Rugby Union news
Some of the latest Rugby Union news from different news agencies around the world on.
South African lock Franco van der Merwe will play at Ravenhill next season after agreeing a two-year deal with Ulster.
Chris Ashton wants to win back his England place as he looks to guide Saracens to their first Heineken Cup final.
Wales international scrum-half Warren Fury is to remain with Newcastle Falcons after signing a two-year contract.
Captains Al Kellock and Greig Laidlaw are back as Glasgow host Edinburgh in Saturday's derby meeting at Scotstoun.
Team news as Northampton host Harlequins in Friday's Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final at Franklin's Gardens (20:00 BST).
The loss of senior Welsh internationals to clubs in England and France has benefited young players says Wales U20 coach Byron Hayward.
Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is ending his six-year stay at Glasgow Warriors to join London Wasps.
Newport Gwent Dragons wing Tom Prydie and centre Ashley Smith sign three-year contract extensions with the Pro12 side.
London Wasps agree the signing of Italy prop Lorenzo Cittadini, who has 32 caps, from Treviso for next season.
Northampton forward Phil Dowson challenges his team-mates to match the ruthless attitude of rivals Leicester and Saracens.
Worcester Warriors agree a deal to sign England Saxons winger Tom Biggs from Premiership rivals Bath in the summer.
Cory Allen has a better all-round game than 58-cap Wales centre Jamie Roberts, says pundit Jonathan Davies.
Exeter Chiefs forward James Hanks is forced to retire at the age of 29 after failing to recover from a neck injury.
Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick is released from a Glasgow hospital after treatment for an irregular heartbeat.
Ospreys boss Steve Tandy says he is frustrated his side failed to get a bonus point against the Newport Gwent Dragons.
Ryan Wilson and James Eddie extend their contracts as Glasgow Warriors re-sign four back-row men within a week.
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.
Bath head coach Mike Ford tells BBC Points West he tried to keep Worcester-bound Tom Biggs but the club were unable to rearrange their budget for next season.
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.
A combination of TV experience and rugby relationships was key to reaching agreement, RFU chairman Bill Beaumont tells BBC Sport
Glasgow and Edinburgh Rugby meet this Saturday with the gulf between the two growing, writes BBC Scotland's Tom English
Clermont's class and Toulon's power will prevail against Saracens and Munster respectively in the Heineken Cup semi-finals, says Jeremy Guscott
The chairman of Saracens rugby club, Nigel Wray tells BBC Extratime he is worried that players might go elsewhere if English clubs are unable to compete financially with international clubs.