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Ruth O'Reilly bemused by move to make Ireland women's coach part-time role

Ex-Ireland prop Ruth O'Reilly says the team's coach becoming a part-time role makes it "hard to see evidence the IRFU cares about women's rugby".

European Champions Cup: Glasgow Warriors v Leinster (Sat)

Full-back Stuart Hogg makes his first Glasgow appearance of the season and Johnny Sexton returns for Leinster in the Champions Cup.

European Challenge Cup: Stade Francais v London Irish

Team news as Stade Francais host London Irish in Saturday's Challenge Cup Pool four fixture at Stade Jean-Bouin (19:45 BST).

'Heartbroken' Webb will not renege on Toulon move

Rhys Webb says he will not change his decision to join Toulon in 2018 - even though it means he will not be eligible to play for Wales.

England's Lozowski extends Saracens deal until 2020

England back Alex Lozowski signs a new contract with Saracens, and will remain at the club until the summer of 2020.

Williams worried by Webb's potential 2019 World Cup absence

Wales' new selection policy could hamper their 2019 World Cup chances, says record try-scorer Shane Williams.

Priestland back for Bath to face former side Scarlets

Ken Owens returns to captain Scarlets who will be up against several Wales internationals named in the Bath side, including Rhys Priestland.

Luke Charteris: New Wales eligibility rules will give players a 'tough' choice

Bath and Wales' Luke Charteris says new rules on eligibility for Wales selection will put players in a "tough position".

European Challenge Cup: Lyon v Sale Sharks

Team news as Lyon host Sale Sharks in Friday's Challenge Cup Pool Two fixture at Stade de Gerland (18:30 BST).

European Challenge Cup: Toulouse v Cardiff Blues (Fri)

Team news and match preview as Cardiff Blues go to Toulouse on Friday in Europe's second-tier Challenge Cup.

Schalk Van der Merwe: South African set to make Ulster debut but Payne remains out

Schalk van der Merwe is set to make his Ulster debut in the Champions Cup game against La Rochelle but Jared Payne will again be absent.

Three new members join chairman David Buttress on Dragons board

Three new directors have joined Dragons chairman David Buttress on their board, including two senior WRU personnel.

Teimana Harrison: Northampton Saints forward aims to restore pride against Clermont

Northampton forward Teimana Harrison says the team's "pride is on the line" in their European Champions Cup game at Clermont.

Scotland: Greig Laidlaw to miss autumn Tests after ankle fracture

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the autumn Tests because of a fractured ankle, his club side Clermont Auvergne confirm.

No-one is cemented in England squad - Solomona

Sale winger Denny Solomona believes another England chance will come if he continues to deliver for his club.

Francois Louw: Bath Rugby flanker given three-week ban

Bath flanker Francois Louw is suspended for three weeks after pleading guilty to making contact with the eye area.

European Challenge Cup: Gloucester v SU Agen Lot-et-Garonee

Team news as Gloucester host SU Agen Lot-et-Garonee in Thursday's Challenge Cup Pool 3 fixture at Kingsholm Stadium (19:45 BST).

Rob Evans: Scarlets boss Pivac fears for Wales prop's head injury

Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac fears prop Rob Evans could be out for a period that would include Wales' 2017 autumn Tests.

Part-time coach a 'kick in the teeth' - Ireland's Murphy

Ireland centre Jenny Murphy says making the role of the next women's coach part-time is a 'kick in the teeth' for players.

Ireland to meet Australia in three-Test series in 2018

Ireland will tour Australia next year in the first ever three-Test series between the teams.

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