Farrell in the 'conversation' for Lions captaincy
Two former British & Irish Lions captains believe Owen Farrell should be considered as a candidate to lead this summer's tour to New Zealand.
Mako Vunipola set for England return vs. Italy
Saracens prop Mako Vunipola is set to make his first appearance of this year's Six Nations when England face Italy on Sunday.
Ireland trio Sexton, Kearney and Murray expected fit
Ireland expect Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Conor Murray all to prove their fitness for Saturday's Six Nations clash with France by training fully on Tuesday.
Bastareaud to miss Ireland vs. France with concussion
The French Rugby Federation have confirmed Mathieu Bastareaud will miss France's Six Nations clash with Ireland due to concussion.
British & Irish Lions team of the week
With the Six Nations taking a week off, it was back to Aviva Premiership and PRO12 action this weekend. But who impressed?
Prince Harry visits England training.
Prince Harry was among thousands of supporters watching the England rugby team at an open training session at Twickenham stadium on Friday.
Vickerman: quality footballer, quality person.
The former Wallabies star thought deeply about football and life. He was also someone deeply admired within the playing ranks. His mates were many. Greg Growden pays tribute to Dan Vickerman.
Falcons sign Matavesi brothers for next season
Brothers Josh and Joel Matavesi have signed for Newcastle Falcons for next season.
Newcastle win 11-try thriller against Northampton
Newcastle and Northampton shared 11 tries as the Falcons secured a 46-31 win to emerge as serious contenders for an Aviva Premiership top-six spot.
Haskell ready to start for England
James Haskell insists he has morphed from a "wardrobe with a head" into a Terminator during his rehabilitation from a serious toe injury.
Pressure on Wales ahead of Scotland clash - Biggar
Dan Biggar has no doubt that Wales remain firmly in the Six Nations title mix ahead of next Saturday's clash against Scotland at Murrayfield.
Gatland warns Lions of New Zealand 'stings'
British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has warned his side of the possibility of negative stories or "stings" when the team travel to New Zealand to face the All Blacks this summer.
Lions to face Blues, Crusaders All Blacks
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has stated no Crusaders or Blues All Blacks will be prevented from lining up for their Super Rugby teams against Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions.
Tributes flow for late Wallabies lock Vickerman
Current Australia skipper Stephen Moore and former Test lock Nathan Sharpe are among a host of rugby players past and present to pay tribute to late Wallabies second-rower Dan Vickerman.
Gatland: Fans should have say on Lions future
Coach Warren Gatland says the Lions is an incredibly special brand that needs to be protected, while the potential for it to grow rather than be cut is 'enormous'.
Mauger eyes playoffs with Tigers
Interim boss Aaron Mauger insisted Leicester would reach the Aviva Premiership play-offs after they thrashed bottom club Bristol 50-17 at Welford Road.
Borthwick defends England captain Hartley
Steve Borthwick has offered a robust defence of England captain Dylan Hartley amid speculation over his position in the team.
McCall praises Mako after injury return
The England loosehead prop got through 70 minutes of play in his first game since suffering a knee injury in December.
Top 14 Wrap: Clermont dislodge La Rochelle
Clermont Auvergne hit the summit of the Top 14 after they managed a bonus point, in their 46-27 victory over Bayonne, which their closest rivals La Rochelle failed to secure earlier on Saturday.
Leicester demolish hapless Bristol
Leicester thrashed the Aviva Premiership's bottom club Bristol 50-17 to take their points haul from two successive home games to 84.
Bath continue playoff push with win over Harlequins
Bath continued their Aviva Premiership playoff push after centre Max Clark's try edged them past Harlequins in a forgettable Recreation Ground clash.
Short hat-trick helps Exeter to win
James Short grabbed a hat-trick of tries as Exeter kept their unbeaten record against Worcester in the Premiership with a 48-32 success at Sixways.
Ulster defeat weakened Glasgow
Ulster racked up a second bonus-point win in succession over Scottish sides when they defeated a weakened Glasgow Warriors 37-17 at the Kingspan Stadium.
Cardiff keep Champions Cup hopes alive
Cardiff Blues kept their slim European Rugby Champions Cup hopes alive with a 57-20 demolition of Benetton Treviso.
Connacht secure victory against Dragons
Connacht's push for a bonus point never materialised as two early tries proved just enough in a dour 14-9 Guinness PRO12 win over the Newport Gwent Dragons Dragons at the Sportsground.
Schmidt tempering Sexton's expectations
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt cautious of rushing Johnny Sexton back too soon with a must win Six Nations game against France fast approaching.
Wasps sense opportunity after Saracens slip-up
Wasps can move 10 points clear of Premiership champions Saracens with a bonus point win over Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday.
Vunipola returns but Saracens fall to Gloucester
England prop Mako Vunipola made a powerful return to action following nine weeks out injured -- but Aviva Premiership champions Saracens suffered a second successive league defeat.
Brumbies get good news with Leali'ifano prognosis
Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano has vowed to return to the field after reportedly going into remission, six months after being diagnosed with leukaemia.
Tonga vs. Wales relocated
A delay to ground works at Tonga's national stadium has seen World Rugby move their scheduled match against Wales in June.
Scotland's Strauss ruled out of 6N
Scotland dealt second major injury blow of the week with No. 8 Josh Strauss joining captain Greig Laidlaw on the sidelines for the remainder of the Six Nations.
Greig Laidlaw out of Six Nations
Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out for the rest of the RBS 6 Nations, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.
Hartley's prospects of captaining Lions receding.
Dylan Hartley's chances of leading the British and Irish Lions this summer have "gone backwards" with Alun Wyn Jones likely to captain the tourists, according to former Lions skipper Gavin Hastings.
How are the coaches performing?
With the Six Nations in full swing, Andy Robinson takes a look at how the coaches have shaped their team in the opening weeks.
Luatua: Bristol and NZ offers night and day
Steven Luatua stated the comparison between offers by New Zealand rugby and Aviva Premiership side Bristol was night and day, as he puts family ahead of his All Blacks ambitions.
Cheika in a bid to bring Beale home
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has revealed his desire to lure Kurtley Beale back to Super Rugby from his lucrative deal with Wasps in the English Premiership.
Cuthbert, Sam Davies released by Wales
Wales boss Rob Howley has released Alex Cuthert and Sam Davies, among 13 players sent back to their clubs for this weekend's PRO12 action.
Glasgow sign Stormers prop Kebble
Stormers prop Oliver Kebble has signed a two year deal at Glasgow where he'll join his current Cape Town flat-mate Huw Jones.
Leicester confirm Ford return, Burns joins Bath
Leicester have announced the signing of England fly-half George Ford from Aviva Premiership rivals Bath.
Gloucester talks for proposed takeover 'productive'
Montpellier owner and billionaire Mohed Altrad edges closer to takeover at Gloucester after presentation at meeting in Geneva.
France name initial squad for Ireland
France coach Guy Noves has recalled three players to his squad to face Ireland in the third round of the Six Nations in Dublin.
How many forwards have scored Championship hat tricks?
Ireland flanker CJ Stander became the first forward to score a hat trick since the tournament expanded to six teams in 2000.
Heaslip pens new IRFU deal until 2019
Ireland No. 8 Jamie Heaslip has signed a new contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union up to the 2019 World Cup.
Munster to rest O'Mahony as he nears Ireland return
Peter O'Mahony will not be risked by Munster this weekend but looks likely to be fit to face France with Ireland.
What would your Lions back-row be?
With so many players in the mix, Andy Robinson picks his top three players to make up the back-row for the English and Irish Lions' tour to New Zealand later this year.
Bennett to swap Glasgow for Edinburgh
Glasgow have announced that Scotland internationalists Mark Bennett, Josh Strauss and Gordon Reid will depart at the end of the season.
England's late tries down to adaptation of Mourinho's tactics
England's ability to win matches in the final 10 minutes stems from Eddie Jones' adaptation of football's tactical periodisation, a practice used by Jose Mourinho.
Dwayne Peel set for Ulster Rugby
Ulster Rugby have confirmed Dwayne Peel as their Assistant Coach for next season.
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