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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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Conor O'Shea, Harlequins director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Harlequins’ Conor O’Shea leaps to Chris Robshaw’s defence amid ‘insulting’ England speculation

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea offered an impassioned defence of Chris Robshaw in reaction to a week of “insulting” speculation over his England future.

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Alex Goode breaks with the ball against Harlequins as Saracens team-mate Will Fraser looks on. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Goode backs Saracens team-mate Will Fraser to push his way into England frame ahead of World Cup

Alex Goode believes his Saracens team-mate Will Fraser can push his way into the England frame as the clock ticks down towards next year’s home World Cup.

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Catalin Fercu, Romania. Pic by Tony Marshall/EMPICS

Romanian ace Catalin Fercu signs for Saracens

Saracens have confirmed that Romanian international Catalin Fercu will link up with the club at the end of the month from Timisoara Saracens.

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Conor O'Shea, Harlequins director of rugby (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Harlequins chief says Aviva Premiership clubs need more spending power

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea believes Aviva Premiership clubs have “little alternative” but to ratify a second salary cap increase in two years to keep pace with big-spending French counterparts.

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Saracens' Charlie Hodgson bearks clear to score a try against Harlequins (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Aviva)

Harlequins players apologise to fans after rampant Saracens run riot at the Stoop

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea revealed that his players apologised to fans following Friday night’s 39-0 capitulation to Saracens.

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Chris Robshaw, captain of England. Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images

Chris Robshaw unfazed by Will Fraser duel as Harlequins prepare for Saracens clash

Harlequins’ Chris Robshaw will be entering familiar territory on Friday night when the Aviva Premiership offers the stage to see off another pretender to his England jersey.

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Nick Easter of Harlequins is tackled by Tom Fowlie of London Irish  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Harlequins number eight Nick Easter admits London Irish win was ‘lucky’

Harlequins’ Nick Easter conceded that “better teams would have put us away” after his side struggled to a hard-fought victory over London Irish at Twickenham.

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David Strettle of Saracens   (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens’ hat-trick hero David Strettle eyes England World Cup spot

Saracens’ man of the match David Strettle believes he can end his England exile in time to break back into Stuart Lancaster’s 2015 World Cup squad.

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Marland Yarde of Harlequins in action (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Harlequins kick off Premiership season with narrow victory over London Irish at Twickenham

Harlequins kicked off their Aviva Premiership season with a hard-fought 20-15 win over London Irish in an error-ridden game at Twickenham.

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David Strettle crosses the line for Saracens (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Controversial David Strettle try gives Saracens last-gasp win over Wasps in Twickenham thriller

David Strettle’s controversial hat-trick try edged Saracens to a last-gasp 34-28 Aviva Premiership victory over Wasps at Twickenham.

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Saracens player Will Fraser  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Saracens’ coach backs Will Fraser to make England Rugby World Cup squad

Saracens’ uncapped flanker Will Fraser still has time to break into the England squad for Rugby World Cup 2015, according to Paul Gustard.

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Football See all

MK Dons' Benik Afobe holds off a challenge from Bradford City's Billy Knott

All Guns Blazing: The three academy prospects who could become Arsenal’s elite striker

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Jeorge Bird looks at the three young strikers who could finally break through the club’s academy.

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The eventual champions Somerset (black kit) in action against London Metro. Pic: Martin Humby

North London hosts best blind cricketers in county T20 finals

The country’s best blind cricketers demonstrated their skills at North London Cricket Club on Saturday in the county T20 finals.

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Georgie Kean (white shorts) defeats Duane Green at York Hall. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Islington fighter eyes slot on Fury and Chisora undercard

Islington light-middleweight Georgie Kean is hoping to force his way onto the ‘Bad Blood’ blockbuster show in November after his victorious return to action last weekend.

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Highgate Harriers president Henry Dodwell (right) presents Ben Pochee with a certificate of honorary life membership

It’s au revoir as Highgate Harriers coach Ben Pochee departs

Highgate Harriers’ young athletes bade farewell to coach and club stalwart Ben Pochee with a ceremonial lap of honour at Parliament Hill Fields.

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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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