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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

Freddie Burns has struggled to return to form

Gloucester 15 London Welsh 14: Exiles feel the heat of Burns in loss to Gloucester

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England captain Alastair Cook and coach Andy Flower walk on to the outfield to inspect the ground before rain cause the Test with New Zealand to end in a draw

New Zealand v England: Third Test preview

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Brian O'Driscoll will learn tomorrow whether he will face disciplinary proceedings for his stamp on Simone Favaro in Ireland's 22-15 defeat by Italy in Rome.

Six Nations: Italy come of age with historic win against Ireland

Italy 22 Ireland 15: Azzurri fire World Cup warning to yesterday's losers Ireland and their earlier victims, France

A view of the Millennium Stadium roof
Tom Wood

Six Nations: Tom Woods urges England not to be spooked by Millennium Stadium 'sideshow'

England take on Wales this weekend in a title decider

Ireland's Jonathan Sexton picks up an injury against England

Six Nations 2013: Jonathan Sexton to miss Ireland's match against Italy

Ireland fly-half suffering from foot injury

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Six Nations 2013: Graham Rowntree regrets describing England as 'in the gutter'

Coach made statement following disastrous World Cup

Steve Finn warming up during an England net session in Dunedin yesterday

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Round-up: O'Gara dropped from Ireland squad

Ronan O'Gara has been left out of Ireland's extended 32-man squad for next weekend's Six Nations game with France.

Maynard was widely tipped to graduate to the England team

James Lawton: Terrible tragedy should act as a wake-up call for English cricket

Several of Tom Maynard's team-mates have denied the existence of a playboy culture

A view of Windsor Park

£29m facelift for Northern Ireland's Windsor Park

The Irish Football Association has received planning permission to redevelop Windsor Park at a total cost of £29.2m.

Lions coach Warren Gatland

'I would happily pick 15 English players': Warren Gatland moves to clarify comments regarding England players

Lions coach said he was wary of the 'circus' which can follow England players

7 – Chris Robshaw (England) – The English captain led his side to a first victory in Ireland for 10 years. Brilliant defensively and always looked to ship the ball on from first receiver. Lead-from-the-front example shown by taking final line-out

Mike Brown hails England captain Chris Robshaw as a 'brilliant leader'

Robshaw is in prime position for the British and Irish Lions captaincy

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