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Mallinder refuses to rule himself out England job

Jim Mallinder Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton Saints boss Jim Mallinder has refused to rule himself out of the running to become the next England Coach.

England play their last game of the tournament against Uruguay in Manchester tomorrow night and speculation continues tio grow that the game could be Stuart Lancaster's last in charge.

The Gloucester Citizen is reporting that Mallinder has expressed an interest to coach England should the opportunity arise.

He also said that had he been in charge Dylan Hartley and Luther Burrell would have been included in his world cup squad.

North to switch to centre Credit: PA

Elsewhere Saints star George North will move into Centre for the crunch clash with Australia. The winner will will win the group and are likely to play Scotland in the quarter final.

Kahn Fotuali’i will captain the Samoa side in their final game against Scotland.

All those matches are live on ITV tomorrow.


Norwich City winger Bennett heads to Bristol City on loan

Elliott Bennett (right) shares a joke with Russell Martin. Credit: PA

Norwich City winger Elliott Bennett has joined Championship side Bristol City on loan until January.

The 26-year-old has struggled for minutes at Carrow Road in recent times following the arrivals of Matt Jarvis and Robbie Brady in the summer.

Bennett also spent time on loan at former club Brighton and Hove Albion last season.

Bristol City are currently bottom of The Championship following promotion from League One.

Youngsters in Northamptonshire compete in own Rugby World Cup

Throughout the Rugby World Cup there has been a singular aim of creating a legacy and getting more youngsters playing the sport.

It's already happening in Northamptonshire with hundreds of school children taking part in their own rugby world cup competition in Daventry.

About 400 children from more than 20 schools were taking part in a Festival of Tag Rugby.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

Exhibition underway ahead of new racing festival at Newmarket

About 20,000 people are expected to visit the festival. Credit: ITV Anglia

An exhibition is underway ahead of a new racing festival at Newmarket.

The Rowley Mile will host the inaugural Dubai Champions Festival tomorrow and Saturday. Over £2 million worth of prize money is up for grabs.

About 20,000 people are expected to visit the festival over the two days. It features a special interactive exhibition on Racing Excellence and the history of the Arab horse.

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"This fabulous festival, spanning across two days, £2 million worth of prize money on offer, and alongside the fantastic racing we've got a whole host of activities for people to come and enjoy. Two fantastic days racing, but also two fantastic days out."

– Amy Starkey, Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses
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Ryan ten Doeschate extends stay with Essex

Ryan ten Doeschate Credit: PA

Ryan ten Doeschate has extended his stay with Essex County Cricket Club.

The limited overs captain will stay with the county until 2017. During his stay at the ECG he's led the side to four consecutive quarter finals.

"I am delighted to be staying at this wonderful club. Essex gave me my chance in County Cricket, and I want more than anything to keep repaying them for their faith with a trophy and promotion.

We’ve underachieved as a group this year and we will be working even harder to improve next year.”

– Ryan ten Doeschate

Peterborough United's Aussie defender Elder backs Wallabies to triumph

Millions of people will be glued to ITV tomorrow night (Saturday 3 October) as England prepare to take on Australia in the Rugby World Cup.

It's a huge game for the hosts, with defeat meaning they'll be knocked out of the tournament.

Among those watching on will be Peterborough United defender Callum Elder, but unlike many of the Posh squad, he'll be supporting the Wallabies.

Click below to hear Callum Elder's prediction

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