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Wales 19 England 9

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Even if Toby Flood is right in suspecting 58 million Englishmen want Jonny Wilkinson to start at fly-half in the World Cup, there is only one man whose opinion really counts.

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To add to the controversy over their all-black change kit, England have made Jonny Wilkinson's future a grey area. Post-World Cup, we are told, players based abroad will only be selected in "exceptional circumstances".

Twickenham farewell for Wilkinson? Not if he has anything to do with it

Jonny Wilkinson has been playing second fiddle to Toby Flood for more than a year now – a fact that has led many observers to conclude that next month's World Cup in New Zealand will signal the end of the injury-ravaged horizontalist's extraordinary international career. If this comes to pass, it will not be of Wilkinson's choosing. He intends to keep on keeping on, despite the England hierarchy's hard-line stance on players committing to club rugby abroad.

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Saracens beat Leicester to win Premiership final

Leicester 18-22 Saracens

Tuilagi keeps things tight in Leicester's no-frills approach

Newcastle 13 Leicester 24

Battered Bath may lose Abendanon for brawl

Bath 6 Leicester 37

Youngs and Flood ride Tigers' tide to swamp Bath

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Sports stars in embarrassing commercials

If England's rugby team weren't embarrassed enough by their implosion in Dublin, they hit a new low today after an advert for Nike was leaked on the internet.

RFU embarrassment as 'Grand Slam' ad leaks

The Rugby Football Union have expressed their dismay that an advertisement celebrating England winning the Grand Slam has been leaked.

Ireland defeat will make England stronger insists Toby Flood

Toby Flood insists England will emerge from the wreckage of their failed Grand Slam bid a stronger side.

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