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The Six Nations clash between England and Wales is no grudge match - it is so much bigger than that

The Six Nations clash between England and Wales is no grudge match - it is so much bigger than that

CHRIS FOY IN CARDIFF: This is no petty, parochial squabble. It is not merely about hatred and history and cross-border spite, although that will bubble beneath the surface

England collapse as Sheldon Cottrell takes five wickets to haul West Indies level in one-day series

England collapse as Sheldon Cottrell takes five wickets to haul West Indies level in one-day series

PAUL NEWMAN IN BARBADOS: Just as West Indies shocked England in the first Test in Barbados they did it again here on Friday to bring this one-day series alive.

Hodgson inspired by David Attenborough as Palace boss becomes top flight's oldest ever manager

Hodgson inspired by David Attenborough as Palace boss becomes top flight's oldest ever manager

Roy Hodgson is taking inspiration from Sir David Attenborough as he becomes the oldest manager to take charge of a Premier League match.

England v Wales - FORM GUIDE

England v Wales - FORM GUIDE

Wales host England in Cardiff on Saturday in a match that could decide the fate of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations. Sportsmail's NIK SIMON assesses which players could prove decisive.

Marcelo claims Kylian Mbappe is more difficult to face than Lionel Messi

Marcelo claims Kylian Mbappe is more difficult to face than Lionel Messi

Having kept out Lionel Messi as Lyon claimed a 0-0 draw against Barcelona this week, Marcelo believes the French teenager has the upper hand.

Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre announces retirement from mixed martial arts 

Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre announces retirement from mixed martial arts 

Former two-weight UFC champion Georges St-Pierre has announced the end of his professional mixed martial arts career.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez to keep the faith with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka despite recent form

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez to keep the faith with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka despite recent form

The Slovakian's blunders have been scrutinised during live television games, the latest coming after Wolves defender Willy Boly climbed above him to score a 94th-minute equaliser.

England’s ‘Ferrari’ Jonny May revved up for Six Nations clash with Wales

England’s ‘Ferrari’ Jonny May revved up for Six Nations clash with Wales

After taking the slow road to Cardiff on Friday, England are ready to wheel out their 'Ferrari' and produce another fast start on Saturday night in their quest to beat Six Nations title rivals Wales.

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny substituted against BATE Borisov as a 'precaution'

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny substituted against BATE Borisov as a 'precaution'

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny had to be substituted due to injury as his side took on BATE Borisov on Thursday night in the second leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie.

Stoke keeper Jack Butland to wear tribute kit in memory of Gordon Banks

Stoke keeper Jack Butland to wear tribute kit in memory of Gordon Banks

Stoke keeper Jack Butland will don a one-off strip to pay tribute to his former mentor and England legend Gordon Banks. Banks died at the age of 81 on February 12 after a battle with cancer.

Transfer ban puts Chelsea in chaos: Hazard stuck and kids in limbo

Transfer ban puts Chelsea in chaos: Hazard stuck and kids in limbo

MATT LAWTON: Chelsea have been thrown into turmoil by a two-window transfer ban, with Manchester City expected to be hit with a similar sanction from FIFA.

Wales dealt boost as Dan Biggar looks to recover in time for Six Nations showdown with England

Wales dealt boost as Dan Biggar looks to recover in time for Six Nations showdown with England

Wales have issued a positive update on fly-half Dan Biggar ahead of next Saturday's Guinness Six Nations showdown against England at the Millenium Stadium.

Talk about Gordon Banks not Saido Berahino's drink-driving charge, says Stoke manager Nathan Jones

Talk about Gordon Banks not Saido Berahino's drink-driving charge, says Stoke manager Nathan Jones

Stoke boss Nathan Jones says the controversy around Saido Berahino’s drink-drive charge has cast a shadow over tributes to the late, great Gordon Banks.

Chelsea's transfer tactics highlighted by Bertrand Traore case

Chelsea's transfer tactics highlighted by Bertrand Traore case

Traore first appeared to land at Chelsea in August 2010, when Burkina Faso’s sports minister prematurely announced the player would sign for the club.

Wales are masters of the ruck so England must win the battle of the breakdown in Six Nations clash

Wales are masters of the ruck so England must win the battle of the breakdown in Six Nations clash

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: This could be a classic in Cardiff. The winners will wake up on Sunday morning and realise they are set up for a special World Cup year while the losers will look beatable.

Tom Heaton on his complex relationship at Burnley with rival Joe Hart

Tom Heaton on his complex relationship at Burnley with rival Joe Hart

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY IAN LADYMAN: The first week of August and Tom Heaton was at home when Joe Hart rang him. ‘Joe says: “I wanted to run this by you... I am signing for your club”.

West Ham 3-1 Fulham: Javier Hernandez scores with his left hand

West Ham 3-1 Fulham: Javier Hernandez scores with his left hand

KIERAN GILL AT THE LONDON STADIUM: The instant replays on the big screens only shovelled salt into the wounds for Claudio Ranieri, who felt Fulham were the victims of an injustice.

How can Chelsea avoid another shameful humiliation against Man City?

How can Chelsea avoid another shameful humiliation against Man City?

The 6-0 has left Sarri as the odds-on favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post, amid fan anger at his tactical inflexibility and predictable team selections.

Cardiff 1-5 Watford: Gerard Deulofeu scores hat-trick and Deeney adds two more

Cardiff 1-5 Watford: Gerard Deulofeu scores hat-trick and Deeney adds two more

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT CARDIFF CITY STADIUM: This was a mauling, a brutal dissection of Cardiff that leaves them right back in the dirt. This will sting.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution at a Florida spa that is allegedly tied to an international human trafficking ring.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: An hour enough to prepare for Man City

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: An hour enough to prepare for Man City

Chelsea boss Sarri will spend only one hour preparing his players to face Manchester City in Sunday's Carabao Cup final at Wembley, despite his job potentially resting on the result.

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao tease fans by posting training videos

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao tease fans by posting training videos

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao both teased fans with the prospect of a rematch after posting near-identical videos of themselves in the gym. A rematch has long been rumoured.

How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revolutionised Manchester United

How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revolutionised Manchester United

CHRIS WHEELER If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his way at Old Trafford, Liverpool will discover just how far Manchester United have come since these two bitter enemies last met in December.

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool have perfect opportunity to strike back against Manchester United  

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool have perfect opportunity to strike back against Manchester United  

Jurgen Klopp believes his team have the perfect opportunity to strike back in a clash with Manchester United that he has labelled 'THE game'.

Jurgen Klopp backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stay at Man United

Jurgen Klopp backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stay at Man United

United have surged into the top four under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning 11 of his first 13 games in charge, and they host title chasing Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Wales aiming to turn up heat on England's ‘world-class’ fly-half Owen Farrell

Wales aiming to turn up heat on England's ‘world-class’ fly-half Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell will be in Welsh cross-hairs on Saturday afternoon when England and their captain come to Cardiff. Gareth Anscombe said: 'Clearly Owen has been at his best for England lately.

Alexander-Arnold on how he uses mauling by  Rashford as motivation

Alexander-Arnold on how he uses mauling by Rashford as motivation

It still hurts. It doesn't matter that it was 11 months ago, Trent Alexander-Arnold can still feel the sting of that Saturday night as he worked out what words to punch into his phone.

ECB chief Colin Graves in embarrassing U-turn over Hundred at the Oval

ECB chief Colin Graves in embarrassing U-turn over Hundred at the Oval

PAUL NEWMAN IN BARBADOS: ECB chairman Colin Graves was forced into an embarrassing climbdown on Friday over his attempt to stop Surrey staging matches.

Slimline James DeGale has enough to tame young lion Chris Eubank Jnr

Slimline James DeGale has enough to tame young lion Chris Eubank Jnr

JEFF POWELL: Will the real James DeGale stand up and fight on the Greenwich peninsula on Saturday night? If so, en garde for a humdinger which ends with his arm raised in resurrection.

MARTIN KEOWN: Kids must benefit from Chelsea's transfer ban

MARTIN KEOWN: Kids must benefit from Chelsea's transfer ban

MARTIN KEOWN: The transfer ban that was announced on Friday is the best thing that could have happened to any young player at Chelsea for 20 years.

FIFA correct to demand movement of young players is closely monitored

FIFA correct to demand movement of young players is closely monitored

MATT LAWTON - COMMENT: Judging by the sanctions imposed on Friday, FIFA want the relevant bodies to be made aware of any such movement. And quite right too.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer jokes that Sir Alex Ferguson will take Man United team talk against Liverpool

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer jokes that Sir Alex Ferguson will take Man United team talk against Liverpool

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would welcome Sir Alex Ferguson giving his Manchester United team talk on Sunday, to hammer home just how much it would mean to beat Liverpool.

PFA chief Gordon Taylor finally unveils review plans for players' union

PFA chief Gordon Taylor finally unveils review plans for players' union

Gordon Taylor finally announced on Friday that he had appointed a company to review the structure of the players’ union — three months after he said he would.

Arsenal to offer technical director role to Roma chief Monchi

Arsenal to offer technical director role to Roma chief Monchi

The Spaniard has a release clause in his contract, believed to be around £1million. The fee will not deter the Gunners, who were drawn against Rennes in the Europa League last 16.

Paul Nicholls could enjoy more success with Adrien Du Pont in the 888Sport Handicap Chase at Kempton

Paul Nicholls could enjoy more success with Adrien Du Pont in the 888Sport Handicap Chase at Kempton

A week on from his ‘great eight’ trainer Paul Nicholls could enjoy more success in a prestigious handicap courtesy of Adrien Du Pont (Kempton, nap, 3.35) in the 888Sport Handicap Chase.

Javier Hernandez gets away with handball equaliser for West Ham against Fulham

Javier Hernandez gets away with handball equaliser for West Ham against Fulham

Referee Lee Mason and his assistants failed to spot a clear hand ball by Javier Hernandez as he converted West Ham's equaliser against Fulham.

If Chelsea twist again they should look to home hero Frank Lampard

If Chelsea twist again they should look to home hero Frank Lampard

PETER CROUCH: The first point to make is important: this is not a column that is advocating the sacking of Maurizio Sarri.

Nemanja Vidic: If Manchester United match Liverpool's aggression and energy then they will win

Nemanja Vidic: If Manchester United match Liverpool's aggression and energy then they will win

NEMANJA VIDIC: When I was playing for Manchester United, Liverpool were trying to stop us winning the title. Now we’re in that situation.

James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jnr weigh in without hitch as they square off for final time

James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jnr weigh in without hitch as they square off for final time

Chris Eubank Jnr surprisingly scaled heavier than James DeGale at the weigh-in for their Saturday night grudge fight for the fringe IBO world super/middleweight title.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaps praise on Man United star Paul Pogba

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaps praise on Man United star Paul Pogba

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Paul Pogba as one of a kind in world football as he prepares to unleash the Frenchman on Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah is put through his paces as Liverpool prepare for Manchester United showdown

Mohamed Salah is put through his paces as Liverpool prepare for Manchester United showdown

Liverpool players were put through their paces at Melwood on Friday morning ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester United.

Cantona hails Solskjaer's impact on Pogba since he took over

Cantona hails Solskjaer's impact on Pogba since he took over

Eric Cantona waxed lyrical about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's impact on Manchester United and Paul Pogba. The club legend was full of praise for the interim manager.

Aymeric Laporte signs new deal to remain at Premier League champions Manchester City until 2025

Aymeric Laporte signs new deal to remain at Premier League champions Manchester City until 2025

Aymeric Laporte has signed a two-year extension to his current Manchester City contract, committing the 24-year-old to the premier League champions until 2025.

Jurgen Klopp hails the return of Van Dijk as Liverpool arrive for training ahead of Man United clash

Jurgen Klopp hails the return of Van Dijk as Liverpool arrive for training ahead of Man United clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is delighted to have Virgil van Dijk back from suspension for his side's huge Premier League showdown with Manchester United.

Mo Salah admits to Premier League title pressure as he meets Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher

Mo Salah admits to Premier League title pressure as he meets Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher

With just 12 games to go the Reds sit second in the top flight behind City on goal difference. However Jurgen Klopp's side have a game in hand, giving them an opportunity to open up a three-point gap.

Chelsea put England assistant Steve Holland top of list to replace Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea put England assistant Steve Holland top of list to replace Maurizio Sarri

England assistant manager Steve Holland has emerged as a contender to take over at Chelsea if Maurizio Sarri is sacked. Sarri is clinging on to his job after a miserable run of form.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first Manchester derby is on April 24 as Sky and BT release April TV fixtures

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first Manchester derby is on April 24 as Sky and BT release April TV fixtures

Manchester United 's interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take charge of his first Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Wednesday April 24, live on Sky Sports.

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, February 23 

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, February 23 

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Saturday's meetings at Wolverhampton, Kempton, Newcastle, Lingfield and Chepstow.

Premier League team news: Discover who's in and out

Premier League team news: Discover who's in and out

Keep track of all the Premier League team news ahead of this weekend's matches. You can find out who's in and who's out for all the matches with our new look graphic guides...

Dan Evans moves into semi-finals of the ATP Delray Beach Open

Dan Evans moves into semi-finals of the ATP Delray Beach Open

Dan Evans scored another impressive victory to take him into the semi-finals of the ATP Delray Beach Open in Florida. This latest win comes less than a year after his comeback from suspension.

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