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Dan Vickerman: Former Australia lock dies at the age of 37

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:27:23 GMT

Former Australia and Northampton lock Dan Vickerman, who won 63 caps, has died at the age of 37.



Pietersen stars as Leicester thrash Bristol

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:22:50 GMT

JP Pietersen marks his first Leicester appearance for 11 weeks with two tries in the Tigers' rout of bottom side Bristol.



Premiership: Sale Sharks v Wasps

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:42:30 GMT

Team news as Sale Sharks host Wasps in Sunday's Premiership fixture at the AJ Bell Stadium (15:00 GMT).



Premiership: Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:43:01 GMT

Team news as Newcastle Falcons host Northampton Saints in Sunday's Premiership fixture at Kingston Park (15:00 GMT).



Early surge sees Connacht overcome NG Dragons

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:11:02 GMT

Two early tries proved just enough for Connacht in a dour Pro12 encounter against the Dragons in Galway.



Priestland kicks 17 points as Bath beat Harlequins

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:37:15 GMT

Rhys Priestland kicks 17 points as Bath prevail in an error-strewn encounter against Harlequins at The Rec.



Munster end Ospreys' unbeaten run to return to top

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:12:41 GMT

Munster lift themselves back to the top of the Pro12 with a hard-fought win against the Ospreys in Swansea.



Short hat-trick secures Exeter win

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:24:35 GMT

A James Short hat-trick for Exeter against Worcester sees the Chiefs move level on points with Saracens in second.



Ulster get bonus-point win over Glasgow

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:05:39 GMT

Ulster score five tries and beat Glasgow 37-17 to boost their hopes of challenging for a place in the Pro12 play-offs.



Cardiff Blues thrash Treviso in Pro12

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:21:43 GMT

Cardiff Blues run in eight tries to crush Treviso 57-20 in the Pro12 after leading by just 17-13 at half-time.



Vunipola returns but Saracens beaten by Gloucester

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:03:38 GMT

Mako Vunipola returns from injury to stake a claim for an England return, but it is not enough as Gloucester beat Saracens.



Leinster beat Edinburgh to top Pro12

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:40:39 GMT

Leinster move to the top of the Pro12 by scoring six tries in a 39-10 home win over Edinburgh.



Report and highlights: Scarlets record six-try win over Zebre

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:22:03 GMT

Scarlets maintain their position in the top four of the Pro12 with a six-try bonus-point win over bottom side Zebre.



Ben Ryan: Rugby union skills 'miles behind' other sports

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:41:55 GMT

Skills in rugby union have not advanced in "30 to 40 years" and are "miles behind" other sports, says former Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan.



Sign up for our rugby alerts to keep abreast of all the Six Nations news

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:29:52 GMT

All the action, reactions, news, views and excitement of the Six Nations direct to your phone via the BBC rugby news alerts.



Get rugby union news notifications with the BBC Sport app

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:42:48 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.



British & Irish Lions coach Gatland impressed by Hogg

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:03:00 GMT

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland describes Stuart Hogg's attacking performances with Scotland as "pretty good".



Brian O'Driscoll tips three Scots for Lions against New Zealand

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:50:55 GMT

Former Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll highlights the Scotland players he would like to see feature for the Lions in New Zealand.



Allan Robson: Northampton Saints CEO says wage bill will 'challenge' club

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:48:10 GMT

Northampton Saints chief executive Allan Robson says that player wages will "challenge" the club in future seasons.



George Ford: Leicester signing Ford scores for England in Six Nations

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:39:21 GMT

New Leicester signing George Ford scores a try for England in their Six Nations win over France in 2015.



Six Nations Remix: The 'bull' and the 'drunk caterpillar'

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:20:30 GMT

An alternative look back at the Six Nations second round, starring Ireland's "bull of a man" CJ Stander and Scotland's Finn Russell with a "drunk caterpillar".



The moment the England and Wasps fly-half had to put an interview on hold.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:23:40 GMT

The moment the England and Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani had to put an interview on hold after he was approached for a photo by a fan.



Six nations 2017: Highlights - France 22-16 Scotland

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:00:33 GMT

Watch highlights as Scotland come up short losing 22-16 to France in the Stade de France.



Six Nations 2017: Scotland's Finn Russell misses simple conversion

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:38:55 GMT

Scotland's Finn Russell misses a simple conversion from directly in front of the posts during Scotland's Six Nations defeat in France.



Six Nations 2017: 'Composure let Wales down' - Howley

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 20:42:05 GMT

Wales coach Rob Howley highlights the factors that led to defeat in the Six Nations by England.



This female rugby referee is making history this weekend

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:14:40 GMT

We talk to the 26-year-old from Exeter making history in men's rugby.



England's winning habit & 'untouchable' Stander - Guscott on Six Nations weekend

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:06:34 GMT

England will lose at some point, but their win over Wales fed their player's belief in their own invincibility, says Jeremy Guscott.



How ‘general Jones’ overcame ‘supply teacher’ Howley

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 12:05:26 GMT

England's late victory against Wales is testament to a head coach and side who are full of determination, character and conviction.



Six Nations 2017: Cool heads desert Wales as time ticks onwards

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:12:09 GMT

Exactly 505 days after their last win over England, Welsh hopes of turning the tide of recent history are undone in the final five minutes.



Joost van der Westhuizen: Matt Dawson on friend & former South Africa scrum-half

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:36:40 GMT

Former England scrum-half Matt Dawson tells BBC Sport about his battles - and friendship - with South Africa's Joost van der Westhuizen.



Maggie Alphonsi's guide to the Women's Six Nations

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:46:39 GMT

Former England flanker and World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi gives her verdict on the Women's Six Nations.



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.