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Benefits rising for ‘Bake Off’ maker

Australia coach Robbie Deans said Shane Williams will be Wales' main threat

Australia coach Robbie Deans wary of Wales threat

Australia coach Robbie Deans is wary of the threat Wales will pose in the three-Test series which kicks off on June 9 in Brisbane.

Ian Humphreys from Ulster

London Irish sign fly-half Ian Humphreys from Ulster

London Irish have confirmed the signing of fly-half Ian Humphreys from this season's Heineken Cup finalists Ulster.

Wayne Smith (right) celebrates New Zealand's World Cup victory

Wayne Smith weighing up offer from Stuart Lancaster to join England

Wayne Smith will decide whether to accept an offer from Stuart Lancaster to join the England coaching team within the next 10 days.

Can literature ever replace sporting prowess?

This summer the Authors Cricket Club will attempt to marry the power of the written word with that goosebump moment that comes from the perfect cover drive

Jimmy Cowan

Gloucester sign All Black scrum half Jimmy Cowan

Gloucester have signed All Black scrum half Jimmy Cowan who will move to Kingsholm next season.

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Wales players celebrate after defeating France 16-9 and clinching their third Grand Slam in eight years. The win avenged their World Cup semi-final defeat to the French five months ago and made Gatland the first southern hemisphere coach to win more than one Grand Slam.

Final member of coaching team commits to Wales

The Welsh Rugby Union have tied up all of their Grand Slam-winning coaching team to long-term contracts after forwards coach Robin McBryde signed a deal though to the 2015 World Cup.

Terry Connor has to suffer the split personality of his Wolves team

Confidence trick of beating the drop rests on pressure points

The Weekend Dossier

Nike will no longer sponsor England

RFU announce new England kit deal

The Rugby Football Union today announced that Canterbury will replace Nike as England's kit manufacturer for the next four years.

Thinking Creatively Under Pressure is Sir Clive Woodward’s mantra and it is one of many winning ideas he’s developed during a multisport career and is now passing on to Britain’s Olympic hopefuls

Clive Woodward: From World Cup to T-CUP

Thinking Correctly Under Pressure is Sir Clive Woodward's mantra and it is one of many winning ideas he's developed during a multisport career and is now passing on to Britain's Olympic hopefuls

Chris Robshaw celebrates with the Calcutta Cup

Youthful England win scrappy encounter against rivals

Scotland 6 England 13

Scotland back Sean Lamont wary of new-look England

Sean Lamont is wary of Scotland shedding their underdog tag ahead of Saturday's RBS 6 Nations opener with a new-look England.

LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO: Former England captain said Tom Wood should lead the side for the Six Nations

Dallaglio: Wood is man to tackle captaincy

England must make a prompt improvement if they are to put themselves in a good place from which to mount a challenge for the next Rugby World Cup, which they will host, according to Lawrence Dallaglio.

Steven Shingler is a surprise call up to the squad

Scotland boss Andy Robinson names Six Nations squad

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson has named a 36-man squad for the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations, featuring six uncapped players.

Bell's Chime strikes a new note

Lord Bell's Chime Communications has tried to put the lobbying scandal involving its PR subsidiary, Bell Pottinger, behind it with the acquisition of a group of leading French rugby agencies.

Chime converts French rugby deal

Lord Bell's Chime Communications has tried to put the lobbying scandal involving its PR subsidiary, Bell Pottinger, behind it with the acquisition of a group of leading French rugby agencies.

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

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The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

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La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

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Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
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