Scotland star Hogg quits Glasgow for Exeter
Exeter Chiefs have announced the signing of Scotland international Stuart Hogg on a two-year deal.
New Zealand to host Women's RWC in 2021
New Zealand will host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021 after beating off competition from Australia, it was announced on Wednesday.
Crucial TMO call was right, but England will learn from All Blacks defeat
New Zealand showed why the road to the Rugby World Cup runs through them, but Eddie Jones' side laid a marker at Twickenham.
Wallabies need 'momentum', so what's selection answer?
Stick with the same tired, struggling players or opt for some fresh young blood? Matt Toomua admits Michael Cheika faces some difficult decisions before the Wallabies' crucial Test against Italy.
Genia urges fans to stick with Wallabies
Wallabies halfback Will Genia admits nothing less than a convincing Test victory will suffice against European minnows Italy on Saturday.
Fired up Eddie Jones tells Japan 'be worried'
A fired-up Eddie Jones says his England side will be "absolutely ruthless" and aiming to "physically smash" Japan when the teams meet on Saturday.
Jones: Referees' meetings a 'waste of time'
England head coach Eddie Jones is planning to boycott future referees' meetings after labelling them as a 'waste of time'.
Japan squad paid £13 per day - coach
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has revealed his squad are paid just £13 day as they prepare to face England on Saturday.
Gray returns for Scotland vs. South Africa
Glasgow lock Jonny Gray has been recalled to the Scotland team for their game against South Africa this weekend as head coach Gregor Townsend attempts to beef up his pack for the visit of the Springboks.
Why Franco Mostert is so important to the Boks
One of South Africa's more understated players, Franco Mostert, seems to bring a calmness to the Springboks' lineout thanks to his calling and skill in the air.
O'Driscoll, Umaga draw line under '05 tackle
Former British & Irish Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll insists he and Tana Umaga have finally drawn a line under the controversial tackle that ended his tour of New Zealand in 2005.
Hansen open to having chat to Schmidt about NZ job
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is willing to sit down and have a chat to Ireland's Joe Schmidt about the pressures of the All Blacks job if he is serious about applying for it.
Springboks enjoy that winning feeling again
After two narrow defeats, South Africa were able to reverse their fortunes and snatch a last-gasp victory of their own against France in Paris on Saturday, even if coach Rassie Erasmus felt they had not been at their best.
France reflect on cruel Springboks defeat
French hopes of posting a morale-boosting win in the build-up to next year's World Cup were dashed in a dramatic finish to Saturday's test against South Africa, much to the bitter disappointment of both their coach and captain.
Wales finally end losing run against Australia
Replacement fullback Dan Biggar kicked a late penalty as Wales claimed a first success over nemesis Australia in 14 games.
Hooper rues missed opportunities
Australia skipper Michael Hooper admits he made the wrong move in not kicking for goal after the Wallabies sunk to a disappointing 9-6 Test loss to Wales.
Gatland praises Welsh bench for Australia win
Wales coach Warren Gatland says the strength of their bench played a major role in the narrow 9-6 victory over Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Cipriani hit with three-week ban
Gloucester and England fly-half Danny Cipriani has been banned for three weeks after he was sent off for a dangerous tackle.
Former Springboks flanker Deysel retires
Deysel, who joined Ulster from Guinness Pro14 rivals Munster in 2017, made his decision because of a "combination of lower-body injuries and various niggles".
Cipriani sent off in Gloucester defeat
Danny Cipriani's week went from bad to worse as he was sent off against Munster in the European Champions Cup on Saturday.
Billy Vunipola out of autumn internationals
England will be without Billy Vunipola for the autumn internationals after he fractured his arm in Saracens' win over Glasgow Warriors at the weekend.
Vunipola brothers both injured in Saracens win
Billy and Mako Vunipola both went off injured in Saracens' victory over Glasgow on Sunday, putting their participation in England's Autumn internationals in doubt.
O'Driscoll: Exeter level with Saracens, Leinster
Brian O'Driscoll has tipped Exeter Chiefs as favourites to win the Champions Cup title this season, alongside recent winners Leinster and Saracens.
Ulster confirm Champions Cup spot
Ulster confirmed their place in next season's Champions Cup with a 35-17 victory over Ospreys at the Kingspan Stadium.
European review: Player of the week, flop & more
Rugby union displayed its best side in Bilbao over the weekend, as a 61-point thriller of a Challenge Cup final was followed by a tense, nerve-shredding Champions Cup showpiece.
Lambie suffers serious knee injury
Pat Lambie is almost certain to miss the Springboks' Tests against England after sustaining what is believed to be an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the European Rugby Champions Cup final.
Patience pays dividends for 'ugly' Leinster
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen admitted the final 20 minutes of his side's Champions Cup final victory were "torturous" as he praised his players' resilience.
Dan Carter ruled out of Champions Cup final
Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter has been ruled out of the Champions Cup final with a hamstring injury.
Nacewa the hero as Leinster snatch glory
Racing 92 fly-half Remi Tales missed a late drop-goal as Leinster clung on to claim a 15-12 victory in the Champions Cup final in Bilbao.
O'Driscoll: Lancaster in no rush for Test return
Leinster legend Brian O'Driscoll has praised the "exceptional" work Stuart Lancaster has done in helping the Irish province to the brink of a fourth European Cup success. But he does not think he will rush back into the Test arena.
Bilbao rain could give way to Racing tears
Those who headed to northern Spain in search of sun this weekend look set for disappointment but those who have found a way to Bilbao should witness a fine Champions Cup final.
Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cup finals
All eyes are on Bilbao this weekend as Leinster, Racing 92, the Cardiff Blues and Gloucester contest this season's European finals.
Leinster must find 'another gear' in Bilbao
Dan Leavy believes Leinster must find an extra gear if they are to beat Racing 92 and secure a fourth European Cup triumph.
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