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RugbyU: Wales must learn to adapt, warns Welsh hero Davies

Legendary Welsh international Jonathan Davies ribbed English expectations over the 2015 World Cup this week, as he admitted Wales must learn to adapt their game after a disappointing Six Nations. "As ever, everyone thinks (England) are going to win the World Cup -- it's always the case with journalists in the UK and English rugby supporters," he told AFP on Thursday. Even so, he said, he thinks England will play "exceptionally well" in the tournament -- especially with the home advantage.

RugbyU: Wales must learn to adapt, warns Welsh hero Davies

Legendary Welsh international Jonathan Davies ribbed English expectations over the 2015 World Cup this week, as he admitted Wales must learn to adapt their game after a disappointing Six Nations. "As ever, everyone thinks (England) are going to win the World Cup -- it's always the case with journalists in the UK and English rugby supporters," he told AFP on Thursday. Even so, he said, he thinks England will play "exceptionally well" in the tournament -- especially with the home advantage.

Football: Revolution sign US striker Davies

US striker Charlie Davies, who spent part of last season with the New England Revolution on loan from Denmark's Randers, has joined the Major League Soccer club on a permanent basis. The Revolution announced Thursday they had signed the 27-year-old forward, who was born and lives in the team's home area and starred at Boston College, after his contract with the Danish side was dissolved by mutual consent.

RugbyU: Wales team to play South Africa

Wales team announced Tuesday to play South Africa in a one-off international at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday (1730GMT kick-off): Wales (15-1) Leigh Halfpenny; George North, Jonathan Davies, Scott Williams, Eli Walker; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Toby Faletau, Sam Warburton (capt) Dan Lydiate; Alun Wyn Jones, Bradley Davies; Adam Jones, Richard Hibbard, Gethin Jenkins Replacements: Ken Owens, Paul James, Scott Andrews, Luke Charteris, Justin Tipuric, Lloyd Williams, James Hook, Liam Williams afp

Welsh prop fined for Lions pub assault

A court sentenced Welshman Craig Mitchell, an international rugby player, to a suspended six month jail term Friday for an unprovoked pub assault after a British and Irish Lions game. Mitchell, who has made 15 appearances for Wales, was also fined AUD $1,800 (USD $1667) fine and had to pay solicitor Cian Barry $3,000 (USD $2778) compensation after knocking him out with a single punch. Mitchell, 27, admitted wading into an altercation between fans that Barry was trying to calm down at a Brisbane bar in the early hours of last Sunday after the Lions beat the Wallabies.

British woman in India 'shouted for help for hour'

A British woman who jumped from a hotel balcony in India fearing a sexual assault said on Sunday she shouted for help for more than an hour before she fled. Jessica Davies, 31, from London, said she had barricaded the door of her hotel room in Agra with furniture to stop two men from entering. "I held my key in the lock and I could feel them turning it from the other side," she told the BBC. Davies, a dental hygienist, injured both legs in the jump but said her ordeal could have been a lot worse.

Brothers charged in Briton's murder in Reunion

Two brothers aged 16 and 26 were charged Thursday in the 2011 murder of a British security agent working on a merchant ship that had stopped on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion. Carl Davies, 33, was found dead in November 2011 in a gutter on the outskirts of the island's capital Saint-Denis, after an evening spent in several bars along with two other British security agents who arrived with him on the same ship, the Atlantic Trader.
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