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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NRL star Inglis open to union switch

Greg Inglis (r) and Sam Burgess celebrate South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Grand Final win against Canterbury Bulldogs 16 February 2015 Last updated at 23:31 By Simon Stone BBC Sport South Sydney Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis says he is “leaving the door open” to a cross-code switch. Inglis won the World Cup and two Four Nations’ titles

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Salford's Hock faces double charge

Gareth Hock (right) tackles Mose Masoe of St Helens during last Thursday’s game 16 February 2015 Last updated at 18:22 Salford Red Devils forward Gareth Hock faces two charges of recklessly using his knees during their Super League defeat by St Helens. The more serious Grade C charge arises out of a 53rd-minute incident involving

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Russell cited for tackle on Biggar

Finn Russell was sin-binned for his challenge on Dan Biggar at Murrayfield on Sunday 16 February 2015 Last updated at 16:14 Scotland stand-off Finn Russell has been cited for a tackle on Wales’ Dan Biggar in Sunday’s Six Nations match at Murrayfield. Russell was yellow carded for the challenge in the 26-23 win for Wales,

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Warriors 'must improve' for Broncos

Wane believes that Wigan have only performed in patches so far this season 16 February 2015 Last updated at 15:55 Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has said his side must improve for Saturday’s World Club Series game against NRL side Brisbane Broncos. The Cherry and Whites drew 22-22 with a man advantage against Widnes

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Leicester's Williams out for season

Leicester, who are seventh in the Premiership, will likely replace Owen Williams with Freddie Burns 16 February 2015 Last updated at 15:22 Leicester Tigers fly-half Owen Williams will miss the rest of the season after surgery on a knee ligament injury. The 23-year-old former Wales Under-20 international was injured in the Anglo-Welsh Cup win at

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Wakefield sign Arundel from Hull FC

Joe Arundel played 12 times for Bradford Bulls last season 16 February 2015 Last updated at 13:39 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed Hull FC centre Joe Arundel on a deal until the end of the season. The 23-year-old joined the Black and Whites from Castleford in 2012 and made 16 Super League appearances for them.

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Goode agrees move to London Irish

16 February 2015 Last updated at 12:12 Experienced fly-half Andy Goode will leave Wasps at the end of the season to join Premiership rivals London Irish. The 34-year-old is the second-highest points scorer in Premiership history, with 2,147 for Leicester, Saracens, Worcester and Wasps. Goode, who won 17 England caps, turned down the chance to

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Pape cited for challenge on Heaslip

Pascal Pape escaped with a yellow card from referee Wayne Barnes 16 February 2015 Last updated at 11:48 Second row Pascal Pape has been cited for appearing to knee Jamie Heaslip in the back during the second half of Ireland’s Six Nations win over France . Pape was given a yellow card by referee Wayne

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Australia head coach to help Salford

Tim Sheens was linked with a move to Salford in 2013 after Phil Veivers was sacked 16 February 2015 Last updated at 11:06 Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has drafted in Australia head coach Tim Sheens to help the club for three weeks in an advisory role. The 64-year-old has been in charge

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