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Lancaster signs England deal to 2020
published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:18:23 GMT
Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union. ... [read more]
Corbisiero & Parling out for England
published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:30:13 GMT
Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero and Leicester lock Geoff Parling will miss England's autumn games with injuries. ... [read more]
Blues games boost Warburton - coach
published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:21:53 GMT
Cardiff Blues boss Mark Hammett says playing their next three games will boost Sam Warburton and his region. ... [read more]
Earls ruled out of autumn series
published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:16:59 GMT
Munster winger Keith Earls will miss Ireland's autumn internationals after undergoing knee surgery. ... [read more]
Fit Foden targets England return
published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:48:14 GMT
Northampton full-back Ben Foden believes he is in his best condition for two years as he pursues an England place. ... [read more]
Neck injury forces Sheridan to quit
published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:55:15 GMT
Former England and British and Irish Lions prop Andrew Sheridan is forced to retire because of a neck injury. ... [read more]
Record 22.5m boost for Welsh rugby
published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:01:08 GMT
The Welsh Rugby Union hails another year of record investment in the game as it publishes its annual report for 2014. ... [read more]
Worcester sign forward Gilbert
published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:01:21 GMT
Worcester Warriors sign back row forward Mat Gilbert following his release by Premiership club Bath. ... [read more]
Bell surprised by award nomination
published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:57:33 GMT
Jersey back Tommy Bell is surprised to have been nominated for the inaugural Championship player of the month award. ... [read more]
Ticket ballot for World Cup games
published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:37:22 GMT
Every game at the Rugby World Cup is oversubscribed in at least one price category, with tickets to be allocated by ballot. ... [read more]
New Zealand win Rugby Championship
published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:09:57 GMT
World champions New Zealand secure the Rugby Championship for a third successive year as they win 34-13 in Argentina. ... [read more]
Chelsea enquire over Twickenham move
published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:28:44 GMT
Chelsea contact the RFU about the possibility of playing at Twickenham for a season while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped. ... [read more]
Hassler signs new Ospreys contract
published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:11:38 GMT
Canada wing Jeff Hassler signs a new three-year deal with the Ospreys which will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2017. ... [read more]
Ellis signs new London Irish deal
published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:17:51 GMT
Hooker Gerard Ellis signs a two-year contract extension with London Irish, keeping him at the Premiership club until at least 2017. ... [read more]
Ovens earns contract at Bristol
published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:54:23 GMT
Former Bath back-rower Josh Ovens recovers from a serious back injury to earn a one-year contract at Bristol. ... [read more]
Waldrom 'deserves England recall'
published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:10:50 GMT
Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says Thomas Waldrom should be considered for a recall to the England squad. ... [read more]
Gloucester to keep Hook at fly-half
published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:06:23 GMT
James Hook needs more time to show his best form at fly-half for Gloucester, says director of rugby David Humphreys. ... [read more]
Henson in contention for Bath start
published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:02:27 GMT
Gavin Henson's performance for Bath at Northampton has put him in contention for a starting place, says coach Neal Hatley. ... [read more]
Exeter Chiefs 36-13 Harlequins
published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:19:31 GMT
Exeter Chiefs earn their first Premiership win at Sandy Park since March with a clinical 36-13 victory over Harlequins. ... [read more]
Wasps 35-18 Newcastle Falcons
published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:54:19 GMT
Tom Varndell scores two tries as Wasps extend Newcastle Falcons' miserable winless Premiership run to 20 matches. ... [read more]
Dragons 33-15 Treviso
published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:01:39 GMT
A bonus point win for Dragons ends their losing run as Treviso crash to a fourth defeat of the season. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Edinburgh 20-20 Scarlets
published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:54:35 GMT
Scarlets let a 14-point lead slip as Edinburgh almost claim an unlikely win with a late comeback at Murrayfield. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Leinster 37-23 Blues
published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:54:55 GMT
Cardiff Blues see a losing bonus point wiped-out as Munster score a last-minute try at the Royal Dublin Showground. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Munster 14-19 Ospreys
published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:19:11 GMT
Ospreys move back to the top of the Guinness Pro 12 with battling 14-19 win over Munster at Thomond Park. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Dragons 33-15 Treviso
published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:16:12 GMT
Dragons claim their first Pro 12 victory of the season with a bonus point win over struggling Treviso at Rodney Parade. ... [read more]
VIDEO: Highlights: Zebre 13-6 Ulster
published on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:41:10 GMT
Highlights from the Pro12 game in Parma as Ulster lose their unbeaten record after going down 13-6 to Zebre. ... [read more]
AUDIO: Cockerill on Leicester v Irish
published on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:24:46 GMT
Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill talks to BBC Radio Leicester after Saturday's 22-19 defeat at home to London Irish. ... [read more]
Why do men fear female coaches?
published on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:07:48 GMT
After Gala Leon Garcia's appointment as Spain's Davis Cup skipper, Ben Dirs asks what barriers remain for female coaches. ... [read more]
From Pele to Bolt - your treasures
published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:31:03 GMT
Take a look at our 'virtual museum' of sporting memorabilia sent in by BBC Sport readers to commemorate National Heritage Day. ... [read more]
'England are World Cup contenders'
published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:40:05 GMT
With the World Cup a year away, Jeremy Guscott sees an improving England as the biggest threat to New Zealand's crown. ... [read more]
I didn't care if I died - Thomas
published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:04:32 GMT
Ex-Wales captain Gareth Thomas was close to suicide after his wife left him following his decision to reveal he was gay. ... [read more]
No hiding place now - Guscott
published on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:33:47 GMT
From Slammin' Sam to the 2015 World Cup - England and Lions great Jeremy Guscott on the new rugby union season. ... [read more]
Ospreys' Tipuric out with concussion
published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:57:02 GMT
Ospreys' and Wales flanker Justin Tipuric misses the Pro12 trip to Zebre on Friday as he recovers from concussion. ... [read more]
Blues sign Argentine star Amorosino
published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:46 GMT
Argentina utility back Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino signs for Cardiff Blues until the end of the 2014-15 season. ... [read more]

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