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Wallabies’ Darcy Swain to miss rest of England series after being banned for headbutt

Wallabies lock Darcy Swain has been suspended for two weeks and will miss the final two matches of the England Test series after his red card for foul play was upheld by a World Rugby judicial committee. The Australians were forced to play a man down for more than half of last Saturday’s first Test […]

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Suite deal: NRL to open rugby league-themed hotel in Brisbane

Queenslanders who need more of Wally Lewis than his statue can offer will soon be able to get into bed with him, with a suite to be named after the rugby league great in an NRL-themed hotel. The ARL Commission has just completed a reported $25m acquisition of Brisbane’s Gambaro Hotel 300 metres up the […]

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Nike and UK designer Martine Rose promote unsung heroes of women’s football

It’s taken long enough for women football players to reach the kind of prominence that their male counterparts have enjoyed for decades, but according to the cult London-based menswear designer Martine Rose, there is much more work to do. This week sees the launch of Rose’s second collaboration with Nike – a reimagined take on […]

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Football transfer rumours: Hudson-Odoi and Gordon set for Newcastle?

Paul Pogba is close to joining Romelu Lukaku on the Premier League-Serie A Groundhog Day merry-go-round by agreeing to hotfoot it back to Juventus on a four-year deal. The France midfielder, who left Manchester United for a second time when his contract expired last month, is reportedly due to have a medical in Turin on […]

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Juventus agree deal to make Di María second free signing with Pogba

Ángel Di María has agreed to join Juventus on a one-year deal after his contract ended at Paris Saint-Germain. The 34-year-old forward is expected in Italy this week and is poised to be the club’s second eye-catching free signing of the summer. The deal with Di María follows one settled last month with Paul Pogba, […]

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As a girl I dreamed about covering women’s football. Now it is a reality

It has been a long journey but here we are, in 2022, with a Women’s European Championship about to start in England at a sold-out Old Trafford – and it is my job to write about it. When I grew up, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, that seemed an impossible dream. Back then […]

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Brendon McCullum plans golf and adventure holiday for England players

Brendon McCullum is organising a week-long team-bonding camp for England’s Test players in New Zealand next year as part of the new head coach’s philosophy of maximising off-field enjoyment and relaxation. A feature of England’s remarkable winning start to the Test summer – four successive run-chases that peaked with a record 378 against India at […]