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North 'disciplined' by Northampton for missing training

Wales wing George North is "disciplined" by his club Northampton Saints after missing a training session.

Former All Black Mika dies suddenly at 45

Former New Zealand international Dylan Mika dies suddenly at the age of 45, his family announces.

Cardiff Blues: Australian John Mulvihill named new coach

Cardiff Blues have named Australian John Mulvihill as successor to head coach Danny Wilson.

Grand Slam winners Rory Best, Iain Henderson and Rob Kearney sign IRFU contract extensions

Rory Best, Iain Henderson and Rob Kearney pen IRFU contract extensions in the wake of Ireland's Grand Slam success.

Pro14: Scrum-half Sarel Pretorius to leave Dragons for Kings

Scrum-half Sarel Pretorius is to leave Dragons for Pro14 rivals Southern Kings in his South African homeland for the 2018-19 season.

'It's almost time for them to rip it up and start again' - Guscott on where England go next

England have been rocked to the core and must use the summer tour to South Africa to rebuild their confidence, says Lions great Jeremy Guscott.

Josh Charnley: Warrington wing has no regrets about time in rugby union

Warrington wing Josh Charnley has no regrets about his time in rugby union after crossing codes back to rugby league.

Scarlets sign South Africa number eight Uzair Cassiem

Scarlets sign South Africa number eight Uzair Cassiem from Pro14 rivals Cheetahs for the 2018-19 season.

England back Watson to miss rest of season

England and Bath back Anthony Watson will miss the remainder of the season with an Achilles injury.

Ten from Ireland - but how many Englishmen? Rugby Union Weekly's team of the Six Nations

Who made a "brilliant breakthrough"? Who was a "force of nature"? Here is Rugby Union Weekly's team of the tournament for the 2018 Six Nations.

Will Chudley: Bath sign Exeter Chiefs scrum-half for start of 2018-19 season

Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Will Chudley is to join Premiership rivals Bath at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Winston Stanley: Injured Harlequins centre retires from rugby at the age of 29

Harlequins centre and former Samoa international Winston Stanley retires from rugby aged 29 because of injury.

Watch the contenders - then find out your try of the Six Nations

Who do you think scored the best try in the 2018 Six Nations? Watch the tries here and find out who got the most votes.

Commonwealth Games: Wales sevens call-up for Tipuric & Amos

International flanker Justin Tipuric and wing Hallam Amos are included in the Wales Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Townsend 'somewhat satisfied' but wants more from Scotland

Gregor Townsend says he is "somewhat satisfied" with his first Six Nations as Scotland head coach, but wants more.

World Rugby to investigate Spain's World Cup qualifying defeat

World Rugby said it will investigate the "context of events" around Belgium's controversial win over Spain in a 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifier.

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes New Zealand v England in the first Test, Gymnastics World Cup and the Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge.

'Reasons to be cheerful, but work to be done'

Scotland matched their best finish in the Six Nations, and delivered some glorious moments, but they still have improvements to make.

Ireland's Grand Slam: We'll always want more - captain Best

Ireland's Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best says his team-mates will "keep on wanting more" after their clean sweep in the 2018 Six Nations.

Six Nations Shuffle: Celebrations for Ireland, aerial ping pong & a crocodile roll

Watch the quirkier moments from the final weekend of the Six Nations, featuring celebrations for Ireland, aerial ping pong, a steamy Alun Wyn Jones and a crocodile roll.

Women's Six Nations: Italy defeat Scotland in muddy conditions

Watch Beatric Rigoni score Italy's bonus-point try in their hard-fought victory over Scotland in the final match of the Women's Six Nations.

Six Nations - 2018's best tries

Watch 10 of the best tries from the 2018 Six Nations including efforts from George North, Teddy Thomas, Huw Jones and Jacob Stockdale.

Six Nations 2018: Ireland celebrate Grand Slam win with victory over England

Watch the the moment Ireland win the Grand Slam title after a convincing 24-15 Six Nations win over England on St Patrick's Day.

Six Nations 2018: Ireland beat England to win Grand Slam - highlights

Watch highlights as Ireland beat England on St Patrick's Day to win only the third Grand Slam in their history in thrilling fashion.

Highlights: Wales edge past France

Watch highlights as Wales secure second place in the Six Nations behind Grand Slam champions Ireland, following a hard-fought one-point victory over France in Cardiff.

Six Nations 2018: Wales' tale of pain and progress

Wales saw some progress while also enduring their share of pain during the 2018 Six Nations, writes Gareth Griffiths.

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