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U's goalkeeper signs new deal

Mark Cousins has signed a new deal to stay at Colchester United Credit: ITV Anglia

Colchester United goalkeeper Mark Cousins has signed a new contract to stay at the club.

The 26-year-old was offered a new deal by manager Joe Dunne towards the back end of last season and has now decided to commit his future to the U's.

Cousins will be hoping to establish himself as the U's no.1 next season.

He lost his place to on loan Chelsea 'keeper, Sam Walker, during the last campaign.

New Saints recruit called up to Lions squad

New Northampton Saints signing Alex Corbisiero has been called up to the British and Irish Lions squad.

Corbisiero had been on tour with England in Argentina, but will now fly to Australia to join up with the Lions as a replacement for the injured Cian Healy.

The 24-year-old prop has agreed to sign for Northampton ahead of next season, after leaving London Irish.


Northampton Saints handed tough draw

Northampton Saints have been handed a tough looking draw in the group stages of next season's Heineken Cup.

The Saints will face Pro12 duo Ospreys and Leinster in Pool One.

Remarkably, Northampton will also have to face Castres once again, with Jim Mallinder's outfit being paired with the French champions for the fourth year in a row.

Saints sign new prop

Northampton Saints have announced the signing of Gareth Denman from Championship outfit Rotherham Titans.

The tight-head came through the ranks at Leeds Carnegie before moving to the Titans a year ago.

The 22-year-old played 18 times last season in his debut campaign at Clifton Lane.

He joins the likes of George North and Alex Corbisiero, who have also made the switch to Franklin's Gardens ahead of the new season.

Saints director or Rugby Jim Mallinder said:

"The Championship is one of the toughest leagues to play in if you're a front row forward, and Gareth will have learned a lot very quickly over the past couple of years.

"We believe that Gareth is ready to make the step up to Aviva Premiership level, and that he has the ability to be successful at Franklin's Gardens over the next few years."

– Jim Mallinder, Northampton Saints Director of Rugby

Karate King at 8 years old!

Tay Emmerson Credit: ITV News Anglia

A schoolboy from Norfolk has high-kicked his way to a black belt in karate and in doing so become amongst the youngest in the country to achieve the honour.

Tay Emmerson from Gorleston is only 8 years old but he's been studying the sport since he was two.

Tay showing off some of his moves Credit: ITV News Anglia

He's now a formidable opponent and takes part in adult classes at the Chinto Karate Group.

The pupil from Peterhouse Primary School in Gorleston is now taking part in competitions across Norfolk and Suffolk.


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