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Parramatta to meet Newcastle in NRLW grand final after big Roosters boilover

Parramatta have upset defending champions Sydney Roosters to join last season’s wooden spooners Newcastle in the NRLW grand final. The Eels had snuck into the semi-finals with their only win of the season last week over the Broncos and were given no chance against the previously undefeated Roosters on Sunday. But they were never heeded […]

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Nations League: Denmark stun France while Van Dijk sinks Belgium

Nations League holders France lost 2-0 to Denmark in their final Group A game but salvaged their place in the top tier at the end of a dismal campaign on Sunday. Didier Deschamps’ side, who will face Denmark in the World Cup in November, finished third in the Nations League standings with five points from […]

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Gareth Southgate casts envious eye towards Germany’s Joshua Kimmich

It is always revealing when a manager namechecks an opposition player before a game and it was no different when Gareth Southgate did so on Sunday. Asked to assess Germany, whom England face in the Nations League at Wembley on Monday night – in a tie that has become fraught for so many reasons – […]

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Contract will not stop England sacking me, admits Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate has admitted that having two years left on his contract will not protect him from the sack if England flop at the World Cup this winter. Southgate, whose deal runs until December 2024 and takes in that year’s European Championship, is under growing pressure before England close their disastrous Nations League campaign by […]

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Federer’s final tournament ends in loss as Tiafoe seals Laver Cup for Team World

Roger Federer could not hide his disappointment after watching Frances Tiafoe prove the pantomime villain for a second time at this weekend’s Laver Cup as his epic comeback denied the Swiss one final trophy. A 1-6, 7-6, 10-8 victory for the US Open semi-finalist in the 11th match of the Ryder Cup-style team competition over […]

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Poland and Karol Swiderski consign Wales to Nations League relegation

Wales’ World Cup send-off ended in a 1-0 defeat to Poland and relegation from the Nations League’s top tier. Karol Swiderski, just as he had done when the two sides met in Wroclaw in June, came up with a second-half winner to seal Wales’ demotion to League B. Wales needed victory in Cardiff to secure […]

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St Helens will ‘blow everyone out of the water again’ as they target five in a row

The stars of the St Helens side that created Super League history on Saturday say there is no reason their dominance cannot continue for years to come. The Saints became the first side in the modern era to win four successive league titles when they defeated Leeds 24-12 at Old Trafford. Only one other side, […]