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Thomas issues legal threat over report

The Rugby Football Union’s acting chief executive Martyn Thomas has threatened to sue the governing body’s chief disciplinary officer Jeff Blackett over the latter’s daming report into the sacking John Steele as chief executive.

Thomas quits to plunge RFU into further turmoil

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Teenage kicks for Farrell, an unlikely Saracens hero

Green grass, a tee, the ball placed on it with the sponsors' logo and stitching just so; a kick to win a Premiership semi-final. And dad standing behind you, about 10 feet away. Extraordinary and ho-hum, wrapped up in one. Owen Farrell laughs now at the TV pictures zooming in on his face, contorted in the moment of exultation when the ball flew through the posts, more or less confirming Saracens' place at Twickenham next week. Any advice from Farrell Snr? "He just handed me the tee and said 'stay calm'. But I was telling myself to do that anyway."

Manu Tuilagi cited by RFU for Chris Ashton punch

Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi has been cited for punching Northampton and England wing Chris Ashton, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

Ashton on the receiving end as Tigers claw way into final

Leicester 11 Northampton 3: Manu Tuilagi punches England wing three times but escapes red card as brother seals Saints' fate

Wasps suspend Andy Powell and Tim Payne with 'immediate effect'

Wasps have suspended their international forwards Andy Powell and Tim Payne.

Armitage brothers crack Chiefs to get Irish party started

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Delon Armitage desperate to return after ban

England full-back Delon Armitage admits the eight-week ban that forced him to miss the entire RBS 6 Nations was a "bitter pill to swallow".

Martin Johnson enjoying 'addictive' England job

Martin Johnson has given the strongest indication yet that he would like to continue in the "addictive" job of England manager beyond the end of this year's Rugby World Cup.

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