Jan 29, 2015: Wasps flanker Ashley Johnson has been handed a three week ban for a dangerous tackle on Dave Kearney in the European Champions Cup match against Leinster on Saturday.
Jan 29, 2015: Sean O'Brien has been named to start in a strong Irish Wolfhounds side to face England Saxons in Dublin on Friday.
Jan 29, 2015: Newcastle Falcons tighthead prop Kieran Brookes has been called into the England squad for the Six Nations opener against Wales as cover for David Wilson.
Jan 29, 2015: Bath rugby league convert Sam Burgess will start at inside centre for England Saxons in their game against Irish Wolfhounds in Cork on Friday night.
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Jan 29, 2015: Bristol boss Andy Robinson has told winger Andy Short to stay away from the club for the rest of the season after he revealed he was joining promotion rivals Worcester Warriors at the end of the current campaign.
Jan 29, 2015: Munster's Ireland lock Dave Foley will miss the entire Six Nations with a wrist injury, the club have announced.
Jan 29, 2015: Toulon have issued a statement after their players Steffon Armitage and Xavier Chiocci were held in custody on suspicion of assault.
Jan 29, 2015: Former All Blacks scrum-half Brendon Leonard has joined Ospreys from Zebre, the Welsh region have announced.
Jan 29, 2015: For the first time, the Six Nations powers-that-be are set to consider bids from pay-television networks when the current deal expires in 2018.
Jan 29, 2015: England lock Geoff Parling will join Exeter Chiefs in the summer on a two-year deal, the Premiership club have announced.
Jan 29, 2015: Wallabies back Rob Horne has spurned the advances of European rugby and re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union and NSW Waratahs until 2017
Jan 28, 2015: Sean O'Brien is on course to feature in the first half of Ireland's Six Nations title defence, according to coach Joe Schmidt, who also hopes Cian Healy will feature in the tournament
Jan 28, 2015: Former England and British and Irish Lions winger Mark Cueto will bring his 14-year playing career to an end this season
Jan 28, 2015: England captain Chris Robshaw has targeted a winning start against Wales in Cardiff and claims all of the team's attention is on their Six Nations opener alone
Jan 28, 2015: England remain hopeful Tom Wood, Geoff Parling and Brad Barritt will be fit for the start of the Six Nations but all three will sit out training on Wednesday
Jan 28, 2015: A new six-sided trophy for the Six Nations has been unveiled, replacing the previous five-sided version which was first introduced in 1993
Jan 28, 2015: The Crusaders will host the Hurricanes in Nelson on May 29, as they are unable to stage the game at AMI Stadium in Christchurch because of FIFA Under-20 World Cup commitments
Jan 28, 2015: Hugh Blake urges fans to let him prove his worth after the furore over his call-up into Scotland's Six Nations squad just one month after arriving from his native New Zealand
Jan 28, 2015: Two-time Super Rugby winning coach Dave Rennie has added two more years to his contract with the Chiefs and will lead them until the 2017 season
Jan 28, 2015: Nick Easter is adamant England have the strength in depth to win in Cardiff despite their growing casualty list ahead of their Six Nations opener against Wales on February 6