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Six Nations: Plans to reduce tournament to six weeks

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:01:24 GMT

The Six Nations will be played over six weeks, reduced from seven, under plans by the Rugby Football Union.



Bottom club Bristol suffer home defeat by Gloucester

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:16:46 GMT

Gloucester earn a bonus-point win at Bristol to keep the Premiership's bottom club seven points adrift of Worcester.



Two tries from Patchell help Scarlets to victory against Edinburgh

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:50:24 GMT

Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell scored two tries within thirty minutes of his return after three months out injured as the Scarlets beat Edinburgh 26-10.



14-man Ulster edge Newport Gwent Dragons

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:34:42 GMT

A late try by substitute John Andrew edged stuttering 14-man Ulster to victory over a battling Newport Gwent Dragons side.



British & Irish Lions: Jamie Heaslip & Rob Kearney suffer injury setbacks

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:56 GMT

Rob Kearney and Jamie Heaslip's chances of being in the British and Irish Lions squad are placed in doubt as both have minor surgery.



Auckland to host Tonga v Wales Test in June

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:58:26 GMT

Wales' Test match against Tonga will take place in Auckland the day before the Lions tourists face Maori All Blacks.



Alun Wyn Jones: Wales and Ospreys captain out for six weeks

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:09:00 GMT

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones out for six weeks with shoulder injury suffered during their Six Nations defeat by France.



Six Nations: Scotland's Stuart Hogg voted player of the championship again

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:29:03 GMT

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg wins the public vote for Six Nations player of the championship for the second year running.



This weekend's Premiership & Pro12 reports & previews

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:42:24 GMT

Previews and team news for this weekend's 12 matches in the Premiership & Pro12.



George North: Wales wing 'disappointed' no action taken over alleged bite

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:09:00 GMT

Northampton Saints wing George North says he was disappointed no action was taken over an alleged bite on him in Wales' Six Nations defeat against France.



Jack Nowell: Exeter Chiefs wing targets Premiership top spot going into play-offs

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:29:45 GMT

England and Exeter wing Jack Nowell says his club side want to go into the Premiership play-offs top of the table.



Wales legend Williams one win away from Cardiff final

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:06:02 GMT

Wales legend Shane Williams one game away from Principality Stadium final after being named on bench by Amman United.



Sami Mavinga: Newcastle Falcons signing from Lyon excites Dean Richards

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:26:45 GMT

Lyon prop Sami Mavinga can be a "destructive" signing for Newcastle Falcons, says director of rugby Dean Richards.



Michael Dowsett: Worcester Warriors scrum-half extends Sixways stay

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:18:41 GMT

Worcester Warriors sign Australian-born England-qualified scrum-half Michael Dowsett on a full-time contract.



Premiership: Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:30:54 GMT

Team news as Exeter host Sale in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Sandy Park (15:00 GMT).



Premiership: Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:35:56 GMT

Team news as Harlequins host Newcastle Falcons in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Twickenham Stoop (15:00 GMT).



Premiership: Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:43:19 GMT

Team news as Northampton host Leicester Tigers in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:00 GMT).



Leinster v Cardiff Blues (Sat)

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:53:27 GMT

Team details and match preview as Pro12 leaders Leinster host eighth-place Cardiff Blues in Dublin on Saturday.



Pro12: Zebre v Munster (Sat)

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:11:04 GMT

Team details and match preview as bottom club Zebre host third-placed Munster in the Pro12 on Saturday.



Pro12: Glasgow Warriors v Connacht - Scotland stars return for Warriors

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:13:21 GMT

Scotland players Stuart Hogg, Ali Price and Finn Russell return to the Glasgow Warriors line-up to face Connacht on Saturday in the Pro12.



Pro12: Benetton Treviso v Ospreys (Sat)

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:44:11 GMT

Team details and match preview as the Ospreys travel to Italy looking to keep the pressure on Leinster at the top of the table.



Premiership: Saracens v Bath

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:55:13 GMT

Team news as Saracens host Bath in Sunday's Premiership fixture at Allianz Park (15:00 BST).



Premiership: Wasps v Worcester Warriors

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:39:01 GMT

Team news as Wasps host Worcester in Sunday's Premiership fixture at the Ricoh Arena (14:30 BST).



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

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:21:21 GMT

This week's sport on the BBC includes international football, BBL Championship basketball and the return of Formula 1.



Pro12: Ulster beat Dragons to stay in play-off contention

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:41:40 GMT

Ulster continue their push for a place in the Pro12 play-offs with a 27-17 victory over Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade.



Six Nations 2017: Tries of the tournament

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:33:24 GMT

Watch some of the best tries from the 2017 Six Nations Championship, including George North's impressive display in Wales' victory over Italy.



Six Nations Remix: Planes, canes & meteorites

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:27:17 GMT

An alternative look at the final round of the Six Nations, as Ireland are too hot for England, France win in the 100th minute, and Scotland cane Italy.



Six Nations 2017: The chaotic finale to France v Wales in two minutes

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:05:01 GMT

The most extraordinary finale to a game of rugby? BBC Wales Sport recaps the 20 minutes of overtime in France's win over Wales in two minutes.



Bill Johnstone touched by Murrayfield tribute in last BBC international

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:11:28 GMT

Bill Johnstone receives half-time surprise at Murrayfield to mark his last BBC Radio Scotland commentary on a Scotland international.



Women's Six Nations: Great tries from the 2017 tournament

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:13:45 GMT

Watch some of the best tries from the 2017 Women's Six Nations as England win the Grand Slam and their first title since 2012.



Scrum V pundits on France-Wales finale in Paris

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:55:43 GMT

Former Wales internationals Adam Jones, Shane Williams and James Hook and journalist Peter Jackson have their say on the events in the closing stages of Wales' loss to France.



Who wins our Six Nations awards - and who will be Lions?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:21:23 GMT

Mike Phillips, Jeremy Guscott and Keith Wood dish out Six Nations awards and ponder who should be in the British and Irish Lions squad.



Six Nations 2017: Was France v Wales the day rugby lost its head?

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:55:17 GMT

There was plenty of material for pub quizzes of the future as Wales endured a chaotic defeat in Paris, writes Richard Williams.



Guscott's Six Nations hot steppers: Joseph, Watson, Vakatawa, Hogg, Zebo, North

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:57:00 GMT

Jeremy Guscott has ranked the players with the most sizzling footwork on show in the Six Nations - now it's your turn.



RFU 'warrior camps' extended after attracting 1,000-plus new female players

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:48:23 GMT

A programme of rugby union taster sessions that attracted more than 1,000 new female players earlier this year will be rolled out to another 100 English clubs in May.



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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:42:48 GMT

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