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England head coach Stuart Lancaster has handed starts to Jack Nowell and Alex Goode for Sunday's Six Nations match in Ireland.

Championship side Leigh Centurions have confirmed they have signed former Salford Red Devils forward Gareth Hock.

Jamie Peacock is determined to pick up a third consecutive win when Leeds Rhinos face Huddersfield Giants at Headingley.

Mark Hammett has officially resigned as Cardiff Blues' director of rugby following a string of poor results in the Pro12.

Mathieu Bastareaud has been dropped by France for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales in Paris.

Salford owner Marwan Koukash says Tim Sheens will not interfere with the role of head coach Iestyn Harris when he arrives at the club.

Exeter wing Jack Nowell has been tipped to take Jonny May's place in England's starting XV for the Six Nations game with Ireland.

Wales winger George North has been recalled by boss Warren Gatland for Saturday's Six Nations game against France.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have confirmed James Graham has been appointed as the club's new captain ahead of the 2015 season.

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has confirmed controversial forward Gareth Hock has now left the club.

Cornish Pirates scrum-half Tom Kessell has revealed his delight at signing for Northampton Saints, with the deal to start next term.


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