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Albion through to B&I Cup quarter-finals

Plymouth Albion and Exeter Chiefs both won today.

Plymouth Albion have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the British and Irish Cup.

Albion finished top of their pool after a 34-23 victory at Nottingham.

Last night, the Cornish Pirates lost 27-23 at Ulster - the winning try was scored in the final minute.

And in the Heineken Cup, Exeter Chiefs won 19-13 at Cardiff Blues. Don Armand scored the Chiefs' only try of the game, with the rest of the points coming from the boot of Gareth Steenson.

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Comfortable win for Plymouth Albion

Plymouth Albion have continued their impressive form in the British and Irish Cup.

The Pool 4 leaders scored six tries in a 39-3 win over Stirling at Brickfields, with Ben Woods crossing the line twice.

Rivals Munster also won tonight. Both teams have 18 points.

With one game remaining in the pool stage, only the top team is guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals.

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Lewis Hamilton's brother wins go-karting challenge

The brother of the Formula One racing driver, Lewis Hamilton, has been showing that good driving runs in the family - he's just beaten Plymouth Albion and Argyle players in a go-karting challenge. Nicolas Hamilton is also a professional racing driver.

He has Cerebral Palsy and couldn't walk unaided until a few years ago. But he isn't letting that hold him back.

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Today's rugby results

In the Premiership, the Exeter Chiefs lost 12-9 at home to Leicester Tigers.

A try-less contest was won by four Toby Flood kicks. Gareth Steenson kicked three penalties for the hosts, and he had an opportunity to snatch a draw in the last minute, but his kick fell just short of the posts.

In the Championship, Plymouth Albion won 16-9 at London Scottish. Aaron Carpenter scored the only try of the match in the first half, with the rest of Albion's points coming from the boot of Declan Cusack.

The Cornish Pirates' match at Rotherham Titans was called off because of snow.

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