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Lions 2013: Australia captain James Horwill cited for alleged stamp on lock Alun-Wyn Jones

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland reacted to the citing of Australia skipper James Horwill by declaring the head "sacrosanct" when it comes to rucking.<p>Horwill faces a disciplinary hearing in Melbourne today at 10.30am BST after allegedly stamping on second row Alun-Wyn Jones in the …

Lions 2013: Warren Gatland lauds result rather than perfomance after victory over Australia

Lions coach Warren Gatland admits his side's first test victory against Australia will be remembered for the Lions' winning result, rather than the quality of their performance.<p>Speaking to reporters in Brisbane on Sunday, Lions coach Gatland said the 23-21 win "was about a little bit of sparring, …

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Beady Eye launch new album ‘BE’ at Rough Trade East instore gig

'This is tiny, innit?', says Liam Gallagher from stage of London record shop<p>Beady Eye launched their second album ‘BE’ with an intimate record store …

First trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Warner Bros. marketing department may be working overtime promoting <b>Man of Steel</b> ahead of its arrival this Friday, but the studio hasn’t forgotten …

Star Wars: Episode VII plot details revealed?

Get those pinches of salt ready…<p>We reported on Sunday that J.J. Abrams would be kicking off filming of <b>Star Wars: Episode VII</b> early 2014 but refused …

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga interview http://gu.com/p/3gfmz 'I'm 28. I have a few years left. It's now or never' The flamboyant Frenchman is dreaming of winning a first grand slam at Wimbledon, but also of a simpler time for him and tennis. Photo: Tom Jenkins

Lions 2013: George North suffers hamstring scare but Tommy Bowe could return for second Test

The Lions’ injury concerns widened on Tuesday to include powerhouse winger George North, who left the field at half-time with what was described as a “tight hamstring”.<p>However, North’s removal was described as “precautionary” by attack coach Rob Howley, who knows the <b>Lions</b> can ill afford to lose a …

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Chris Froome's pursuit of perfection makes him Tour de France favourite

The pursuit of perfection is a relentless business, and Chris Froome is not letting up in his quest to succeed Sir Bradley Wiggins as Great Britain's …

Bradley Wiggins could miss Tour de France with knee injury All the details: http://gu.com/p/3g8k4 Dave Brailsford confirms Wiggins is unable to train properly Photo: Gian Mattia D'Alberto/AP

John Squire confirms The Stone Roses have ‘a few new songs’

Guitarist reveals band planning to record again at 'Made Of Stone' premiere<p>John Squire has said that The Stone Roses have written new songs together …

Red Hot Chili Peppers to begin work on new album in September

Drummer Chad Smith confirms band will begin writing again in autumn<p>Red Hot Chili Peppers will begin work on their next album in September, drummer …

Indie Music

M Night Shyamalan talks Unbreakable sequel

<b>It's probably fair to say that M Night Shyamalan's star has waned somewhat over the last few years, but it's easy to forget that around the time of</b> …

New Man Of Steel image emerges

<b>Whilst we’ve been spoilt for choice over on-set images for The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises , catching a glimpse of Zack Snyder’s Man</b> …

Man of Steel

Zinedine Zidane confirms Real Madrid want to sign ‘outstanding’ Gareth Bale

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has hailed Gareth Bale as one of the top three players in the world and confirmed the club are interested in …

British and Irish Lions 2013: Will Greenwood in conversation with England winger Jason Robinson

In the fifth of a series ahead of the British and Irish Lions Tour three-times tourist Will Greenwood talks to Jason Robinson, the 2001 'bolter' who didn't know who Willie John McBride was before the campaign.<p>When you are selected as a ‘bolter’ on the <b>British and Irish Lions</b> tour – as I was in 1997, …

England v Barbarians: Matt Kvesic and Marland Yarde to make senior debuts for Red Rose as Rob Webber captains

Bath hooker Rob Webber will captain England in Sunday's non-cap international against the Barbarians at Twickenham while Gloucester-bound flanker Matt Kvesic and London Irish wing Marland Yarde will both make their first senior appearances in an England shirt.<p>Wasps wing Christian Wade, voted the …

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