Rugby Union news
Some of the latest Rugby Union news from different news agencies around the world on.
Director of rugby Gary Gold leaves Bath after a year and a half in charge of the Premiership club.
Second row Hayden Smith re-signs for Saracens after 18 months playing American football in the NFL with New York Jets.
Wales' player exodus could continue with 2013 Lions captain Sam Warburton keen to settle his future in the coming days.
Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter says his team are "very, very close" to making a breakthrough at Heineken Cup level.
Lee Dickson says Northampton Saints must draw on memories of beating Ulster in 2012 when they face Leinster in Dublin.
Bath's Richard Lane is praised for his hat-trick against Mogliano in the Amlin Challenge Cup after returning from injury.
Worcester boss Dean Ryan believes his side cannot start feeling sorry for themselves despite their dire run of results.
Connacht earn the most famous win in their history as they stun Toulouse in Sunday's Heineken Cup clash in France.
Cornish Pirates coach Ian Davies says his team showed great character to score two tries in injury-time to beat Jersey.
Leicester see off a spirited Montpellier side at Welford Road to secure a bonus-point victory in the Heineken Cup.
Munster move to the top of their Heineken Cup pool as they earn a bonus-point win over a lacklustre Perpignan side.
Connacht coach Pat Lam says his unfancied team went into Sunday's Heineken Cup game believing they could beat Toulouse.
Gloucester move second in Heineken Cup Pool 6 with a deserved 23-12 victory over a lethargic Edinburgh at Murrayfield.
Harlequins record their first Heineken Cup win of the season as they beat big-spending Racing Metro 32-8.
London Irish make it three victories from three pool games, beating Stade Francais 24-13 in the Challenge Cup.
Newcastle Falcons score five tries at Kingston Park as Italian club Calvisano are swept aside 37-15 in the Challenge Cup.
Northampton's hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup look slim after losing to Leinster.
Battling Scarlets are unable to prevent Clermont Auvergne recording a bonus-point Heineken Cup win in France.
Ulster score seven tries to secure a thumping bonus-point win over Treviso in Heineken Cup Pool 5 at Ravenhill.
Toulon overturn a half-time deficit to secure a 14-9 win over a brave Exeter side and move top of Heineken Cup Pool 5.
Chris Ashton scores two tries as Saracens beat Zebre 39-10 to secure a bonus-point Heineken Cup win in Pool 3.
Rugby star Leigh Halfpenny wins the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality 2013 award and relives the highlights that led to it.
BBC Sport takes a look at some of the best tries scored during the 2013 autumn internationals.
Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies speaks to BBC Gloucestershire after Sunday's 23-12 Heineken Cup win over Edinburgh.
Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill speaks to BBC Radio Leicester after Sunday's 41-32 win over Montpellier in the Heineken Cup.
Ulster players Johann Muller and Ruan Pienaar pay tribute to former South Africa leader Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95.
BBC Spotlight looks at a day in the life of a rugby union physio as they deal with players' aches and pains - and worse.
The shortlist of 10 contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is revealed on the One Show.
Coach Warren Gatland describes Wales' 26-30 defeat by Australia as "epic" and a "great game of rugby".
After a superb weekend of Heineken Cup action, including Leinster's stunning win at Northampton, do you have a question for Jeremy Guscott?
Another tight defeat by Australia leaves Wales and the other home nations playing catch-up, writes Bryn Palmer
Nelson Mandela saw sport as an instrument of unity and used it to help rebuild South Africa, writes BBC Sport's James Peacock
BBC rugby expert on Wales' ninth straight defeat against Australia, the stars of the autumn and Six Nations prospects
A new approach to dealing with concussed players has led some to accuse rugby union of risking a mental-health time bomb
For the coach of the sevens team, brotherhood could be the difference at Glasgow's Commonwealth Games
After more top-class rugby in both codes, BBC experts shine a light on the differences and similarities between the two games
Japan starts its plans for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, as its seeks to sell the sport to a baseball-mad country
Wales and Lions star Leigh Halfpenny wins the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality 2013 award after a public vote.
Former South Africa captain Francois Pienaar pays his tribute to his friend and inspiration, Nelson Mandela