Rugby Union news
Some of the latest Rugby Union news from different news agencies around the world on.
The Rugby Football Union apologises following criticism of the new England kit which incorporates the Victoria Cross emblem.
The Premiership salary cap next season will rise by £500,000 to £5.5m and clubs will be allowed a second marquee player.
Prince Harry is named honorary president of England Rugby 2015 as organisers mark one year until the World Cup begins.
Wasps and Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is ruled out for between six and nine months with a serious knee injury.
Saracens agree a deal to sign Romania international Catalin Fercu at the end of this month from Timisoara Saracens.
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny's brief time at Toulon is not necessarily at an end says national team captain Sam Warburton.
Worcester director of rugby Dean Ryan expresses concerns over reports linking Wasps with a move to the Midlands.
Ruan Pienaar's prospects of playing in Ulster's opening European games next month look to have improved.
Lock Andrew Coombs is banned for three weeks after a stamping incident during Dragons' 17-15 Pro12 defeat by Ospreys.
Ospreys join Cardiff Blues in monitoring Leigh Halfpenny after Toulon president raises questions over the player's contract.
Scrum-half Ben Youngs says captaining Leicester Tigers is an "easy" job in a side packed with leadership quality.
Wasps boss Dai Young says James Haskell has vindicated the decision to appoint him as skipper this season.
Neil Jenkins says Ospreys new signing De Kock Steenkamp needs to settle in at his region before thinking of playing for Wales.
Ex Wales captain Gwyn Jones says WRU chairman David Pickering lost his job due to protest votes by member clubs
Wales and British Lions star Leigh Halfpenny and his grandfather Malcolm share tales of how Leigh got involved in the game of rugby.
Pro 12 Highlights: Cardiff Blues 12-33 Glasgow
Ospreys hang on to beat Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade in the first Welsh derby of the Pro12 season.
Champions Leinster ran in six tries as they outclassed the Scarlets to secure their first win of the Pro12 season.
Ex-Wales and British Lions flanker Richard Webster says completing the Welsh Ironman course is his biggest achievement.
He has encountered his fair share of controversy, but Newport Gwent Dragons' Andy Powell insists there is more to him than the tabloid headlines.
Ex-Wales captain Gareth Thomas was close to suicide after his wife left him following his decision to reveal he was gay.
World Cup winner Piri Weepu is preparing for his Premiership debut - just months after surgery to repair a hole in his heart.
From Slammin' Sam to the 2015 World Cup - England and Lions great Jeremy Guscott on the new rugby union season.
BBC Sport presents an extensive team-by-team guide for the 2014-15 Premiership campaign.
Scrum V's Ross Harries assesses fearsome front rows and canny operators in his guide to the Welsh regions' prospects for the new season.