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Diamonds made to work by valiant England

England produced a spirited display in Canberra this morning to put Australia’s perfect 2014 record under serious threat. However, the Diamonds proved too strong for their visitors and eventually saw out a 54-47 victory to end the calendar year with a 100% win record. It was a vastly improved performance from England in this second

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NCPC at Loughborough University becomes ICC testing centre

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today announced that the National Cricket Performance Centre (NCPC) at Loughborough University has been accredited as an ICC centre for testing suspected illegal bowling actions. The NCPC is the fourth facility to be accredited for this purpose by the ICC, joining Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre

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Prince Harry joins All Schools training

Prince Harry today joined teachers and student volunteers for a training session to remember at Eccles RFC in Greater Manchester, alongside Women’s Rugby World Cup winner Sarah Hunter. This was Prince Harry’s second visit in his role as Patron of All Schools, England Rugby’s programme to help more state secondary schools start playing rugby. Launched

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Lauren Winfield basks in successful summer

by Will Jackson (PA for ECB) Lauren Winfield enjoyed a breakthrough summer for England Women in 2014 as the team bounced back from a disappointing start to finish on a high.  England lost the Kia Test to India but responded in magnificent style to claim the subsequent Royal London One-Day Series 2-0 and then beat South Africa

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England undone by dazzling Diamonds in Series opener

A poor start to the match cost England dear as they were downed 55-37 by the Australia Diamonds in the opening match of their autumn tour this morning. With the reigning Commonwealth and World Champions coming into this fixture off the back of a 4-0 Series whitewash against New Zealand, the opening quarter was always

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England boss Mark Sampson names 26 player squad

England Women’s head coach Mark Sampson has named a 26-player squad for a 10-day training camp. The players will meet at St. George’s Park on Tuesday as preparations begin for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which takes place in Canada. Sampson will also be looking ahead to England’s historic match against Germany at Wembley

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Significant changes to concussion management for professional rugby in England

This season will see major changes to the way the risk of concussion is managed across the professional game in England. The Rugby Football Union, Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Players Association have worked together to focus specifically on concussion awareness and education, game day management and the graduated return to play for those players

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