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Footage shows axed former Sky Sports presenter Gray making offensive chant at female colleague

Hartley backs Saints to move up a gear and claim biggest prize

Captain knows Northampton must win scrum battle or Sexton, O'Driscoll and Co will ruin Midlanders' perfect record in Europe

Northampton v Leinster: Heineken Cup preview

Northampton Saints take on Leinster this Saturday in the Heineken Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Northampton driven to win Heineken Cup after Leicester loss says Jim Mallinder

Jim Mallinder insists Northampton's exit from the Aviva Premiership title race has invigorated their pursuit of the Heineken Cup.

Tom Wood to miss Northampton's Heineken Cup final

England flanker Tom Wood has been ruled out of Northampton's Heineken Cup final against Leinster at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Saints' class of 2000 'were held together by sticking plaster'

John Steele has not been short of work since he took up his role as the chief executive of the Rugby Football Union last September, nor of criticism since. Steele was up to his eyebrows in media speculation last week after the RFU went through one of their navel-gazing exercises over the appointment of a performance director.

Wales call-up helps Henson along road to redemption

Gavin Henson has been selected in a 24-man Wales squad for next month's game against the Barbarians at the Millennium Stadium. The Toulon centre, who has not played for Wales since the 2009 Six Nations Championship, was suspended by his club last month while they investigated an altercation involving the 29-year-old and team-mates. Henson was given a second chance and appeared as a substitute in the defeat by Montpellier on Saturday.

Matthew Etherington has unfinished FA Cup business

Matthew Etherington feels he has unfinished business with the FA Cup after his agonising near miss five years ago.

Wilshere risks Wenger's wrath with Under-21 plea

Arsenal star keen to play at age-group level / Barry in line to captain England against Ghana

Speed seeks 'I was there' victory to launch Wales' hopeful new era

Beating England today can give credibility to manager's long-term plan of qualifying for a major tournament

Gareth Bale ruled out of England game

Wales winger Gareth Bale has pulled out of Saturday's Euro 2012 clash against England with a hamstring injury.

John Terry denies cashing in on England captaincy

John Terry has denied ever trying to cash in on his status as England captain.

Speed has Wales singing from same hymn sheet at the dawn of new era

It has almost gone unrecognised in the blizzard of talk about John Terry that Wales have an unresolved captaincy issue too, though the equanimity with which the favourite for the job – Aston Villa's James Collins – accepted the new manager Gary Speed's decision to keep the players guessing yesterday provided a contrast to the noises still issuing out of the England camp.

Jonathan Sexton to play fly-half for Ireland against England

Ireland have selected Jonathan Sexton at fly-half for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations finale against Grand Slam chasing England at Aviva Stadium.

Jack Wilshere is a future England captain says Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello has claimed Jack Wilshere is the most exciting young midfielder he has ever seen.

James Corrigan: You don't know what you're doing. Fabio Capello, that is

The Last Word: Giving the England captaincy back to Terry would be another sign of weakness in Capello – a man who is fast running out of time and ideas
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