Ireland's Paul O'Connell in action against New Zealand during their International match on November 24, 2013
Paul O'Connell eager for Ireland improvement
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell claims that he and his teammates are a "long, long way away" from winning the Rugby World Cup following their 10-16 loss to Wales.
Gavin Henson of London Welsh in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Welsh at Allianz Park on March 3, 2013
Bristol centre Gavin Henson reveals retirement fears
Bristol centre Gavin Henson reveals that he was considering retirement after breaking his shin last season.
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards looks on during a Wales training session at the Vale on March 12, 2013
Shaun Edwards defends Wales squad selection for Rugby World Cup
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards backs Warren Gatland's decision to name two hookers in his squad for the Rugby World Cup.
Graham Rowntree, the England forwards coach looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on January 28, 2014
Graham Rowntree: 'England capable of Rugby World Cup glory'
England forwards coach Graham Rowntree refutes Rob Andrews's claim that the team will not win the Rugby World Cup.
Nick Abendanon of Clermont Auvergne breaks clear to score a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final match between Clermont Auvergne and Northampton Saints at the Stade Marcel Michelin on April 4, 2015
Nick Abendanon signs new three-year contract with Clermont Auvergne
Former England full-back Nick Abendanon signs a new three-year contract at Clermont Auvergne.
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Scarlets forward Morgan Allen out for 16 weeks with ruptured biceps
Scarlets forward Morgan Allen is sidelined for 16 weeks due to a ruptured biceps.
Simon Zebo of Ireland celebrates scoring the first try during the international friendly match between Ireland and Australia at Aviva Stadium on November 22, 2014
Seven changes for Ireland against England
Joe Schmidt makes seven changes for Ireland's clash with England at Twickenham Stadium.
Sep 3, 18:20
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Interview: England World Cup winner Jason Robinson
Sports Mole speaks to former England international Jason Robinson ahead of Rugby Aid and this month's Rugby World Cup.
Sep 3, 16:39
Sean Maitland of Scotland is tackled by Cian Healy and Peter O'Mahony during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on February 2, 2014
Scotland duo Sean Maitland, Tommy Seymour return for France clash
Sean Maitland and Tommy Seymour return from injury for Scotland's Rugby World Cup warm-up clash with France.
Sep 3, 13:32
Sam Warburton of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
Sam Warburton back for Wales against Italy
Sam Warburton returns to captain Wales for their final Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Italy in Cardiff.
Sep 3, 12:45
Worcester Warriors' director of rugby Dean Ryan photographed on September 8, 2013
Dean Ryan thrilled by Donncha O'Callaghan arrival at Worcester Warriors
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan claims that the arrival of veteran Ireland lock Donncha O'Callaghan to Sixways Stadium is a "real coup" for the club.
Sep 3, 12:16
Falcons captain Will Welch in action the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Saracens at Kingston Park on December 27, 2014
Will Welch named Newcastle Falcons captain for fourth consecutive season
Newcastle Falcons flanker Will Welch is named club captain for a fourth consecutive season.
Sep 3, 11:43
Donncha O'Callaghan of the Barbarians looks on during the Rugby Union International Match between England and The Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on June 1, 2014
Worcester Warriors sign Ireland lock Donncha O'Callaghan
Worcester Warriors confirm the signing of Ireland international lock Donncha O'Callaghan.
Sep 3, 11:29
Sam Hill (C) of Exeter runs at Leroy Houston (R) and Kyle Eastmond (L) of Bath during the Aviva Premiership match on December 27, 2014
Exeter Chiefs duo Tomas Francis, Ben Hill pen new deals
Exeter Chiefs confirm that prop Tomas Francis and centre Sam Hill have signed new deals with the club.
Sep 3, 11:14
England's centre Jonathan Joseph scores a try during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on February 6, 2015
Jonathan Joseph: 'I want to make most of World Cup chance'
England centre Jonathan Joseph says that he is determined to seize his opportunity on the biggest stage during the upcoming World Cup.
Sep 2, 22:09
Samoa's Lock Kane Thompson lines up before the international rugby union friendly match between Samoa and the Barbarians, ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, at The Olympic Stadium, in London on August 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should r
Kane Thompson banned for World Cup opener
Samoa lock Kane Thompson is handed a two-match ban for his red card against the Barbarians, ruling him out of his side's World Cup opener against USA.
Sep 2, 20:04
Jim Hamilton of Scotland catches the ball during the International match between Scotland and South Africa at Murrayfield Stadium on November 17, 2013
Scotland lock Jim Hamilton announces international retirement
Scotland lock Jim Hamilton announces his retirement from international rugby after being left out of the team's World Cup squad.
Sep 2, 12:04
Brad Barritt catches the ball during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 25, 2014
England make five changes for Ireland clash
Brad Barritt returns to the England starting lineup for their final Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.
Sep 1, 17:36
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Joe Schmidt: 'Andrew Trimble unlucky to miss out on Rugby World Cup selection'
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt admits that Andrew Trimble was very close to being named in his Rugby World Cup squad.
Sep 1, 15:25
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Welsh Premiership to trial six-point try
Welsh rugby's second-tier will trial a new scoring system that allows six points for a try and two for all kicks.
Sep 1, 15:00