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Wales rally to extend Scotland's depressing run

13 Feb 2016

CARDIFF Wales extended Scotland's losing Six Nations championship run to nine matches when second-half tries from Jamie Roberts and George North secured a 27-23 victory on Saturday.

Roberts and North step up as Wales sink Scots

13 Feb 2016

CARDIFF British and Irish Lions Jamie Roberts and George North, two world class backs who have been under the microscope in recent times, made big impacts to carry Wales to a 27-23 Six Nations win over Scotland on Saturday.

Rugby-Roberts and North step up as Wales sink Scots

13 Feb 2016

CARDIFF, Feb 13 British and Irish Lions Jamie Roberts and George North, two world class backs who have been under the microscope in recent times, made big impacts to carry Wales to a 27-23 Six Nations win over Scotland on Saturday.

Scotland can show their real potential against Wales - Southwell

12 Feb 2016

LONDON Scotland's defeat by England to open their Six Nations campaign last weekend was a blip and a backward step that former fullback Hugo Southwell believes Vern Cotter's side can put right against Wales on Saturday.

Leicester rock Man City to race clear, Spurs second

07 Feb 2016

LONDON Leicester City's unlikely assault on a first Premier League title gathered momentum with a ruthless 3-1 demolition of Manchester City helping them storm five points clear at the top on Saturday.

Soccer-Leicester stun Man City to go clear at top, Spurs up to second

06 Feb 2016

LONDON, Feb 6 Leicester City's unlikely assault on a first Premier League title gathered more momentum with a ruthless 3-1 demolition of Manchester City at the Etihad to go five points clear at the top.

Hartley must earn respect from referees - Mallett

05 Feb 2016

LONDON England rugby union captain Dylan Hartley must earn the respect of referees if he is to become a great leader and justify his appointment by Eddie Jones, according to former South Africa and Italy coach Nick Mallett.

England start afresh, Ireland look to Best

04 Feb 2016

LONDONEnglish rugby's shot at redemption under new Australian coach Eddie Jones and fiery captain Dylan Hartley begins against Scotland in the cauldron of Murrayfield on Saturday in a Six Nations melting pot of teams looking to erase memories of World Cup disappointment.

Ranieri storms heights of English football with outsiders Leicester

29 Jan 2016

LONDON Claudio Ranieri's appointment as head of unfashionable Leicester City in July after a dismal and short-lived spell in charge of Greece raised some eyebrows, not least because the Italian had not managed a Premier League side since 2004. Few, if any, could have forseen him storming the pinnacle of English football.

Rugby-Rory ready to put best foot forward for Ireland

27 Jan 2016

LONDON, Jan 27 New Ireland captain Rory Best said on Wednesday he had "big shoes to fill" when he leads the back-to-back Six Nations champions out to start their title defence against Wales in Dublin next month.

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