A general view of a match ball ahead of Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Leicester Tigers at Kassam Stadium on November 23, 2014
Premiership chief unhappy with "punishing" British and Irish Lions schedule
Premiership 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.
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A general view of the AJ Bell Stadium, home of Sale Sharks on August 19, 2014
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
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
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
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Result: Great Britain outclassed by Fiji in rugby sevens final
Great 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
Dan Norton of England breaks away to score a try during the Marriot London Sevens match between England and Argentina at Twickenham Stadium on May 10, 2014 in London, England
Result: Great Britain through to Rio sevens final
Great 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
Jack Nowell scores England's fifth try against France in the Six Nations on March 21, 2015
England winger Jack Nowell ruled out for up to 10 weeks
Exeter 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
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Result: Team GB through to rugby sevens semi-finals
An 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
Beauden Barrett (L) of the New Zealand All Blacks celebrates with Sam Cane and Sonny Bill Williams after scoring his teams fourth try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic Stadium on September 24, 2015
Sonny Bill Williams facing nine months out of action
Sonny 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
Beauden Barrett (L) of the New Zealand All Blacks celebrates with Sam Cane and Sonny Bill Williams after scoring his teams fourth try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic Stadium on September 24, 2015
New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams to miss rest of Rio Olympics with injury
New 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
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Result: Japan stun New Zealand in rugby sevens clash at Rio Olympics
Japan stun New Zealand with a 14-12 victory in their opening rugby sevens match at the Olympics in Rio.
Aug 9, 17:36
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Result: Canada clinch rugby sevens bronze at expense of Great Britain
Canada 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
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Result: Great Britain lose to New Zealand in women's rugby sevens semi-final
Great 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
England assistant coach Simon Middleton during the England Captain's Run at Stade Montelievres on August 8, 2014
Team GB women's rugby sevens coach Simon Middleton "proud" of team
Team 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
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Result: Team GB into Rio Rugby 7s semi-final
Team 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
Anthony Watson of Bath Rugby dives over the line to score his teams first try during the Aviva Premiership match against Sale Sharks on September 5, 2014
Jonathan Joseph, Anthony Watson tied down to new Bath deals
Bath 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
Eddie Jones, the new England Rugby head coach, poses at Twickenham Stadium on November 20, 2015
Danny Cipriani, Chris Ashton left out of England training squad
Danny 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 of England runs with the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Nick Easter retires from rugby to become Harlequins coach
Former 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
A general view of the Recreation Ground before the Aviva Premiership match between Bath Rugby and Harlequins at the Recreation Ground on October 31, 2015
Bath confirm appointments of Todd Blackadder, Tabai Matson
Premiership 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 executive Ian Ritchie faces the media at an end of tour press conference held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on June 24, 2012
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
All Blacks coach and selector Steve Hansen during the New Zealand All Blacks squad announcement at the Southern Cross Hotel on October 20, 2013
Steve Hansen extends New Zealand contract
New 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