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Glasgow Warriors gave themselves an outside chance of pipping Cardiff Blues for second place in Heineken Cup Pool Two when they hit back from 10-0 down to win 15-10 at Exeter.

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Now that John Lydon, nee Rotten, is no longer being targeted, feared and beaten in the street as a folk devil, it’s possible to see his constantly oppositional art more clearly.

Welsh given the green light to take Premiership spot

London Welsh will take their place in the Premiership next season at the expense of Newcastle Falcons after winning their appeal yesterday against a decision by the Rugby Football Union to deny them promotion because of minimum ground standards criteria.

England prop Alex Corbisiero forced out of third Test against South Africa

England have been forced into a change for this weekend's third Test against South Africa after prop Alex Corbisiero suffered a recurrence of a knee injury.

Dylan Hartley: The hooker will lead England in the absence of Robshaw

Thumb injury rules Robshaw out of final Test

Chris Robshaw has done plenty for the England team since being appointed captain ahead of the Six Nations. Sadly, he will not be doing anything more for the time being. The Harlequins flanker aggravated a thumb injury during last weekend's defeat by the Springboks at Ellis Park and has been forced to pull out of the final Test of the series in Port Elizabeth at the weekend. The Northampton hooker, Dylan Hartley, will lead the side in his stead.

England's Joe Marler won't be changing his hair while in South Africa because his 'barnet tools are at home'

Joe Marler: Mohican aims for Springbok scalp on debut

England's new prop is confident he can cope with power of home side's scrum

Joe Marler will make his debut

Joe Marler and Tom Johnson to make England debuts in first Test against South Africa

Harlequins prop Joe Marler and Exeter flanker Tom Johnson will make their England debuts in Saturday's first Test against South Africa in Durban.

Andy Farrell (right) and Stuart Lancaster during the Six Nations

Farrell opens door for surprise return to national service

Highly rated coach walks out on Saracens to pave the way for a reunion with the England set-up

Christian Wade named in England squad to face Barbarians

Christian Wade will get a chance to press his claims for the Test series against South Africa after being named in a strong England team to face the Barbarians.

Brad Thorn

Leinster lock Brad Thorn targets history in Heineken Cup final against Ulster

New Zealander Brad Thorn could create rugby history in tomorrow's Heineken Cup final between Leinster and Ulster at Twickenham.

All eyes may be on Jonny Wilkinson (left) of Toulon but the key figure at the Stoop is likely to be Biarritz's Dimitri Yachvili

Yachvili and Biarritz look to ruin Wilkinson's Amlin homecoming

The last time Jonny Wilkinson and Iain Balshaw appeared together on a rectangle of mud down Twickenham way, they were overshadowed by a swaggering newcomer by the name of Danny Cipriani as England put 33 points on Ireland and finished second in the 2008 Six Nations. The two red-rose oldsters will be back in town this evening for the Amlin Challenge Cup final between Biarritz and Toulon at the Stoop and while Wilkinson is being given the top-of-the-bill treatment, they could easily find themselves marginalised again.

Wasps’ winger Christian Wade has been called up by England for the South Africa tour

Lancaster to give young pretenders a real blooding

Wade, Youngs and Lowe thrown in at deep end in 42-man England squad for tour of South Africa

Danny Care was arrested four times in three months

Danny Care returns as England squad for South Africa tour announced

England coach Stuart Lancaster has included 13 uncapped players in his 42-man squad for the five-match, three-Test summer tour of South Africa.

Chris Robshaw was handed the England captaincy by coach Stuart Lancaster

England captain Chris Robshaw named Player of the Season

Harlequins and England captain Chris Robshaw was last night named Player of the Season at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards.

Shaun Edwards has been linked with a move to the RFU

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards to join London Irish

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards is to join the London Irish coaching staff after the Grand Slam winners' summer tour to Australia.

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