- South African Ruan Pienaar to leave Ulster at end of season
- South African scrum-half Ruan Pienaar is to leave Ulster at the end of the season.
- Christopher Tolofua: Saracens agree to sign France and Toulouse hooker
- Double winners Saracens agree a deal to sign France international hooker Christopher Tolofua from Toulouse next summer.
- Alofa Alofa: Harlequins sign Samoa winger
- Premiership side Harlequins sign Samoa international Alofa Alofa, who left La Rochelle earlier this summer.
- 'Rugby players in danger of being part of an experimental generation'
- Searching for 'freaks', pre-meditated violence, 'bullet-proof' players & the dangers of modern rugby - ex- Scotland wing reveals all.
- Pro12 will not copy English & French rugby - Martin Anayi
- The head of the Pro12 believes it has a bright future without following the "unsustainable" English and French business models.
- Kurtley Beale: Wasps marquee signing will 'enjoy' pressure
- Wasps' Kurtley Beale says he will enjoy the pressure of being one of the highest-profile signings in Premiership history.
- Edinburgh Rugby: Jason Tovey ruled out for eight weeks with wrist injury
- Edinburgh fly-half Jason Tovey will miss the first two months of the new season with a fractured wrist.
- Leicester Tigers players disciplined after Treviso incident, says Richard Cockerill
- Leicester Tigers take disciplinary action against a number of players over an incident during the club's trip to Italy.
- Stuart Hooper: Former Bath captain takes player development role
- Bath name ex-captain Stuart Hooper as performance and player development director, with Andy Rock as Academy manager.
- BBC Sport NI analysts Field and McWhirter assess Ulster's prospects for 2016-17
- BBC Sport NI analysts and former Ulster players Tony McWhirter and Maurice Field assess the province's prospects for the season.
- Edinburgh Rugby: Sasa Tofilau - from 'jungle rugby' to Pro12
- Samoan centre Sasa Tofilau is set for a Pro12 debut after switching from the third tier of Scottish club rugby to Edinburgh.
- 'Ludicrous' Lions schedule angers English clubs
- The schedule for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand next summer is called "ludicrous" by leading coaches in the English club game.
- World Rugby backs Pro12 expansion to North America
- World Rugby would support North American sides joining an expanded Pro12 competition, chief executive Brett Gosper says.
- No action against Franks as gouging allegations dismissed
- New Zealand prop Owen Franks will not be cited for alleged gouging in the 29-9 victory over Australia on Saturday.
- All Blacks beat Wallabies and Argentina down South Africa
- World champions New Zealand retain the Bledisloe Cup with a 29-9 victory against Australia, while Argentina beat South Africa.
- Ollie Lindsay-Hague: Olympic medallist leaves Harlequins
- Ollie Lindsay-Hague, who won a silver medal in the rugby sevens with Great Britain at the Olympics, leaves Harlequins.
- Ex-England player foils robbers in Malta
- A 78-year-old former England rugby player foils a robbery attempt by three men, chasing them out of his house in Malta armed only with a mug of tea.
- Piutau shines as Ulster beat Northampton in friendly
- Charles Piutau inspires Ulster to a 29-19 friendly victory over Northampton Saints on his home debut.
- Get BBC Sport News Alerts in the app
- Want to know the moment a big story breaks - now you can by adding BBC Sport News Alerts in the app.
- Sport on the BBC: The best of this week's action
- This week's sport on the BBC includes the London Anniversary Games, England v Pakistan Test cricket and the Hungarian Grand Prix.
- Pre-Season Fixtures Confirmed
- 2016/17 pre-season schedule confirmed Wasps have today confirmed their 2016/17 pre-season schedule, which will see them face Yorkshire Carnegie and Bristol Rugby, as well as taking part in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s.
- Wasps lose out to Gloucester
- Wasps’ run of six successive wins came to an end, against a determined Gloucester side who made light of a series of injuries and were deserved winners. The home side dominated the first half and led 10-3 at the break. Christian Wade’s scintillating 42nd-minute try produced the most memorable moment for Wasps before Greig Laidlaw landed a penalty with 24 minutes to play, which turned out to be the deciding score.
- The Case for Ruaridh Jackson as Wasps' First Choice Fly Half
- Jimmy Gopperth is clearly the first choice at 10 for Wasps, I'd like to show why that is a mistake. Firstly lets just look at the basic statistics of the season so far.
- Wasps are dead, Long Live WASPS!
- Yesterday saw Wasps take on Toulon at the Ricoh Arena in the group stages of the European Champions Cup. It was a special game for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was coming off the back of an amazing win against Irish Giants Leinster away from home in Dublin, and we were looking to break the 20,000 barrier for attendance. It's almost as incredible that we are playing teams like Leinster and winning as it is that we are getting more than 20,000 people coming to home games in our own ground.
- Jimmy Gopperth's Appeal
- Last weekend at Welford Road during the match against Leicester Tigers our newly signed Fly Half Jimmy Gopperth was yellow carded for a late challenge against Matthew Tate. He was later cited and banned for three weeks after the citing committee decided it was an intentional strike.
Unofficial England Rugby Union
- Video: England's Chris Robshaw discussing the Autumn tests
- CHRIS Robshaw is a man on a mission, hell-bent on battling for his spot in Eddie Jones’ England side this autumn and is desperate to rack up a maiden Test win over the Springboks at Twickenham in the process. The former England skipper cast his World Cup demons aside in the most emphatic fashion in June, racking up his 50th cap and turning in his finest Test performance as Jones’ history makers clinched a Test-series 3-0 triumph in Australia.
- From Fifteen to Sevens: How the face of rugby is changing
- OLYMPIC rugby will finally hit our screens after years of anticipation this weekend, but according to broadcaster John Inverdale, rather than just a showcase 7s event Rio could be a whole new beginning for the sport. Rugby returned to the Olympic stage on the first day of competition at this summer’s Games, with Great Britain’s men eventually claiming an historic silver medal and the women finishing fourth.
- England Women U20 squad named to take on Canada
- England Women U20 squad has been named to take on Canada U20 in a three-game series at Nottingham Trent College this month. A squad of 26 - including five senior-capped players - will come together for a two-week camp which starts tomorrow (Saturday) before the three matches against the North American age-group team.
- England U18s named to face France & South Africa
- The U18s will face France U18 (12 August), South Africa Schools A (16 August) and South Africa Schools (20 August) during the series.
- England Rugby - New Kits Revealed for 2016/17 Season
- England Captain Dylan Hartley, alongside fellow internationals today unveiled the new England Rugby 2016/2017 home kit from Canterbury at Twickenham Stadium.As part of the launch England players Maro Itoje, Mike Brown and George Kruis were on hand to unveil the new shirt. The new kit identifies the heritage of the game, with the neckline feature taking inspiration from England Rugby’s first ever jersey worn in 1871.
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