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Gavin Henson: Mike Ruddock says new signing can be Dragons leader

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:15:58 GMT

Wales' 2005 Grand Slam-winning coach Mike Ruddock backs Gavin Henson to be a success after joining Newport Gwent Dragons.



Concussion in sport: Five sports gather to discuss head-injury prevention

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:15:09 GMT

Representatives from five sports meet to discuss a "unified approach" to the prevention and management of head injuries.



Toby Flood: Newcastle fly-half grateful for Leicester Tigers stint

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:56:23 GMT

Newcastle Falcons fly-half Toby Flood says spells at Leicester Tigers and Toulouse developed him as a player.



Ex-Ireland scrum-half Stringer signs for Worcester aged 39

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:52:35 GMT

Worcester Warriors sign veteran former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer on six-month contract before the 2017-18 season.



Leicester Tigers: Rugby's big cats make a splash at AquaPark Rutland

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:32:57 GMT

Rucking and mauling take a backseat as the big cats of Leicester Tigers mix up pre-season training with some less than impressive diving and splashing at AquaPark Rutland.



Pro12 expansion: Fixture list would protect derby matches

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:49:51 GMT

Pro12 derbies would be protected if the league splits into two conferences after the arrival of Cheetahs and Southern Kings.



England captain Hartley signs new Northampton deal

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:26:00 GMT

England captain Dylan Hartley signs a new Northampton Saints deal and is reappointed as the Premiership club's skipper.



Tim Streather: Ex-Saracens centre forced to retire by knee injury

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:28:57 GMT

Former Saracens centre Tim Streather retires from rugby union on medical advice with a persistent knee injury.



Ex-Dragons player Jackson walks for first time since breaking neck

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:35:33 GMT

Footage shows former Dragons back-rower Ed Jackson walking for the first time since breaking his neck.



Pro12 agree deal to expand next season to include South African sides

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:15:41 GMT

The Pro12 has agreed a deal to expand next season to include South African sides Cheetahs and Southern Kings, BBC Scotland understands.



Meet the South African sides set to join Pro12

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:12:35 GMT

South African sides Southern Kings and Cheetahs are expected to join the Pro12 for next season.



'Wales players will take confidence from Lions draw'

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:38:54 GMT

Ken Owens believes the Lions' drawn series in New Zealand could help Wales claim a first win against the All Blacks since 1953.



Rob Baxter & Exeter Chiefs coaching staff sign three-year contracts

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:17:50 GMT

Rob Baxter signs a new three-year deal with Premiership champions Exeter and will assume the title of director of rugby.



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

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:07:18 GMT

This week's sport on the BBC includes The Open, the conclusion of the Women's Cricket World Cup and action from the World Para-athletics Championships in London



Southern Kings scrum-half Schroeder excited by Pro14 switch

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:20:28 GMT

Southern Kings scrum-half Ricky Schroeder is relishing the chance to play in the new Pro14 after a deal was agreed to add two South African sides to the league.



Pro12: South African teams would be 'a positive' - Zane Kirchner

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:51:28 GMT

New Dragons back Zane Kirchner says Southern Kings and Cheetahs joining the Pro12 would be "a positive move".



Sam Warburton: New Zealand still best team in world - British & Irish Lions captain

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:07:35 GMT

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton says the All Blacks remain "the best team in the world" after returning home from New Zealand following their drawn series.



Lions 2017: Warren Gatland could tour South Africa

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:12:23 GMT

Lions head coach Warren Gatland does not rule out coaching the side again in 2021 after his side draw a three-match Test series in New Zealand.



British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland's first coaching roles

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 10:53:31 GMT

As Warren Gatland celebrates the Lions' win over New Zealand in the second Test, BBC Wales Sport looks at the origins of his coaching career.



Women's Rugby World Cup: Simon Middleton says it was 'really tough' to select squad

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:18:34 GMT

England head coach Simon Middleton says it was "really tough" to select his squad for August's Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland.



Best player, try, quip and tourist - our end-of-tour Lions awards

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:55:13 GMT

Former Lions winger Ugo Monye and BBC rugby reporter Chris Jones offer their verdicts on the historic drawn series with New Zealand.



Gobsmacking, enthralling and here to stay - Guscott's Lions verdict

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 11:05:38 GMT

We have witnessed a phenomenal series, and after the slow start to the tour surely no-one now doubts the Lions' future, writes Jeremy Guscott.



'An epic draw that left everyone a winner'

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 16:29:36 GMT

The final page of this epic pot-boiler of a series might have been torn out, but after the final whistle the meaning was apparent to all, writes Tom Fordyce.



Women's Sports Week 2017: Niamh Briggs on the growth of women's rugby in Ireland

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:11:06 GMT

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs on the opportunity hosting the World Cup provides to grow the game.