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Chris Robshaw a candidate to fill in for Sam Underhill against Samoa

Chris Robshaw could make his first start at openside under Eddie Jones after Sam Underhill was ruled out of England’s Test against Samoa on Saturday.

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Jose Izquierdo, right, earned Brighton a point against Stoke  (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Brighton hit back twice to share spoils with Stoke

Jose Izquierdo snatched a point for Brighton as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Stoke.

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Nathan Lyon thinks Australia's bowling attack will 'break' England during the Ashes series (Nick Potts/PA)

Nathan Lyon says Australian attack will leave England “broken” again

Nathan Lyon claims Matt Prior was so scared he wanted to fly home less than halfway through England’s last Ashes tour – and warned Joe Root’s team to expect an even tougher time this winter.

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John Stones has been ruled out until for four to six weeks with a hamstring injury (Mike Egerton/PA)

Pep Guardiola on loss of John Stones: Champions must handle tough situations

Pep Guardiola believes the loss of John Stones will present Manchester City with a tough examination of their title credentials in the coming weeks.

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Danny rose could start for Spurs after missing the north London derby on Saturday (Nigel French/PA)

Rose in contention to start as Pochettinto plans changes to Spurs side

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted he may rest players against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday but said Danny Rose is in contention to start.

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Peter Crouch coming on as a substitute

Peter Crouch makes record Premier League substitute appearance

Peter Crouch made a record 143rd Premier League appearance as a substitute when he came on for Stoke against Brighton on Monday night.

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Tony Pulis has been sacked as West Brom manager following their 4-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday (Adam Davy/PA)

West Brom keen to appoint boss with top-flight experience to replace Tony Pulis

West Brom want a manager with Premier League experience to replace the sacked Tony Pulis.

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John Bateman

England plan to stick with John Bateman ahead of Mark Percival at centre

England coach Wayne Bennett insists he is not for turning over his controversial choice of John Bateman at centre.

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Australia head coach Michael Cheika could face disciplinary action from World Rugby (David Davies/PA)

Cheika facing World Rugby investigation into behaviour during England match

Michael Cheika’s conduct during Australia’s 30-6 defeat by England at Twickenham has been referred for investigation by World Rugby.

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Danny Rose could win his Spurs against Dortmund

Danny Rose is in contention to return to the Tottenham team for Tuesday night’s Champions League clash at Borussia Dortmund.

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Wales warned they will face a focused and firing New Zealand (David Davies/PA)

Wales warned they will face a focused and firing New Zealand

Sam Cane has warned Wales that New Zealand plan to finish their 2017 programme on a high after being below par against Scotland.

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Scotland fly-half Finn Russell

Dan McFarland: Scotland star Russell’s imminent Glasgow exit won’t affect form

There is no danger Scotland stand-off Finn Russell will let his impending move abroad disrupt his performances for club or country, according to Dark Blues assistant coach Dan McFarland.

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Sizing John and Robbie Power enjoy their finest moment in the Cheltenham Gold Cup (Tim Goode/EMPICS Sport)

Gold Cup king Sizing John ready to start Triple Crown bid in Betfair Chase

Jessica Harrington likened the Jockey Club Chase Triple Crown to “doing the lottery” as Sizing John prepares to take up the first of three challenges that could yield a £1million jackpot.

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Ireland's Joey Carbery set for two months on sidelines with fractured wrist (Brian Lawless/PA)

Ireland’s Joey Carbery set for two months on sidelines with fractured wrist

Joey Carbery has suffered a fractured wrist and could be sidelined for up to two months.

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Haye injury forces postponement of Bellew rematch (Adam Davy/PA)

Haye injury forces postponement of Bellew rematch

David Haye has been forced to postpone his rematch with Tony Bellew after tearing his biceps during training.

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Faugheen was a brilliant winner on his return to action at Punchestown on Sunday (Brian Lawless/PA)

Kempton and Leopardstown options for Faugheen following dazzling return

Willie Mullins is considering options in England and Ireland for former Champion Hurdle winner Faugheen on his next start.

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Liverpool could qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League if results go their way (Peter Byrne/PA)

Jurgen Klopp: It’s crunch time for Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits it is now crunch time for his side in the Champions League.

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Jon Rahm keen to play more European Tour events in 2018 (Kamran Jebreili/AP)

Jon Rahm keen to play more European Tour events in 2018

World number four Jon Rahm is set to play more European Tour events next season after expressing his frustration at not having a chance to win the Race to Dubai.

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Real Madrid celebrate winning last season Champions League title after beating Juventus in Cardiff (Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)

Apoel Nicosia v Real Madrid talking points

Holders Real Madrid will aim to bounce back from their chastening defeat to Tottenham earlier this month when they return to Champions League action against Apoel on Tuesday night.

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Gatland says he would like to confront one or two Kiwis after taxing Lions tour (Mike Egerton/PA)

Gatland says he would like to confront one or two Kiwis after taxing Lions tour

Wales coach Warren Gatland prepares to face New Zealand again admitting he would like to get some people “into a corner of a room on their own” after last summer’s British and Irish Lions tour.

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