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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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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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