Sport On his way: Toby Flood is thought to be lining up a move to Toulouse

Cap set to rise by almost 10 per cent this year – the first increase in two seasons

Leicester make heavy weather of it in absence of Flood

Treviso 29 Leicester 34

Wilkinson man on a mission as Toulon return from the brink

Toulon 19 Ospreys 14

England to face weak Australia pack next month

When England returned home from a drawn series in Australia a little over three months ago, they did not know quite where they stood vis-à-vis the Wallabies. On the one hand, they had won Down Under for only the third time in rugby history; on the other, they had played against a team so pathetically weak in the scrum that the entire tour had been hopelessly distorted. Unfortunately for Martin Johnson and the rest of the red-rose hierarchy, they are unlikely to be any the wiser come the end of November.

Ashton's foot causes latest England headache

England have already half-committed themselves to a change in their midfield configuration following the latest orthopaedic calamity to befall their first-choice No 10 Toby Flood. Now, they are waiting nervously for news of their most threatening outside back. Northampton have been eerily quiet on the subject of Chris Ashton since the free-scoring wing limped off the field after putting two typically sharp tries past Bath at Franklin's Gardens six days ago, and there is some concern amongst the national hierarchy about his precise state of fitness.

Perfect day by part-time Walder leaves Leicester licking wounds

Wasps 37 Leicester 30

Johnson under pressure to end England's cycle of failure

Wallabies await today and improvement must be made after 'unacceptable' defeat in opening Test

Wilkinson decision baffles Australia

Former Australia centre Tim Horan has warned England manager Martin Johnson he will live to regret not selecting Jonny Wilkinson for tomorrow's Test in Sydney.

Cooper's craft has wooden England over a barrel

Australia 27 England 17: Scrum dominates but tourists are taken apart by Wallaby backs.

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Inside the Camp: I couldn't help but be impressed by James O'Connor - he has real nerve to play like that

Hipkiss gives Tigers bite to see off brave Saracens

Leicester Tigers 33 Saracens 27: Centre scores late try to win tremendous final after Jackson's kick appears to give challengers the spoils

Leicester retain title in Twickenham epic

Leicester Tigers 33 Saracens 27

Toby Flood: Back in at No 10, the tide turns in his favour

The man with thespian ancestors will take centre stage when he starts ahead of Wilko for England on the summer tour Down Under, but first up is today's semi-final for Leicester against the old enemy, Bath. Hugh Godwin speaks to Toby Flood

Cockerill scalds referee while his Tigers run hot

Leicester Tigers 43 Bath 20: Bath blasted but coach is unhappy with official's treatment of dominant scrum

Youngs and Flood floor embattled Warriors

Worcester 18 Leicester 39
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