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Stuart Lancaster trims World Cup squad down to 45

Lancaster has trimmed his squad down to 45. Credit: PA

England's Rugby World Cup training squad for their Colorado training camp has been reduced from 50 to 45, with Stephen Myler, Elliot Daly, Maro Itoje and Ed Slater returning to their clubs on standby and Nick Easter remaining at Harlequins for treatment on a sore back, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

England's opening World Cup match against Fiji, and every other game throughout the tournament, will be broadcast live on ITV and ITV4.

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Richie Porte loses ground at Giro d'Italia

A late mechanical proved costly for Team Sky's Richie Porte as Nicola Boem (Bardiani-CSF) won stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.

Porte slipped to fourth after losing 47 seconds. Credit: PA

Boem was part of the breakaway which held off the charging peloton in the finale of the 200-kilometres route from Civitanova Marche to Forli.

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) enjoyed an uneventful day to retain the overall leader's pink jersey, with Porte's bid for the maglia rosa hindered by a mishap with around 5km to go.

The Australian, who began the day 22 seconds behind in third, suffered a late and costly mechanical, losing 47 seconds to the Spaniard to slip to fourth.

Porte now trails Contador by one minute nine seconds overall, with Fabio Aru (Astana) the nearest challenger, three seconds behind.

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