David Chisnall looks ahead to the impact of the Rugby World Cup at grass roots level.
Defence suggest to N that Mr Talbot thought he and Witness N had wanted to "spend time together... alone."
N says Mr Talbot suggested he and his schoolmate were "gay lovers", when they weren't, so they'd be "open to the idea of a sexual encounter"
Defence say the star didn't proposition N. They accept he "said something" about "leave room for me", but it was a "throw away remark."
Mr Talbot's lawyer puts it to N that the then teacher made no offer of a sex act. N: "He absolutely did."
Another witness, N, says he went to the Astronomy "sleepover" as part of his studies. Mr Talbot offered use of a telescope for "coursework."
From the witness box, N says Mr Talbot offered him a spare room, started talking about "sexuality", then showed him photos of "naked boys."
N says the then teacher offered to perform a sex act on him. N declined saying he'd a girlfriend. Mr Talbot said he'd do things she couldn't
Mr Talbot apologised, N tells jurors, and offered his bedroom as amends. M and N readied for bed. Mr Talbot then said "leave room for me."
The two boys, both aged 15, went downstairs - says N - to be with the other kids. They agreed between themselves to tell their parents.
N gives evidence that his father phoned the school and spoke to Mr Talbot. The teacher offered to "come round to explain himself."
Jurors hear that Mr Talbot never arrived at N's house. The school headmaster phoned to say he'd left the school with "immediate effect."
Defence tell N it "isn't disputed" that "something happened that night, that your parents complained, and Mr Talbot left the school later."
The 8th day of the Fred Talbot sex abuse trial has begun in Manchester. He faces 10 counts of indecent assault on teenage boys.
Witness M, who can't be identified, says he stayed overnight at Mr Talbot's home for a school arranged "sleepover" on astronomy.
Witness M tells jurors Mr Talbot offered him a room, away from everyone else, then asked him to "come back another night... by myself"
The court hears M then went downstairs to be with all the other youngsters. He later told his parents that Mr Talbot had "propositioned" him
The jury are told that M's parents reported the incident to Altrincham Grammar. When M returned to classes Mr Talbot had left the school.
Defence suggest that M could have "misheard" or be "unclear" about what happened. M: "No. I'm absolutely certain. It was a gamechanger."
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One of the most famous footballers of all time went back to school today.
Sir Bobby Charlton and his wife Lady Norma were in Middleton in Greater Manchester for a special ceremony.
They were signing up the latest school to the Manchester United Foundation, which works to educate, motivate and inspire young people.
And as our correspondent Ashley Derricott reports, the town has special memories for the VIP visitors:
Councillors in Lancashire have delayed making a decision on whether the energy firm Cuadrilla can drill for shale gas at two areas in the county.
There was a large protest outside county hall in Preston by campaigners opposed to the drilling process known as fracking.
The council will now make a decision on the sites near Blackpool in two months' time.
Mark Cueto has today announced he will be retiring at the end of the season.
The 35-year-old winger has been at Sale for 14 years, he's one of the club's all-time greats and the Premiership's record try scorer.
He's been explaining his decision to our sports correspondent David Chisnall: