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The series may be lost but England’s final

The series may be lost but England’s final Tour stop in South Africa has particular resonance for Eddie Jones. It was here, in the shadow of Table Mountain, that the Rugby Football Union approached him to become England’s coach at the end of 2015, making his return to the Cape with a squad battling to avoid a 3-0 defeat by the Springboks more than a touch ironic. Having spent barely a ..

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The Volgograd Arena is a striking thing

The Volgograd Arena is a striking thing Oh, Harry. At the end of a fraught, at times puzzling World Cup Group G opener there was an unfamiliar noise around the Volgograd Arena, an odd feeling of lightness in the air, a feeling of double-take. It took a while to register. Applause. Relief. A skirling of possibilities. England tournament moments: also available in happy.It is fair to say Harry Kane ..

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Age shall not wither him nor custom stale

Age shall not wither him nor custom stale His infinite variety. Ruthless Ronnie was at it again, his 51st career hat-trick topped off with a superlative last knockings free-kick hit with a new technique. Alongside that there was the pace he should have lost five years ago, an efficacy of action that bordered on the supreme and the spatial awareness of a quantity surveyor. The Portugal captain gave..

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The tears were new but otherwise things

The tears were new but otherwise things Were as they always seem to be in Paris. Rafael Nadal duly collected his 11th French Open title here on Sunday with a brutal, brilliant, resilient and ruthless performance, just as he had done 10 times before. But as Nadal’s uncle, Toni Nadal, said shortly afterwards, “this is not normal”. Less than an hour after the match was completed, de..

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