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Ulster sign lock Van der Merwe
published on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:19:55 GMT
South African lock Franco van der Merwe will play at Ravenhill next season after agreeing a two-year deal with Ulster. ... [read more]
Ashton wants England place back
published on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:38:07 GMT
Chris Ashton wants to win back his England place as he looks to guide Saracens to their first Heineken Cup final. ... [read more]
Newcastle retain scrum-half Fury
published on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:00 GMT
Wales international scrum-half Warren Fury is to remain with Newcastle Falcons after signing a two-year contract. ... [read more]
Captains return for 1872 Cup decider
published on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:04:42 GMT
Captains Al Kellock and Greig Laidlaw are back as Glasgow host Edinburgh in Saturday's derby meeting at Scotstoun. ... [read more]
Northampton v Harlequins (Fri)
published on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:52:47 GMT
Team news as Northampton host Harlequins in Friday's Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final at Franklin's Gardens (20:00 BST). ... [read more]
Exodus 'has benefited young players'
published on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:39:16 GMT
The loss of senior Welsh internationals to clubs in England and France has benefited young players says Wales U20 coach Byron Hayward. ... [read more]
Jackson leaves Glasgow for Wasps
published on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:36:55 GMT
Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is ending his six-year stay at Glasgow Warriors to join London Wasps. ... [read more]
Prydie and Smith sign Dragons deals
published on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:30:16 GMT
Newport Gwent Dragons wing Tom Prydie and centre Ashley Smith sign three-year contract extensions with the Pro12 side. ... [read more]
Italy prop Cittadini to join Wasps
published on Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:36:59 GMT
London Wasps agree the signing of Italy prop Lorenzo Cittadini, who has 32 caps, from Treviso for next season. ... [read more]
Saints 'need ruthlessness of rivals'
published on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:49:36 GMT
Northampton forward Phil Dowson challenges his team-mates to match the ruthless attitude of rivals Leicester and Saracens. ... [read more]
Worcester to sign Bath winger Biggs
published on Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:42:30 GMT
Worcester Warriors agree a deal to sign England Saxons winger Tom Biggs from Premiership rivals Bath in the summer. ... [read more]
Allen can challenge Roberts - Davies
published on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:48:36 GMT
Cory Allen has a better all-round game than 58-cap Wales centre Jamie Roberts, says pundit Jonathan Davies. ... [read more]
Exeter's Hanks is forced to retire
published on Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:22:45 GMT
Exeter Chiefs forward James Hanks is forced to retire at the age of 29 after failing to recover from a neck injury. ... [read more]
Fitzpatrick treated for heart problem
published on Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:05:44 GMT
Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick is released from a Glasgow hospital after treatment for an irregular heartbeat. ... [read more]
Ospreys boss frustrated by Dragons
published on Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:25:20 GMT
Ospreys boss Steve Tandy says he is frustrated his side failed to get a bonus point against the Newport Gwent Dragons. ... [read more]
Wilson and Eddie stay with Warriors
published on Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:21:07 GMT
Ryan Wilson and James Eddie extend their contracts as Glasgow Warriors re-sign four back-row men within a week. ... [read more]
Newcastle 18-23 Saracens
published on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:39:22 GMT
A much-changed Saracens side edge past Newcastle Falcons to stay comfortably clear at the top of the Premiership table. ... [read more]
Northampton 36-21 London Irish
published on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:26:43 GMT
Northampton Saints survive a remarkable London Irish fightback to return to winning ways at Franklin's Gardens. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Bath coach 'wanted to keep Biggs'
published on Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:54:02 GMT
Bath head coach Mike Ford tells BBC Points West he tried to keep Worcester-bound Tom Biggs but the club were unable to rearrange their budget for next season. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Watch Priestland's point-blank miss
published on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:04:21 GMT
Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland misses a kick from right in front of the posts after scoring a try against the Blues at the Millennium Stadium. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Glasgow 27-9 Ulster
published on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:32:54 GMT
Highlights from Glasgow's 27-9 win over Ulster in the Pro12 at Scotstoun. ... [read more]
AUDIO: Post-match: Gloucester boss Davies
published on Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:01:50 GMT
Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire following Saturday's 38-30 defeat by London Wasps in the Premiership. ... [read more]
AUDIO: Post-match: Leicester boss Cockerill
published on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:30:27 GMT
Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill speaks to BBC Radio Leicester after Friday's 24-20 defeat at Harlequins ... [read more]
VIDEO: Time is right to retire - Chuter
published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:26:43 GMT
Veteran Leicester hooker George Chuter says now is the right time to retire following 13 years with the Tigers. ... [read more]
VIDEO: 'Fastest man in rugby' dazzles for Glasgow
published on Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:10:29 GMT
American Carlin Isles showed the speed that has seen him dubbed the "fastest man in world rugby" at the Melrose Sevens this weekend. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Scrum V meets Owen Williams
published on Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:39:54 GMT
Scrum V meets Leicester fly-half Owen Williams, who has played a starring role for the Tigers this season (UK users only). ... [read more]
VIDEO: Bristol jostling for position - Holley
published on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:31:28 GMT
Bristol head coach Sean Holley tells BBC Points West that their top-of-the table Championship clash with London Welsh comes at the ideal time ahead of the play-offs. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Ospreys 25-19 Leinster
published on Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:31:36 GMT
Ospreys beat Leinster to maintain their challenge for a Pro12 top-four play-off place (UK users only). ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Edinburgh 22-29 Blues
published on Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:31:40 GMT
Scrum V's highlights of Cardiff Blues' Pro12 win at Edinburgh (UK only). ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Treviso 45-27 Dragons
published on Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:31:43 GMT
Scrum V brings you all the action from the Pro12 game in which Treviso beat Newport Gwent Dragons 45-27 (UK only). ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Scarlets 27-20 Zebre
published on Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:31:33 GMT
Wing Jordan Williams' counter-attack try was the highlight of Scarlets' Pro12 win over Zebre (UK users only). ... [read more]
AUDIO: Post-match: Saints boss Mallinder
published on Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:22:00 GMT
Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder speaks to BBC Radio Northampton following the 28-24 defeat at Saracens. ... [read more]
AUDIO: Post-match: Gloucester boss Davies
published on Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:29:19 GMT
Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire following Saturday's 18-17 defeat against local rivals Bath in the Premiership. ... [read more]
The men who saved European rugby?
published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:31:48 GMT
A combination of TV experience and rugby relationships was key to reaching agreement, RFU chairman Bill Beaumont tells BBC Sport ... [read more]
Glasgow leaving Edinburgh behind
published on Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:17:40 GMT
Glasgow and Edinburgh Rugby meet this Saturday with the gulf between the two growing, writes BBC Scotland's Tom English ... [read more]
Clermont & Toulon can deny Sarries & Munster - Guscott
published on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:52:55 GMT
Clermont's class and Toulon's power will prevail against Saracens and Munster respectively in the Heineken Cup semi-finals, says Jeremy Guscott ... [read more]
VIDEO: 'Brain drain' threat in Rugby Union
published on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:58:11 GMT
The chairman of Saracens rugby club, Nigel Wray tells BBC Extratime he is worried that players might go elsewhere if English clubs are unable to compete financially with international clubs. ... [read more]

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