had been blessed with Premier Rugby’s sledgehammer sense of timing, the celebrated Andre Previn sketch would have been about as side-splittingly funny as a David Cameron one-liner.

England's Owen Farrell is set to make his senior debut for England at Murrayfield

Old enemies prepare for new battles as the big kick-off looms

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WILLIE MULLINS: Irish trainer has entered 12 horses for the Aintree marathon on 14 April

National a big target for red-hot Mullins

The trainer whose domination of Irish jump racing is surely exceeding all precedent – at least in matching quantity with quality – yesterday laid down two fresh markers to measure the restless limits of his dominion. Willie Mullins not only set a new record for the fastest 100 in an Irish season, but also accounted for no fewer than a dozen of the 82 entries published for the John Smith's Grand National.

British films prove box office hits

The success of The King's Speech and The Inbetweeners has helped independent British films to a greater share of box office receipts than ever before.

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Ireland look to secure Test status by 2020

Cricket Ireland have launched an ambitious set of initiatives aimed at fulfilling their dream of becoming a full Test nation by 2020.

Edinburgh fly-half Greig Laidlaw scored 14 points yesterday

Exiles exposed as Edinburgh surge into quarter-finals

Edinburgh 34 London Irish 11

Xavier Rush (centre) is tackled by Racing Métro’s Fabrice Estebanez and Francois Steyn

Blues slip through but are left homesick

Cardiff Blues 36 Racing Metro 30

Pat Raftery: Journalist who exposed child abuse

Mary Raftery was one of the crusading greats of Irish journalism exposing the horrifying treatment over decades of children in the care of the Catholic Church.

Diving Belles, By Lucy Wood

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Luke Fitzgerald omitted from Ireland squad for Six Nations

Luke Fitzgerald has been omitted from Ireland's 24-man senior squad for the 2012 RBS 6 Nations.

Leinster's Jamie Heaslip celebrates Isaac Boss's try yesterday

Leinster show mettle to outlast willing Glasgow

Glasgow 16 Leinster 23

Home of Guinness to produce lager

James Joyce will be spinning in his grave – Dublin's historic St James's Gate brewery, home of the author's famously beloved Guinness, is to start brewing fizzy foreign lagers like Budweiser and Carlsberg.

Ulster Bank axes 950 jobs

Some 950 Ulster Bank workers are facing redundancy by the end of the year in a second swathe of massive job cuts which trade unions branded as breathtaking.

James Ward is looking to join Andy Murray in the men's main draw

British trio progress in Australian Open qualifying

British trio James Ward, Laura Robson and Naomi Broady have progressed through to round two of Australian Open qualifying in Melbourne.

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