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England boss Jones extends contract until 2021

England head coach Eddie Jones signs a two-year contract extension to stay in the role until 2021.

Cooper Vuna: Bath sign former Worcester Warriors wing on short-term deal

Tonga and former Worcester Warriors wing Cooper Vuna signs for Premiership club Bath on a short-term deal.

Six Nations 2018: Wales name James Davies and Josh Adams in squad

Wales name uncapped pair, Scarlets flanker James Davies and Worcester wing Josh Adams, in their squad for the Six Nations.

Six Nations: Scotland returns for Greig Laidlaw & Scott Lawson

Experienced scrum-half Greig Laidlaw returns to a 40-man Scotland squad including four uncapped players for the Six Nations.

Tommy Bowe: Ireland and Ulster wing to retire at end of season

Former Lions wing Tommy Bowe announces that he will quit the sport at the end of this season.

Northampton Saints CEO Mark Darbon keen to 'move quickly' for new boss

Northampton Saints CEO Mark Darbon says the club want to "move quickly" to appoint a new director of rugby for next season.

Alex Lewington: London Irish winger to join Saracens

Saracens agree a deal to sign winger Alex Lewington from fellow Premiership club London Irish at the end of the season.

London Irish: Brophy-Clews, Fowlie and Hobbs-Awoyemi sign contract extensions

London Irish trio Theo Brophy-Clews, Tom Fowlie and Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi have signed contract extensions with the Premiership club.

Lima Sopoaga: Wasps sign All Blacks fly-half for the 2018-19 season

Wasps sign All Blacks fly-half Lima Sopoaga for the 2018-19 season from New Zealand Super Rugby side Highlanders.

Mathieu Bastareaud & James Haskell to face independent disciplinary committee

Toulon's Mathieu Bastareaud and Wasps' James Haskell will face an independent disciplinary committee on Wednesday.

Semesa Rokoduguni: Six Nations to come too soon for injured Bath wing

Bath and England wing Semesa Rokoduguni is to miss the Six Nations as he recovers from injury, reports BBC Radio Bristol.

Scarlets in the market for George North

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac says they have spoken to Wales wing George North about him joining them for 2018-19.

Marcus Smith is 'one of Europe's most sought-after players'

England scrum-half Danny Care thinks England squad member Smith will have turned down big offers to stay at The Stoop.

Rory Best: Ireland captain seeks clarity on new Ireland deal

Ireland skipper Rory Best wants his international future sorted before the Six Nations campaign starts on 3 February.

Toulon defend Bastareaud over homophobic comments

Toulon defend captain Mathieu Bastareaud after he is cited for making a homophobic comment in the European Champions Cup win over Benetton.

Murray McCallum 'worth a shot' for Scotland, says Peter Wright

Uncapped Murray McCallum could be the best solution to Scotland's front-row problems, says former international prop Peter Wright.

Jackson Willison: Bath sign Worcester Warriors centre from next season

Worcester Warriors' New Zealand-born centre Jackson Willison is to leave to join Bath at the end of the season.

Scotland women name squad for Six Nations warm-up against Spain

Scotland women name a 25-player squad for Sunday's Six Nations warm-up match against Spain in Glasgow.

Vunipola set to miss Six Nations after fracturing forearm

Saracens and England number eight Billy Vunipola looks set to miss the Six Nations after fracturing his forearm on Saturday.

Tom Stephenson: Northampton Saints centre encouraged by injury return

Northampton Saints centre Tom Stephenson says he is slowly returning to his best after nearly two years out with injury.

Ireland name Munster flanker Ciara Griffin as women's captain

Munster flanker Ciara Griffin takes over from Claire Molloy as skipper of the Ireland women's team.

Leicester hammered in France as dire European campaign continues

Leicester Tigers suffered their seventh defeat in their last eight matches as they were thrashed by Castres in the European Champions Cup.

Ireland winger Tommy Bowe announces retirement

Ireland and Ulster winger Tommy Bowe says he will retire from rugby at the end of this season.

Beno Obano spits some bars on the Rugby Union Weekly podcast

Bath Rugby prop Beno Obano, newly called into the England training squad, spits some bars on the Rugby Union Weekly podcast.

Pro14 highlights: Ospreys 29-28 Cardiff Blues

Watch highlights of Ospreys' narrow bonus-point win over Cardiff Blues in the Pro14.

Pro14 highlights: Scarlets 47-13 Dragons

Scrum V highlights of Conference B leaders Scarlets' seven-try win over Dragons in the Pro14.

Highlights: Edinburgh 37-7 Southern Kings

Edinburgh score five tries to register a bonus-point Pro14 victory over Southern Kings, who have yet to win a match this season.

Nick De Luca: 'Rugby players never address how our mind works'

Nick De Luca believes clubs should adopt the same approach to their players' mental wellbeing as they do their physical attributes.

Who are the Scottish Exiles in Six Nations contention?

BBC Scotland assesses the form and fitness of Scots based in England and France pressing for a place in Gregor Townsend's squad.

More than 100,000 teams picked - who made your rugby union team of the year?

BBC Sport users selected more than 100,000 teams of the year - so who makes your combined 2017 XV?



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