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England centre Manu Tuilagi to miss autumn internationals

Manu Tuilagi.

England centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of next month's autumn series because of a groin injury, his club Leicester have announced.

Tuilagi limped off after 15 minutes of Saturday's 25-18 Champions Cup victory over Ulster and will now miss the Tests against New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia.

"I'd be very surprised if Manu plays any part in the autumn. He'll clearly be missing for a few weeks as a minimum," Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill said.

Councillors to decide on Ricoh Arena fate

Councillors in Coventry will make a decision on whether Premiership rugby club Wasps' proposal to take over the Ricoh Arena operating company ACL in a £30million deal.

The council currently share the ownership of the stadium with the Alan Edward Higgs Charity and would retain 10 per cent if the deal goes ahead.

The Ricoh Arena is currently the home of League One Coventry City. Credit: PA

Current tenants, League One side Coventry City, only returned to the stadium in September following a 14-month absence.

If the councillors grant the request it would leave the Sky Blues in limbo, as they may once again be homeless.

Wasps currently play their home fixtures at Adams Park in High Wycombe, meaning it would be a sizeable relocation for the club.

A decision will be made in a meeting on Tuesday at 2pm.

Mike Tindall likes 'his nose with character'

Mike Tindall is considering having his trademark broken nose reset now he has finally retired from professional rugby following a 17 year career in the sport.

Tindall, 35, announced his retirement earlier today on Twitter and told ITV News he was giving surgery on his damaged nose consideration after speaking to friends - including Irish and British Lions legend Brian O'Driscoll.

"I'd quite like to get it so I can breathe [out of it] but at the same time keep some of the character that it has." Tindall said.

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Jonny Wilkinson to retire at the end of the season

File photo dated 18/05/2013 of Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson after winning the European Rugby Cup. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Toulon and former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has announced he will call time on his career at the end of the season.

Wilkinson, made famous by a dramatic World Cup winning drop goal in 2003, broke the news on the website of his current club, Toulon.

Wilkinson retires as one of just five men to score 1000 points in international rugby, with his 1246 second only to New Zealand's Dan Carter.

Ireland win Six Nations after Paris victory

Ireland have pipped England to the Six Nations title after a nailbiting 22-20 victory over France in Paris.

Ireland's Andrew Trimble dives in to score his side's second try during the Six Nations. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

After England's crushing victory over Italy at lunchtime, a French win in Paris would have seen Stuart Lancaster's men take the title.

But a pulsating game saw Ireland run in three tries to give a fitting send-off to iconic centre Brian O'Driscoll in his last ever international game.

Welsh MP plays down Sam Warburton nationality row

A Plaid Cymru MP has attempted to play down a row over Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton after he criticised him for suggesting that he felt British, rather than Welsh.

The Lions captain's comments was responding to claims by an England wing that Wales players "hate England".

Jonathan Edwards yesterday tweeted:

He has now clarified his point:

He also issued a statement saying: "Let's be clear I am not attacking any individual over their identity.

"I would hope that the captain of Wales would feel Welsh. Of course lots of people feel both Welsh and British."

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