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Lions excitement on hold 'until I'm on the plane' - Haskell

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:19:28 GMT

Wasps flanker James Haskell is wary of being too excited by his Lions call-up as he has to focus on Saturday's Premiership final first.



Gray and Hidalgo-Clyne out of Scotland tour

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:39:55 GMT

Lock Richie Gray and scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne are ruled out of Scotland's summer tour because of injuries.



Players' union 'unanimously rejects' longer season

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:28:58 GMT

The Rugby Players' Association "unanimously rejects" proposals of an extended 10-month Premiership season.



Scarlets Wales forwards Owens and Ball to miss Pro12 final

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:47:31 GMT

Scarlets confirm Lions hooker Ken Owens and his fellow Wales forward Jake Ball will miss the Pro12 final against Munster.



Freddie Burns: Leicester Tigers have been in 'some dark places', says departing fly-half

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:53:34 GMT

Departing Leicester fly-half Freddie Burns says he is proud of the club turning around a troubled season.



British and Irish Lions 2017: Billy Vunipola withdraws from squad with shoulder injury

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:17:32 GMT

England and Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola withdraws from the Lions tour to New Zealand with a shoulder injury.



Solomona set to miss England tour of Argentina

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:00:42 GMT

Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona is unlikely to be fit for England's tour of Argentina this summer because of a foot strain.



Scotland beat England to win London Sevens

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:00:22 GMT

Scotland seal back-to-back London Sevens titles as they come from behind to beat England 12-7 at Twickenham.



Barclay hopes to emulate Glasgow glory

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:24:30 GMT

Scotland's John Barclay sees parallels between Scarlets and Glasgow Warriors' 2015 Pro12-winning side as he leads the Welsh to the final.



Kurtley Beale: Wasps hope Australia star will be fit for Premiership final swansong

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:03:51 GMT

Wasps are hoping Kurtley Beale will be fit for the Premiership final, in what would be his last game for the club.



Gareth Steenson: Exeter Chiefs aim to be Premiership champions

Sun, 21 May 2017 09:27:18 GMT

Exeter Chiefs have improved enough this season to win their first Premiership title, says captain Gareth Steenson.



Davies best open-side in Wales, says Pivac

Sun, 21 May 2017 10:55:50 GMT

Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac says he would not swap star flanker James Davies for any other open-side in Wales.



Wasps snatch dramatic semi-final win over Leicester

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:46:03 GMT

Josh Bassett's 78th-minute try sends Wasps to their first Premiership final in nine years thanks to a thrilling win over Leicester.



Clinical Munster see off Ospreys to reach Pro12 final

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:08:04 GMT

Munster are to face Scarlets in the Pro12 final after a three-tries-to-none win over Ospreys in the semi-final.



Exeter beat Saracens in dramatic semi-final

Sat, 20 May 2017 16:18:51 GMT

Saracens' hopes of consecutive domestic and European titles are dashed as Exeter score a late try in the Premiership semi-final.



Northampton beat Connacht to reach Champions Cup play-off final

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:16:25 GMT

Northampton will take on Stade Francais for a place in next season's European Champions Cup after beating Connacht in the play-off semi-final.



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

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:36:51 GMT

This week's sport on the BBC includes coverage of the Europa League final, Women's Super League 1 Spring Series, and the Monaco Grand Prix.



Pro12 highlights: Leinster 15-27 Scarlets

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:24:48 GMT

Watch Scrum V's highlights as 14-man Scarlets produce a superb performance to beat Leinster in the Pro12 semi-final.



Watch as Scarlets wing Steff Evans is sent off for a tip tackle against Leinster

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:13:42 GMT

Watch as Scarlets wing Steff Evans is sent off for a tip tackle in their Pro12 semi-final against Leinster.



Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac overjoyed as his side reach Pro12 final

Fri, 19 May 2017 21:21:59 GMT

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac is overjoyed as his 14-man side make history to reach Pro12 final, telling Scrum V it was the best win of his tenure.



Relive Ospreys' Pro12 tries of the season in build-up to semi-finals

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:31:31 GMT

BBC Wales Sport picks out six of Ospreys' best tries of the season before their Pro12 semi-final at Munster on Saturday.



Paul O'Connell says Lions face toughest challenge

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:02:41 GMT

Former Ireland skipper Paul O'Connell says the players going on the Lions tour to New Zealand will have to bond quickly.



Get Inspired: Chloe Madeley challenges you to find your Inner Warrior with England Rugby

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:39:36 GMT

Inner Warrior ambassador Chloe Madeley explains why you should give rugby a try with England Rugby's Warrior camps.



George North would be ‘very happy’ with 2013 Lions repeat in New Zealand

Fri, 12 May 2017 19:41:50 GMT

Wales wing George North hopes the British & Irish Lions can repeat their 2013 series win over Australia but face a “hard challenge” against World champions New Zealand this summer.



HSBC World Rugby Sevens: Tom Mitchell on Twickenham & jacks of all trades

Thu, 11 May 2017 21:49:50 GMT

Captain Tom Mitchell on leading England Sevens in the World Series at Twickenham and being a jack of all trades.



World Cup 2019: Jeremy Guscott on England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland's draws

Wed, 10 May 2017 16:15:09 GMT

England have a tough group, Scotland & Ireland will fight for Pool A supremacy, and Wales face ambitious Georgia - Jeremy Guscott on World Cup draw.



Maro Itoje: England, Lions & Saracens forward would be 'proud' to be role model

Mon, 08 May 2017 05:11:06 GMT

Saracens and England forward Maro Itoje says he will be "proud" if he can be a role model for young black rugby players.



British and Irish Lions guide - who are the 41 players?

Mon, 08 May 2017 12:35:12 GMT

Who are the 41 players with the British and Irish Lions for their tour of New Zealand this summer?



'Gatland got his selections right & the Lions can win' - Guscott's verdict

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:51:24 GMT

Former England and Lions centre Jeremy Guscott says Warren Gatland got his selections right and the squad is good enough to beat New Zealand.