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    The Barbarians who broke coronavirus protocols ahead of their scheduled rugby match with England, will not face a police investigation

    The Barbarians who broke coronavirus protocols ahead of their scheduled rugby match with England, will not face a police investigation


    The team's two nights out led to the weekend fixture at Twickenham being cancelled on health grounds due to possible Covid-19 breaches.

    Footage on social media showed a group of players from the invitational side taking part in a drinking session at a pub near the squad's Park Lane hotel.

    The decision cost the RFU an estimated two million dollars in lost broadcast income and sponsorship revenue.

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    Sailing:
    United States challenger American Magic dramatically capsized in a sudden squall while leading Italy's Luna Rossa on the third day of racing in the America's Cup challenger series 19:27

    Environment:
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    Environment:
    Bushfire warning downgraded for fire in Perth's south 18:27

    General:
    The Buffalo Bills are through to their first AFC Championship game since 1994, defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs 18:17

    General:
    IOC encouraged to involve UN in decision on Tokyo Olympics future amid coronavirus pandemic 18:07

    Sailing:
    American Magic's capsized in yachting's final Prada Cup race of the day 18:07

    Wellington:
    Corbin Strong has edged teammate Finn Fisher-Black to win the 2021 New Zealand Cycle Classic 17:47

    Entertainment:
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    Cricket:
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