Sport Alex Cuthbert admits that Wales will be the team to beat ahead of this year's Six Nations

Fixture list favours Wales this year although they still face a testing trip to Twickenham to take on England on March 9

Salford won 'with extra man'

Salford have been charged with a breach of regulations after they fielded 14 players during their 34-30 win over Castleford in coach Brian Noble's first Super League match.

Salford could face points deduction after charge over fielding 14 men

Club could be fined or even docked competition points

Justin Poore has been sent off twice in his first 12 matches

Justin Poore discipline from prop leads to warning

Wakefield prop Justin Poore has been warned by his coach to curb his temper. The 28-year-old former Parramatta forward has been sent off twice in his first 12 matches for his new club and will sit out Sunday’s Super League game against Warrington because of suspension.

Bath captain Stuart Hooper hopes to make home advantage count

Bath determined to maintain Challenge Cup record

Bath will aim to maintain a proud Amlin Challenge Cup record when they tackle quarter-final opponents Stade Français at the Recreation Ground today.

A view from outside Old Trafford

Manchester United pull Old Trafford from running to be World Cup venue

Organisers turn to Manchester City to provide stadium for 2015 tournament

Tyson Keats: Welsh could even be banned from hiring foreign players

Round-up: Exiles face fresh action and fines over Keats

The Tyson Keats affair that cost London Welsh five league points is not over. The club are subject to an inquiry by the UK Border Agency into their illegal employment of the New Zealand-born scrum-half before he obtained the correct working visa.

Flat out: The unstoppable Josh Charnley scored four tries for Wigan

Wigan Warriors 62 Widnes Vikings 4: Charnley leads rout of the Vikings

A rapid-fire hat-trick of tries scored over 10 destructive minutes of the first half by Josh Charnley set Wigan on the way to a hugely impressive win over last season's bottom club.

Wolves forwards close gap on leaders

Warrington 28 Huddersfield 2

A golf course is hit by the weather

Weather chaos hits sport: Northern Ireland v Russia postponed

The game will now take place tomorrow

The goat mascot has a habit of upsetting the opposition

Brian Smith: The Welsh goat is just annoying. I once hit it with a ball but it ignored me...

Coach's View: If England can bring it down to a kicking game they can win big test

Surprise England call-up for Ben Cockayne

The uncapped Wakefield winger Ben Cockayne was shocked by his call-up to the 30-man England squad preparing for the end-of-season World Cup, but is now determined to avoid the cut when the numbers get trimmed later this year.

Hall leads party to make sure Leeds suffer little hangover

St Helens 12 Leeds 20

Gareth Widdop is enjoying life in Australia

Local lad Gareth Widdop returns aiming to cause storm in Leeds

Halifax-born No 6 left for Australia as a teen – now he's back with Melbourne hoping to upset Rhinos

Exeter kicked three penalties to one by Stephen Myler (pictured)

Stephen Myler signs new deal with Northampton

Fly-half has agreed terms "for the foreseeable future"

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