Wales can defy tough fixture schedule and injury problems to win Six Nations, insists Leigh Halfpenny

“We’re definitely aiming to win the competition. The way we played in the autumn was hugely positive," said the 74-cap international

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London Irish confirm they're 'considering a number of offers of investment'

Majority shareholder Mick Crossan is looking to secure the club's future and is considering various investment options


Novak Djokovic's calls to increase prize money share met with mixed response from tour players

At the heart of the issue is the question of what percentage of total revenues at the Grand Slam tournaments is fed back to the players in the form of prize money


Frederica Wilson won't attend Trump's State of the Union: 'It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him'

Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson will not attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address later this month, months after she quarreled with the White House in the wake of the death of Army Sgt.

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Leicester humbled by Castres in European Champions Cup clash

Castres 39 Leicester Tigers 0: Almost exactly a year after losing 43-0 to Glasgow at Welford Road, Leicester again suffered the same humiliation failing to put a point on the scoreboard

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Mathieu Bastareaud facing investigation after alleged homophobic abuse of Benetton forward Sebastian Negri

Toulon centre issues apology after claiming he responded to an insult that was picked up by the referee's microphone during the 36-0 victory over Benetton


Golf Channel cameramen walk out on coverage amid Sony Open

The camera and video crew walk out is based on failed union contract negotiations.        


Billy Vunipola refuses to change his style after England star's Six Nations hopes are shattered by broken arm

An x-ray on Sunday confirmed the 25-year-old would have to endure another extended period out of the game

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Billy Vunipola a major Six Nations doubt with fractured arm as England's back-row injury crisis deepens

Vunipola could miss all of the Six Nations after fracturing his forearm in Saracens' 15-15 draw with Ospreys, joining Nathan Hughes and James Haskel on the unavailable list


Billy Vunipola ruled out of Six Nations as England wrecking ball suffers broken arm

Saracens' draw at Ospreys in the European Champions Cup proved costly not only for the Premiership side but the Red Rose          


Brexit vote may be reversed, says British campaigner Farage

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Sunday he was increasingly concerned that a vote for Britain to leave the European Union could be overturned by a powerful group of the bloc's supporters.


MORGAN STANLEY: Britain is edging closer to a 'soft Brexit'

Britain is increasingly likely to secure a last-minute "soft" Brexit deal which keeps it in the single market and customs union, according to Morgan Stanley.


Queensland police union calls for end to use of unmarked speed cameras

QPU president says ‘sneaky’ devices do not reduce state’s road toll or stop people from speeding and are just revenue raisersThe Queensland Police Union has called for an immediate end to the use of unmarked and covert speed cameras, s


Labour urged to join cross-party bid to keep UK in single market after Brexit

Labour has been urged to join a cross-party bid to keep the UK in the single market and customs union after Brexit.

United Kingdom

MPs launch fresh Brexit challenge to force Government to stay in the single market

Labour was urged to back the bid tabled by SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and the Liberal Democrats

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Saracens draw with Ospreys to leave European reign hanging by a thread amid fresh Billy Vunipola injury fear

Ospreys 15 Saracens 15: Reigning champions must beat Northampton Saints and hope for help elsewhere, but could be without Vunipola after he suffered a wrist injury

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James Haskell sees red as Harlequins complete remarkable comeback against Wasps

Harlequins 33 Wasps 28: Haskell was sent off for a dangerous tackle and could now miss the start of the Six Nations as Quins dented Wasps' Champions Cup hopes


Maro Itoje knows what is at STEAK for Saracens - and this time won't bite off more than he can chew

England star able to eat again after broken jaw horror - and he's hungry for Champions Cup survival

United States

Donald Trump must apologise for comments - African Union

The African Union, representing 55 member states, is furious over a reported slur by the US leader.


Union that represents entire continent of Africa blasts Trump for 'shithole countries' comment

The African Union responded to President Donald Trump's description of African nationas as "shithole countries."

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Liam Williams returns from injury as Saracens set themselves task of making history by doing it the hard way

Saracens are bidding to become the first team to reach the last four in Europe for a record sixth time, but know that defeat in Wales will end their reign as continental champions


Henry Slade targets European rescue mission as Exeter Chiefs welcome French powerhouses Montpellier

Back-to-back defeats by Leinster have left their hopes of making the Champions Cup knockout stages hanging by a thread

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Disciplinary failures plague Harlequins as Joe Marler's ban overshadows Marcus Smith news ahead of Wasps clash

England prop suspended until mid-January in what is the latest case of ill-discipline that is threatening to derail John Kingston's plan to get Harlequins back at the top of English rugby


Czech Election Highlights Allure of Russia

The Czech Republic’s presidential vote on Friday and Saturday is set to be an illuminating moment for a region where some believe better relations with Russia can be a counterweight to the influence of the European Union and Washington.

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