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Northampton Saints dealt Corbisiero injury blow

Alex Corbisiero has been ruled out until "early 2015." Credit: PA

Northampton Saints have been dealt a blow with the news that England prop Alex Corbisiero has been ruled out until "early 2015."

The 26-year-old had to come off in Saturday's win over Bath after picking up a shoulder injury.

Scans have now revealed that Corbisiero has suffered a ligament tear which will require surgery.

It means that the former London Irish man will also miss England's autumn internationals, alongside other key front players Tom Youngs, Mako Vunipola and Dan Cole who are also set for spells on the sidelines.


Ipswich Town land Palace star Williams for a second time

Jonny Williams has joined Ipswich Town for a second time. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams has joined Ipswich Town on loan for a second time.

The Welsh international made a big impact during his previous spell at the club last season, making 13 appearances as Town just missed out on the play-offs.

The 20-year-old has agreed a deal that will see him stay at Portman Road for 93 days.

Williams' arrival will be a further boost for Ipswich, who have climbed to 5th in The Championship thanks to a run of four straight wins.

Williams is in line to make his second debut for Town in tomorrow night's clash against Sheffield Wednesday.

FA boss in Suffolk to talk sport

The chairman of the Football Association Greg Dyke has been touring sports facilities in Lowestoft which he hopes will ultimately help protect the future of the game.

He was looking around the new pavilion at Dip Farm and the all weather pitch at Kirkley and Pakefield Community sports and social club.

The FA says it is committed to investing in grassroots football and that these two projects are examples of the work that is going on to improve standards.

Click below to watch a clip with Greg Dyke.

FA chairman opens new pavillion

FA chairman opens new facilities

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke was in Lowestoft today to open new FA funded football facilities. The new pavilion at Dip Farm will improve the matchday experience for local league sides and improve accessibility for disabled fans and women.
Mr Dyke also watched an FA Skills session taking place. The FA is funding two other facilities in the town including the construction of an all weather, floodlit, pitch which has enabled the launch of a 9 aside Monday night league.

Ipswich Town land former West Ham star Collison

Jack Collison has signed for Ipswich. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison on a short-term deal.

The Welsh international has been looking for a club since he was released by the Hammers at the end of last season, and had been training with Town this summer.

Collison has agreed a contract at Portman Road that will run until late December.


Snooker star's comeback after cancer treatment delayed

Ali Carter Credit: ITV Anglia

Essex's Ali Carter has pulled out of a championship event in Bulgaria.

He was due to make a return to professional competition at the event after receiving treatment for a cancerous tumour on his lung. However he's issued a statement saying that because of complications doctors have advised him to rest and he hopes to be back in action in November.

England star Tom Wood tweets emotional tribute to cancer mascot

England rugby star Tom Wood has tweeted an emotional tribute to club mascot Luis Ghaut. The Saints star said Luis, who's just died of bone cancer, had inspired him and given him his proudest moment at the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham in May.

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