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Toby Flood: Newcastle fly-half grateful for Leicester Tigers stint

Newcastle Falcons fly-half Toby Flood says spells at Leicester Tigers and Toulouse developed him as a player.

Leicester Tigers players make a splash at AquaPark Rutland

Rucking and mauling take a backseat as the big cats of Leicester Tigers mix up pre-season training with some less-than-impressive diving and splashing at AquaPark Rutland.

Gavin Henson: Mike Ruddock says new signing can be Dragons leader

Wales' 2005 Grand Slam-winning coach Mike Ruddock backs Gavin Henson to be a success after joining Newport Gwent Dragons.

Concussion in sport: Five sports gather to discuss head-injury prevention

Representatives from five sports meet to discuss a "unified approach" to the prevention and management of head injuries.

Peter Stringer: Worcester Warriors sign veteran scrum-half on six-month contract

Worcester Warriors sign veteran scrum-half Peter Stringer on six-month contract ahead of the 2017-18 season.

Tim Streather: Ex-Saracens centre forced to retire by knee injury

Former Saracens centre Tim Streather retires from rugby union on medical advice with a persistent knee injury.

Ex-Dragons player Jackson walks for first time since breaking neck

Footage shows former Dragons back-rower Ed Jackson walking for the first time since breaking his neck.

Pro12 expansion: Fixture list would protect derby matches

Pro12 derbies would be protected if the league splits into two conferences after the arrival of Cheetahs and Southern Kings.

England captain Hartley signs new Northampton deal

England captain Dylan Hartley signs a new Northampton Saints deal and is re-named as the Premiership club's skipper.

Pro12 agree deal to expand next season to include South African sides

The Pro12 has agreed a deal to expand next season to include South African sides Cheetahs and Southern Kings, BBC Scotland understands.

Southern Kings scrum-half Schroeder excited by Pro14 switch

Southern Kings scrum-half Ricky Schroeder is relishing the chance to play in the new Pro14 after a deal was agreed to add two South African sides to the league.

Meet the South African sides set to join Pro12

South African sides Southern Kings and Cheetahs are expected to join the Pro12 for next season.

Pro12 to confirm entry of South African teams next week

South African teams Southern Kings and Cheetahs are likely to be confirmed as entrants to the Pro12 after a meeting in Dublin next week.

Pro12: South African teams would be 'a positive' - Zane Kirchner

New Dragons back Zane Kirchner says Southern Kings and Cheetahs joining the Pro12 would be "a positive move".

'Wales players will take confidence from Lions draw'

Ken Owens believes the Lions' drawn series in New Zealand could help Wales claim a first win against the All Blacks since 1953.

Rob Baxter & Exeter Chiefs coaching staff sign three-year contracts

Rob Baxter signs a new three-year deal with Premiership champions Exeter and will assume the title of director of rugby.

Sam Warburton: New Zealand still best team in world - British & Irish Lions captain

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton says the All Blacks remain "the best team in the world" after returning home from New Zealand following their drawn series.

Edinburgh to play most of their games at Myreside

Edinburgh will play their home games at Myreside for the next three seasons, with selected matches at the national stadium at Murrayfield.

Pro12: Kings player Rudi van Rooyen says South Africans savour chance to join Pro12

South African scrum-half Rudi van Rooyen says he and his Kings team-mates are excited by a possible move to the Pro12.

British and Irish Lions: Kyle Sinckler arrested on night out in Auckland

British and Irish Lion Kyle Sinckler has apologised for "any inconvenience caused" after he was arrested on a night out in Auckland.

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