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The scoreboard at the RDS tells the sorry story for  Montpellier following their crushing defeat to Leinster in the Champions Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inho

It’s probably a long shot that such a person exists, but if there is anyone out there whose twin sporting passions in life are the lads who play crick(...)

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16: Joe Root of England is interviewed after losing the Fifth Test in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Blundstone Arena on January 16, 2022 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Joe Root has declared himself ready to lead England’s Test team into a new and potentially more successful era after their latest miserable collapse s(...)

David Boon: tested positive for the virus but will hope to return in time for the fifth Test in Hobart.   Photograph: Hamish Blair/AFP/Getty

The Ashes series continues to grapple with Covid-19 after match referee David Boon tested positive for the virus and Australia and England were placed(...)

England’s  Joe Root walks off the field after his dismissal on day three of the third Ashes  Test  between Australia and England in Melbourne on December 28th. Photograph: Hamish Blair/AFP

Joe Root has been backed to remain as England’s Test captain by his employers as the inquest into their Ashes humiliation gets under way. It is unders(...)

Faith no more: Philip Lynch with his daughter

“You were studying to be a priest, once, weren’t you?” my teenage daughter asks. “Why did you leave? You know, you have never even talked to me about (...)

Prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern: ‘The Trans-Tasman travel bubble represents a start of a new chapter in our Covid response and recovery, one that people have worked so hard at.’ Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg

After nearly a year shut off from the world, New Zealand is cracking open its borders, with a trans-Tasman travel bubble allowing two-way quarantine-f(...)

 A rescuer stands next to a stranded pilot whale at Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania, Australia where more than 270 whales have been stranded. Photograph: Brodie Weeding/EPA

Rescuers were trying to refloat hundreds of whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania on Tuesday, ho(...)

The headquarters of News Corp Australia in Sydney. Photograph:  Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp will close or stop printing more than 100 regional and community titles across Australia as it succumbs to the market domi(...)

The remains of a car  destroyed by bushfires sits near a home in the town of Balmoral on Monday  in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Getty

An Australian volunteer firefighter died on Monday and two others suffered burns after their truck rolled over when it was hit by extreme winds amid (...)

A New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service volunteer watches a fire burn bushland during back-burning near the town of Kulnura, New South Wales, Australia. Photographer: David Gray/Bloomberg

Christmas is likely to be a muted, even an anxious affair for many Australians this year. All the bushfire smoke that has been shrouding Sydney and Ca(...)

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