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Player will miss the entire 6 Nations after damaging foot ligaments
Bath v Exeter Today, 3.15pm
The wing starred in England's summer tour of Argentina but has suffered a torn hip tendon after missing the bulk of the autumn internationals through injury
Champions Leicester ended a dismal run in the Aviva Premiership with a 20-11 victory at home to London Irish thanks to two controversial penalty tries.
Ben Foden comes in on the left wing as Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley and David Wilson form new front-three
Lancaster will freshen up England side with Ashton, Youngs and Cole due to be rested
Hosts recover from early setback to maintain Ravenhill fortress
Chris Robshaw’s half-time exit from Harlequins’ 18-13 defeat to London Irish is nothing to worry about, claimed Conor O’Shea, the director of rugby.
The first episode of brand new Channel 4 sitcom London Irish opened and closed with the four twentysomething Northern Irish expat protagonists getting bladdered in the pub. That's right, writer Lisa McGee (a Londonderry woman herself) isn't afraid to confront those national stereotypes head on. This would also explain the scene riffing on a certain budget airline's baggage policy, and the cameo from Father Ted's Ardal O'Hanlon.
Influential inside centre has operation on injured ankle and will miss all four November Tests
The Kiwi-born inside centre has settled into the second playmaker role for the Tigers and could very well find himself in the Red Rose in the not too distant future
Ben White capped a remarkable 15-point run with the decisive try as Exeter battled back to overcome a London Irish side whose long injury list gained two additions in a rugged encounter.
England centre Brad Barritt will miss the autumn internationals after undergoing foot surgery, his club Saracens have announced.
Statistically speaking, there is as much chance of Gloucester prevailing on their first visit to Saracens’ all-weather Allianz Park tomorrow as there is of Private Eye being nice to Michael Gove, throwing its unqualified support behind Boris Johnson or deciding that the sweetheart deals between big business and the British tax authorities are perfectly fair and reasonable after all.
There are those who think that these two teams will finish the Aviva Premiership at opposite ends of the table, and yesterday at a sun-dappled Twickenham may have confirmed that. Saracens eased away without playing particularly well, though they had to wait until the final move of the match before securing the bonus-point try.
Despite finishing top of the league, Saracens were beaten by Northampton in the play-off semi-finals