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Hartley 'won't do anything stupid' after concussion setback

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:28:54 GMT

England captain Dylan Hartley "won't do anything stupid" after his latest concussion setback, says team-mate Danny Care.

South Africa legend Habana announces retirement

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:05:34 GMT

South Africa World Cup winner and record try-scorer Bryan Habana will retire at the end of the season.

'Warriors on the pitch' - Leinster's Nacewa & Strauss to retire

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:41:25 GMT

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa and hooker Richardt Strauss, "two of the best players to have ever worn the jersey", will retire at the end of the season.

'Glasgow have plenty of motivation against desperate Edinburgh'

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:37:09 GMT

"Desperate" Edinburgh are not the only ones for whom the 1872 decider is a big game, says Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie.

Leinster trio in running for European player award

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:13:55 GMT

Leinster trio Johnny Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and Scott Fardy are among five contenders for the EPCR European Player of the Year award.

Dan Robson: Wasps scrum-half signs new 'long-term' contract with Premiership club

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:34:18 GMT

Scrum-half Dan Robson signs a new "long-term" contract with Premiership club Wasps to extend his stay beyond three seasons.

England captain Hartley to miss South Africa tour

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:51:27 GMT

England captain Dylan Hartley is ruled out of the summer tour of South Africa because of concussion.

Brian O'Driscoll: Ulster a 'basket case' at the moment

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:04:16 GMT

Irish rugby great Brian O'Driscoll believes it will take five years to end Ulster's period of underachievement.

Sexton salutes Irish new guard after Leinster reach final

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:10:07 GMT

Ireland and Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton praises the "professionalism and mental hunger" of the new generation of Irish players.

Ex-Wales international Allen was 'too drunk to walk'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:43:13 GMT

Former Wales rugby union international Andrew Allen pleads guilty to drink-driving.

Racing 92 beat Munster to set up European Champions Cup final against Leinster

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:50:23 GMT

Racing 92 will play Leinster in the European Champions Cup final after a sensational first-half performance blows Munster away in Bordeaux.

Wilson signs new two-year deal with Glasgow

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:54:14 GMT

Glasgow Warriors captain Ryan Wilson signs a two-year contract extension and hopes to help young players avoid the mistakes he made.

Scarlets to learn from Leinster defeat - Pivac

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:18:26 GMT

Head coach Wayne Pivac says Scarlets will learn "a lot" from their crushing Champions Cup semi-final loss to Leinster.

Saints centre Horne, 28, forced to retire with nerve damage

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:03:14 GMT

Northampton and Australia centre Rob Horne is forced to retire because of nerve damage sustained in their win at Leicester.

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:48:29 GMT

This week's sport on the BBC.

Bristol Bears: Promoted club 'looking to the future' with rebrand, says owner

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:26:35 GMT

Owner Steve Lansdown says rebranding as 'Bristol Bears' is a nod to the club's future.

Commonwealth Games: England women win rugby sevens bronze

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 05:27:18 GMT

England women score three first-half tries on their way to a 24-19 victory over Canada to secure a bronze medal in the women's rugby sevens.

Commonwealth Games: England's men win rugby sevens bronze

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 06:17:18 GMT

England's men come from behind to beat South Africa 21-14 to win a bronze medal in the rugby sevens at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Watch: Ulster see off Ospreys 8-0 at Kingspan Stadium in Pro14

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:02:38 GMT

Jacob Stockdale scores a try in the final minute as Ulster edge past Ospreys 8-0 in a low-scoring Pro14 encounter in Belfast.

Jamie Gibson: Northampton Saints flanker turns up heat before Leicester derby

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:48:09 GMT

Northampton's cooking connoisseur Jamie Gibson cooks up a storm for BBC Look East before returning to Leicester for Saturday's East Midlands derby.

What’s life like as a director of rugby? Nick Kennedy tells Rugby Union Weekly

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:32:10 GMT

Nick Kennedy tells Rugby Union Weekly what it was like being a director of rugby at London Irish.

Pro14: Benetton Rugby 29-27 Dragons

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 17:18:24 GMT

Watch Scrum V highlights of Dragons' 29-27 defeat at Benetton Rugby.

Pro14 highlights: Scarlets 26-8 Glasgow

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 17:15:07 GMT

Watch Scrum V highlights of Scarlets' 26-8 win over Glasgow in the Pro14.

Pro14 highlights: Cheetahs 29-27 Cardiff Blues

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 19:51:58 GMT

Watch Scrum V highlights of Cheetahs' last-gasp win over Cardiff Blues in the Pro14.

Concussion in rugby: Brain expert calls for limit to contact training

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:41:27 GMT

Rugby "cannot continue exposing players to a brain injury every match" and should limit contact training, says a leading concussion expert.

Ten from Ireland - but how many Englishmen? Rugby Union Weekly's team of the Six Nations

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:16 GMT

Who made a "brilliant breakthrough"? Who was a "force of nature"? Here is Rugby Union Weekly's team of the tournament for the 2018 Six Nations.