Premiership chief unhappy with Lions schedulePremiership Rugby chief Mark McCafferty hits out at the planning for the British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand next year, which he fears will lead to burnout.
Warren Gatland 'to lead Lions for second time'Result: GB outclassed by Fiji in sevens finalResult: Great Britain through to Rio finalJack Nowell ruled out for up to 10 weeksResult: Team GB through to rugby sevens semi-finalsSonny Bill Williams facing nine months outSonny Bill Williams to miss rest of OlympicsResult: Japan stun New Zealand in Rio rugby sevensResult: Canada clinch sevens bronze at Team GB's expenseResult: Team GB lose to New Zealand in sevens semiMiddleton "proud" of rugby 7s teamResult: Team GB into Rio Rugby 7s semi-finalBath pair tied down to new dealsCipriani, Ashton left out of England squad
Follow @SMRugbyU to get every Rugby Union headline from Sports Mole, and follow @sportsmole for the latest breaking news stories
Premiership chief unhappy with "punishing" British and Irish Lions schedulePremiership Rugby chief Mark McCafferty hits out at the planning for the British and Irish Lions' tour of New Zealand next year, which he fears will lead to burnout.
Cillian Willis to sue former club Sale Sharks over 'career-ending concussion'Former Sale Sharks player Cillian Willis is to sue the club for alleged clinical negligence over a career-ending concussion.
Aug 24, 15:00
Warren Gatland 'to lead British and Irish Lions for second time'Widespread reports suggest that Warren Gatland is to be given the British and Irish Lions gig for a second time, three years on from the 2-1 series win over Australia.
Aug 23, 18:46
Result: Great Britain outclassed by Fiji in rugby sevens finalGreat Britain are forced to settle for silver as Fiji run riot to pick up the first ever Olympic gold medal in rugby sevens.
Aug 11, 23:35
Result: Great Britain through to Rio sevens finalGreat Britain book their place in the first ever final of the rugby sevens at the Rio Olympics courtesy of victory over South Africa.
Aug 11, 19:30
England winger Jack Nowell ruled out for up to 10 weeksExeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter confirms that England winger Jack Nowell is "going to be out for a while" after undergoing surgery on his thumb.
Aug 11, 11:04
Result: Team GB through to rugby sevens semi-finalsAn extra-time try from Dan Bibby earns Team GB a 5-0 win over Argentina in the quarter-finals of the rugby sevens.
Aug 10, 23:42
Sonny Bill Williams facing nine months out of actionSonny Bill Williams will miss New Zealand's upcoming Rugby Championship campaign after being ruled out of action for nine months with an Achilles tendon injury.
Aug 10, 14:38
New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams to miss rest of Rio Olympics with injuryNew Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams is ruled out of the remainder of the rugby sevens at the Olympics in Rio due to an Achilles injury.
Aug 9, 18:37
Result: Japan stun New Zealand in rugby sevens clash at Rio OlympicsJapan stun New Zealand with a 14-12 victory in their opening rugby sevens match at the Olympics in Rio.
Aug 9, 17:36
Result: Canada clinch rugby sevens bronze at expense of Great BritainCanada win the first ever Olympic rugby sevens medal by taking bronze thanks to a 33-10 win over Great Britain at Rio 2016.
Aug 8, 23:17
Result: Great Britain lose to New Zealand in women's rugby sevens semi-finalGreat Britain's women miss out on a place in the inaugural Olympic rugby sevens final at Rio 2016 following a 25-7 semi-final defeat by New Zealand.
Aug 8, 20:15
Team GB women's rugby sevens coach Simon Middleton "proud" of teamTeam GB women's rugby sevens head coach Simon Middleton praises his players following their quarter-final win over Fiji at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Aug 8, 09:23
Result: Team GB into Rio Rugby 7s semi-finalTeam GB reach the semi-final of the women's rugby 7s tournament, brushing aside Fiji 26-7 in Rio de Janeiro.
Aug 8, 00:56
Jonathan Joseph, Anthony Watson tied down to new Bath dealsBath Rugby announce new deals for England international duo Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson, who will remain in place at the club until 2019.
Aug 3, 13:41
Danny Cipriani, Chris Ashton left out of England training squadDanny Cipriani and Chris Ashton are left out of England's provisional 45-man England pre-season squad, but there are debut call-ups for Mike Williams and Nathan Hughes.
Aug 1, 16:18
Nick Easter retires from rugby to become Harlequins coachFormer England number eight Nick Easter retires from rugby in order to take up a role as the new defence coach at Harlequins.
Jul 29, 13:25
Bath confirm appointments of Todd Blackadder, Tabai MatsonPremiership club Bath name Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder as their new director of rugby and his assistant Tabai Matson as head coach.
Jul 28, 10:53
RFU chief: 'Changes to Six Nations format unlikely to happen'Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie questions World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont's thinking behind altering the current Six Nations format.
Jul 26, 18:51
Steve Hansen extends New Zealand contractNew Zealand confirm that head coach Steve Hansen has extended his contract with the All Blacks until the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Jul 25, 14:23