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Six Nations 2015: Exeter Chiefs winger named to England squad

Exeter Chiefs winger Jack Nowell is in line to play in this year's Six Nations after being named in Stuart Lancaster's latest England squad.

Nowell is part of a 34-player group selected by Lancaster today ahead of the opening game on the tournament against Wales on February 6. He will compete with Gloucester's Jonny May and Anthony Watson for a place in the starting line-up.

Exeter Chiefs Jack Nowell Credit: David Davies/PA


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Ugwu scores again as Yeovil draw at Preston

Gozie Ugwu scored for Yeovil at Preston. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive

Yeovil Town have drawn 1-1 at promotion-chasing Preston.

Gozie Ugwu gave the Glovers the lead in first half stoppage time with his second goal in two games.

But the home side earned a share of the points when Sylvain Ebanks-Blake equalised fifteen minutes from the end.

Yeovil remain bottom of the table on goal difference.

Chiefs qualify for quarter-finals of Challenge Cup

Henry Slade kicked 15 points. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Exeter Chiefs have qualified for the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup.

The Pool 2 leaders won 33-24 at second placed Connacht. Dean Mumm and Don Armand crossed the line in the second half, adding to a penalty try and 15 points from the boot of Henry Slade.

In the Championship this afternoon, bottom-of-the-table Plymouth Albion lost 22-19 at Nottingham after conceding a last minute penalty.


Ten more days to save Plymouth Albion after second notice of administration

The club say they have been overwhelmed by support from fans. Credit: ITV News

Doubt over the future of struggling rugby club Plymouth Albion continues.

The club revealed today that they have issued a second notice of intention to appoint an administrator.

Wednesday was deadline day for the club to either find financial backers or call in the administrators - they now have another ten days while they negotiate a deal to save the club.

Albion won their first championship match in ten months last weekend.

If the club does go into administration they will also get a points penalty which will almost certainly see them demoted to a lower league.

'Bart's Bash' sets new world record

Andrew 'Bart' Simpson died in 2013 while training for the America's Cup. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive

A global sailing event held in memory of Dorset sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson has been declared a world record.

More than 30,000 people from 60 countries took part in 'Bart's Bash', which was held to raise money for his Foundation.

The Olympic gold medallist from Sherborne died in 2013 while training for the America's Cup.

Plymouth Albion to make further statement on Friday

Plymouth Albion's Brickfields home. Credit: ITV News West Country

It's been confirmed Plymouth Albion Rugby Club will not go into administration.

Albion - who won their first championship match in ten months at the weekend - will make a further statement on Friday. No-one at the club has been available to comment today.

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