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Warburton became the first to agree a deal with the Welsh Rugby Union that will keep him playing for the Cardiff Blues

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Laurie Rimmer: Headmaster and rugby international

An outstanding sportsman and a charismatic schoolmaster, Laurie Rimmer made his mark in the educational world during 18 exciting years as Headmaster of Framlingham College. There as elsewhere, the breadth of his intellect and the warmth of his personality made him an inspirational guide for countless generations of aspiring young students.

Farrell had a change of
heart at the end of the Premiership season
and resigned from his position as
Saracens head coach

Andy Farrell resumes England role after leaving Saracens

Andy Farrell has completed his England U-turn by agreeing a deal to re-join England head coach Stuart Lancaster's set-up until after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Howley takes pride in running Wallabies close

Wales caretaker coach Rob Howley remains proud of his side for running Australia so close despite three successive defeats in their hard-fought Test series. A mere 11 points separated the two teams over the games in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with the third Test at the weekend decided in favour of the Wallabies 20-19.

Youngs crossed twice as England put themselves in sight of an unlikely victory

Danny Care in sight of England return after Ben Youngs injury

Harlequins' mercurial talent Danny Care could be in sight of an England return after injury forced Ben Youngs out of the tour of South A

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England trounce Southern Barbarians in South Africa

Southern Barbarians 26 England 54

London Welsh appeal after being denied promotion to the Premiership

London Welsh's appeal against a decision barring them promotion to the Aviva Premiership looks set to be heard later this month.

Wales name squad to take on Australia

Wales will head into the first of their three Tests against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday with 11 of the starting XV that clinched Grand Slam glory against France in March.

The Scots celebrate their first win in Australia for 30 years

Scotland stun Wallabies as Greig Laidlaw lands storming kick

Australia 6 Scotland 9

The sporting week ahead (03/06/12)

Today

Exiles triumph – and now face the RFU

London Welsh have done all they can on the field to win promotion to the Aviva Premiership, after beating Cornish Pirates over two legs to win the Championship.

Tuilagi has been cleared to play in the three-Test series

Tuilagi cleared for South Africa tour

The England coach, Stuart Lancaster, last night received a significant helping hand from the Rugby Football Union's disciplinary class when Manu Tuilagi, a clear first choice at outside centre, was cleared to play in the three-Test series against South Africa, which begins in Durban in 10 days' time.

Manu Tuilagi 'tips' Danny Care in the Premiership final

Manu Tuilagi and Toby Flood major concerns for England head coach Stuart Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster is sweating on the availability of two key players for England's South Africa tour.

Manu Tuilagi 'tips' Danny Care in the Premiership final

Manu Tuilagi cited for 'tip tackle' on Danny Care during Premiership final

Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi could miss England's tour of South Africa after being cited following an incident during the Aviva Premiership final two days ago.

The sporting week ahead (27/05/12)

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Youngster to face Quins in final that can provide timely distraction from Premiership politics

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