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Wasps team members warm up prior to their match in the European Rugby Champions Cup on December 7, 2014, at the Stade Pierre-Antoine in Castres

Bonus point lifts Wasps into play-off berth

AFP News Wasps ran in five tries to secure the attacking bonus point in their 32-21 win over Gloucester on Sunday that lifted them into a play-off berth. Wasps are now fourth in an incredibly tight race for the final three play-off positions behind runaway English Premiership leaders and champions Northampton. Two tries from Thomas Young and one each from Rob Miller, Elliot Daly and Guy Thompson…

  • France's head coach Philippe Saint Andre (C) directs his players during a training session in Marcoussis, south of Paris, on February 26, 2015
    Saint-Andre blasts underperforming 'stars' AFP News - 4 hours ago

    France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has hit out at his players for not living up to their hype, following a fourth successive defeat to Wales. France's Six Nations hopes … More »Saint-Andre blasts underperforming 'stars'

    France's head coach Philippe Saint Andre (C) directs his players during a training session in Marcoussis, south of Paris, on February 26, 2015

    France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has hit out at his players for not living up to their hype, following a fourth successive defeat to Wales. France's Six Nations hopes went up in smoke on Saturday as they were beaten in the competition for the second time, going down 20-13 at home to Wales. With Ireland still unbeaten, …

  • Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny, center no. 15, shakes hands with France’s Yoann Huget, left, and Camille Lopez as Wales’ Dan Lydiate, right, shakes hands with France’s Mathieu Bastareaud at the end of their Six Nations tournament match at Stade de France, in Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
    France coach Saint-Andre launches scathing attack on players Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    PARIS (AP) — Emotional France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has launched a scathing attack on his own players following Saturday's lackluster 20-13 defeat to Wales in … More »France coach Saint-Andre launches scathing attack on players

    Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny, center no. 15, shakes hands with France’s Yoann Huget, left, and Camille Lopez as Wales’ Dan Lydiate, right, shakes hands with France’s Mathieu Bastareaud at the end of their Six Nations tournament match at Stade de France, in Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    PARIS (AP) — Emotional France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has launched a scathing attack on his own players following Saturday's lackluster 20-13 defeat to Wales in the Six Nations, saying the team has become "the Father Christmas of international rugby" because it gives away so many points.

  • Bidding for the Commonwealth Games, which last took place in Glasgow in 2014, is seen as a possible dress rehearsal for a 2024 or 2028 Olympics bid
    Durban to confirm bid for Commonwealth Games in 2022 AFP News - 23 hours ago

    South African city Durban will Monday move significantly closer to staging the 2022 Commonwealth Games -- considered a possible launchpad for an Olympics bid. A short … More »Durban to confirm bid for Commonwealth Games in 2022

    Bidding for the Commonwealth Games, which last took place in Glasgow in 2014, is seen as a possible dress rehearsal for a 2024 or 2028 Olympics bid

    South African city Durban will Monday move significantly closer to staging the 2022 Commonwealth Games -- considered a possible launchpad for an Olympics bid. A short ceremony in London is set to confirm the east coast city as the lone contender to stage the quadrennial, 71-nation multisport event. The 600-page, 30-centimetre …

  • 20 Exciting Things To Do On Weekends At 50% Off With The Entertainer App!
    20 Exciting Things To Do On Weekends At 50% Off With The Entertainer A … TheSmartLocal.com - Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    Things To Do This Weekend At 50% Off Sometimes looking for something to do for the weekend isn't the problem. We just wish things weren’t so expensive … More »20 Exciting Things To Do On Weekends At 50% Off With The Entertainer A …

    20 Exciting Things To Do On Weekends At 50% Off With The Entertainer App!

    Things To Do This Weekend At 50% Off Sometimes looking for something to do for the weekend isn't the problem. We just wish things weren’t so expensive in Singapore. Thankfully, the Entertainer Singapore App gives you 2-for-1 deals, essentially giving you 50% off various attractions in Singapore.In our …

  • Wales's Dan Biggar scores a try during the Six Nations match against France on February 28, 2015 at the Stade de France
    Gatland wary of Irish dogfight AFP News - 20 hours ago

    Warren Gatland believes Wales must avoid getting dragged into a dogfight if they are to beat Ireland in the Six Nations in two weeks. Wales are back in the Six Nations … More »Gatland wary of Irish dogfight

    Wales's Dan Biggar scores a try during the Six Nations match against France on February 28, 2015 at the Stade de France

    Warren Gatland believes Wales must avoid getting dragged into a dogfight if they are to beat Ireland in the Six Nations in two weeks. Wales are back in the Six Nations title running after successive away wins over Scotland and France following their opening 21-16 defeat at home to England. With the English travelling …

  • Scotland's Peter Horne (L) tackles Italy's Kelly Haimona during their Six Nations match at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 28, 2015
    Italy's late strike proves critics wrong - Parisse AFP News - 21 hours ago

    Italian captain Sergio Parisse said his team’s dramatic last minute 22-19 victory against Scotland at Murrayfield answered the critics who have questioned the Azzurri’s … More »Italy's late strike proves critics wrong - Parisse

    Scotland's Peter Horne (L) tackles Italy's Kelly Haimona during their Six Nations match at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 28, 2015

    Italian captain Sergio Parisse said his team’s dramatic last minute 22-19 victory against Scotland at Murrayfield answered the critics who have questioned the Azzurri’s place in the Six Nations championship. A penalty try with 28 seconds remaining, followed by a conversion by former Scotland under-20 fly half Tommaso Allan, …

  • France's right wing Yoann Huget (R) and Wales' fly-half Dan Biggar vie for the ball during their Six Nations international rugby union match on February 28, 2015 in Saint-Denis, north of Paris
    Gatland eyes Six Nations crown AFP News - Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Wales coach Warren Gatland believes his side can win the Six Nations after coming away from France with a 20-13 victory. After watching his side beat the hosts for a … More »Gatland eyes Six Nations crown

    France's right wing Yoann Huget (R) and Wales' fly-half Dan Biggar vie for the ball during their Six Nations international rugby union match on February 28, 2015 in Saint-Denis, north of Paris

    Wales coach Warren Gatland believes his side can win the Six Nations after coming away from France with a 20-13 victory. After watching his side beat the hosts for a fourth successive victory over France -- the first time they have achieved that since the 1950s -- the New Zealander said they can win the Six Nations crown …

  • France’s Wesley Fofana, left, tackles Wales’ Jonathan Davies during their Six Nations tournament at Stade de France, in Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
    6N: Wales wins 20-13 to keep title chance alive Associated Press - Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Wales stayed in the Six Nations title hunt by beating France 20-13 on Saturday for a fourth straight time - while the French still look no closer to being … More »6N: Wales wins 20-13 to keep title chance alive

    France’s Wesley Fofana, left, tackles Wales’ Jonathan Davies during their Six Nations tournament at Stade de France, in Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    PARIS (AP) — Wales stayed in the Six Nations title hunt by beating France 20-13 on Saturday for a fourth straight time - while the French still look no closer to being competitive.

  • Scotland's Jim Hamilton (top L) during the Six Nations match against France at the Stade de France on February 7, 2015
    Scotland and Italy set for wooden spoon Six Nations showdown AFP News - Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Scotland coach Vern Cotter has no qualms about pitting stand-in outside-half Peter Horne against Italy's heavyweight Kelly Haimona in Saturday's Murrayfield encounter … More »Scotland and Italy set for wooden spoon Six Nations showdown

    Scotland's Jim Hamilton (top L) during the Six Nations match against France at the Stade de France on February 7, 2015

    Scotland coach Vern Cotter has no qualms about pitting stand-in outside-half Peter Horne against Italy's heavyweight Kelly Haimona in Saturday's Murrayfield encounter between the Six Nations' two win-less sides. After Scotland's failure to overturn the two week ban that their first-choice number ten Finn Russell received …

  • Wales centre Jonathan Davies (R) celebrates with teammate Rhys Webb during their Six Nations match against Scotland in Edinburgh on February 15, 2015
    North looks to heap more misery on France in Six Nations AFP News - Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    George North will make his 50th international appearance in record time against France in the Six Nations on Saturday, looking to continue his purple patch against Les … More »North looks to heap more misery on France in Six Nations

    Wales centre Jonathan Davies (R) celebrates with teammate Rhys Webb during their Six Nations match against Scotland in Edinburgh on February 15, 2015

    George North will make his 50th international appearance in record time against France in the Six Nations on Saturday, looking to continue his purple patch against Les Bleus. At just 22-years-old, North will become the youngest international player ever to reach the milestone -- it will be his 47th cap for Wales, added …

  • France’s rugby team players Morgan Parra, left, talks with Camille Lopez during a training session at the National Rugby Center in Marcoussis, south of Paris, France, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. France will play against Wales during their Six Nations tournament match on Saturday Feb. 28 at Stade de France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
    6N: Bland France looking for win over Wales and identity Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Blues jerseys or red. Home or away. Tweaking or sweeping. More »6N: Bland France looking for win over Wales and identity

    France’s rugby team players Morgan Parra, left, talks with Camille Lopez during a training session at the National Rugby Center in Marcoussis, south of Paris, France, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. France will play against Wales during their Six Nations tournament match on Saturday Feb. 28 at Stade de France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    PARIS (AP) — Blues jerseys or red. Home or away. Tweaking or sweeping.

  • Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has drafted in Glasgow's Peter Horne to replace suspended fly-half Finn Russell for Scotland's Six Nations clash with Italy
    Horne in at 10 for Scotland's Six Nations Italy showdown AFP News - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Glasgow's Peter Horne has been drafted in to replace suspended fly-half Finn Russell for Scotland's Six Nations clash with Italy on Saturday, head coach Vern Cotter announced … More »Horne in at 10 for Scotland's Six Nations Italy showdown

    Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has drafted in Glasgow's Peter Horne to replace suspended fly-half Finn Russell for Scotland's Six Nations clash with Italy

    Glasgow's Peter Horne has been drafted in to replace suspended fly-half Finn Russell for Scotland's Six Nations clash with Italy on Saturday, head coach Vern Cotter announced on Thursday. Russell lost an appeal earlier this week against a two-match ban for a dangerous tackle on Wales's Dan Biggar and Horne has been given …

  • Russell Crowe considers buying Leeds United
    Russell Crowe considers buying Leeds United Cinema Online - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The Award-winning Hollywood actor has been considering over buying Leeds United Football Club after suggestions from fans More »Russell Crowe considers buying Leeds United

    Russell Crowe considers buying Leeds United

    The Award-winning Hollywood actor has been considering over buying Leeds United Football Club after suggestions from fans

  • Canterbury Crusaders players react after their loss to the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super 15 rugby union final in Sydney on August 2, 2014
    Carter, Dagg out as Crusaders woes worsen AFP News - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    All Blacks Dan Carter and Israel Dagg will miss the Canterbury Crusaders' Super 15 derby against Waikato Chiefs this weekend as the seven-time champions' tough start … More »Carter, Dagg out as Crusaders woes worsen

    Canterbury Crusaders players react after their loss to the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super 15 rugby union final in Sydney on August 2, 2014

    All Blacks Dan Carter and Israel Dagg will miss the Canterbury Crusaders' Super 15 derby against Waikato Chiefs this weekend as the seven-time champions' tough start threatens to worsen. Injuries to fly-half Carter and explosive full-back Dagg, plus New Zealand prop Owen Franks' suspension for striking, have caused headaches …

  • Seductive for batsmen, challenging for bowlers and frustrating for captains, Auckland's Eden Park takes centre-stage with the ground's peculiar dimensions proving the major talking point for New Zealand and Australia
    Short and sweet as batsmen eye Eden Park run riot AFP News - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Seductive for batsmen, challenging for bowlers and frustrating for captains, Auckland's Eden Park takes centre-stage on Saturday with the ground's peculiar dimensions … More »Short and sweet as batsmen eye Eden Park run riot

    Seductive for batsmen, challenging for bowlers and frustrating for captains, Auckland's Eden Park takes centre-stage with the ground's peculiar dimensions proving the major talking point for New Zealand and Australia

    Seductive for batsmen, challenging for bowlers and frustrating for captains, Auckland's Eden Park takes centre-stage on Saturday with the ground's peculiar dimensions proving the major talking point for New Zealand and Australia. With the boundary at just 55 metres at both ends and 65m on the square -- much shorter than …

  • England's full back Mike Brown receives attention on the field for an injury before being taken off on a stretcher during a match between England and Italy in south west London on February 14, 2015
    England's Brown out of Ireland clash AFP News - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    England full-back Mike Brown has been ruled out of Sunday's Six Nations match against Ireland as he struggles to recover from a bout of concussion, the Rugby Football … More »England's Brown out of Ireland clash

    England's full back Mike Brown receives attention on the field for an injury before being taken off on a stretcher during a match between England and Italy in south west London on February 14, 2015

    England full-back Mike Brown has been ruled out of Sunday's Six Nations match against Ireland as he struggles to recover from a bout of concussion, the Rugby Football Union announced on Wednesday. "Mike and our medical staff have been diligent during every step of the graduated return to play protocol and they will continue …

  • Russell Crowe, who won the best actor Oscar in 2000, has received backing from an influential party in the form of the working group that is supporting fan ownership, of the second tier club, Leeds Fans LLP
    Support crows for Gladiator star to take over Leeds AFP News - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The tantalising possibility of Leeds United fan and Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe buying into the ailing English football giants is finding huge favour with the club's … More »Support crows for Gladiator star to take over Leeds

    Russell Crowe, who won the best actor Oscar in 2000, has received backing from an influential party in the form of the working group that is supporting fan ownership, of the second tier club, Leeds Fans LLP

    The tantalising possibility of Leeds United fan and Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe buying into the ailing English football giants is finding huge favour with the club's supporters. The 50-year-old New Zealand-born star -- who won the best actor Oscar in 2000 for a mesmerising and combative performance in Gladiator -- …

  • Bionic reconstruction: World first mind-controlled robotic hands given to Austrian amputees
    Bionic reconstruction: World first mind-controlled robotic hands given … IB Times - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Three men in Austria have become the first in the world to be fitted with mind-controlled robotic bionic hands that are based on a new technique known as "bionic reconstruction". … More »Bionic reconstruction: World first mind-controlled robotic hands given …

    Bionic reconstruction: World first mind-controlled robotic hands given to Austrian amputees

    Three men in Austria have become the first in the world to be fitted with mind-controlled robotic bionic hands that are based on a new technique known as "bionic reconstruction". Developed by researchers from the Medical University of Vienna in Austria and the University Medical Center Göttingen in Germany, bionic reconstruction …

  • New Zealand's All Blacks Wayne Shelford (R) blocks Fiji's flanker Livai Kididromo during a match in Christchurch in 1987
    All Blacks scrotum victim suspected France on drugs AFP News - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    An All Blacks legend whose scrotum was ripped open in an infamous 1986 Test match against France said Wednesday he was not surprised at new allegations Les Bleus were … More »All Blacks scrotum victim suspected France on drugs

    New Zealand's All Blacks Wayne Shelford (R) blocks Fiji's flanker Livai Kididromo during a match in Christchurch in 1987

    An All Blacks legend whose scrotum was ripped open in an infamous 1986 Test match against France said Wednesday he was not surprised at new allegations Les Bleus were on amphetamines at the time. Wayne "Buck" Shelford was the most prominent casualty in the so-called "Battle of Nantes", when a fired-up French team brutally …

  • Australia's Jarryd Hayne (L) is tackled during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup in Manchester on November 30, 2013
    Aussie rugby leaguer Hayne looks like Lion rusher AFP News - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Australian Rugby League standout Jarryd Hayne could be taking his talents to the National Football League's Detroit Lions, with reports saying he will sign with the US … More »Aussie rugby leaguer Hayne looks like Lion rusher

    Australia's Jarryd Hayne (L) is tackled during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup in Manchester on November 30, 2013

    Australian Rugby League standout Jarryd Hayne could be taking his talents to the National Football League's Detroit Lions, with reports saying he will sign with the US club this week. From the NFL's website to the Mlive site for a Michigan regional newspaper group on Tuesday, reports said the 27-year-old Parramatta Eels …