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Six Nations 2017: Johnny Sexton back in Ireland team to face France

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:18:49 GMT

Fit-again Johnny Sexton is named in the Ireland team to face France in Saturday's Six Nations game in Dublin.



Six Nations: John Barclay to lead much-changed Scotland v Wales

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:01:31 GMT

John Barclay will captain a Scotland side featuring five changes for the Six Nations encounter at home to Wales.



Farrell praises 'brilliant' advice from Wilkinson

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:45:19 GMT

Owen Farrell hails the "massive understanding" of England coaching consultant Jonny Wilkinson as he prepares to win his 50th Test cap.



England Women rest Lydia Thompson and Danielle Waterman v Italy

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:53:45 GMT

Lydia Thompson and Danielle Waterman - the top try-scorers in the Women's Six Nations - are rested for England's match against Italy.



Six Nations 2017: Wales omission will help Taulupe Faletau - Rob Howley

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:38:33 GMT

Rob Howley expects number eight Taulupe Faletau to react to the pressure of missing out on a Wales starting place against Scotland.



'If we play like we did in Paris no way we'll beat Wales'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:58:42 GMT

New Scotland captain John Barclay talks to Scrum V ahead of Wales match



Six Nations 2017: England leave out Jonathan Joseph for Italy game

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:00:03 GMT

England centre Jonathan Joseph will not face Italy in Sunday's Six Nations match after being left out of the 24-man training squad.



Six Nations 2017: France make three changes for Ireland

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00:49 GMT

France bring in prop Rabah Slimani, flanker Bernard le Roux and wing Yoann Huget to face Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday.



Denny Solomona: Castleford's court case against Sale wing to be adjourned

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:34:40 GMT

Castleford's court case against Sale wing Denny Solomona, his agent Andy Clark and the Sharks will be adjourned.



Conor McPhillips: Bristol name Pat Lam's assistant ahead of next season

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:59:40 GMT

Connacht backs coach Conor McPhillips is to follow Pat Lam to Premiership club Bristol as an assistant from next season.



The 76-year-old rugby player: Mill Hill RFC's John Goldman

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:52:33 GMT

Rugby fan John Goldman started playing the game aged 50. More than 25 years later he's still going strong and even tackles trees for practice.



Six Nations: Five-week tournament would be impossible - Stuart Hogg

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:44:22 GMT

Proposals to condense the Six Nations into five consecutive weeks would be "impossible" for players, says Scotland's Stuart Hogg.



Sale boss Diamond banned for abusing officials

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:56:53 GMT

Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond is banned for six weeks by the Rugby Football Union for verbally abusing match officials.



North starts for Wales against Scotland

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:16:00 GMT

Wing George North recovers from a bruised thigh to start for Wales in Saturday's Six Nations match against Scotland.



Exeter Chiefs: Ben Moon, Carl Rimmer and Shaun Malton extend deals

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:40:51 GMT

Front-rowers Ben Moon, Carl Rimmer and Shaun Malton all extend their contracts at Premiership side Exeter Chiefs.



Tony Hewitt: Northampton Saints chairman to step down at end of season

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:41:03 GMT

Northampton chairman Tony Hewitt will step down at the end of the season, to be replaced by ex-Saints player John White.



Premiership: Harlequins v Leicester Tigers

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:32:23 GMT

Team news as Harlequins host Leicester Tigers in Friday's Premiership fixture at Twickenham Stoop (19:45 GMT).



Liam Williams: Ambition to win trophies fuelled move to Saracens

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:07:46 GMT

Wales back Liam Williams says his switch to Saracens from Scarlets is motivated by an ambition to win more trophies.



Sign up for our rugby alerts to keep abreast of all the Six Nations news

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:29:52 GMT

All the action, reactions, news, views and excitement of the Six Nations direct to your phone via the BBC rugby news alerts.



Get rugby union news notifications with the BBC Sport app

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:42:48 GMT

With latest scores and headlines sent straight to your device, personalisation and much more, ensure you have a great sporting life with BBC Sport.



Stuart Hogg: Five-week Six Nations would be "impossible"

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:44:00 GMT

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg says reported plans to condense the Six Nations into five consecutive weeks from 2020 would be "impossible" for players.



Mark Tainton: Alan Solomons' arrival can give struggling Bristol 'a bit of steel'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:44:07 GMT

Interim head coach Mark Tainton says Alan Solomons' arrival as coaching consultant can give Bristol "a bit of steel".



Pro12 highlights: Ulster 37-17 Glasgow

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:46:47 GMT

Ulster score five tries as they secure a bonus-point 37-17 win over Glasgow in Belfast to boost their chances of a semi-final play-off spot.



Pro12 highlights: Ospreys 23-25 Munster

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:18:20 GMT

Munster return to the top of the Pro12 with a hard-fought win to end Ospreys' 13-match unbeaten run.



Pro12 highlights: Connacht 14-9 Newport Gwent Dragons

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:18:31 GMT

Highlights as Pro12 champions Connacht beat Newport Gwent Dragons in Galway.



Pro12 highlights: Scarlets 42-7 Zebre

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:01:11 GMT

Scrum V highlights as Scarlets score six tries in a bonus-point win over Zebre in the Pro12.



Pro12 highlights: Cardiff Blues 57-20 Benetton Treviso

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:18:40 GMT

Highlights as Cardiff Blues run in eight tries to crush second bottom Treviso 57-20 in the Pro12.



Peter Jackson's Six Nations stories: The day Wales dropped Phil Bennett

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:00:12 GMT

Peter Jackson recalls the day in 1975 when Welsh rugby's "Big Five" selectors dropped legendary fly-half Phil Bennett.



England's winning habit & 'untouchable' Stander - Guscott on Six Nations weekend

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:06:34 GMT

England will lose at some point, but their win over Wales fed their player's belief in their own invincibility, says Jeremy Guscott.



Maggie Alphonsi's guide to the Women's Six Nations

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:46:39 GMT

Former England flanker and World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi gives her verdict on the Women's Six Nations.