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Gloucester's Laidlaw pleased Scottish destiny still in own hands

Gloucester Rugby's Greig Laidlaw says he is pleased the World Cup destiny of Scotland is still in their own hands, after they were beaten by South Africa.

Scotland sit second in the group, and will secure qualification if they beat Samoa in their final game next weekend.

Laidlaw told ITV Sport that he was also pleased to have seven days until the next match, to work to improve after yesterday's defeat in Newcastle.


England and Wasps star sees tough week ahead

England and Wasps star Joe Launchbury says he sees a tough week ahead, after England crashed out of their own Rugby World Cup.

England lost at Twickenham to Australia, meaning they exit the tournament, with Wales and Australia progressing to the quarter finals.

Speaking to ITV Sport, Launchbury added that the performance in next week's dead rubber against Uruguay will now be important to ensure England can exit the tournament with some pride.

Motorcyclist injured on A38 in Staffordshire

A motorcyclist has suffered a serious arm injury after he came off his bike and ended up in the central reservation of the A38 in Staffordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the dual carriageway near Barton-under-Needwood shortly after 10.30am this morning.

The man who is in his thirties had a serious wound to his left arm.

The first ambulance crew on scene applied a tourniquet to his arm.

They also decompressed his chest for he had suffered a collapsed lung.

With the air ambulance in attendance too, his wounded arm was bandaged and splinted, he was given pain relief and an anti-haemorrhage agent.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The man was taken by helicopter to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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