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Feb 21

Scotland need ‘best-ever’ performance – Townsend

Scotland “can’t wait” to take on England but need a “best-ever” display against the Six Nations champions, says Gregor Townsend.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43145040

Feb 21

Daniel Ricciardo crashes new Red Bull in first test

Daniel Ricciardo crashes Red Bull’s new 2018 Formula 1 car during its first test, it has emerged.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/43146429

Feb 21

Leicester City to pay Football League £3.1m to settle Financial Fair Play dispute

Leicester City are to pay £3.1m to the EFL after settling a Financial Fair Play dispute from the 2013/14 season when the club won the Championship.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43146018

Feb 21

Mark Bakewell: ‘Leicester set pack standards’, says new Tigers forwards coach

New Leicester Tigers forwards coach Mark Bakewell says Welford Road is the spiritual home of English pack play.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43132559

Feb 21

‘He’s like a vacuum, he sucks people in’ – what makes Dembele so special?

Jermaine Jenas believes Mousa Dembele is one of Europe’s best midfielders who has outshone players like Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic this season.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43132605

Feb 21

McLaughlin returns for Ireland women v Wales

Claire McLaughlin is back in the Ireland team in one of four changes for the Women’s Six Nations match against Wales in Dublin.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43145350

Feb 21

Glamorgan Cricket: New contracts for three fast bowlers

Glamorgan hand new contracts to fast bowlers Michael Hogan, Timm van der Gugten and Lukas Carey.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43086002

Feb 21

Scott to return to Edinburgh from Gloucester

Scotland centre Matt Scott will return to former club Edinburgh next season after two years with Gloucester.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43143301

Feb 21

Worcester Warriors: Alafoti Faosiliva signs one-year contract at Sixways

Worcester Warriors’ Samoa international back-row forward Alafoti Faosiliva signs a one-year contract at Sixways.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43142968

Feb 21

Ackermann ‘altercation’ probe dropped

Johan Ackermann and his son will face no further action from police after a nightclub incident.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-43141567

Feb 21

Six Nations 2018: Ireland full-back Rob Kearney anticipating tight Wales encounter

Ireland full-back Rob Kearney is expecting another close tussle with Wales in Saturday’s Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43141665

Feb 21

Six Nations 2018: Scotland unchanged v England; Willem Nel back on bench

Scotland name an unchanged starting XV to face England on Saturday with WP Nel, Tim Swinson and Nick Grigg on the bench.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43142407

Feb 21

Ireland’s Stockdale signs new Ulster deal

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale signs a contract extension which will keep him at Ulster until the summer of 2020.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43141661

Feb 21

Robbie Turley: Welsh boxer banned for doping violation

Welsh boxer Robbie Turley is banned from all sport for a year following an anti-doping violation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/43141427

Feb 21

Flats & Shanks: Brian O’Driscoll gives a unique tour of Dublin

Before the Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales, Brian O’Driscoll provides David Flatman and Tom Shanklin with a unique open-top bus tour of Dublin.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/43138790

Feb 21

Six Nations 2018: Ireland v Wales – Bundee Aki and Chris Farrell to combine

Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki will form a new centre partnership against Wales as Ireland continue to evolve their playing style under Joe Schmidt.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43090312