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Head coach Jackman leaves Dragons role

Dragons part company with head coach Bernard Jackman following their poor form since his arrival in June, 2017.

Leading try scorer Lewington's 'weird journey' to Saracens

U-turns, roadblocks, diversions and injury breakdowns - how Alex Lewington went from aspiring footballer to Saracens' leading try scorer.

Melville warns against wages rise if £200m deal goes through

Premiership clubs must spend a prospective cash boost on facilities, Rugby Football Union boss Nigel Melville warns.

Ireland's Henshaw set to miss Six Nations opener

Leinster and Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw faces up to another eight weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Young Ulster talent 'motivating' senior players

John Cooney and Marcell Coetzee say that the young talent emerging within the Ulster squad is pushing the senior players to improve their own game.

Return to England coaching role 'hypothetical' says Lancaster

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster says speculation linking him with a possible return to the post in the future is "hypothetical".

Ollie Thorley: Gloucester back's 'purple patch' delights boss Johan Ackermann

"Tremendous" young back Ollie Thorley's "purple patch" of form is pleasing Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann.

'He'll be ready' - Itoje Six Nations fears allayed

England and Saracens lock Maro Itoje is expected to miss "four to eight weeks" with his knee injury, Sarries boss Mark McCall says.

Michael Heaney: Worcester Warriors scrum-half signs new two-year contract

Worcester Warriors scrum-half Michael Heaney signs a new two-year contract with the Premiership club.

Saracens thump Blues to extend winning run

Saracens make it three wins from three in the Champions Cup with a high-scoring comeback victory over Cardiff Blues.

Leicester lose for second time in three European matches

Leicester lose for the second time in their opening three Champions Cup pool matches as they are beaten by French side Racing 92.

Munster beat Castres to go top of Champions Cup group

Munster return to the top of Champions Cup Pool Two thanks to a comfortable 30-5 victory over Castres at Thomond Park.

Exeter Chiefs: What now after another European Champions Cup defeat?

After a sixth winless game in seven Champions Cup outings, Rob Baxter says Exeter must examine their approach to European matches.

Premier 15s: Saracens retain top spot

Saracens remain top of the Premier 15s table with a 59-0 victory over Darlington Mowden Park Sharks - their tenth win of the season.

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

This week's sport on the BBC includes the final round of matches in the group stages of the Champions League, European rugby union and the Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

Northampton Saints youngsters hope to provide festive cheer after slow Premiership start

Northampton Saints hope the Christmas period will produce an upturn in results after a slow start to the Premiership season.

Hadleigh Parkes: Current and next Scarlets boss met at my wedding

Scarlets centre Hadleigh Parkes explains how his current boss Wayne Pivac and next season's head coach Brad Mooar met.

Blair Cowan: London Irish and Scotland back row qualifies as barber

Blair Cowan is a rugby union player with a newly-found skill off the pitch as a professional barber.

Principality Premiership highlights from Scrum V

Watch Scrum V highlights from the weekend's round of Principality Premiership.

Scotland's Cowan proving a cut above the rest

London Irish and Scotland back row Blair Cowan is preparing for life after rugby by perfecting his new barber skills.

Autumn Tests: Jeremy Guscott's verdict on England, Wales, Ireland & Scotland

Jeremy Guscott runs the rule over England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland and picks his team of the autumn.



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