As rugby gets bigger and stronger and heavier, perhaps there was a hint of lament
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Wales coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to his team for Saturday's World Cup bronze medal re-match against Australia in Cardiff.
He's only 5ft 8in, but he runs like the wind and can't stop scoring. He talks to Simon Turnbull about life in the fast lane
From the Front Row: No rest for the World Cup players as club duty calls but they wouldn't have it any other way
Airlines and unions seek ban on 'weapons' that could blind air crew and cause mass fatalities
As Derby County gave a shock Championship start to 15-year-old Mason Bennett last weekend, football fans up and down the country looked on in unified surprise, at a début for a player only able to feature because of the half term school break.
There are serious concerns over the prospects for fair elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after a confidential report suggested that the register of voters has been manipulated to favour the incumbent, Joseph Kabila.
No England tour worth its salt is complete without Kevin Pietersen playing a prominent part, usually as the pantomime villain. In this ill-starred venture to India, where the tourists lost the one-day international series 5-0, he has left it late.
Leicester have suffered while their players have been on World Cup duty. Their captain tells Simon Turnbull they can still recover
Expect more tries and better rugby as 13-man code emerges from union's shadow
New Zealand's World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry would be interested in working with the Rugby Football Union in a development role.
Richard Cockerill, who famously went head to head with war dance, amazed by IRB 'madness'
Britain's highest-profile gay sportsman will also be remembered as a great player under both codes
The Fulham chairman, Mohamed al Fayed, yesterday issued a withering critique of the club's former manager, Mark Hughes, labelling the Welshman a "flop" and a "strange man" and questioning both his courage and ambition.
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