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Stuart Hogg: Injured Glasgow Warriors full-back warned 'reputations go out the window'

Stuart Hogg is warned by new Glasgow Warriors boss Dave Rennie that "reputations go out the window" as the full-back battles for fitness.

Ireland survive major scare to beat Japan

Ireland mount a spirited second-half comeback to beat brave Japan 24-14 and keep their Women's World Cup semi-final hopes alive.

Southern Kings' Pro14 rebuild a 'huge' task

Deon Davids admits he faces a mammoth task to rebuild his Southern Kings squad with only three weeks to go before their first Pro14 match.

Tadgh Beirne: Scarlets offer Irish lock contract extension, says Wayne Pivac

Tadgh Beirne, Scarlets' Irish lock, has been offered a contract extension head coach Wayne Pivac reveals.

Cronin gets first senior Ireland start against Japan

Ireland manager Tom Tierney opts to rest some players for Sunday's second match at the Women's World Cup against Japan.

Scarratt captain as England make 10 changes for Italy game

Emily Scarratt starts at outside centre for England as the defending champions make 10 changes for Sunday's World Cup match with Italy.

Women's Rugby World Cup: Sian Moore starts as Wales scrum-half against Canada

Wales make two changes to their starting side for the Women's Rugby World Cup pool match against Canada on Sunday.

Women's Rugby World Cup: England to follow Lions example

Every player in England's squad will have a chance to prove themselves before the World Cup knock-out stages, says lead coach Scott Bemand.

Pro14: Ulster set to sign Australia fly-half Christian Lealiifano

Ulster are set to sign Australia fly-half Christian Lealiifano before the Pro14 season starts on 1 September.

Test your Women's Rugby World Cup knowledge

Do you know who is making their World Cup debuts? Which home nation failed to qualify? Check out our Rugby World Cup quiz.

Son of Ieuan Evans stars as Wales U18s beat SA

Cai, son of Wales wing legend Ieuan Evans, kicks 20 points as Wales Under-18s beat South Africa Schools 30-28 in Stellenbosch.

Western Force to be cut from Super Rugby competition from 2018

The Australian Rugby Union is to drop Western Force from Super Rugby but a legal challenge to the decision is being considered.

Get Inspired: 'Rugby is brilliant - my only regret is not starting sooner'

With the Women's Rugby World Cup under way in Ireland, Southport Ladies hit the beach and urge women of all shapes and sizes to give rugby a try.

Gavin Henson: Wales back to make Dragons debut at 10 against Montpellier

Gavin Henson will make his Dragons debut in the opening pre-season friendly in Montpellier at outside-half as Wales wing Hallam Amos returns from injury.

Charles Piutau: Bristol to sign Ulster and New Zealand utility back

New Zealand international back Charles Piutau signs for Bristol from Ulster on a two-year contract, starting in 2018.

Chris Robshaw: Former England captain signs new three-year deal with Harlequins

Former England captain Chris Robshaw signs a new three-year contract with Premiership side Harlequins.

Premiership clubs close contract loophole after May move

English Premiership clubs close a contract loophole - sparked by Jonny May's move to Leicester - which threatened transfer chaos in rugby union.

Ireland coach Tom Tierney relieved as his side earn 'ugly win' in World Cup opener

Ireland coach Tom Tierney admits his team had to battle to earn an "ugly" opening 19-17 Women's World Cup win over Australia in Dublin.

Ireland beat Australia in epic World Cup bow in Dublin

Hosts Ireland win a pulsating Women's World Cup opener against a brave Australia side after a titanic Pool C struggle in Dublin.

Women's World Cup 2017: England got the job done - captain Sarah Hunter

England captain Sarah Hunter says it was great to "get the job done" following the defending champions' 56-5 win over Spain in the Women's World Cup opener.

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