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Championship play-offs: Doncaster Knights and Ealing Trailfinders do not want promotion

Doncaster Knights and Ealing Trailfinders opt not to go up to the Premiership, if they win the Championship play-offs.

London Irish: Nick Kennedy excited at start of Championship play-offs

London Irish director of rugby Nick Kennedy is excited to reach the "business end" of the Championship.

Premiership: Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors

Team news as Newcastle host Worcester in Friday's Premiership fixture at Kingston Park (20:00 BST).

Ian Evans: Bristol and Wales lock to retire on medical advice

A knee injury forces Bristol's Wales lock Ian Evans to retire, while forward Jon Fisher is to take time out from rugby.

All Blacks' Kaino expected to be fit for Lions tour, despite knee injury

New Zealand flanker Jerome Kaino is likely to be fit for the British and Irish Lions series in June despite needing an operation on a knee injury.

Harlequins: Ross Chisholm and Charlie Mulchrone agree new deals at The Stoop

Full-back Ross Chisholm and scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone agree new deals with Premiership club Harlequins.

Dean Richards: Newcastle Falcons staying positive on European Champions Cup hopes

Newcastle Falcons maintain outside hopes of making the European Champions Cup, says director of rugby Dean Richards.

Amateur rugby player died after suffering head injury on pitch

Lily Partridge died from an "acute bleed" after the trauma and also a cardiac arrest, the inquest heard.

Omar Mouneimne: Former Edinburgh and Italy coach joins Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors add former mixed martial arts fighter and ex-Edinburgh coach Omar Mouneimne to their backroom staff.

Mike Ross: Ireland and Leinster prop to retire at the end of this season

Ireland and Leinster prop Mike Ross will retire from rugby at the end of this season after winning 61 international caps.

Dragons coach Jones worries for Hewitt's future

Wing Ashton Hewitt's continued absence because of concussion is a concern for Newport Gwent Dragons boss Kingsley Jones.

South African teams could join Anglo-Welsh Cup

Premiership Rugby is investigating the possibility of introducing South African teams into the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Dragons takeover vote 'cannot be predicted'

Dragons chief executive Stuart Davies is not sure how a vote on the proposed takeover of Rodney Parade by the WRU will play out.

We must take chances to beat New Zealand - Lions hooker Owens

Ken Owens says the 2017 Lions can beat New Zealand if they avoid the pitfalls Wales succumbed to on tour in 2016.

Denny Solomona: Sale winger wants to learn from England's players in Argentina

Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona hopes to tap into the knowledge of England's senior players after his first call-up.

Denny Solomona: I found out about England call-up from my mum

Sale Sharks winger says how the first time he knew about his call-up to the England squad was in a text from his mum.

Worcester Warriors: Gary Gold to remain as Premiership club's director of rugby

Gary Gold is to remain as Premiership club Worcester Warriors's director of rugby after saving them from relegation.

Mohed Altrad: Greig Laidlaw 'disappointed' Premiership blocked Gloucester investment

Club captain Greig Laidlaw is "really disappointed" by the decision to block Mohed Altrad's investment in Gloucester.

Ellis Genge: Leicester Tigers and England prop signs new contract

Leicester Tigers prop Ellis Genge, named in the England squad to tour Argentina, agrees a new contract.

Bradley Davies: Ospreys lock to miss Wales tour to be with expectant wife

Ospreys lock Bradley Davies will miss Wales' summer tour because his wife is due to give birth to their second child.

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