Rugby Union news
Some of the latest Rugby Union news from different news agencies around the world on.
A much-changed Saracens side edge past Newcastle Falcons to stay comfortably clear at the top of the Premiership table.
Northampton Saints survive a remarkable London Irish fightback to return to winning ways at Franklin's Gardens.
Both sides had a man sent off as the Cardiff Blues beat the Scarlets 17-13 in the Pro12 derby at the Millennium Stadium.
Ospreys beat NG Dragons to keep their play-off hopes alive in the second of two Pro12 derbies at the Millennium Stadium.
A superb display by Sale fly-half Danny Cipriani and a storming first period sets up a crushing 55-12 win over Exeter.
Bath boost their Premiership play-off push with a hard-fought 32-20 bonus-point win over bottom side Worcester Warriors.
Tom Varndell returns after three months out to help Wasps to a bonus-point 38-30 victory over Gloucester at Twickenham.
Edinburgh pay the price for three missed penalties as they lose to the Pro 12's bottom side Zebre in Parma.
Munster move back into second place in the Pro12 thanks to a 32-23 bonus-point win over derby rivals Connacht.
Harlequins keep their Premiership play-off hopes alive as Mike Brown's late try secures a 24-20 victory against Leicester.
Glasgow Warriors illustrate their play-off credentials by beating second-placed Ulster 27-9 to move up to third in the Pro12.
Ospreys centre Jonathan Spratt says the region will not be taking Sunday's opponent NG Dragons lightly.
England will be major contenders for World Cup 2015 and a win in New Zealand this summer is possible, says Dan Carter.
Leaders and defending champions Leinster run in nine tries in a dominant Pro12 win over Benetton Treviso.
Gloucester back-row forward Gareth Evans could be out for up to six months with a knee ligament injury.
Ospreys flanker Justin Tipuric is an injury doubt for Wales' tour to South Africa, says coach Warren Gatland.
Gloucester pair Tavis Knoyle and Sila Puafisi are banned after being sent off during Saturday's defeat at home to Bath.
Chairman Roger Blyth says Ospreys' feeder clubs are struggling in the Welsh Premiership due to demands of player development.
Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland misses a kick from right in front of the posts after scoring a try against the Blues at the Millennium Stadium.
Highlights from Glasgow's 27-9 win over Ulster in the Pro12 at Scotstoun.
Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire following Saturday's 38-30 defeat by London Wasps in the Premiership.
Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill speaks to BBC Radio Leicester after Friday's 24-20 defeat at Harlequins
Veteran Leicester hooker George Chuter says now is the right time to retire following 13 years with the Tigers.
American Carlin Isles showed the speed that has seen him dubbed the "fastest man in world rugby" at the Melrose Sevens this weekend.
Scrum V meets Leicester fly-half Owen Williams, who has played a starring role for the Tigers this season (UK users only).
Bristol head coach Sean Holley tells BBC Points West that their top-of-the table Championship clash with London Welsh comes at the ideal time ahead of the play-offs.
Ospreys beat Leinster to maintain their challenge for a Pro12 top-four play-off place (UK users only).
Scrum V's highlights of Cardiff Blues' Pro12 win at Edinburgh (UK only).
Scrum V brings you all the action from the Pro12 game in which Treviso beat Newport Gwent Dragons 45-27 (UK only).
Wing Jordan Williams' counter-attack try was the highlight of Scarlets' Pro12 win over Zebre (UK users only).
Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder speaks to BBC Radio Northampton following the 28-24 defeat at Saracens.
Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire following Saturday's 18-17 defeat against local rivals Bath in the Premiership.
Bath coach Toby Booth speaks to BBC Radio Bristol after Saturday's 18-17 victory over local rivals Gloucester.
Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson has a "force-field of optimism" around him that no harsh realities will permeate, says Tom English
A combination of TV experience and rugby relationships was key to reaching agreement, RFU chairman Bill Beaumont tells BBC Sport
New Zealand legend Dan Carter hopes a sabbatical will keep him fresh to sort out some unfinished World Cup business