Sport Graeme Swann announces his decision to retire from international and first-class cricket

The spin bowler quit midway through the disastrous tour of Australia

Questions Of Cash: 'My flight had left Australia the previous day'

Q. In January, I was stranded in Perth in Australia because Air Mauritius changed its itinerary without informing me. I arrived at the airport to find my flight had departed the previous day. I was four days late returning to work, lost pay and incurred costs totalling £730, but Air Mauritius will pay me only €600 (£500). While in Perth, I unsuccessfully tried to persuade Air Mauritius to send me home using another airline. After ignoring my emails, Air Mauritius eventually offered me €600, saying: "As previously advised, your settlement has been set out by the EC Regulation 261/2004 and will not be increased." But I believe Air Mauritius has a legal and moral duty to pay for all my extra costs incurred because of the schedule change, so I have refused its offer. RD, by email.

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Johnson hopes shock win will provide World Cup launchpad

Australia 20 England 21

England win: 'We will not get too excited over victory'

England's coaching team, under a serious amount of pressure in the build-up to the Sydney Test against the Wallabies, according to the scrum technician Graham Rowntree, are now talking enthusiastically about the so-called "third Test" of the tour, against the New Zealand Maori in Napier on Wednesday. "We have the breakthrough win we spoke about earlier in the trip, but we know we have to back it up," Rowntree said yesterday. "We have a chance to end this tour well in credit."

Johnson refuses to turn his frown upside down

It took Martin Johnson a little while to work his way into "told-you-so" mode – his initial response to the first English Test victory south of the Equator in almost seven years was a thoroughly curmud- geonly "pretty pleased" – but once he found his touch there was no stopping him.

Wilkinson left to kick his heels on the bench

The day England bamboozle the Wallabies on the field the way they have just befuddled them in selection, they will stand a decent chance of revisiting the World Cup-winning glories of 2003. Urgently in need of victory in tomorrow's second and final Test on the very patch of grass that yielded them the finest moment in their history, the tourists have shunned the blindingly obvious by leaving Jonny Wilkinson, the man who dropped the goal that won the trophy, on the bench. Radical? Adventurous? Possibly. Crazy? There is barely an Australian in the country who does not think so.

Banahan banned but Flood calls on England to raise their ambitions

Wilkinson likely to come in for second Test as tourists seek to end their reliance on set-piece dominance

'Our blokes were shocked by the intensity of the Wallabies'

Graham Rowntree and Martin Johnson go back decades: they played countless games together at Leicester, built international careers together with England and shared the Lions experience. Now, they are pooling their talents in an effort to restore the national team to something vaguely resembling its former glory, and if Rowntree has anything to do with it they will still be joined at the hip next year as another World Cup cycle approaches its climax.

Toby Flood: There will be more to our game than slugging it out in a forward battle

Inside the Camp: I couldn't help but be impressed by James O'Connor - he has real nerve to play like that

Attwood stamping charges dismissed

Two stamping charges against England lock Dave Attwood were dismissed on procedural grounds this morning, the Australian Rugby Union have confirmed.

Attwood cited for stamping

England lock Dave Attwood has been cited over two alleged stamping incidents in today's 28-28 draw with the Australian Barbarians.

England draw with Australian Barbarians

Unimpressive England escaped with a draw from their opening tour match against the Australian Barbarians after staging a late comeback.

Deep in the desert – the gold mine that swallowed a town

Business is booming at Western Australia's giant super pit – but for the local community, there's a high price to pay. Kathy Marks reports

Wilkinson confident over fitness

Jonny Wilkinson today insisted he will be fit for England's first Test against Australia in Perth on June 12.

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