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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.

England suffer further World Cup woe as Easter and Wood join injury list

Problems mount for Johnson, who calls up Fourie as cover for match in Ireland which will show how battle-ready his side are

Martin Johnson to try new look midfield for England

Martin Johnson has named a new-look midfield of Jonny Wilkinson, Mike Tindall and Manu Tuilagi for England's final World Cup warm-up international against Ireland on Saturday.

Highs and lows in England camp after squad revealed

There were extremes of emotion yesterday as Lewis Moody was named as England's Rugby World Cup captain but there was no place for Riki Flutey in the squad for New Zealand.

Johnson baffled by who takes centre stage

England coach unsure over midfield combination due to players' lack of inventiveness – so why won't he try Flood?

Blame my errors for lack of points, says Tindall

Not that his wonderfully crooked hooter would allow it, but Mike Tindall was not about to let his nose grow by fibbing. Two weeks after marrying into the royal family, England's captain took responsibility for his team's failure. "It was my error that we should have taken a few more points in the first half," he said. "Our completion rate was not good enough."

Wales beat England in World Cup warm up match

Wales 19 England 9

Reality bites for Henson with final chance to win Gatland's approval

Celebrity centre joins cast of Dragons staking claim for World Cup

Mike Tindall named England captain for Wales clash

Mike Tindall will captain an England side featuring 13 changes in Saturday's Rugby World Cup warm-up international against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Johnson finally catches a break as Hernandez is ruled out of World Cup

England manager not the only one with injury trouble after first opponents Argentina lose their maestro for tournament

Moody may be a risk too far for England's World Cup trip

Johnson says he is hopeful after captain has scan but he must reassess his options for New Zealand

Martin Johnson expects Lewis Moody to be fit for World Cup

England manager Martin Johnson is confident Lewis Moody's knee injury will not prove serious enough to rule him out of the Rugby World Cup.

Jonny is a perfect 10 as Flutey hits low note

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England defeat Wales in World Cup warm-up

Jonny Wilkinson ran the show for England at Twickenham - but prospective World Cup captain Lewis Moody gave manager Martin Johnson a major injury scare.

Johnson ruffles feathers with his culling strategy

Lingering sense of injustice after five dropped from World Cup squad before Wales warm-up game

Joanna Moorhead: Zara has kept her own name. Hooray!

This royal bride sends a feminist message
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