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Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
England name seven uncapped players in training squad ahead of autumn internationals
England head coach Eddie Jones selects seven uncapped players in his 37-man training squad ahead of the autumn internationals.
Sep 30, 10:04
Owen Farrell kicks at goal during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Owen Farrell has 'open-ended injury'
Saracens coach Mark McCall reveals that he is unsure when England fly-half Owen Farrell will be fit to play again.
Sep 28, 21:19
Nathan White looks on during the Ireland captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on September 4, 2015
Ireland prop Nathan White forced to retire due to concussion
Ireland international prop Nathan White announces his retirement from the sport on medical grounds due to ongoing problems with concussion.
Sep 28, 17:19
Vern Cotter, Head Coach of Scotland looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter to take over at Montpellier
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter agrees a deal to take over French Top 14 side Montpellier ahead of the 2017-18 season.
Sep 28, 16:50
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Richard Hill appointed England team manager
World Cup-winning flanker Richard Hill is appointed England's new team manager by the RFU.
Sep 28, 16:00
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 sign centre Robbie Fruean
Bath agree a deal to sign centre Robbie Fruean from Canterbury Crusaders.
Sep 27, 15:09
Harlequins's Jack Clifford breaks clear to score his team's second try against Sale on October 26, 2013
Jack Clifford ruled out of England autumn internationals
England back-row Jack Clifford will miss the autumn internationals having been ruled out for up to 10 weeks with an ankle injury.
Sep 23, 16:05
A general view of Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2013
Six Nations start date 'to remain unchanged in calendar shake-up'
A report claims that a major shake-up of the current rugby calendar is close to being made, but the Six Nations will retain its traditional slot early in the year.
Sep 13, 22:59
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
Aviva Premiership salary cap to remain at £7m for three seasons
The Aviva Premiership's base-level salary will be capped at £7m for three seasons from next year - a decision unanimously backed by the league's board of directors.
Sep 8, 20:08
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland wants total commitment from British and Irish Lions
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland says that he will only select players who believe that they can beat New Zealand in next year's tour.
Sep 7, 12:57
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
Warren Gatland confirmed as British and Irish Lions head coach for 2017
Warren Gatland is confirmed as the British and Irish Lions head coach for the tour of New Zealand in 2017.
Sep 7, 12:05
Stuart Lancaster, Head Coach of England looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Leinster appoint former England head coach Stuart Lancaster as senior coach
Leinster appoint former England head coach Stuart Lancaster as a senior coach.
Sep 5, 16:01
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London Welsh avoid High Court winding-up order, threat of liquidation
London Welsh avoid the threat of liquidation as the High Court scraps a winding-up petition after hearing that the club's debts have been paid.
Sep 5, 13:29
Wales' Toby Faletau holds off South Africa's Francois Louw during the International rugby union test on November 9, 2013
Taulupe Faletau forced off on Bath debut with knee ligament injury
Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau picks up a potential long-term injury on his Bath Rugby debut, being forced off the field just 12 minutes in at Franklin's Gardens.
Sep 3, 22:05
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.
Aug 28, 16:26
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
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
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
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
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
Brad Barritt of Saracens is tackled by Exeter's Dave Lewis during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Allianz Park on Febuary 23, 2014
Brad Barritt named new Saracens captain
Reigning European and English champions Saracens name Brad Barritt as their new captain, replacing Alistair Hargreaves.
Jul 21, 19:29
England team celebrates after wininng the cup final between England and South Africa during day two of the Tokyo Sevens Rugby 2015 at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium on April 5, 2015
First rugby sevens squad to compete at Olympic Games selected by Team GB
Emily Scarratt and Tom Mitchell will skipper Great Britain's men's and women's rugby sevens sides at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio.
Jul 19, 10:44
James Haskell leans against a dirty wall during an England photocall on March 7, 2016
James Haskell ruled out for up to six months
England and Wasps flanker James Haskell is ruled out for four to six months with the toe injury he sustained during England's second Test against Australia.
Jul 12, 19:10
Stuart Lancaster, Head Coach of England looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Ex-England coach Stuart Lancaster linked with Toulon role
Toulon reportedly consider Stuart Lancaster as a contender to replace the recently-appointed Diego Dominguez as head coach.
Jul 10, 21:52
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
Waikato Chiefs confirm interest in Ireland coach Joe Schmidt
Waikato Chiefs CEO Andrew Flaxman confirms interest in appointing Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.
Jul 10, 20:10
Dean Ryan, Director of Rugby of Worcester Warriors during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Leicester Tigers at Sixways Stadium on December 05 2015
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan leaves club
Worcester Warriors announce that director of rugby Dean Ryan has left his post at the club.
Jun 30, 09:23
Luke Fitzgerald of Ireland during the International match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.
Leinster Rugby's Luke Fitzgerald retires from professional rugby
Leinster Rugby announce that Luke Fitzgerald has retired from rugby on medical advice.
Jun 28, 09:11
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Jeremy Guscott: 'England can go from strength to strength under Eddie Jones'
Jeremy Guscott describes England's whitewash of Australia as a "massive result", which he believes provides plenty of reason to be excited for the future.
Jun 26, 22:47
Owen Farrell kicks a penalty during the international Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016
Owen Farrell hails 'massive impact' of Jonny Wilkinson tuition
England's Owen Farrell claims that he has Jonny Wilkinson's personal training to thank for creating history when scoring 24 points in the third-Test win over Australia.
Jun 26, 12:03
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Wales head coach Warren Gatland: 'We will learn lessons from New Zealand defeat'
Wales head coach Warren Gatland says that lessons need to be learned following the team's 3-0 series defeat to New Zealand.
Jun 25, 14:32
Dylan Hartley passes the ball during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Dylan Hartley "really proud" of England's series whitewash over Australia
England captain Dylan Hartley says that he is "really proud" of his teammates after they earned a 3-0 whitewash over Australia in their Test series Down Under.
Jun 25, 13:54
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
Keith Wood: 'Warren Gatland, Eddie Jones dream British and Irish Lions pairing'
Former British and Irish Lions star Keith Wood backs Warren Gatland and Eddie Jones to take charge of the side for next year's New Zealand tour.
Jun 24, 14:53
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
Jared Payne out of third Ireland Test against South Africa
Tiernan O'Halloran replaces the injured Jared Payne at full-back for Ireland's series decider against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Jun 23, 18:09

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