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Slade to train with England squad

Henry Slade joins England squad Credit: PA: David Davies

Exeter Chiefs Henry Slade is joining the England squad preparing to face Scotland this Saturday in the 6 nations rugby.

The Devon born fly half is included after Saracens centre Brad Barritt's injury means he's been ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

Exeter travellers stop play for 600 footballers

14 football matches have had to be cancelled at King George V playing fields in Exeter Credit: ITV West Country/Jacquie Bird

600 footballers haven't been able to play in Exeter this weekend after travellers set up camp next to their playing fields.

14 football matches have had to be cancelled by the Central Youth Football Club after around 10 caravans parked at the King George V playing fields car park on Friday.

The site is owned by Exeter City Council. A spokesperson said they have attended for an initial inspection.


Jack Nowell to start in key Six Nations clash against Ireland

Jack Nowell in action at last years Six Nations Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Stuart Lancaster has named winger Jack Nowell in his starting side to face Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

The Cornishman will replace Jonny May after his superb form for Exeter Chiefs.

Nowell failed to make the squad for England's first two Six Nations matches despite having played most of the tournament last year.

However after inspiring the Chiefs to a win over Harlequins last weekend, Lancaster could not overlook the winger's scintillating form.

This game could be be key in deciding the championship with England and Ireland the only two unbeaten sides.

Torquay United's manager ahead of their biggest game of the season

Torquay United play the biggest game of their season tomorrow as they host Wrexham in the semi final second leg of the FA Trophy.

The Gulls lost 2-1 in Wales last weekend. But victory in the match at Plainmoor will see them through to the final at Wembley Stadium.

A win would be a boost for morale as well as for the club's finances Credit: ITV News

It would mean a lot to the club financially, it would mean a lot to the fans who thick and thin have supported us.

Finally for the players; it would give them some achievement that is everything in football, forget the money, achieving things in football is everything for me so that's what I want for them.

– Chris Hargreaves, Manager, Torquay Utd

Reaction from the Devon derby

Reuben Reid hit a hat-trick as Plymouth Argyle were victorious in the Devon derby over Exeter City on Saturday.

He became the first player to score three goals in a derby for nearly 80 years:

The 3-1 success at St James Park was the Pilgrims' fourth straight win. Manager John Sheridan said his team fully deserved the three points:

The Grecians are now without a win in six games. Boss Paul Tisdale accused his side of committing some suicidal defending:

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