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Saracens recorded a comfortable 41-8 victory over Newcastle on Sunday to ensure they finished top of their LV= Cup pool and so sealed their progression to the semi-finals.

Leicester captain Toby Flood left the pitch injured before half time

Loss of captains critical in fiery Aviva Premiership showpiece final

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Leicester's Steve Mafi, Vereniki Goneva, Logovi'i Mulipola and Manu Tuilagi with the trophy

Match report Leicester 37-17 Northampton: Tigers triumph in Premiership final as Dylan Hartley sees red

Dylan Hartley was sent off in the first half as Leicester Tigers were crowned Premiership Champions with a 37-17 victory at Twickenham.

Leicester's captain, the fly-half Toby Flood

Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints: Leicester out to prove they are still the local authority in derby final

Emotionally charged Saints will need to be at their best to beat the Tigers this afternoon

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Man charged over alleged racist Twitter comments at Northampton Town's Adebayo Akinfenwa and Clarke Carlisle

A man has been charged with sending racist tweets to two Northampton Town football players, police said today.

Whitworths snacks owner mulls sale

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Round-up: Alan Richardson rolls back years as Kent create horrid history

Bowler of the day: At 38, the Worcestershire seamer Alan Richardson would admit that his best days are behind him.

A Bradford fan watches as his team goes on to get promoted

Bradford City 3 Northampton Town 0: Cup kings triumph in League Two play-off final on return to Wembley to win promotion

Three months after their 5-0 defeat by Swansea City in the Capital One Cup final, Bradford City enjoyed a very different Wembley experience. They dominated the League Two play-off final to erase memories of that previous appearance under the arch and could even have won 5-0 themselves.

Arnold Peters in Golden Hill

The Archers actor Arnold Peters dies aged 87

Veteran actor Arnold Peters, who was known for his role as Jack Woolley in The Archers for more than 30 years, has died at the age of 87.

Northampton Saints captain Dylan Hartley celebrates with teammate Phil Dowson after their semi-final success

Saracens 13 Northampton 27: Saints shake off 'chokers' tag to shock Saracens at their fortress

Northampton produce ferocious first half display to knockout table-toppers Saracens with 27-13 win and head to Twickenham showcase for the first time in their history

Man arrested on suspicion of sending racist tweets to footballers Adebayo Akinfenwa and Clarke Carlisle

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sending racist tweets to two League Two footballers.

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London Welsh ready for 'emotional day' as they bow out of the Aviva Premiership

Bottom club Welsh wind up their debut season in English rugby's top flight against Worcester

Ed Joyce playing for Sussex

Ben Brown and Sussex hand out lesson in attack to Yorkshire

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