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Irish strike late to thwart Saints’ summit bid

Northampton Saints looked to be heading top of the Premiership until London Irish sprung a shock following Api Ratuniyarawa's dismissal.

Recalled Shoaib sees Pakistan to T20 series lead

Pakistan have endured a miserable run of form in the shortest format, but the top-ranked side took a 1-0 lead in Lahore on Friday.

BREAKING NEWS: Springboks appoint Erasmus’ assistant Nienaber as head coach

Jacques Nienaber had previously served as Rassie Erasmus' assistant with South Africa and has now taken the top job.

Archer injury opens door for Woakes return, Hendricks makes Proteas debut

Jofra Archer was troubled by his elbow in the warm-up for the fourth Test, so Chris Woakes returns as Beuran Hendricks makes his Test bow.

Cheika handed Sydney Roosters role

Trent Robinson says Michael Cheika is helping Sydney Roosters push themselves further ahead of the new NRL season.

Worcester lock Fatialofa out of intensive care

Michael Fatialofa is showing "encouraging signs of improvement" and has been moved to the Major Trauma Unit at St Mary's Hospital.

Lakmal sets up final-day victory for Sri Lanka in Harare

Three early wickets for Suranga Lakmal set the tone as Zimbabwe suffered a 10-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka.

Wray responds to report of ‘egregious’ and ‘reckless’ Saracens salary-cap breaches

Saracens owner Nigel Wray apologised for his "ill-considered approach" after a report detailed how Saracens fell foul of salary-cap rules.

Russell banished from Scotland’s Six Nations squad after breaching team rules

The mercurial Finn Russell has been punished for a breach of team protocol just nine days before Scotland's first Six Nations game.

Bavuma to replace Hamza for South Africa in Wanderers Test

Batsman Temba Bavuma was dropped from the South Africa squad after the second Test, but he comes in for Zubayr Hamza in Johannesburg.

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