Fixture list favours Wales this year although they still face a testing trip to Twickenham to take on England on March 9
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Friday 15 February 2013
'We’re here to play rugby, to be on the back pages, not the front pages'
Wednesday 13 February 2013
GFH bought Leeds from Ken Bates for £17m
Friday 08 February 2013
Author and Manly fan Thomas Keneally reveals his shock at this week’s Australian drug report
Thursday 07 February 2013
Australian sport has reacted swiftly to the Australian Crime Commission report about widespread drugs cheating and organised crime links. Jason Clare, the national Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, summed up the mood of anger. "The findings are shocking and will disgust Australian sports fans," he said. "It is cheating but it is worse than that. It's cheating with the help of criminals. We're talking about multiple athletes across multiple codes."
Thursday 31 January 2013
Out, proud and excellent at her job: Clare Balding's brilliance may just be enough to overcome the tradition of the Great British backlash
Sunday 27 January 2013
Dr Koukash flies in to ensure a full line-up of clubs start the new season
Friday 18 January 2013
England's new promise faces the toughest test with the visit of world champions Australia
Thursday 10 January 2013
The game, won 34-16 by Leeds, went to uncontested scrums after just 13 minutes
Sunday 06 January 2013
Tuesday 01 January 2013
The chances of Paul O’Connell completing a full house of British and Irish Lions trips to the great southern hemisphere rugby nations appeared more remote than ever today, despite successful back surgery at a hospital in Dublin.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Courtney Lawes, the thoroughly modern lock from Northampton whose Test progress has been badly hampered by injury, is back in the England mix for the final international of the year, against New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday. Lawes replaces Mouritz Botha of Saracens in the match-day squad and is likely to be given a run off the bench.
Monday 26 November 2012
When former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff is finally left alone on Friday night at the MEN Arena, hopefully he will not look down at the wet imprint left by his pal Ricky Hatton's stricken body on the same canvas.
Monday 05 November 2012
Olympic champion and Tour de France hero Bradley Wiggins will be taking part in the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens - as a water carrier.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Bill Drake was one half of a celebrated pair of twins who formed part of the much-feared Hull pack of the 1950s and early '60s. Unlike other twins in rugby league, notably Keith and Kevin Rayne and Kevin and Bob Beardmore, Bill and Jim were not identical, in build or in style of play. Jim, the elder by 10 minutes, was a squat, aggressive prop, a renowned handful on the pitch. Bill, who has died four years to the day after him, was tall, athletic and stylish.
Andy Hazell claims he was provoked following frenzied attack on opponent during Amlin Challenge Cup clash
Friday 12 October 2012
Gloucester flanker Andy Hazell has claimed that he reacted to provocation in last night's Amlin Challenge Cup clash against French club Mont-de-Marsan.
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
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Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
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- 5 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'