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Silverstone to host 2015 and 2016 British MotoGP

Start of the MotoGP Race of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, United Kingdom on June 12, 2011. Credit: PA Images

It's been confirmed that one of the biggest events on the motorcycle racing calendar, the British MotoGP, is being held at Silverstone in Northamptonshire this year and next year.

The event was due to be staged at the new Circuit of Wales but construction there has yet to begin so the race will go to Silverstone for the next two years.

It's hosted the race for the past five years. Thousands of fans are expected for the race at the last weekend in August.


Northampton Saints star North to miss Wales' clash with Scotland after head injury

Northampton Saints wing George North will miss Wales's Six Nations clash against Scotland. Credit: PA

Northampton Saints wing George North will miss Wales's Six Nations clash against Scotland at the weekend after taking two blows to his head in the defeat to England.

The sport's governing body, World Rugby, yesterday ruled that North should not have remained on the field of play at the Millennium Stadium.


World Rugby: "George North shouldn't have stayed on the field of play"

George North. Credit: PA Wire

Northampton Saints winger George North should not have remained on the field of play after getting a head injury in the Six Nations match between Wales and England according to World Rugby.

The decision has been released in a statement and it follows a head injury in the 61st minute of Friday night's game.

North came off the field after receiving an accidental boot to the head from England lock Dave Attwood but was able to continue after treatment.

World Rugby, meanwhile, has also announced that it will be "immediately investigating, evaluating and promoting the implementation" of new measures.

These are the practicality of television match official technology being expanded to identify head injuries as they happen on the field.

"The World Rugby head injury protocol clearly states that a player should be immediately and permanently removed from the field of play where there are any visible symptoms or suspicion of a potential concussion. However, following thorough discussions and input from the expert independent Concussion Advisory Group, World Rugby accepts the WRU's explanation that neither the team medical staff nor the independent doctor had sight of the incident, and understands that the medics acted within the framework of information they had at the time and would have taken a different course of action had they had direct pitchside visibility or access to the same broadcast footage seen by those watching on television."

– World Rugby Statement

Andreu given green light for Norwich City debut, while Dorrans could still arrive on loan

Andreu (left) could make his Norwich City debut tomorrow. Credit: PA

New Norwich City signing Tony Andreu is in contention to make his debut for the club in tomorrow's Championship clash with Blackpool.

The Canaries were waiting on clearance from Fifa and the Football League, but that has now been received.

Andreu arrived on deadline day in a £1million deal, and will wear the number 12 shirt at Carrow Road.

“It is really, really exciting for me to be part of this massive club and I’m really happy.

I’m looking forward to playing at the stadium. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Norwich fans. It’s always full and the atmosphere is brilliant.

I have no specific targets, but I just want to play as many games as I can and try to improve as a player, while trying to add something to the team."

– Tony Andreu, Norwich City
Graham Dorrans celebrates scoring for West Brom aganst Burnley earlier this season. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Norwich manager Alex Neil admits that the club could look to sign West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans when the loan window opens next week.

A permanent swap deal involving Martin Olsson fell through minutes before the deadline, but Neil says that the Canaries could revisit the possibility of signing the Scot on a temporary basis in the coming weeks.

Norwich City v Blackpool, Sky Bet Championship, Saturday 7 February, 3pm

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