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Exeter sign Italy centre Campagnaro

Michele Campagnaro made his debut for Italy against Fiji in November 2013 19 February 2015 Last updated at 07:04 By Brent Pilnick BBC Sport Italy centre Michele Campagnaro has agreed to join Exeter from Pro12 side Benetton Treviso this summer. The 21-year-old, who has won 13 caps for his country, has signed a contract through

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England's Cipriani extends Sale stay

Danny Cipriani has scored 144 points for Sale so far this season 19 February 2015 Last updated at 06:14 By Nathan Middleton BBC Sport England fly-half Danny Cipriani has signed a new two-year deal with Premiership side Sale Sharks. The 27-year-old was out of contract in the summer and had been linked with a move

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Makinson signs new St Helens deal

Tommy Makinson scored the game-winning try for Saints in last year’s Grand Final victory over Wigan 18 February 2015 Last updated at 11:36 Winger Tommy Makinson has signed a new four-year contract with Super League champions St Helens. The 23-year-old has 69 tries in 104 matches for the club, as well as kicking 79 goals,

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Sale lock Paterson to join Saints

Michael Paterson played in midweek games during last summer’s England tour to New Zealand 18 February 2015 Last updated at 11:14 Northampton Saints have signed Sale lock Michael Paterson for next season. The 29-year-old New Zealand-born forward was in the England squad to tour his native country last summer, but has yet to earn a

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Braid signs Sale player-coach deal

Dan Braid won six caps for New Zealand before his move to England 18 February 2015 Last updated at 08:36 Sale Sharks captain Dan Braid has signed a new one-year extension that will include a player-coach role for next season. The 34-year-old former New Zealand back-row forward’s contract was up at the end of the

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England remain cautious with Brown

Mike Brown has not trained this week after suffering concussion on Saturday 17 February 2015 Last updated at 16:48 RBS Six Nations: Ireland v England Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Sunday, 1 March Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC TV, HD, Red Button, Radio 5 live, Radio Ulster FM, the BBC Sport website, mobile,

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Saints ready for 'great Souths side'

South Sydney’s Greg Inglis (left) and St Helens Jon Wilkin will captain their respective sides on Sunday 17 February 2015 Last updated at 17:36 World Club Series: St Helens v South Sydney Venue: Langtree Park Date: Sunday, 22 February 19:00 GMT Coverage: Live text coverage on the BBC Sport website, full commentary on BBC Radio

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Scots lose forwards Gray and Reid

Richie Gray was injured during the defeat by Wales 17 February 2015 Last updated at 11:55 Scotland forwards Richie Gray and Gordon Reid have been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations Championship through injury. Glasgow Warriors second row Tim Swinson, who has already won nine caps, has been called up as a

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Cipriani eyes long England future

17 February 2015 Last updated at 11:25 RBS Six Nations: Ireland v England Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Sunday, 1 March Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC TV, HD, Red Button, Radio 5 live, Radio Ulster FM, the BBC Sport website, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV. Fly-half Danny Cipriani has promised

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Ex-England lock Deacon retires

Louis Deacon’s younger brother Brett also made over 100 Leicester Tigers appearances 17 February 2015 Last updated at 06:31 Leicester Tigers’ former England lock Louis Deacon has retired because of injury after 15 years with the club. The 34-year-old played 274 times during a one-team career, helping Tigers win the Heineken Cup and Anglo-Welsh Cup

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