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Saints trio named in England Rugby squad

Dylan Hartley Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Northampton Saints stars Dylan Hartley, Tom Wood, Courtney Lawes have been named in the England Rugby squad to face Australia this weekend.

The trio will line up alongside Norfolk's Ben Youngs as Coach Stuart Lancaster names an unchanged squad for the final Autumn international.

Stuart Lancaster Credit: PA

“It was great to get the win last week and the whole 23 did well so we want to give those guys another chance against an Australian team who will want to finish their season on a high.

“We’ve had great support at Twickenham over the last three games and we are determined to give the fans something to shout about this weekend.”

– Stuart Lancaster, England Coach

England squad to face Australia Forwards (13) Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby) Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons) Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) James Haskell (Wasps) George Kruis (Saracens) Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) Joe Marler (Harlequins) Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby) Matt Mullan (Wasps) Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain) Rob Webber (Bath Rugby) David Wilson (Bath Rugby) Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Backs (10) Brad Barritt (Saracens) Mike Brown (Harlequins) Owen Farrell (Saracens) George Ford (Bath Rugby) Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby) Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby) Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby) Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens) Marland Yarde (Harlequins) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Norwich City defender Toffolo extends Swindon Town stay

Harry Toffolo in action for Norwich City's under 18s. Credit: PA

Promising Norwich City defender Harry Toffolo has extended his loan spell at League One side Swindon Town until the end of the season.

The youngster has impressed during his seven games at the County Ground so far, helping the Robins climb to 2nd.

Toffolo was part of the Norwich side that lifted the FA Youth Cup back in 2013.


Peterborough United swoop for non-league star Beautyman

Harry Beautyman has been in fine form for Welling United. Credit: Keith Gillard

Peterborough United have signed highly-rated Welling United midfielder Harry Beautyman on loan until January, with a view to a permanent deal in the new year.

The 22-year-old has been in fine form for the Conference side this season, scoring 11 goals in 21 games.

He joins a host of players at London Road who have made the jump from non-league football, including Marcus Maddison and Aaron McLean.

Beautyman has rebuilt his career after being released by Leyton Orient, and could make his Posh debut in Friday's game against League One leaders Bristol City.

"A humbling experience" Lewis Hamilton talks about second World Championship title

Lewis Hamilton celebrating his second World Championship title Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has described becoming World Champion again as a "humbling" experience and "sweeter" than last time.

Hamilton, 29, won his second title in Abu Dhabi after finishing third to see off his nearest challenger, Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

He also admitted he thought the new double points system might have seen him miss out on the title.

At a press conference this morning he thanked all the staff back at the factory in Brackley in Northamptonshire.


Congratulations pour in for Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton celebrating his second World Championship title Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Councillors from Lewis Hamilton's home town of Stevenage have been congratulating him on winning his second Formula 1 World Championship and becoming only the fourth Briton to win two world titles.

I’m delighted that local boy Lewis has won the Formula 1 World Championship for the second time. The whole town has been behind him from the start and I know that we’re all proud of everything that he has achieved so far. I look forward to welcoming him home to Stevenage so that we can all celebrate his Championship win.”

– Stevenage Borough Council leader, Cllr Sharon Taylor

“Lewis is one of the great sporting talents that Stevenage has produced and is living proof that with hard work and determination you can achieve great success. To become only the fourth Briton to win two world titles is a huge achievement and I look forward to seeing what next season has in store for him.”

– Simon Speller Chairman of Sport Stevenage
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