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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Williams in Scarlets loan

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Cardiff Blues utility back Tom Williams has joined Scarlets on a season-long loan.

The 24-year-old, brother of Blues and Wales scrum-half Lloyd and son of former British and Irish Lion and Wales star Brynmor, can play at both full-back and wing and has been brought on board with injury concerns over Harry Robinson (neck), Jordan Williams (shoulder) and Steffan Hughes (knee) .

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Britain's run to the Davis Cup semi-finals may have the sniff of a one-man mission but Andy Murray insists nothing could have been achieved without the spirit of the team.

Australia now await Britain in the last four after Murray won three matches in as many daysi.

"It's the team of people," Murray said. "We're surrounded by really good guys and people that really care about the outcome of the matches."

Jules Bianchi's No. 17 is being retired from Formula One in honour of the French driver, whose funeral took place today.

Bianchi drove with this car number for 15 races in 2014, when drivers were first given the choice of which number they preferred.

Jean Todt, president of auto sports' governing body, announced the decision Monday. The FIA said it was "an appropriate gesture."

Bianchi, 25, died Friday from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year's Japanese Grand Prix. He had been in a coma since the Oct. 5 accident, in which he collided at high speed with a mobile crane which was being used to pick up another crashed car.

Bianchi's funeral is in his home town of Nice at the Sainte Reparate Cathedral. Executives from the Manor-Marussia F1 team are expected to attend, as well as Todt and his son Nicolas, Bianchi's manager in F1.

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