Rugby Union news
Some of the latest Rugby Union news from different news agencies around the world on.
Newport Gwent Dragons chief Gareth Davies hopes new dual contracts will aim to secure rising talent rather than bringing stars home.
After a lengthy dispute, the WRU and the four Welsh rugby regions sign a deal aimed at keeping star players in Wales.
England will be without injured props Dan Cole and Mako Vunipola for the November internationals at Twickenham.
Bristol prop Jason Hobson, 31, announces his retirement from rugby with immediate effect following medical advice.
London Irish boss Brian Smith vows his side will mount a serious challenge for silverware this season.
London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell defends the number of signings the Premiership newcomers have made.
Incoming Bath signing Sam Burgess is to play at centre after he completes his switch to rugby union from league.
Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero says the new European Rugby Champions Cup will be a priority for Saints.
England and Exeter winger Jack Nowell is set to miss the start of the Premiership season as he recovers from knee surgery.
England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.
Welsh Rugby Players' Association chief Rhys Williams says it is "high time" the WRU and the regions settled their differences.
Wigan coach Shaun Wane believes a mid-season training camp with rugby union side Bath was beneficial to both clubs.
Adam Jones names his toughest opponent, most admired sportsman and least appealing room-mate in our quickfire questions.
Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas reveals which films bring a tear to his eye when he talks to BBC Sport Wales TV.
Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand will use the Darlington Arena as one of their training bases for their title defence in England next year.
England Women's Rugby World Cup winner and full-time plumber Marlie Packer tells BBC's Katherine Downes that it would be "a dream" to become a full-time professional.
Worcester Warriors fly-half Ryan Lamb tells BBC Hereford and Worcester they know they will be favourites to win promotion from the Championship this season.
Wales captain Sam Warburton keeps himself busy trying his hand as a flight attendant.
Former players share their memories of past World Cup finals as England beat Canada 21-9 to lift the trophy in Paris.
How are the four Wales players at Racing Metro settling into the chic French lifestyle of Paris?