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Bristol, one of the drowsiest of English rugby's sleeping giants, has stirred itself from its slumbers with a double signing of eye-catching quality, thereby delivering a statement of intent that could have all manner of consequences for a sport in the midst of its biggest political upheaval since the 1990s.
Anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd say they shot the footage showing dead whales in pools of blood
Mountain rescuers searching for a British hiker in New Zealand have recovered a body at the bottom of a 330ft cliff, police have said.
England bowler has fallen off the radar since tinkering with his run-up but says he is almost back to his best
Clarke also bags the test cricketer of the year award on the day he plays his 100th Test for his country
Afoa had joined the Cherry and Whites in order to reunite his family according to director of rugby Nigel Davies
Diary of a cricket obsessive
This is getting silly. England's chances of piecing together something resembling a first-choice back division for the Six Nations opener against France in Paris at the beginning of February took another heavy blow when the Wasps wing Christian Wade was ruled off-limits for six months. The most elusive attacking runner in the country will miss the forthcoming tournament in its entirety and must be rated extremely doubtful for the three-Test tour of New Zealand in June.
Two tries apiece from Brett Morris and Billy Slater plus another from Cooper Cronk see the Kangaroos ease to World Cup glory
While the New Zealand coach, Stephen Kearney, is doing his best to give his world champions the tag of underdogs before Saturday’s World Cup final against Australia, Kangaroos forward Greg Bird is having none of it.
The Kiwis staged a miraculous comeback to steal the win with the final play of the game thanks to a Ryan Crotty try which was converted by Aaron Cruden
New Zealand's Shaun Johnson scored with 21 seconds left on the clock before converting his try to send the defending World Champions through to the final and eliminate the hosts
The Red Roses came close to a second successive victory over the All Blacks
England’s unconvincing display against France in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday did nothing to enhance their hopes of winning the tournament on home soil.
Sporting a badly swollen eye, Robshaw admitted that New Zealand set the benchmark for every other team after narrow defeat
Where do you consider England's traditional strengths lie? That's right, the set-piece, the less than glamorous areas on which success is founded. Where did it go wrong for England yesterday when the outcome hung in the balance, midway through the second half? That's right, the set-piece or, with regard to the scrum, the lack of it.