by Jane Bretin

The pressure is on for the English rugby team as they are set to play their final game in the 6 Nations Tournament in a bid to win the Grand Slam this Saturday.

The England team, that has not won a Grand Slam in eight years, is expecting tough resistance from the opposing Irish team when they play them in Dublin on Saturday. As Brian O’Driscoll, Ireland’s captain, told the RBS 6 Nations’s official website: “It’s always a huge game for us because of the history between the countries”. He added that they would exploit the opponents’ nerves as the pressure will be palpable for the British team.

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By Suhayl Afzal and Myles Edwards

Proposed changes to the list of free-to-air sporting events have triggered widespread criticism.

Sporting associations, journalists and the public have reacted angrily to the recommendations put to the department of culture, media and sport by an independent panel.

By Leroy Carter and Peter Simpson

Two of Scotland’s most popular sports golf and rugby union are set to return to the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced.

The IOC voted to include the two sports in the 2016 games at their Congress in Copenhagen on Friday.

Gordon Mckie, the Scottish Rugby Union‘s Chief Executive, welcomed the decision, saying that “rugby will be given a massive global boost as a consequence of this decision”.

Both sports have appeared at the Olympics in the past. Golf was only played twice, while 15-a-side rugby was part of the programme until 1924.