Rugby Union news
Some of the latest Rugby Union news from different news agencies around the world on.
Cardiff Blues' new signing Adam Jones says the deadlock in Welsh rugby needs to be solved so Sam Warburton can play.
Falcons winger Zach Kibirige feels optimistic ahead of the forthcoming Premiership season and his comeback from injury.
Yorkshire Carnegie appoint former Leeds Rhinos player Gary Mercer as their new coach on a two-year contract.
London Welsh fly-half Olly Barkley admits it will be "weird" to face his old side Bath early in the new season.
Exeter's scrum-half Dave Lewis waits to see if he will be fit for the start of the season after suffering an elbow injury.
Ospreys are well beaten in their final pre-season friendly, losing away to Aviva Premiership side Saracens.
Worcester Warriors fly-half Ryan Lamb says the arrival of 17 new players has given the club a new freshness.
Leicester sign All Blacks World Cup-winning second row Brad Thorn, who also enjoyed a stellar rugby league career.
Ospreys are ready to move on after prop Adam Jones joined Cardiff Blues on a one-year deal, says coach Steve Tandy.
Glasgow Warriors hand a short-term contract to Canada back Connor Braid.
Recently-retired Carlo Del Fava believes Italian lock Josh Furno will be a "good asset" for the Newcastle Falcons.
England's World Cup winning captain and vice-captain believe a professional women's game is a necessary next step.
Wales prop Adam Jones signs for Cardiff Blues ahead of the 2014-15 season.
Jersey-born England international Matt Banahan is on the bench for Bath as they meet Jersey in a friendly on Saturday.
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.
England captain Katy Mclean has had "the craziest 48 hours" of her life since winning the Women's World Cup.
Chris Robshaw believes England's triumph at the Women's Rugby World Cup will inspire a generation of women to play the game.
England players react to winning the Women's Rugby World Cup following their 21-9 victory over Canada in the final in Paris.
Former players share their memories of past World Cup finals as England beat Canada 21-9 to lift the trophy in Paris.
Results at the women's rugby union world cup 2014
How are the four Wales players at Racing Metro settling into the chic French lifestyle of Paris?
Wales and Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey lifts the lid on some of his favourite things when he talks to BBC Sport Wales TV.
Will England Women's Rugby World Cup win hasten the change to professionalism, or is sevens where the game's future lies?