Rugby Union news
Some of the latest Rugby Union news from different news agencies around the world on.
England will use previous World Cup final heartache to spur them to victory this time, says hooker Emma Croker.
Laura Keates, Natasha Hunt & Lydia Thompson will make World Cup debuts when England's 2014 campaign starts on Friday.
Captain Rachel Taylor believes Wales can do well at the Women's Rugby World Cup, starting against hosts France.
England wing Marland Yarde says moving to Harlequins from London Irish will help his development as a player.
Exeter Chiefs make Namibia international full-back Chrysander Botha their eighth signing of the summer.
Ex-Gloucester boss Nigel Davies insists he feels "no bitterness" towards the Premiership club after his sacking in May.
Former England captain John Spencer is appointed tour manager for the British and Irish Lions' 2017 trip to New Zealand.
Ireland's women's rugby team are confident they can continue their impressive form at the forthcoming World Cup.
Jersey head coach Harvey Biljon continues his pre-season preparations by signing Argentina hooker Martin Garcia Veiga.
South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record.
Cardiff Blues chief Richard Holland says he would like to see New Zealander Gareth Anscombe play for Wales.
Wales rugby star Ian Gough is found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill, days after her engagement to pop star Dane Bowers.
Sale and England fly-half Danny Cipriani says he would be open to extending his contract, which expires next summer.
London Welsh complete their 24th new signing of the summer with the arrival of forward James Down from Cardiff Blues.
Glasgow Warriors agree a deal with South African Rossouw de Klerk, the club's third prop recruited this summer.
Cornish Pirates name Chris Morgan as captain, taking over from Gavin Cattle.
France internationals Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser are attacked by a gang armed with machetes.
Flanker Magnus Lund rejoins Sale Sharks from Biarritz, six years after moving to France from the Premiership side.
Tonga prop Ofa Fainga'anuku hopes getting Worcester back into the Premiership will help him win a 2015 World Cup place.
BBC Sport finds out who is the loudest, the funniest and the worst at speaking French in England's women's rugby team.
Former Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies speaks to BBC Gloucestershire about his sacking from the Premiership club in May.
New Zealand suffer their first ever defeat in the Commonwealth Games sevens competition as South Africa seal a 17-12 victory in Glasgow.
BBC Sport picks seven of the best tries from Sunday's action in the rugby sevens competition as South Africa seal a historic win over New Zealand in the final in Glasgow.
Philip Burgess goes over in the corner in the final seconds to give England a 17-15 win over Wales in the plate final of the rugby sevens competition.
Australia beat Wales 21-19 in the quarter-finals as the Australian's produce a simple match-winning conversion at the end of the game to go through to the semi-finals.
Scotland's summer tour ends with a crushing defeat in South Africa but the experience should prove valuable, says Mike Blair.
England have shown they can beat New Zealand but there is still a big gap between the teams, says Jeremy Guscott.
BBC Wales Sport's Richard Williams looks back on a second Test that Wales came close to winning and the lessons learned.
Which England player is a plumber by trade? Whose nickname is 'Honey Bill'? Which team is known as the Nomads?
England's Emma Croker says daughter Lucy will be there to support her at every game as she targets World Cup glory in France.