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The Leicester director of rugby, Richard Cockerill, was delighted with his returning players in his side’s 12-9 victory at Exeter on Saturday.

Chris Hafa’ufia scores one of the Exiles' three tries

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Toby Flood booted Leicester up to second place in the Premiership when he landed four penalties as the Tigers edged Exeter 12-9 in a kicking contest in Devon.

Quins’ James Johnston will play for Sarries next season

Weekend Premiership preview: Extra spice added as Sarries meet Quins in tasty top of table encounter

It is fair to say that Harlequins, the reigning English champions, did not perform cartwheels of joy when Saracens, their immediate predecessors and chief rivals for this year’s title, secured the services of the Samoan prop James Johnston for next season.

Man arrested after 'horrendous' attack on man left for head after refusing to hand over keys to Mercedes during attempted robbery in Wigan

Victim repeatedly stabbed outside his house after two attackers demanded the keys to his white C220 Mercedes

Aviva Premiership round-up: Indiscipline leaves Irish trapped in survival scrap

Injuries are hitting Irish rugby thick and fast, but unlike the blow to Gordon D'Arcy, who joined the list of Six Nations absentees on Friday, the damage to London Irish yesterday mostly involved pride. For the moment. The 40-16 defeat by Bath left them scrapping with London Welsh and Sale – who meet today – to avoid finishing bottom of the Aviva Premiership.

A West Yorkshire Police handout photo of Subhan Anwar (left) who was jailed in 2009 for torturing and murdering two-year-old Sanam Navsarka (right)

Prisoners charged with murder of child killer in jail

Two prisoners have been charged with murder after the death of a child killer in jail.

Manu Tuilagi is set to be back in action for Leicester
Tom Homer finished up with five penalties and two conversions

Exiles underline Irish love of a challenge

If England already sufficiently aware of the challenge facing them in Dublin his afternoon, London Irish offered another example of a Green triumph out of adversity with a remarkable 29-16 victory over title-chasing Saracens in rugby union's Aviva Premiership.

Matt Kvesic

Matt Kvesic to join Gloucester at the end of the season

Promising flanker will leave Worcester Warriors

Euan Murray will face England with his long-term future assured

Muscleman Euan Murray signs up to continue conflict

England's forwards never perform cartwheels of joy when they see Euan Murray's name on a Scotland team sheet in Six Nations week: indeed, they would not object to all Calcutta Cup games being played on a Sunday – a development that would remove the threat of the devout Christian, who refuses to play on the Sabbath for reasons of conscience.

Calum Clark misses the Six Nations after requiring shoulder surgery

Redemption hopes ruined as Calum Clark is ruled out of Six Nations

Shoulder surgery ends chances of Saints forward while Bath focus on George Ford

Tom Croft

England and Leicester flanker Tom Croft came 'as close as you can to being paralysed'

Croft returned from a neck break last Friday

Freddie Burns is an exciting No 10

Six Nations call-ups for Burns and Youngs while Flood cleared to play

Evolution not further revolution in Lancaster's England as citing for outside-half not upheld

Exeter kicked three penalties to one by Stephen Myler (pictured)

Saints overcome the sins of Hartley to rise again

Exeter Chiefs 19 Northampton Saints 30

Mathew Tait takes advantage of Leicester's late pressure

Worcester 14 Leicester 19

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