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Cardiff Blues lead Zebre 20-6 at half time

Cardiff Blues are leading visitors Zebre 20-6 at half time in their first game of the Pro12 season.

Tries from Tom James, Aled Summerhill and two from Josh Navidi gave the home side the edge after 40 minutes. Zebre were down to 14 men in the closing minutes of the first half after Dries Van Schalkwyk was given a yellow card.

Danny Jones tribute: Praise for Lizzie Jones' performance at Challenge Cup Final

The widow of Danny Jones, has sung in his memory at the Challenge Cup Final in Wembley.

Lizzie Jones - a professional singer - performed 'Abide With Me' before 70,000 fans.

Lizzie Jones sings Abide with Me before the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium Credit: Paul Harding/PA Wire
Lizzie leaves the pitch with her children after singing Credit: Paul Harding/PA Wire


North to set new world record in tomorrow's comeback

Wales star George North will set a new world record when he makes his rugby comeback in tomorrow's Test match against Ireland.

At 23 years and 138 days, Northampton wing North will become the youngest player in rugby union Test match history to reach 50 caps for his country.

George North is poised to set a new world record when he makes his rugby comeback tomorrow. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

North made his Wales debut against South Africa in November 2010, scoring two tries, and what has proved to be a stellar career now hits another notable landmark.

He returns to action for his first appearance since late March. He suffered three concussions last season, but is now fully fit.

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