The first name on England's team sheet nowadays is Dan Cole.
Wales have reacted to the indignity of losing to Argentina by changing more than half the side for Friday's night visit of Samoa to the Millennium Stadium.
England's new captain looked relaxed: he admitted to being "excited and a little bit nervous" and then added that his overwhelming feeling was one of pride.
Roy Hodgson had to pass Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he ascended the stage to deliver his post-match assessment, the England coach offering the man who had illuminated Sweden's sparkling new arena a nod of acknowledgement as they crossed.
Manchester City may be considering a bid for Liverpool's Luis Suárez in the January transfer window.
China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee on Thursday, confirming Xi Jinping's elevation to the no. 1 spot in the line-up and the end of Hu Jintao's 10 years as party boss. Here's a rundown of the appointed members.
Skype has disabled its password reset capability after hackers discovered a serious security hole that could let anyone take control of an account by knowing its email address.
Time was, in the olden days, that in order to create a video game, or fund a film or album, or make a comic, you needed a generous and deep-pocketed patron, or a corporation behind you which thought there was something – profit, in other words – in it for them.