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England back Farrell in international debut

England's interim coach Stuart Lancaster believes centre Owen Farrell will cope with the pressure if he makes his international debut next month.

Carter, Williams guide Crusaders to win over Sharks

Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams inspired the Crusaders to a 44-28 win over the Sharks in the historic Super 15 game at Twickenham on Sunday.

Chabal storms through to give France victory

Sebastien Chabal scored a 70th-minute try as France beat England 21-15 in a World Cup warm-up match at Twickenham on Saturday. Number eight Chabal, who had come on as a replacement, piled through three England defenders to clinch the match, leaving Josh Lewsey, Nick Abendanon and Olly Barkley in his wake.

Woods thunders to eight-shot win

Tiger Woods carded a last-round 67 to win the World Golf Championship event at The Grove on Sunday by eight shots from England's Ian Poulter and Adam Scott of Australia. Woods was 23-under for the tournament and did not need to extend himself after taking a six-shot lead into the final day.

Woods dominates at The Grove

Tiger Woods is threatening to run away with the World Golf Championship (WGC) event at The Grove, United Kingdom, after adding a second-round 64 on Friday to his course-record 63 on the first day. Woods stands 15-under par after 36 holes, five shots clear of Stewart Cink, whom he beat in a play-off in the last WGC event in Akron, Jim Furyk and England's David Howell.

Casey fired up for Ryder Cup

New World Matchplay champion Paul Casey has told European captain Ian Woosnam he is ready to play all five matches in the Ryder Cup match against the United States that starts on Friday at Ireland's K Club. Casey won the World Matchplay final against Shaun Micheel 10 and 8 playing 124 holes in four days, a record low for the tournament winner.

Els, Woods fall at first hurdle

Tiger Woods was sensationally knocked out of the World Matchplay Championship at Wentworth on Thursday by fellow American Shaun Micheel 4 and 3. It brought to an end Woods's run of five tournament wins, which encompassed two Majors, but Woods was a shadow of the player who has dominated golf recently, not least on the greens where he barely holed a putt.

Warne hits back at critics

Australian spinner Shane Warne has hit back at former captain Steve Waugh, who claimed his team were too friendly with the English players during last year's Ashes series. The teams often met after a day's play in the series, which England won 2-1, and Waugh felt it contributed to the Australians' surrender of the Ashes for the first time in 17 years.

Coach hails England’s mauling of Wales

Coach Andy Robinson hailed England's strength in depth as they overpowered defending champions Wales 47-13 in their opening Six Nations match in London at Twickenham on Saturday. Lawrence Dallaglio, back after 17 months in self-imposed international exile, was one of six England try scorers as the hosts gained revenge for Wales' 11-9 win in Cardiff last year.

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