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Farrell makes the Lions squad

Wigan’s Owen Farrell has been named in the Lions squad.

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Prince Williams with Sergeant Paul Banks in Afghanistan

Sergeant set for his big moment at Twickenham

When England’s rugby union side walk out at Twickenham to face South Africa on Saturday, the town’s influence on the occasion will be more than Owen Farrell’s boot.

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Pat Melling

Melling scores vital try to seal Wigan’s first win of the season

A first-half spell where the away side scored three tries in five minutes gave Wigan a long-awaited first win of the season 29-25 over Oswestry.

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O'Toole - collapsed playing cricket

Rugby shocked at death of scrum-half O’Toole

The Lancashire rugby union community is mourning the death of former Preston Grasshoppers and Fylde scrum half Chris O’Toole.

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England's Dylan Hartley

New faces...and old...in England squad

Dylan Hartley, Chris Ashton and Manu Tuilagi have been named in England’s Elite Player Squad for the Six Nations, but the 33-man party includes a number of big-name omissions.

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Jonah Lomu pictured 'training in 2002

Tragedy of rugby’s true superstar

Tributes have poured in for former New Zealand rugby union international Jonah Lomu, who has died at the age of 40.

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LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2015

LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2015

Follow our Rugby World Cup feed live feed as we bring you match updates, videos, posts from our team of legends, and the best content from social media throughout the tournament.

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The Webb Ellis Trophy

15 things you might not know about the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup starts in a week’s time.

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Owen Farrell

Marsh backs young Farrell

OWEN Farrell’s elevation to the England squad has come as no surprise to those who remember him from his Wigan St Pat’s amateur days.

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Orrell smashed by Ashton

SOUTH LANCS CHESHIRE TWO

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Shevington Sharks V Leigh East.'North West Counties Division One, at St John Rigby College.'Roy Rimmer celebrates his hat-trick try for Shevington Sharks during their game against Leigh East.'Picture by Nick Fairhurst.

Sharks show their teeth

AFTER a 30-0 win last week over rivals Wigan St Patrick’s, Shevington Sharks continued their winning run with an equally impressive 36-6 home win over table-topping Leigh East.

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