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James Hook, the forgotten man of Welsh rugby, did all that one man could do to set Perpignan on the road to European success last night. But Gloucester, desperately needing a winning injection to their season, returned to Heineken Cup rugby after a year's absence by snatching the verdict in the final five minutes.

Youngs and Lawes given England starts

Ben Youngs and Courtney Lawes will make their first starts for England after manager Martin Johnson made two changes for Saturday's second Test against Australia.

Banahan banned for England after dangerous tackle

Matt Banahan's England tour is over after he was found guilty of a dangerous tackle in yesterday's 15-9 victory over the Australian Barbarians.

Johnson turns to Hape in search for an inside man

New Zealand-born centre will make his debut for England against Australia, sending his Bath team-mate Barkley out of the side

Hape handed England debut

Bath centre Shontayne Hape will make his England Test debut in Saturday's Cook Cup clash with Australia at the Subiaco Oval in Perth.

Barkley dismisses first-Test hopes

Disappointed Olly Barkley broke from the party line today and revealed he has no chance of forcing his way into England's Test team for Saturday's Cook Cup showdown with Australia.

Tindall looks to overturn form book at turnovers

Centre hopes to cast off set-piece shackles and show conviction against Aussies

David Flatman: Old-school tour but it'll be men at work in land Down Under

View from the front row with Bath & England prop

Peter Bills: Overseas players are killing English rugby

We know the myth well enough.

Healey calls on England to show that old Johnno spirit

Motor-mouth can't keep quiet as players fall short of his old friend's standards

Marathon man Mallinder hails Ashton's sprint finish for Saints

Northampton 38 Gloucester 23

David Flatman: Chamber of horrors is all I find after nipping to spa

View from the front row with Bath & England prop

Hartley prepares to silence Thomond Park roar

Weekend Preview

Burns' unerring accuracy shows Gloucester the way

Gloucester 29 Saracens 28

Round-up: Tindall limps off

Nicky Robinson scored all of Gloucester's points as they ground out a hard-fought victory over Leeds to continue their late push for a top-six finish and Heineken Cup qualification.

Parra plays cool hand behind stronger pack

Agincourt, Joan of Arc, the Rugby World Cups of 2003 and 2007, the 2012 Olympics... this was payback time for a history of perceived French injustices at the hands of the hated English. A French Grand Slam set up by a rousing, roaring national anthem set the scene for an emotion-charged night in which the French worked industriously to achieve their first Slam since 2004 but their fifth in 13 years.

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