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LIVE STREAM: Daily Mail RBS Schools Rugby U18 Vase semi-finals

LIVE STREAM: Daily Mail RBS Schools Rugby U18 Vase semi-finals – watch the action unfold here

Daily Mail RBS Schools Rugby

PUBLISHED:

11:03 GMT, 3 March 2013

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UPDATED:

11:15 GMT, 3 March 2013

The Daily Mail RBS Schools Rugby has officially entered the business end of the competition with the Finals at Twickenham now only weeks away.

It's day two at Broadstreet RFC where the semi-finals for this season's tournament which is the biggest schools competition in the world of rugby.

Today's games in the Under 18s Vase pits Felsted against St Ambrose College (11am) followed by Yarm versus Plymouth College (1pm).

Yesterday, in the main Cup competition, champions Dulwich and Northampton School for Boys won their semi-finals against Hampton and Warwick respectively.

And two places in the prestigious Vase Final on March 23 are up for grabs. Who will be there Find out here and watch all the drama as it unfolds on the video player below…

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League Two round up: Northampton beat Shots as Accrington hold Plymouth

League Two round up: Northampton beat Shots as Accrington hold Plymouth

PUBLISHED:

18:36 GMT, 22 December 2012

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UPDATED:

18:36 GMT, 22 December 2012

Just two npower League Two fixtures took place on Saturday after the inclement weather forced all other games to be postponed.

In the matches that went ahead Northampton secured their first home win in five with a 2-0 success over struggling Aldershot.

Jake Robinson fired Northampton into the lead just after half-time, before Clive Platt sealed the win in stoppage time.

Leveling up: Accrington's James Beattie scores against Plymouth

Leveling up: Accrington's James Beattie scores against Plymouth

In the other fixture Accrington came from a goal behind to draw 1-1 at home to Plymouth.

Onismor Bhasera put Argyle ahead from close range, only for player-coach James Beattie to level for Accrington, who had goalkeeper Paul Rachubka sent off late on.

Drink drive killer goalkeeper Luke McCormick plays first game for Truro City

Drink-drive killer keeper McCormick plays first game in four years after joining Truro

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UPDATED:

10:31 GMT, 11 November 2012

Goalkeeper Luke McCormick played his first match on Saturday since being released from prison for killing two children in a car crash over four years ago.

The 29-year-old featured for non-league Truro City as they lost 3-2 in their FA Trophy clash at Blue Square Bet South league rivals Farnborough FC in Hampshire on Saturday.

He was jailed in October 2008 after he admitted causing the deaths of Arron Peak, 10, and Ben Peak, 8, on the M6 in Staffordshire having been drunk behind the wheel.

Back in business: Luke McCormick played his first game in over four years after being released from prison in June

Back in business: Luke McCormick played his first game in over four years after being released from prison in June

McCormick was twice the drink-driving limit when the crash happened as he was returning from former team-mate David Norris’s wedding in Bolton.

Arron and Ben were travelling to Silverstone racetrack for a day out with their father and three friends when their Toyota Previa people-carrier was hit by McCormick’s Range Rover at 5.44am on June 7.

Truro were desperately in need of a goalkeeper after regular stopper Tim Sandercombe was injured last week.

McCormick was playing for Plymouth Argyle at the time of the car crash and his contract was terminated by mutual consent after he had been charged and bailed.

McCormick

Top stop

Not a happy return: McCormick's side, rock bottom of their league, lost 3-2 to Farnborough in the FA Trophy

His last match was for the club in May 2008 against Wolves.

Paulo Di Canio brought him in to train with Swindon during the summer but released him in August.

'We were happy to help a person who had paid his price,' said the Italian manager.

'But I don't think it was right to sign him as we are not a recovery clinic.'

McCormick was been released from jail just one day before the fourth anniversary of the boys’ deaths.

Amanda and Phil Peak, parents of the two children who lost their lives, revealed their hurt at the timing of McCormick’s release.

Angry: Phillip Peak and Amanda Peak were upset with the timing of McCormick's release

Angry: Phillip Peak and Amanda Peak were upset with the timing of McCormick's release

Mrs Peak said: ‘On a day when we should have been remembering our precious little boys, all we’ll be doing is thinking, “that b******’s got his freedom back”.'

‘To hear he was being let out on that date, it was honestly almost as bad as the day I found out I had lost them both — it’s a catastrophic insult.

‘What would a few extra days mean He has already only served half his sentence.’

Mrs Peak also said she wanted to confront McCormick. She said: ‘I want to look him in the eye to see if he’s remorseful, because that’s the only way I’ll be able to tell.’

Mr Peak, from Partington in Manchester, was at the wheel of the Toyota and suffered serious injuries that left him in a wheelchair.

Not taken on: McCormick was on trial at Swindon but Paulo Di Canio let him go

Not taken on: McCormick was on trial at Swindon but Paulo Di Canio let him go

FA Youth Cup – Third Round Draw: Manchester United face last season"s semi-finalists Burnley

FA Youth Cup – Third Round Draw: Manchester United face last season's semi-finalists Burnley

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UPDATED:

15:51 GMT, 2 November 2012

Manchester United, Youth Cup winners a record 10 times, start with a home clash against last season's semi-finalists Burnley.

Holders Chelsea face an away trip in thethird round after being drawn to face Colchester United or Camberley Town or Faversham Town.

Colchester’s First Round Proper tie with Camberley is being played tonight.

Scroll down for the full draw

Champions: Chelsea celebrate victory over Blackburn in last season's final

Champions: Chelsea celebrate victory over Blackburn in last season's final

Chelsea beat Blackburn 4-1 over two legs in last season’s final. Rovers, who did win the second leg of The Final at Ewood Park, are at home to Leicester City.

Liverpool go to Swindon Town or Cirencester Town, and there are eye-catching ties between Arsenal and Newcastle United, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion, and Manchester City and Sunderland.

Cirencester from Gloucestershire, tantalisingly one win away from meeting the Merseyside giants, won 5-2 against Mangotsfield United in the First Round last night. The attendance was a modest 57.

Final flourish: Lucas Piazon of Chelsea races clear, pursued by Kellen Daly (left) during the 2012 final, second leg at Ewood Park

Final flourish: Lucas Piazon of Chelsea races clear, pursued by Kellen Daly (left) during the 2012 final, second leg at Ewood Park

FA YOUTH CUP – THIRD ROUND DRAW

Milton Keynes Dons or Stevenage v Wigan Athletic

Arsenal v Newcastle United

Manchester United v Burnley

Oldham Athletic or Coventry City v Bristol Rovers

Hull City v Swansea City

Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion

Swindon Town or Cirencester Town v Liverpool

Fulham v Middlesbrough

Oxford United or Plymouth Argyle v Barnsley

AFC Wimbledon or Cheltenham Town v Tottenham Hotspur

Crystal Palace v Bury or Port Vale

Burton Albion or Bottesford Town v Sheffield Wednesday

Northampton Town or York City v AFC Totton or Canvey Island

Brentford or Brentwood Town v Reading

Derby County v Doncaster Rovers or Gateshead

Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers

Rochdale or Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra or Scunthorpe

Millwall v Blackpool

Faversham Town v Chelsea

Southampton v Everton

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Charlton Athletic

Brighton & Hove Albion v Stoke City

Lincoln City or Hartlepool United v Huddersfield Town

Aldershot Town v West Ham United

Peterborough United v Aston Villa

Bolton Wanderers v Portsmouth or Woking

Blackburn Rovers v Leicester City

Stourbridge or Bradford City v Crawley Town or Histon

Watford v Leeds United

Manchester City v Sunderland

Bristol City v Ipswich Town

Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City

Ties to be played before December 15

Fulham chase Plymouth goalkeeper Christian Walton

Fulham to bid 300k for Plymouth stopper Walton as Premier League rivals circle

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UPDATED:

22:06 GMT, 15 October 2012

Fulham are lining up a 300,000 move for Plymouth's teenage goalkeeper Christian Walton.

The 18-year-old has got Premier League scouts flocking to the League Two club to check on his progress.

On the lookout: Martin Jol wants to add Plymouth's young goalkeeper to his ranks

On the lookout: Martin Jol wants to add Plymouth's young goalkeeper to his ranks

But Martin Jol is ready to table an offer to secure a deal before his rivals can snap him up.

The Cottagers currently have two goalkeeping prospects out on loan, Neil Etheridge and Marcus Bettinelli, at Bristol Rovers and Dartford respectively.

Edgar Davids watches Barnet lose 4-1 to Plymouth Argyle at Underhill

Second thoughts, Edgar Barnet soundly beaten as Davids makes dugout debut

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UPDATED:

17:31 GMT, 13 October 2012

Holland legend Edgar Davids' first job on matchday was to greet the Barnet mascot – a giant furry Bee called Mr Bumble – as he began life in his new role as player-co-head coach.

That was probably the highlight for the former Holland international who watched the north London club soundly beaten at home by Plymouth Argyle.

Argyle took the lead after just two minutes and ran out 4-1 victors at Underhill, leaving the Bees cut adrift by five points at the bottom of nPower League Two.

Buzz off! Barnet mascot Mr Bumble greets the new face at Underhill

Buzz off! Barnet mascot Mr Bumble greets the new face at Underhill

Davids has taken the role as part of his
grand plan to enter management, but was not on the team sheet, despite
his insistence that his playing days are not over. Just yet.

Davids, who has won 74 international caps
and the Champions League with Ajax in 1995, has joined the club tasked with helping improve a run which sees them ensconced at the bottom of the Football League.

‘I got contacted and invited to the
facility and I was really impressed,’ he said following his first day of training with the club on Friday.

All change Barnet went behind after just two minutes of the match

All change Barnet went behind after just two minutes of the match

All change Barnet went behind after just two minutes of the match

‘I was also impressed
by the talent walking around and I was wondering how they were
under-achieving.

‘I am doing my coaching badges in the
Netherlands so from that perspective it is a great opportunity to start
an adventure. I can learn from Mark how things are done because he has
the Premier League under his belt. I don’t know all the answers to the
football questions.

‘We will have some fights but the
bottom line is to fight to get results. You don’t grow if you comply
together all the time. I believe strongly in putting cards on the table
and having your own opinion. One goal in mind is to get results with
Barnet and developing players.’

The only way is up: Argyle hammered four past hapless Barnet at Underhill

The only way is up: Argyle hammered four past hapless Barnet at Underhill

The future's bright, the future's orange! Davids hopes to start a career in management

The future's bright, the future's orange! Davids hopes to start a career in management

The future's bright, the future's orange! Davids hopes to start a career in management

Edgar Davids watches Barnet lose 5-1 to Plymouth Argyle at Underhill

Second thoughts, Edgar Barnet soundly beaten as Davids makes dugout debut

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UPDATED:

16:10 GMT, 13 October 2012

Holland legend Edgar Davids' first job on matchday was to greet the Barnet mascot – a giant furry Bee called Mr Bumble – as he began life in his new role as player-co-head coach.

That was probably the highlight for the former Holland international who watched the north London club soundly beaten at home by Plymouth Argyle.

Argyle took the lead after just two minutes and ran out 4-1 victors at Underhill, leaving the Bees cut adrift by five points at the bottom of nPower League Two.

Buzz off! Barnet mascot Mr Bumble greets the new face at Underhill

Buzz off! Barnet mascot Mr Bumble greets the new face at Underhill

Davids has taken the role as part of his
grand plan to enter management, but was not on the team sheet, despite
his insistence that his playing days are not over. Just yet.

Davids, who has won 74 international caps
and the Champions League with Ajax in 1995, has joined the club tasked with helping improve a run which sees them ensconced at the bottom of the Football League.

‘I got contacted and invited to the
facility and I was really impressed,’ he said following his first day of training with the club on Friday.

All change Barnet went behind after just two minutes of the match

All change Barnet went behind after just two minutes of the match

All change Barnet went behind after just two minutes of the match

‘I was also impressed
by the talent walking around and I was wondering how they were
under-achieving.

‘I am doing my coaching badges in the
Netherlands so from that perspective it is a great opportunity to start
an adventure. I can learn from Mark how things are done because he has
the Premier League under his belt. I don’t know all the answers to the
football questions.

‘We will have some fights but the
bottom line is to fight to get results. You don’t grow if you comply
together all the time. I believe strongly in putting cards on the table
and having your own opinion. One goal in mind is to get results with
Barnet and developing players.’

The only way is up: Argyle hammered four past hapless Barnet at Underhill

The only way is up: Argyle hammered four past hapless Barnet at Underhill

The future's bright, the future's orange! Davids hopes to start a career in management

The future's bright, the future's orange! Davids hopes to start a career in management

The future's bright, the future's orange! Davids hopes to start a career in management

Joleon Lescott could lose Manchester City place

Lescott the next headache as defender faces losing City place to Nastasic

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UPDATED:

21:30 GMT, 24 September 2012

England manager Roy Hodgson is set to face another defensive crisis with Joleon Lescott in danger of losing his place at Manchester City.

Hodgson is coming to terms with the retirement of John Terry, and to make things worse it is understood City boss Roberto Mancini plans to gradually integrate new signing Matija Nastasic to replace Lescott.

Along with Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill, Lescott is one of only three experienced central defenders available to Hodgson unless he decides to recall Rio Ferdinand.

Under threat: Joleon Lescott (centre) could lose his place at Manchester City

Under threat: Joleon Lescott (centre) could lose his place at Manchester City

Lescott started the recent qualifiers against Ukraine and Moldova, but Mancini has misgivings about his ability on the ball and gave Serbia centre back Nastasic his debut in last week’s Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.

City have made no move to open contract talks with Lescott, even though he has just two years left on his deal and was ready to discuss a new one. The same, incidentally, applies to Gareth Barry and James Milner. But Lescott has vowed not to complain.

Favoured: Matija Nastasic (left) has been brought in by Roberto Mancini

Favoured: Matija Nastasic (left) has been brought in by Roberto Mancini

He said last night: ‘Obviously it hurt not to play in Madrid, but you have to respect the manager’s decision. Matija has looked strong. I just have to work hard. Going knocking on managers’ doors isn’t really my style. I don’t think my mum would be very happy. A few years ago I was playing away at Plymouth on Tuesday nights. Now Tuesday nights mean Champions League. I’m grateful for what I have. So I won’t be rocking the boat.’

London 2012 Paralympics: Jonathan Fox wins swimming gold

Britain's Paralympic medal rush continues as Fox swims to 100m backstroke gold

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UPDATED:

18:51 GMT, 30 August 2012

Jonathan Fox became Great Britain's first Paralympic champion in the pool at London 2012 after he won a thrilling S7 100 metres backstroke race at the Aquatics Centre.

The 21-year-old had lowered his own world record this morning in the heats, dipping under 1min 10secs for the first time.

Effectively, the race was a duel between Fox and Yevheniy Bohodayko with the Briton appearing to have sealed victory by the 75m mark.

Champion: Jonathan Fox Britain celebrates after winning gold in the 100m backstroke

Champion: Jonathan Fox Britain celebrates after winning gold in the 100m backstroke

However, the Ukrainian came back with every stroke but Fox held him off to touch in one minute 10.46 seconds to upgrade his silver medal from Beijing.

After leaving the water, Fox played to the crowd who were ecstatic.

He said: 'It was a good time – 1:10 – I thought I was going to pip the world record again.

'I am very happy I got a gold medal.

'In the final it's all about getting that gold medal around your neck which I have done so I am really happy.'

The Plymouth-born swimmer realised how close his rival was getting in the final metres and admitted it became a struggle.

Making a splash: Fox swims to victory in the backstroke finalMaking a splash: Fox swims to victory in the backstroke final

Making a splash: Fox swims to victory in the backstroke final

He said: 'When I turned at 50 I was feeling good but the last 25 my legs blew up.

'You are always thinking in the back of your mind 'I can see the guy in lane five coming back' and you are dying inside and you just want to finish it'

'I just stuck to it and hit the wall fast.'

Of his celebrations where his inner showman emerged, whipping up the crowd in all parts of the venue, Fox said: 'It comes once every four years and you just want to stop time for a second and feel the atmosphere.'

I can't look! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watches Fox win gold

I can't look! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watches Fox win gold

Balram Chainrai withdraws Portsmouth offer

It's not me, it's you! Chainrai blasts Portsmouth as investor withdraws offer to buy club

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UPDATED:

07:28 GMT, 15 August 2012

Portsmouth are on the brink of liquidation after Balram Chainrai withdrew his bid to buy the troubled club.

The former owner, who twice put the club into administration, issued a lengthy statement on Wednesday citing his reasons.

More to follow…

It gets worse: Portsmouth were dumped out of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday after losing to Plymouth

It gets worse: Portsmouth were dumped out of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday after defeat at Plymouth