South Africa's Francois Louw during a training session on June 18, 2013
Francois Louw charged by RFU
Bath flanker Francois Louw is charged by the RFU over an alleged eye gouge on Courtney Lawes during his side's 15-14 defeat at the hands of Northampton Saints.
Clement Poitrenaud of Toulouse claims a high ball under pressure from Alex Goode of Saracens during the Heineken Cup pool three match between Saracens and Toulouse at Wembley Stadium on October 18, 2013
Former France international Clement Poitrenaud announces retirement
Former France international Clement Poitrenaud announces his retirement from rugby after Toulouse decided not to offer him a new contract.
Chris Cusiter in action for Sale Sharks at Kingsholm on December 4, 2015
Scotland international Chris Cusiter retires
Sale Sharks and Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter retires from rugby to launch a Scotch whisky business.
May 4, 12:16
Assistant coach Aaron Mauger gives instuctions during a Crusaders Super Rugby training session at Rugby Park on February 19, 2014
Aaron Mauger: Leicester Tigers "mentally flat" for final run-in
Aaron Mauger admits that he is "pleased" to secure a playoff spot in the Aviva Premiership, but is unhappy with Leicester Tigers' performance against Worcester Warriors.
Apr 30, 21:20
Japan's head coach Eddie Jones is pictured as he supervises a team training session at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, western England, on September 22, 2015, during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
England rugby coach Eddie Jones gives talk to Crystal Palace players
England rugby coach Eddie Jones visits Crystal Palace to give Alan Pardew's team a motivational talk for their season run-in that concludes with the FA Cup final.
Apr 28, 21:03
Jacques Burger of Saracens looks on after a training session on May 26, 2015
Jacques Burger announces retirement
Saracens and Namibia back-rower Jacques Burger reveals that he will retire after Sunday's game against Newcastle Falcons.
Apr 28, 11:54
Owen Farrell and his crazy eyes in action during the game between Harlequins and Saracens on January 9, 2016
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell banned for two weeks
Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell receives a two-week suspension after being cited for a dangerous tackle.
Apr 27, 18:07
Graham Rowntree, the England forwards coach looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on January 28, 2014
Graham Rowntree lands Harlequins forwards role
Harlequins announce that Graham Rowntree will join their new-look coaching setup as forwards coach from next season.
Apr 27, 17:10
Joe Marler looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 7, 2013
Harlequins' Joe Marler hit with two-week ban for kicking Grenoble's Arnaud Heguy
Harlequins prop Joe Marler is banned for two weeks for kicking Grenoble's Arnaud Heguy in last week's European Challenge Cup semi-final.
Apr 27, 14:04
Kevin Sinfield of England kicks during the Rugby League World Cup Group A match at the KC Stadium on November 9, 2013
Kevin Sinfield to retire at end of season
Dual-code rugby player Kevin Sinfield will retire from the sport after a 20-year career at the end of the ongoing season.
Apr 27, 12:40
Leone Nakarawa of Glasgow is tackled by Sam Hobbs of Cardiff and Gareth Davies of Cardiff during the The Heineken Cup Pool 2 Match between Glasgow Warriors and Cardiff Blues at Scotstoun Stadium, on December 13, 2013
Leone Nakarawa heading for Glasgow Warriors exit
Fiji international Leone Nakarawa will leave Glasgow Warriors in the summer, with France thought to be his most likely destination.
Apr 27, 11:19
Mike Brown of England is tackled by Cobus Reinach of South Africa during the QBE Intenational match on November 15, 2014
Mike Brown: 'I can become one of world's best full-backs'
Harlequins ace Mike Brown hopes to take on advice from England head coach Eddie Jones in order to become one of the best full-backs in world rugby.
Apr 20, 21:00
Maro Itoje faces the media during the Saracens media session held on April 14, 2015
Maro Itoje, George Kruis sign new deals with Saracens
Saracens pair Maro Itoje and George Kruis sign new contracts until 2019 at the club.
Apr 14, 12:55
Stuart Hooper of Bath during the Pre season match between Bath and Ospreys at the Recreation Ground on August 30, 2013
Back injury forces Bath captain Stuart Hooper to retire
Stuart Hooper retires from rugby union with immediate effect due to a back injury sustained last December against Leicester Tigers.
Apr 14, 11:59
 Bath fullback Anthony Watson races away to score the first try during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Bath at Welford Road on November 29, 2015 in Leicester, England.
Bath wing Anthony Watson receives two-week RFU ban
England wing Anthony Watson is suspended for two weeks after being sent off during Bath's game against Saracens.
Apr 12, 22:03
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South Africa appoint Allister Coetzee
Former assistant Allister Coetzee takes on the role of head coach of the South Africa rugby union side.
Apr 12, 10:55
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Justin Tipuric ruled out of Wales's tour to New Zealand due to concussion
Justin Tipuric is ruled out of Wales's summer tour to New Zealand due to concussion that he suffered during the Six Nations.
Apr 11, 15:39
Frans Steyn of Montpellier celebrates victory with teammates during the European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final against Sale Sharks on April 8, 2016
Result: Montpellier through to Challenge Cup semi-final
Montpellier end Sale Sharks' unbeaten home European record by claiming a 25-19 victory in the Challenge Cup clash at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Apr 8, 21:41
Joe Marler looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 7, 2013
England prop Joe Marler banned for "gypsy boy" slur
England and Harlequins prop Joe Marler is banned for two games for his "gypsy boy" slur against Wales forward Samson Lee in the Six Nations.
Apr 5, 21:47
Joe Marler looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 7, 2013
England's Joe Marler: "I'm not a racist"
England prop Joe Marler stresses that he is not a racist as he prepares to face a World Rugby misconduct hearing.
Apr 4, 22:15