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Worcester confirm Dean Ryan as new director of rugby

Ryan takes over following last night's departure of head coach Richard Hill

Richard Hill’s exit from Worcester was confirmed last night

Worcester confirm departure of Richard Hill

Last weekend's heavy defeat at Saracens was the Midlanders' eighth in nine league outings

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Bowler of the day Steve Magoffin, the 33-year-old Australian seamer, feared his career was over when Western Australia dropped him from their roster two years ago. Rescued by Queensland, he accepted an offer to return to county cricket with Sussex last season, took 7 for 34 on debut against Lancashire and went on to claim 57 Championship wickets. Now he has helped to burst Yorkshire's early optimism by completing a five-wicket haul at Headingley to clinch an innings victory for Sussex. Magoffin wrapped it up with the wicket of Gary Ballance, the last line of some limp resistance by Yorkshire, whose first innings of 96 was labelled "unacceptable" by coach Jason Gillespie. It is their first Championship defeat for 20 months.

I'm travelling to Australia next year – what are the best flight options?

Q. I am visiting a friend in Adelaide in February 2014. I have booked the outbound flight to Sydney in business class with BA using all of my Avios frequent-flyer points. My friend is meeting me in Sydney for a couple of nights before we fly on to Adelaide. I have yet to book my return. However I have had a quick look and Malaysia and Singapore Airlines from Adelaide to Heathrow look to be my best option. These both have stopovers in Asia which is fine with me. Any advice would be welcome. Gary Crump, Evesham

Round-up: Toby Flood's response to Cardiff wins Richard Cockerill praise

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

Girl aged six dies after Kidderminster canal fall

A six year-old girl has died after falling into a canal with two other children, police have said.

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.

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)

Two prisoners held after child torturer killed in cell

A child killer was kept hostage and murdered in his cell at a top security jail where inspectors have raised concerns about the safety of vulnerable prisoners.

Matt Kvesic

Matt Kvesic to join Gloucester at the end of the season

Promising flanker will leave Worcester Warriors

Oldham celebrate their FA Cup victory over Liverpool

Man attacked after pleading with youths not to throw snow balls

A man who was attacked after urging youths not to throw snowballs at toddlers and elderly pedestrians may be scarred for life, police have said.

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

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