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Northampton 34-21 Clermont Auvergne: Five tries from Saints secures win over French side in Champions Cup

Northampton secured back-to-back wins in all competitions for the first time since September as they inflicted a first Champions Cup defeat of the season on Clermont Auvergne. Saints – already out of Europe following four straight reversals – ran in five tries courtesy of Teimana Harrison, Nafi Tuitavake, Ben Foden, Ken Pisi and Cobus Reinach in a 34-21 victory at a buzzing Franklin’s Gardens. The loss for Clermont, last season’s runners-up, also means they must wait until next weekend to secure qualification for the knockout stages. It had been plain…

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Company tries to showcase plus-size fashion, fails dramatically

Bargain clothing website, Wish.com seem to not understand women. We say this with love. How else to explain their advertisement for plus-size tights using – assume the brace position – thin women who are stretching the tights out? That’s right. Instead of opting for a plus-size model to show how the stockings might look on another plus-size person, Wish.com instead opted for thin women to show just how roomy the stockings were on them by stretching them up over their heads, or out, beside their thigh. The advertising reads almost like one of those…

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England score five tries to ease past Lebanon – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device England 29 (22) Tries: Watkins, McGillvary, Hall, Currie, Burgess Goals: Widdop (4) Drop goal: Widdop Lebanon 10 (6) Tries: Kassis, Wehbe Goal: Moses England earned their first win at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup by running in five tries against spirited Lebanon. Having lost their opener to Australia, England led 22-6 at half-time through tries from Kallum Watkins, Jermaine McGillvary, Ryan Hall and Ben Currie. Thomas Burgess ran in a solo try after the break, but England found it hard to…

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England put seven tries past USA to power into World Cup semis

England v USA: World Cup Pool B England (33) 47 Tries: Scarratt, penalty (7pts), Packer 2, Mclean, Wilson-Hardy, Cockayne Cons: Scarratt 5 USA (7) 26 Tries: Zackary, Emba, Tapper, Thomas Cons: Kelter 3 Defending champions England powered into the Women’s World Cup semi-finals with a seven-try win over the USA. Emily Scarratt scored the first try and a penalty try and further scores from Marlie Packer, with a brace, and Katy Mclean saw them lead 33-7 at half-time. Amy Wilson-Hardy and Amy Cockayne added further tries for England, with Kate…

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Evans scores two tries as Wales beat Samoa

Samoa v Wales Samoa (10) 17 Tries: Leiua, Leiataua Cons: Pisi 2 Pens: Pisi Wales (9) 19 Tries: Evans 2 Pens: S Davies 3 Steff Evans scored two tries as Wales twice came from behind to beat Samoa in difficult conditions on the final game of their summer tour. Alapati Leiua’s try gave Samoa the lead but three Sam Davies penalties brought Wales within a point at the break. Wing Evans’ first international try put Wales ahead after 42 minutes, only for Manu Leiataua to restore Samoa’s lead. Wales rallied…

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