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British & Irish Lions: Sean O'Brien says team could have won 3-0 with better coaching

The British and Irish Lions could have whitewashed New Zealand 3-0 had they been better coached, says flanker Sean O'Brien.

Richards confident USA trip was a success

Rugby union will benefit from showcasing the game in Philadelphia, says Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards.

Ex-Dragons boss Kingsley Jones takes Canada coaching job

Former Dragons boss Kingsley Jones takes charge of Canada's bid to play against Wales at the 2019 World Cup.

Premiership: Gloucester v Worcester Warriors

Team news as Gloucester host Worcester in Friday's Premiership fixture at Kingsholm (19:45 BST).

Leicester Tigers: Afa Pakalani, Kyle Traynor & Jake Kerr join Premiership club

Leicester Tigers sign Tonga international back Afa Pakalani, prop Kyle Traynor and hooker Jake Kerr.

Worcester Warriors: Premiership club seek new investment, says managing director

Worcester Warriors confirm that they are seeking new investors, following reports of a potential takeover at Sixways.

Danny Cipriani: Wasps fly-half likely to be out for three months with knee injury

Wasps and ex-England fly-half Danny Cipriani could miss the rest of 2017 after suffering a torn knee ligament against Harlequins.

Ireland captain Best ruled out for four to six weeks

Ulster captain Rory Best is ruled out for four to six weeks after a scan confirms he has suffered a hamstring tear.

Joe Marler: Harlequins prop reprimanded after James Haskell scuffle

Joe Marler is reprimanded after a scuffle with England team-mate James Haskell during Harlequins' Premiership win over Wasps.

Jackson and Olding rape case prosecutors 'complying'

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny all of charges against them after an alleged incident last year.

Edinburgh's Richard Cockerill ready to wield axe v Scarlets after Benetton loss

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill says some senior players will be dropped for the match against Scarlets after the loss to Benetton.

Chris Jones and Ugo Monye discuss the scuffle between James Haskell and Joe Marler

Chris Jones and Ugo Monye discuss the decision to sin-bin James Haskell after he was involved in a scuffle with England team-mate Joe Marler.

Alex Corbisiero: Rugby union has 'huge market' in USA

Rugby union has a "huge market" in the USA despite just 6,000 people watching Saturday's Premiership match in Philadelphia, says Alex Corbisiero.

Dragons sign back Palamo on loan from Bristol

Dragons sign United States wing or centre Thretton Palamo from Bristol on a one-month loan deal to cover injuries.

Jono Kitto: Worcester Warriors sign Leicester Tigers scrum-half on loan

Injury-hit Premiership strugglers Worcester Warriors sign scrum-half Jono Kitto on a short-term loan from Leicester Tigers.

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

This week's sport on the BBC includes the return of the Women's Super League and cycling's Road World Championships.

Pro14: Ospreys 16-21 Munster

Scrum V brings you all the weekend action from the Pro14.

Pro14: Cardiff Blues 19-20 Glasgow

Scrum V brings you all the weekend action from the Pro14.

Pro14 highlights: Dragons 21-8 Connacht

Watch the highlights as Dragons manage to avoid a record 12th successive defeat in Pro14 with a comfortable victory over Connacht at Rodney Parade.

Pro14: Edinburgh 17-20 Benetton

The tries from Edinburgh's Pro14 defeat by Benetton at Myreside (UK users only).

Danny Care on why your sports club needs you

With research suggesting an 18% drop in community volunteers since 2015, England rugby star Danny Care tells BBC Radio 5 live why you should get involved.

Jamie Roberts focused on Wales challenge

Jamie Roberts tells Scrum V he is "desperate" to regain his Wales centre place and play in 100 Test matches.

John Smit says Saracens hooker Jamie George is 'the real deal'

Former South Africa captain John Smit says Saracens and England hooker Jamie George is "the real deal".

Women's Premier 15s: Clubs ready for new domestic rugby union competition

BBC Points West meets Bristol Ladies and top-flight newcomers Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC as they prepare for the new Premier 15s competition.

'I owe my life to rugby' - the gay Glasgow rugby fan who founded his own club

Adam Harrison's life hit rock bottom because of bullying over his weight and sexuality. It was going to take something special to transform him... enter rugby.

Ed Jackson: Rugby player's road from paralysis to recovery

Ed Jackson, his father Mark and fiancee Lois chart his progress from life-threatening paralysis in hospital to walking and making plans for his wedding in 2018.



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