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Mike Phillips offered switch to rugby league

Mike Phillips offered switch to rugby league

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips who is clubless after leaving the Ospreys has been offered a rugby lifeline by Gareth Thomas’ rugby league side, The Crusaders. With the salary cap in…

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Crane to captain Saxons v USA

England Saxons today named the side for their opening Churchill Cup game against the USA at Northampton on Saturday (5pm). There are only two survivors from the team that beat…

Barbarians team to face Wales

Barbarians team to face Wales

Italy and Stade Français back-rower Sergio Parisse will lead the Barbarians for a second successive week when they take on Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Winger Paul Sackey,…

Joe Worsley during the 2007 Six Nations

IRB rejects Concussion Bin for rugby

The International Rugby Board has approved a revised set of protocols governing concussion, but has rejected the much-supported plan for a Concussion Bin at the top end of the game.…

Gavin Henson picked again for Wales

Gavin Henson picked again for Wales

Stephen Jones will reach the milestone of 100 caps for his country when he takes to the field at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday for the DHL Challenge clash with…

Counties XV expect Hodgkinson to pack a punch

Counties XV expect Hodgkinson to pack a punch

Halliford School in Shepperton has a reputation for punching above its weight in all departments, not least in its commitment to sport, so it is hardly surprising that the same…

County Championship winner confirmed

County Championship winner confirmed

LANCASHIRE completed a hat trick of Bill Beaumont Cup victories and carried off the County Championship for a record 21st time when they produced a powerful second-half display to get…

Youngest ever England Saxons squad announced

Youngest ever England Saxons squad announced

England Saxons have selected their youngest ever squad as they prepare to launch their defence of the Churchill Cup on home soil this weekend. Head coach Stuart Lancaster today named a…

Dwayne Peel and Mark Jones

Tom Shanklin’s Career Highlights

TOM SHANKLIN’S rugby-playing days were brought to an end in April when he was forced to retire because of a knee injury. The centre’s club career took in London Welsh,…