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Chris Robshaw (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Harlequins’ Chris Robshaw retains England captaincy... but Saracens star Chris Ashton dropped from squad

England have confirmed that Chris Robshaw will remain captain for next month’s autumn internationals at Twickenham.

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Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Mark McCall full of praise for ‘high class’ Saracens star David Strettle

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall saluted Chris Ashton and David Strettle after the England wings plundered four tries in Saturday’s 30-23 Champions Cup victory over Clermont.

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Brad Barritt of Saracens (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Saracens chief backs ‘brilliant’ Brad Barritt for England recall

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has called for centre Brad Barritt to be reinstated in England’s midfield ahead of the eagerly anticipated QBE Internationals series in November.

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Joe Launchbury of Wasps (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Wasps hope Coventry move will convince Joe Launchbury to snub Saracens

Wasps hope their relocation to Coventry will persuade Joe Launchbury to reject interest from Aviva Premiership rivals Saracens.

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Saracens' David Strettle

Strettle: Saracens’ setback against Bath shows growing strength of the Premiership

EXCLUSIVE: David Strettle believes the weekend’s Premiership results prove that the top flight is getting tougher every year after Saracens “went off track” and lost their perfect start to the season.

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Old Street win a line-out against Stevenage during their 52-10 defeata fortnight ago (Picture: Richard Hay)

Streetonians seek first victory against fellow strugglers Hitchin

Saturday’s match at Hitchin takes on huge significance for Old Streetonians as both sides continue searching for their first win of the season.

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Saracens' Owen Farrell (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Mark McCall gives Owen Farrell injury update after Saracens crush Sale

Saracens delivered a positive update on Owen Farrell after the England fly-half missed Saturday’s 40-19 Aviva Premiership victory over Sale with a thigh strain.

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Saracens' Owen Farrell (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Saracens and England suffer major injury blow

England fly-half Owen Farrell has been ruled out for a “few weeks” by a leg problem, his club Saracens have announced.

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Football See all

Lukas Podolski scores Arsenal's winner against Anderlecht (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Wenger praises match-winner Podolski and reveals his plans for the ‘frustrated’ forward

Arsene Wenger insists he retains full faith in Lukas Podolski after the German forward’s late winner in Arsenal’s 2-1 Champions League victory against Anderlecht.

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Roy Keane during a book launch at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Win tickets for Sports Writing Festival at Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is preparing to host its second Sports Writing Festival from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

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Boxing See all

Cherrelle Brown

Islington boxer shocked by her England call-up for Denmark trip

Islington BC’s Cherrelle Brown believes her recent defeat to Chantelle Cameron was a blessing in disguise after earning a shock call-up to the England team.

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Felix Waters, Stoke Newington School

Waters goes solo to secure Stoke Newington success in Islington Schools league

Stoke Newington’s sole representative Felix Waters did her classmates proud with victory in Monday’s Islington Schools Running League race at St Aloysius’ College.

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Competitions See all

Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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