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Adam Jones explains why he moved to Cardiff Blues
Wales international Adam Jones explains his reasons for leaving Ospreys for the Cardiff Blues.
Aug 20, 12:01
Adam Jones of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millenium Stadium on February 1, 2014
Wales prop Adam Jones signs for Cardiff Blues
Wales international prop Adam Jones signs a one-year deal with Cardiff Blues after ending his 11-year association with Ospreys at the end of last season.
Aug 20, 00:40
Brad Thorn of the Highlanders looks on after being defeated during the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Western Force and the Highlanders at nib Stadium on May 25, 2013
New Zealand veteran Brad Thorn joins Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers bring in veteran New Zealand lock Brad Thorn ahead of the new season.
Aug 19, 15:07
James Haskell of London Wasps in action during the Aviva Premiership match between London Wasps and Newcastle Falcons at Adams Park on May 03, 2014
James Haskell pens new London Wasps deal
London Wasps flanker James Haskell pens a new contract and is named captain of the team ahead of the new season.
Aug 18, 12:16
Toulon's English fly-half Jonny Wilkinson kicks a try conversion during the European Cup final rugby union match between RC Toulon and Saracens at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, on May 24, 2014
Jonny Wilkinson: 'No regrets over retirement decision'
Jonny Wilkinson insists that he has no regrets about his decision to retire from rugby earlier this year.
Aug 13, 03:19
A general view of Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2013
Twickenham to host European Rugby Champions Cup final
Twickenham wins the right to host the first ever European Rugby Champions Cup final in 2015.
Aug 12, 14:49
Chris Robshaw of Harlequins in action during the Aviva Premiership match between London Wasps and Harlequins at Twickenham Stadium on September 7, 2013
Conor O'Shea: 'Chris Robshaw will thrive without Harlequins captaincy'
Harlequins director Conor O'Shea says Chris Robshaw will benefit from not being the club's captain for the upcoming Premiership season.
Aug 10, 14:21
Joe Marler looks on during the England training session at Pennyhill Park on November 7, 2013
Joe Marler replaces Chris Robshaw as Harlequins captain
Harlequins announce that Joe Marler will replace Chris Robshaw as club captain for the 2014-15 season.
Aug 4, 15:37
Jean de Villiers of the Stormers in action during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Highlanders at DHL Newlands Stadium on May 03, 2014
Jean de Villers named as South Africa captain for Rugby Championship
Jean de Villiers is named as South Africa captain for the Rugby Championship.
Aug 2, 15:43
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John Spencer given British and Irish Lions role for 2017 New Zealand tour
Former England captain and British and Irish Lions star John Spencer is chosen as the new Lions tour manager for the 2017 trip to New Zealand.
Jul 30, 21:12
Nick Blofeld CEO of Bath Rugby at a press conference today to unveil Farleigh House, on the outskirts of Bath, as the club's new headquarters and training facility, on April 14, 2010
Bath given permission to extend Recreation Ground capacity
Premiership side Bath confirm they have been given permission to extend the capacity of the Recreation Ground to 14,000 for the next two seasons.
Jul 30, 20:59
French rugby player Damien Chouly (R) throws the ball during the first training session at Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane, May 30, 2014
Damien Chouly chosen as new Clermont Auvergne captain
Clermont Auvergne select Damien Chouly to replace Aurelien Rougerie as captain for next season.
Jul 29, 21:14
New Zealand rugby 7s coach Gordon Tietjens on July 7, 2014
Sir Gordon Tietjens: 'All eyes on 2016 Rio Olympics'
New Zealand rugby sevens head coach Sir Gordon Tietjens turns his attention to the 2016 Rio Olympics having won silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Jul 28, 14:26
New Zealand rugby 7s coach Gordon Tietjens on July 7, 2014
Gordon Tietjens hails "magnificent" undefeated streak
New Zealand rugby sevens head coach Gordon Tietjens pays tribute to his side's 29-match undefeated streak at the Commonwealth Games after it was ended last night.
Jul 28, 14:16
New Zealand rugby 7s coach Gordon Tietjens on July 7, 2014
Gordon Tietjens: "We weren't good enough"
New Zealand rugby sevens head coach Gordon Tietjens concedes that his side were not good enough to win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games last night.
Jul 28, 13:59
Australia's Greg Jeloudev on July 27, 2014
Australia sevens star Greg Jeloudev
Greg Jeloudev talks to Sports Mole about his side's bronze medal-winning Commonwealth Games campaign.
Jul 28, 02:39
Head coach Simon Amor of England looks on during the quarter final match between England and Samoa at Westpac Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand
Simon Amor: "The atmosphere is amazing"
England rugby sevens head coach Simon Amor describes the atmosphere at the Commonwealth Games as "amazing" heading into the final session at Ibrox.
Jul 27, 16:41
Head coach Simon Amor of England looks out to the crowd during the Wellington Sevens at Westpac Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand
Simon Amor disappointed for retiring Tom Powell
England rugby sevens head coach Simon Amor is disappointed for the retiring Tom Powell after England were beaten in the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games.
Jul 27, 16:33
James Rodwell of England runs in a try during the Marriot London Sevens match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on May 10, 2014 in London, England
James Rodwell "frustrated" with yellow card
England forward James Rodwell hints that he disagrees with the referee's decision to sin bin him during the quarter-finals of the rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games.
Jul 27, 16:23
Head coach Simon Amor of England looks on during the quarter final match between England and Samoa at Westpac Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand
Simon Amor "incredibly proud" of England rugby sevens team
England rugby sevens head coach Simon Amor is "incredibly proud" of his side despite their Commonwealth Games quarter-final exit at the hands of Samoa this afternoon.
Jul 27, 16:13
James Rodwell of England runs in a try during the Marriot London Sevens match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on May 10, 2014 in London, England
James Rodwell: 'We made too many mistakes'
England forward James Rodwell admits that his side made too many mistakes in their medal quarter-final defeat to Australia at the Commonwealth Games today.
Jul 27, 15:58
New Zealand's Ben Lam on July 27, 2014
Ben Lam "happy" with individual performances
New Zealand's Ben Lam is "happy" with how he is performing at the Commonwealth Games having touched down five times to help his side to the semi-finals.
Jul 27, 15:46
Scotland's Colin Gregor celebrates on July 26, 2014
Colin Gregor wants Scotland response
Scotland rugby sevens captain Colin Gregor urges his side to respond to the disappointment of being knocked out of the medal round when they face England in the plate.
Jul 27, 15:35
New Zealand's Ben Lam on July 27, 2014
Ben Lam: 'Anyone can beat us'
New Zealand's Ben Lam believes that his side are beatable at the Commonwealth Games if they fail to play at their best, despite extending their 100% record to 29 matches.
Jul 27, 15:21
Scotland's Colin Gregor celebrates on July 26, 2014
Colin Gregor bemoans "basic" errors
Scotland captain Colin Gregor admits that his side made too many "basic" errors during their rugby sevens defeat to South Africa this afternoon.
Jul 27, 15:04
Head coach Simon Amor of England looks out to the crowd during the Wellington Sevens at Westpac Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand
Simon Amor: 'Tom Mitchell was a big loss'
England rugby sevens head coach Simon Amor admits that losing captain Tom Mitchell to injury was a blow for his side's Commonwealth Games chances.
Jul 27, 14:52
Wales's Adam Thomas passes the ball on July 26, 2014
Adam Thomas: 'Wales defeat is heartbreaking'
Wales rugby sevens captain Adam Thomas describes his side's defeat to Australia at the Commonwealth Games as "heartbreaking" having blown a 19-point lead.
Jul 27, 14:34
New Zealand's Ben Lam on July 27, 2014
Ben Lam: 'Scotland game helped us'
New Zealand's Ben Lam believes that his side's narrow victory over Scotland yesterday has put them in a good position for the second day of action at Ibrox.
Jul 27, 14:20
Head coach Simon Amor of England looks on during the quarter final match between England and Samoa at Westpac Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand
Simon Amor: England defeat "hugely disappointing"
England Sevens coach Simon Amor described England's quarter-final defeat to Samoa at the Commonwealth Games as "hugely disappoting".
Jul 27, 14:17
Canada's John Moonlight on March 29, 2014
John Moonlight: 'We need to improve for Olympic qualification'
Canada rugby sevens captain John Moonlight admits that his side need to improve from their performance at the Commonwealth Games with the Olympics on the horizon.
Jul 27, 11:37
Anthony Bayne-Charles of Barbados looks on in the Rugby Sevens match between Barbados and New Zealand at Ibrox Stadium during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014
Billy Ocean's son: 'I relished playing against New Zealand'
Barbados rugby sevens player Anthony Bayne-Charles, son of 1980s singer Billy Ocean, admits that he 'relished' the experience of lining up against New Zealand.
Jul 27, 11:37
Canada's John Moonlight on March 29, 2014
John Moonlight: 'We weren't ruthless enough'
Canada sevens captain John Moonlight calls for his side to be more ruthless despite their 33-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago in the bowl quarter-final today.
Jul 27, 11:24
James Davies of Wales looks on during the Pool A match between Wales and Kenya during day two of the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong International Stadium on March 29, 2014
James Davies criticises referee display
Wales forward James Davies criticises the performance of referee Matthew O'Brien during his side's defeat to Samoa at the Commonwealth Games this evening.
Jul 27, 00:34
Marcus Watson of England scores a try in their Cup Quarter Final match against Samoa during round 5 of the IRB Rugby Sevens in Wellington on February 8, 2014
Marcus Watson: 'Defeat to Australia won't affect confidence'
England back Marcus Watson insists that his side's defeat to Australia this evening will not affect their confidence going into tomorrow's knockout matches.
Jul 27, 00:28
Tom Mitchell in action during the England Sevens Squad Announcement for the Commonwealth Games on July 9, 2014
Tom Mitchell injury not as serious as first feared
A source tells Sports Mole that England sevens captain Tom Mitchell's foot injury is not as serious as first feared and that he may be fit for tomorrow's action.
Jul 27, 00:16
James Davies of Wales looks on during the Pool A match between Wales and Kenya during day two of the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong International Stadium on March 29, 2014
James Davies: 'We can beat anyone'
Wales forward James Davies insists that his side can beat anyone on their day having been drawn against Australia in the medal quarter-final of the rugby sevens tomorrow.
Jul 27, 00:12
Marcus Watson of England scores a try against Kenya during the IRB Glasgow Sevens - Day Two at Scotstoun Stadium on May 4 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland
Marcus Watson: 'We must take our defeat on the chin'
England's Marcus Watson offers no excuses for his side's loss to Australia in the Group D decider at the Commonwealth Games this evening.
Jul 26, 23:32
James Davies of Wales looks on during the Pool A match between Wales and Kenya during day two of the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong International Stadium on March 29, 2014
James Davies still hopeful of rugby sevens medal
Wales forward James Davies insists that his side can still medal at the Commonwealth Games despite losing their final match on the opening day of sevens action.
Jul 26, 23:22
Philip Lucas of Barbados in action on July 26, 2014
Philip Lucas: 'Commonwealth Games are once-in-a-lifetime experience'
Barbados rugby sevens captain Philip Lucas is enjoying his Commonwealth Games experience despite his side being soundly beaten on the field.
Jul 26, 21:17
Philip Lucas of Barbados in action on July 26, 2014
Philip Lucas lauds "incredible" support
Barbados captain Philip Lucas praises the support his side have received on the opening day of the rugby sevens despite being beaten by Canada, Scotland and New Zealand.
Jul 26, 21:04