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Gavin Henson: Mike Ruddock says new signing can be Dragons leader

Wales' 2005 Grand Slam-winning coach Mike Ruddock backs Gavin Henson to be a success after joining Newport Gwent Dragons.

Concussion in sport: Five sports gather to discuss head-injury prevention

Representatives from five sports meet to discuss a "unified approach" to the prevention and management of head injuries.

Toby Flood: Newcastle fly-half grateful for Leicester Tigers stint

Newcastle Falcons fly-half Toby Flood says spells at Leicester Tigers and Toulouse developed him as a player.

Ex-Ireland scrum-half Stringer signs for Worcester aged 39

Worcester Warriors sign veteran former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer on six-month contract before the 2017-18 season.

Leicester Tigers: Rugby's big cats make a splash at AquaPark Rutland

Rucking and mauling take a backseat as the big cats of Leicester Tigers mix up pre-season training with some less than impressive diving and splashing at AquaPark Rutland.

Pro12 expansion: Fixture list would protect derby matches

Pro12 derbies would be protected if the league splits into two conferences after the arrival of Cheetahs and Southern Kings.

England captain Hartley signs new Northampton deal

England captain Dylan Hartley signs a new Northampton Saints deal and is reappointed as the Premiership club's skipper.

Tim Streather: Ex-Saracens centre forced to retire by knee injury

Former Saracens centre Tim Streather retires from rugby union on medical advice with a persistent knee injury.

Ex-Dragons player Jackson walks for first time since breaking neck

Footage shows former Dragons back-rower Ed Jackson walking for the first time since breaking his neck.

Pro12 agree deal to expand next season to include South African sides

The Pro12 has agreed a deal to expand next season to include South African sides Cheetahs and Southern Kings, BBC Scotland understands.

'Wales players will take confidence from Lions draw'

Ken Owens believes the Lions' drawn series in New Zealand could help Wales claim a first win against the All Blacks since 1953.

Rob Baxter & Exeter Chiefs coaching staff sign three-year contracts

Rob Baxter signs a new three-year deal with Premiership champions Exeter and will assume the title of director of rugby.

British and Irish Lions: Kyle Sinckler arrested on night out in Auckland

British and Irish Lion Kyle Sinckler has apologised for "any inconvenience caused" after he was arrested on a night out in Auckland.

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

This week's sport on the BBC includes The Open, the conclusion of the Women's Cricket World Cup and action from the World Para-athletics Championships in London

Southern Kings scrum-half Schroeder excited by Pro14 switch

Southern Kings scrum-half Ricky Schroeder is relishing the chance to play in the new Pro14 after a deal was agreed to add two South African sides to the league.

Pro12: South African teams would be 'a positive' - Zane Kirchner

New Dragons back Zane Kirchner says Southern Kings and Cheetahs joining the Pro12 would be "a positive move".

Sam Warburton: New Zealand still best team in world - British & Irish Lions captain

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton says the All Blacks remain "the best team in the world" after returning home from New Zealand following their drawn series.

Lions 2017: Warren Gatland could tour South Africa

Lions head coach Warren Gatland does not rule out coaching the side again in 2021 after his side draw a three-match Test series in New Zealand.

British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland's first coaching roles

As Warren Gatland celebrates the Lions' win over New Zealand in the second Test, BBC Wales Sport looks at the origins of his coaching career.

Women's Rugby World Cup: Simon Middleton says it was 'really tough' to select squad

England head coach Simon Middleton says it was "really tough" to select his squad for August's Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland.

Meet the South African sides set to join Pro12

South African sides Southern Kings and Cheetahs are expected to join the Pro12 for next season.

Best player, try, quip and tourist - our end-of-tour Lions awards

Former Lions winger Ugo Monye and BBC rugby reporter Chris Jones offer their verdicts on the historic drawn series with New Zealand.

Gobsmacking, enthralling and here to stay - Guscott's Lions verdict

We have witnessed a phenomenal series, and after the slow start to the tour surely no-one now doubts the Lions' future, writes Jeremy Guscott.

'An epic draw that left everyone a winner'

The final page of this epic pot-boiler of a series might have been torn out, but after the final whistle the meaning was apparent to all, writes Tom Fordyce.

Women's Sports Week 2017: Niamh Briggs on the growth of women's rugby in Ireland

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs on the opportunity hosting the World Cup provides to grow the game.

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