Recent articles by Gavin Mortimer

England head coach Stuart Lancaster

Springbok test is first must-win battle for Lancaster's England

Preview Fri 14 Nov, AT 09:47

Coach, crowd and players will be under intense scrutiny at Twickenham on Saturday

Semesa Rokoduguni: from battlefield to world stage

Profile Fri 7 Nov, AT 15:07

Having cut his teeth on patrol in Afghanistan, Semesa Rokoduguni now faces a new challenge – scoring against the All Blacks

MK Dons player Dele Alli

‘English Messi’ Dele Alli snubs Arsenal and Chelsea

Transfer Talk Fri 19 Sep, AT 11:17

Teenage sensation rejects overtures from Premier League giants to stay with MK Dons

Arsenal to miss out on Brazilian playmaker Luiz Gustavo

Transfer Talk Wed 17 Sep, AT 12:36

Wolfsburg star dismisses rumours of a move to either Arsenal or Manchester United

Tuilagi returns for England, but O'Driscoll takes centre stage

Preview Fri 14 Mar, AT 09:35

English centre to feature against Italy, but Ireland will win title with victory over France

England Wales rugby

Reborn England crush Wales to set up rousing Six Nations finale

Match Report Mon 10 Mar, AT 08:43

Future looks bright for superior England, but Ireland remain favourites for the title

Brian O'Driscoll

Young England set for 'brawl' with O'Driscoll and old Ireland

Preview Fri 21 Feb, AT 08:33

Veteran centre will earn record 139th cap, England have 20-year-old fly-half Ford on the bench

Why French tolerate trysts, but are up in arms over gay sex

Talking Point Thu 30 Jan, AT 10:43

France was unfussed by Hollande's infidelity, but issue of same-sex relationships is a 'battleground'

Liverpool FC sign Dunkin Doughnuts deal

Liverpool FC mark obesity week with Dunkin' Donuts deal

First Reaction Fri 17 Jan, AT 09:32

Reds unveil new partner that takes club to 'top of the commercial league'

All Blacks make history with sensational win over Ireland

Match Report Mon 25 Nov, AT 09:09

Ireland stunned by incredible last-ditch victory for New Zealand, who finish the year unbeaten

French football team

World Cup: France off to Brazil after incredible comeback

Match Report Wed 20 Nov, AT 09:06

Embattled president Francois Hollande takes heart as Les Bleus perform a miracle in Paris

England on the right track after thrilling New Zealand Test

Point of View Mon 18 Nov, AT 09:09

Forwards yielded nothing to the mighty All Blacks, but work is needed on the back line

New Zealand rugby team

All Blacks eye history after last year's England 'donkey licking'

Preview Fri 15 Nov, AT 09:03

Mighty New Zealand aiming to maintain their winning streak and exact Twickenham revenge

Alex Corbisiero

Corbisiero injury puts England on back foot against All Blacks

Preview Wed 13 Nov, AT 09:02

Prop is England's one world class player who could have exposed New Zealand's only weakness

David Wilson, Dylan Hartley, Joe Marler, England rugby

Rugby: All Blacks in Paris as England face Argentina test

Preview Fri 8 Nov, AT 08:56

The autumn internationals begin in earnest as Six Nations champions Wales take on South Africa

Young England must set World Cup marker with Australia win

Preview Fri 1 Nov, AT 08:59

Twickenham clash is a must-win for Stuart Lancaster if he wants to challenge in 2015

Bradley Wiggins 'almost quit 2012 Tour because of Froome'

First Reaction Thu 12 Sep, AT 08:05

Wiggo felt he had been 'stabbed in the back' and had to be talked out of quitting, new book claims

Aussie 'bigotry' row as Campese tells Fawad Ahmed to 'go home'

First Post Fri 6 Sep, AT 10:35

Rugby legend joins cricket sponsorship over spin bowler's difficulties with Victoria Bitter

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal's biggest signing since Dennis Bergkamp

First Post Tue 3 Sep, AT 09:18

More cups than Bale, more assists than Fabregas - no wonder papers are purring at Wenger's coup

Gareth Bale holds his Real Madrid shirt with Real President Florentino Perez

Advice to Gareth Bale: 'throw your heart and soul into Spain'

First Post Mon 2 Sep, AT 11:23

The advice comes from Gary Lineker who, like Steve McManaman, made a success of moving to Spain

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