Sport Gary Gold claimed he left Bath this week on good terms

Bath have sought to clarify the circumstances of Gary Gold’s departure as director of rugby by stating his removal followed a disagreement over his role.

Gloucester sign Australian international hooker Huia Edmonds

Gloucester have announced the signing of Australia international hooker Huia Edmonds.

Apolosi Satala (left) of British Army holds off Marco Wentzel of Leicester Tigers during the Middlesex Sevens quarter-final

We shall fight them on the rugby field and penalty area...

Violent army and RAF players are getting sent off and disciplined in ever greater numbers

Dwayne Peel in action for Sale Sharks

Cast aside by Wales but Peel is up for Sale success

Dwayne Peel is hurt by his international rejection but is glad to be working for a Diamond in Manchester. He talks to Chris Hewett

Tom Palmer is in the England squad

Tom Palmer agrees to rejoin Wasps

Aviva Premiership strugglers Wasps have announced that England lock Tom Palmer is to rejoin them on a two-year contract.

Italy full-back Andrea Masi attempts to stop England’s Ben Morgan in snowy Rome

England woefully short of the wow factor

Just before kick-off in the Eternal City's modern version of the Colosseum of old a band of Azzurri followers let off a flare high in the Curva Nord section of a stadium transformed overnight into a winter wonderland. If only they had found a way of letting off some flair instead, temperatures might have risen sufficiently to warm the spirit.

Italy full-back Andrea Masi attempts to stop England’s Ben Morgan in snowy Rome

England woefully short of the wow factor

Italy 15 England 19: Dickson and Morgan best of the bunch but spirit rather than flair secures win in Rome

Mouritz Botha who begged for a chance with Sarries after being laid off from his office job

Mouritz Botha: Blond With Bottle

It's been a long road to the top for Mouritz Botha. Laid off from his office job, he begged for a chance with Sarries. Now all the hard work has paid off. He talks to Chris Hewett

Modern rugby 'no more dangerous' than before says research

The perception that professional rugby players run a greater risk of injury now than ever before is false, according to the latest in-depth findings.

Newcastle's new director of rugby, Gary Gold, had success with the Springboks in the 2009 series win over the British and Irish Lions and was also in charge at London Irish

Newcastle hope that Gold has the Midas touch

Tait 'having a break' as South African takes helm with ex-England defence coach Ford at his side

Danny Care was told he was out after meeting with the England caretaker coach, Stuart Lancaster

Care out in the cold after 'errors of judgement'

Scrum-half dropped from England's Six Nations squad following drink-driving arrest and has tough task to save international career

Scarlets number eight Ben Morgan would have qualified to play for Wales

Ben Morgan chooses England over Wales

Scarlets number eight Ben Morgan has declared his international allegiance to England.

Stephen Donald at Farleigh House, Bath Rugby Club's headquarters

Can star of New Zealand save Bath?

Stephen Donald was a late addition to the All Black World Cup squad – and ended up kicking the winning points in the final. His next task is to help west country club rescue their sinking season, he tells Chris Hewett

Having struggled since the World Cup, Ashton could move to Saracens

Saints ready to wash their hands of Ashton

Northampton, the club who lured Chris Ashton across the rugby divide and turned the one-time league player into a wing good enough to command an automatic place in the England team, are resigned to losing their highest-profile back at the end of the season.

Dylan Hartley signs new deal with Northampton

England hooker Dylan Hartley has signed a new deal to keep him with Northampton until at least 2015.

Fireworks and cheerleaders greet the players onto the Twickenham pitch

In the long term, Quins must Stoop to conquer

Filling Twickenham was a feat but clubs have to attract regular big crowds – at their own grounds

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The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
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Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

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Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

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First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

Oeuf quake

Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin