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Champions England name uncapped trio in squad

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:15:31 GMT

Defending champions England name three uncapped players in their Six Nations squad, and also recall Maro Itoje and James Haskell after injury.



Major blow for Scotland as prop Nel ruled out of Six Nations

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:34:06 GMT

Scotland suffer a Six Nations blow as prop WP Nel is ruled out of the campaign because of a neck injury.



Eddie Jones: England lack leaders because modern players are too 'sheltered'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:42:51 GMT

England head coach Eddie Jones believes modern players are too 'sheltered' - causing a potential leadership drought in the national team in future.



Botham's grandson gets Wales Sevens call up

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:44:50 GMT

Eighteen-year-old James Botham and Elliot Frewen earn Wales Sevens call-ups for the World Rugby series in Wellington.



Tom Arscott: Sale Sharks winger sacked over team information leak to Bristol

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:50:48 GMT

Sale Sharks sack winger Tom Arscott after he allegedly leaked confidential team information to Bristol before their Premiership game.



European Rugby Champions Cup: Montpellier v Northampton Saints

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:30:42 GMT

Team news as Montpellier host Northampton Saints in Friday's European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at the Altrad Stadium (19:45 GMT).



Glasgow Warriors make move for Scotland centre Huw Jones

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:09:22 GMT

Glasgow Warriors are to offer a contract to Scotland centre Huw Jones as the club also pursues a deal for Bath fly-half Adam Hastings.



Ed Slater: Leicester Tigers players must take responsibility and be more accountable

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:46:50 GMT

Leicester Tigers players have let themselves down and must take responsibility for their poor form, says lock Ed Slater.



Jack Maunder: Exeter Chiefs scrum-half adapting well to pace of top flight

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:40:23 GMT

Exeter's teenage scrum-half Jack Maunder says he is adapting well to the pace of top-flight rugby.



Women's Six Nations 2017: Scotland recall Jade Konkel after injury

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:24:35 GMT

Scotland's first full-time female professional Jade Konkel is in Scotland Women's Six Nations squad after returning from injury.



New tackle laws 'may restrict Pacific players', says former Samoa captain Dan Leo

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:07:42 GMT

New tackle laws may restrict opportunities for Pacific Island rugby players, according to former Samoa captain Dan Leo.



Pro12: Lock Franco van der Merwe to leave Ulster for Cardiff Blues

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:00:42 GMT

Cardiff Blues sign South Africa lock Franco van der Merwe after three seasons with Ulster.



European Champions Cup: Castres v Leinster (Fri)

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:55:43 GMT

Leinster make three changes to their starting team for Friday's European Champions Cup game against Castres.



Challenge Cup: Edinburgh v Timisoara Saracens (Fri)

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:16:41 GMT

Edinburgh make six changes for Friday's Challenge Cup meeting with Timisoara Saracens as the hosts move to new home Myreside.



European Rugby Champions Cup: Leicester Tigers v Glasgow Warriors

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:24:54 GMT

Team news as Leicester Tigers host Glasgow Warriors in Saturday's European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at Welford Road (17:30 GMT).



European Challenge Cup: Newcastle Falcons v Ospreys

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:04:26 GMT

Team news as Newcastle Falcons host Ospreys in Saturday's European Challenge Cup fixture at Kingston Park (17:00 GMT).



European Challenge Cup: Worcester Warriors v Enisei-STM

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:01:10 GMT

Team news as Worcester host Enisei-STM in Saturday's final European Challenge Cup pool game at Sixways (14:00 GMT).



Champions Cup: Connacht make five changes for Toulouse

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:32:14 GMT

The return of fly-half Jack Carty is one of five Connacht changes for their crucial Champions Cup game against Toulouse.



RFU may impose its own five-year residency rule

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:15:45 GMT

The RFU may impose a five-year residency rule on England if World Rugby fails to increase the existing eligibility level.



Olympic-winning coach Ryan joins Welsh Rugby Union

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:30:11 GMT

Englishman Ben Ryan, who guided Fiji to Rio Olympics Sevens gold, has joined the Welsh Rugby Union as a consultant.



Scott and Taylor return to Scotland squad

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:46:25 GMT

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter recalls Gloucester centre Matt Scott to his squad ahead of the Six Nations.



I was not knocked out against Glasgow - Murray

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:17:30 GMT

Conor Murray says he was not knocked out during Munster's European Champions Cup win over Glasgow last weekend.



Rugby concussions: RFU head of medicine defends HIA process

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:40:03 GMT

The Rugby Football Union's head of medicine says 98.5% of concussions and suspected concussions were treated correctly last season.



Alerts, Live Guide, MySport and social media with BBC Sport

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 16:11:42 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.



Sport on the BBC: The best of this week's action

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:57:19 GMT

This week's sport on the BBC includes the London Anniversary Games, England v Pakistan Test cricket and the Hungarian Grand Prix.



2017 Six Nations: BBC's Six Nations trail

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:48:50 GMT

Watch the BBC's Six Nations trail, where each country's arguments will be settled on the pitch.



Alun Wyn Jones: Wales' captain for the 2017 Six Nations

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:24:51 GMT

BBC Wales Sport profiles Alun Wyn Jones - Wales' captain for the 2017 Six Nations.



Sam Warburton: His reign as Wales captain

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:34:37 GMT

Before the Six Nations, BBC Wales Sport looks back on Sam Warburton's reign as Wales captain with Alun Wyn Jones set to take over as skipper for the 2017 tournament.



Sam Underhill: Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder excited by signing

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:11:17 GMT

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder looks forward to working with "exciting talent" Sam Underhill.



Rob Davies MBE, from rugby to Rio table tennis Paralympic gold

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 17:47:38 GMT

Scrum V meets Rob Davies MBE, the prop who broke his neck playing for Brecon and went on to win table tennis gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.



Referee Nigel Owens urges 'empathy' over new laws

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:44:04 GMT

World Cup final referee Nigel Owens urges "empathy" from fellow officials over new laws for high tackles after weekend controversy.



Pro12 highlights: Glasgow Warriors 29-15 Cardiff Blues

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 22:13:31 GMT

Watch Clwb Rygbi's Welsh-language highlights as Glasgow Warriors regain fourth place in the Pro12 with a 29-15 win over Cardiff Blues.



Pro12 highlights: Ospreys 29-7 Connacht

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 15:59:40 GMT

Watch Clwb Rygbi's Welsh-language highlights as Ospreys go to the top of the Pro12 with a bonus-point win over Connacht.



Pro12 highlights: Scarlets 16-13 Ulster

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 22:29:52 GMT

Watch the highlights as Scarlets consolidate their place in the Pro12's top four with a controversial win over play-off rivals Ulster.