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Why Burgess will succeed - Lancaster
published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:03:21 GMT
England head coach Stuart Lancaster says Sam Burgess's "mental toughness" can lead him to success in rugby union. ... [read more]
Schmidt confident over Ross fitness
published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:56:55 GMT
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is "quietly confident" prop Mike Ross will be fit for the first Test against South Africa. ... [read more]
Burgess keen on World Cup chance
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:40:33 GMT
Bath's cross-code signing Sam Burgess says it would be "fantastic" to play for England at a Rugby World Cup. ... [read more]
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso (Fri)
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:02 GMT
Gregor Townsend makes wholesale changes for Glasgow's Pro-12 meeting with Treviso at Scotstoun on Friday. ... [read more]
Leinster v Edinburgh (Fri)
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:13:49 GMT
Team news and match preview for Friday's Pro12 encounter between Leinster and Edinburgh at the RDS in Dublin. ... [read more]
Ospreys v Connacht (Fri)
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:49:48 GMT
Team news ahead of the Pro12 game at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. ... [read more]
Lydiate to return to Welsh rugby
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:46:03 GMT
Racing Metro announce Dan Lydiate is to return to Wales after reaching a mutual agreement with the French club. ... [read more]
Davies to miss Wallabies - Clermont
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:56:22 GMT
Clermont Auvergne say injured centre Jonathan Davies will miss Wales' match with Australia, but the Welsh remain hopeful. ... [read more]
Ireland hit by White injury blow
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:26:48 GMT
Ireland's injury crisis worsens as Connacht's tight-head prop Nathan White is ruled out for 16 weeks by an arm injury. ... [read more]
Mumm fighting for Exeter place
published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:48:28 GMT
Exeter captain Dean Mumm says it will be hard for him to reclaim his place in the side as he returns from injury. ... [read more]
Cooper and Genia to face Barbarians
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:58:22 GMT
Australia recall Quade Cooper and Will Genia for the game against the Barbarians on Saturday at Twickenham. ... [read more]
Cardiff Blues v Munster (Sat)
published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:19:11 GMT
Team news and a look ahead to the Guinness Pro12 match between Cardiff Blues and Munster on Saturday 1 November in Cardiff. ... [read more]
Scarlets v Zebre (Sat)
published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:10:47 GMT
Team news as Scarlets host Zebre in Saturday's Pro 12 match at Parc Y Scarlets (18:00 GMT). ... [read more]
Ulster v Dragons (Sat)
published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:56:02 GMT
New Zealander Sean Reidy comes in for his debut as Ulster make seven changes for their match against the Dragons. ... [read more]
Taofifenua handed three-week ban
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:44:44 GMT
Toulon's Romain Taofifenua is banned for three weeks for kicking Ulster's Stuart Olding in last weekend's European game. ... [read more]
Scarlets miss 18 players for Zebre
published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:23:03 GMT
Scarlets will be without 18 players for their Pro12 match against Zebre on Saturday due to injuries and Wales call-ups. ... [read more]
Cowan-Dickie not focused on England
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:24:54 GMT
Luke Cowan-Dickie says he is concentrating on playing well for Exeter before looking for a return to the England set-up. ... [read more]
Weepu 'does not regret Welsh move'
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:51 GMT
New Zealand World Cup-winner Piri Weepu does not regret his move to London Welsh, despite eight successive losses. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Burgess talks injury, Bath & England
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:59:30 GMT
Bath's Sam Burgess tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan he has set his sights on playing for England at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Six famous rugby cross-code converts
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:22:48 GMT
Following Sam Burgess's move to rugby union side Bath from rugby league outfit South Sydney Rabbitohs, BBC Sport looks at six famous cross-code converts. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Robinson 'excited' by Burgess switch
published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:41:57 GMT
Former dual-code England international Jason Robinson backs Sam Burgess to shine as he prepares to switch codes from rugby league to union. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Lydiate's moments of magic
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:46:42 GMT
A selection of Dan Lydiate's best moments during Wales' last Grand Slam-winning Six Nations season. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Two World Cup wins, 20 years apart
published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:55:18 GMT
Members of England's two Women's Rugby World Cup winning sides give their take on becoming world champions in two very different eras. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Dangers of doping in rugby union
published on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT
A year ago, rugby player Sam Chalmers' world collapsed after he admitted using prohibited substances. ... [read more]
AUDIO: Booth proud despite Toulouse defeat
published on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:09:18 GMT
Bath coach Toby Booth speaks to BBC Radio Bristol after Saturday's 21-19 defeat by Toulouse in the European Rugby Champions Cup. ... [read more]
AUDIO: Mallinder on Northampton v Ospreys
published on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:47:57 GMT
Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder speaks to BBC Radio Northampton following the 34-6 win over Ospreys in the European Champions Cup. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Nowell excited by England recall
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:44:25 GMT
Exeter winger Jack Nowell says he is excited to be back in the England squad after knee surgery in the summer. ... [read more]
Burgess will succeed, says Robinson
published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:50:03 GMT
Dual-code great Jason Robinson believes "there is no doubt" Bath's convert Sam Burgess "will play a massive part for England". ... [read more]
'You had to pay for your own shirt'
published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:17:26 GMT
How England's 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup success highlights the changes in the game since the last win in 1994. ... [read more]
Rokoduguni ready to fly for England
published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:29:32 GMT
Semesa Rokoduguni is electrifying for Bath and has the attributes to be the same for England, says BBC pundit Jeremy Guscott. ... [read more]
IRB fights to discourage drug cheats
published on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:58:36 GMT
Rugby's governing bodies are keen to discourage players tempted to bulk up their bodies by using prohibited substances. ... [read more]
Autumn Tests put spotlight on Cotter
published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:46:46 GMT
The choices made by Scotland head coach Vern Cotter will come under scrutiny this autumn, writes Tom English. ... [read more]
Fijian soldier set for England duty
published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:15 GMT
Having witnessed the horrors of war, Semesa Rokoduguni is making the most of rugby life as an England career beckons. ... [read more]
Meet sport's most influential woman you won't know
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:31:15 GMT
Rugby World Cup chief Debbie Jevans is not the "boring, old, windy, male" sports administrator of old, writes Matt Slater. ... [read more]
Can Wasps create a buzz in Coventry?
published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:15:08 GMT
Coventry has historically had a vibrant rugby culture - will the arrival of Wasps breathe new passion into the city? ... [read more]

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