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England’s opening Autumn International a “grindathon”

Let’s hope it doesn’t feel like watching England play football on Saturday

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Mixed emotions for the men’s and women’s varsity teams

The women secured a 17-5 win while the men succumbed to a 21-10 defeat

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Super League Grand Final XXII: Castleford 6-24 Leeds

Heartbreak for Castleford as Leeds Rhinos surged to victory at Old Trafford

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Preview: Super League Grand Final XXII – Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos

Ahead of the biggest event of the Rugby Super League calendar, Jamie McEvoy prepares us for what’s in store at Old Trafford on Saturday

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St Helens 16-26 Wigan: The Warriors keep play-off hopes alive in derby victory

Shaun Wane’s Wigan Warriors rally after their Challenge Cup final loss with a confident victory over a struggling Saints side

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Six Nations Review

Are England ready for New Zealand?

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Lions Watch

With the 6 Nations finished for another year, Toby Webb considers who is in the running for a Lions starting place in their tour of New Zealand this summer

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Manchester athletes picked for North squads

Several players from the universities’ Rugby and Netball clubs have progressed beyond their respective clubs and will be given a chance showcase their talents on the national stage

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Australians and the changing faces of British sport

British elite sport has been transformed, helped in no small part by Australian coaches

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The best is yet to come

With the ending of the autumn internationals, Toby Webb evaluates the current position of the England men’s rugby team

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The Resurgence of the Northern Hemisphere?

With Ireland’s excellent win over New Zealand, will the autumn internationals signal a turning in the tide of international rugby?

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Women’s Rugby dominate Varsity

MMU were well and truly battered 72-12. Here’s what team member Eve Chaplin thought of the game