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Hamilton ends international career

Scotland lock Jim Hamilton retires from international rugby after he is left out of Vern Cotter's World Cup squad.

Bristol 'sick' of Championship rugby

Bristol winger Tom Varndell says the Championship club are determined to finally achieve promotion this season.

VIDEO: Varndell wants Premiership try record

Bristol winger Tom Varndell tells BBC Points West he has not given up on surpassing Mark Cueto's Premiership try record, despite the fact that he is now playing in the Championship.

Cuthbert form will return - Gatland

Wales head coach Warren Gatland says out-of-form wing Alex Cuthbert can return to form in time for the World Cup.

VIDEO: Cave relief after World Cup inclusion

Darren Cave says the prospect of being involved in Ireland's World Cup campaign has consumed him in recent months as he speaks of his delight at being included in Joe Schmidt's 31-man squad.

Barritt and Parling in for England

Brad Barritt will return from injury and Geoff Parling will feature in the second row as England host Ireland on Saturday.

VIDEO: Time ran out for Trimble says Schmidt

Joe Schmidt says Andrew Trimble's lack of recent game time led to him taking the "very, very difficult decision" to leave the Ulster wing out of Ireland's World Cup squad.

Evans stays in Wales camp

Scarlets prop Rob Evans has stayed in the Wales training camp in spite of being dropped from the 31-man squad for the World Cup.

Scotland select Strauss & omit Cowan

Josh Strauss and John Hardie are named in Scotland's World Cup squad but Blair Cowan and John Barclay miss out.

Leicester miss out on De Villiers

Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill confirms the club tried to sign South Africa captain Jean de Villiers.

Welsh rugby to trial six-point try

A new scoring system will be used in the Welsh Premiership this season that awards six points for a try.

Schmidt agonised over Trimble call

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says leaving Andrew Trimble out of his World Cup squad was "a very difficult decision".

Gatland questions England's approach

Warren Gatland says Wales are "more settled" than World Cup rivals England, saying they "are not 100% sure of where they are going".

Trimble left out of Ireland squad

Ireland's 2014 player of the year Andrew Trimble is believed to have missed out on selection for the World Cup.

Wary Cotter weighs up Scots' options

Tom English considers the hard choices facing Vern Cotter as he picks Scotland's Rugby World Cup squad.

Lock Jones could miss Uruguay game

Second row Alun Wyn Jones could miss Wales' World Cup opener against Uruguay due to a knee injury.

World Cup fitness boost for Botha

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter hopes Chrysander Botha can use the World Cup as a chance to return to full fitness.

'Samson making brilliant progress'

Wales coach Warren Gatland hints that prop Samson Lee is fit enough to be in the World Cup squad which is named on Monday.

Schmidt faces tight Ireland calls

Joe Schmidt says picking his Ireland World Cup squad will involve the "most difficult" decisions of his coaching career.

Wales cap 'dream come true' - Francis

Wales prop Tomas Francis admits his rapid rise to international rugby is like "a dream" after winning first cap in Ireland.

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